May 16, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Malaga, Spain - Alchemy Games today is pleased to introduce Save the Aliens 1.2 for iOS, their innovative puzzle matching Game where players save aliens by matching three objects in a row. Putting a new spin on matching games, Save the Aliens uses a wheel with movable concentric circles, which contain colored jewels that must be rotated to match the provided jewel code. The goal of the game is to maneuver the circles to match the correct jewels and teleport the aliens to safety, before time runs out. Taking the action of classic matching games to a new level, Save the Aliens features a wheel that can move 360 degrees around the screen.
Players must employ strategy to complete the timed levels, acquire the most points, and advance levels in Save the Aliens. Unlike other matching games where players match objects in a square field, Save the Aliens players can move the rings of the circle in 360 degrees, providing the ability to use jewels from all over the field.
Set on an alien planet where friendly, animated, alien creatures must evacuate their home world, Save the Aliens requires players to engage the planetary teleporter by sliding three rings and matching colored jewels. Using a wheel with colored jewels in concentric three-ring circles, users must use their finger to turn each of the rings to build a code out of colored gems. Players must align the jewels according to the required color code in order to teleport each alien to the mother ship. A level is successfully completed when the player teleports all of the aliens before time runs out.
When jewels of a specific color are not available on the playing field, gamers must free up space for them by matching three jewels of the same color and removing them from the field. When jewels are removed from the field, additional jewels are added creating more matching opportunities.
Save the Aliens features many options that increase level difficulties and rewards. The Multiplier Bar helps players boost their scores by matching three jewels with the correct color indicated in the Multiplier Bar. Players can increase their scores with successful matches during this timed bonus option. Other options that enhance gameplay include special effect jewels that allow players to unleash game special effects and bonuses. For example, players match three Bomb Jewels to activate the bomb effect. When the bomb is active, and a player selects a jewel color, all jewels of the same color will be destroyed, adding points to a player's score and allowing more jewels onto the playing field. Players may also activate Swap Jewel, an effect that allows the player to swap the jewels' positions during a 10-second bonus time. The Time Jewel effect adds eight seconds to the time level, giving players extra time to complete the puzzle tasks.
Save the Aliens features 4 unique planets with 21 levels each. Each planet contains new gameplay challenges, creating a unique, fun, and challenging experience. Alchemy Games will be releasing additional planets and game play experiences, making this a dynamic game that will keep even the most skilled gamers challenged. Players may follow the latests news via Twitter and Facebook. Gamers may also compete with others via Apple's Game Center's rankings and achievements.
* Fast and fun game with 360-degree playing field
* Over 80 challenging levels
* Access achievements and leaderboards through Apple's Game Center
* HD graphics feature cute animated alien characters
* Whimsical sounds and music may be muted for silent game play
* Advanced matching puzzle game finally comes to iOS mobile devices
* iCloud integration to synchronize saved games between Mac OS X and iOS devices
"Spin the rings, match the jewels, and save the aliens before time runs out," stated Alchemy Games' Fabio Ramos. "The fate of the aliens' existence is in your hands!"
* U.S. English, French, Italian, German and Spanish
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 46.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Save the Aliens 1.2 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The game is also available for OS X on the Mac App Store, on sale at 50% off for $0.99. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Malaga, Spain, Alchemy Games was founded by Mari Carmen Rocha in 2010. Alchemy Games is a Spanish development studio founded in 2010 by four passionate videogame designers. Their objective is to develop funny, creative games and innovative applications, where quality and efficiency are the top priority. The Alchemy Games team is composed of skilled and experienced engineers and technicians in mobile platform projects. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Alchemy Games. 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.