iPad Games (and Apps) Catch All

FSeven wrote:
Robear wrote:

Terraria came out today on iPad. $5. :-)

Anyone have this? What's the control scheme like?

It's great. I think I like playing it on the ipad more than the PC.

Best touch controls for this type of game I've ever encountered.

Played it till 3am last night!

My little boy (2) loves the ipad and his attention span will have him fling an angry bird and press the home button before it even has a chance to hit the target. On the other side, he loves puzzles and really gets a kick out of this monster puzzle game that was on Appsgonefree a while back. My 4 year old daughter loves playing it too and has great fun with the HeMan game. Her current favourite game is Spy Mouse HD. I'm amazed at how clever they both are and how quickly they pick it up.

I think as long as you supervise them and don't let them spend too much time on it, then it's all good. That being said, it has been dropped a couple of times and I'm still amazed it's ok. Also, they'll grubby it up faster than the Flash, but nappy wipes also work well as screen cleaners.

Actually that's another topic for another day, but it's scarey what nappy wipes will actually clean.

BlackSabre wrote:

Actually that's another topic for another day, but it's scarey what nappy wipes will actually clean.

I once saw them remove cherry red gloss lipstick off a wedding dress. Their awesomeness knows no boundaries.

Spoiler:

Also good, left in the fridge, if you've had an overly spicy curry and want to be prepared for the aftermath... So I've heard.

BlackSabre wrote:

My little boy (2) loves the ipad and his attention span will have him fling an angry bird and press the home button before it even has a chance to hit the target. On the other side, he loves puzzles and really gets a kick out of this monster puzzle game that was on Appsgonefree a while back.

While waiting for my daughter to finish her dance class the other day, there was a kid about that age playing what the mom said was called "Kids Puzzles". But looking on the app store, I think it was this one, "Kids Trucks: Puzzles". It seems to have a very reasonable approach to IAP -- one $2 purchase for more puzzles, and ads only for the developer's other apps.

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Anyone playing Scurvy Scallywags, just a quick question about the 'end' of the game.

I have defeated the Pirate King, but it seems to be prompting me to keep going. Is that normal, is there more to be revealed, or did I just climax early being as I took my time, and explored every inch of the map?

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Anyone playing Scurvy Scallywags, just a quick question about the 'end' of the game.

I have defeated the Pirate King, but it seems to be prompting me to keep going. Is that normal, is there more to be revealed, or did I just climax early being as I took my time, and explored every inch of the map?

That's normal -- you can keep playing and leveling up as long as you want after defeating the final boss.

Are interesting games for iPad dying off? I havent really been tempted by anything in the last few months but I've skipped over the big ones that I've played on other platforms (XCOM, KotoR, Baldur's Gate)

What are the best recent games?

M0nk3yboy wrote:

I once saw them remove cherry red gloss lipstick off a wedding dress. Their awesomeness knows no boundaries.

Absolutely brilliant for removing black powder residue from muskets and rifles, too.

polypusher wrote:

What are the best recent games?

PvZ 2, Scurvy Scallawags, and Ridiculous Fishing I think are my 3 most recent purchases/downloads.

Other than those three I've been mainly using it for Middle Manager of Justice (which is Double Fine's weird mish-mash of a very light RPG and cow-clicker and still gets content updates every 4-6 months) and to play cross-platform digital CCGs like Solforge and Duel of Champions.

Dixie_Flatline wrote:
m0nk3yboy wrote:

Anyone playing Scurvy Scallywags, just a quick question about the 'end' of the game.

I have defeated the Pirate King, but it seems to be prompting me to keep going. Is that normal, is there more to be revealed, or did I just climax early being as I took my time, and explored every inch of the map?

That's normal -- you can keep playing and leveling up as long as you want after defeating the final boss.

Sweet, so a 'done' as far as the pile is concerned in that I have reached the primary goal.

shoptroll wrote:
polypusher wrote:

What are the best recent games?

PvZ 2, Scurvy Scallawags, and Ridiculous Fishing I think are my 3 most recent purchases/downloads.

Other than those three I've been mainly using it for Middle Manager of Justice (which is Double Fine's weird mish-mash of a very light RPG and cow-clicker and still gets content updates every 4-6 months) and to play cross-platform digital CCGs like Solforge and Duel of Champions.

Tiny Thief is pretty cool too !

BlackSabre wrote:

My little boy (2) loves the ipad and his attention span will have him fling an angry bird and press the home button before it even has a chance to hit the target. On the other side, he loves puzzles and really gets a kick out of this monster puzzle game that was on Appsgonefree a while back. My 4 year old daughter loves playing it too and has great fun with the HeMan game. Her current favourite game is Spy Mouse HD. I'm amazed at how clever they both are and how quickly they pick it up.

I think as long as you supervise them and don't let them spend too much time on it, then it's all good. That being said, it has been dropped a couple of times and I'm still amazed it's ok. Also, they'll grubby it up faster than the Flash, but nappy wipes also work well as screen cleaners.

Actually that's another topic for another day, but it's scarey what nappy wipes will actually clean.

We bought a dedicated child friendly iPad case. My only complaint is that you can't adjust the volume while the iPad is in it. We're happy with it overall.

I'll check out that puzzle app that Kate linked. My 3 year old is very keen on puzzles.

I've got 13/16 shanty verses, but have been through multiple worlds and haven't picked up anymore. I like the game, but it's pretty repetitive at this point, especially since I've picked up everything else. So this is effectively done though I haven't actually finished it.

concentric wrote:

We bought a dedicated child friendly iPad case. My only complaint is that you can't adjust the volume while the iPad is in it. We're happy with it overall.

My sister has that one. She says if you double press the home button, and swipe to the left, there's a volume control on the screen. Haven't tried it myself, but might be worth checking out.

trichy wrote:
concentric wrote:

We bought a dedicated child friendly iPad case. My only complaint is that you can't adjust the volume while the iPad is in it. We're happy with it overall.

My sister has that one. She says if you double press the home button, and swipe to the left, there's a volume control on the screen. Haven't tried it myself, but might be worth checking out.

I was just about to post this. trichy is correct.

athros wrote:
trichy wrote:
concentric wrote:

We bought a dedicated child friendly iPad case. My only complaint is that you can't adjust the volume while the iPad is in it. We're happy with it overall.

My sister has that one. She says if you double press the home button, and swipe to the left, there's a volume control on the screen. Haven't tried it myself, but might be worth checking out.

I was just about to post this. trichy is correct.

Thanks - I'm amazed my 3 year old hasn't figured that out on his own yet.

Or you can 4-finger swipe up to open that taskbar, if you want to give the home button a rest.

Mex wrote:
shoptroll wrote:
polypusher wrote:

What are the best recent games?

PvZ 2, Scurvy Scallawags, and Ridiculous Fishing I think are my 3 most recent purchases/downloads.

Other than those three I've been mainly using it for Middle Manager of Justice (which is Double Fine's weird mish-mash of a very light RPG and cow-clicker and still gets content updates every 4-6 months) and to play cross-platform digital CCGs like Solforge and Duel of Champions.

Tiny Thief is pretty cool too !

Yeah it is!

Stele wrote:

Or you can 4-finger swipe up to open that taskbar, if you want to give the home button a rest. ;)

That one requires the multi-touch shortcuts to be enabled though.

LiquidMantis wrote:
Stele wrote:

Or you can 4-finger swipe up to open that taskbar, if you want to give the home button a rest. ;)

That one requires the multi-touch shortcuts to be enabled though.

Which is not a good idea, my son kept switching apps by mistake! He did like the pinching gesture to get back to the home screen though

So what we're all saying is our kids spend more time with our iPads than we do!

BlackSabre wrote:

So what we're all saying is our kids spend more time with our iPads than we do! :D

I know I am so conditioned to try to operate electronic devices in a certain way that Apple's "intuitive" system of gestures isn't intuitive for me at all. I see my kids figuring things out because they accidentally have made something happen and then figure out how to replicate it.

Am I wrong in remembering little to no documentation of the gestures with the iPad packaging?

concentric wrote:

Am I wrong in remembering little to no documentation of the gestures with the iPad packaging?

Yes, gestures are taking UI backwards in some ways, so you need to read a manual beforehand again:

http://blog.maxrudberg.com/post/38958984259/if-you-see-a-ui-walkthrough-they-blew-it

It's a tradeoff between obviousness, speed of use and how much you can squeeze on the screen I guess.

So I've discovered with all the genius of a Lewis & Clark that 16 GB for an iPad stuffed mostly with games doesn't even come close to enough space. I'm swamped with too many great, cheap games to play. Is anyone planning on purchasing the new iPad, which I'm looking at timidly, given the expense.

I've been in the same boat for a while. Loading mine up with music apps quickly meant that my Ipad3 32GB is too small. I'm waiting for the next gen to upgrade.

My stupid iPhone, which is an old 3GS that I dont play anything on has 32gb. My awesome ipad only has 16gb I do quite a bit of data shuffling on this thing

Zelos wrote:
concentric wrote:

Am I wrong in remembering little to no documentation of the gestures with the iPad packaging?

Yes, gestures are taking UI backwards in some ways, so you need to read a manual beforehand again:

http://blog.maxrudberg.com/post/38958984259/if-you-see-a-ui-walkthrough-they-blew-it

It's a tradeoff between obviousness, speed of use and how much you can squeeze on the screen I guess.

It is frustrating. If I'd ever met Steve Jobs, I'd have wanted to hug him and then punch him.

I also do the data-shuffle dance with my iPad.

concentric wrote:

We bought a dedicated child friendly iPad case. My only complaint is that you can't adjust the volume while the iPad is in it. We're happy with it overall.


I just bought this one.
It is nice and the kids like it. I am not sure I like not having a cover for the glass but I like them having a handle to carry it by. Overall I would buy it again.

farley3k wrote:
concentric wrote:

We bought a dedicated child friendly iPad case. My only complaint is that you can't adjust the volume while the iPad is in it. We're happy with it overall.


I just bought this one.
It is nice and the kids like it. I am not sure I like not having a cover for the glass but I like them having a handle to carry it by. Overall I would buy it again.

Thanks for the link! The price for that is fantastic.

Anybody played the Call of Duty: Strike Team iPad game that's being pushed so heavily on the App Store? It looks alright, but the reviews are somewhat mixed. Anyone given it a try?

I'm looking at ARMA Tactics more - it's turn-based, and Bohemia generally knows what they are doing.