Another day, another batch of App Deals, fresh from the salt mines, err, price drop lists. We scour with power so you don’t need to waste an hour. Bad poetry is extra, though. Here’s what we have for you today:
Super Stick Golf – Was $2.99, now FREE Our reviewer liked this game, saying, “Super Stick Golf is a great example of what to do with a sequel – they refined what worked, added elements that make the game feel fresh, and loaded the game down with plenty of content. Super Stick Golf is an addictive and wonderful iOS game.”
Supersonic HD – Was $2.99, now FREE
“I tend to be a huge fan of games with good music. I’m an even bigger fan when that music is electronic. And even better is when that music gets me in the right rhythm to play the game,” says our review, giving the game 3.5 stars.
Duck Hunter Crazy HD – Was $1.99, now FREE
There are 12 kinds of ducks and dogs in this here game, including a high-speed duck, a skull duck, a ghost duck and a rocket dog. Seriously? A rocket dog and a skull duck would nearly make our day. That plus the current price tag make this one an insta-download.
Super Stickman Golf (formerly Super Stick Golf) has gotten a major update. 6 challenging new courses have been added to the game, bringing the total up to 30. As well, you now have the ability to pay to unlock all features, if you’d rather pay than play the game to unlock them. However, these new courses and in-app purchases aren’t just it for the new content, as online multiplayer, briefly discussed when developer Noodlecake Games was on The Portable Podcast, has been added to the game.
The multiplayer mode supports 2-4 people either locally through wifi or Bluetooth, and online with matchmaking through Game Center. The game plays a bit different here – instead of competing for the lowest score, your goal is to get your ball in the hole as quickly as possible. This changes the dynamics of the game, as you need to find the quickest path to the ball, not the one with the fewest strokes, necessarily. You get points based on your finishing position, and your goal is to have the most points at the end of the 9-hole course. Powerups are still in play – you get a total of 10 that you can use during each course, and you can use any unlocked powerups you have, instead of having to choose which ones you specifically want to use at the beginning of the course. This whole setup leads to great moments of joy when you’ll just barely manage to beat out your opponent, and those moments of agony when they do the same to you. And there’s plenty of variety, too, as all 29 courses are playable online. It is incredibly addictive, and it provides a different enough experience that even if you’ve played the game a lot already, this really starts to mix it up.
If you haven’t played the full version, then you’ll be glad to know that there’s now a free version of the game that’s available. It comes with 3 all-new courses exclusive to this version of the game, as well as online Game Center multiplayer for those 3 courses. It’s a great way to get people into the game, and is worth downloading even for people who own the full version. Both Super Stickman Golf Free and the update for the full version, which is a free update, are available on the App Store right now as universal apps.
Carter speaks with Jonas Antonsson of Gogogic about their new puzzle game Symbol6 Redux, and how it fits into the current culture of the App Store, including the different purchasing habits of iPad and iPhone gamers.
Carter speaks with the developers of Super Stick Golf, Jordan Schidlowsky and Ty Bader of NoodleCake Games, to discuss the making of Super Stick Golf, the top-secret plans for future updates including multiplayer, and why you shouldn’t do work in jacuzzis.
Who We Are:
Host: Carter Dotson
Guest: Jonas Antonsson – Gogoic
Guests: Jordan Schidlowsky & Ty Bader – NoodleCake Games