App description: Download The @FreeAppADay Store App And Wish For More Top Rated Apps Like "Boss Battles" To Be Featured On FAAD! Join Rico the Raccoon as he takes up arms against the scum of the universe! From the makers of PAPER TOSS and NINJUMP, BOSS BATTLES is an epic top-down space shooter where you take the role of the veteran bounty hunter, taking missions to seek out and destroy renegades of the galaxy and bring peace (and space honey) back to good citizens. To do so, you must collect space gems to upgrade your ship with a variety of enhancements and weapons. Its up to your skill and dexterity to conquer the vile enemies of the space colonies. Featuring an easy to use touch and shoot navigation system and tons of upgrades for your ship, BOSS BATTLES is sure to keep you hooked from the moment you fire!

Features Include:
o 8 humorous, disgruntled bosses to take down
o An adorable but deadly raccoon
o 5 tiers of difficulty for novices to pros
o A Russian bear who thinks he's funny
o Plenty of upgradeable weapons, from plasma cannons to homing missiles
o A variety of pods to attach to your ship, including shields and a powerful shockwave attack
o Space bees!
o Game Center support with lots of achievements to collect
o Never-ending, space shooting fun!

Making fun, high-quality mobile games is what we strive for at Backflip Studios. We have seen over 125 million downloads across our suite of games and we greatly value your continued support and feedback.

Try some of our other free games, including: PAPER TOSS, NINJUMP, SHAPE SHIFT, STRIKE KNIGHT, RAGDOLL BLASTER 2 and GRAFFITI BALL.

Check us out on twitter: @backflipstudios

Thanks for playing!

arta's comments:


09-28-2011, 12:49 PM
#2
Sweet. This one I have been waiting for what seems like a while for.

I hope it's not freemium or free + IAP like most of Backflip's other games. (Not a huge deal but I prefer to get the full game in one go.)

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms

09-28-2011, 12:51 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
Sweet. This one I have been waiting for what seems like a while for.

I hope it's not freemium or free + IAP like most of Backflip's other games. (Not a huge deal but I prefer to get the full game in one go.)
So you just want a free game?

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09-28-2011, 12:57 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by arta View Post
So you just want a free game?
Nope, I want to pay them money at whatever price point and have the full game in one go.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
09-28-2011, 01:05 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Belgium
Posts: 274
I'm dreaming about an iCade support
09-28-2011, 01:33 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1,379
Ohh Boy!
This one is looking gooood...
What a great week for iOS.
First FlipShip, then ShadowGun and now Boss Battles.

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
Aaron Copland
09-28-2011, 01:57 PM
#7
And dont forget jelly defense. Its a great week indeed!!
09-28-2011, 03:03 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1,379
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Originally Posted by gokeadeyemo View Post
And dont forget jelly defense. Its a great week indeed!!
Hmm.. Haven't heard of that one. Gonna check it out.

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
Aaron Copland
09-28-2011, 04:01 PM
#9
Look good! Hope is not one of those fremium ones...
09-28-2011, 08:06 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,618
It is one of the freemium ones. You have ads running at the top of the screen, even the game area. You choose one of the monsters on offer and battle against it. Each monster has minions that you fight first. You collect diamonds that you can then use to buy upgrades (weapons, extra lives, etc).
New bosses get unlocked as you defeat the previous boss. You can also choose to fight a stronger version of a previously defeated boss for greater reward. You also have the option to buy diamonds if you don't want to grind.

What can I say... If this game was made by some 13 yo schoolboy, I'd be very impressed. This was developed by Backflip, however. I really respect this studio and expect more from them. It looks like with their latest string of games they are becoming more like Glu. Release a free game made in haste with little innovation and style and hope that it would do well. Perhaps economically that would make sence, but I am really disappointed. I felt bored after I defeated 3rd boss and took the game off my device. I hope the studio doesn't go down the same path as glue and would release games of the same quality as Ragdoll blaster 2 and Army of Darkness.

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