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Panic Springs

By Gamesmold

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Experience a fast-paced, procedural ultra-retro skill game that could just as well date back to 1977!
Not only was that the birth year of the creator of this app, but also the iconic Atari VCS (Atari 2600) was born back then. Let this game take you back to the golden age of video games, combining 1-bit sprites, scanline graphics and oscillator sounds with an addictive Game Center challenge.

Legions of monsters have conquered the island of Harry Helix! Use his spring legs and his propeller backpack to escape from the strange villains.

- Easy One-Touch-Action: Simply touch the screen to accelerate. Go fast for higher scores, but beware of dangerous obstacles!

- Procedural landscapes: The vast game world is generated procedurally and not randomly - so you can memorize tricky passages and where to speed up carelessly!

- Unlock persistent bonus rockets: Use them to skip landscapes - or save them to break away from dangerous situations.

Jump in and relive those fond childhood memories!

Supports Game Center and Retina Display Resolution.

*** Featured as "NEW AND NOTEWORTHY" in the games category in over 80 stores around the world! ***

- Rated 4.5 out of 5 by Gamezebo:
"Panic Springs is an intense, fast-paced side-scroller that would easily fit in with the leisure suits and feathered hairdos of yesteryear. But with its timelessly addictive gameplay and in-demand retro presentation, it fits in just fine in the twenty-first century, too"

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What's New in Version 1.1

New ability: Collect the BLUE COIN for FIREPOWER!
Find out which enemies are holding this special item - and squish them to collect it. The blue coin will give you 30 bullets of ammunition and invulnerability for the next enemy contact.

Fixed: Now a second bonus booster won't ignite if the button accidentally gets tapped twice.

Improved Game Center communication

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Customer Reviews

Great game

Lots of games aim for a retro feel, but this game has it. Reminds me of "Spike Dislike", but I like this more. I wish Atari games had controlled this smooth.

Oh yeah, and my 4-year-old likes this too. "I want to play my springy game!"

Oh yeahX2: the music is great!

Update: the game keeps asking me to rate it 5 stars, even though I already have. I've pushed all 3 buttons numerous times.

And one small suggestion--change the scoring so each enemy you bounce off the head of/coin you collect without touching the ground gives you incremental points--kill 1 enemy, get 100 points->land on another one, get 200 points->hit a 3rd one, get 300 points->miss the next one and touch the ground, the counter starts over

Update: thanks for the great update! Blue coins work great! And thanks for fixing the '2nd rocket' problem (no, I wasn't tapping happened every single time )

Next glitch to fix: every now and then I start a game and after a while the trampolines stop working (just bounce as normal) and I just fall through enemies without bouncing up (although they do die and I do get the points). This glitch has been happening much more often since the blue coins (which are awesome, by the way)

Thanks for continuing to develop this great game!

Evokes memories of Atari VCS Games!

This game embodies the qualities that made the Atari VCS games so fun and replayable. On the VCS, each game maintained difficulty consistently, but was different EVERY time. You couldn't memorize jump points or locations of power-ups and cruise through in an hour. This game is no different. It's darn near perfect, IMHO. Can't wait to see what's next!

Spring it up

This is my favorite game now for three reasons:

I love retro things, and I am in love with retro arcade games like Major Havoc and Spy Hunter and Time Pilot, even though I'm 14 and didn't live back then.

Second is because I have been dying to make fake 1970's video games to, that I wish could've been made in the past.


well done.

Panic Springs
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2011
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 4.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Thomas Wagner

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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