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App description: blastination is free for a limited time to celebrate the release of our free music app bithoard music player.

YouTube gameplay video available at http://bithoard.com

blastination mixes fun gameplay, great touch controls and awesome particle effects to create something worthy of your iPhone or iPod Touch.

The goal of blastination is to collect the shapes on each level before time runs out. The faster you do this, the higher your score.

How to play the game:

- Tap anywhere on the screen to launch the ball.
- Draw lines on the screen with your finger to deflect the ball in a different direction.
- A timer at the top of the screen shows you how much time you have to clear the level before you lose a life.

blastination features:

- 150 levels with randomized object placement so every game is different.
- Simple touch controls so you can focus on playing and having fun.
- Auto load/save so you can always pick up where you left off.
- Low, low price. So much gameplay, so little walking around money.
- Once you've mastered Normal Mode, try your hand at Fast Mode for an additional challenge.

blastination 1.1 additions:
- 30 new levels
- Randomized level order for each new game
- 4 new background effects
- Faster ball speed on normal mode

blastination 1.2 update:
- disabled randomized level order. level order is now fixed

skyye06's comments:



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10-05-2009, 01:16 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,768
Looks really nice from what I can see on the iPhone. I guess it will be all in the controls. I'll chech back in the AM and if no impressions I will get. Sucker for these games generally.

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10-05-2009, 05:53 AM
#3
Decent Game....

I decided to buy this and try it out for the rest of you. Now, if you like these types of games, then I would definately suggest picking this up. The game play is solid and I haven't experienced any crashes. Basically all you do is draw lines with your finger to bounce an already in motion object around and remove shapes from a play field. Not much to it, that's not a bad thing, just very simple. I don't get addicted to these sorts of games, but some people do and there is a lot of levels to keep you occupied. The graphics are very nice for the style they are done in and the sound FX fit as well. Sound FX kind of remind me of Atari 2600s Yars Revenge or something along that line. Overall I'd say if you're into these games or even the style of graphics, it's worth the $.99. And with the amount of levels you get, you should be playing for a while. Oh, I forgot, it didn't seem to difficult in the levels I played, but I can tell that it does ramp itself up in difficulty.
10-05-2009, 10:12 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,768
Thanks. I thought play would be like a dual stick shooter. I had no idea it was line drawing. I thought I read the description, I will have to reread and see if I erred.

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10-05-2009, 10:13 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
Thanks. I thought play would be like a dual stick shooter. I had no idea it was line drawing. I thought I read the description, I will have to reread and see if I erred.
- Draw lines on the screen with your finger to deflect the ball in a different direction.

I missed that too

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10-05-2009, 11:12 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,443
Wow

Anyone that likes the core gameplay concept, needs to get this game immediately; I can't imagine anyone coming up with a better implementation. The graphics are just insane. The colors change every level and oftentimes you'll see brand new effects too. The blocks in the background are constantly in motion and the explosions are perfect.

Your goal is to collect all of the goodies on-screen, by drawing deflectors to guide the ball. The obstacles present are different each level. Every few levels you are given a new ability, like cross explosion or speed, that is triggered by tapping its icon. I burned through almost 40 levels and still have a couple lives left, but the game is already worth it, and I'm only a third of the way through the game.

If you are a regular here, you should get this just to fund the future projects from this developer, because they definitely have the secret sawse.

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10-06-2009, 12:51 AM
#7
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bookland
Posts: 3,366
I'm tired of trying to buy something that is not available in my store. All the games I want are delayed (will they ever reach?) How can I support a dev when I can't even buy his game?
10-06-2009, 07:04 PM
#8
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,085
Alright I'll TOFTT

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10-06-2009, 07:06 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by Shumby View Post
Alright I'll TOFTT
not really a toftt when 2 other people already did but hey would love to hear more impressions

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10-06-2009, 08:21 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,085
Yes! Great fun!

Basic premise:

Send a ball off bouncing in colorful abstract rooms and collect all the shapes strewn about before time elapses.

What's cool?

The play mechanic - you draw a straight line to deflect the ball on any necessary direction. Drag a finger and hold it until you're satisfied with the angle. Bad at physics? Don't worry, a ghost guide will show you how yor shot will ricochet. (nice touch)

Retro grafx - bright bold colors... Each level has a new style and background.

Explosions - even if you lose your eyes win!

Zen - there's something really relaxing about this game. You could play for 3 minutes and look up to realize it's been 20.

What's lacking?

No menu - it's not necessary but it feels strange opening the app directly to the paused game. A menu would also give flexibility to add things like...

No highscores list - the game does save highscores for both the normal mode and fast mode (faster ball and shorter time limit) but you can only see the high score of the mode you are currently playing. I would love maybe an oldschool initials hiscore list?

What's broken?

Nothing - the game is fun, easy to learn, fun to watch and hard to put down. The app is stable, quick and only a dollar. The UI needs some attention but that should take but a simple update.

Definitely worth a couple bucks, a space on your crowded iPod and your consideration.

Will someone with some real TA street cred post impressions as well? I've said my piece.

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