The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick #102b: Half-Minute Hero

Posted in 2010 by trdn89 on February 21, 2011

7 points, 1 vote

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if: While there was decent humour in Half Minute Hero’s retro-parody style, the surprise was that it actually succeeded in being an excellent 8-bit RPG (or rather 50 8-bit RPGs) with all of the boring bits taken out.

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goole: Thought this was TMI for a sec…

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Coint & Plick 2010 #102a: Qrank

Posted in 2010, Free Games by trdn89 on February 21, 2011

7 points, 1 vote

Official Game Site

jamescobo: I makes mah money doing social media marketing (i.e. Facebooking it up for corporate clients), so admittedly part of my infatuation with Qrank (pronounced “Crank”, not “Cue-Rank” as I stupidly called it for like five straight months) stems from constantly talking about it as a bandwagon clients need to be hopping on board with both feet. Still, as an object of game design, it’s pretty much the perfect example of how an iOS trivia game (or really even a mobile trivia game all-in) should work: the questions are always both new and pertinent (I still give props to the question-writers for throwing one in about Kevin Costner’s Gulf-cleaning doohickey literally the day after the news broke), the power-ups are helpful without being game-breaking and the location-based applications are a stroke of genius. I actually made sure my flights home for Christmas break went into as many airports as possible just so I could pick up badges for playing in those states. It’s always fun to brag about adopting early enough to actually unlock the badge for being top-10 in the world one day… now that there’s an actual userbase, I doubt that’s ever gonna happen again though.

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