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Lifeboat by Fuel games

06-12-2009, 08:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,841
Lifeboat by Fuel games

From Slide to Play

After a strong start with Vans SK8, Fuel Games is clearly no sinking ship, despite Lifeboat's setting--a foundering ferry called the S.S. Anchor that's completely dead in the water.

It's every man for himself as you try to herd the passengers into lifeboats before the whole shebang goes under. This is accomplished by tilting the phone, causing the tiny victims to tumble downhill into the lifeboats.

That's just the tip of the iceberg, if you'll forgive the pun. The lifeboats don't stick around forever--they're timed, and they'll depart without anyone on them if you wait too long. Meanwhile, passengers can get stuck in smokestacks or spill into the drink, requiring a quick touch and drag to get back on track.

This kind of coordination, management and triage is not unlike what we experienced in Flight Control. But the game's main draw is its sense of humor. The flailing passengers crack wise as they abandon ship and spill into the water ("Does anybody have any soap?!"), and there are humorous cutscenes between levels, too.

Lifeboat should reach the App Store in 3-4 weeks, at a tentative price of $1.99 to $2.99.

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06-12-2009, 09:19 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,252
Hmm......could be interesting..........could get boring.......hmmm.....


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06-12-2009, 10:26 PM
Joined: May 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 884
This looks decent depending on how many voice jokes are thrown around (pun intended). If weather is added like rain, snow/ice, lightning, wind, waves, day/night play it could be worth $1.99 but $2.99 seems a bit high to me.

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06-30-2010, 01:42 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Finland
Posts: 1,722
looks great, old game tought already.
Worth to pick it?