Pocket HalfPipe Review
- Intuitive control scheme. Unlockable items to customize your character.
- Three modes; 'challenges' increase across all equally.
- Sharp initial learning curve.
- 'Big Air' mode more of a gimmick than a truly unique.
Pocket HalfPipe is the perfect travel companion, providing short bursts of skill-based gameplay that's satisfying whether you get that high-score run or a face-planting failure.
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It may not be the next 'Angry Birds', but Pocket HalfPipe by NaffRobot is the kind of casual title that balances on a fine edge of skill and simplicity, resulting in a game that's immediately addictive even without the need for overly-complicated gameplay or multiple levels.
There are three competitive modes along with a fourth free-skating mode to play in and the goal is to simply beat the score that has been set, unlocking a new item of clothing, skateboard or even a special move to boost your score. Learning the controls for Pocket HalfPipe can be a challenge, even with the game's comprehensive tutorial, as there's a specific 'rhythm' to keeping your skater moving fluidly while performing various tricks. Holding and releasing the left button controls your legs, providing speed boosts while on the pipe and performing kick-flips in the air and swiping the right button controls various holds. Combining the two can perform special maneuvers, however these need to be unlocked first.
The game's graphics are also something to behold, with sharp, angular and solid designs that look like they've jumped off a t-shirt design and on to the screen. Also, no skating game is complete without a few brutal ways to fall down and each of the game's various ways to faceplant deliver the pain in spades. No music is included with the game, however playlists set up in iTunes are available to play via the in-game boombox.
If you're after a new title to blast away 30 seconds or so at a time and you're already sick of the constant stream of basic arcade games, Pocket HalfPipe might just be the perfect companion for you.
DescriptionTear it up and test your skills in this awesome arcade style skating game.
• Personalise your character!
• Unlock cool boards and moves!
• Achieve, achievements!
• Skate to playlists from your own library!
• GameCenter Enabled!
• Global Leaderboard!
• Retina Enabled!
• Fast App Switching Enabled!
• Works on iPad too!
• Create your own custom board designs!
• Secret stuff! (If you happen to be playing Pocket HalfPipe when the clock strikes Midnight, look out for a cool surprise!!)
• Reviews! Check out some of the great feedback Pocket HalfPipe has been getting!
Touch Arcade - "Players in our forums have been raving about Pocket HalfPipe, and whether you're into skateboarding or just naturally enjoyable gameplay it's definitely one you want to check out."
iTunes review - "Super mega ultra rad"
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What's New in Version 1.5Faster frame rate!
New Dynamic Control option!!
Supports bigger screens!!!