Star Hogs Gets a Huge Update

30 Oct

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October 28, 2009– After hanging in the review queue for nearly 3 months, Star Hogs receives a major update to its look, features and content.

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Updates include:

NEW FEATURES:

Additional free 32-map Alpha Centauri Campaign! (This was originally intended to be DLC as in-app purchase but has been switched to a FREE update)

• In-game messaging system. Tease, taunt and congratulate each other in-game!

• Players announce their entry into online battles.

• Ability for losers in a 3 or 4 player battle to receive their earnings first then decide whether to be spectator or leave an online battle.

• Improved in-game graphics with updated textures and parallax background 3d objects

• Scrolling window will now remember their previous position

• Automatic backup & restore system to prevent save file corruption

• IUGO VIP System for rewarding game referrals

• Invite friends feature

• Save/Resume for Campaign & Free Play modes

• NEW WEAPON: Nuclear Strike

• NEW WEAPON: Matter Missile

• NEW MINE: Paint Mines

• NEW circular map for Free Play & Online

• NEW flat map for Free Play & Online

• Camera control when it is not player’s turn

• Audio & Vibrate alarm when a match is found in Quick Play

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FIXES & OPTIMIZATION:

Better disconnection handling (Online game delayed due to lag will resolve within 60 seconds)

• Improved online multiplayer synchronization

• Certain detectable non-cheating disconnection situation will result in players being disqualified to avoid point deduction (However, the loss will still have to be taken)

• Numerous hanger issues/crashes fixed

• Possible rankings page crash fixed

• 10-pt font fixes

• Introduction camera panning issue fixed

• Airplane mode crash fixed

• Load to 50% crash fixed

• Username/password saving bug fixed

• Better physics resolution to avoid mines falling through asteroids

• Hanger menu bug fixes

• Players watching an online battle now has auto fast-forward as well to reduce lag

• Online game room’s properties can no longer be changed once room is created

GAMEPLAY TWEAKS:

• Homing / Swarm energy cost lowered to 45

• Refinery bonus reduced to 35%

• Shield projector shield amount increased to 225

• Energy laser shield damage increased from 2x to 2.5x

• Removed initial impact force from cluster bomb

• Homing sensors now increase homing rocket acceleration

• Reduced EMP missile homing

• Ranking points will now be modified by # of ships in battle. The more ships in battle, the more points awarded for wins/losses.


Some people say this game is better than Worms. Perhaps you can be a better judge of that if you try out Star Hogs yourself.

Check out Star Hogs on iTunes for $4.99.

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One Response to “Star Hogs Gets a Huge Update”

  1. iphonetech78 November 15, 2009 at 6:03 am #

    For this weekend ONLY Star Hogs’ price has dropped from $4.99 us to $2.99
    US! Take advantage of this unbelievable price for one of the App Store’s
    finest multiplayer experiences.

    Star Hogs is IUGO’s most ambitious game to-date featuring recently pumped
    up 3D graphics, 64 maps to play in campaign more, flawless online
    multiplayer and newly added in-game text messaging.

    This price won’t last long so wrangle up the hogs until Sunday evening for
    this awesome deal!

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