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iPhone: にゃんぴ is on sale!

04-01-2009, 03:20 AM
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にゃんぴ is on sale!

What is it? My dashboard translator says it means "The [ya." Looks like it could be fun. Anyone know if it is worth $3.99?

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04-01-2009, 04:15 AM
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I generally stay away from games in other languages. Unless it is translated, I'm going to keep away from those adorable kitties.

04-01-2009, 04:21 AM
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Looks pretty cheap actually. I think foreign developer should at least bother to translate the game title for the international market.
04-01-2009, 05:45 AM
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The English pronunciation of the title would is "Nyanbi" (or Nyambi). From what I can tell it's based on a retro game that was released on the MSX in 1990. Sorry, that's as much as I can work out... maybe someone with better Japanese can give you more information.

Last edited by preuve; 04-01-2009 at 05:48 AM.
04-01-2009, 11:24 AM
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It's Nyampi ...anyway here's the gist of it. Object is to pop all the yellow balloons which can only be popped from their side (not from top or bottom). Not being able to pop a balloon from top or bottom really throws a wrench and makes this one a puzzler. Once that is done make your way to the trash can to throw away the balloons. You can move the gates (look like grey walls with hinge) from the sides and it'll spin in the direction pushed. Gates can't be pushed if it'll collide with another gate. If you push a gate from the top or bottom (this is confusing so not 100% sure about this) you can press it halfway and your cat has to remain on there. Many times your cat will get stuck and unable to move so press ESC to restart the level. Also you can't pop balloons when you jump. Not sure why you'd jump though.

Has 40 levels this one sounds like a puzzle brain burner and not so easy. I'll keep it on my list and if price drops maybe get them to translate it to English app store description and rules in English.
04-01-2009, 11:49 AM
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Why am I not surprised you knew what it was

Is there a game you don't know about?

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04-01-2009, 08:02 PM
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I remember seeing this when it popped up under the "just released" games the other month.

I agree with Deb, not at all surprised.

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04-01-2009, 08:04 PM
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It looks alright but I think i will probably be staying away from this one, especially at 3.99
04-01-2009, 08:06 PM
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I saw this one too, and I kinda wanna try it... if I get it, I'll write a quick review kinda thing here, saying if the game is good or not.
04-01-2009, 10:44 PM
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Thank you very much, @mrbass: that was more detail than I had expected to receive. I want this game but I am hesitant at the current price. This game kinda reminds me of Alley Cat in some ways (anyone else see that or is it just me.) If anybody does have this, please post your impressions.