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  • Publisher: DFC Games
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 28.8 MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: Watch the gameplay videos at the official site: www.dfcgames.com
"Crash Course" is a fast-paced arcade space shooter. It is similar to the classic "Asteroids" titles.

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"Crash Course almost belongs on another console altogether, making it a small victory to get to play a game this beautiful and exciting game on the go." by Andrew Nesvadba / AppSpy.com -

"Thanks to James Cameron 3D is all the rage right now and it seems some app developers are jumping onto the bandwagon. 'Crash Course' is an Asteroids style game that implements 3D for those that want it." by Chris Thomas / AppGamer.net

"Crash Course : le shoot qui ramasse la mise" by iMike, Bebop / FunTouch.net - 9/10

"Crash Course is a very fun game, with lots of ways to play."
by Richy / AllTechRelated.com -

"A well-executed iPhone homage to an innovative twin-stick arcade shooter." by Ryan Hewson / GameZebo.com -

"The graphics in this game are immensely great. The planets are well rendered with amazing fog effects in the atmosphere and well rendered enemies to match. Even with all these graphical effects, the game plays extremely smoothly on my second generation iPod touch."
Jacques Burdet / TouchAholics.com -

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FEATURES
- Swarms of asteroids and hordes of deadly enemies.
- 3 fully upgradeable spectacular weapons.
- Stunning visual effects.
- Online high scores.
- Casual, Arcade and Survival game modes.
- Customizable graphical details.
- 3D anaglyph glasses support. RED/CYAN, GREEN/MAGENTA.

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STORY
They came from deepest space. A massive armada of alien vessels hidden amongst a cluster of asteroids. Their targets: vulnerable human colonists situated on unprotected planets. You are the only ship in the area capable of destroying the alien armada and saving the humans. Are you up for the challenge?
04-10-2012, 08:46 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 13,410
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Would be better if there was an IAP for ads... They lag out the game so bad, even on low graphics settings...

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04-10-2012, 09:17 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Gliwice, Poland
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by syntheticvoid View Post
Would be better if there was an IAP for ads... They lag out the game so bad, even on low graphics settings...
IAP for ads and new features is planned. Right now, to deactivate banners for current game session, you have to launch any advertisement.

Crash Course 3D : ICE / iOS, Android, OSX
- dual stick arcade space shooter
- 3D anaglyph glasses support!
- Stunning visual effects
04-10-2012, 09:24 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 20,143
What's the difference between Crash Course and Crash Course 3d: Ice?

Thanks... This looks like an interesting take on the asteroids formula. Downloading.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
04-10-2012, 09:41 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Gliwice, Poland
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
What's the difference between Crash Course and Crash Course 3d: Ice?

Thanks... This looks like an interesting take on the asteroids formula. Downloading.
Crash Course is a SD version developed for iPhone 3G/3GS in 2010.

Crash Course 3D: ICE is a free version.
List of changes:
+ Added survival mode
+ iPad and iPhone retina display support (HD)
+ New platforms supported (Android, OSX)
- Disabled post-processing
- Only one planet (ICE) available

Crash Course 3D : ICE / iOS, Android, OSX
- dual stick arcade space shooter
- 3D anaglyph glasses support!
- Stunning visual effects
04-10-2012, 09:49 PM
#6
Are you planning on releasing a full version or to update the old crash course?
04-10-2012, 10:34 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,187
I loved the original and was bummed out when I upgraded to the iPad and found out this game wasn't optimized for it. Looking forward to buying this when the full version is released.

Edit: Just finished. What's the ETA for the full version launch?

Also, I don't have my old iTouch anymore so I may be mis-remembering: wasn't there a functionality in the original version where if I removed both thumbs from the screen, the game would automatically pause? If so, will that functionality be restored in this new iteration?

"@ColeDaddy - My wallet hates you. That is all."
Drummerboycroy

Last edited by ColeDaddy; 04-10-2012 at 10:47 PM.
04-10-2012, 11:49 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 20,143
So i playtested the game...

Upon firing the game up, AMAZING GRAPHICS. Cant say anything bad about the planet graphic that is a fantastc site right there.

And then... ADS. Annoying Ads. It has always been annoying anywhere so i wont talk more about that.

On to Gameplay... I went Arcade mode>Normal Difficulty.

The game is a twin stick shooter in a unique spherical dimension as opposed to the more common flat surface in other twinstick shooters.

There is a good variety of enemies and they are everywhere. Lots of different powerups make the game interesting and variable, but sticking to whichever gets upgraded most is the best way to go, but there isnt much difference between some of the shot types.

Not sure how long it took to finish, but arcade mode ended too soon. Then again, this is the free version so im looking forward to a lot more content in the full version. Also, I havent tried the other modes yet as i've only played 1 game.

Controls. There are times when the shoot stick doesnt respond and stops firing. Probably because you'd have to actually touch the stick in the middle before you can move it around. This should be changed. They are responsive at what they do, IF they work.

Bottomline... Im impressed. This is still just the tip of the iceberg and im looking forward to how this plays out.

Good luck to the team, and i hope this turns out successful.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
04-10-2012, 11:54 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimiboss View Post
IAP for ads and new features is planned. Right now, to deactivate banners for current game session, you have to launch any advertisement.
Exact-Psience,

Here's what the dev said earlier re: disabling the ads. FYI. I launched a couple of ads and they were disabled for the rest of the game.

"@ColeDaddy - My wallet hates you. That is all."
Drummerboycroy
04-11-2012, 08:26 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Gliwice, Poland
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manu3008 View Post
Are you planning on releasing a full version or to update the old crash course?
Full version is in progress - ETA depends on free version success. Most probably, it will be available as IAP for ICE free version:
+ Five planets.
+ Side by Side 3D TV support (right now it's developed for OSX version).
+ Grilli 3D support.
+ Post processing.
+ Banner Ads removed.
+ iPad 3 native resolution support.

Free version for Android devices will be available before the weekend. OSX version (ICE + SBS 3D support) in next two weeks.

Crash Course 3D : ICE / iOS, Android, OSX
- dual stick arcade space shooter
- 3D anaglyph glasses support!
- Stunning visual effects