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Old 05-23-2013, 12:54 PM
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:59 PM
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Runner?

On it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:14 PM
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Not available in germany..
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:47 PM
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Or UK. I assume we'll get it later as the film doesn't release until 19/7 in the UK.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:50 PM
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Free, no IAP (cant find any), great controls, decent visuals, unique gameplay. Definitely movie tie-in done too damn right.

Controls. Swipe up to jump, swipe down to slide. It's unique on the side swipes. Swiping to the side makes you dodge to that side, then you move back to the middle, kinda like how jump and slide is. Then on the ride sequence, tap left or right to move the balance to that side. No tilt... Sweet and simple.

Nice video clips, low res, but still ok. Havent downloaded the HD assets it offered as it may only be for retina devices. If anyone with a non retina device tries downloading, please let us know the improvement.

Gameplay. Need to chase the piggy, so you swipe your way into getting close to the piggy. Once close enough, tap the piggy to piggyback ride him. Then you have to stay on his back using taps on left and right to keep the balance meter centered.

Each run is divided into stages. I've only done 2 stages so far. As you run, you gain xp. XP levels you up, and levelling up unlocks powerups, and i believe some level ups will improve the powerups. Stages can be rerun to gain xp, or simply to attempt higher scores.

Cant find any IAP so the upgrade system is definitely quite fresh for an iOS game.

I like it, but my worry is how the stages will vary as i go along. I hope there's new locations, new obstacles, and maybe new mechanics to keep things interesting.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:12 PM
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Is this not out on other areas yet?
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:14 PM
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Is this not out on other areas yet?
It's not out in europe just yet.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:15 PM
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It's not out in europe just yet.
Does EU get apps later than US? The link provided on the first thread is from US.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:21 PM
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Not usually. For a worldwide release, we typically get them a few hours earlier than the US, but publishers can set different release dates in different territories, or limit releases to certain territories.

In this case, I think we'll get it closer to the release date of the film, as it's out later in Europe than in the US.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:26 PM
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Additional imps/info:

Downloaded the HD assets and it didnt do anything to my ipad mini. Seems the HD assets are the retina ones (i think).

Played a bit more, and the locations (different school grounds) vary a bit, and i like all the camera shifting that's happening, makes it look like a real innovative runner.

It's still a simple gameplay though, so some might find it redundant, but what runner isnt?

Only thing that's on it are ads to other Disney titles, and to the upcoming Monsters U movie. The ads arent in the game during play, so all's good to me when they are promoting their own stuff.
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