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App description: NIGHTMARES AND CREEPY CREATURES WAIT FOR YOU IN THIS AMAZING ONE-FINGER-SHOOTER

From the creators of Battle Rides Duel, here comes Spooklands! Spooklands is a unique survival game in which you tap to shoot, and shoot to move. With every touch, your character fires in your finger's direction, and is knocked back the other way.

Master your skills to destroy the nightmare hordes in fast-paced matches for survival, and try to beat all final bosses: the Curupira, the Spider Queen and the Goat Demon.

BRIGHT COLORS AND POWER-UPS: Improve your performance with awesome unlockable items like the Edible Snail, the Fist of Might, the Happy Face and the Wand of Crystal Power.

THREE INFINITE LEVELS: Meet the mythic creeps of Amazonia, the eight-legged horrors of the Spider's Nest, and the dead demon-things of Necropolis.

TAP OR HOLD: Every weapon comes with two uses. Tap to use them the regular way, or hold to charge a powerful shot. Charged shots may pierce, multiply or explode on contact!

COMPETE WITH FRIENDS: Master your surviving skills and the combo system to beat your friends' high scores! Game Center integration complete with achievements.

PROUD BOSS HUNTER: Beat a level's boss multiple times in a single run to earn Skull Badges. The level thumbnails will show the maximum number of badges you got on a match.

Features:
- A survival shooter like no other!
- One-finger shooter: you tap to shoot to move.
- Destroy the nightmare hordes, don't touch the creeps.
- Extra points for combos, when you get many monsters with a shot.
- 3 difficulty levels, 3 themes: Amazonia, Spider's Nest and Necropolis.
- 10 unlockable powerups, including the Fist of Might and the Edible Snail.
- Beat your friends' scores and challenge them on GameCenter!
08-13-2014, 05:09 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,454
this looks like it'll be a lot of fun

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08-13-2014, 05:24 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
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Originally Posted by sink_or_swim View Post
this looks like it'll be a lot of fun
Totally agree... I really like the artstyle too. So if it's tap to move and tap to shoot, you move when tapping an empty area and shoot if you tap an enemy?

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08-13-2014, 05:28 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,454
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Totally agree... I really like the artstyle too. So if it's tap to move and tap to shoot, you move when tapping an empty area and shoot if you tap an enemy?
the first screenshot say "the one and only one-finger-shooter" don't know what that means in this case. We'll have to wait til someone played it

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08-13-2014, 05:48 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
This is definitely one of my highlights of the week by far. Looks glorious visually and I'm always up to try a re-imagined control scheme for any game. Really looking forward to this one.
08-13-2014, 05:49 AM
#6
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,081
That does look fun. Here's a trailer



Edit:
Bought the game. My impressions:

Just as I imagined it would be. It's like Crimsonland except it's entirely controlled with one touch. I liken Spooklands to it because enemies come from the edge of the screen rushing towards you as you dish out the deeps to blow them all up and score.

Movement isn't with dual sticks however. You tap to shoot in that direction and the 'recoil' pushes you in the opposite direction. Simple, eh? There's also some bounce physics here where you and your shots can hit any of the four walls enclosing you in each of the 3 different maps.

One touch tap controls can be iffy depending on individual taste and Spooklands is no exception to that possibility, especially since you move away from your tap. That's not to say it's bad as it becomes intuitive as you spend time with the game. It really is solid and at home with the mobile platform.

Each weapon has two modes of fire: tap and hold. Tapping fires a small bullet (or in the game's case, sneakers and hatchets) while holding charges your weapon making your shot a huge piercing blast. Power ups occasionally spawn in the middle of the room, each with its own two modes of fire as well and keep things interesting by offering different behavior. They can boost your regular weapon, add a 2nd charged projectile, contral-like spread shots, curving balls of exploding fury, and much more.

Charging is usually the best way to go but comes with greater recoil so you might bounce off a wall and hit something a la billiards. Risk vs reward. Skilled players will find this a minor drawback and abuse charging nevertheless.

As you score higher, you unlock new maps and powerups. There is no leveling up or consumables to deal with so it all depends on your own personal skill.

Recommended? Depends on you liking this kind of tap to move. If yes, you'll have a blast with this (affordable) endless high scoring game. I recommend playing on an iPad for more precise aiming and less screen blocking with your own finger.

Last edited by Echoen; 08-21-2014 at 09:12 AM.
08-13-2014, 06:33 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Monster Hunter Island
Posts: 4,262
It's similar to Toast Time where you use the weapon recoil to move. Could be fun as that game is amazing.

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08-13-2014, 06:39 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
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Originally Posted by L.Lawliet View Post
It's similar to Toast Time where you use the weapon recoil to move. Could be fun as that game is amazing.
That's made my day!
08-13-2014, 06:54 AM
#9
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,205
crash on iphone 4 7.1.2

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08-13-2014, 08:08 AM
#10
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,730
Sounds interesting but I've never played a game with one tap controls for moving and shooting. Will have to see how that goes