Posts tagged ‘Arcade’

ROBOT 99

I’ve been playing this fun little ‘universal’ iPhone and ipad game by Fu Design for a few days now and have to say it’s one of the most attractive looking game graphics I have seen for a long time! Hand-drawn art is a sorely missed thing in this 3D age, and this has a charm all of it’s own… beautiful!

Just check it out… and try not to fall in love!!!

ROBOT 99

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The game itself is a pretty bizzare and fast paced effort to rescue the falling robots by tapping them to open their parachutes before they hit bottom. If you hit them in the top strip you get a speed bonus clearing the path for more falling metal souls. If they colide they have to be tapped again to keep them safe. You can also slide them left and right on their journy, but it’s hard to tell where the next are going to fall from, so I haven’t really find a good tactic for that yet!

There’s also various powerups (healthpacks and such) that fall from time to time to help you out.

All in all it’s a blast for a quick pick up and play.

It’s such a strong visual that I can see (and REALLY hope to see) other games being branched from these robot characters. It really is a nice style and I would love to see them in other adventures!

ROBOT 99 available now – give it a try!

Pinball HD: Flipping good fun!

Pinball HD is a perfect game for quick 10 minute blasts of gaming. The controls work really well with the touch screen whereby you can tap anywhere on the left for the left paddle and on the right for the right paddle. You slide the pin to launch the ball at various powers and the way you hold the screen in portrait orientation feels just right for a pinball table.

There are three tables to choose from, with their own unique feel, and online highscores to compete against. There are already some shockingly highscores to beat, so there must be some seriously good players out there!

The graphics are really smooth, colourful and sharp – really showing off the vivid colours of the iPad screen beautifully.

Theres scope for in game DLC for extra tables, and judging by the popularity of the game in ‘top grossing apps’ I reckon this won’t be too far away… here’s hoping anyway! It would be amazing if some of the classic real life tables were recreated for the game.

All-in-all this is an essential game to keep on the iPad which really will last for ever because there is inherently no end to the game – you can always try to improve your scores, as unlikely as it is that you will get into the world top ten at least there is something to aim for!