iPhone: Das Boot: The Hunt For U-505 - RELEASED!

12-18-2008, 01:05 AM
#1
Das Boot: The Hunt For U-505 - RELEASED!

Hey Guys,

Das Boot: The Hunt For U-505 is now approved and on it's way into the App store.

Now we know that you're all tight on cash because of Rolando and SimCity so we will be handing out promo codes during the day on the 18th. (please wait for more information on how to get one)

25 Levels
7 Locations
4 Unlockables including new (secret) game modes
Cinematic score by master composers
Based on a true story

Price: 99 Through January 1st 2009 then $1.99 (50% off for it's introduction)

Enjoy!

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/v/2gOs_LOEHJY&hl=en&fs





12-18-2008, 01:22 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
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NGMoco should have given out promo codes, you guys charge only $.99, highly respectable.

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12-18-2008, 07:38 AM
#3
Just an update.. We are still waiting for the store to update. I will post a link when it goes live
12-18-2008, 07:53 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: toronto, canada
Posts: 124
IT's up on the APP Store.
12-18-2008, 08:05 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
Posts: 2,367
I'm buying. 59p? Worth trying at that price. Opinion later.

[edit] Blimey! Got killed within a minute on my first two goes. It's hard guessing where the torpedoes are coming from when you can't use your sonar.

Last edited by wastedyuthe; 12-18-2008 at 08:10 AM.
12-18-2008, 08:13 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 301
Looks cool, just used up my gift card on Rolando though
I shall have 99 cents soon enough!
12-18-2008, 08:19 AM
#8
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Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
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Ok. First impressions. This is really good. Simple, but good. It makes a nice change to have a slower paced more strategic action game.
I am on stage 4 now, and am getting into it. The one thing I have had issues with is the buttons at the bottom not responding to my taps, especially the third depth charge. And no, I am not trying to press it when it is dark/greyed out. The way I see it, the buttons light up when that command is ready to be selected. But having to press it 3 or 4 times for it to respond isn't good. Are the boat staff trainee's?
12-18-2008, 08:33 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
Ok. First impressions. This is really good. Simple, but good. It makes a nice change to have a slower paced more strategic action game.
I am on stage 4 now, and am getting into it. The one thing I have had issues with is the buttons at the bottom not responding to my taps, especially the third depth charge. And no, I am not trying to press it when it is dark/greyed out. The way I see it, the buttons light up when that command is ready to be selected. But having to press it 3 or 4 times for it to respond isn't good. Are the boat staff trainee's?
I'll take that into consideration for my first update. I may just make the buttons a little bigger so it's easier to get them.

The first few stages go rather quickly but once you get to higher levels a stage can be as much as 4 minutes. That's when things get really interesting.
12-18-2008, 09:04 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
Posts: 2,367
Another few things of note. The very first time I played the app, I selected 'Start Fighting' and it warned me that all saved progress will be lost.
Firstly, that won't apply if it is my very first go at the game, so why have that warning message?
Secondly, the message says 'You will loose all saved progress' when it should be 'lose' not 'loose'.
Another- the 'Cancle' button should read 'Cancel'.
Finally, I can't find a way to pause the game. Surely a simple tap of the screen on anything other than the buttons should allow the game to pause, where you are then given options to adjust volume or quit, perhaps.

Haven't noticed any other issues yet. Enjoying the game other than the button issue (my friend also had the same issue with the buttons, so I know it's not just me). It's a nice idea, and different from any other apps, so well done.

Last edited by wastedyuthe; 12-18-2008 at 09:17 AM.