Support our Sponsors:

Go Back   Touch Arcade > Games and Apps > iPhone and iPad Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-04-2013, 12:41 PM
TouchArcade Bot TouchArcade Bot is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 0
Default SimpleRockets - a game about Rocket Science



Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-04-2013, 12:42 PM
oooooomonkey oooooomonkey is offline
Senior Member
iPad (4th Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,226
Default

Haven't played it yet but its downloading now so impressions soon. I like the other physics based games from the same dev though so I have high hopes that this will be cool too.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-04-2013, 09:22 PM
sleb sleb is offline
Senior Member
iPod Touch (4th Gen), OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 325
Default

Ooooo, have you had a chance to play it yet?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-04-2013, 09:27 PM
MidianGTX MidianGTX is offline
Senior Member
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,765
Default

As a bit of background info, this is inspired by Kerbal Space Program and if it even comes close to being as good as that, it's a steal at the price. The Kerbal community seems to have given its blessing to SimpleRockets, which is nice.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-05-2013, 03:42 AM
iphonegamegirl iphonegamegirl is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 18
Default

anyone tried this game out yet? would love to know your review
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-05-2013, 04:22 AM
Andre Andre is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,747
Default

I want your reviews, my friends. Have you ever played it before?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-05-2013, 05:00 AM
oooooomonkey oooooomonkey is offline
Senior Member
iPad (4th Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,226
Default

Right I'm back, it plays similar to another game I played called space agency,
There's a challenge mode where you have tasks of things like get to a certain speed before a certain height or tap ravel a certain distance, also things like landing on planets etc,
It starts off (after the tutorial) where you build a space ship out of the parts available to you, plenty of stuff like wheels, landing legs, parachutes, fuel tanks engines etc,
Anyway your engine power is the bar on the bottom right of the screen and you drag that with your finger to set your power then press the lighting bolt to start the engine and away you go, after launch that same lightning bolt button is used to activate your secondary things like detaching excess bits or your landing legs.
There's only 12 challenge missions so it seems like the main focus is on just experimenting and playing in the sandbox mode.
The physics seem cool though which if you'd played any of the devs other games you'd expect.
Erm I guess it's one of those games where if you like fiddling around building things its for you,
Like I said I've played space agency and it kind of feels like that only a little easier and with less missions.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-05-2013, 12:14 PM
Fallen_Grace Fallen_Grace is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 237
Default

Just a couple question guys:

-how difficult is it? Kerbal Space Program was nice,but honestly I lacked the patience to study the physics,angles of entry etc.

-do you have to directly pilot the rocket as in steer it to the "right" orbit,assume a correct angle etc? Again it was something I found I hadn't the patience for in KSP.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-05-2013, 12:45 PM
weehoo weehoo is offline
Senior Member
iPhone 4S, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: the stars
Posts: 476
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fallen_Grace View Post
Just a couple question guys:

-how difficult is it? Kerbal Space Program was nice,but honestly I lacked the patience to study the physics,angles of entry etc.

-do you have to directly pilot the rocket as in steer it to the "right" orbit,assume a correct angle etc? Again it was something I found I hadn't the patience for in KSP.
No! It is very easy. I've already built a 4 stage rocket and have successfully orbited the moon. You will need to change how the rockets enter the next stage, and there is an easy drag option to do that. Landing on the moon is a chore and requires a lot of practice. You can also change the speed in the game depending on your altitude.

***There is an app in development called "Space Simulator" that is more in tune with "Kerbal Space Program", but it is not available until the end of summer.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-07-2013, 08:28 AM
lena lena is offline
Senior Member
iPad, OS 4.x
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 923
Default

Surprised about the low number of comments, so I thought I'd add my own, even though I don't really have anything to add that oooooomonkey hasn't said. It doesn't really feel like a game-game to me (though it can certainly be argued that it is), but just the fact that here I am, building rockets on my couch, is just awesome to me, and for 99 cents, if you're kind of interested in this kind of game, I don't think you can go wrong.
The game works perfectly fine on my first-gen iPad too.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2012, TouchArcade.com, LLC.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2008 - 2011, TouchArcade.com. Privacy Policy / DMCA Copyright Agent