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  • Publisher: Slitherine
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 288.3 MB
  • Version: 1.3
  • Price: $9.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (3)
App description: Welcome to the Roman circus!

Its a game that deserves to be a success
Im a little bit in love with Qvadriga
The interface is a miniature masterpiece
Rock Paper Shotgun

If you have come here it is because you wish to manage your own chariot racing team. Train your drivers and give them the finest equipment and horses. If you do this well, your chariots will provide you with both wealth and fame. but beware! Chariot races are dangerous. Accidents may occur and rival teams might try to harm your charioteers during the race. Make sure you do not grow too attached to your charioteers and always have a replacement available. Good luck!

Qvadriga is a tactical game of chariot racing in ancient Roman circuses, where you take control of a four horse chariot team. Choose your preferred upgrade combinations and prove your skills at the arena. Select the most cunning actions which your team could perform against the best drivers of the old world: shake reins, whip horses, choose lanes, hold tight while negotiating curves, avoid incoming attacks, block enemies path, lacerate and whip them until achieving victory.

Start an epic campaign from the most modest tracks of the empire corners, assemble a mighty team and build your fame through the provinces until reaching enough wealth to finally open the gates of Rome's greatest competition at the Circus Maximus, where you will be able to enter history and reach favour of gods.

Features
* Historically modeled circuses with all their styles and particularities. Variable sizes, lengths and shapes, from the classic Greek oval hippodrome to the standard Roman circus.
* Variable number of rivals: Participate in tactical four-team races, dive into mayhem with sixteen opponents.
* Expert AI able to recognize their situation and maximize their strengths.
* Dual game system: paused turn-based gameplay (static) or continuous real time action (dynamic). Play which you like.
* One-click decision making interface triggers a sheer variety of engaging consequences.
* Upgradable team components: charioteers' skill and constitution can be improved, also chariots quality and size and horses' speed and endurance. * Any combination is useful, provided you take advantage of its strengths.
* Six historic factions to belong, which grants particular upgrades to your team.
* Huge campaign system with seven regions to travel, starting in any of them, from the exotic arenas of the far East to the Northern barbarian borders.
* 43 circuses to race, seven starting circus available from the beginning, unlock higher category circuses by building your fame.
* Unique bonus at every city that could affect all competition aspects.
* Race events enrich campaign altering race conditions. Your faction will try to help in the darkest hours, if you are successful your rivals will make things harder.
* Buy, sell, heal and repair teams. Find the best components by gaining access to higher category circuses, hire medic, craftsmen and veterinary services to increase performance and configure the most competitive team.
06-13-2014, 06:54 AM
#2
You can drop the [NZ], looks like it's out worldwide.

It's too late.

06-13-2014, 06:58 AM
#3
lets see where it stand amongst the other 9.99 price point. since from the graphics wise i prefer to spent my money on broken age instead. well perhaps ill change my mind...later.

Beta Testing : Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, Sky Force 2014
06-13-2014, 07:12 AM
#4
It does seem expensive vs the quality of some of the graphics (the pure black icons look out of place particularly), however this is Slitherine which pretty much guarantees the gameplay will be excellent... going to have to buy this based purely on that one fact alone...!
06-13-2014, 07:52 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2013
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redribbon View Post
lets see where it stand amongst the other 9.99 price point. since from the graphics wise i prefer to spent my money on broken age instead. well perhaps ill change my mind...later.
Oh no you didn't? You just dropped the price comparison bomb. You better brace for the fallout.
06-13-2014, 08:18 AM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by klink View Post
Oh no you didn't? You just dropped the price comparison bomb. You better brace for the fallout.
lol, i didnt see it as a problem since i think some people here surely know that ill get the game eventually. just need to hear more impression from the dev or maybe some fellow TA member.


ps. i agree with badmanj, its slitherine we're talking anyway.

Beta Testing : Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, Sky Force 2014

Last edited by redribbon; 06-13-2014 at 08:22 AM.
06-13-2014, 09:34 AM
#7
Thanks for the vote of confidence guys. It really is an awesome game. Graphically its not the best looking game but gameplay wise it really gets its hooks in to you! Here is what Rock paper Shotgun said:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014...g-game-review/

The iOS and Android versions are exactly the same - nothing cut out.

Check out the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvoR...lLzi6fSRfXodyQ
06-13-2014, 09:56 AM
#8
Just reading through the instructions currently - really wish there was no background texture behind them; it's quite uncomfortable to read... some of the icons on it are pretty much impossible to make out. A few typos also. All of this is easily fixed though...

Oh and some of the buttons are ridiculously small - like they've been designed for an iPhone but implemented in an iPad-only game. Please scale these up a bit; I shouldn't have to struggle to hit a button ;-)

Finally, 'In Game', I could really do with a popup 'Legend' explaining what each of the orders mean and what they accomplish; it seems I have to somehow commit it all to memory at the moment? And they're a bit 'tricky'; the game was awaiting orders as I was zoomed out, so I zoomed in and inadvertently touched the 'Orders' bar so the turn commenced. There should be a 'Confirmation' or 'Go' button after each set of orders in static mode...

At the end of the race, the results are shown in an almost microscopic list on the bottom left of the screen, each 'team' with a 'Roman' name, so I have no idea even who I was. I may have missed it; was there an opportunity to name my 'team' earlier on? And then pressing 'X' to exit the results screen crashed the app.

Having said all this, I'm enjoying the concept - very refreshing gameplay. I just think the UI needs a bit (alot) of love. Great idea, clever strategy game... but it really looks and feels like a pre-release right now.

Jamie

Last edited by badmanj; 06-13-2014 at 10:21 AM.
06-13-2014, 09:56 AM
#9
Trailer embedded:


Beta Testing : Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, Sky Force 2014
06-13-2014, 09:58 AM
#10
This game is excelent, pure strategy, sure its worth the price, is a exclusive game, not for all!
This game gives you endless hours of gameplay, a true gem of game for my ipad!

Last edited by PoloBaquerizoH; 06-13-2014 at 10:23 AM.