Scarlett and the Spark of Life: Scarlett Adventures Episode 1
By Launching Pad Games
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★ Finalist in the Pocket Gamer Awards 2011, Adventure/RPG category! ★
★ Top ten in the ‘Role Playing’ category in 50 countries ★
★ Thanks for all the amazing 5-star reviews! ★
Please do read our blog post if you're wondering about Scarlett Episode 2: http://bit.ly/JnRcYy
★ About the game ★
Kidnapped? Standard princess procedure dictates dutifully awaiting rescue by a knight in shining armor.
But Scarlett isn’t dutiful. She’s angry. She’s going to start a fight, make a daring escape, and ride into the sunset on an egotistical mechanical horse built from spare parts. Hang on…
Scarlett and the Spark of Life is the first episode of the Scarlett Adventures, lovingly crafted in the spirit of classic ‘point and click’ adventures exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
★ Features ★
★ An angry princess with a crowbar
★ A talking horse with a god complex
★ A hilarious tale of mystery, deceit, and psychopathic furry animals
Do you really need anything else? Yes? Okay:
★ Frustration-free ‘point and tap’ gameplay built specifically for the iPhone / iPod Touch
★ Explore an eclectic alpine village and figure out its puzzling secrets
★ Battle, belittle and/or befriend an eccentric cast of characters
★ Go behind the scenes with the unique Visual Commentary mode
★ Test your mettle with integrated OpenFeint Achievements
Scarlett and the Spark of Life: an offbeat adventure that fits in your pocket.
★ Reviews ★
★ Jayisgames: “The writing in this game is nothing short of brilliant … a must-buy title for any iPhone/iPod Touch owner!”
★ Paste Magazine: “Remarkably assured”
★ GameZebo 4/5: “Sublimely simple touch controls”
★ Wired: “Excellent story”
★ Slide to Play 4/4: “The visual developer commentary is a great incentive to replay the game”
★ Pocket Gamer 8/10: “Charming visuals, sharp writing, and interesting puzzles”
★ AppSpy 4/5: “A beautiful and satisfying adventure”
★ Game on Mac 5/5: “This was seriously one of the best games that we’ve ever played. If you don’t pick this up, you’re missing out.”
★ Eurogamer 8/10: “This is a hugely promising start for Launching Pad Games. More, please.”
What's New in Version 1.2.1
★ OpenFeint Achievements ★
Are you the local Scarlett expert?
★ Can you tap like a wild person and race through the adventure in super-quick time?
★ Can you play a certain well-known tune on the graveyard contraption?
★ Can you delve into Gherkin’s dark psyche and uncover a softer side?
★ Can you stoop to telling terrible bee jokes?
Prove your worth with eleven new OpenFeint Achievements!
This is about as good as it gets. I love the snarky humor, and the puzzles are just barely challenging enough for a casual gamer. Dialogue is also set up to be not-so-repetitive, and the controls felt intuitive. It's a smooth gameplay experience, and aside from mild travel frustration inherent in the genre, amazingly fun.
The graphics are also surprisingly good. Hair waving about in the wind looks like... well, hair waving about in the wind. Not like a cardboard cutout of hair moving about in the wind.
The only things i dislike are the lack of length (2-3 hours) and the unfinished plotline (just when it really got going). Don't leave me hanging!
Priceless and funny
I downloaded this app when it was free back in february and I couldn't put it down, although the game is short I enjoyed the characters nonetheless. Also for all fans of this game: launching pad games has decided to postpone or possibly cancel production of episode two bc not enough people are buying this awesome game! You can find more info under the company's official website blog. If you haven't purchased this game yet please do so you can fall in love with it as much as I did and see why everyone is impatiently waiting for episode 2.
A welcome reprieve from first-person shooters and zombies
The app has good production values, a decent plot, and is peppered witty character banter among both friends and foes. The puzzles are just challenging enough to make you cheer for Scalett's success when she solves them, yet they are not so complicated to become frustrating. This game can be played in several hours, which makes it an ideal diversion for a teen or preteen on a trip. I would definitely like to see the sequel this game.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 25, 2011
- Version: 1.2.1
- Size: 44.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Launching Pad Games
- © 2011 Launching Pad Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.