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App description: Description "Im pretty hooked on this game, and I havent encountered much that gets in the way of my fun." - Touch Arcade iPhone Review

WARNING - Hard8 is very addicting. Games on the Down Low can take no responsibility for your loss of job or social life due to playing it.

Ok, now that we have that out of the way (government mandated by the way!) you are probably asking what is this Hard8 game I have been hearing of all about?

Well the premise is simple, you tap one of the 8 columns to drop dice onto the board, trying to clear them by making 8's. You can use any number of Dice in any combination to make an 8. So a 6 and a 2 will clear the same as a 1, 1, 1, 2 and 3.

Sounds simple? Well we are throwing a few tricks your way. First, there are rounds that move items from the bottom up towards the top. Second, there sometimes are dice that are random numbered until you drop them. We are sneaky like that!

We do give you some tricks to help you out. If you drop your dice on 3 cherries a Cherry Bomb is unlocked. The Cherry Bomb will clear the entire column it is dropped on and the bottom row. There are also 3 fruits that can be captured. To get a fruit you have to make more than a single 8 on one dice drop. Getting all 3 fruits will clear all the blockers on the screen.

You want more features? We got them!

Beautiful iPad graphics!

Listen to your own Music while playing Hard8 with the integrated iPod Player support!

3 Game Modes!
Puzzle - 30 unique levels that will test your skill! Each level has a certain number of diamonds you have to collect to unlock the next level!

Challenge - See how long you can last! This is the free play mode of Hard8.

Tournament - The ultimate test of your Challenge Mode skill! Each game has the dice pattern, so no player has the edge!

20 Game Center Achievements!

15 Leaderboards with All-Time, Monthly and Daily leaders listed!

Track your personal best scores!

Stats Galore! Track your progress using a multitude of stats, including your average score in every mode and every level!

Watch the YouTube Movie! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTU3RDiVjew

What else is the Media saying?
"Hard8 focuses on getting a basic idea hugely polished and extremely accessible. And it succeeds at that. If you are the kind of person that plays iPhone games to make public transport a little more bearable, then I can easily recommend this." - www.digitallydownloaded.net

We'll see you on the Leaderboards!

OneEye's comments:
Hard8 HD is now available! Check out the Drop/Match game that Touch Arcade loved on the iPhone now optimized for the iPad!

Check the full TA review:

Movie from iPhone version:
06-10-2011, 11:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,164
Glad I held off getting the iPhone version. Definite buy!

Xbox Gamertag & Game Center: CzarCastic

06-11-2011, 01:42 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,340
Love the iPhone version and this is a great price. Is the only difference the graphics?
06-11-2011, 08:44 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bookland
Posts: 3,366
Been waiting for this. Bought.
06-11-2011, 10:10 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 304
Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Love the iPhone version and this is a great price. Is the only difference the graphics?
It has all the features of the 1.03 iPhone release but with iPad enhanced graphics. So you still get the iPod player and all the small tweaks we did.
06-11-2011, 01:11 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 103
Thank you for making an HD version of this. Mostly play on the ipad and this is a welcome addition to my app family =)
06-11-2011, 08:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 12,002
Do we get to see more of the playfield at once in this HD version?

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06-12-2011, 11:14 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 101
...score on top still broken/scrambled like in the iPhone version.
(running German OS 4.3) would be nice if this gets fixed