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App description: "This game will be bigger than Skyrim! - Bill Corbett, Rifftrax/MST3K

WARNING: This is REAL retro gaming! Be prepared for vast, unique levels with challenging boss battles!

MANOS is an homage to the great games you remember from your childhood! Remember how every film and cartoon had it's own platform game adaptation? When every man, woman, child, animal and inanimate object were out to get your character? When the streets were filled with bats, ghosts and Frankenstein monsters? MANOS will take you back to the fantastically absurd games of the past!

Lost on their vacation, Mike and his family have wandered the desert trying to find a place to stay, only to wind up in the haunted Valley Lodge. Maintained by Torgo, an unusual man/satyr who "takes care of the place while The Master is away", the hotel is swimming with paranormal activity which Mike has to brave through to find his now missing family. Who is The Master, and what does he want with Mike's family? Armed with his trusty revolver, Mike will have to wander the haunted halls, venture out into the desert, uncover a dark temple and battle the forces of darkness to find out!

- Huge levels with boss battles at the end of each!
- True classic gameplay!
- 100% authentic retro style!

killercow's comments:
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NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. Size of the app is 17 MB.

Price in NZ is 2.59


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Description

"This game will be bigger than Skyrim!” - Bill Corbett, Rifftrax/MST3K

WARNING: This is REAL retro gaming! Be prepared for vast, unique levels with challenging boss battles!

MANOS is an homage to the great games you remember from your childhood! Remember how every film and cartoon had it's own platform game adaptation? When every man, woman, child, animal and inanimate object were out to get your character? When the streets were filled with bats, ghosts and Frankenstein monsters? MANOS will take you back to the fantastically absurd games of the past!

Lost on their vacation, Mike and his family have wandered the desert trying to find a place to stay, only to wind up in the haunted Valley Lodge. Maintained by Torgo, an unusual man/satyr who "takes care of the place while The Master is away", the hotel is swimming with paranormal activity which Mike has to brave through to find his now missing family. Who is The Master, and what does he want with Mike's family? Armed with his trusty revolver, Mike will have to wander the haunted halls, venture out into the desert, uncover a dark temple and battle the forces of darkness to find out!

- Huge levels with boss battles at the end of each!
- True classic gameplay!
- 100% authentic retro style!

07-25-2012, 05:10 AM
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07-25-2012, 05:15 AM
#3
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Location: England
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Love the look of this ! True retro style NES graphics, looks to be a lot of great levels, huge thumbs up for this, roll on 12am !
07-25-2012, 05:21 AM
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This better have configurable buttons on the iPad.
07-25-2012, 05:23 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
This better have configurable buttons on the iPad.
4000th post next ! Make it a good un !
07-25-2012, 05:24 AM
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Location: DC
Posts: 129
Looks great! Reminds me a bit of Zelda 2 and Castlevania 2, especially w/ the reference in the video (if anyone caught that) Really looking forward to this one.
07-25-2012, 05:25 AM
#7


Any of the Beta Tester that could tell us more about it?

Last edited by Sanuku; 07-25-2012 at 02:17 PM.
07-25-2012, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
4000th post next ! Make it a good un !
Ok.

EDIT: Oops.
07-25-2012, 05:31 AM
#9
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Posts: 389
Wonderful!!!
07-25-2012, 05:50 AM
#10
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Posts: 406
Anything you guys wanna know?

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