★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

iPhone: Your five most recent regretted purchases?

10-26-2008, 12:32 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 131
Your five most recent regretted purchases?

Anyone bought any duds lately? I am a sucker for the 0.99 puzzle games, and have accumulated a few that I am just not happy with. The most recent ones were:

Topple: In level mode, I can't get past level five. In free play mode, it crashes. So much for that game!

Colony: Sections of the board are too small and I keep hitting the wrong ones by accident. Downloaded the free Squares and like it better.

Imangi Word Squares: I wouldn't say that this is a 'regret' (yet) per se, but the easy mode is too easy, and the medium mode is too hard. Plus, the really long name on the icon looks weird on my very tidy screen

Loops of Zen: The price is up again, so it is now 2.99 which is not what I paid. I actually asked for a refund on this game and got it. Sooooo boring because you have to restart at level 1 each time, and there is no zoom on the higher levels. Play the web version instead and you'll have your fill of this game soon enough.

Stone of Destiny: Great concept, but there is only one level of zoom, so it is really hard to see anything without squinting.

Those are the most recent five of the clunkers I've tried. I just get sucked in to the really cheap ones, figuring that if it's great, I will get my money's worth out of that dollar, and if it's terrible, I am not out too much
10-26-2008, 12:39 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Posts: 665
Some of mine are:
Moto Chaser - I payed the FULL 10bucks for this game and its not even worth a nickel.
BiiBall - AWFUL game just awful
Stone of Destiny - Cool idea but it needs lot more work
Theres 3 there probably more im not thining of

10-26-2008, 01:21 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 174
Super Monkey Ball - controls are terrible
Tetris - got it for $10 and Tris was better for free
10-26-2008, 01:47 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Berlin/Germany
Posts: 946
biiball
Star wars
Plank
Billie frontier
Cro mag rally
Nitro kart

--
taptoplay.de

Plus+: Lakeshore / OpenFeint & Game Center: taptoplay.de
10-26-2008, 02:02 PM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
biiball
Star wars
Plank
Billie frontier
Cro mag rally
Nitro kart
I really liked nitro kart. But i do agree with you one billie frontier and cro mag.
10-26-2008, 06:27 PM
#6
No one posted this yet but I think Urban Tycoon was a huge waste of my money. It's nothing like SimCity which it was supposed to emulate. I'd rather pay more and get a working game than less and get something half-assed.
10-26-2008, 06:51 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,326
5 regretted purchases

1.spore
2.cube run II (not as fun as the original I have both though)
3.Topple
4.Aqua forest
5.Heimweh to hell
10-26-2008, 07:08 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 362
Plank - gameplay is slooow
Billy Frontier - so pretty, yet so dull
Bloom - not a game, but such pretentious drivel
Bejeweled - also slow
Reel Deel Slots - what on earth was I thinking?!?
10-26-2008, 07:46 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 916
Crash kart
Flipbook
Cro-mag
Billy frontier
and I guess spore.. It's fun but it's not very replayable
P.s.
Anyone else think crash kart isn't so great!?
It's kinda biting after a while

Apps iLove: iBooks, Podcasts, Tweetbot, Reeder, Instapaper, SoundHound, MLS Live
Games iLove: Real Racing 2, Minecraft, Fieldrunners 2, Great Big War Game, FIFA 12
GameCenter: PeterM11
10-26-2008, 07:58 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,268
I am Rich.....j/k
Spore, not worth 10 bucks
Band...played it once, not worth the 10 bucks
SoD....uhm...suckered into it at 99 cents cause i was bored...it made the bordeom worse..
Cro-mag, bought it on discount....should of resisted
Koi Pond - i mean come on...

there were more, i deleted them...i dont want to remember

and the on the fence list
until they are fixed:
Urban Tycoon
AutoMangle, Im waiting for the controls to be fixed..its hard to drive around