July 18, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Studio 212, an innovative new software developer, has today announced the release of Nikki Holiday and the Pirate Star for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A whimsical mix between RPG and card game, this app invites users to join the titular Nikki on her adventure to make it as a rock singer. Players are tasked with helping the young Nikki beat various enemies via unique card battles en route to finding musical fame and fortune. At each turn in the story players have the power to decide which path they want Nikki to take, and the app even includes a guest appearance by the Cantonese rock band "Mr." to keep things fresh. Nikki Holiday and the Pirate Star is currently available on the Apple App Store for $0.99 in the Adventure Games category.
Though structured to resemble a graphic novel, gamers will find themselves in the driver's seat in this mobile adventure. At each turn players have the power to decide what Nikki does, who she talks to, where she goes, and even who she battles. Every in-game location features many interactive elements, and the game includes a wide array of items that players can pick up and use to help them ensure Nikki wins every card battle and ends up a victorious diva at the end of the game.
While its storybook portions are wildly entertaining, Nikki Holiday's card battling elements are where the game really shines. The app's card battle element is structured in the same vein as timeless classics such as Magic the Gathering, challenging players to think strategically to out-score enemies by using their collected character cards as effectively as possible. Each 'character card' features unique health, attack, and speed stats and it's up to the user which cards they use to rack up the most points and defeat all challengers that stand in between Nikki and her dreams!
Getting down to brass tacks, Nikki Holiday and the Pirate Star is a vibrantly rendered and well rounded piece of mobile entertainment as a whole. The app includes stunning tailor-made professional quality illustrations and animations that are as colorful as they are detailed and vivid. The game also features support for both standard and retina displays, and offers users the choice to play either Chinese or English language versions of the game.
The app's intuitive user interface and straightforward controls ensure that even the most novice mobile gamers will find the game accessible, enjoyable, and easy to play. Indeed as a whole, Nikki Holiday represents a complete mobile gaming experience that leaves players with only one question left to answer; Will Nikki be able to realize her singing dreams? Jump into the world of Nikki Holiday and help her decide toady!
Studio 212 was established with the vision of creating better software for mobile platforms. The organization's crazy team of kick-ass programmers and designers work with a selected pool of clients to deliver wonderful mobile experiences to users. Copyright (C) 2011 Studio 212. 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.