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  • Publisher: Stefan Preuss
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 18.8 MB
  • Version: 1.4
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating:
    Not enough votes.
App description: A garden is a peaceful place, you think? Hummingz EVO will teach you, that there is WAR under the hood! Shoot your way through many different levels filled with nasty bugs, spiders, frogs, bees and more. Fight huge BOSS enemies and collect extras.

Up for some retro arcade action spiced with extra bullets and BOSS enemies? Hummings comes with beautiful artwork optimized for the iPad display.

Features
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- fight huge BOSS enemies like Frogs, Spiders and Bees
- easy to control use just one finger to control your bug
- two game modes for casual and experienced players
- fun and fast arcade style action
- challenging and well known game play
- global high score list
- artwork optimized for the iPad display

The rules are easy
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- if it is colored, shoot it
- if it is pale, catch it

All shot items drop down...

Catch 80/100 enemies to receive an extra shot
After 4 extra shots you receive shooting helper bugs
Catch 100 mushrooms to receive an extra live.
Catch a Boss and you receive +30 enemy and +30 mushroom catches.
Catch a Snail to get a +10 seconds magnet bonus ( collect all falling things automatically ).

Poison mushrooms explode when shot and kill surrounding mushrooms too.

In 'Normal' mode the player starts with two shots and you get an extra at 70 caught enemies. The levels and BOSS enemies are easier to play.

Scoring
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- Trail Bugs: 5 points
- Spider: 10 points
- Bee: 15 Points
- Snail: 10 Points
- Poison Bug: 10 Points
- catch killed item: 2 points
- kill BOSS enemy: 300 points + add 30 caught enemies and 30 caught Mushrooms to your counter

preussie's comments:
Hi there,

Up for some retro arcade action with extras and boss enemies? Then you might have some fun with Hummingz EVO HD ( Centipede clone ) on your iPad .



Gameplay video of the iPhone version:

Youtube link | Pop Up


... and finally some promo codes:
ATRA7XFERFWL
EK4TWNFMYLPA
R7AXK4EKR737
RJE39E7TPNJF
MW976N3J7T7P

Please drop a line if codes are used. If you would like to do a review or something please send me a pm for a promo code...

Have a nice week end
preussie
04-22-2011, 07:41 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,714
Thanks, I grabbed MW976N3J7T7P.

04-22-2011, 07:41 AM
#3
Used R7AXK4EKR737

Thank you! Will review after playing for a while.

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04-22-2011, 08:12 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 141
I used ATRA7XFERFWL thanks. Looks cool.
04-22-2011, 09:13 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,244
All codes are gone.

Looks fantastic, please post some impressions.
04-22-2011, 09:34 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,244
Went ahead and bought this and for the most part it is pretty good.

I really like the art style, everything is nice and polished and there is a good amount of variation from the backgrounds to the enemies.

Controls work okay but I would like to see more options as the only control option available is relative touch and it is not as tight as it needs to be.

Sounds are good but when you die there is a big explosion sound but you just disappear which creates a bit of disconnect. If there is an explosion sound, maybe you could give some animation to the players death?

I love that there are bosses in this as it really adds another element to a classic arcade game. How about adding a two player alternating mode and local high scores with name entry?

I think it is worth a buy but I hope some improvements are made.

Last edited by BazookaTime; 04-22-2011 at 09:36 PM.
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,714
Trying to write a review, but keep getting "you don't own this" every time (happening on multiple apps). Anyway, fun game, nice graphics, and like how the background and bosses change.

Agree with BazookaTime that the touch isn't quite crisp enough sometimes, especially on the hard level where you need to move a little quicker or more carefully. Not bad, but a little tightening could be good. Also on the hard level it seems like the shots sometimes come in spurts. Perhaps designed that way on purpose, as it gives an extra dimension of difficulty when trying to shoot at things.

OpenFeint is integrated, but adding Game Center could be good - perhaps multiplayer/head-to-head at some point.

Overall, an enjoyable classic shooting game, one that the whole family should enjoy playing.
04-23-2011, 04:15 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Flensburg, Germany
Posts: 70
Thank you for your comments

Controls:
The little 'player' bug accelerates into the direction where you touch the screen to make the movement smooth. Maybe the acceleration a bit too slow - I will work on that. I think tilt control or a d-pad control is no option for this game.

I also thought about a '2 player pass along mode' - it might be fun . GC integration is on my list.

preussie
04-30-2011, 07:34 AM
#9
Also have tried posting a positive review for this great retro game but keep getting the "in order to write a customer review for this item you must have purchased or downloaded first". I've used redeem codes many times and I've always been able to leave a review so I'm not sure why this is happening .... it's a shame because I really wanted to leave this an excellent 5 star review.
This reminds me a lot of Apeiron which is a Mac game that I really love. Kind of a cross between Apeiron and Centipede making it even better that each one individually.
You did a great job on the graphics and making this a really fun to play game. Thank you for the code and I'm sorry that Apple won't let me leave you a review. If this changes, please let me know and I'll post.

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04-30-2011, 09:28 AM
#10
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For all those people who are trying to post a review on the app store....it is not possible anymore to post a review if you have received the game via a promo code....only games who have been bought can a review be given.

This is done so that the developer cannot only receive positive reviews by giving away codes.

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