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App description: * Winner of the IGF 2014 Student Showcase *

Symmetrain, high score chase in symmetry!

Choose your train and spot all differences as quickly as you can while driving from train station to train station. But be aware, every mistake delays your train until it disappears out of view. Don't let this happen! Use the emergency brake in tricky passages and bring all passengers safely to the next train station.

Challenge your friends and show them who has the best reaction and highest high score while mastering faster trains in different landscapes!

++ Pocketgamer.co.uk quote ++
It's an ingenious concept, and it works well in practice. The controls are simple and responsive, and the whole thing is lifted by some excellent, picturebook-style hand-drawn artwork.

- Eight trains to unlock and play. each with a different speed, look and travel route.

- Dynamic generated game play every challenge is a new challenge!

- A game for everyone easy trains for beginners and children, faster and more difficult trains as you improve.

- A picturesque world full of lovely hand-drawn graphics

- A smooth guitar soundtrack that you will not forget

- Game Center integration and iCloud synchronization - compete against your friends for the ultimate highscore!
11-01-2013, 01:39 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 562
It's worth a crack, Nigel. Will let you know how it goes

11-01-2013, 02:08 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 562
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.
11-01-2013, 03:34 AM
#4
Game Impressions

11-01-2013, 05:47 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snotty128
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...
11-01-2013, 05:59 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,430
Thanks for quick review. Will check it!

Pine Entertainment
11-01-2013, 11:19 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 2
Also for Android?

Looks nice! Will this game also come on Android devices?
11-01-2013, 11:44 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,187
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...)

Last edited by ColeDaddy; 11-01-2013 at 03:09 PM.
11-01-2013, 02:54 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,522
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".]
11-01-2013, 05:28 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_bez View Post
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.