iPad Retro Update (1.2) + Promo Codes

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  1. Adam T.

    Adam T. Member

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    #1 Adam T., Feb 13, 2009
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    Hi Folks,

    Retro 1.2 has gone live with a number of core updates:

    Version 1.2

    New / Improvements:

    + Added "EASY" Mode (for laid back funsters!)
    + Timers no longer kill, only add bonus score
    + New responsive controls/physics mode added (heavy/fast) (in options)
    + Collision "Deflection" (bounce) reduced
    + Landing now requires Landing Gear to be extended
    + "Safe" angles for landing adjusted according to difficulty
    + Fuel Burn Rate reduced slightly

    Bug Fixes:

    + Sadistic Teleporter in Mission 22 removed
    + You can no longer thrust into deep space.


    The price of Retro is set to rise back to £1.79 / $2.99 in a few days, but quick fingered readers needn't be concerned with that as I've got a few (40) codes to give away to the first 40 PM's.

    * PROMO CODES ARE ALL GONE NOW (Thank you!) *

    Remember promotional codes can only be used on the US store at the moment, and they expire in 4 weeks.


    Finally, we're in the concept stages of planning Retro 2, and are open to suggestions from any and all. We already have a substantial wishlist, but it's always fun to have participation :)

    Retro 2 will be taking the action out of the ship (and away from the Cave Flyer genre) to something that will be more familiar to fans of Exile (the Amiga classic, not the RPG).

    Cheers!

    -at
     
  2. Burton

    Burton Well-Known Member

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    I noticed this game before in the app store, looks great!
     
  3. Carlos-Sz

    Carlos-Sz Well-Known Member

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    Consider (I've already wrote about it):

    - in-game arrows or just a full view of the map before the mission starts that includes where astronauts are

    - please put back the first Retro game icon!! It was one of the most beautiful in my iPhone and now it's just OK... Old icon, please!!!!

    Great update! :)
     
  4. dannys95

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    So you get a code for just sending u a PM? In that case PM sent. Thanks. I'll provide as much feedback as I can
     
  5. Burton

    Burton Well-Known Member

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    Hehe I was number 2 :p
     
  6. le'deuche123

    le'deuche123 Well-Known Member

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    PM sent thanks
     
  7. talanb

    talanb Member

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    PM sent. Looking forward to reviewing
     
  8. No Hero

    No Hero Well-Known Member

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    Got one! Now syncing to my phone :) Can't wait to try it out
     
  9. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    Sent my PM, can't wait to try it...
     
  10. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    Numba 1. Suck it!
     
  11. crapz1967

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    ...

    PM sent!
     
  12. Adam T.

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    And now, just because everyone loves hi scores and stats, here are the winners in order of dexterity:

    coconutbowling (Henceforth to be known as "Ninja Fingers")
    Burton
    Anathema729
    No Hero
    soup
    superbad
    yourofl10
    holdit
    Jacson-X
    dannys95
    raoupp
    Seien
    clzander
    Scott
    splatback1
    NotYou
    lordofbbq
    le'deuche12
    BATTLE BORN
    Mr. Charley
    bommoom
    talanb
    G0tsk1llz
    pante
    1337brian
    Mad Portagee
    joe mamma
    lcwz
    joshaimm
    butters
    Muggin
    inzy
    PointOfLight
    Albert
    floob
    snoderlye
    bmcvey
    greenhornet9
    crapz1967

    and, stomping in like the rhino in Jumanji...

    Underoath777


    :)

    And any suggestions for giving away codes that don't require 40 minutes of typing are most welcome...!
     
  13. -=XX=-Nephilim

    -=XX=-Nephilim Well-Known Member

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    #13 -=XX=-Nephilim, Feb 13, 2009
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    Oh!

    Great news!

    One of my fav i device games :)

    Downloading NOW!!!

    EDIT:

    And YES looking forward to Retro 2 !!!

    Bring it :)
     
  14. Adam T.

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    These were on the drawing board when we started working on the harder levels, but the end judgement was that discovery was half the fun. Of course, it's easy to say that when you're adept at playing the game in the first place (I'm the guilty party there), and we didn't realise the larger demographic would find the game so intensely difficult. I still miss the timers and difficulty, but I can't let my own ego get in the way...:/

    In answer though, if it wasn't for the Easy Mode or Timers being non-lethal now, I'd definitely go with it... just not sure if it would make it too easy (already have one review saying it is - hard job pleasing everyone!).

    I preferred the old icon too - but I lost that particular battle of wills!

    Feel free to poll! :)

    -at
     
  15. le'deuche123

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    Assuming you own a monkey teach him to type. No monkey? Girlfriends can be the next best thing....I'm not even typing this!
     
  16. Seien

    Seien Well-Known Member

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    Rofl, QFT!
     
  17. Adam T.

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    My wife is sharpening her nails even as I write this. I'd have to do something amazing for Valentines to get her off Puzzle Pirates...:p
     
  18. Carlos-Sz

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    I'd say it is impossible to please everyone.

    Retro 1.2 has 3 difficulty modes. What are the difference between them? I think the game could include an information about it (like an exclamation point next to the difficulty setting).

    Does Hard keep the initial formula (a timed game with less shield and gas)?

    About the arrows/map: I see your point. Maybe then just a map so we can have a general idea of where astronauts are.

    About the icon poll... Can you send me two images with both icons concepts?
     
  19. Misguided

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    I bit on Retro this morning after I saw it had been updated to 1.2 (thank you Appshopper *waves at Arn*)

    I gotta tell ya. If you have ANY interest in a lunar lander type game, or just like old-school games in general, this game is 99 44/100% pure awesome. For those of you playing along at home, that's 1% per cent, and if you've got a better deal than that, I suggest you take it.

    Seriously, love the controls, great sound, great visuals too.

    The one thing I could seriously do without is the flashing text on the debriefing screen. Or perhaps you could slow it down so it isn't so spastic--I'm gonna have a seizure over here.
     
  20. RobotMonkey

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    I'm with Carlos-Sz on the icon. The old one was nice, simple, and instantly recognizable. The new one makes it look like another generic looking space game. Though to be fair, at least the replacement isnt' completely awful, like the new Space Ninja icon - ick!
     

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