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  • Publisher: USM
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 15.0 MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Price: $1.99
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App description: Take part in historys legendary chariot races! The official game of the spectacular BEN HUR LIVE Monutainment experience takes you back 2000 years right into the arenas of antiquity where you compete with the most famous charioteers.

Prevail in the arenas of Rome, Egypt and Jerusalem. Avoid all obstacles cunningly and fend off the attacks of your rivals with your whip.
But take care of your horses: Dont whip them mercilessly if they tire early, you havent got a chance for victory!

Your only chance for beating your fierce rivals is to stay calm and collected while using your best strategies under pressure. Grab hold of the reins, race to victory and youll be celebrated as the new champion of the arenas!

Features:

- Demonstrate your skills in the arenas of Rome, Egypt and Jerusalem. Each of them tests your skills in four thrilling races

- Intuitive controls for easy access: drag your chariot to steer; tap your opponents to fend them off; tap your horses to prod them individually but youll triumph if you find the right balance between speed and endurance!

- Pace yourself as each race challenges you with more dangerous opponents and demanding tracks

- Accept the challenge: Only the best will master the final race!

- An enthusiastic audience creates a suspenseful atmosphere

- Do you have what it takes to stand against the best? Beat the high score in each race!

- Available in English and German


We appreciate your feedback and suggestions: iphone@usm.de

Tour dates and information on the live show are available at: www.benhurlive.com
10-01-2009, 09:30 AM
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No one interested? Its chariot racing.

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10-01-2009, 09:31 AM
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No one interested? Its chariot racing.
It actually looks really cool to me, but I've got to hold off on spending a bit...I hope someone takes the plunge though.

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10-01-2009, 09:36 AM
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I'm very interested. I'm a big fan of chariot racing board games, like Circus Maximus. In that game, you can whip the other guy's horses, prior to a turn, so he goes careening into the wall.

Back to Ben Hur Live, the per-horse meter looks kewl and the dual-screen layout makes perfect sense.

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10-01-2009, 09:39 AM
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Yeah, anyone TOFTT?

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10-01-2009, 09:40 AM
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Yeah, anyone TOFTT?
You seem to be the most likely candidate, after your third post...

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10-01-2009, 09:50 AM
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I'll toftt if no one else does

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10-01-2009, 10:07 AM
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I'll TOFTT... I'll try to get some first impressions up in a bit...

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10-01-2009, 10:13 AM
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does tapping the horse icons on the bottom whip the individual horses?
10-01-2009, 10:41 AM
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Okay... some quick thoughts on the game...

First off, I think there is something really fun and original with this game and there is a lot of potential. I've only played a few races so I'm not sure if it will reach the potential but I'll play some more and see what we get.

The dual screen for the race is great. I really like the layout of the game. You race by "whipping" your horses. You have the four buttons that represent each of them and you can gage how they're doing and if you're about to over-exhaust them (obviously important). The bottom level shows you from an overhead viewpoint so you can see obstacles that are on the track, and you can also see when your opponents are near. Tapping on the opponents will "attack" them and they'll back off of you. Here you'll also know when to turn and you do that by dragging your finger to the side (like Nascar it's a bunch of left turns) The upper screen shows the entire track and allows you to see the big picture of things.

I did a few races and won them all. I'm hoping things get tougher in the later races (it has to). But I'm worried that they're going to feel the same, like most racing games.

I'm worried that I don't see any sort of items to buy or achievements to unlock. These are items that always help with games like this. I'm also sensing a lack of story, with is another thing that keeps you playing. It's amazing how even a little story goes a long way in games.

I'll reserve full judgement for right now, but at the moment I'd have to say that it's a nice take on racing games and has the potential to be something really special, but I doubt it's there yet.

I hate saying that $3 is too much for this game, but I think that it would do better at a lower price. I'd say hold off for now unless you're a freak for chariot racing and wait for either a price drop or information that this game is deeper than I'm seeing in the first few levels.

Bob

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