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Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint - $0.99 to FREE

09-06-2013, 01:43 AM
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Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint - $0.99 to FREE


An App Store classic.

IAPs for additional content also reduced - Skeleton Key (unlock all extra content) is down to $1.99. Can't remember how much that used to be exactly, but it was a few dollars more than that.
09-06-2013, 12:18 PM
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A fantastic game that I'd highly recommend!

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!

09-06-2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
A fantastic game that I'd highly recommend!
I was starting to think it was just me! Also has the best app icon on the App Store, for what it's worth.
09-06-2013, 03:23 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
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Lots of IAP in this game. Is any of it necessary for the full experience?

This gamer runs on premium games.
09-06-2013, 03:48 PM
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None of them are essential, but if you try it and enjoy the main Classic pack I'd strongly recommend that you go straight for the skeleton key (currently $1.99). All the rest can be ignored.

The 'Classic' mode will keep you entertained for quite a while, especially if you go for S ranks in each. If you like it, there are several IAPs for new level packs (currently $0.99 each) or the Skeleton Key unlocks all level packs, including any they may add in the future.

There are also comsumable IAPs in the form of Undollars, which let you undo your last shot, but they are totally inessential and I've never bought any.
09-06-2013, 03:59 PM
IAPs in this game is new content that was added after release IIRC, so the base game still hold up very well on its own (and is amazingly deeper than it looks, it is basically pool meets burnout (yes, the racing game)). The skeleton key at 1.99 unlocks everything, including any upcoming IAPs, I highly recommend it if you really like the base game and want more.

Never used any UNDOllars, but I get why it is there.

Magnetic Billiards is one of my favorite games on iOS. Give it a try.
09-06-2013, 08:18 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
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Thanks for the explanations. I don't buy anything through IAP so this probably isn't for me. I looked through the price change history too and it looks like this has been free more than paid though this year has had it paid until now. Usually stuff like this seems to be freemium in disguise, though like I said that changed this year.
09-07-2013, 12:50 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
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Hey, you're right. Hadn't noticed they'd made the first part free for long periods of time previously, although this is still the first time it's been free this year. I first downloaded it quite a long time ago.

My recommendation still stands though. The free content is still exactly the same as what it received a BAFTA nomination for, as the other stuff was added later.

Last edited by mr_bez; 09-07-2013 at 12:53 AM.
10-28-2013, 04:29 AM
Magnetic game

Magnetic Billiards is similar to traditional billiard in this way that it requires a strategic planning. This is very smart game. Really worth of playing.
10-28-2013, 10:11 AM
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Yep, Magnetic Billiards: Blueprints is one of the relatively few mainstays of my iDevices.