June 18, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Pfaeffikon, Switzerland - Power App today is pleased to introduce HitIt 1.0 for iOS, their new Whack-a-Mole speed touch game, which allows players to substitute any face for that of the rabbit that pops out of the hole. There are a total of four different holes, and at lower levels of play, rabbits quickly pop out and then back in one hole at a time. At higher levels, rabbits may pop out of two, three, or four holes, simultaneously. Players must quickly touch the rabbits wherever they pop up, which activates a large mallet that whacks them back down. Advanced players may touch the screen with two or more fingers at the same time, allowing high scores but risking multiple misses. Each level displays the minimum number of required hits to complete the level, the maximum allowed misses, and the number of seconds available to complete the level.
A simple, multi-touch speed game, HitIt is extremely well executed. Beautifully rendered 3D rabbits pop up, quickly sniff the air and shake their ears, and disappear back into their hole with a blur of animation. Mallet strikes produce fading stars flying into the air, as rabbits are knocked unconscious.
Lower levels give the player an opportunity to develop their skills, allowing 50 seconds to successfully whack 20 rabbits with 10 misses allowed. At higher levels, the pace increases significantly, as does the degree of eye/hand coordination. Soon, players are given 30 seconds to whack 35 rabbits with 10 misses permitted.
In addition to the pleasure and amusement of gameplay, Power App has added a new source of entertainment to the game. Players may substitute the picture of their choice for the rabbit, combining the healthy release of pent-up aggression with the fun of Whack-a-Mole.
* Multi-touch speed game tests reflexes
* Use multiple fingers to whack multiple rabbits in virtual Whack-a-Mole game
* Progressively improve whacking skills to achieve high scores and complete levels
* Substitute any picture for the rabbit and score points whacking the person or object selected
* Highly responsive, multi-touch gameboard
* Professional 3D animations, sound, and music
* Vector graphics appear sharp and clear on any size iOS device
"HitIt takes the game of Whack-a-Mole to the limits of human speed and coordination," stated Power App's Christian Schaffner. "And you can spend hours whacking the mole of your choice."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 9.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
HitIt 1.0 is available for $0.99 (USD) worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, Power App GmbH is an independent company founded in 2010 by Christian Schaffner. Power App's main focus is developing powerful, versatile applications for the Mac and iOS platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 Power App GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.