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App description: You are in command of a Type VII U-Boat hunting convoys at night during WWII. In this retro submarine arcade game, your mission is to sink as many ships as possible within a given time duration.

Night Raider HD contains 8 different types of ship targets. These include a submerging Submarine, Cargo, Tanker, Carrier, Destroyer, Cruiser, Battleship and PT Boat. All warship targets are modeled after real WWII British warships, including the famed "Vosper" PT Boat. Each ship type moves at a different speed and is worth a different point value. Some ships require multiple hits to sink them. Avoid hitting floating mines, while aiming your torpedoes at the ships.

Hit the periodically appearing "Night Ghost" for a mystery score that varies with each successful hit.

Touch screen control of torpedo launches. A single touch on the screen, both aims and launches a torpedo simultaneously. Your U-Boat has 4 torpedo tubes. There is a short reload delay after every 4 shots.

Night Raider HD has a late 1970's feel blended with updated, more advanced graphics, stereo sound effects and music. Explosions resemble old electro-mechanical flashes on the screen. Stylized Orange-Yellow "Flame" color-cycling is seen when ships are hit indicating target is on fire. Ships actually sink and disappear under the surface of the ocean in a semi-realistic manner. View through periscope shows a semi-realistic, vertical movement of the ocean and sky backdrop artwork.

Lightning flashes and thunder cracks are both seen and heard during game play. Twinkling stars in the night sky and animated "ocean wave" water lines add to the visual look of this 70's inspired arcade game.

Night Raider HD is all about that classic 70's feel, with historically accurate ship profiles and a cool night attack environment.

Features:

- 8 different types of ship targets; Cargo, Tanker, Carrier, Submarine, Destroyer, Cruiser, Battleship and PT Boat.

- A 9th target, the "Night Ghost", intermittently appears with a variable mystery point value.

- Each ship target has a unique speed and point value, with some requiring multiple hits.

- Touch screen control of torpedo launches.

- Electro-mechanical style explosion flashes.

- Stylized "Flame" color-cycling of ships indicates target is on fire.

- Floating mines which can block your shots.

- Ships sink and disappear under the surface of the ocean in a semi-realistic manner.

- Ocean and "Wolf" sky backdrop artwork.

- Lightning flashes and thunder cracks are both seen and heard during game play.

- High Score and option settings saved locally on user's iPad.

- Options menu including 4 different extended game time score settings.

- High Quality Stereo Sound Effects and Music.

- HD Graphics.

It is recommended to use a good set of headphones, to get the best audio experience out of the stereo sound effects and music.

Celtronic Labs's comments:


Night Raider HD is an iPad Submarine Themed Arcade Game. The original release never had a thread posted for it on here.

A new Updated version of the game has just been released on App Stores today!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/night-raider-hd/id430964052?mt=8

http://www.celtroniclabs.com/NRGame.html

A video of game play will be coming in the near future, along with a new iPhone version.

Description

You are in command of a Type VII U-Boat hunting convoys at night during WWII. In this retro submarine arcade game, your mission is to sink as many ships as possible within a given time duration.

Night Raider HD contains 8 different types of ship targets. These include a submerging Submarine, Cargo, Tanker, Carrier, Destroyer, Cruiser, Battleship and PT Boat. All warship targets are modeled after real WWII British warships, including the famed "Vosper" PT Boat. Each ship type moves at a different speed and is worth a different point value. Some ships require multiple hits to sink them. Avoid hitting floating mines, while aiming your torpedoes at the ships.

Hit the periodically appearing "Night Ghost" for a mystery score that varies with each successful hit.

Touch screen control of torpedo launches. A single touch on the screen, both aims and launches a torpedo simultaneously. Your U-Boat has 4 torpedo tubes. There is a short reload delay after every 4 shots.

Night Raider HD has a late 1970's feel blended with updated, more advanced graphics, stereo sound effects and music. Explosions resemble old electro-mechanical flashes on the screen. Stylized Orange-Yellow "Flame" color-cycling is seen when ships are hit indicating target is on fire. Ships actually sink and disappear under the surface of the ocean in a semi-realistic manner. View through periscope shows a semi-realistic, vertical movement of the ocean and sky backdrop artwork.

Lightning flashes and thunder cracks are both seen and heard during game play. Twinkling stars in the night sky and animated "ocean wave" water lines add to the visual look of this 70's inspired arcade game.

Game music disable feature, in the Options Menu, allows you to listen to your own music with the iPod Player while you play the game.

Night Raider HD is all about that classic 70's feel, with historically accurate ship profiles and a cool night attack environment. All graphics are created specifically for the iPad, utilizing all of its 1024 x 768 resolution!
12-17-2011, 03:02 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 458
Any impressions? Looks pretty nice.
12-21-2011, 06:42 PM
#3
Night Raider HD version 1.1.1 has just been released on the App Stores today!

This latest release includes the following additions and changes:

- Progressive speed throttling added to game play. The speed of ships and torpedoes gradually increase as game time passes.

- New "Maniac Mode" game setting in Options Menu. The optional Maniac Mode speeds the game up to an insane pace! For those that thought the old game speed was a bit sluggish, try Maniac Mode! It will make your head spin!

- PT Boats only emit a single alarm sound when spawning instead of two. With the increased spawning of PT Boats, the dual alarm seemed to get kind of annoying.

- Corrected the misspelling of the word "torpedoes" (it was torpedos) in scope view and on instructions screen.
12-24-2011, 01:10 PM
#4
Here are a couple crudely shot videos using an iPhone camera to demonstrate game play. I've had more than a few people ask why I don't have a video of the game available. Not having a good dedicated video camera, or a newer Mac that is fast enough to capture video from the iPad Simulator, makes it difficult to get a good quality video. Therefore, I had held off making one for that reason.

The game, when viewed in person on your iPad, looks as good as it does on the flyer image posted at the beginning of this thread. Totally smooth 60fps movement too, unlike what you see in the video.

Night Raider HD - Normal Mode Game Play


Night Raider HD - Maniac Mode Game Play

Last edited by Red1; 12-27-2011 at 06:28 AM.
12-27-2011, 05:56 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 3
The price seems very weird $2.59

I thought maybe $0.99 or even $1.99
12-27-2011, 05:50 PM
#6
@Gameplayer - The price of the game is $1.99US Where are you getting $2.59 from?