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Old 01-18-2014, 02:23 AM
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Default [Soft - Launch: NZ] The Bot Squad - (by Ubisoft)

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NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. Size of the app is 142 MB.

Price in NZ is Free.

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Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

***ATTENTION: this application is only compatible with iPhone 4S and higher. We cannot guarantee a satisfying gaming experience on iPhone 4***

“The best defense is a good offense”… Or was it the other way round?

It takes both to triumph in THE BOT SQUAD, a brand new strategy/puzzle game that twists and redefines classic Puzzle and Tower Defense gameplay and takes fun and challenge to a whole new level!

MASTER THE POWER GAME
Lead your Bots to victory in an epic quest for energy, paved with mind bending puzzles & frantic battles!
Play both attack and defense. Combine your Bots’ unique abilities to navigate trap-ridden arenas, and to defend your energy against waves of voracious enemies!

COMPETE IN MORE THAN 120 CHALLENGING MISSIONS
Challenge your brain with 6 different “Tower Defense” and strategic puzzle modes!
Connect through Facebook and see if you can beat your friends.

ENJOY A FULL STORY CAMPAIGN
Learn about the on-going struggle for energy that tears apart Dynamo City.
Join the "Robolution" and take down the power dictatorship!

WIN, UNLOCK, COLLECT
Collect and protect stars in battle and use them to expand your Squad.
Win challenges and unlock new Bots and Power ups!

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Old 01-18-2014, 02:26 AM
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:35 AM
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Wow this looks AMAZING. I have to have this. What's the catch Ubisoft? Online only? Power ups to win? Damn these free games making me second guess.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:48 AM
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The catch seems to be an energy bar, though I haven't played too long so there could be more. It's a fairly nice puzzle/reverse Tower Defence a bit like Anomaly but it does feel freemium
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:13 AM
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Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:16 AM
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Okay I gave it a try. Thanks Pete. I agree, the catch is the stupid energy bar. Figures...

However, I must say, 5 levels in, I do recommend it (at this point). Energy bar aside, the puzzle aspect seems fun. I haven't gotten to the tower defense battle part but it actually unique in the way that it's mixing a defending/attacking/puzzle game into one. I haven't hit the actually defending yet but the videos in game show me what's to come. I hope it's good. I'm only worried about unlocking and IAP. Some games do it worse than others.

Also I really enjoy the design A LOT. From a graphic design perspective, everything is great. Animations are wonderful, the UI is nice, the start game screen using the movement of the device, and the over world map. Everything looks beautiful. But the game itself will require more play.

Btw also take note that since it IS a puzzle game, one of the big problems is gonna be burning the energy bar really quickly. Quite clever of Ubisoft to develop a game like this to take advantage of that. I burned 8 bars in 5 minutes because of failing to understand missions. However if you are a mega puzzle genius, ignore my comment.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:27 AM
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:07 AM
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Ah I want to like this game but I may end up deleting it. Looks like it takes 27 minutes or something around there per energy bar. That's ridiculously long. Like.. I used to think 10-15 minutes was long, this is the first game I've played that has it this high. Maybe it was 30 minutes? I didn't check it immediately but wow.. if you're out of energy after play 5 minutes of screwing up a puzzle... well wait 30 minutes to try again ONE more time. Jeez.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:34 AM
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Look awesome, wonder when will it reach US
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:18 AM
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Look awesome, wonder when will it reach US
Taking the other Ubisoft Mobile Open Beta Tests as a measure my guess would be in around four or five months so during the E3 2014 in June
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