- Simple block building mechanics
- Entertaining rescue missions
- There is always something to do
- IAPs still slow the game
- Smaller screens do make construction difficult
Supernauts is free-to-play world-builder that pulls off the impressive feat of always giving you a reason to keep playing, even if you choose not to invest in its IAPs.
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Where Supernauts differs from other free-to-play world-building games like Clash of Clans or The Sims Freeplay, is that it doesn’t constrain your creativity with set structures. Instead it lets you make whatever you desire on your tiny world from a series of blocks, essentially taking the freedom of Minecraft, and applying it in a free-to-play context.
The game takes place on an asteroid. Controlling your Supernaut you use the "zapper" - a device with a wonderfully '70 sci-fi feel - to place or gather blocks with a tap or swipe of your finger. This simple interface allows you rapidly delete or erect walls, providing you have the raw materials to spare.
Designing your perfect world may be the draw of Supernauts, but your goal is to provide a home for Earth’s refugees. The problem is your place-in-space has limited real-estate, forcing you to buy extra squares to make room for new inhabitants from the store.
Once you have the square footage, its time to start collecting people - and their rent.
Taking a rocket down to earth, you must guide your heroic landlord through a series of environment-puzzles to find and liberate new tenements. This is an entertaining process that uses the construction mechanic to great effect. Using your gun you create a path to freedom by erasing walls and creating bridges and stairs to help them reach the rocket.
Once you have a population it's time to start making money, which is where the satisfying financial feedback loop begins. While squares and building materials unlock at a decent pace at first, you soon have to find more ways to make cash to continue to progress - or consider in-app purchases. Raising your income can be achieved by rescuing more refugees, or raising the rent by building from more valuable materials.
The problem is, if you aren't prepared to pay, you will regularly find yourself waiting on cooldown timers. The cost of building valuable items isn't adequately funded by the natural economy. It’s a frustrating roadblock, but you do at least have to option to build something - provided you are happy to work with cheaper materials.
As free-to-play games go, Supernauts's does feel quite refreshing. It may not dodge all of the problems of its genre and payment model, but - whether that is collecting rent, attempting missions, or tearing down and reconstructing buildings - it's a game in which there is always something to do.
DescriptionSupernauts is a social building game based on a fantastic foundation of fun! Join thousands of other players in contests to rebuild Earth, solve puzzles and get creative, all within a highly social multiplayer environment.
“Supernauts is inspiring me to be more creative.” - appspy.com
“I think it might just be the next big thing. It’s creative, compelling, and social.” - 148apps.com
Shape your Turf block by block using easy to master touchscreen controls. Be the hottest in the Supernauts Universe, chill with other players, chat live and play with friends to complete challenging rescue missions back on flooded Earth!
• Build your own World and let your imagination run wild
• Ongoing contests to rebuild Earth with your friends
• Discover tens of thousands of new Worlds
• Puzzle solving multiplayer missions
• Chat and play LIVE together
• Open sandbox multiplayer
• Stunning 3D graphics
• Works on iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 5th generation and above
If you encounter any problems or want to send feedback about your Supernauts experience, even if you just want to say hi, we would love to hear from you! Drop us an email at: [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE – While Supernauts is completely free to play, some items can be purchased for real money. Parents are advised to switch In App Purchases off in the settings of the Apple device used to play the game.
Terms of Service: http://supernauts.com/tos.html
What's New in Version 2.2- Earn gems watching the satellite TV hovering next to your home turf.
- More relaxed requirements for the Ice Creamer achievement.
- No more hard limit for amount of blocks received as gifts.
- Various bug fixes.