Galaxy Truckin Across the iOS

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I’ve spoken before about Galaxy Trucker and as you probably know it’s a firm favorite at Knavecons. It’s a mess. A glorious, riotous, sand pit of construction where it’s just as much about sticking it to your friends as helping yourself. It’s a game best suited to those who enjoy the frustration and despair of others…..

I notice none of you have left so I’m guessing you’re that type of gamer.

Galaxy trucker recently (last year) came out on the iPad and more surprisingly the iPhone. You can get it for android too and I think the PC is either here or WIP.  They’ve done a fine job.

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I played it on the phone. I’m still playing it on the phone. It’s good. It’s really good

As a fan of the cardboard version I was surprised they were able to squeeze it all into the diminutive screen of the iPhone. The other thing that surprised me was just how well it all works on small screen land. What took my whole kitchen table in RL works just tickeyboo in VR.

Unlike the base game the single player features a very neat campaign (as well as bot matches) where your character earns cash and levels up and gets to travel along increasingly hostile routes. The mechanics of the game are clearly visible as the game proceeds which I like, you’re never in doubt you’re playing a boardgame, however the graphics, music and sound effects add more life to an already lively experience.  The music is catchy, the voice overs humorous and the graphics continue the lovely cartoony feel of the original.

ss2The app features a good solid multiplayer which comes in either real time or curiously turn based.  This makes for a very different style of play, less a cat fight and more a gentleman’s/lady’s pursuit.

I’m still trying this game out, the mutiplayer I need to explore a bit more and I may do a more comprehensive article on it later but in the meantime, I’m having a lot of fun with this game and I highly recommend it

Huzzah!

Vic

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