September 24, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Yijie Studio today introduces R-ROUND 1.0 for iPad, its new casual arcade game, where players must quickly swivel a circular platform so that the hero, fixed on the edge, hits oncoming enemies in time with the music. Packed with some of the most foot-tapping, jingly pop tunes in gaming, players earn combo points based on the number of consecutive hits without misses and how close the initial contact is to the beat of the music. With highly detailed 3D graphics & animation and original music, R-ROUND rewards players' rhythm and reflexes.
* Simple swivel design lets you twirl with the music
* Composed by a world famous musician, the dramatic music drives the excitement of gameplay
* Powered by Unreal Engine, the high quality scenes and visual effects are the sweetest eye candy
* Rank and challenge yourself with your highest score
* Scores game, round, combos, and misses
* Single player game or alternate between two players
Played in landscape orientation, R-ROUND offers four different environments, each with its own hero and musical theme. All the original music, so integral to the game, is recorded in stereo, and players are advised to enjoy its full quality through the use of headphones. Every 3D hero wears headphones, enhancing their ability to achieve high scores based on accurate beat matching.
The four environments include: a forest clearing, where a young girl blows kisses as she hits attacking gnomes; a roiling ocean, where a diminutive pirate shoots octopus arms with his flintlock pistol; inside a castle tower, where a boy with the helmet and cape of a Roman soldier kicks oncoming ninjas; and a dark riparian forest, where a teenage wizard fights off dark spirits with his magic wand. In each of the four worlds, players have a three-quarter, overhead view from behind the rotating flat disk at the center bottom of the screen, which functions much like a playground roundabout or merry-go-round.
Each environment has its own musical theme, and they vary in tempo from 140 to 170 beats per minute. The faster the tempo, the more difficult the game. At more advanced levels, attacks are more synchronized, allowing players to hit multiple attackers on a single beat. While the timing and number of attackers may change, enemies always come from one of five directions, spread equally along a semicircle, where one path is vertical from the top of the screen, two paths are horizontal from each side, and the last two are in between at 45 and 135 degrees.
"Put your finger on the character at the center of the screen," advised Luis Baker of Yijie Studio. "Spin it and hit the coming enemies on the beat of the music. Hit it in time to score points."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 484 MB
Pricing and Availability:
R-ROUND 1.0 for iPad is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Yijie Studio was founded by Luis Baker in 2008. The company aims at developing iOS games. Copyright (C) 2013 Yijie Studio. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPad 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.