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App description: Previously featured by OpenFeint!

About the game:

Machiavelli's Ascent is a vertical platformer taking place in the deepest depths of the ocean. Guide Machiavelli the jellyfish on an ascending journey by consuming nutrient bubbles, chaining them together to create melodious combinations. Progress upwards with the catapulting assistance of jumpers and score enhancing starfish. Pursue and hunt elusives as you guide Machiavelli all the while earning achievements as you play and competing locally or globally for highscores. See you underwater...

Game Critics.com
"...this is certainly a game that will keep a player coming back for "just one more try"."

Digital Spy
"Behind a gorgeous aesthetic of watercolour visuals is one of the service's most simple and refined arcade experiences."

Casual Game Informer (4/5)
"In short: Machiavelliís Ascent is visually charming, aurally delightful and brims with character..."

*Reviews listed are in reference to xbox 360 version
11-10-2009, 08:26 PM
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wrong link...

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11-10-2009, 08:27 PM
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11-10-2009, 08:33 PM
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video of the xbox version...but you can see the gameplay

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Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
I don't want to alarm anyone, but I just played this, felt a tingle, rushed to the bathroom, and urinated rainbows and glitter.
Originally Posted by sammysin View Post
Yesss, I'm off for a leak to see if the same happens for me.
11-10-2009, 08:35 PM
Machiavelli as a jellyfish? I'm intrigued...
11-10-2009, 08:52 PM
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I want this but need this answer. Accelerometer controls?

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11-11-2009, 09:29 AM
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Anybody know how the controls work?

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11-11-2009, 10:14 AM
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Tilt controls.

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11-11-2009, 03:50 PM
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What a nice game! Nice music - but ingame-sounds (to me) became enerving pretty soon; but it's possible to dim or totally stop sounds - or music, vice versa.
Controlled by tilt (moving iPod/ iPhone like a steering wheel) it is by gameplay just a graphically wonderful version of a jelly-fish doing the doodlejumping in an underwater environment.
No flaws (besides an icon which could be less pale and colored - framed b&w jellyfish from picture No1 would do better!) as much as I can say. Worth the money for me.

Last edited by Symbolist; 11-11-2009 at 03:53 PM.
11-12-2009, 05:02 PM
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I agree with mostly everything said above me. Game is very fun and addicting. Lots of achievements through OF. Music is great, sounds suck. I turn the sounds off, but my only prob with the app is it doesnt save the settings, so each time I have to turn off the sound. Otherwise, very addicting and lots of fun. Recommend for a buck. Similar to Doodle Jump but landscape and prettier due to the underwater jellyfish

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Last edited by heffdog116; 11-12-2009 at 05:06 PM.