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Super Stickman Golf Gets Updated With Online Game Center Multiplayer

Posted by Carter Dotson on April 13th, 2011

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.

The Portable Podcast, Episode 64

Posted by Carter Dotson on December 22nd, 2010

Jacuzzis are not a place to conduct business in.

On This Episode:

  • 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
  • Music:

  • "Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)" by The Eternal - Download on iTunes here:

  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal
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    Super Stickman Golf Review

    By Carter Dotson on December 14th, 2010
    Super Stick Golf is a sequel to Stick Golf, containing 8 new courses, all 16 courses from the original, with new special golf balls that allow you to turn the tables on the devilish courses.
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    Quality Index Ranks November's Top 10 Rated iPhone Games and Apps

    Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on December 8th, 2010

    If you happen to be curious which recently released iPhone apps and games earned top marks from critics then look no further than this month's breakdown of top rated games from Quality Index. Taking aggregate review scores from well-known outlets such as TiPb, Slide to Play and 148Apps (that's us, yo), QI has ranked the top ten apps and games in two handy-dandy charts. Here's the breakdown of the titles and their overall scores.

    Top Ten Games

    1. Sentinel 3: Homeworld -9.4
    2. Stick Golf - 9.4
    3. Galaxy on Fire 2 - 8.8
    4. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 - 8.8
    5. Wispin - 8.8
    6. Stackster - 8.8
    7. Bam Bam Dash - 8.8
    8. Mushihimesama Bug Panic - 8.7
    9. Monster Feed - 8.7
    10. Infection Zone - 8.7

    Top Ten Apps

    1. MobileMonet - 9.7
    2. Mario Batali Cooks! - 9.6
    3. Disneyland Paris - 9.6
    4. Tapatalk Forum App - 9.5
    5. Calvetica Calendar - 9.5
    6. Instagram - 9.4
    7. ColorBlast! - 9.4
    8. John Henry - 9.2
    9. Stats for Halo Reach - 9.1
    10. Audiogalaxy Mobile - 9.1

    Given your own knowledge of the market and particular tastes how closely do your top ten lists from the past month match up with that of the professionals? Do we get to keep our jobs for another month or is it time to throw the bums out and let some folks who actually know what they're talking about?

    Looking down the list I don't see any apps which I personally downloaded this past month, but looking at the scores now I'm definitely interested in Sentinel 3 and Stick Golf. I'm also not surprised to see LEGO Harry Potter did so well considering the fact that the LEGO game franchise is generally well-received by critics on top of being utterly adorable.

    We'll be back with another batch of numbers when the December results go live, but in the meantime feel free to argue and debate these scores and generally carry on loud and angry conversations. This is the Internet after all; that's what it was made for. Well, one of the main things, anyway.

    Stick Golf Review

    iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
    By Brad Hilderbrand on December 6th, 2010
    Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RIDICULOUSLY ADDICTIVE
    Prepare yourself for one of the most challenging yet entertaining games you've played for a long time.
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