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Tunnel Vision vs Itunnel 3D vs Deep vs Boost 3D

10-16-2009, 12:11 PM
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Tunnel Vision vs Itunnel 3D vs Deep vs Boost 3D

I realize that they are not all completely similar but I think they share many things in common. Which have you played and do you like best ?

I find that Boost 3D is the most addictive so far...


Also any other similar types of tunnel games out there worth mentioning ?
10-16-2009, 12:29 PM
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I have played all three of these (lite of iTunnel 3D) and the best IMHO is Tunnel Vision is the best IMHO.

Graphics/music/gameplay are just solid.

They keep changing the icon for some reason though. The one before this was a green circle with an i in it (extra life powerup.) I can't remember what the original icon was... It may have been a 3D shot of the tunnel.

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10-16-2009, 12:57 PM
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The Tunnel Vision Icon is not too nice..................Do you find your hand gets in the way while playing it? and I juts got the free version and am trying to fing out what extras the full has. They seem exactly the same.

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10-16-2009, 12:58 PM
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The Tinnel Vision Icon is not too nice..................Do you find your hand gets in the way while playing it? and I juts got the free version and am trying to fing out what extras the full has. They seem exactly the same.
I use one finger in the lower-right-hand corner. Since the tunnel is round, it's never gotten in the way for me.

I'd have to download the lite to see what the difference is.

EDIT: Looking at it in the App Sore, there's an icon down there - did they add a virtual stick? Last time I played that wasn't there and you could just touch the screen anywhere, then drag to move...

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

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10-16-2009, 01:14 PM
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I use one finger in the lower-right-hand corner. Since the tunnel is round, it's never gotten in the way for me.

I'd have to download the lite to see what the difference is.

EDIT: Looking at it in the App Sore, there's an icon down there - did they add a virtual stick? Last time I played that wasn't there and you could just touch the screen anywhere, then drag to move...

I thought your finger had to be near the middle ! That's why I was having problems. It did not seem sensitive in the corner so I will try it again.

If you have time to try the free version that would be nice. It's just curiosity. They really seem exactly the same. Maybe they are and they made the game free and left the other one on to buy to support the developer ?

Have you tried "deep" ?
10-16-2009, 01:21 PM
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You should ask a mod to make a poll in this thread...
10-16-2009, 01:23 PM
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If you have time to try the free version that would be nice. It's just curiosity. They really seem exactly the same. Maybe they are and they made the game free and left the other one on to buy to support the developer ?

Have you tried "deep" ?
I'll try the lite when I get a chance.

I haven't played Deep, but I can recommend Alice's Adventures which is a different game.

Also, avoid Tunnel 3D, I found it to be way too choppy.

iTunnel 3D Lite has good action, but seems a little cheezy compared to the others.

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
10-16-2009, 04:21 PM
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I read the description of Tunnel Vision and almost tried it, but then I noticed that the controls are touch and not tilt, so I skipped it. Definitely a deal-breaker after experiencing the fine precision rotation on offer by Boost 3D. The screenshots for Tunnel Vision do look impressive, however.
10-17-2009, 08:55 AM
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tunnel vision is pretty, but there are alot of games just like it. boost 3d is definately the best choice of tunnel games. the boost through blocks, transforming to outside the tunnel, the colors, the very tight controls, everything is just refreshing. i was skeptical buying it, then immediately happy. it's a very original and fun take on the tunnel game.

currently switching back & forth between: Infinity Blade, Kosmo Spin, Wispin, Sentinel 3, Pix'n Love Rush, Word Warrior, WordFu, Solipskier, Fruit Ninja, and some others..
10-17-2009, 10:29 AM
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I think Boost 3D is insanely addicting. Once you get into the flow of it, knowing when it's crucial to boost and when to avoid excess speed, the randomly placed obstacles become more navigable, making it more tempting to try again and again to get further along.

There's a considerable jump in difficulty shortly after entering the tunnel the second time, and it's exhilarating when that tunnel unwraps and throws you back outside again, because it's edging up to the 2000 range and anything could happen at that point. You could get some real bad luck and face patterns that seem insurmountable, and end up boosting into a block with others spaced closely right behind it, or cover some very manageable distance as a result of the intersection of reflexes and random obstacle layout being just right. I feel more in control of the random circumstances in Boost 3D than I do with a game such as Canabalt, but the randomness does, almost in itself, greatly influence the outcome.

Boost 3D definitely need itunes music capability though. I was bummed to find out that it wasn't there, even though the included music track is cool. I want to play this game to the tune Wipeout-style music, and to the likes of Aphex Twin, among others.

lukeb

Last edited by Grubjelly; 10-17-2009 at 10:31 AM.