iPad Space Ace and Lite are out!

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  1. McGill

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    #1 McGill, May 28, 2009
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    didn't see this one coming...

    hope it's not as bad as the last one......

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    ooppsss!!!
     
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    243 MB. so long installation.

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  5. McGill

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    i'm broke 'till tomorrow, so i hope someone else can TOFTT and let us all know all about this release...better than Banjo the Woodpile Cat? How long is the gameplay?

    maybe a video....
     
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    Here is a reminder of the parts to SPACE ACE

    1 KIM IS KIDNAPPED
    2 THE BLACK SPHERES
    3 DODGING THE BEAMS
    4 THE PLATFORMS
    5 THE DOGS AND ROBOTS
    6 THE JUNK PLANET
    7 THE DOG FIGHT
    8 THE CHECKERED TUNNEL
    9 THE YELLOW PLANET
    10 THE DARK SIDE
    11 THE MOTORCYCLE CHASE
    12 THE ROLLER SKATES AND GIANTS EELS
    13 THE FINAL CONFRONTATION
     
  7. arn

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    am working on it.

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  8. McGill

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    So is there any kind of replay value? i never played the original...i mean, can you get different scores, or is it just set points for completing the tasks?

    Also, if anyone knows from the original arcade game, how long does it take to complete?
     
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    Thanks Arn...we can always count on you!!!!
     
  10. Big Albie

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    I'll have some impressions as soon as this thing downloads.
     
  11. McGill

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    And in pops the other reliable one!!! Can't wait!!!
     
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    I never really played Space Ace in the arcade. Someone recap how the original arcade game worked. I do remember playing dragons lair when I was young in the arcade and failed miserably. :)

    There are 3 gameplay levels, which mirrors the arcade. Cadet, Captain and Ace. There is an onscreen directional pad. In Cadet, it actually shows you which one to hit. So you are playing by numbers. While in Captain and Ace, there are flashing elements in the background which clue you in.

    Was Cadet in the arcade as easy? I'm guessing not.

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    #15 davidovich, May 28, 2009
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    I haven't chimed in in a while so I'll give my two cents worth. First, I stole more quarters from my father to play and master this game when I was a kid than I can remember. So, I'm obviously a bit biased. It looks and plays exactly like the original version in every way except one - The controls. They messed it all up. There is an onscreen controller, which can be positioned either on the left or the right bottom of the screen. You can change this setup to have the arrows on the top, bottom, left, or right, basically spread apart. Both methods have their downfalls. If you choose to have the mini, on-screen controller positioned on the bottom right or left, your fingers cover a lot of the action on the screen. If you choose setup #2, you can see the entire screen but now you have to be precise about tapping those arrows, which causes you to look at the arrows and not the action on the screen, and with this type of game, it's all based on timing, so, it becomes difficult to enjoy the game because you're always thinking about where your thumbs are. I'd definitely recommend holding off on purchasing this until they change the controls to accommodate being able to just touch any area of any side of the screen to create an action. I hope that makes sense. If not, I can clarify if you have some questions. As far as the actual game goes - it's Space Ace. Anyone who has played Dragon's Lair should get a kick out of it. It's a simple, tap left, right, up or down, at the moment the screen and controller flash yellow. This progresses the storyline. If you are unsuccessful in doing so, the game shows a cut scene of death and you lose a life. Simple and basic - Oh the eighties!

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  15. Chumbake

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    Ohhhh man. I so want to purchase this and you're making me think twice with the controls. Hmmm. What to do? I think I'm going to get it anyway. I LOVE Space Ace!!!
     
  16. arn

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    here's a screenshot of the "large" controls davidovich is describing:
     

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  17. Think you can still find this at Round Table Pizza. Don't quote me on that though.
     
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    I remember playing this back in the arcade as a kid... enjoyed it but personally I preferred Castle of Cagliostro's video-reaction game better. :)
     

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