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App description: Pixel Boat Rush is a frantic boat combat racing game! An easy to learn, hard to master, fun arcade racing game with loads of content! Featured by Apple countless times!

The gameplay mixes a one-touch racing mechanic with 2 weapon/defensive buttons. The progression features an in-depth career mode with RPG-like humoristic conversations with parodic characters, an endless mode and a boat crafting editor!

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One-Touch Racing Mechanic:

Touch to accelerate, release to brake. Slow down on a wave to stick to it (bind speed requirement depends on the boat downforce, sometimes you have to slow down more). If you keep the gas pressed, you'll jump off the waves. You can stick to water before the wave begins, but if you re-accelerate on a straight line, you'll un-stick.

Releasing the gas while in the air will make you fall faster.

Obstacles and Power-Ups:

If air drag makes you quicker by staying on water, sometimes it's best to jump. It could be for grabbing a power-up, avoiding an obstacle or a tricky set of waves.

Combat:

Fighting with opponent brings a whole new dimension to the game. It not only adds action, but also tactical aspects, which quickly becomes a key for victory. For instance, slowing down to get behind an opponent to avoid being hit and let him deplete his bullet on another boat.

Additional Tip:

- The acceleration button covers the whole right side. You can touch the bottom edge of the screen to avoid covering the action.

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Reviews and Awards

- Featured by Apple on numerous occasions!

- (4.5/5) Touch Arcade "I'd strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys side-scrolling arcade games or can appreciate a different angle on the racing genre"

- (4.5/5) App Advice "perfect for anyone who enjoys boat racing and fast-paced, frenzied arcade games"

- (4/5) 148Apps ''Pixel Boat Rush's unique blend of mechanics make it an excitingly original racing game''

- (4/5) Indie Game Reviewer ''This is a iOS racing game that gets so many things right. Its simple but complex, its challenging but fun, Pixel Boat Rush is a great game that I highly recommend''

- (3.5/5) Pocket Gamer ''A surprisingly sharp and clever racer, Pixel Boat Rush is well worth diving into''

- (4.5/5) TheAppleGoogle "more than enough to guarantee players hours of intense high speed action in an electrifying experience"

-(4.25/5) Reviewed on the Reviews on the Run TV Show!!

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More Features:

- Career, endless and arcade modes
- 15 racing tracks
- 116 racing events across 7 types of race (normal, ceasefire, eliminations, demolition, carnage, last man standing, endurance)
- 20 Licenses: series of mini-quests which unlock the next racing categories
- 64 racing boats, each with its own specific upgradable configuration: find which boat is best suited for each event!
- A boat editor with 3 custom hangars where you can craft your own boat creations!
- Over 28 types of guns
- 4 racing categories: climb the ladders and become the world champion!
- Power-ups: boost, ammo, shield, coins, repair
- Time trial mode against your best ghosts
- Trophies system for replay value: finish first in all races to collect all gold trophies
- Game Center: leaderboards (based on best lap time and trophies earned) and achievements
- Cloud save with manual upload/download and 3 save files
- MFI and other controllers support
- Rich original retro soundtrack
- Live broadcasting

PeteOzzy's comments:


10-08-2014, 05:19 AM
#2
Finally. The guys from Don't Run With A Plasma Sword are back. I remember old days with Doomfan on twitter with that game. Hope this one is good too !

10-08-2014, 05:23 AM
#3
Doesn't look like my kind of game, but with XperimentalZ Games, it doesn't have to be to still be worth money and time

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10-08-2014, 05:33 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
It's a great, great game - just as you would expect from XperimentalZ. I'm not a huge fun of racing games that try to attain realism; I enjoy those crazy as hell, power-up filled mad ones as this fits in that category perfectly. I can only wholeheartedly recommend this, they put so much work into perfecting it in the beta stage and it shows.

I'm sure the rest of the beta crew will chime in soon with their recommendations, I can only apologise for being too tired to string together something meaningful. But keep this on your radar, it really deserves it.
10-08-2014, 05:47 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 4,283
Very fun. I beta tested this.

Last edited by coolpepper43; 10-08-2014 at 05:56 AM.
10-08-2014, 05:49 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Woohoo! Finally!!

Now all we need is Dog Sled Saga and I'll be a happy man!
10-08-2014, 06:31 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,890
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Woohoo! Finally!!

Now all we need is Dog Sled Saga and I'll be a happy man!
Hell yeah! Waiting on Dog Sled as well. 😀
10-08-2014, 06:33 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
Posts: 845
Wow looks great I'll pick this up when it's released in the uk

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10-08-2014, 11:31 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Hmm, not too much traffic on this one. Am I the only one excited about this game? I've been waiting for this to release for awhile now. If I'm not mistaken, this game almost was scrapped awhile back. I could be wrong. Anyway, 10.5hrs left.
10-08-2014, 11:35 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
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Originally Posted by NOEN View Post
Hmm, not too much traffic on this one. Am I the only one excited about this game? I've been waiting for this to release for awhile now. If I'm not mistaken, this game almost was scrapped awhile back. I could be wrong. Anyway, 10.5hrs left.
I'm excited this looks awesome like a true retro themed gem.

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