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Old 09-25-2012, 04:59 AM
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Default BoxPop - A new original one button game!


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AppStore: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boxpop/id508682754?mt=8
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:52 AM
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:58 AM
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A bit more of information about the game:

Destroy boxes steampunk-style as you embark on a crazy adventure, challenging Le Sorcier and his henchmen in this original new epic pirate-steampunk game from Magic Beans Gaming! This one button physics game is easy to play but difficult to master!

You've ended up shipwrecked on a strange island as you chased after the notorious pirate Le Sorcier. Don't be fooled by anything though as it's probably a trap - this island has his evil signature written all over it!

Use your deck of cards to destroy boxes, completing various tasks and defeating your enemies by destroying more boxes than they do!

*** FEATURES ***
- One button physics game - swipe the cards to destroy the max number of matching boxes.
- Deck of weapon cards: 6 levels of weapons, improve your score to level up!
- Original cartoon steampunk graphics.
- 8 different enemies, fully animated and with its own AI.
- Two game modes:
* Campaign - find and beat Le Sorcier in a map of 8 stages including underwater levels!
* Arcade: Infinitum levels - fighting enemies and beating the clock to get the maximum score!
- Game Center integration coming soon!

WEAPON CARDS
- Use your weapon cards to throw exciting weapons that destroy boxes in unique ways.
- Getting combos will reward you with your weapon cards as well as occasional special weapon cards!
- Get more weapon cards by increasing your score!

ARCADE MODE
Test your skills and see how far you can get by completing a mixture of tasks such destroying specific boxes while racing against the clock or challenging enemies!

CAMPAIGN MODE
Finding the arcade mode too easy? Then try this mode where defeating your enemies will advance you to the next location on the map until you face Le Sorcier himself! At the end of each level you will face a skill-level where you have to beat the clock. Search for the hidden keys also so you can unlock more locations!

Le Sorcier must be stopped! Are you up for the challenge?

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyKSHDs3og4[/url]
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:43 PM
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I'm a bit intrigued but also confused...are boxes destroyed by matching like symbols or by firing weapons at them?
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:13 AM
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Hi,

Actually you do both. You match cards with boxes - both have symbols like coins, chests etc.. so you throw the card to the matching box destroying all the boxes of the same kind that are nearby. One you have thrown a card you'd get another.

The more boxes you destroy, the more combos you'd get and will be rewarded with a weapon card that you can throw to any box - no need to match there.

There are different weapons like bombs, pistols etc. which are stored on the weapon's cache. Just select the weapon card you'd like to throw tapping on them.

It's really a puzzle game mixed with arcade, so you really have to think which boxes you'd like to destroy to maximise the combos and beat the enemies or the time. If you throws cards like crazy you will be penalised and you will lose!
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:28 AM
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Hi,

Actually you do both. You match cards with boxes - both have symbols like coins, chests etc.. so you throw the card to the matching box destroying all the boxes of the same kind that are nearby. One you have thrown a card you'd get another.

The more boxes you destroy, the more combos you'd get and will be rewarded with a weapon card that you can throw to any box - no need to match there.

There are different weapons like bombs, pistols etc. which are stored on the weapon's cache. Just select the weapon card you'd like to throw tapping on them.

It's really a puzzle game mixed with arcade, so you really have to think which boxes you'd like to destroy to maximise the combos and beat the enemies or the time. If you throws cards like crazy you will be penalised and you will lose!
Cool.

I just gave it a try and it is pretty fun. While at first glance it would appear to be a horizontally oriented bubble popper (like Snood or Bust-A-Move), there is a bit more to it. Unlike the bubble games, there is nothing holding these initially neatly arranged crates together. You, via the swipe, control not only the angle of your toss but its speed as well. Also the concept of you an an opponent working on the same pile at the same time is pretty frantic and challenging.

My only whine at this point is that how to use the weapons isn't very clear. I mean it is very easy to select them but each of them have their own unique handling (the bomb drops down from the top of the screen whereas the hammer works much more like a typical puzzle piece from the side) and if you don't know how you have to uniquely target the specific weapon, its one use will be wasted.

I'll give it a 3/5 with a lot of potential to rate higher once it receives a bit more polish.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:02 AM
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Hey LordGek,

Thanks for the review! we are quite happy as the response to the game has been quite good so far!

We are getting ready a big update - version 1.1 where we will improve many aspects of the game, including a better tutorial, better info of the different events of the game - for instance the enemy sometimes throws a slug which slows the game intentionally, some people are just missing that, a catchy tune and more!
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:33 PM
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A gameplay video:


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Old 09-30-2012, 05:41 PM
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I really think you not only need to track the top scores of Arcade and Campaign separately but allow players to still play Arcade Mode while in the middle of the Campaign.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:37 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion LordGek we had that feature in mind!
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