Super Crate Box
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Vlambeer's smash hit SUPER CRATE BOX brings back the glory of the golden arcade age when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list! Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.
- "Its high-octane play married with its no-frills, arcade game design keeps me collecting crates and blasting enemies into delightful little pieces of monster." - TouchArcade (5/5)
"Supremely straightforward, criminally addictive, and easily the best retro action title I’ve ever played on iOS." - AppAdvice
"This is one of those triumphs of minimalist design and limited complexity that gets its hooks in you early and never lets go." - Ars Technica
"The effulgent nature of Super Crate Box is reflective of the game's alluring gameplay and artwork that both will draw any gamer in without fail. " - iPhone Alley (5/5)
"But if you're real gamer – and, what's more, a gentleman – then Super Crate Box is without question the game for you." - PocketGamer (Silver Award)
"This belongs up there with Drop7, Solipskier and SpellTower as an example of the very best that the App Store offers." - EuroGamer (9/10)
Super Crate Box won numerous awards, including prizes by IGN, EDGE, IndieGames.com and a nomination for 'Excellence in Design' by the Independent Games Festival. So far, over 85 million crates have been collected worldwide.
Collect crates where-ever you go, whenever you want. Now, Super Crate Box is finally available on the go!
What's New in Version 1.1.6
We haven't had the time to properly support Super Crate Box with iPhone 5 support yet. Sorry for the wait and thank you so much for your patience. As soon as we're done with all the work on our next releases, hopefully by February, we'll circle back here and make sure it's fixed. Thanks again!
- Minor bug fixes
- Joypad Console support
- There are still 20+ super-rare golden crates before the next update hits, but we're almost there after a long, long wait: 1.2 will include a bunch of new characters and challenges!
My friend turned me onto this game back when I still had an iPhone 3, and have continued to play on my 5. I really enjoy just jumpin' around and blowin' up those little monsters.
Some glitchy things happen sometimes as others have mentioned, such as the grenade launcher failing to fire, or getting stuck on a ledge. Those aren't a huge deal. I've even grown accustomed to playing quite well on the 5 despite the game not filling the entire screen.
However, there is one glitch that continues to interfere with my ability to play. For some reason, on occasion the game will pause when I rapidly change direction and fire my weapon in order to save my character or clear the path. Then when I unpause, my character almost always instantly dies. It's frustrating knowing I would have been fine if the glitch hadn't occurred.
All in all, a great game! I'll continue to play despite the glitches. An update is definitely necessary, though.
Great game, needs a touch-up.
Good, fast, challenging, retro arcade gameplay.
But it needs iPhone 5 support. It's definitely playable, it's just that the display isn't as wide as the screen and the buttons are too harsh. If you just barely miss one (and I do mean barely; like, a millimeter or two), then too bad, no button press. For a hardcore gamer who's used to tactile controllers and keyboards, unforgiving on-screen buttons are agony.
Also, there's a service called "Open Feint" that the game prompts you to enable on first launch. It's supposed to be a leaderboard, but it doesn't work at all and actually seems to prevent Game Center from working. I recommend skipping it when it first appears and not opening it after (i.e., don't tap the green clock button on the main menu). After doing this, my Game Center leaderboards and achievements worked fine.
Design Perfection Marred by Implementation Flaws
A beautifully designed game that truly tests your skill. However, some annoying bugs detract from the experience:
1. Game Center achievements don't always unlock.
2. Your character can get stuck on the corners of some platforms.
3. The grenade launcher sometimes stops firing entirely.
Not entirely a bug, but the controls stink. Better would be to triple the width of the right arrow and B button. That way, when ones grip shifts due to inevitable excitement, one wouldn't die because one's thumb is 1/16" too far Ieft.
I still adore the game, tho. But it anyways.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 19, 2012
- Version: 1.1.6
- Size: 15.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Vlambeer vof
- © 2010 Vlambeer
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.