Anyone else disappointed by Super Monkey Ball?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by happylittlemac, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. happylittlemac macrumors member

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    I was kinda disappointed by the game, it looked really good and the graphics where nice, but the controls are a pain to get used to, I only managed to get to level 4 and gave up then. :(
     
  2. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Disappointed? No... Controls hard? Yea... It took some time to get use to, but the tilt controls have never been easy to use in any game. Graphics are great! I love it
     
  3. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    You're going to have to get used to controls like this if you want to game on iPhone. It's not the ideal platform for gaming and I don't think things are going to improve all that much. Bring back buttons!
     
  4. happylittlemac thread starter macrumors member

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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think this is sort of correct -- it's not the ideal platform for porting every game that was intended to be played with a D-pad. But I think, like the Wii and the DS, it has potential to be a great platform for innovative games. Probably 2/3 of the games I've bought on the DS are outside of my traditional gaming interests -- but on the DS, they really use the capabilities, and they're really fun. :)

    Even some traditional games fit the iPhone better than others -- for instance, while I haven't played it, it seems the accelerometer controls work much better for Crash. Kirby used accelerometer controls on the Nintendo handhelds, so maybe we'll see some of those games ported over, or games based on concepts that people have used with the wiimote.
     
  6. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    Moneky ball is awesome. On one hand its insanely frustrating sometimes, but I when I finally beat the first 10 levels, I had a tremendous sense of accomplishment and there are like 100 levels or something.


    So I mean, yes its hard but if it was easy it wouldn't be fun. I think controlling without buttons is the wave of the future. Just takes getting used to.
     
  7. pb30 macrumors newbie

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  8. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    ima bit dissapointed, i leave my iPod flat on the table and my little monkey dude still falls off......
     

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