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What's the best copter/cave type game?

10-24-2009, 01:08 AM
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What's the best copter/cave type game?

The App store is full of these icopter type cave games of every variety like Copterkid, Jetpac Jack, Rocket Monkey, Touch Copter etc... I just saw a couple others also called Shine and then Pixel Cave... Anyone have any picks as to what the best of this game type is? The last two I mentioned (Pixel Cave & Shine) look pretty good and a bit different.

Any input you guys have would be appreciated.

10-24-2009, 10:09 AM
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Not too popular a genre I take it?

10-24-2009, 06:04 PM
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Dang. No help at all. Oh well I went ahead and picked up Copter Kid, Pixel Cave and Shine...
10-24-2009, 08:52 PM
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Rocket Monkey.
10-24-2009, 10:00 PM
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I saw my friend playing Tunnel today :P
10-24-2009, 10:17 PM
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tunnel is good but if you are looking for the classic helicopter game go with the original icopter

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10-24-2009, 10:45 PM
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I prefer CopterKid based on the style of the artwork I guess. Seriously... a little dude with a propeller hat on dodging alien blimps, biplanes, alien spaceships, ice cream trucks, igloos and the Loch Ness monster. Just awesome. Then the alien ships start shooting at you.
10-26-2009, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Fleabag323 View Post
Rocket Monkey.
Thanks Fleabag! We fixed the achievement issues and are working on V2.0...Rockey Monkey is growing in popularity and downloads are on the way upp. We are tracking to break into top 100 arcade and action if downloads continue to rise.

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10-26-2009, 09:57 AM
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I'd have to go digging a bit for names, but most of the games of this genre have terrible physics, IMHO where your copter/whatever drops immediately when you let go of the screen, no momentum at all.

There was one I liked best, but I can't remember the name - gonna have to dig through my apps list and come back...

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
10-26-2009, 11:23 AM
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I got a kick out of Penetrator myself but here is my challenge as I'd be curious in this regard as well.

I'm looking for the best of this genre that includes:

-Random level generation.
-Cleverly adding more and more elements to increase complexity as you get further in BESIDES simply forcing you to fly too fast to accurately control.

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