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iOS Games: There's a Zombie on your In-App Purchase.

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    I haven't run into anything other than some decorations or unnecessary buildings that require crystals. I may have gotten crystals for completing quests, though I'm not sure. I've got over half the map claimed and haven't needed any crystals yet.

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    SpaffySpaffy Fuck the Zero Registered User regular
    You're right - it's telling me I can expand with crystals OR gold, not both together. Oops.

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    Sharp10rSharp10r Registered User regular
    My life in Apps this week: Checking in on my Jurassic Park Builder (mixed in with a little time travel- which can mess up your e-mail checking something awful btw) and Pinball Arcade. I don't know if you all have played that one- but it's fantastic! I got to play on a vintage real pinball board this week, one that I own in the game, and I was really impressed with how spot-on the physics felt on the game cf. the actual pinball board.

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    I gave up on Jurassic Park Builder because half the time I couldn't log in and it would just sit at the title screen indefinitely.

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Okay, that Pinball Arcade thing pisses me off.

    You buy the game and then they make you buy the tables? Fuck you.

    In other news, Puzzle Craft got an update with a 5000 gold 'apology' for the problems. Since I haven't had any thus far (Level 19), that's a pretty good deal.

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    BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    I get that bug from time to time, but it can be fixed by restarting the iPad. Pain in the ass, but I love dinosaurs.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    I really hope the IAP bug is actually fixed in Puzzlecraft. I had to get $50 in charges refunded from Apple because of that.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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    SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    You spent $50 on puzzle craft? I have so many coins I don't know what to do with them

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    InkSplatInkSplat 100%ed Bad Rats. Registered User regular
    Spoit wrote: »
    You spent $50 on puzzle craft? I have so many coins I don't know what to do with them

    I'm guessing he didn't try to spend that much, but that's how much it charged him.

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    Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    Yeah, I stopped playing Puzzle Craft because of how crashy it's being at the moment.

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    Sharp10rSharp10r Registered User regular
    You get the free table of the month with Pinball Arcade, I guess I just thought back to how many quarters I'd put in to a table decades ago, and saw it as a good deal. Probably not for everyone though!

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Sharp10r wrote: »
    You get the free table of the month with Pinball Arcade, I guess I just thought back to how many quarters I'd put in to a table decades ago, and saw it as a good deal. Probably not for everyone though!

    I love Pinball, it's just, if there's an upfront cost, it's a piss off when you load it up and the first thing you see is another charge.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    InkSplat wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    You spent $50 on puzzle craft? I have so many coins I don't know what to do with them

    I'm guessing he didn't try to spend that much, but that's how much it charged him.

    Exactly. Tried to buy the $5 pack, didn't work. Tried to buy the $1 instead and it also didn't work. Found about $50 in charges from iTunes a few days later.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    edited September 2012
    Annnnnnd awesome. I updated Puzzlecraft and now my save is gone.

    Also, now it crashes when I try to start a new game. Goodbye Puzzlecraft! It was fun while it lasted!

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    GdiguyGdiguy San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    I gave up on Jurassic Park Builder because half the time I couldn't log in and it would just sit at the title screen indefinitely.

    I found that it was a problem with having the app still open; if I force-killed it (double-tap home, then force it to close) and re-opened the app, it would log in perfectly fine.

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    Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    Jurassic Park Builder makes me want another Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis or Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Well, the other problem I have with Jurassic Park Builder was the waiting. The Triceratops earns say 100g/5min. That means that if you leave it for 10min it will still only have 100g because that's the maximum it can have. It had the most painfully slow and agonizing start.

    Also, I keep thinking of ways I would have done it different and when I spend more time thinking about how much better it could be than actually playing the game, probably should just leave it alone. :P

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    GdiguyGdiguy San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    My main issue is a more general issue with the freemium model - as they've realized that most of the money comes from a very small percent of players, they've switched from 'let's try to get lots of people to drop down a buck or two every now and then' to 'let's fleece the idiots that will spend significant money in our game'.

    Jurassic Park Builder is a perfect example... adding a T-Rex to your park costs $35. The cheapest dinosaur you can add is $8. Is more than 1% of the population really spending $35 to add a virtual dinosaur to their virtual park?

    Some of the prices in the Simpsons game are equally insane... it's like they figured out that they can charge a few idiots 3x the cost of a normal game for a $2 game, so why not?

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    $35?

    Okay, that definitely kills any interest I had in re-installing. That's ridiculous.

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    Sharp10rSharp10r Registered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    Well, the other problem I have with Jurassic Park Builder was the waiting. The Triceratops earns say 100g/5min. That means that if you leave it for 10min it will still only have 100g because that's the maximum it can have. It had the most painfully slow and agonizing start.

    Also, I keep thinking of ways I would have done it different and when I spend more time thinking about how much better it could be than actually playing the game, probably should just leave it alone. :P

    True enough....you know you don't have to let Apple manage your system's clock right? As far as the pay walls- yeah they are stupid, but you can get at least to level 22 without being unable to accomplish missions. You just don't get a T-Rex, or a few other dinosaurs. there are plenty of free dinosaurs to keep you busy. At the end of the day though- all it is is a decorating app with a fun minigame of "don't let them escape" every once in a while. Oh- but I made a huge maze my cars have to drive through as part of their route. It's funny to watch the cars in there.

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    My love of pinball has overcome my initial disgust at having to buy the boards in Pinball Arcade and I ended up picking up 3 of the boards.

    The Magic one is amazing. That would have been awesome to play for real.

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    FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    My love of pinball has overcome my initial disgust at having to buy the boards in Pinball Arcade and I ended up picking up 3 of the boards.

    The Magic one is amazing. That would have been awesome to play for real.

    Theatre of Magic is an awesome table, One day I need to get myself to California Extreme and play these tables for real. But until then the versions in Pinball Arcade are really nice.

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    Sharp10rSharp10r Registered User regular
    Foomy wrote: »
    Nova_C wrote: »
    My love of pinball has overcome my initial disgust at having to buy the boards in Pinball Arcade and I ended up picking up 3 of the boards.

    The Magic one is amazing. That would have been awesome to play for real.

    Theatre of Magic is an awesome table, One day I need to get myself to California Extreme and play these tables for real. But until then the versions in Pinball Arcade are really nice.

    I have been unbelievably addicted to Medieval Madness for the last few days. The board is fantastic! I hope the Star Trek board works out.

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    spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    Got back into Jetpack Joyride. The gadgets they threw in are super fun, and I just had to get enough coins to get the dog. Seeing him in his own little profit bird is the cutest thing. I can't seem to consistently break the 2000 mark, though. I did get super lucky and hit 3500 one game (fuck if I know how), but 2k is my average.

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    BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    I find 2k is about where it starts getting too fast to react in time and becomes more luck-based. However, the high kicks can help a lot since it gives you enough height to get over any shock traps that touch the ground and does so quickly. My best is a little over 6k.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    What's the forum's general opinion on that game, "10000000"? I hear it's supposed to be good but also a bit hectic and weird.

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    FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    What's the forum's general opinion on that game, "10000000"? I hear it's supposed to be good but also a bit hectic and weird.

    10mil is awesome, one of the best match 3 games I've ever played, it is hectic but in a good way. each game only lasts about 1-2min on average, and after it you get gold/exp/wood/stone you use to improve your skills so the next time it's a little easier until you beat the current skill level your on, and it gets a bit harder again. With the end goal being you play one run that hits 10 million points.

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    wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    It's great! Go for it.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Yeah, just played the game for...too many hours instead of catching up on Bombcasts/sleeping.

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    RothgarrRothgarr Registered User regular
    Yeah Tribez is fantastic. You can totally play the whole game without IAPs which is what I've done so far. Well, in the interest of full disclosure I DID buy some crystals to support the developer and I'll use the to buy some decorations when I finish this set of quests before the next update. They've been steadily adding new quests, islands, and achievements.

    And if you like Jetpack Joyride, check out Zombie Tsunami, I'm totally hooked on that. Bet you can't beat my high score of 65 brains...

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    Sharp10rSharp10r Registered User regular
    Got back into Jetpack Joyride. The gadgets they threw in are super fun, and I just had to get enough coins to get the dog. Seeing him in his own little profit bird is the cutest thing. I can't seem to consistently break the 2000 mark, though. I did get super lucky and hit 3500 one game (fuck if I know how), but 2k is my average.
    My best is in the 9k, but I can get 5-6k regularly. I usually do gem + coin magnet (kaching) and have a stockpile of 250k, with all unlockables, and a stockpile of items. JJ was my goto entertainment for a few weeks...

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    Boxcutter3005Boxcutter3005 Registered User regular
    Not sure if this is the appropriate place to put this, but Starbucks has Scribblenauts Remix as their pick of the week

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    Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    Let's say I've already finished Puzzlecraft and 10000000. Is there any other good, recent iOS games with similar matching + other elements?

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    AddaAdda LondonRegistered User regular
    Let's say I've already finished Puzzlecraft and 10000000. Is there any other good, recent iOS games with similar matching + other elements?

    The original and best - Dungeon Raid

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    wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    Sword & Poker is also worth investigating if you like this sort of gameplay.

    Oh, and Puzzle Quest.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Not sure if this is the appropriate place to put this, but Starbucks has Scribblenauts Remix as their pick of the week

    I was just there yesterday and saw that. Grabbed a stack of cards for the whole family. Great, great game.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Middle Manager of Justice is out, and free.

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    chuck steakchuck steak Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Middle Manager of Justice is out, and free.

    It has been pulled because it wasn't supposed to be released yet. It looks like it should be pretty entertaining once all of the bugs are ironed out.

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    minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Yep, I just checked. It's been pulled. =[

    I want to give DoubleFine my monies.

    Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
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