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Curlington HD

Curlington HD
  • #: 193112
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2011-04-01
  • Current Version: 1.2.1
  • 1.2.1
  • Size: 21.30 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Tore Hansen
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
  • © 2010 Tore Hansen
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Description

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Fluid realtime controls, fun arcade action and advanced simulation!

New & Noteworthy & What´s Hot in United States and Canada (and other countries). Average rating 4.5 stars in the US App Store!

★★★★ Smokin Apps Review: 4/5 stars (1.1.1) - Putting the cool into curling

"...when I started playing I wasn’t expecting to get all excited about curling. But woohaa, I really got into it! There’s a lot of tactics and precision going on, I actually believe that real curling aficionados will have a blast with this, as it’s tricky, but not overly so. You can score bonus points and get cool extra stuff, like extra swerves. It looks great, the controls are pretty idiot proof, gameplay is smooth and they have managed to do the unthinkable: they actually made curling cool. "

"Who knew that curling could be so much fun"

PadGadget

(US: ★★★★★ 1.1.1) "Great update! by Michael Temple

Ability to turn off arcade mode makes the app so much more fun. Playing on the runway is a lot of fun. This is my son's favorite app! The developers are very responsive to suggestions and respond quickly to emails."

(DE: ★★★★★ 1.1.1) "Great update. by Andi B. aus H.

I really appreciate the update, since my suggestions have been heard. Fantastic Game Play, Nice Sounds - worth every cent.

Highly Recommended. Thanx a lot. Turn on that Way!

Join the Secret Agent Curling Academy! Play in the hidden Curlington facility and master the game of Top Secret Curling! Use gadgets, special stones and the interior to your advantage! Standard curling rules with a completely new gameplay! Optionally you can also relax with a game of normal curling

Features:

✓ Extremely fine tuned and super smooth controls...

✓ Detailed HD Graphics with a steady 30 frames per second

✓ You get a sense of the curling stone weight!

✓ GameCenter support - Leaderboards (4) and Achievements (12)

✓ Achievements are stored locally when offline and uploaded next time online

✓ Full length curling sheet on the runway

✓ Option to turn off the "arcade" gameplay for normal curling

✓ Levels are now streamed for faster loading

✓ Multitouch for extra power is now just as precise as using single touch

✓ New and updated instructions and rules / game information

✓ Smarter AI (iPad player) with easy or medium settings

✓ Choose number of rounds to play showing approx. durations based on player count and stones per round. Perfect game-speed / duration control

✓ Options for graphics and physics settings (lock physics objects)

✓ Game Pause

✓ Realtime statistics while in-game for various data

✓ Swiping on takeouts (two fingers for opponent stone, and still swipe with one for getting own stone closer to target)

✓ Slow down the Stone by swiping downwards pushing ice debris in front of it

✓ Special Agent Light Sensitive Binoculars on runway rink

✓ Position stone sideways, slide to add force and direction

✓ Sweeping affects the friction for longer glides and less curl

✓ Faster sweeping gives more effect and lighter sweeping for more finesse

✓ After stone is released, sliding sideways adds rotation to stone and increases curl when stone speed slows down

✓ Earn and collect bonus point and use them in the equipment store

✓ Shoot bonus targets

✓ Stones are breakable

✓ Use two or three fingers for more power

✓ Bonus-game inside cargo aircraft

✓ Anti-gravity stone

✓ Explosive stone

✓ A lovely stone

✓ Castle Guard stone

✓ 1-4 Players

✓ AI Player

✓ Training modus

✓ Game saves automatically when you leave app, multitasking (fast-app switching) is supported

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Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

 

5/5 stars

great Game

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Easy to pick up and play! Took only 3 rounds (about 15 minutes) to figure out the basics of curling!

5/5 stars

:)

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very nicely done! i love the effort spent on the presentation aspect of the game. taking something that could be as simple as bland black and white checkers and turning it into a lavishly designed game of chess. the game oozes quality and attention to detail.

5/5 stars

Curl Your Enthusiasm

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Curlington HD is undeniably the best looking Curling game on the app store. The graphics, lighting, and environments are all top-notch. One locale, for instance, is an icy landing strip shot at night, with an amber glow emanating from the nearby hangars as snow whips across the majestic landscape. It manages this feat without ever allowing the player to experience a hitch in performance, translating directly to a silky smooth framerate, which is vital to most any sports simulation. I bought the full version immediately.

My expectation, when purchasing a Curling app, is that it will have a single Curling Sheet upon which players enact a match, but this game provides three diverse locations to test your mettle. Not just your own, in fact, because up to four players can play on the same device. It also has a full-fledged single-player component that sports an AI that is no slouch either, at its highest level.

The controls for delivery of the stone are the most intuitive and appropriate to the platform that I have seen. They play to the strengths of the touch interface, instead of using a mechanical, UI-driven scheme. It feels natural to simply swipe your finger in a direction and then do minor course correcting to apply the curl. I will say, though, it feels like it offers more play in the stone that would normally be present. The benefits far outweigh the drawbacks, though, and it was the right decision. I wish I could say the same for sweeping.

I don't find the interface and controls for sweeping the stone's path to be entirely compelling. The sweeping feels a bit awkward, because it was implemented to only allow horizontal swipes directly in front of the rock in motion. I understand the goal here, but the way the brush touches down just feels imprecise and it is non-obvious at what point the brush is anchored to the swipes. On a multitouch surface such as this, it could have felt much more fluid, natural, and direct. Again, the controls are satisfactory and it's not a deal-breaker. It's just the one area where there may be room for improvement.

I was impressed by the fact that a full set of Curling rules and instructions were available that even includes a glossary. This may seem like a minor point, but because Curling has not caught on to a high degree here in the US, it is nice to have a clear understanding of how a game is meant to play out.

So the play options and feature set is quite broad, which should peak any Curling enthusiast's attention. It also hosts a wide range of features not squarely directed at the uber-fan. These take the form of over-the-top arcade-style features and there are quite a number of them. Each Curling locale has wildly different sheet length and gimmicks. Some include a ramp inset into the ice, for when you want that extra loft, and one mode called, "Shuffle Puck" even has the player chucking rocks out the cargo doors of an aircraft, in-flight, complete with a little parachute for your rock.

There is a huge selection of super-powered rocks, such as TNT, a Spycam, a Burning Rock that destroys opposing rocks nearby, a Castle Rock that turns into an immobile tower on the ice, a Clone Stone, a Heart Stone that converts neighboring stones to ally with your own, and quite a few others. Some are available from the start and others can be purchased with resources earned from repeated play. The player can also trade points for removal of on-ice obstacles or the addition of safeguard rails that keep your rock from shooting off the edge and off into the beautiful countryside.

In the original release of Curlington HD, the thematic direction was either a blessing or a curse, depending on what you wanted from a Curling game. Personally, I'm looking for a simulation and experience as close to live Curling as possible. When I first purchased the full version, I felt like the developers nailed many of the low-level features, but the high-level direction seemed at odds with that philosophy. This was evidenced by the aforementioned arcade-style features. I just wanted a normal sim, on a normal sheet, with a house at either end, with a normal curling stone. One of the elements that I appreciate is the purity of the sport; it's simply the control of the rock on the ice. Period.

This was not at all a criticism of their approach, because not everyone is looking for the same things in a game. Perhaps some people have played these games to death and are looking for something new. Maybe arcade-style features are just the thing to entice new players into the sport, who are unfamiliar with it. Some people may play the video game version to experience things they would not or could not do in the real sport. The inclusion of such features is obviously a great way to make your app stand out against a sea of competing titles.

Luckily, this tale has a storybook ending, because the developers listened to player feedback and within a month, they added a Simulation Mode which disables all of the ancillary features and delivers a more true-to-life experience. I feel it is important to acknowledge developers that are versatile enough to incorporate feedback from their player base and smart enough to do it without compromising their original vision. Operatio is one such developer.

While many people will recommend this app because of the flashy ice reflection (it is drop-dead gorgeous) or the atypical additions that contribute to the fun factor, it is not my reasoning. I recommend this app, because the developers are innovative, responsive, and talented and those are the qualities that have made Curlington HD the best Curling game in the app store and the best one I've ever played. Period. Full stop.

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