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App description: Embark on a swashbucklin' puzzle adventure through the universe with the space pirate girl Annha. Strategically arrange planets to trigger chain-reactions and loot plenty of gold in this colourful, fast-paced puzzler set in a world of pirates and science-fiction!

"Planet Buster is a matching type of puzzle game that will have you pulling your hair out in frustration, and loving every minute of the colorful, fast-paced experience at the same time." -Game Industry News

"Its easily one of the most gorgeous matching games weve ever seen for iOS, and best of all, it can be darn hard at times. Theres a wealth of levels to pick through, and with a quirk thats spot-on, we cant recommend Planet Buster enough." -The iPhone App Review

"Overall, this universal match three game is a unique twist on the traditional genre. The colors are fantastic. The game is fun and interesting with plenty of added features. It is priced just right at $1.99. Pick it up in the App Store today." - AppAdvice.com

"What it ultimately comes down to is whether or not Planet Buster is worth buying with so many other similar games on the market, and the answer is 'YES!'"
- The Indie Game Magazine

"By and large, Planet Buster is incredibly well done. It looks and sounds great, the gameplay is addictive and fast-paced, and the general setting is charmingly ridiculous. Pick this up: You won't be sorry you did." -Gamezebo

· Swap any tiles you want to but keep an eye on your treasure chest as every move costs a (virtual) gold doubloon!

· Solve 18 carefully designed "challenge stages" to unlock 6 special weapons that you can use to rack up more loot or to temporarily freeze time!

· Travel around the fantastic locations of the game's universe on the treasure map, visit the alien vendor to replenish your arsenal and beat 48 different stages!

· Try Planet Buster Lite to play the first 4 levels for free!

· What is "Pirates of New Horizons"? It's a game series that stars the space pirate girl Annha who embarks on swashbucklin' adventures through the universe on her search for precious treasures. In "Planet Buster" Annha dreams of gold and the stars after a long night of stargazing through the telescope on her ship...Go to www.piratesofnewhorizons.com to find out more!

· If you have questions or comments we would love to hear them! Send us a mail to contact@exitstrategyentertainment.com

· Stay up-to-date by following us on Twittarrr! http://www.twitter.com/piratesonh

· And become our matey on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/piratesofnewhorizons

· Questions about the game? Our game guide might have the answers! Read it here:
http://www.exitstrategyentertainment.com/how_to_play_planetbuster.php

Thanks for playing!

- Exit Strategy Entertainment
www.exitstrategyentertainment.com

Friedrich's comments:


Hey everyone, I am part of Exit Strategy Entertainment - a young indie games start-up. We are working on a game series called "Pirates of New Horizons" starring a young space pirate girl named “Annha”. In Planet Buster Annha dreams of distant planets and the precious treasures that they contain, after a long day of stargazing on her ship.

It's a game in the match3 puzzle genre, but it does quite a few things differently to make it more challenging and engaging, so don't brush it off just yet!

Here are the features:

· Swap any tiles you want to but keep an eye on your treasure chest as every move costs a (virtual) gold doubloon! Contemplate before each move if it is really worth it!

· Travel around the fantastic locations of the Pirates of New Horizons universe on the game's map, visit the alien vendor to replenish your arsenal and beat 48 different stages!

· Solve 18 additional, carefully designed "challenge stages" to unlock 6 special weapons that you can use to rack up more loot or to temporarily freeze time!

· Enjoy beautiful artworks and effects powered by the Unity3D graphics engine!

· Support indie game development: every cent generated by Planet Buster goes straight into the development of our Pirates of New Horizons Action Adventure!

· Take this addictive puzzler with you on a long ride home for Christmas or gift the game to a friend through the App Store!

· Promo codes are available upon request (please send me a pm or a quick mail to friedrich@exitstrategyentertainment.com)!

The Price: 2.99 $ / 2.39 €


Enjoy!
12-16-2011, 01:01 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,775
Game Impressions

Good fun so far!

I like the concept of needing to make big combos in order to gain cash that is then used for both further turns and refilling used power-ups (no IAPs that I can see, the in-game currency is really just like energy used to power things in the game).

I do have an issue so far, however! Assuming this game tracks my best score and can actually end, I've noticed a really nasty loophole for an endless score!

The game's scripted challenges will allow endless reattempts (at least if you fail them) and don't count down on the timer. This is all well and good but the broken part to me is that, even if I fail the Challenge, the score made playing it is added onto my total score. So, if patient enough, just take any challenge and do the move that ALMOST completes it for some massive combo points and, once failed, simply try again until you get your desired score.

Please fix this ASAP.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews

12-16-2011, 01:12 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
I do have an issue so far, however! Assuming this game tracks my best score and can actually end, I've noticed a really nasty loophole for an endless score!

The game's scripted challenges will allow endless reattempts (at least if you fail them) and don't count down on the timer. This is all well and good but the broken part to me is that, even if I fail the Challenge, the score made playing it is added onto my total score. So, if patient enough, just take any challenge and do the move that ALMOST completes it for some massive combo points and, once failed, simply try again until you get your desired score.

Please fix this ASAP.
Sounds like something we've missed. Thanks for reporting this, we'll get right on it!
12-16-2011, 05:49 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 267
You guys did a nice job on the art.
12-17-2011, 05:36 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 10
Thank you! I hope you like the gameplay as well!
01-18-2012, 04:21 PM
#6
I figured we should post some of the cool reviews the game have received:
Quote:
What it ultimately comes down to is whether or not Planet Buster is worth buying with so many other similar games on the market, and the answer is “YES!”
http://www.indiegamemag.com/planet-b...net-at-a-time/

Quote:
Overall, this universal match three game is a unique twist on the traditional genre. The colors are fantastic. The game is fun and interesting with plenty of added features. It is priced just right at $1.99. Pick it up in the App Store today.
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/01/g...h-three-gaming

Hope you guys are enjoying it equally much!
01-18-2012, 04:50 PM
#7
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,454
Yay, a new match-3!
Will buy this, promised!!!