iPad Powerboat Challenge now 99 cents.

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Billhouse, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. salsamd

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    #2 salsamd, Jan 19, 2009
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    Comparisons

    Wave Blazer



    Aqua Moto Racing (soon to be released)

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  2. HardcoreEricXXX

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    This was one of my most regretted purchases, I think it was 3.99
     
  3. Chang3r

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    Agreed
     
  4. spiffyone

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    The thing is that FishLabs makes what should be fantastic playing games...but all the little mistakes they make take away from enjoyment.

    No screen flip option, no option to set accelerometer sensitivity, no manual acceleration (and on this last point a rep from their company had the audacity to state auto acceleration is the preferred method, so that's why they don't even have it as an option for the rest of us).

    Oh, and not optimizing their games for the platform. There's no reason a "level of detail" option should be there. This isn't PC development with vastly different GPUs and set ups. For the most part the platform is the same across all SKUs. Yes, the CPU in the 2nd gen iTouch has a faster clockspeed, but the fact is in terms of RAM, GPU and CPU they all have largely the same exact components. If such an option to change graphics settings were in a PSP or DS game, we'd be right in calling the dev lazy. Same kind of deal on the iTouch/Phone platform. No reason a little lens flare and a few dirt and/or water effects should slow the games down that much.
     
  5. Vende

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    Just bought it - can't be all that worse than Waveblazer
     
  6. RM imagery

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    #7 RM imagery, Jan 20, 2009
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    Can't we just get an updated Hydro Thunder port from Sega?!



    This site rocks. I love how u guys add the vids (and quick too!!)
     
  7. istopmotion

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    I was expecting a lot out of this game when I purchased it for $4. I think I expected too much, because it was nothing that I was planning it'd be like. I thought it'd at least be fun, but it's just so slow paced... that it's not. :p

    Yeah, it's on sale for $1 and that appears to be an amazing deal, but trust me on this one - Just don't buy it. Instead, I recommend you check out Bomber Online. It's much more fun than Powerboat Challenge, but with the same price. :)
     
  8. Wegmans

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    they must know about the other game coming out that's on the main page... Jet Ski Racer.... that game looks so good i don't know who will choose any other water race game instead..
     
  9. Vende

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    Powerboat is a pretty good game, especially for the price. The graphics are neat and there are a number of levels. It's definitely better than Wave Blazer.
     

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