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Old 05-11-2011, 01:55 AM
ImNoSuperMan ImNoSuperMan is offline
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Default Bug Chucker - (by Cyan Worlds) - Universal App

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SPECIAL INTRO SALE PRICE!! Bug Chucker is a bugged-out, fun physics artillery game with a whole different galactic gravitational perspective. It's an easy game to learn and a blast to master. (From Cyan Worlds: the makers of Myst & Riven.)

The Galactic Bugship S.S. Treehugger, honored bastion and conveyor of the Great Tree, is under attack by the evil Sawz, the robotic minions of Lord Lahguh. Your mission is to help the dutiful bugs save their ship and preserve its precious cargo by ridding the universe of the Sawz, one galaxy at a time. Ready... aim... chuck!

Feel the buzz!

Each galaxy in Bug Chucker has loads of levels. (The first galaxy has 42 - don't forget your towel!) And each level presents a whole new way to look at a solar system. Sometimes you just need to blast through some space debris to get to the Sawz. Other times it’s a bit trickier - as the Sawz shield themselves behind fence-fields, tuck themselves cleverly behind a moon, or plan their attack on the far side of a few planets, suns or even black holes. Don’t underestimate the gravity of the situation, or you might just find yourself in orbit.

• Forty-two initial levels in the first galaxy with more on the way.
• Graphics, physics, and gravity of astronomical proportions.
• Start chucking the Ladybug and move up to the Beetle, the Grasshopper, and the Mosquito - each with their own special skill. And more bugs are waiting in the wings.
• Three stars of achievement in each level - and if you can manage higher scores (good luck), you’ll further “shine” your stars.
• Exclusive “left-hand” mode that allows the device to be flipped to make playing easier for lefties.
• Unique dynamic scoring that lets the points roll in until you decide the level is over.
• Trouble with a level? You're allowed two skips, so you don't get stuck.
• Universal app that takes advantage of whatever iOS device you have - iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (with full resolution supported on Retina display and iPad.)

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:24 AM
tokkao tokkao is offline
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Default Is this a puzzle game?

It looks like a puzzle game, but I am not quite sure. Is this a puzzle game? Nice graphics, by the way.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:48 AM
mkjate mkjate is offline
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Looks good, but didnt find a game trailer to see game control.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Malfhok Malfhok is offline
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It's somewhat like Angry Birds in space. Multiple bug types with special abilities that you fling them past the planets (gravity puzzles) to hit the baddies hiding behind crates, gaining points for smashing things and picking up leaves for bonus. Sounds deceptively simple, but it's actually fairly difficult. I've had to use the skip button once already in the first 9 levels (out of 42 at launch).

Controls are simple and intuitive. Touch the cannon, drag where you want to fire bugs, and let go.

Also fun is that even after you get all three stars, the stars get brighter as you approach higher scores. So there's more replay value even past the third star's score plateau.

Definitely worth the dollar!

Official site is here, and it has a trailer:

Oh yeah, and Myst geeks will spot little winks and nods to the D'ni-verse. Now there's a niche perk. :-D

Last edited by Malfhok; 05-11-2011 at 01:35 PM.. Reason: Added link to official game site.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:39 PM
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Picked this up and it is okay. The game environment looks good and the controls are simple and accurate.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:16 PM
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[URL=""]Here's a link[/URL] that has a little more information about the game [URL=""]and here's a video.[/URL] Hopefully that gives you a better idea about the game. Let us know if you have any questions and we'll try our best to answer them.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:39 AM
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:50 AM
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It looks similar to Blast Off is it?
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:43 AM
alyfantis alyfantis is offline
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Wow, SlideToPlay just gave Bug Chucker a 1/4. I bought it and really enjoyed the first few levels, but haven't played for more than five minutes yet. Does anyone else agree with this crap score?
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:25 PM
Malfhok Malfhok is offline
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I'm disappointed that both SlideToPlay and TouchArcade have given this one low reviews. It's not a bad game at all. In fact, it's seriously quite fun. And there's a great balance to the levels. You can do them all multiple ways to get different scores.

The TouchArcade review obviously misses something with this statement:

In a way, Bug Chucker also suffers from the same direction problems most were able to overcome with the original Myst. Experimentation was as vital in that as it is in Bug Chucker and the senselessness of testing is every bit as grating. You’re never sure if what you’re doing is right.
That's kind of the point of both Myst and Bug Chucker (and Angry Birds). Exploration. Experimentation. What happens when I do this? Cyan Worlds has nailed that here.
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