App description: Pilot your Lynx Space Academy lunar vehicle through nine zones as you boldly go where no man has gone before. Collect Hero coins on each mission to make upgrades and purchase new vehicles in your quest to leave earth a man and return a hero.

Game Features:
Boost gives you extra propulsion to navigate tricky lunar terrain.
Collect Hero coins to enable upgrades and new vehicle purchases.
Upgrade Boost, Engine, Suspension and Tires to go faster and further.
Four unique vehicles: Rover Unit, Velocity Unit, Assault Unit and the Deluxe Unit.
Find the LSA coin hidden in each zone for big payouts.
Gravity on the moon is 83.3% less than on Earth so pull some big air!
Ghost Racing allows you to see your previous best runs.
Gameplay may increase your ability to become an Astronaut.
Visit www.lynxapollo.com to find out more.

Soap Creative's comments:
Hey guys,
Just want to do a shout out for a game we've just launched. It's a free to play side-view racer with simple controls and quite a lot to explore.

Trailer here:

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Hope you enjoy!
04-30-2013, 06:16 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,273
hhhmmm looks interesting...ill try it out..

04-30-2013, 06:36 AM
#3
First impressions:

I really like the graphical style of this one. Sorta reminds me of a cross between WipEout and that early ios dual stick cave flyer that had you rescue astronauts named after your contacts (I can't remember what it was called).

The gameplay is nothing like those, however. It's more like those floaty bike games, but with an even floaty-er lunar theme. I quite like it.

One gripe is that the rotating doesn't feel intuitive to me.. I'd rather hit + to dip the nose. Maybe as an option? Also, shouldn't the ghost reflect your best run rather than your last?

Other than that it's really well done! Will there ever be iCloud support? : )
04-30-2013, 07:19 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Well I am surprised to be honest I was expecting another rubbish sponsored side scrolling game filled with adverts for the product and pretty bad gameplay just attached on.
But instead this is actually a good game, I like these motorbike style side scrollers and play a lot of them and this is IMO a good game, sure it's free to play so you'll probably have to grind to unlock stuff or pay to unlock stuff faster but the actual gameplay is pretty cool, looks nice and handles well.glad I came across this thread.
04-30-2013, 05:44 PM
#5
Thanks for the positive comments! We worked hard on this game and we're glad it shows.

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Originally Posted by sweetdiss View Post
One gripe is that the rotating doesn't feel intuitive to me.. I'd rather hit + to dip the nose.
This was an interesting subject for us, as a few members of the team were polarized on that orientation and which way it should be, but in the end we all gelled with the current scheme and decided just to keep it simple.

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Originally Posted by sweetdiss View Post
Also, shouldn't the ghost reflect your best run rather than your last?
We're exploring the possibility of reviewing and extending the ghost feature in a future update - perhaps in a way that allows you to compete against ghosts of others from around the world, but we're still at the experimentation stage on that one.

Thanks for the input
05-01-2013, 01:25 AM
#6
Lynx? Published by Unilever? Is this a game about deodorant?
05-01-2013, 10:08 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 1,876
I downloaded this game this morning and was pleasantly surprised with it. It's definitely a hidden gem. I keep going back to it every time I get a chance. It's really fun if your into side scroller vehicle games like me. Definitely pick this one up and give it a try!
05-01-2013, 10:18 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766

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05-01-2013, 10:27 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
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Lmao, nice