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Dragons' Den™ The Official Game - Universal App [Not available in US]

04-20-2011, 05:35 AM
#1
Dragons' Den™ The Official Game - Universal App [Not available in US]

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Release info :

The Game is out in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and some other stores but not in US/Canada. I have no idea when/if it'll be available in US. Size of the app is 14 MB.

Price in NZ is $4.19 which should translate to USD $2.99
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This is the first official game based on the hit TV show 'Dragons’ Den'.

Multiplayer (with up to 5 players in play and pass mode) or Single Player mode.

Now it’s your turn to play as a Dragon, you will be pitched inventions from 100 real life companies whose inventions were either an overwhelming success or are confined to the dusty patent shelves.
Invest wisely, and follow the cryptic hints in the pitches. Can you find the GOLDMINES, and try to avoid the FLOPS.

Play against our specially created VIRTUAL DRAGONS in a bid to try and make the best investments over 3 rounds OR play against friends and family in Multiplayer mode. Can you be the most successful Dragon in the Den?

The single player mode involves 3 pitches, and is designed for occasional pick up and play. The Multiplayer mode lets up to 5 players compete against each other head to head to be the Top Dragon in the Den.

Features;

-Over 100 short pitches for real life inventions and patents
-Single or Multiplayer mode with up to 5 players
-Reveals show what actually happened to the product
-Learn facts about real companies and inventions
-Compete or partner with Virtual Dragons
-Multiply 'Openfeint' Acheivements to unlock and Hi-Score leaderboards.

A mix of guesswork, intuition and knowledge will be needed to see you beat you rivals.

"Are you in or are you out?"
Quote:
Release info :

The Game is out in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and some other stores but not in US/Canada. I have no idea when/if it'll be available in US. Size of the app is 14 MB.

Price in NZ is $4.19 which should translate to USD $2.99

Last edited by ImNoSuperMan; 04-21-2011 at 04:26 AM.
04-20-2011, 08:52 AM
#2
Never even heard of this gameshow on tv. Is it good?(the tv show)

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04-20-2011, 08:53 AM
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It is a very good show but i must admit its not one i would want a game on. Think it might be an acquired taste.

Basically 'normal' people come to these investors with ideas, they either get a yes or a no. If its a yes the 'dragons' offer them deals, eg you want £50k for a 30% share of your business. I'll give you the full 50k but i want 50% etc

Then basically these extremely rich people rob these others as they get great deals for themselves. For the first 10 mins of the program you hear how great and rich they all are and we're not etc

Its not a bad show but gets a bit samey as the Dragons constantly try and get a great deal for themselves
04-20-2011, 05:45 PM
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Never even heard of this gameshow on tv. Is it good?(the tv show)
The show is called Shark Tank in the United States. It's on ABC.

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04-20-2011, 06:17 PM
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The show is called Shark Tank in the United States. It's on ABC.
Ah! So thats why I thought it looked and sounded very similar.

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04-20-2011, 06:22 PM
#6
Oh yeah, shark tank. I saw that a few times when it was new. Is it still on air? It certainly is an interesting thing to make a game on. I'd say there are quite a number of other shows that would have better game spin-offs. But ill try not to judge it until we get some impressions.

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04-21-2011, 05:15 AM
#7
Sucks so far.

First, it plays on the iPad with the screen oriented long-side down yet when you have to enter your name, it switches to the short-side down view so you have to rotate your iPad to enter the text then rotate back again to continue playing the game.

It consists of a one-line vague description of an invention - that quite frankly could be anything. You then decide whether to back it or not (based on virtually no information whatsoever - you're not told anything about it except for that one-line description of the product). After the winning bid is chosen (assuming one is made by a 'dragon'), you are told if it was a flop or success, money goes up or down accordingly and after three rounds, a winner is declared.

Virtually no strategy involved at all. Not enough information given in order to make any kind of assessment as to how good the product is. No information about any financials, cost to market, profit margin. Nothing.

May as well flip a coin three times.

Jamie.
04-21-2011, 06:22 AM
#8
^ thats about what i expected. the concept of the game seemed pretty hollow.