iPad Space Trader

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Chiller ONE, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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  2. Ventura

    Ventura Well-Known Member

    Looks interesting, like there seems to be a lot of potential upgrades, but there don't appear to be any screens showing the combat, and a Youtube search came up empty. That's a worry.

    If you can't see and hear that new laser you've just bought ripping it up against that pirate who thought he could take the contents of your cargo bay for himself, what's the point?
     
  3. SSquared

    SSquared Well-Known Member

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    My initial reaction was that this is based on the original Space Trader game written for the Palm OS. Space Trader (the original) is a fun game focusing on hopping between planets and trading commodities. There are pirates, police, upgrades, etc. Pretty much what the screenshots show. This game has tended to be open source (free).

    You can find versions of the game for the PC on-line. I picked up one from SourceForge. It's a good way to try out the game and see what it's about.

    The fighting in the game is all dialog-based. No graphics or animations.

    I'm curious to know if this game is related (a port) of the original Space Traders game.
     
  4. Mythbuster

    Mythbuster Well-Known Member

    It is crap! I loved the free Palm OS Version, but this port is shit! I purchased it and after 30 minutes I deleted it!

    Greetings, Sascha
     
  5. theblackw0lf

    theblackw0lf Well-Known Member

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    What was wrong with it?

    I've been hoping for a port of Space Trader.
     
  6. Mythbuster

    Mythbuster Well-Known Member

    No real menu strukture, the graphics are very . . . cheap. No extra points at the beginning, no "newspaper" and so on . . . No name for your hero . . . and so on. If you know the palm version: Here is just 50% of it!

    So I am disappointed! . . . and when I think to the fact that the Palm Version was even for free . . . :(

    Greetings, Sascha
     
  7. theblackw0lf

    theblackw0lf Well-Known Member

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    I picked it up anyway.

    50% is being charitable. :(
     
  8. Mythbuster

    Mythbuster Well-Known Member

    I warned you! :(
     
  9. SSquared

    SSquared Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the information. I'll keep my eye on this one, but have no plans to buy it at this point. It would be nice to have a good Space Trader port at some point.
     

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