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Old 01-17-2013, 03:57 PM
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Wow what a disappointing steaming pile this is...

Not Universal
Not iPhone 5 optimised (borders)
Gameplay area small
No auto-rotate
No retina

Feel the Devs are just cashing in on the title rather than bringing a well designed port to IOS.

Well they have my money so I've kissed that goodbye but until they put some effort into updating this, save yours.
Thanks. And the biggest thing for me is, this looks way worse than I remember. Well, onto the next game, nothing seems to be really attracting me this week.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:09 PM
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1) crap controls
2) not retina optimized
3) non iPhone5 optimized
4) no iPad version
5) no auto rotation

WTF?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:28 PM
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Not Universal
Not iPhone 5 optimised (borders)
Gameplay area small
No auto-rotate
No retina
No Game Center or iCade support either and as long as I'm nitpicking, the app icon is nothing to write home about. The game is as bare bones as they come and I can't help but wonder if it was rushed to market because the version for Windows Phone has been available for a while now. Perhaps they share a code-base (seems a safe assumption) and Tozai will add some iOS-specific goodies in a future update? I hope so but I'm not holding my breath.

My biggest gripe is about the controls. There are three options: D-pad, Touch and Accelerometer and since I'm not a fan of accelerometer-based controls, I didn't bother with them. I tried the touch controls and just couldn't get the hang of them. That leaves the the virtual D-pad and while they work well, they come at the cost of a reduced size play field. In Tozai's defence, I'm not sure how else they could have handled this issue because if they laid the virtual D-pad over the play field there would be times when game play was obscured. It's a catch-22.

Oh well. I've loved (and played) Lode Runner for 30 years now so while I'm a wee bit disappointed with this version, I'm still glad to have it. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone though else unless they too are a hardcore Lode Runner fan.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:52 PM
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Great game ruined by a shoddy port.

Every single bootleg knockoff on the App Store is better than this. Did they even test the touch controls?
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:08 PM
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1) crap controls
2) not retina optimized
3) non iPhone5 optimized
4) no iPad version
5) no auto rotation

WTF?
I don't think any of that really applies to me on an iPhone 4S. The only negative is a lack of GC achievements or something but not a deal breaker. For those on larger screens I can see those being big deals.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:25 PM
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The most fun in a LR game was Tower Runner. Unfortunately it is not on the App store any longer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VsWLxs2hb8

Rixx
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:23 AM
Capronissimo71 Capronissimo71 is offline
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Only thing that could "save" the controls problems is the iCade compatibility, without it there's no chance to fully appreciate this iconic title.
C'mon devs, put that option on, we know you can do it! And possibly add iPhone 5 screen.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:00 AM
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Any news about some update, like iPhone 5 support and better controls (hope in iCade compatibility)?
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