iPad Ocarina, Worth the Buzz?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by superbad, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. superbad

    superbad Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    2,117
    0
    0
    CEO. Reviewer. Beta Tester.
    You need to stalk me?
    So Ocarina just broke into the TOP 10 paid apps...

    is it worth it? why would i need to transform my phone into a musical instrument :confused:
     
  2. kholinar

    kholinar Member

    Nov 12, 2008
    11
    0
    0
    I think it's worth it. I guess it depends on whether you'd be interested in playing any instrument.

    Check out the forums... http://ocarina.smule.com/forum/index.php

    The community is growing like crazy with scores going up every few minutes...
     
  3. Maythius

    Maythius Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    1,165
    1
    0
  4. Finchypoo

    Finchypoo Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    73
    0
    0
    an Ocarina huh?

    is it an ocarina.......OF TIME!!!!!!
     
  5. kholinar

    kholinar Member

    Nov 12, 2008
    11
    0
    0
    That's cool, man.

    A lot of people are being inspired to buy ocarinas by this app. :)

    I've been wanting one and will probably spring for one at some point in the future. :)
     
  6. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    3,358
    3
    0
    In My Head
    So is it a good app or not? I have really been on the fence about this one... I know it's only a dollar and i think i would get at least 5 min. of use but not sure about anymore then that...
     
  7. eyemh8

    eyemh8 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    447
    0
    0
    To stay stupid
    Estes Park co.
    it's worth a dollar just to go around the globe and hear everyone playing that's the best part for me
     
  8. Suneun

    Suneun Active Member

    Jul 14, 2008
    39
    0
    0
    The big community providing ocarina scores is what makes it totally worth it. If you had to figure out on your own how to play the Ocarina it wouldn't hold much attention for most people. But there are about 150 scores available on their website (forum link) from random folks. It spans everything from Amazing Grace to Rick Roll. I'm trying to learn the Portal credits song, linked through this post here.

    Definitely worth a dollar. It's also impressed half a dozen people at work today when I was practicing.
     
  9. girlgeek101

    girlgeek101 Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    10
    0
    0
    I Love It

    There are really two things I like:

    • First of all I can really play it and reading the music is easy. I can even memorize scores fairly easily.
    • Second of all, the experience of looking at the globe and all the lights representing iPhone users who have it, then listening to them play - even from the other side of the earth - is truly special as a social networking tool. I almost wish I could chat with them - but then again there are language barriers and privacy issues.

    I highly recommend you try it if you tend to a. appreciate learning instruments or never really found yourself able to read music or play something and always wanted to., or b. enjoy the idea of listening to others learn how to play a very interesting instrument. By the way, this is also an excellent example of multi-touch capabilities of the iPhone - although some geeks (not me) have said it is not good for the phone to blow into the mic.
     
  10. superbad

    superbad Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    2,117
    0
    0
    CEO. Reviewer. Beta Tester.
    You need to stalk me?
    1) it doesnt take a geek to not know that
    2) this is what concerns me THE most with this app
     
  11. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    3,358
    3
    0
    In My Head
    It's really not good to blow into the mic? I'm being serious here, I never ever had heard that before, and I am a pretty big geektoid :p
     
  12. sirisaacx

    sirisaacx Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    79
    0
    0
    I'm amazed at what this thing could do. And when you get the portal theme worked out, let me know.
     
  13. currymutton

    currymutton Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    4,430
    0
    0
    You mean "Still Alive"? Yes, afaik, there is a couple of score edition to play along with.
     
  14. bulldogger

    bulldogger New Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    1
    0
    0
    Damage to mic?

    You have to blow into the mic for some games on the Nintendo DS e.g. Zelda so I'm surprised that blowing into the iPhone would actually damage it when the mic on the iPhone would be used a lot more for talking than the DS.
     
  15. BlueGenome

    BlueGenome Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    80
    0
    0
    I love this app !
     

Share This Page