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Old 11-01-2013, 12:30 AM
biokid biokid is offline
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:39 AM
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It's worth a crack, Nigel. Will let you know how it goes
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:08 AM
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A pleasant and functional aesthetic, an unusual and enjoyable core game mechanic, and simple yet catchy tunes. There's also a build towards a hectic climax when you start running out if lives.

There is a helping hand feature that helps you when you miss a target, but I could see myself gaming the system like I'm playing a twitch game, hitting the hands as soon as they pop up. I also couldn't find any link to game centre in the gorgeous 'main menu', although game centre has registered my scores and achievements so it's all good.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:34 AM
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:47 AM
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A pleasant and functional aesthetic, an unusual and enjoyable core game mechanic, and simple yet catchy tunes. There's also a build towards a hectic climax when you start running out if lives.

There is a helping hand feature that helps you when you miss a target, but I could see myself gaming the system like I'm playing a twitch game, hitting the hands as soon as they pop up. I also couldn't find any link to game centre in the gorgeous 'main menu', although game centre has registered my scores and achievements so it's all good.

Thanks for the quick review. Really appreciate it. ^_^

Here is a hint: There is more to the main menu than meets the quick glance...
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:59 AM
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Thanks for quick review. Will check it!
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:19 AM
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Looks nice! Will this game also come on Android devices?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:44 AM
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The artwork is gorgeous and the game is offered at an approachable price point. However, as intriguing as the merging of the two disparate gaming genres is, I'm not too sure if the core mechanic is engaging enough. However, I may pull the trigger on bases upon the artwork alone...(hemming and hawing...)

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Old 11-01-2013, 02:54 PM
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Definitely worth 69p/99c for something a bit different like this. It's simple but original and a supreme amount of polish has gone into it.

It's surprising how tense it gets as the train speeds up. Still early days, but looking forward to seeing if it maintains its appeal as I unlock later levels.

Oh, and how can you not find Game Center? I think I noticed it before the Play button (if you aren't on iOS7 yet, it's perhaps more understandable).

[Note to dev: your English is a lot better than my German but a couple of typos have crept in. It's emergency brake, not break, and "Before this train arrives", not "Until this train arrives".]
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:28 PM
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Definitely worth 69p/99c for something a bit different like this. It's simple but original and a supreme amount of polish has gone into it.

It's surprising how tense it gets as the train speeds up. Still early days, but looking forward to seeing if it maintains its appeal as I unlock later levels.

Oh, and how can you not find Game Center? I think I noticed it before the Play button (if you aren't on iOS7 yet, it's perhaps more understandable).

[Note to dev: your English is a lot better than my German but a couple of typos have crept in. It's emergency brake, not break, and "Before this train arrives", not "Until this train arrives".]
First of all, thank you so much for the kind words. I'm blushing a bit now.

Second, thanks for pointing out the typos. When I read your comment I thought: "What? Why didn't I see this!" break and brake, false friends. *facepalm*
The other typo seems to be a semantic issue, I think. 'Before' sounds more defined and 'until' is not as clearly defined... However, I am not a native speaker.

Thanks again.
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