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App description: Shibuya Grandmaster is an addictive falling-block puzzle game in the vein of Tetris, Puyo Puyo, and Lumines, featuring a mind-bending new mechanic. You'll feel amazing as you master what first seems impossible and pull off challenging combos at breakneck speeds.

"The secret of Shibuya is that it demands skill at a whole bunch of different things at once... It's fast, furious and utterly enthralling." -Pocket Gamer

"9/10" -Pocket Gamer, Gold Award
"9/10" - TouchArcade
"9/10" - 148Apps
"10/10" - AppAdvice

Can you become a Grandmaster? Featuring a stunningly simple and award-winning mechanic, Shibuya Grandmaster is a fast-paced arcade game of depth and old-school challenge that will have you honing your skills for years.

It's simple to learn, but you'll be tested as your brain adapts to a whole new way of thinking and your fingers try to keep up. Don't give up! As you learn to effortlessly plan ahead, form combos, and dig yourself out of tight spots, the feeling of being in the zone is unlike anything else.

Features
- A completely original game mechanic, celebrated by the PAX 10, IGF, and critics.*
- An old-school arcade experience based on developing pure skill.
- An addictive progression system which constantly teaches you to improve.
- 7 gameplay speeds, up to the impossibly fast Gentle Rain.
- 60fps silky-smooth and responsive gameplay.
- Customization via a wide variety of atmospheric backgrounds and color sets.
- 5-song licensed soundtrack.
- Colorblind-friendly color set swapping.
- Leaderboards across multiple categories to challenge your friends.

* Praise for the original Shibuya (2010):
Shibuya is a great puzzler that I recommend without hesitation. Its rare to find a fresh color-matching puzzle game, but Shibuya succeeds. -IGN
"A touch-controlled narcotic" -Gameshack
While Shibuya is very easy-to-learn, it isnt so easy to put down once you get hooked by its charms -Macworld
Selected for the PAX 10 Indie Showcase, 2010
Honorable Mention for the IGF's Best Mobile Game
IOS Indie Game Of The Year - DIYgamer

About in-app purchases: the only in-app purchases in Shibuya Grandmaster come in the form of optional, one-time purchases of additional backgrounds and color schemes, nothing that affects gameplay in any way. You can get everything available (and everything we'll ever add) at a steep discount with the Everything Forever purchase.
07-29-2015, 12:20 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 153
This game is amazing, and that's before you factor in the ad-free freeness of it. Has serious Lumines vibes, in terms of art and sound. Nails its claims of simple-yet-challenging. Definitely sending money their way.

07-29-2015, 12:28 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Over The Rainbow
Posts: 3,341
I have a big stupid grin on my face right now; I played and loved the heck out of Shibuya on my good ol' iPod Touch. Welcome back, old friend.
07-29-2015, 12:34 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 153
Where can I get this soundtrack? Who are the artists? I am in love.
07-29-2015, 12:57 PM
#5
Wow, I am kinda floored right now... I loved the original Shibuya, I still have it on my phone and play it every so often. How great to have a newer, updated version. Here's hoping it has a few of the original tunes.
07-29-2015, 12:58 PM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy C83 View Post
I have a big stupid grin on my face right now; I played and loved the heck out of Shibuya on my good ol' iPod Touch. Welcome back, old friend.
Exactly \o/ and it's out, already.

Same Devs and the original disappeared from my swiss shop. I had to download it from my mac. Still playable (5s, 8.2) with old screen size.
07-29-2015, 01:22 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Over The Rainbow
Posts: 3,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
Exactly \o/ and it's out, already.

Same Devs and the original disappeared from my swiss shop. I had to download it from my mac. Still playable (5s, 8.2) with old screen size.
Aha, I didn't realise the game was out already; cheers for the heads up! I haven't played it in a few years but I'm sure it'll all come back to me, it's just like falling off a bicycle.
07-29-2015, 06:04 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 3
I actually bought the EP the original Shibuya got its music from, on the strength of that game. I'll be interested to see how this newer version is.
07-29-2015, 06:23 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,922
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy C83 View Post
I have a big stupid grin on my face right now; I played and loved the heck out of Shibuya on my good ol' iPod Touch. Welcome back, old friend.
I couldn't disagree less, Andy!
07-29-2015, 09:28 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by skatter View Post
I actually bought the EP the original Shibuya got its music from, on the strength of that game. I'll be interested to see how this newer version is.
I never played the old version, but I love the music on this new one and wish the artist/ep info were in the app.