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Funky Smugglers (by 11 bit studios) -> Free

06-22-2013, 01:37 PM
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Funky Smugglers (by 11 bit studios) -> Free

06-22-2013, 05:58 PM
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06-22-2013, 06:43 PM
Thanks - never got around to checking this one out.
06-22-2013, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Red1 View Post
Thanks - never got around to checking this one out.
Same here. Looks interesting.
06-22-2013, 06:57 PM
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This game is a lot of fun, greatly aided by the humorous theme and the catchy music. Worth the original dollar and an especially good download for free.

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06-22-2013, 07:20 PM
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If you've got an iPad - this is a great game... on the phone/ipod, the screens a bit too small to get too far into it. =o/

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06-22-2013, 07:22 PM
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Thanks Royce for the mention!
06-23-2013, 02:27 AM
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Never seen a game where the discussion about IAPs is that contradictory. tA editor Nissa Campbell says the IAPs in this game are bad. Then read the main thread… (With some good hints here.) Nobody voted for the game at the Game of the Week competition (other than the dev erroneously). On the other side there are rather good ratings in the U.S. App Store: 4.50 (77).

Statement about IAPs by dev:

Guys, the game is balanced so you don't to buy coins.
I think - and that's our fault without any doubt - that the game does not tell you clearly, that you earn a lot of coins by doing missions. In the main menu you see 3 current missions on the blue bar and in the game, tap on the coffee icon to see what missions are to be done. Plus, you get more coins by simply joining Team Battles. That said, you can earn around thousand coins in 10-15 minutes. Each completed mission brings new one, that allows you to earn more coins etc. etc.
Really hard to tell if Funky Smugglers is to recommend or not.

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06-23-2013, 03:40 AM
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Looks like it is worth a whirl. I like the creativity mentioned; thanks for the notice!
06-23-2013, 07:40 AM
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The game play is fun but does get repetitive. Missions help to keep it fresh. There is a ton of stuff to buy in the game's store, including uogrades and cosmetic stuff, using in-game currency or by spending real money on IAP. If you want to buy everything quickly you will need to buy IAP, but nothing seems evil to me about the progression rate.

I have yet to play a game by this developer that is less then excellent.

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