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  • Publisher: Kaiser Ahn
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 4.5 MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: *** Physics-based Game ! ***
*** This version has 86 Levels ! ***

How to Play: Collect all the stars!
Catch the stars in the space by throwing the fork from the ship.

Controls: Tap and Tap
Tap once to spin the fork.
Tap once more to stop and throw the fork.

[TIP] When the first tap is on the left side of the screen, the fork spins counter clockwise, and when the first tap is on the right side of the screen, the fork spins clockwise.

How to Catch:
Throw the fork to catch the objects.

How to complete a level:
The game ends when you have forked up all the stars, the UFO or the black hole have stolen all the stars in the space, or the given time of 60 seconds per level has gone by.
You must acquire as many as or more than the points required by the level in order to move up.

Fun Level Objects:
-Black hole: Draws in the objects nearby
-White hole: Repels the objects nearby
-Wormhole: Swallows and translocates objects
-Big Bang: Repels nearby objects in a split-second
-Big Crunch: Pulls in nearby objects in a split-second
-UFO: Moves horizontally and steals away the stars. Gain back the points for the stolen stars by catching the UFO with the fork!
-Comet: Epic point booster, but it won't be easy to catch!
-Item ship: Drops useful items when forked.

Passive Items [automatically put to action when obtained]
-Buff item: Increases the speed of throwing. Increases the speed of pulling back.
-Time item: Give 10 more seconds to play

Active Items [Must tap the item icon to use]
-Missile: Destroys all the stone/rubber planets; has a wide range of damage

Game Play Video:

KaiserAhn's comments:
Hi, all. Thanks for reading.

iTunes Link : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/catch-a-star/id423123306?mt=8

YouTube Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4nckDMOi4Q

03-06-2011, 09:07 PM
cute icon, just my type of games
03-06-2011, 09:33 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 458
Played it after getting a promo code.

It eventually grows on you, starts slow but then different things are added (black holes, other ships) that make it more interesting,

but here are some issues:
- there's no intro, help, tutorial, story. it starts with you clicking on "level 1" then you figure out to tap the screen to release a fork to catch the stars on screen

- there's no way to tell how many lives you have left (first I thought you only had one, because I had failed early the first time I played to catch all the stars and died, but then when I got better I had missed a couple of stars but the game let me progress)

- there's no way to pause the game, the only way to stop is to purposefully die (I just figured out that it supports multi-tasking so I guess you can hit the home button). The second time I played, I made it to level 27, but that meant I was stuck there for about half an hour because I did not want to lose my progress

- also level 27 looks pretty much impossible. I only tried it 3 times (you can select any level to go through once you've reached it) but unless you have a couple of power ups...

This game may hold my interest for a bit more time, but it would be nice to have a bit more guidance (ie. how many levels are there?)
03-06-2011, 10:10 PM
The game looks extremely boring, I'd say. It just repeats pulling down the stars!