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iPhone: [Soft Launch] Backyard Battles (By Roman Vasilyan)

02-14-2017, 03:10 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 18
[Soft Launch] Backyard Battles (By Roman Vasilyan)

Found this game when I was on the Canadian App Store, never seen it before and it was in top free so I decided to check it out. Its actually a kids game, but still pretty fun and addicting. Not sure why TA or any others don't have any reviews, posts, links or anything about this game. Must kinda be under the radar at the moment. Hopefully this post will have TA take a look at it.

It's available on the Canadian AppStore and one other. Download links for iOS and Andoid on bottom. Check it out and let me know what you think. Enjoy



Backyard Battles
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Description:
Build your own war machine from collected parts and unleash its power against other players in uncontrollable physics-based battles!

Fight your way up from the backyards to the World Scrap Championship. Win new parts and use them to design an unbeatable fighting machine. Make every opponent bite the dust!

Features:
* Be a master engineer: design, craft, upgrade and improve the ultimate war machine!
* Fight with other players in asynchronous fast and hilarious battles!
* Discover dozens of crazy weapons, gadgets and body shapes. Outsmart your opponents with your unique design!
* Participate in championships with real players and fight your way up to the World Scrap Championship!
* Watch, share and learn from the best battles!


What's new
2017-02-09

NEW RATING SYSTEM. Rating now doesn't depend on your parts. Promote, win fights and bets to increase it endlessly! Old players will have their rating converted to the new one.

NEW PRESTIGE LEVELS. 5 more prestige levels are waiting. Who will be the first to reach prestige 10?

FUEL REFILLS AFTER PROMOTING. As easy as it sounds. Promote and keep fighting.

IMPROVED GRAPHICS. Uncle Tony is more alive than ever. Enjoy a fancier main screen.

BALANCE IMPROVEMENTS. Minor tweaks here and there.


iTunes download link: https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/backyard-battles/id1078271833?mt=8&at=1l3vmto

Android download link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.google&hl=nl
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02-14-2017, 04:26 AM
#2
This looks awesome, wish it was US.

02-14-2017, 06:32 AM
#3
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by rich_952000 View Post
This looks awesome, wish it was US.
Just get a CA Apple user ID, then you can get the game from the CA App Store. It's very easy to do.
02-14-2017, 08:10 AM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mariko View Post
Just get a CA Apple user ID, then you can get the game from the CA App Store. It's very easy to do.
I have one but it's such a pain.
02-15-2017, 06:47 AM
#5
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by rich_952000 View Post
I have one but it's such a pain.
It takes 2 minutes MAX to log out and then log back in with your CA ID, and then do a search for the title. And after that maybe another 30 secs to start DLing the app. This is FAR from being "a pain".
02-15-2017, 11:16 AM
#6
I can download ot in the Swedish AppStore
02-15-2017, 11:46 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 315
Reminds me of the UK game show Robot Wars.
Any imps?
02-15-2017, 01:48 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pagan Fox View Post
Reminds me of the UK game show Robot Wars.
Any imps?
It's free, totally worth a download. YMMV as far as how long it remains charming and engaging.

Pro:
Very polished, responsive user interface. Building bots is intuitive and fun
You can bet parts in other matches to make them "super parts"
Cats driving robots, what's not to like?

Con:
You just watch the bots fight (not unlike other Robot Wars style games), and the winner is usually decided in seconds. One of them flips over and can't damage the other, wait until it explodes. There's nothing you can do to influence it, and so far I haven't seen any genuine upsets.

Strip away the automated battles and it's basically a gumball machine with timers. A cute one, but I have a feeling that the game is "solvable." That is, the community will quickly find an optimum bot configuration and that's all you'll end up seeing in the leaderboard. The only differences will be how much the parts and your tech tree are upgraded.
02-15-2017, 02:28 PM
#9
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 495
This probably the first time I have preferred an android version over iOS. The game gives you way more stuff to collect, plus makes it easier on android.

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02-15-2017, 11:36 PM
#10
This one is super fun. Note: there are two versions of the game being A/B tested, one with unlimited free fights and one with "fuel" nonsense. Just delete/re download game (it resets you) to get the other version, which is super fun!

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