SteamPunk Hockey HD
By Kenneth Mayfield
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** SteamPunk Hockey iPad is FREE fro the holidays! Happy holidays to you and yours. **
iPad hockey with a victorian twist! An entertaining, addictive huddle game for the whole family. 1-4 players.
iPad version peak ranking (Free/Games/Family): #8 USA & #7 Canada & Belgium, #3 Japan, #18 India, #19 Hong Kong, #38 UK; (Free/Games/Arcade) USA #20, Canada #18.
iPhone version peak ranking: #6 USA, #3 Germany, #2 France, #1 Japan & Italy (games/family/free), #30 Top Free overall (Italy), #11 all Games/Free (Japan). #38th Free Game in USA! **Featured New & Noteworthy** 02/2010 Games section.
Video & reviews at steampunkhockey.com
Version 1.2.0 iPad features:
∝ 1 to 4 players at once. Double-team on one opponent or double up both sides
∝ Up to FOUR discs at once
* Game Center leaderboard
∝ SIX high-quality backgrounds including exclusive 'Time Traveller' and new 'SteamPumpkin Hallowe'en' backgrounds
* Music by MorningDew Media
∝ One-button *fast* start-to-play
∝ Auto-save settings, level, score: pick up and play anytime!
∝ Replay unlocked levels
∝ Forty-eight levels premade
∝ Endless random levels thereafter
∝ AI plant life/Robot/Sentient selector
∝ Switchable soft/hard puck bounces
∝ Particles on/off
∝ Five obstacle types: accelerator, bead, barrier and gliding pylon, exploding "breakout" brick
∝ Musical sounds
∝ Obstacles on/off
∝ Physics-based motion ∝ Choice of paddle and disc sizes
iPhone version player reviews: "Steampunk Hockey is undoubtedly one of the, if not the most gorgeous hockey game out on the iPhone and iPod Touch - combining Victorian sensibilities amid the trappings of a sophisticated mobile sports game." 5/5, AppSized review
"Air-hockey as Jules Verne would have imagined it!" 5/5 "Love the musical sounds" 5/5
"Beautiful. My favorite hockey game." 5/5
Bons gráfico, gfx e muita rapidez de movimentos." 5/5
"Echt een aanrader en zeer verslavend" (Highly addictive, and very recommended) 5/5
"Très sympa. Bien plus originale que les autres de ce type graphiquement meilleur [...]" 4/5
"Wirklich ein sehr gelungenes Game mit super gestalteter Grafik und kurzweiligem Spielspaß. Läuft super gut und die steuerung ist präzise."
5/5 "Amazing!!! This should be the number one PAID app. The developer outdid him/her/themself with this one!!! THANK YOU" 5/5
"This game is so much more fun than most regular air hockey games. The graphics are great, with a magical-like feel because of all the colored sparks, but what I love most are the sound effects. Every time the puck is hit you hear musical notes. Sweet!" 5/5
The boffins at Central Planning are proud to announce SteamPunk Hockey for iPad has been conveyed to the App Store.
Exotic artisans from various points east and west of the globe have generously provided new art for the theme-driven game. ‘Time Traveller‘ and the holiday-themed ‘SteamPumpkin Hallowe’en‘ round out the current offerings to six choice backgrounds.
The fellows in Mechanics have worked both over-time and magic into the iPad offering to produce a new ‘Huddle-phonic’ sensation – up to four players may compete on the iPad electrical device! Man against robot, man against fellow man, a gutter dust-up of two against one, or equal odds for the noble-hearted.
Mechanics have also added a ‘Lucid Re-configuration Circuit’ to redraw the screen as the device is rotated in-hand. Therefore SteamPunk Hockey may be played in any orientation, laterally or vertically.
Lest we forget, the Futurists will have left a note on Central Planning’s desks – how will they have done that? – that sea change is coming to SteamPunkHockeyopolis’ competitive features.
Paddle control is lacking
An otherwise very nice game with beautiful graphics, effects and many feature options but poor paddle control makes gameplay not much fun. Paddle moves like a curser-following graphic. It swirls around, lagging behind or next to fingertip esp. with quick motions. Also, paddle and platters need a bit more weight to them.
The very best there is!
WOW!!! What a nifty air hockey app! Stunning graphics, smooth and reliable controls, and a whole heap of great options to enhance your playing pleasure. Wish I could give it a whole lot more than a mere five stars!!!
Good app, needs some work
The app itself is good, it's just the Artificial Intelligence is not...well...intelligent. The lowest AI just stares at the puck while you sit there and fall asleep; the highest, "Self Aware," hits it into a wall over and over while you, again, fall asleep.
Cool physics, though. Great app.