By OOO Gameprom
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Playing Battle Slugs, you take command of a well-trained army of the finest slugs, either green angelic slugs or red devilish slugs (you can decide which, based on what you did last night).
Slug it out across a variety of hexagon-celled playing fields, each with its own sweet spots and bottlenecks, using strategy to claim the most territory and conquer the field. The game includes colorful cartoony graphics, plus changing backgrounds and custom soundtrack music.
Your progress is saved and sent to the Game Center high scores list.
Take on a friend or go up against the cold logic of the CPU on one of three levels of difficulty.
What's New in Version 1.2
– fixed random crash on iPod Touch 3rd gen
I like difficult games but...
Spent two solid hours on this game yesterday and didn't progress past the first board on the "easy" setting. And I wasn't exactly losing either. I was "beating" the AI by a handy margin nearly every time, but apparently you have to win completely (leave no enemy slugs on the board) to progress to the next board. Look, I love tough puzzle games but the whole point of the ubiquitous three star system in these types of game is to let you make progress without necessarily mastering each and every level. Often a lesson learned on a later level helps you when you go back to play an earlier level.
On top of that you have VERY confusing menu system and multiple long load times the likes of which I have never seen in a game this simple which together make playing the same one level over and over and over again that much more excruciating.
Update: Ok, I just completely beat the first level and the game STILL won't let me play anything other than the first board over and over again. Either there's a game killing bug or the interface is beyond poorly designed, or I am beyond an idiot. If it is a bug, it's the same bug on BOTH my ipod and my ipad.
Terrific, Challenging Strategy Game
I love Battle Slugs! The cartoony graphics are cute and funny, and the backgrounds are interesting and detailed. The game is challenging - there are 25 playing fields, and three different levels of play (Easy, Medium, Hard) against the AI. It's a challenging strategy game - I just finished the entire Easy mode and unlocked all 25 playing fields, and it was tough. However, I didn't claim 3/3 stars on all the boards, so I'm definitely going back to it, before trying out the Medium/Hard modes. Best of all? There's also a Multiplayer mode.
This is definitely a game with replay value, but I have a couple complaints: 1) If I quit mid-game, my progress isn't saved. 2) Loading times are way too slow for an otherwise polished app. Sometimes I make a bad move, and I'd like to restart the board instead of Surrendering, and then having to go through two slow loading pages before I can relaunch the board.
Other reviews are right--hard & bad UI
I'm like the others who think this very hard from the very first board. It is anything but "Easy" as the screen claims, which seems a bit of unnecessary taunting by the authors. It also seems as though you are guaranteed to lose if you lose the coin toss, which seems a bit unfair.
Meanwhile, the graphics get in the way....this is a lot like Othello and I'd really prefer just simple black and white circles to illustrate my pieces vs. the enemy. I do not need ugly slugs and flashy transitions distracting me from the strategy. It looks like the authors spend a lot of time designing new graphics that I would like an option to turn off. If anyone knows a similar game without all the UI gunk in the way, please post about it, thanks!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 13, 2011
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 75.7 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: OOO Gameprom
- © Gameprom Company, 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.