MadCap 1.5 for iOS - Swinging Weasel Tosses Tomato-Armed Chipmunks
December 7, 2011 in Games
[prMac.com] Kiev, Ukraine - iCon today is pleased to announce MadCap 1.5 for iOS, an update to their Arcade/Puzzle game that features a swinging weasel who, when the player touches a button, tosses small chipmunks, clutching large tomatoes at placid farm animals. Carrying special time bomb tomatoes, flying chipmunks may hit animals and bounce off, and have their tomato explode out of range of the animal. MadCap is a major step forward in the evolution of arcade games, combining airborne produce and the launching of small animals at precisely the correct angle.
Following a memorable animated logo and introductory cutscene, MadCap introduces its cast of characters (targets). Bug-eyed and innocent, they include a: horse, cow, bull, turkey, pig, and sheep. They occasionally blink or express surprise, but mostly, they just stand there. Each level features one or more farmyard animals, each tucked away in a protected area of the puzzle. The goal of the game is to splatter every animal present in each level with at least one tomato. Since tomatoes cannot fly, a swinging weasel tosses (flying) chipmunks, each holding a tomato. The player must determine exactly the right moment for the weasel to release the chipmunk in order to hit the target animal.
This is not easy. First, the player must touch the tomato button, releasing the chipmunk, at precisely the right point in the weasel's swing, and this can be difficult to estimate and then execute. Second, players are called upon to accurately fire a chipmunk using two different methods: tossing it upwards to have it fall on the target, versus throwing it directly at the target. Third, each animal is protected in some way by the natural surroundings of the puzzle. He may be inside a cave, protected by blocks, or beneath a horizontal log. Finally, many puzzles include interactive obstacles, so that the player has to first unlock a switch with an exploding tomato, then activate the switch at the right time, which slides the barrier away momentarily, so the player can toss in a tomato.
* Excellent graphics
* 108 amazing levels (will be more very soon)
* Cool sound effects
* Sweet animals
* Addicting gameplay
* Easy to understand, fun to play!
In the highly competitive ecosystem of iOS games, there is constant mutation and hybridization that leads to better games. MadCap includes a variation on the ultra-realistic game physics in Angry Birds, where players use a slingshot to hit targets. This game also requires players to use two different ballistic trajectories, parabolic and linear, to win. MadCap gameplay offers a very satisfying sense of aiming and firing, of pulling a trigger and watching the result. However, in MadCap the player has the pleasure of shooting once every two or three seconds, and a nearly unlimited number of times to complete the level. Thus, each level provides more gameplay, as well as a greater variety of scoring opportunities.
"Splattering farm animals with tomatoes has never been this much fun," stated a spokesman for Icon. "Command your own air force of flying chipmunks carrying time bomb tomatoes."
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), and iPad (1 and 2)
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 52.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
MadCap 1.5 is only $0.99 (USD) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. MadCap HD 1.4.2 for iPad is $1.99. MadCap 1.4 for OS X is $1.99. MadCap 1.4.2 and MadCap HD 1.4.2 are also available in a Free version. Review copies are available upon request.
Kiev, Ukraine based iCon was established in October 2009. Initially, they worked on all kinds of projects: business apps, games, learning apps, etc. Over 2 years, there have been some changes in their personnel, and now, they work only on game projects. Every person working in iCon company is passionate about the work he does, that is why everyone dedicates not only his knowledge and skills, but also his imagination and creativity. They are very proud of the working atmosphere they have. All apps that they create are their own ideas (they do not make apps on a by-order basis). Copyright (C) 2009-2011 iCon. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.