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iPhone: GW Octopus

11-05-2008, 10:47 AM
#1
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GW Octopus

Looks like another game clone from Nintendo has entered the app store...

Thoughts?
11-05-2008, 10:53 AM
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Kinda cool in a retro-80's kind of way. i'd love to play these (both GW Chef & GW Octopus), but there's no way i'll pay $1.99 each. Even $.99 is pushing it. Maybe when they get some more games like this and package them as 1 game, then i'll bite...

11-05-2008, 11:42 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by McGill View Post
Kinda cool in a retro-80's kind of way. i'd love to play these (both GW Chef & GW Octopus), but there's no way i'll pay $1.99 each. Even $.99 is pushing it. Maybe when they get some more games like this and package them as 1 game, then i'll bite...
I just got GW chef... While it is a very cool retro port, it probably isn't worth 1.99... Games got better for a reason. But it is a cool little blast from the past. I won't be getting the GW octopus, unless they drop it to .99
11-05-2008, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 1337brian View Post
Games got better for a reason.
Exactly. I can't see the point myself. You may argue that these games are nice and simple to play. Well so is PapiJump and many others. I used to buy these type of games, but I will leave them where they are best kept- in the past.
11-05-2008, 12:15 PM
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Sure, there's something about retro gaming for some people, but this like taking gaming back to the stone age. Pointless in my opinion.
I just don't understand having a high powered device, to play (and pay) for such a "game", I really don't.
I'm not telling people not to buy it, as whatever floats your boat, I just don't understand how that floats your boat.
11-05-2008, 12:18 PM
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Mr Charley, you said what I was trying to say, a lot better than I actually did.
11-05-2008, 12:28 PM
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it's Bioshock for iphone! finally!



EDIT: I guess nobody else thought that was funny haha

Last edited by BATTLE BORN; 11-05-2008 at 05:20 PM.
11-05-2008, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
Mr Charley, you said what I was trying to say, a lot better than I actually did.
LoL, I understood ya
But I agree My $1.99 would have been better spent at the chinese restaurant next door. I have such an impulse buy finger I need anti-app buying gloves or something. I have all the LED games and the aqua hoops and aqua punt. Now game and watch. WTH is wrong with me??? Maybe I am a retro junkie in denial...
11-05-2008, 05:37 PM
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I understand the appeal

I understand the appeal of these "retro" game ports. But even so I wouldn't pay $1.99 for just one of these retro games. Maybe for a pack of retro games and only if I had fond memories of playing them.

I've found that some of the games for the iphone remind me of my Commodore 64 game playing days. That is waiting for the game to load reminds me of how I used to sit and wait for games to load from the old 5 1/2 inch floppy disks (we were lucky in my family and actually had one of the first disk drives instead of a tape drive!)

I am waiting for someone to work out how to port Impossible Mission, Bounty Bob and Monty Mole.

Of course when you talk fondly of 5 1/2 inch floppies these days people think you are being rude! I think I'll go and shuffle off with my zimmer frame. There must be some kids I can yet at to get of my lawn...
11-05-2008, 05:43 PM
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that joke was funny about bioshock