SPB AstroQuads +HD
By Spb Software Inc.
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[This version supports HD on iPad]
There’re so many phenomena in our diversified world that seem to be chaotic and inexplicable, but in fact man can always find the hidden order inside. It takes you courage and enthusiasm to dive into the unpredictable and mysterious universe – SPB Astroquads. You will have to react fast and keep cool to be able to survive in the threatening chaos among the ambiguous signs. The further you go the more artifacts will help you not to get lost on your Astroway.
Once having taken this exciting journey you will be fascinated by the enigmatic beauty of the artifacts and enchanted by the mysterious sounds that will accompany you all the way.
The addictive SPB Astroquads will help you to relax and forget about the reality in its adventurous world. Its simplicity will allow you to make small breaks in the course of the day playing only for 2-3 minutes. Or it can help you to spend time in a boring line.
So, how to play?
The goal in this game is to reveal and mark rectangles’ corners of the same colors in a field filled with colored astrostones, thus “destroying” them and earning scores. Various artifacts with special effects will help you reach your goal. Some of them will unveil the rectangles, others – will spectacularly blow up the stones. There are two modes in the game: a time-limited mode and an endless, “strategic” mode. This effectively creates two different scenarios of playing mentioned above.
What's New in Version 1.4
- game engine improved
- native iPad support added
Nice, clever game - just needs one extra feature
I brought the rating down a star. After spending more time with the game, the auto-hints that are forced on you really detract from the game. There's not much motivation to find blocks to take off because if you take too long, you're shown a solution. Even in the Timed game you're shown a solution.
To me, this is easily fixed with the option to turn off hints or only use hints when the user chooses. But forced hints has become too annoying.
I want to play this game... it looks great and is fun when you want to kill a bit of time. But until we get this forced-hint issue taken care of, I'm moving on to something else.
I was looking for a game like Jawbreaker which I had on an old PDA and ran across this game.
While not exactly like Jawbreaker, I think they do a nice twist on the idea. This is easily worth the 99-cents.
One complaint: While I appreciate "hints" if I'm stuck, I want a way to turn them off. I can't find that in the options menu. Or add a Hint button to be used like Bejeweled does.
I want to take my own time to find a solution without getting arrow prompts showing me an answer. Add that feature and my four-star rating goes to five, because otherwise I'm enjoying it.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 28, 2010
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 11.9 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: Spb Software Inc
- © 2010 SPB Software Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.