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iPhone: Vektrax

10-17-2008, 04:27 PM
#1
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Location: Colorado
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Vektrax

I thought it looked interesting enough to try for $.99 and it's surprisingly fun.

Anyone from my generation (I'm 25) or older will appreciate it a lot. The style is like a early 90's virtual reality game, but the sounds are very reminiscent of the 80's. The gameplay is is a little of both, though you control by tilting, which works amazingly.

It's simple in it's style, but it's fast and a lot of fun, especially for anyone who used to play games in the 80's and early 90's.

If you have any interest in a game like that, you'd be missing out by not paying the $.99. Totally worth it.
10-17-2008, 04:32 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
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Beat you to it mate. Already posted about this game here.

I think it's a great game.

[EDIT] As we are starting to post on this thread now, I will post the link to the game here , and here are my screenshots from the other thread so people can see what we are talking about.





Last edited by wastedyuthe; 10-17-2008 at 05:02 PM.

10-17-2008, 04:38 PM
#3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
Beat you to it mate. Already posted about this game here.

I think it's a great game.
I see...

I made a post over there too. At least I'm not the only who liked it.
10-17-2008, 04:43 PM
#4
I was just about to post about this as well. Awesome for a buck. Seems like it could really use an "interactive" soundtrack. Reminds me of N2o from the first generation playstation.

1891051 -high score on hard so far.

Last edited by ReformatPlanet; 10-17-2008 at 04:50 PM. Reason: better score run
10-17-2008, 04:54 PM
#5
I like it too

I just bought this too.

Im quite happy with it. I love the vibrant colors and the ever changing tunnels.

could use some improvements but overall im quite happy.

Some music would be nice. If it could evolve as you pass checkpoints like in Rez it would be awesome.
10-17-2008, 05:05 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
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I personally would like a subtle sound effect when you use your fuel/thrust. I think the developer made the right decision to not have the gun sound, as it is constantly firing it would get on the player's t!ts.
10-18-2008, 09:23 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 364
A bit like System Rush Evolution

If you own an n-gage phone from nokia (i know this will be rare since most here own iphones :P) like me, then you most probably have system rush evolution. Vektrax reminds me alot like it, but system rush evolution's graphics are much more modern.
10-18-2008, 09:33 PM
#8
I hate this game.
10-18-2008, 09:37 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by Armbruster View Post
I hate this game.
I love this game.

Somehow I think it's really friggin addicting. The sounds remind me of Metroid.
10-18-2008, 09:38 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by NotYou View Post
I love this game.

Somehow I think it's really friggin addicting. The sounds remind me of Metroid.
It pisses me off. I can't control the shooting, etc. At least it was cheap.