December 12, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Warsaw, Poland - Angry Orange Studios today is pleased to introduce Fruits Collector 1.0 for iOS, their new arcade Game where players get to slash, grab, drag, and tap different fruits in one of four gameplay modes. More challenging than most games of this genre, most fruits can only be slashed after they have fallen from the tree and before they hit the ground. Various modes included are: Slash, Speed, Short Rounds, and Endless. Featuring very realistic graphics and animation, the game provides excellent onscreen and audio feedback.
On Launch in landscape orientation, the gamer can choose from four modes of play. In "Slash Them All" mode, players must slash oranges or other fruit in a set period of time. The two and a half minute timer runs down as play proceeds, providing ample encouragement to react faster. Oranges fall from the tree at about one per second, and depending upon their height, take one or two seconds to reach the ground. The player must slash each orange in half before it hits the ground. This is difficult, because the fruit falls quickly and must be slashed as it falls, a feat requiring excellent hand-eye coordination. Point values change at different levels, for example 15 points for every orange, then 15 points for rotten oranges and 30 points for ripe ones. Feedback is excellent. Oranges splatter realistically and produce a pleasing "thump" sound when slashed. Slashes create convincing, dynamic white streaks onscreen, and they are accompanied by matching sound effects that change with the speed and direction of slashes.
In "How Long Can You Play?" mode, gamers slash falling pears, and there is no time limit. However, there is a limit to the number of fruits that can hit the ground before the game ends. Level 1 scores 30 points per pear, but they are very tricky to slash as they fall; only after some practice can users move on to Level 2. At the end of each round, the player's score is displayed, including the number of ripe and rotten fruit contributing to the total score. Facebook and OpenFeint connectivity is also available on every scoring screen.
"Endless Mode" in Fruits Collector features apples falling from a large tree in a peaceful meadow, complete with a rainbow overhead. On being slashed and splattered, apples make an especially rewarding explosive sound. At the start, the tree contains approximately 30 fruits, which fall at the rate of about one per second. There is no clock, and there is no limit to the number of apples that can fall to the ground intact. Players can use this mode for marathon games and to practice their skills.
The last mode is "Short Rounds," where players try to tap and drag as many fruit as possible from the tree and into a fruit basket on the ground, within short, timed periods of 5 - 60 seconds. Other tasks include: tap the fruit, one by one, as it appears on the tree; tap only bad fruit; tap numbered fruit in ascending numerical order, etc.
* Destroy fruit - score points
* Slash mode: cut every fruit before it hits the ground
* Endless mode: challenge yourself to see how long you can last
* Speed mode: pick all the fruits before time runs out
* Short Rounds mode (many different tasks)
* Fast paced, arcade style gameplay
* HD enabled graphics
* Vibrant in-game animation
* Integrated with Facebook
* Online Leaderboards via OpenFeint integration
* Very challenging gameplay as fruits must be slashed in mid-air
"Fruit Collector is as simple to play as it is addicting," stated Roman Turlej of Angry Orange Studios. "The game includes a wide array of straight forward game modes that put players to the ultimate test of agility and concentration. The app includes mini-games with strict time limits, a variety of time-based and point-based slashing games, and still others that simply challenge the player to last as long as they can without dropping the ball - or more accurately - the fruit, and loosing!"
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later (iOS 5 tested)
Pricing and Availability:
Fruits Collector 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request. Fruits Collector HD Lite 1.0 (iPad) is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in Warsaw, Poland, Angry Orange Studios is an imaginative new mobile application developer with a keen focus on building the highest caliber mobile games for the iOS platform. This team of software magicians is committed to blending crisp graphics with intuitive, yet thoughtful, gameplay to give mobile gamers the best experience for their mobile buck. (C) 2011 AngryOrange Studios. 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.