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Mad Man - Resonate Galaxy for iOS

By Yudo Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 25, 2013

Mad Man is the newest in a long line of apps channeling the faux retro arcade feel of the '70's when many games were about space, neon lights, and time limits. In this case, you are pitted against an opponent online and must move your light across the screen without it being hit by any of the obstacles, including your opponent. The result is quick and entertaining, though ultimately lacking due to some design decisions.

The interface is fun and easy to use. The game loads quickly, the music is suitably old-school, and the graphics are both bright and engaging -- and dated enough to pull off the overall theme. The major issue with this game is that it has no practice, tutorial, or single player modes. You must wait for it to match you with a player online and it can take anywhere from 30 seconds to three minutes to do, not ideal for a mobile game, especially when not connected to the Internet. This is the biggest gripe, however, because the rest of the game runs quite well. The voice chat feature is buggy at times, but is an incredible addition to a free game in the App Store. High scores, leaderboards, and rematch functions are equally entertaining.

If Mad Man gets a single player mode to offset the low early user numbers, provides some guidance for new players, and possibly adds more game modes, it has the opportunity to be a certified hit in the App Store. Currently it is free and ad-supported, though no ads appear during the actual gameplay, so they are not distracting at all. Mad Man is a good game, loaded with short bursts of action, and a great way to meet new players around the world.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.1

Bugfix

General

Release April 1, 2013
Date Added April 1, 2013
Version 1.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (2nd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.

Popularity

Total Downloads 3
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

* * * We will offer Mad Man for FREE for a very limited time so don't miss this chance! * * *Mad Man is a super simple, extremely addictive multiplayer game for two players. Let's entangle your finger with other peoples around the globe in this fast paced online action game!HOW TO PLAY:The main goal is to keep your light alive while trying to eliminate your opponents light.Use your finger to move your light and drawing lines. You will get weaker if you collide with your own or your opponents lines. Also if you don't move or if you get hit by flying debris you will lose strength. You will lose if you get too weak or if you are weaker then your opponent when the time is up.VOICE CHAT:If you use WI-FI you can also have a voice chat while playing, a great opportunity to have fun playing and getting to know new people at the same time! Since the chance to meet the same player again in the vast network of players is slim, every match will be a memory for your life.NOTE THAT* Version 1.0.0 requires iOS 4.1 or higher* If you use 3G, operator data charges may apply* We recommend you to use WI-FI while playing (3G network might cause delays).* A game center account is required to play.