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App description: BlitzKeep, where pinball meets an RPG! Or maybe where pachinko meets an RPG? Something like that!

BlitzKeep combines pinball with a dastardly RPG. - Pocket Gamer
The visuals in the game look gorgeous. - Its New
My favorite new game release this week. - App Advice
I love the freshness of the idea. - Modern Jamming
Game of the week. - Macgasm

Point your hero where you want him to attack, and he won't stop moving until he's reached a safe zone or has died! The latter happens far too often... Pick up gear to increase your power, and kill weak enemies first so that you can level up enough to kill the stronger ones. Eventually, you may even become strong enough to kill a massive boss! Don't be disheartened by frequent deaths - it takes only moments to try again!

***iPhone 5, iPad 3, or better recommended!***

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The Story
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You play as an intrepid hero who is descended from a long line of heroes, and has the blood of the heroes, and is very heroic. Your homeland was taken from you and your kin by the evil Blitz Mage, who used his villainous powers to curse the entire island! The curse says that whoever stands still while in darkness will turn into a monster themselves. Looks like you've got no choice but to keep running!

You will travel through 10 kingdoms on your way to the Blitz Keep, where the dastardly Blitz Mage resides. Each kingdom has a king that has been transformed into the most horrible of creatures a huge boss monster. Beat the boss to move on to the next land.

The first 5 kingdoms are:
Puddland - Home of the Crustacean Commander
Archeologia - Domain of the Granite Gurkhan
Spookane - Realm of the Ectoplasmic Emperor
Amphibia - Land of the Toadlike Tsar
Impopolis - Kingdom of the Malicious Maharaja

The other 5 kingdoms will be coming soon!

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After you've finally struggled through all the kingdoms, can you beat your high score? What about your friends' scores? Compare them on Game Center (more achievements coming with later updates)!

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Help
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The tutorial should get you started. However, there are a few tips from us to you:

The secret to winning is taking your time and killing absolutely every enemy you can.
You beat enemies by having a >= POW than them. Your POW is inside your sword in the HUD. If you have less, you die!
Enemies that are stronger than you will have a small skull above their heads.
You can increase your POW either by picking up items with a "+" (meaning they are better than what you've got), or by killing weaker enemies to level up. Each time your sword fills with blue you will level up, and as the Knight this will grant you 3 POW.
If you start to run out of time too often, go to the Shop and buy some time upgrades! The first few are very cheap.
When you collect gold, you keep it, even if you die or restart!
Your score for a level is: totalEXP + totalItemPower * 5 it's a direct measure of how strong you are, regardless of the class you selected!
Your progress in a level will be used for the next level only if you beat that level with a higher score than the last time you did it.
Tap as you hit a wall to boost. You'll be invincible, will plow through enemies, and will also get a speed bump. Use this to beat enemies that are stronger than you.
Swipe while you're moving to slightly change your direction. You can use this to get yourself out of infinite bounces, or to try to nudge yourself towards things.
01-28-2015, 06:15 PM
#2
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Location: Norwich, England
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I'm really not sure I can afford to spend even more tonight but this sounds fantastic...I may just have to give in. Pinball/RPG or even Pachinko/RPG sounds too good to pass!

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01-28-2015, 07:37 PM
#3
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How do I see my highscore for each Kingdom? I see a highscore at each castle I've completed but have no idea if that is my score or the top global player as they're never using my GC name.

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01-28-2015, 07:40 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 2,464
Man! This looks cool! I've been playing the hell outta that new pinball/RPG for the vita and ps4. It's gonna be an expensive week! I'm gonna be in trouble.
01-28-2015, 07:41 PM
#5
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Are there any actual pinball elements or is it just more of these pachinko RPGs. Are their actually any good pinball RPGs?
01-28-2015, 07:47 PM
#6
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Location: Norwich, England
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coolpepper43 View Post
Are their actually any good pinball RPGs?
It depends on how much RPG it needs to be a Pinball/RPG hybrid - Rollers of the Realm, Momonga Pinball, Metroid Prime Pinball, Pokemon Pinball, Odama, Pinball of the Dead, Mario Pinball, Kirby Pinball, Sonic Spinball all come to mind as good pinball games with a little more depth to them but there certainly aren't many and quite a few of those are debatable as RPGs. I definitely recommend Rollers of the Realm if you have a platform it's on, great game that would really suit iOS.

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01-28-2015, 07:51 PM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
It depends on how much RPG it needs to be a Pinball/RPG hybrid - Rollers of the Realm, Momonga Pinball, Metroid Prime Pinball, Pokemon Pinball, Odama, Pinball of the Dead, Mario Pinball, Kirby Pinball, Sonic Spinball all come to mind as good pinball games with a little more depth to them but there certainly aren't many and quite a few of those are debatable as RPGs. I definitely recommend Rollers of the Realm if you have a platform it's on, great game that would really suit iOS.
Are there any on ios? How about a pinball TD?
01-28-2015, 07:51 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Just Momonga Pinball really but it's a really nice game that I'd happily recommend. If the Epic Quest table is available for the iOS version of Pinball FX2 then that would count as well.

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01-28-2015, 08:09 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coolpepper43 View Post
Are there any actual pinball elements or is it just more of these pachinko RPGs. Are their actually any good pinball RPGs?
Highly recommend Rollers of the Realm for the vita or PS4.
01-28-2015, 08:15 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
How do I see my highscore for each Kingdom? I see a highscore at each castle I've completed but have no idea if that is my score or the top global player as they're never using my GC name.
Anybody figured out how the scoring works and if that is your score shown on each keep after completing a level?

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Last edited by LordGek; 01-28-2015 at 11:26 PM.