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App description: An egg shaped guy, extraordinary is his panache,
Always smiling, as he twirls his magnificent moustache!

With a grid of numbers, he tests your skills,
Fast reflexes, quick thinking, needed in this game of thrills!

Mr. Mustachio needs your help, truth be told,
The span of his whiskers, the grid controls!

Add, Subtract or Multiply, do the proper math and make his handlebar grow,
Diamonds will be your reward, as you chase your high score!


(Mr. Mustachio wrote those lines himself. Obviously he is a great poet too!)


Mr. Mustachio is a game which tests out your number skills as well as your observation skills. How quickly can you scan a grid in different directions to find the correct answer? Are you able to infer in which direction to scan the grid in a quick glance? Can you quickly eliminate certain choices to hone in on the correct one?

The premise of the game is simple: Given a grid and a rule, just find the row or column which matches the rule before the time runs out! The further you go, the longer Mr. Mustachios moustache grows! Easy as you like it!

Maybe you like math. Maybe you just like challenges. Maybe you like to do brain training exercises. Maybe you like to test your reflexes. Maybe you love to do all of these! There is something for everyone in this small and simple, yet quite fun and challenging game.

Give it a go and help Mr. Mustachio grow his awesome moustache. Oh and help can come in any shape and size, which is why we have 4 different difficulty levels to choose from.

Enjoy!


(The game has In-App Purchases. You can disable the purchasing system from the Settings Menu -> Restrictions -> In App Purchases)


If you like playing Mr. Mustachio, please consider leaving an App Store review and help spread the word around. It would go a long way in helping out the developer!


If you notice any problem or bug or just want to drop some critique or feedback, please feel free to do so at contact@shobhitsamaria.com! (preferably with a screenshot :))

shobhit.samaria's comments:


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10-23-2016, 12:42 PM
#2
Maybe zoom in on atleast one grid in the screenhosts so we can see the actual game ? Guess I'll have to download it now to see, well played.

"Smoke me a kipper i'll be back for breakfast." -- iOS: Nebula Virtual Reality

10-23-2016, 12:54 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 36
Sorry :(

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Originally Posted by Crichton333 View Post
Maybe zoom in on atleast one grid in the screenhosts so we can see the actual game ? Guess I'll have to download it now to see, well played.
Sorry, my bad. I didn't keep in my mind the App Preview will not show up.
Adding it here.


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Also, I added a lot of screenshots on the facebook page as an album. Sharing the link:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=95391b95e5

I also had a toucharcade forum thread running for posting updates : http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=291574

And ofcourse the website : http://shobhitsamaria.com/games/mr-mustachio/
10-23-2016, 01:39 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 36
Developer Updates

Hi!

Its been a week since the game released and I wanted to share some updates regarding it.

The response was much better than I expected considering the game has zero budget marketing and only relied on twitter/facebook updates to spread the word.

Mr. Mustachio is a very simple game at heart. While primarily aimed at young ones, the game does have different difficulty modes for people of all ages to try. The game is not just about testing the number skills but it also tests out the observation skills. How quickly can you scan the grid in different directions to find the correct answer? Are you able to infer in which direction to scan the grid in a quick glance? Can you quickly eliminate certain choices to hone in on the correct one? That is the core concept of the game and I hope it appeals to people. I just threw in the character of Mr. Mustachio for fun (he looks good though!)

Also yesterday, I got some small love from Apple. While the game isn't featured on the iTunes Home Page, I found yesterday that the game is right on top on the New Education and Puzzle Game categories on the Indian App Store! That is a big boost to small game developer such as myself. That makes me believe that it is a step in the right direction.

The last time I checked the game was #20 in Top Free Educational Games in India! Yay!

But the work is from far from over and I am really looking forward to hear from the community on how to further improve the game. I am working on some updates as it is but actual feedback from the players is utmost important. I do hope you all try out the game and provide a review. You can leave an App Store review, comment here in this thread, or drop me an email : contact@shobhitsamaria.com.
Any kind of feedback, criticism, suggestion are more than welcome. Anything that you want chopped, changed, added, whether the game is too easy or too difficult, please feel free to tell me. Please don't hesitate to be critical or tell me of any issues in the game.

Some people from the community were kind of enough to beta test the game and provide valuable input. Many thanks to them! And hoping for more of the same.
10-26-2016, 09:53 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 36
#10 in Top Free Educational Games

Excited to share that the game has managed to break into the Top 10 Free Educational Games on the Indian App Store. A significant achievement for me. Slowly and steadily the game is growing. Looking forward to better days on other App Stores as well in the coming future.

-Dev
11-05-2016, 08:53 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 36
#Update - v1.2 Out Now!

Many thanks to all the people who played the game. Quite a few people are fighting it out on the leaderboard! Got some nice reviews and also got a complaint that there was no way to remove ads.

This new version (1.2) fixes that. Now there is an option to get rid of ads and also a host of other stuff you can buy in game.
Also streamlined some costs and limits of the aids that can be used in the game.

As always, looking for feedback. If there is something you like/dislike, do let me know at contact@shobhitsamaria.com.

Keep playing and enjoy the game!

-Dev
11-20-2016, 01:36 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 36
#Update - v1.3 Now available on the App Store!

Version 1.3 was released on 18th November and it was aimed at adding the Mr. Mustachio iMessage Stickers! The new iMessage Stickers seem to be everyone's favourite at the moment and it was a good time to give the players more than just the game. The wide range of Mr. Mustachio's expressions can serve as good emoticons



Hope people like the new stickers as well as the game. Do download and try out the game!

Thanks

-Dev
12-25-2016, 09:33 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 36
Merry Christmas!!

And managed to push out the Holiday Update of Mr. Mustachio just in time before the App Store window closed


So its not only the App Icon that has changed for the holidays. Mr. Mustachio is also in super holiday mood and we have decked him up as Santa in this update. Wouldn't it be nice if you could customize Mr. Mustachio? Well as a precursor to that, Mr. Mustachio is featured in a Santa avatar in the latest update!


There are quite a few more updates in this release as well!

-- Some fundamental changes in how the game plays. Instead of providing 2 units of Aids per game, we are providing a fixed number of aids upfront for one time use. So now you have to work for your diamonds so that you can get more aids to use.
-- Some game difficulty balancing is also being done. It is now harder to earn diamonds on the easier difficulty modes. So take up the challenge at the 'Hard' mode!
-- The bonuses will be rarer now, so grab the opportunity when you see one!
-- Some minor UI changes to make your life easier.
-- And squashed some bugs.

Also, from this release on, we are going to keep a Graphical Track Record of your scores and performance! We have a super-duper secret formula which calculates your proficiency in the game and presents a graphical chart of it! How Sweet! (only from this release onwards)


That's it for now!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year!
Happy Holidays!

-Dev
01-15-2017, 02:34 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 36
#Update - v1.5 Now available on the App Store!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Version 1.5 has released on the App Store, the first of 2017!!

Mr. Mustachio is back to being his usual self and dropped his Santa avatar (which he donned on in v1.4).

- In the last update, in trying to make the game more balanced, it became quite hard to earn diamonds in game. That has been fixed and restored to previous levels. Sorry for that

- We also bring you a new personal News Ticker bringing you the top news from around the globe! No. Not really. But there is a ticker and it does show some info. Hopefully it will show something important some day. Sigh!





- Apart from the standard playing rule, there are some variations which the regular players would have found out. Now to offer better gameplay, these variations would be discovered by players one by one. So keep playing to uncover all of them. Also whenever you encounter it in the game, we will give you a count of how many rules you have discovered and how successful you have been in tackling them. Also we gave them some silly titles. They show up when you discover a new rule!






- Also tried fixing some bugs! Fingers crossed!

That's it! Keep playing! Keep Enjoying!

-Dev