iPad Cataica free for the week

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  1. powersurge

    powersurge Well-Known Member

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    I was tipped off to this game on another forum and it seems it is free for the week. Plays sort of like Asteroids but with a bright comic book art style. Uses tilt to control movement and tap the screen to fire.

    http://appshopper.com/games/cataica

    Sorry for the sparse OP but I didn't see any videos to embed on youtube.
     
  2. k3v1nrulls

    k3v1nrulls Well-Known Member

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    awesome, thx for the news :)
     
  3. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    it looks like you're just shooting chunky chocolate chipped cookies...
     
  4. tosui

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    This is actually a lot of fun! Perfect for fans of Asteroids (for those of us who know what that was:p).

    Controls are a little sensitive - tilt a little to rotate, a little more to actually travel in that direction, and the game play gets a little repetitive since it starts at level 1 each on each new game. But the price is right and if the dev is around these are easily addressed!

    Definitely worth grabbing now for hopes of a nice update in the future.
     
  5. jasonsmith

    jasonsmith Well-Known Member

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    The comic style makes it different from the rest...

    [​IMG]
     
  6. sportsfan791

    sportsfan791 Well-Known Member

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    Controls take some time to getting used too. But a great game for it's current price
     
  7. shawn_10

    shawn_10 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, the backgrounds however, even tho they look nice they dont really fit the rest of the theme( which looks all cartoony and stuff ), and i actually think it would look better if it were drawn just like everything else. anyway tho, i cant really complain since its free ( for now ) but renewing that would make a good improvement to the game i think ( wish the dev made the thread )
     
  8. jasonsmith

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    I agree, good spot. Looks as though the dev did try to make the backgrounds a bit less real but could be more comic like. I think there's a filter in Photoshop that does that...

    Gotta get the dev onto this thread.
     
  9. brypan

    brypan Well-Known Member

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    I love this game, and thanks for the news, but I am still looking for an origanl type of asteroids, true to the original game. Is there a copy that I failed to see? I am sure many would want it, but this game fills the void for now.
     
  10. jasonsmith

    jasonsmith Well-Known Member

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    I really do like how the controls are smooth. It's really hard to get out of control with this app which makes it easily playable IMO. I think they're great, wouldn't change a thing with em personally. It's sooo easy to accidentally make it harder by messing with the controls. Maybe a sensitivity knob for tweaking would be a good idea.

    Is the dev here yet?...
     
  11. brypan

    brypan Well-Known Member

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    I agree; not sensitive enough for my taste.
     
  12. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the company that came up with it creating a new version? The Evolution thing?

    And Cataica, is it pronounced "ca-tie-cah"? Sounds like something you'd yell out during a flamenco dance.

    [​IMG]

    "¡O si, Cataica!"
     
  13. brypan

    brypan Well-Known Member

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    Hmm.. I did not hear of this. Is it for the iTouch and iPhone?
     
  14. Veratek

    Veratek Well-Known Member

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    It's a really likeable game, simple and stylish.

    Would love to see:
    level checkpoints to continue from
    control options for touch, (tilt works great as is)
     
  15. wootbean

    wootbean Well-Known Member

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    cool :) I'll try this
     
  16. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, sorry, it's Space Invaders they're remaking :eek:
     
  17. brypan

    brypan Well-Known Member

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    Heh, thats okay. Boo! I hate space invaderes =(. I am a real asteroids fan, though.
     
  18. Devilishly Good

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  19. f e a r l e s s

    f e a r l e s s Well-Known Member

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    Where have I heard the theme song from this game? It's a little different, but I know I've heard it somewhere else.

    I really like the backgrounds in this game. They go really well with the rest of the game. I guess we all see things different... (duh :D)
     

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