SkyCoaster 3d

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  1. Rohan Dalal

    Rohan Dalal Well-Known Member

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    #1 Rohan Dalal, Feb 13, 2009
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    Yup, this app just came today or so...
    Has anyone bought it yet? Any recommendations or suggestions?

    [App Store Link, $0.99]

    Plz tell us if its worth the 1 dollar as of now
    =D

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    [hqyoutube]z25Lt2UA0Ko[/hqyoutube]
     
  2. DanM

    DanM Well-Known Member

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    #2 DanM, Feb 13, 2009
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    Looks nice, do you actually build the coaster though? Would be nicer if it had little people in it like a themepark game!
     
  3. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Oh gosh-

    *hurls after 5 seconds*

    I-it lo-oooks great.

    *Falls over*
     
  4. gekkota

    gekkota Well-Known Member

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    Whoooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!
     
  5. Wulfsige

    Wulfsige Well-Known Member

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    Have a slight headache now but pretty nice app, can't wait for the updates though, hopefully help the quality.
     
  6. Donburns99

    Donburns99 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a neat "look what my iDevice" can do, but not much of a game.
     
  7. Hello

    Hello Well-Known Member

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    looks like a roller coaster version of wings, anyone wanna TOFTT?
     
  8. *Mason*

    *Mason* Active Member

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    Fergie's humps.
    I don't really see the appeal. All you do is sit and watch your screen spin.
     
  9. tosui

    tosui Well-Known Member

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    I've got it, and it rocks! And yes, it will make you hurl if you're prone to that on real rollercoasters :eek:

    No, it's not a game, and no, you don't "create" the rollercoaster. It's a simulated rollercoaster that is created randomly. You choose one of 6 environments - actual photographic panoramas - and mess with various parameters such as height, amount of the track that is spiral, loops, etc. (see the screen shot in an earlier post), and then it renders a high res (or low res, for less battery drain & quicker playback on 1st gen - yes, I've compared between devices!) rollercoaster! (Oh, and the devs have said that they're probably not going to make a track editor for this, but they are increasing the details for the next version. Don't know what else they might have planned.)

    I'd say it's for fans of Koi Pond, Spawn Illuminati, and other "eye candy" apps, but it's a lot of fun. You can play your own music to it, and I've found it to be absolutely the best visualizer app out there!!

    [A word of warning: I've made a person next to me on the subway uncomfortable, and neither my wife - who doesn't like rollercoasters - nor my pregnant relative like this app! :p]
     
  10. Hello

    Hello Well-Known Member

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    hows the replayablilty?
     
  11. tosui

    tosui Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good! As I said, it's a simulator, not a game. It's best when you feel like some eyecandy, or a quick brainless fix. That said, it is a very compelling simulation, so it does brig me back (but keep in mind that it's only a day old).
     
  12. PointOfLight

    PointOfLight Well-Known Member

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    I decided to make this my impulse buy for the night, and it's actually pretty neat. Kind of reminds me of the old Rollercoaster arcade game that used to have at the World Of Tomorrow in Disney World (or Land, whichever one is in Florida). All it's missing is an annoying beaver that whistles through it's teeth when talking to you. I'm not sure what all they have planned for the update, but even though the tracks look nice and shiny, some rickety old wooden creaking noises would be really cool.
     
  13. tosui

    tosui Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that would be awesome!
     
  14. carolynn7

    carolynn7 Well-Known Member

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    Fun stuff

    I impulse bought this tonight and I love it! I really enjoy just putting my headphones on and zoning out on the screen. It even gives me that nervous feeling in my stomach like i'm on the ride, lol. I can't wait for updates. I would like to see more backgrounds added and whatever else they could throw into the mix. :) It's a good buy for 99 cents.
     
  15. thinkdontpray

    thinkdontpray Well-Known Member

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    really really fun app. i loved coaster sims and this is a great addition to any coaster builder/rider fan
     
  16. polyplay

    polyplay Well-Known Member

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    For those who have it, does it have realistic physics? In the video it seems like the speed varies very little based on whether the train is going up a hill or around a loop. That usually adds a lot to coaster sims.
     
  17. BrettArchibald

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    #17 BrettArchibald, Feb 13, 2009
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    Now if only you could play iPhone games with these, then this sim would be 1000x better! :)

    Play it while on the subway / underground for that added bonus!

    [​IMG]

    www.myvu.com
     
  18. PointOfLight

    PointOfLight Well-Known Member

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    Those are awesome looking. Might get me a pair just because they look cool... then again, looking at the prices, that's an awful lot of iPhone games :)
     
  19. Hello

    Hello Well-Known Member

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    but is this app basically a video of a rollercoaster?
     
  20. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    Yup. It's kind of like the view mode in Rollar Coaster Tycoon 3.
     

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