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App description: Welcome to Katana Jack! The first game finger-painted on the iPad where you will see how the game's artwork was created.
"For fans of retro arcade games like Bomb Jack. Plenty of content, awesome graphics, great sound, it's hard to pass up!" - MobileTechReview
"Classic fun and extremely addictive gameplay that you just can't put down" - iPhoneGamerUk

Relive the adventures of Jack going through the most beautiful sceneries in Japan in this classic platform adventure.

You must destroy all the lanterns that don't allow Jack to sleep. If you break the lighted lanterns following the established order you will be rewarded with more stars. And each new stage of the game requires a minimum number of stars to enter.

The game's artwork was made by finger-painting with "Brushes for iPad"by the artist Xoan Baltar and the game shows how it was created with 28 included videos.The 4 original game songs were composed with GarageBand for iPad.Also the Jack's voice are made using "Voices 2" on the iPad.

Use iCloud to seamlessly switch between the iPad, iPhone and iPot Touch without ever having to restart your game

Each stage presents one new enemy and you must study the best strategy to beat them.

Tons of levels & 15 finger-painted stages.
Game center with 30 achievements & 17 leaderboards.
HD graphics optimized for iPad & Retina graphics.
4 original songs composed with GarageBand for iPad.
Choose your favorite control: Jetpack or Classic.
2 different game modes: History and Arcade.
iCloud integration: Play on your iPad and continue playing on your iPhone with exactly the same scores and unlocked levels.
Twitter integration using the new iOS5 feature.
Perfect and easy controls with 3 simple virtual buttons.
Universal App.
iCade support.

More information: www.katanajack.com

Echoseven's comments:

11-16-2011, 06:33 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,298
Ahhh this is the game i want ! Bomb Jack and iCade compatible, a dream !!

After Operation WOW and now this, please please do more classic arcade clones !

11-16-2011, 06:37 AM
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I'm actually quite surprised they got away with showing the iCade in the screenshots...

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11-16-2011, 06:42 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,298
Yeah i've seen some app descriptions which mention the iCade as well and apparently youre not meant to do that

Ridiculous though, i do like Apple but their OTT policy like this (Eg you cant mention the iCade in the description due to Apple) is a joke. One reason i got my ipad was the icade, if anything the icade will help get a few more sales for Apple. Should embrace it.

Anyway roll on midnight as i cant wait to try this one
11-16-2011, 07:10 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 1,030
I'll be getting this at midnight.

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11-16-2011, 07:34 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,249
Another possible pick up tonight! Want impressions!
11-16-2011, 08:24 AM
somebody tell Bomb Jack in my iPad? Instant buy!!
11-16-2011, 08:39 AM
This looks like awesome! i love the classic Bomb Jack!
11-16-2011, 09:02 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,916
how much hours with Bomb Jack! I will buy this one of course

I love this world!
11-16-2011, 09:13 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Ballarat, Vic, Australia
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What app did they use to do all the GFX?
Very impressive.