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iPhone: Buka gets a lite version, deserves some lovin'

06-18-2009, 03:09 PM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 358
Buka gets a lite version, deserves some lovin'

Hey guys, just came across Buka lite that was just released, had a good time with it:



Buka, released at the end of last month, had completely flown under my radar. Among the seemingly incalculable amount of games that are released on a weekly basis it had somehow slipped through the cracks. In fact, up until yesterday I was unaware of it entirely. Hexage, Buka's creators, decided to release a lite version of the game and if it weren't for that I may have never come across it. Buka was the definition of a pleasant surprise. It's charming, looks great and, most importantly, is a delight to play.

In Buka you control a lovable blue ball who is trying to reach 'The Happy Place'. Along the way you encounter a number of foes that are trying to keep you from getting to your destination. You're able to control your character by dragging it across the screen, albeit very slowly and with some float behind it. Not only can you dodge foes by dragging yourself to safe areas you can also tap the screen, charge a "pulse" and send it flying into the enemies direction. Depending on the enemy they will either disintegrate or break into a few different (harmful) pieces. Among the harmful pieces, however, you'll come across green bits of health which will come in handy should you rub up against a baddy.



I found the lite version of Buka to be a nice little treat I previously knew nothing about. If you've got a spare minute be sure and give it a shot. And if you've found yourself wanting more you can pick up the full version for only a buck .

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Last edited by astrosaurus; 06-18-2009 at 06:29 PM. Reason: Changed link
06-18-2009, 03:15 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,509
I'll check it out and see if it deserves one of my "hunk a hunks of burnin' love"

06-18-2009, 03:24 PM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Location: 加拿大
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Buka is indeed a fun game. I would recommend it.

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06-18-2009, 03:27 PM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 582
When I get home ill try it out
06-18-2009, 03:37 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 627
i'll try the lite version for now but it looks pretty promising
06-18-2009, 04:09 PM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 19
Great unique game. Pretty challenging too.
06-18-2009, 04:13 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,215
were the other three threads not good enough?
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=14430
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=15530
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=14618

search instead of making new threads about the same games, especially when there are already multiple threads of the same.

and guess what, there is no self promotion to your site allowed on the forums, congrats on breaking the rules.

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06-18-2009, 05:57 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by jchampl View Post
were the other three threads not good enough?
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=14430
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=15530
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=14618

search instead of making new threads about the same games, especially when there are already multiple threads of the same.

and guess what, there is no self promotion to your site allowed on the forums, congrats on breaking the rules.
Sorry about that - Lesson learned.

None of the other posts had explicitly said that the lite version was officially out (just that it was submitted). Also, changed the post and took out the links.

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06-18-2009, 06:24 PM
#9
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 8
ummm... the "lite version" link goes to the full version page
06-18-2009, 06:24 PM
#10
i dont feel like trying out the lite version. what do you do in this handy game?XD