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App description: From the makers of Shuffle Run and Double Barrel -
HEROES WANTED! Help Pendleton Penguin rescue his bird friends from the angry evil Queen's puzzling mazes and her minions.

Swipe and fly as you crush your enemies on distant icebergs, jump across mega volcanoes and blitz an evil palace in this neo-retro 8-bit arcade saga. Can you save the world?

COOL (brrrrr!) FEATURES

* Collect star fish, baskets of fish and other goodies and make it through the queens evil mazes. Earn bonuses and achievements.
* Use awesome perks to improve your powers and defeat the Queen.
* Defend yourself from giant crabs, evil seals, hungry squid, angry sea birds, moonwalking polar bears and the evil Queen herself.
* Radically awesome totally tubular 8-bit soundtrack.
* Chapter select feature allows you to skip chapters of the game youve already completed or play them again for a better score.
* Full screen swipe to move and tap to jump mimic classic arcade games in an intuitive, fun way.
* Challenging retro arcade gameplay with 3 difficulty settings for the casual gamer to the avid gamer.
* Challenge your friends with Game Center and Facebook integration
* Dozens of achievements.

Ice Tales is a classically inspired retro arcade game where old meets new. Collect starfish, baskets of fish and other goodies to advance in your pursuit of defeating the queen. Along the way, conquer giant crabs, evil seals, hungry squid, angry sea birds and moonwalking polar bears to save the day and rescue your friends.

Ice Tales features an original 8-bit soundtrack and unique retro-cartoon graphics. Ice Tales has settings for the casual gamer as well as more challenging settings for the avid gamer. Play it the way you like to play.

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WATCH IT on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzNcjcIOwAU


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As Featured on New and Noteworthy and What's Hot 6/1 - 6/15!!!

"Ice Tales is an enjoyable and fun casual gamer." - Appvader

"First I love the music, then I love the gameplay. 4.5 out of 5 stars." - Nine over Ten

"The game controls are very fluid....Ice Tales is fun and addictive." - Appmodo

"Ice Tales is a cute little retro maze game...certainly feels different enough to make a mark for itself on the App Store." - Appgamer.net

"What is old is new again, and this game is here to prove it." - 148 Apps

"Ice Tales is well executed and immensely entertaining for both those who remember NES games when they were brand new and for those whose frame of reference stretches no further back than World of Warcraft.Ice Tales is worth it for the nostalgia alone." - Appletell

"Retro vibe, but it doesn't feel tired" - Gamezebo

"Ice Tales features cute characters and an offbeat storyline that entertained me." - Appadvice

"Those penguins are cute." - Appolicious Fresh App Pick

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ImNoSuperMan's comments:


05-31-2011, 10:05 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,916
deevss, please don't look in the past, but in front of you...try to be original!

I love this world!

05-31-2011, 10:14 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 2,533
Its a fun game I recommend it!
05-31-2011, 10:17 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 427
Someone needs to port Crystal Castles.

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05-31-2011, 11:09 AM
#5
@foxmulderino - We tried Think of it as a classically inspired game with a modern vision - or something like that.

We promise the next game will be very unique!
05-31-2011, 11:14 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tikicobra View Post
Someone needs to port Crystal Castles.
The arcade and home console versions are both in the Atari's Greatest Hits app...

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05-31-2011, 11:19 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
the arcade and home console versions are both in the atari's greatest hits app...
Holy crap, are you serious?

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05-31-2011, 11:53 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tikicobra View Post
Holy crap, are you serious?
I don't joke about matters of great importance such as this.

Edit: Oh, but you should know that the controls for the 2600 version are just insufferable. The arcade version is the much better game and was better ported. I bet the controls in this game, Ice Tales, are far superior to that, however. And I'm sure it has lots of other features that the Atari ports don't. But you can get the "real McCoy" if you want.

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Last edited by medianotzu; 05-31-2011 at 11:58 AM.
05-31-2011, 12:08 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
The arcade and home console versions are both in the Atari's Greatest Hits app...
OFF ON A TANGENT:

While I loved the CONCEPT of Atari's Greatest Hits, even with all of the individual IAP game packs, but:

1) Dislike how each pack usually has about two real arcade games mixed in with two Atari 2600 games. I'm really not interested in the 2600 stuff but am kind of forced to buy it as it is spread evenly through all of the packs (like they're trying to unload a bunch of toxic goo by putting it into my favorite foods).

2) No records are kept. Quit out of the game and it is like you just unplugged the arcade machine with all highscores getting wiped.

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05-31-2011, 12:29 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2010
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Ahhh...Crystal Castles? Really? I like the artwork and probably would've bought if this wasn't such a blatant looking copy of a classic that I still enjoy today. Sorry folks!

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