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iPhone: Ice Stars - Hockey Game (now with new v1.1 features)

03-31-2009, 07:07 AM
#1
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Ice Stars - Hockey Game (now with new v1.1 features)


[App Store Link, $2.99]

just came out, could ice stars be the hockey game that I've been waiting for? doubt it LOL but could be interesting?

has anyone tried it yet? I've wasted too much money this week on crap apps


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Gameplay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwP1kKrGGB4

Quote:
Ice Stars is a hockey game with a single goal in mind: be simple and fun. Reminiscent of the 80's hockey games, Ice Stars is a single-player game where two teams will battle to win. A rich gameplay allows you to outplay the opposite goaltender in various ways. You can:
-Shoot at variable speeds.
-Do one-timers.
-Hit an opponent player to make him lose the puck.

Ice Stars also offers various mini-games during the course of the game:
-Face-off: Try to win the face-off by dragging the puck in the direction of your choice.
-Battle: Go head-to-head with an opponent and try to knock him before he does the same to you!
-Shoot-out: A two part mini-game. First shoot at the net and try to score and after, protect your net from the puck coming from the opponent.
Those mini-games are also available from the main menu, allowing you to practice them before the real game.

Numerous features and possible customization are also available:
-Save a game to resume later.
-Set the game speed and period length.
-Customize the six different teams, like the players' names and numbers.
-Adjust the music and sound effect volume.
-Play your favorite music from your device while playing the game.

Have fun!
Version 1.1 of Ice Stars has been uploaded on iTunes. It should be available in the next few days.

The new features:
Classic controls
You control the player with the analog stick and the red button to shot/hit a player and the green one to pass/switch player/do a one-timer



Replay
Press the pause button to access the replay buttons.



Tournament
There is now a tournament mode, where you play against each team. The game goes faster each time you win a game.



Also, there is now an image feedback when you try to hit another player. Some bugs were also fix with this new version.

Last edited by salsamd; 04-18-2009 at 01:20 PM.
03-31-2009, 07:28 AM
#2
Yep, I just saw this on the Sniper. Looks good, nice art.

I just wonder how much control you have....

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03-31-2009, 11:25 AM
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Hi, I'm the developer of Ice Stars, so feel free if you have any questions...
03-31-2009, 11:41 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by mb78 View Post
Hi, I'm the developer of Ice Stars, so feel free if you have any questions...
Welcome to TA! Always great to see Developers posting here

Game looks interesting.
03-31-2009, 11:43 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by mb78 View Post
Hi, I'm the developer of Ice Stars, so feel free if you have any questions...
Welcome to Touch Arcade mb78! What, as far as game mechanics, part does the player play? What elements of the hockey game are we in control of? The game looks fun and I may pick it up a little later this evening

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03-31-2009, 11:51 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rich_952000 View Post
Welcome to Touch Arcade mb78! What, as far as game mechanics, part does the player play? What elements of the hockey game are we in control of? The game looks fun and I may pick it up a little later this evening
You control one player in your team, it is the player with the red circle. You can choose select another player by tapping on it. The goaltender is controlled by the ipod. You use the accelerometer to move the player.

To make a pass, you tap on another player in your team. To shot, you can click on the net or you can press on your player and do a swipe gesture in the direction you want to shot. The longer you hold your finger on the net or before doing the swipe, the faster the shot will be.

You can also do a one-timer by double tapping another player.

If an opponent player has the puck, you can hit him if the player you are controlling is near enough by tapping on the opponent. He might lose the puck, you might gain control of the puck or a fight might start.

There is 4 mini-games that can be launched during the game, like when there is a battle.
03-31-2009, 11:52 AM
#7
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Im really liking this game so far

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03-31-2009, 11:57 AM
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It looks like a pretty cool game, but is it worth the asking price? I'm thinking about purchasing.
03-31-2009, 11:57 AM
#9
Mb78, thank you. That sums it up for me I'll be snaggining this up for sure. The controls sound ideal, and gameplay as well. I can't wait now. I'll post some feedback later.

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03-31-2009, 12:01 PM
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