iPad What games/apps do you regret buying?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Everydaynormalguy, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Student By Day, Masked Vigilante By Night
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Just want to know what everyone thinks. For me, the biggest dissappointments would have to be Billy Frontier and Raging Thunder.
  2. 3Dave

    3Dave Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Senior Artist/Animator
    Monroe, WA
    I'm with you on Billy for sure. That was $10 for about 2 hours of game, and it's the reason I've stayed away from their most recent releases. Outside of that, I feel like I've gotten my money out of just about everything I've paid for.
  3. fpugirl

    fpugirl Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    South Bay CA
    Probably Bugdom 2, Cro-Mag Rally and Numba. They're still on my phone but I've gotten little play out of them due to various reasons.
  4. Action Blox and of course Bugdom 2 for me.
  5. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Student By Day, Masked Vigilante By Night
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    I actually enjoy Bugdom and CroMag a lot. I certainly prefer CroMag over Raging Thunder(which i bought at $4) mainly because it's too damn short and there's no reason to replay championship mode once you beat it. At least in CroMag the tracks look different and are actually fun.

    Also @ 3Dave:
    I beat Billy Frontier in like 30 mins. Serious waste of my 4 dollars...
  6. Freegoo

    Freegoo Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Good topic! For me iphysics lite, Rockfall (no longer available due to bogus copyright claims), Frogger, and mobile chat (though they DO seem to SLOWLY be getting that one fixed up).
  7. Armbruster

    Armbruster Well-Known Member

    Bugdom 2, and Urban Tycoon.
  8. vandy1997

    vandy1997 Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2008
    Billy Frontier was pretty lame. It's too bad because the graphics were great!
  9. crunc

    crunc Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    The only ones that I really regret the purchase of are Cro-Mag Rally and Trism, though I'm in the minority on the latter. I didn't even mind Billy Frontier. It's not *that* bad. I liked the on-rails shooter and stampede modes.
  10. mek

    mek Well-Known Member


    Spore, not worth 10 bucks, maybe 5...haven't played it since i originally bought it

    Cro-Mag, bought it @ 2 bucks, maybe played 3 minutes of it...

    Stone of Destiny - bought it for 99 cents...kinda regret even that

    Band - 10 bucks down the tube...it was that first day mentality where if it looked cool, i would buy it...this is probably my biggest regret

    toy bot diaries, I bought it because everyone was saying wonderful things about it, and at the price...what peeves me about it is I keep assuming that turning the ipod would induce some kind of gravity shift..which doesn't happen...it was one of my own beliefs in the game that i seem to have made up, but it disturbs my playing as it somehow limits my ability to play it without getting frustrated...dunno why...not a big regret though

    Shufflepuck....think i played it..maybe 3 times...eh

    Sprocket - this is another one of those frustrating games...I like the concept..but for some reason moving the pieces and not having them flow peeves me...I know i just need to figure out the fuzzy math that certain color and size gears work only with others...but until i do...i dont regret it, but i dont care for the game right now...it will grow on me

    koi pond, accidentally bought this....but dont accidentally think it was a waste of my hard earned buck

    Aqua Forest, fun but not worth 10 bucks....it was one of those first day purchases

    regrets until the developer takes the games out of Beta:
    these are on the fence regrets, but for the most part, the developer comes through...you almost have to have trust in that the developer cares and actually will upgrade it and is not out there for a quick buck

    I know the developer has promised upgrades, but Urban Tycoon is still very much in beta, and i hate beta testing...It should get better in time...So i dont regret it yet, and i probably wont...but its kinda rough right now

    neverputtME...it seems unfinished...that is probably why i dont play it as much...its not a reget, just ..i dunno

    Line Rider, although polished...im on the fence about it...

    Virtual Conquest....although fun, and the upgrade made it so much better with a working A.I...I do enjoy it...and hope that an upgrade will get me completly off the fence...its almost there though

    fieldrunners & mote-M, best TD games on the iphone, hopefully upgrades will make them better and better


    with all this negativity..I just want to point out games that I am absolutly Loving:

    Reign of Swords
  11. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Student By Day, Masked Vigilante By Night
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    It seems like you guys hate all the games i like i.e. Bugdom and CroMag. I wouldn't be surprised if you guys hated SuperMonkeyBall as well :(
  12. CloneWars

    CloneWars Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2008
    Bank Robber
    Atlantic Ocean
    Billy frontier and Bugdom 2 of course
    Enigmo because i did pay the full 10 bucks for this and it wont let up dat with out paying another 10 bucks :(
    Scrabble really good game but not sure its worth 10 bucks
    Camera bag isnt so great you can do pretty much everything and more on photo shop :p
  13. daniglue

    daniglue Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    PaklSound1 Deluxe
    de Blob

    I regret all of them.
  14. BlueGenome

    BlueGenome Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Ikanoid - 2 buggy
    Moto Chaser
    Sea Battle
  15. nickels

    nickels Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Web Developer / Designer
    PA, USA
    Zen Pinball Rollercoaster -
    While the graphics are decent, the unresponsive flippers and super long game length makes this a dissapointment more then a regret. I still play it, but it could be much better.

    Koi Pond -
    99cents, so no big deal. But the novelty wears off quick.
    Really, thanks to sites like this one I get most of my games for free or on sale for 99cents. It's hard to regret dropping a dollar on any game. Even 300 bowl is worth a buck. The most I've spent so far was lie 8$ on virtual pool. I don't have any regrets about it, that game still rocks.
  16. kroll- gorgeous and great graphics,but the gameplay is repetitive, and the game is too short. not worth 8 bucks.

    pocketguitar- only 99 cents, but i'd rather carry my real guitar around with me than try to master this app.
  17. MacGyver

    MacGyver Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Motochaser (crap)
    X-Plane (overpriced)
    Sprocket (crap)
    Koi pond (2 minutes of fun)
  18. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    wait, you have to pay to update it? I stopped playing it so I didn't even know there was an update, but NWIH am i going to pay anymore for it then the 10 i already paid

    I am also waiting for xplane to drop its price, or update more features to up its value so i feel like i am not beta testing and feel its worth 10 bucks...
    also right now i have a flight sim on the wii that is holding me strong, otherwise i would of bought xplane by now...
  19. Regrets:

    Camerabag $3
    Koi Pond $1
    Photo twist $2
    Moto chaser $1
    Big Bang Board Games $3 (now $5)
    iLightr $1
    Trism $3
    Towers of Hanoi $1
    Block Puzzle $1 (only 10 levels)
    Annotater $5 (can search PDFs but zoom sucks..until it gets updated I regret purchasing it)
    Numba $2 (still can't get into it)
  20. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Student By Day, Masked Vigilante By Night
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    So, there seems to be a general consensus of people not liking Pangea's games hehe.

    Koi Pond: yeah, i picked it up just to see what all the fuzz was about but grew old real fast. I still open it from time to time just to convince myself that i didn't waste a dollar.

    Motochaser: picked it up at a dollar. Don't like it much but for a dollar, i can't say it's not worth it.

    Kroll: i heard it was too short, same with Spore and Star Wars. Glad i dodged a bullet there hehe.

    Thank god for sites like these or else my ipod would be filled with $100 worth of crap.

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