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#1141 MastrMeatWad

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:17 PM

So I spoke with my wife today and she wants to wait till the new Samsung whatcha-ma-call-it comes out the middle of June before we upgrade. And since we have to upgrade together, I have to wait another 3 weeks before I get a Windows Phone.

THE RAGE!!!!! So jealous of all ya'all getting the good deals....


Sounds like you may miss out on a few DOTW deals. It is too bad that you cannot buy the titles before you have a phone. I remember waiting and missed out on Rocket Riot DOTW.

Monopoly? Again?

Ugh, all I want is one freaking Plants vs. Zombies sale.


LOL! I know right! I too have been waiting for PvZ to become DOTW. That and Doodle Jump.

I didn't buy Monopoly last time, why was that? I will have to check a review to see why I was deterred last time it was DOTW. EDIT: Sorry East, I figured you had reviewed the game. Also at 1.99 I was going to buy, but noticed it is 2.99-down from 4.99. Now I remember why I didn't buy it. I have monopoly, on every platform, and other than achievements find no reason to own another one unless the price was too good. At $3 I will pass. This one needs a price drop to .99


BTW: I think I have decided that I will buy FF at release. The other comments, my love and fond memories of FF, and the hopes good sales bring on Tactics convinced me to not wait for a DOTW. I wonder how long we have to wait until it is released though?!

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#1142 eastx

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

I didn't review Monopoly - it came out before I joined WPCentral. Also, I had the sale price wrong; my bad. I'm still hoping it will get a real price drop one day, but that might be unlikely since EA is the publisher.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:00 PM

Final Fantasy may be a lengthy game, but that alone doesn't make it worth the money. I mean, it's not necessarily a bad game, but it's not really anything special. Touch controls will be a plus, however, because it will eliminate the tedium of navigating through menus (as long as it works as I expect).

And I guess I'm the only one who doesn't see a $1 game as an instant purchase. It's an excellent price for sure, but I still need the game to be enjoyable if I'm going to put any time into it.


As long as a game isn't glitched, I'll buy any game for a dollar. However, Droplitz sounds pretty brutal so looks like I'm passing on this one.

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#1144 eastx

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:16 PM

As long as a game isn't glitched, I'll buy any game for a dollar. However, Droplitz sounds pretty brutal so looks like I'm passing on this one.


Somebody completed it at TA a few hours ago. Also, Droplitz Delight was specifically designed to be more accessible than the original game. I haven't played it yet, but might be good to try the demo or get some more impressions.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

Somebody completed it at TA a few hours ago. Also, Droplitz Delight was specifically designed to be more accessible than the original game. I haven't played it yet, but might be good to try the demo or get some more impressions.


Yeah, I'll probably just wait to see the eventual x360a guide. Some of the Windows Phone pros have already posted it's pretty hard, so it's probably way out of this world for me.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

K...so there are some games I will not buy even for a dollar......Glyder(just couldn't get into it) and the Fighting fame forgot its name but it's god awful. I bought Droplitz Delight and will play that once Im done with Feed Me Oil.

I asked this question over on the Feed Me Oil board on xbox360a but have yet to get an answer:

Do the stars earned in the Antigravity levels you unlock after getting 200 stars count towards the 250 star achievement?

Oh and if anyone wants easy achievements...Monopoly is a good game to get.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:32 PM

Monopoly DotW? Damn! If they're gonna repeat some of the oldest games on WP as DotW, they need to hit Rocket Riot again! (funny pic tho, EastX)

It's a totally competent Monopoly game with pretty easy cheevos, but it's definitely nothing special.

I haven't gotten to the Droplitz demo yet.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:44 PM

Past WP7 Deals of the Week

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  • Monopoly - $2.99 $1.99 - Review


I'm abit confused. Monopoly is $2.99 or $1.99? Or maybe I am missing something from that post that compiles all the past sales? Monopoly isn't the only one with the odd sale price there.

#1149 eastx

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:51 PM

I'm abit confused. Monopoly is $2.99 or $1.99? Or maybe I am missing something from that post that compiles all the past sales? Monopoly isn't the only one with the odd sale price there.


Having posted that erroneous information in 3 different places, I forgot to correct it in the Past Sales list... Pobody's nerfect.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:58 PM

Question, is SurvivalCraft the best Minecraft clone on WP? I'm not a big fan of endorsing these clone games, but I guess its my only option.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:05 PM

I hated Droplitz on XBL arcade, so even at a dollar im gonna demo this one first.

#1152 eastx

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:18 PM

Question, is SurvivalCraft the best Minecraft clone on WP? I'm not a big fan of endorsing these clone games, but I guess its my only option.


Yes it is. It gets better with each new patch too, just like the real thing.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:33 PM

Yes it is. It gets better with each new patch too, just like the real thing.


Sweet, I think I'll grab it. What are the limitations of the trial? I haven't noticed any yet.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:22 AM

So yah.......got around to playing Droplitz and I agree with everyone on the difficulty. That being said, its not a bad game for what it is, but yes, definitely a difficult game. I'd say it's worth the buck but don't expect many achievements.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:11 AM

Does the Target "campaign" get tougher? So far seems like that would be pretty easy to sail though. The combos achievements seem ridiculous, and I'm not sure on the score ones.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:31 AM

Does the Target "campaign" get tougher? So far seems like that would be pretty easy to sail though. The combos achievements seem ridiculous, and I'm not sure on the score ones.


i got to level 10. it does get a bit tougher as you go on. i probably could have gotten thru level 15. got distracted for a little bit and had to set my phone down for like 10-15 seconds and didnt pause it. ill probably give it another go in a bit.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:38 AM

well i have found my answer for the antigravity levels stars on Feed Me Oil....they seem to not count towards the 250 achievement. I have 214 stars on the normal worlds and 36 on Antigravity. Need vids for the rest of the world 6 levels. :(

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:15 AM

while on the topic of solutions to games, i am wondering if anyone beat Dustbowl - Wave 12 in Mini Squadron? i'm really struggling to get past that particular wave. I've tried all the different planes that I've unlocked and even asked in x360a.

it's usually the shark plane that gets me. it is fast, very maneuverable and the sheer number of enemies is just punishing (laser beam UFOs are just as annoying). i mean i can get through Wave 10 & 11 without a hitch but it's like there's a steep learning curve to just get past Wave 12 :(

If anyone can help or offer solutions, or perhaps what plane they used to clear that Wave, do share. Maybe it's a plane that I have not unlocked yet, so I may have to find out how to do so as well.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:35 AM

^I gave up on that game for the same reason your describing. I'm not sure if it's the exact same level, but the sheer number of enemy planes in certain waves gets kinda ridiculous. Sorry I can't be of help.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:21 AM

I really don't think Droplitz is all that hard, but I might just have more experience with it than the rest of you. It's definitely a lot easier on the computer because you can just left and right click to control the rotation, but the phone version is a lot easier than playing on a console because tapping is more convenient than using a stick. I do think the achievements will be a bit tricky if you're trying to go for them, but it's a really fun game regardless. I'll be getting this sometime soon, I think.

I'm pretty disappointed about Monopoly not being as cheap as initially posted, but I'll probably get it anyway. Other than the physical board game, the only Monopoly I've ever owned is on GameBoy Advance, so I'm far from being sick of it.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:53 PM

I really don't think Droplitz is all that hard, but I might just have more experience with it than the rest of you. It's definitely a lot easier on the computer because you can just left and right click to control the rotation, but the phone version is a lot easier than playing on a console because tapping is more convenient than using a stick. I do think the achievements will be a bit tricky if you're trying to go for them, but it's a really fun game regardless. I'll be getting this sometime soon, I think.

I'm pretty disappointed about Monopoly not being as cheap as initially posted, but I'll probably get it anyway. Other than the physical board game, the only Monopoly I've ever owned is on GameBoy Advance, so I'm far from being sick of it.


I purchased droplitz and it is good worth the dollar. The achievements are not going to be easy, at least for me. I am not very good at games like this, but still find some enjoyment in them.

Yeah, at 1.99 I may have purhased monopoly. It is a pass for me. Next week is another .99 cent title? monstafish right?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

I really don't think Droplitz is all that hard, but I might just have more experience with it than the rest of you. It's definitely a lot easier on the computer because you can just left and right click to control the rotation, but the phone version is a lot easier than playing on a console because tapping is more convenient than using a stick. I do think the achievements will be a bit tricky if you're trying to go for them, but it's a really fun game regardless. I'll be getting this sometime soon, I think.

I'm pretty disappointed about Monopoly not being as cheap as initially posted, but I'll probably get it anyway. Other than the physical board game, the only Monopoly I've ever owned is on GameBoy Advance, so I'm far from being sick of it.


I don't quite understand what is so "hard" about Droplitz? The achievements seem to be hard, but the actual game is basically just rotating tubes, it's pretty simple and pretty fun. I'm enjoying it, $1 well spent.

I purchased droplitz and it is good worth the dollar. The achievements are not going to be easy, at least for me. I am not very good at games like this, but still find some enjoyment in them.

Yeah, at 1.99 I may have purhased monopoly. It is a pass for me. Next week is another .99 cent title? monstafish right?


Yes, next week is Monstafish for $.99 as well.

Also, a non-Live game called Mictlan has gone free for the next few days as part of that "Because We May" indie sale (it was originally just $1). I'm downloading it now so I don't know if it's any good, but just thought I'd mention it:

http://www.windowsph...f2-1734dd8f3495

EDIT: Mictlan's not too bad. Kinda like PvZ but a little bit different style.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

I don't quite understand what is so "hard" about Droplitz? The achievements seem to be hard, but the actual game is basically just rotating tubes, it's pretty simple and pretty fun. I'm enjoying it, $1 well spent.

Yeah, I'm not sure. The only thing that trips me up is having to press a "button" to change the rotation's direction.

As for Mictlan...that's actually been free for a week or so, I think. Or maybe it's just free again. Either way, I downloaded it not too long ago through AppDeals. It was okay for the first few minutes, but I just couldn't get into it.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:57 PM

Starting to cool off on Droplitz. I'm not 100% sure how to get more droplitz so I don't run out.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

Starting to cool off on Droplitz. I'm not 100% sure how to get more droplitz so I don't run out.


gotta have combos and keep directing droplitz down paths fast. It gets harder after a while. Lol

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:56 AM

Is there something you can do in Droplitz when the pieces connecting to the bottom drop channels (the paths off-screen) can't possibly be connected to anything above them? I've seen the 'No Moves' prompt come up occasionally, but I died at least 10 times with no possible moves that I could see. I am surprised at how impossible the game seems to me.

Also, a couple of deal alerts:

ARMED! is on sale for $1.99 - the sale should end Monday or sometime this week. If you buy only one non-Live Windows Phone game, Armed! should be it. Super slick strategy game with local and online multiplayer. Will have cross-platform play with the Windows 8 and iOS versions too.

Plus the official WPCentral app is going free for a single day anytime now. Very good app to have. ;)

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:29 AM

WPCentral app is now free for today only! Get the full version with no ads or missing features while you can. :D

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:05 AM

Got the WPCentral App! Thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:45 AM

Ditto! I'm not someone who really keeps up on news, but I got it just in case and I'll probably mess around with it before going to bed.

Is there something you can do in Droplitz when the pieces connecting to the bottom drop channels (the paths off-screen) can't possibly be connected to anything above them? I've seen the 'No Moves' prompt come up occasionally, but I died at least 10 times with no possible moves that I could see. I am surprised at how impossible the game seems to me.

Also, a couple of deal alerts:

ARMED! is on sale for $1.99 - the sale should end Monday or sometime this week. If you buy only one non-Live Windows Phone game, Armed! should be it. Super slick strategy game with local and online multiplayer. Will have cross-platform play with the Windows 8 and iOS versions too.

Plus the official WPCentral app is going free for a single day anytime now. Very good app to have. ;)

Some of the people commenting on that page are pathetic. Refusing to even play the demo of a game that's not a Live title is moronic and is exactly the kind of thing I was complaining about when giving my opinion on achievements a few pages back. Some people...


Anyway...
When you don't have any useful moves left in Droplitz, it should automatically clear the board. If that's not happening, then there must be something you can do. Be sure to look out for the "cul de sac" pieces that don't have a full path/tube/channel going through them because those can complete a connection for you. In the picture below, it's the piece that's directly above the bottom-left piece:
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Other than that, I'm not sure. I haven't played Droplitz in a long time (aside from the WP7 demo), so there might be something I'm forgetting about.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

Thumbs up for the free WPCentral app. I bought it last year because the ads slowed down the app (and pretty much every app and game on WP7), and since I used it so much, I decided to purchase it. Love it.