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[Soft Launch PH] GALAK-Z: Variant Mobile (by GungHo/17-Bit)

07-26-2017, 12:42 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
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[Soft Launch PH] GALAK-Z: Variant Mobile (by GungHo/17-Bit)


GALAK-Z: Variant Mobile

GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc.
Genres: Games Action Arcade Entertainment
Free


Quote:
GALAK-Z: Variant Mobile is a brand new, one-of-a-kind, space-shooting action-RPG made exclusively for mobile devices.

Experience stunning space combat from the cockpit of a sleek spaceship or a giant Mech wielding a radical laser sword! Battle space pirates, squish giant bugs, challenge Dark Droid bosses, and crush the evil Baron’s army of nasty Imperial troops through more than a hundred endlessly replayable missions in a full-scale story campaign. Fight against player-created squads in the Droid Battle League and earn Trophies to reap better rewards. Collect upgrades, salvage, relics, and Droids to make your spaceship and Mech even stronger, and fight to become the highest ranked pilot in the galaxy!

● Shoot! Blast enemies away with your spaceship’s rapid-fire laser cannon.
● Slice! Carve up foes with your Mech’s radical laser sword.
● Upgrade! Enhance your craft with new weapons, armor, and helpful Droid buddies.
● Collect! Create squads of friendly Droids to battle against other players and earn special rewards.

== WHAT THE MEDIA ARE SAYING ==
“…I was having a blast just hunting down enemies and shooting them to pieces. That to me is a sign of a great game…” - Touch Arcade

“GALAK-Z: Variant Mobile is already looking like one of the most robust and refined experiences on the mobile marketplace.” - Hardcore Gamer

== JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE IMPERIALS ==
Players can reach out to the developers and talk to fellow United Earth Navy pilots at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GALAKZ/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/galakzmobile
Website: http://galakzmobile.com/












Supported Devices:
  • iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G-iPad23G
  • iPhone4S-iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5-iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini-iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c-iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s-iPhone5s
  • iPadAir-iPadAir
  • iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular
  • iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina
  • iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular
  • iPhone6-iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus
  • iPadAir2-iPadAir2
  • iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular
  • iPadMini3-iPadMini3
  • iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular
  • iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen
  • iPhone6s-iPhone6s
  • iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus
  • iPadMini4-iPadMini4
  • iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular
  • iPadPro-iPadPro
  • iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular
  • iPadPro97-iPadPro97
  • iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular
  • iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE
  • iPhone7-iPhone7
  • iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus
  • iPad611-iPad611
  • iPad612-iPad612
  • iPad71-iPad71
  • iPad72-iPad72
  • iPad73-iPad73
  • iPad74-iPad74

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 9.0

Download Size: 239.6MB


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07-26-2017, 02:07 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
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Was eagerly awaiting for this but wasn't expecting it to be free....at all.
I'm hoping for a free to download and full unlock iap.
Hopefully people with a PH account can shed some light? (A soft launch doesn't bode well for a full unlock iap of course)

07-26-2017, 02:15 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,558
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
Was eagerly awaiting for this but wasn't expecting it to be free....at all.
I'm hoping for a free to download and full unlock iap.
Hopefully people with a PH account can shed some light? (A soft launch doesn't bode well for a full unlock iap of course)
Don't see anything like that unfortunately. Has pretty much all the standard f2p stuff including multiple currencies, consumable IAP items, and your health is basically an energy system. That said, the game is fun as hell so far. Going to stick with it and hope the f2p stuff doesn't ruin it completely, but if you are absolutely against that sort of thing in any way then you'll probably just want to skip this one.

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07-26-2017, 05:32 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 3,237
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boardumb View Post
Don't see anything like that unfortunately. Has pretty much all the standard f2p stuff including multiple currencies, consumable IAP items, and your health is basically an energy system. That said, the game is fun as hell so far. Going to stick with it and hope the f2p stuff doesn't ruin it completely, but if you are absolutely against that sort of thing in any way then you'll probably just want to skip this one.
Thank you very much.
I'm not against f2p per se and I have fun with them in some cases...
I was hoping for premium but...we will see.
Glad to hear is lot of fun!!!
07-26-2017, 10:37 PM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
Was eagerly awaiting for this but wasn't expecting it to be free....at all.
I'm hoping for a free to download and full unlock iap.
Hopefully people with a PH account can shed some light? (A soft launch doesn't bode well for a full unlock iap of course)
As a player of the original, I have to respectfully disagree with Boardumb's impressions.

This game is not the Galak-Z from other platforms, and it carries over very little of what made the original special. It's rife with odd design decisions. You start with the Galak-Z mech, (which didn't unlock until much later in the original) and it's not transformable; the fighter version is a separate ship you pick up later. Then there's the odd control scheme. To be fair, I got used to it, but it's difficult to manage thrust and attack simultaneously. It's also chock full of publisher Gung Ho's typical F2P nonsense - lots of timers, currencies, and obtuse menus.

There won't be a full-game unlock IAP. This game has clearly been built from the ground up to be freemium, there's no way to separate those systems from the core game. Even if you could, the resulting game would be a shell of the original. They even took out the roguelike/permadeath elements.

To anyone who played the original game and loved it, lower your expectations accordingly. For those who are new to the franchise, your mileage may vary.

Last edited by Saucepolicy; 07-26-2017 at 10:49 PM.
07-26-2017, 11:26 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,236
^^ That’s ashame to hear. The original game is a classic. I knew the control system especially would be difficult to replicate on mobile. But I had hoped they’d still keep the meat of the game. Doesn’t sound like it.
07-27-2017, 12:06 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,800
the control scheme -move or attack- felt very awkward to me, my mech felt like a lumbering whale crashing on everything instead of a sword wielding agile built like its appearance implied. The graphics are good but there are better and premium dual stick shooters -which this isnt.
07-27-2017, 04:04 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 129
online only?
07-27-2017, 07:16 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 129
Shame it is online only/ freemium. Hope they also have a premium/offline version.
08-10-2017, 04:51 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 3,237
Finally got around to play this for about 3 hours.
To say I'm supremely pissed would be a huge understatement.

Even more so because the actual gameplay part is well done and very fun....they could have rendered the original game with little modifications...instead they went for total freemium game with a glimpse of the original game thrown in...more in art than full gameplay.

No roguelike, no story, no randomization, no exploration, no real cutscenes....nothing.

It's basically Candy Crush Saga with different gameplay...and even if the gameplay is fun (when you actually are able to play) everything else is so full of freemium things it's so damn distracting.
You collect things that need time to build up to have things that need time to install and currency to build...to get another currency....and so on.

Maybe good for everyone, but not my thing at all.

Too bad because I actually love the art and the controls.