iPad GI Joyride or Dr.Arugula

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  1. Jesserg

    Jesserg Active Member

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    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    Definitely get GI Joyride... it's fun for a quick play... I think Dr. Arugula would be fun too, but I'm ambitious on the GIJ update..
     
  3. Danny-Doggy

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    Dr. Arugula doesn't run well on first gen ipod touches so I wouldn'yt get that one. Gi Joyride is a lot of fun and well worth $.99.
     
  4. Seishu

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    I have both games and IMHO it just depends on what type game you like. Dr. Arugula is a 3D shooter which is pretty fun and it has free play. G.I. Joyride has great physics and has a lot of replay value in that levels are different each time and you can get awards based on how well you did.

    In the end it's up to you to decide which you would prefer.
    (Dr. Arugula may or may not get an update so I would go for G.I. Joyride)
     
  5. anonymous

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    gi joyride

    definatly worth the .99$
     
  6. TRIPLE BEAM DREAM

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    I own both and at this point G.I. Joy Ride is the smoother running of the two, hopefully we will see an update for Dr. Arugula, it really needs a few tweaks, I do enjoy the both of them.
     
  7. Jesserg

    Jesserg Active Member

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    I have a 2nd Gen Ipotch so should i get both then? because it apparently works better on 2nd gen.
     
  8. tosui

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    I don't have Dr. A, so I can't comment on the game, but I have GI Joyride and it's totally my favourite game! There's just something about the graphics, controls, sounds, etc. that they got PERFECT! I find it's one of the few games I've ever had on my Touch that I'm actively craving!

    Edit: I'm playing it on a 1st gen Touch, and the framerate is superb. Plus, you can turn on or off many of the visual elements, which should make things run even faster! (That said, I only have the "smoke" turned off, because it's distracting. Ever other element is running and it looks fine!)
     
  9. rIcHrAnDoM

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    +1, I own both and agree.
     
  10. Big Albie

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    Ditto to Rich and everyone else on this thread...GI Joyride is your best bet--better mechanics, content, replayability, and an update coming up in April.
     
  11. deckard

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    Wow Dr Arugula looks hilarious! I'm in! GI Joyride too wth I have 2 bucks in couch change here somewhere.
     
  12. Seishu

    Seishu Well-Known Member

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    :D My favorite weapon is the chainsaw.

    EDIT: 200th post!
     
  13. foppajoe

    foppajoe Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the chainsaw.


    I think gi joyride is better right now. Both need updates, but joyride is 100% going to get an update and I don't think dr arugula is planning on having an update. All arugula needs is the monsters to not come in waves so they can build up. Plus, it needs more weapons (it says 7 weapons but it has like 3 rocket launchers, but it does have mines and grenades which is good).
     
  14. deckard

    deckard Well-Known Member

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    Man, I really found Dr Arugula's 'Box of Death' to be craptastic. At first I thought the blocky graphics would be retro-funny but they kinda just stink. I can't tell if the slo-mo effect is intentional or just a horrible framerate; either way it feels like the game is being played in the La Brea tar pits. Good thing this was only a buck. Needs major work to be fun IMO.

    GI Joyride on the other hand IS absolutely hilarious, that game needs more press, it's great!
     
  15. Camaro8

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    Get G.I. Joyride.... I love the way it looks and plays...and the sound is great too when you run over the Nazi's :D..
     

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