Universal Ski Safari - (by Defiant Development)

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  1. ColeDaddy

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    #21 ColeDaddy, Apr 26, 2012
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    After having my fill of casual games, I didn't think I'd try this game out. But, the humor and smooth animation pulled me in. This is a fun 5-minute diversion with great entertainment value for the entire family. I appreciate the persistence of accumulated objectives that's were met and rolled over into the next play if we get smothered in snow in the previous level.

    Some recommendations for future upgrades:
    -Mini-map showing what's ahead, especially useful for upcoming cliffs
     
  2. aceyprime

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    I'm really enjoying this...fun, fast and good objectives to entice you into "just one more run". Doing crazy flips after being carried by an eagle for the first time was quite amusing...though I misjudged the angle of the slope when trying to land :).

    Anyone know if this is retina-enabled for the new iPad?
     
  3. morganj

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    Acey : Not retina enabled yet, but we have an update in the pipe pretty soon. Will let you know when that's in the pipe.
     
  4. TheFrost

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    Actually, this game is more fun than I initially thought, and have one question... how do you stay on top of a snow cloud? I can only go trough them but never stay on them
     
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    Frost : The trick is that you need to come in at a pretty flat angle to ski along the clouds - too steep and you'll just bust right through them.

    We definitely think the game gets better once you get into it - we tuned the opening difficulty back and forward a lot, and it may be that we've left it too casual for the average Touch Arcade player. It definitely ramps up as you get better though, so hopefully people will keep pressing on and find the real core of the game opens up after a bit of play.
     
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    #26 TheFrost, Apr 27, 2012
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    @morganj Thanks for the tip... I agree on that here on TA gathers the "hardcorest" players of iOS anywhere so it might seem easy to some. Will try to reach further this game definitely deserves to be played extensively

    Also, are you adding achievements to Ski Safari?
     
  7. aceyprime

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    So glad to hear this! It looks good on my iPad now but I'll eagerly await the retina goodness.
     
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    Come on, another game where Game Center achievements could be set up easily but not there. Everything is already there.
     
  9. barryweiser

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    Impressions:

    I really like it. I was afraid this might be on the childish side, but it definitely is not. The gameplay is smooth and polished; the animations are fun and engaging. The real sense of accomplishment with this game is the gratitude of pulling off a monster flip. You really have to time it just right, but once you land it...it's awesome. I pulled off my first triple flip, which fell into the risk/reward category. I had many failed attempts and was wondering if it was possible.

    As I work my way further into the game, I am noticing what the developer was talking about earlier in the thread - it gets even better and more challenging. I found some hidden gems here and there. Can't wait to fully immerse myself into the core gameplay.

    If you're on the fence with this one, I would encourage buying this whole-heartedly. The "just one more game" effect is very present in this game.

    Hope this helps the skeptics...
     
  10. AnarKitty

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    Very much anticipating this retina update, in particular. I'm enjoying the game, but I want to play this in full resolution. :)
     
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    This is a pretty fun game. Smooth frame rate. Satisfying power UPS. As mentioned before, nice five minute sit down game. I'm enjoying this probably more than I have any other 'endless' game be I've played recently.
     
  12. TheFrost

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    If this game could have an update like Madcoaster that could be sweet! (that is a shop to buy several items, including Skiing as a yeti for example, change the color of the snow, etc...)
     
  13. yoko

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    tiny wings style!

    Really fun and sweet!! Just buy it!:eek:
     
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    This would be a fantastic idea, and would totally round out the game, making it feel more complete.
     
  15. aceyprime

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    Agreed - a shop for cosmetic changes to the game bought using coins you collect in-game would be great (No IAP please!).
     
  16. Drexiel

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    i keep reading the name as Sky Safari instead of Ski Safari ._.

    just like i read Amo-eh-battles for Amoebattles...



    On Topic: I just started playing Jetpack Joyride again.... So with that being said, how does it compare?

    I kinda got spoiled by a few runners like DRWAPS, JJ and Darkness Rush... other runners seem boring thanks to those 3... SO... Some help here?
     
  17. TheFrost

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    JJ is quite unique and a true gem so its kind of tough compare it to the rest... DRWAPS dont know what it is and Darkness Rush never played it so I cant make a comparison... what I can tell you is that this one deserves a spin
     
  18. Drexiel

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    DRWAPS = Don't Run With A Plasma Sword

    Also forgot to mention that I have Fantasy x Runners.... Basically any runner with rpg mechanics or with unlockables is fine by me
     
  19. TheFrost

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    Then you will like as it features a lot of missions, Tiny Wings style
     
  20. Drexiel

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    i really don't like Tiny Wings ._.

    ANYWAYs i just bought it so if i don't like it well i just lost a dollar...
     

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