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No adverts and no pay-to-win are both a big + as far as I’m concerned. If they were removing actual content then sure, but they’re not.

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On 16/08/2021 at 09:12, Stanley said:

I understand what you are saying but

 


https://www.apple.com/apple-arcade/

 

So not making it compatible on the latest brand new Apple TV running the newest operating system seems a tad egregious and goes against the whole ethos of the service. it’s just one game but it would be great to be able to play it natively via the ATV. 


That doesn’t say all games are available on all platforms though?

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3 hours ago, Giddas said:


That doesn’t say all games are available on all platforms though?

 

Link for games currently unavailable on Apple TV: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT212261

 

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The following games are only available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
 

Backgammon+
Blek+
Checkers Royal+
Chess - Play & Learn+
Don't Starve: Pocket Edition+
Flipflop Solitaire+
Fruit Ninja Classic+
Game Dev Story+
INKS.+
Jetpack Joyride+
Mahjong Titan+
Monster Hunter Stories+
Monument Valley+
Really Bad Chess+
Reigns+
Solitaire by MobilityWare+
SpellTower+ on Arcade
Sudoku Simple+
The Room Two+
Threes!+
Tiny Crossword+

Published Date: August 12, 2021

 

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Didn’t even make it past the tutorial of Tetris Beat. Truly dreadful.

 

Music is like some royalty free shite you’d hear on a crap YouTube unboxing video, which isn’t great when you’ve made a rhythm-based Tetris game.

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11 hours ago, TurningMonster said:

Solid releases this week, Zen Pinball Party and Layton’s Mystery Journey.

 

I can't seem to get Online in Zen. It sort of worked yesterday after waiting a couple of minutes, but not having any luck today.

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10 minutes ago, Popo said:

I’ve never played a Professor Layton game, is this new one true to the originals or is it a made for mobile spin-off?


It’s a port of the 3DS game.

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I’ve been playing The Oregon Trail loads on Apple Arcade. It’s an odd little game, it’s basically just inventory management and luck of the dice as you attempt to get a bunch of pioneers across the US, but I found it strangely compelling.

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52 minutes ago, Popo said:

Well, according to the first puzzle in Layton, I’m fucking dumb. Solved it though!

The 2nd one caught me out, took me a few seconds to realise the correct answer. However, since then there have been a few optional ones that I quit on... Seems I've let my brain rest for too long, I used to storm through this kind of thing! 

 

Alternative hypothesis: There is a certain mindset required for Layton games that neither of us have developed yet. I think I'll go with that as the reason.

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I never quite had the massive love for Zoo Keeper back when it came out - giving it a go again this morning. 

 

Can't quite describe why but the slide to swap mechanic doesn't feel smooth enough, its like when you use somebodies Android device having got used to iOS for years - it's not my phone as that is fine.

 

I'm also finding the zoo editor quite clunky and unappealing to use.

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I’m enjoying Zoo Keeper, great memories of the DS version.

The downside is (at least so far) there doesn’t seem to be a quick play style endless mode, it’s all mission based so far with specific puzzles to clear.

 

Also, very obvious that it was designed as a free to play game and had all the micro transactions yanked out.

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1 hour ago, MrHendo said:

I’m enjoying Zoo Keeper, great memories of the DS version.

The downside is (at least so far) there doesn’t seem to be a quick play style endless mode, it’s all mission based so far with specific puzzles to clear.

 

Also, very obvious that it was designed as a free to play game and had all the micro transactions yanked out.

 

I've not reached it myself, but in the rank rewards it shows you unlock an Arcade Machine at Zoo rank 5. I think that may unlock a regular err... arcade mode?

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45 minutes ago, shirubagan said:

 

I've not reached it myself, but in the rank rewards it shows you unlock an Arcade Machine at Zoo rank 5. I think that may unlock a regular err... arcade mode?

You’re right, I unlocked it but never tried it till now.

It’s a timed score attack mode, pretty good but it’s definitely a side thing and the bulk of the game is the progression.

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On 10/09/2021 at 15:06, Fierce Poodle said:

Looking forward to trying wurdweb, looks right up my alley.


It’s shite. I thought it’d be for me but it’s just scrabble only they give you the words.

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Conversely, I liked wurdweb more than Scrabble because it’s much less stressful to manage word placement rather than letters, and there are a number of rules that and game modes that keep things interesting. Trying to fit words between other words you’ve placed previously like this:

 

    MUSHROOM
    A  
  FIREBALL
    I
    O

 

is a good brain-training-like challenge as well. Relatively trivial in Scrabble, but much more difficult when you have to fit unmodifiable words.

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24 minutes ago, DeDeDe said:

Conversely, I liked wurdweb more than Scrabble because it’s much less stressful to manage word placement rather than letters, and there are a number of rules that and game modes that keep things interesting. Trying to fit words between other words you’ve placed previously like this:

 

    MUSHROOM
    A  
  FIREBALL
    I
    O

 

is a good brain-training-like challenge as well.


I agree, it’s a lovely little game.

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1 hour ago, Giddas said:

I've put an obscene amount of hours into ZooKeeper already even though there's not much to it (or perhaps because of that)

 

And yet, there's a lot more to it than the DS Zookeeper game...

 

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