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jenkki
04-06-2010, 12:42 PM
Touch Arcade

The first review is up! Touch Arcade says, "If you found yourself disappointed with the first MTN game, then you should finally feel satisfied with this latest iteration. Monster Trucks Nitro 2 has impressive graphics, loads of content to play through, and an over the top fun factor that makes it a recommended purchase."
Check their full review here (http://toucharcade.com/2010/04/05/monster-trucks-nitro-2-unleashed-into-app-store/)

Euphoric Fusion
04-06-2010, 01:23 PM
I'll give it 4*s mainly because it isn't Trials http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_wink.gif
But it's good fun nonetheless and a snip at £1.79.

Godmil
04-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Ok, so... the thing about the first MTN was the mechanics were good, it felt satisfying controlling the trucks with the tilt. The only issue was there wasn't a lot of depth to the game, once you got gold on each track you were pretty much done, so it made for a fun hour of so of game play, but that was it.

I love the fact that MTN2 just feels like a lot more substantial game, more tracks, more vehicles and more depth (in the structure with money, and in the game itself with the new flips nitros). It just feels a lot more polished overall. I was worried at first when I noticed the auto acceleration option was missing, but then when I noticed the acceleration bar at the bottom defaults to full and you don't need to touch it unless you want to I realised that was a far better implementation of the controls. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_asleep.gif'm lazy and can't be bothered adjusting the speed, but it's good to know if I later decided I want more control I can do it on the fly and not need to change settings).

I've only played the first couple of tracks (on each sprint level), but I'm already sure this is a really nice, full featured and fun game.
Well done.

p.s. please make a trials game for iPhone http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_wink.gif

jenkki
04-07-2010, 08:04 AM
Ah cool, thanks for the impressions guys. The free Web version should go live tomorrow, too (cross fingers).

rlmergeuser
04-07-2010, 08:13 AM
i got both of them too, first one i played throug straight away, very little challenge. second one, the new one, is a bit harder.

moster trucks two:
pros:
good graphics
it sorta reminds me of the Trials games

cons:
too much talking/reading in the menys before racing
objects tend to jam up in the cars suspension
i hate tilt controll..
like all other tilt controlled games it becomes unprecise, which is bad for racing.

overall, a decent racer, but far from perfect. sorry.

Godmil
04-07-2010, 10:07 AM
The intro did seem a little long - but I can't think of a better way of doing it so I can't complain http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif
I really liked the tilt control in this. I played the demo of the pc version and had no interest in it at all (it didn't feel responsive, you just hold the up arrow and plow your way to the finish line) but I felt the tilt added a better feel to the controls, also I was more engaged in it http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_asleep.gif'd find for steel slopes that I'd be tilting my head with it then eventually my whole body would move http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif )

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my fav design element from the game is the structure of the 3 ghost cars that you have to play in order. It's really cool that the first time you play a track you're given an easy challenge, then the second time (now that you've got an idea where you can do flips) the difficulty comes up a bit, but if you mess up the flips it's still possible, then the third time, when you've got a good idea which flips you can go for is when you have the hardest ghost that you (kinda) need those flips to beat. It's such a beautiful way of ramping the difficulty against your knowledge of the track.

jenkki
04-07-2010, 03:51 PM
A new review, for those who can read Italian http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

http://www.iphoneitalia.com/monster-truck-nitro-2-recensione-iphoneitalia-101382.html

and for those who can read Hebrew:

http://www.iphones.co.il/apps-applications-iphone-ipod/article-thread129425.html

and German:

http://applay.de/review-monster-trucks-nitro-2/

jenkki
04-09-2010, 08:17 AM
AppSmile.com has just reviewed MTN2 and they loved it, giving it 5/5. Here are some quotes:

"Monster Trucks Nitro 2 is the best monster truck themed game weíve played. In fact, this may be our favorite racing game of 2010 so far.

"This is one game that may have earned a permanent place on our iPhone. It would be foolish not to enter the arena and fuel your demolition desires. Monster Trucks Nitro 2 wins our much anticipated and much earned 5-Dimple rating."

"Not only does Monster Trucks Nitro 2 deliver an outstanding race experience, it goes over the top with camera panning/zooming effects, physics-based environment interaction, and car explosions to boot. We found ourselves replaying levels again and again just to watch the destruction left in our wake."

Full review here (http://www.appsmile.com/2010/04/08/monster-trucks-nitro-2-in-the-running-for-best-game-of-2010/).

rlmergeuser
04-09-2010, 11:57 AM
Ok, so... the thing about the first MTN was the mechanics were good, it felt satisfying controlling the trucks with the tilt. The only issue was there wasn't a lot of depth to the game, once you got gold on each track you were pretty much done, so it made for a fun hour of so of game play, but that was it.


There's also the online leaderboards that enable you to compete against a) your friends in a private league, b) your fellow countrymen in national league and c) everyone globally. I felt that this actually added quite a lot to the endgame department. I was sure that, after hours of gameplay before the release, my times would be quite considerable even global-wise, but already on the day of release I was proven wrong. Many many times http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

jenkki
04-15-2010, 12:51 PM
Great new review from the people over at Appspy.com (http://www.appspy.com/monster-trucks-nitro-2-review):

"Monster Trucks Nitro 2 is a whole scooping of fun and definitely a must try for anyone's iDevice."

5/5

jenkki
04-16-2010, 08:13 AM
Another strong review, this time from All About the Games (http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?headline=Monster-Trucks-Nitro-II-Review-Review&article_id=10456):

"Monster Trucks Nitro II then, is yet another prime example of taking a simple concept, adding fun and unique controls and making a memorable experience..."

Godmil
04-16-2010, 03:09 PM
Are you only posting the good reviews? or are you posting all the review and they happen to be all really good? I'm hoping for the latter http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

jenkki
04-16-2010, 03:23 PM
Hi godmil,

I've been posting them all as I find them. So far they've all been good http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

jenkki

jenkki
04-19-2010, 01:11 PM
Today's reviews:

1888 Free Games Online (http://www.1888freeonlinegames.com/iphonegames/monster-trucks-nitro-2-5917.html)

Pocket Gamer (http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Monster+Trucks+Nitro+II/review.asp?c=19987)

jenkki
04-20-2010, 08:03 AM
Touch My Apps (http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/19/monster-trucks-nitro-2-in-review/) rates Monster Trucks Nitro II a 5/5:

* Addictive
* Easy to play
* Awesome graphics


Razorian Fly (http://www.razorianfly.com/2010/04/14/sticky-the-week-that-was-030410-%E2%80%93-090410/) includes it in their latest App roundup, noting "this is a much improved sequel."

jenkki
04-23-2010, 09:10 AM
For those of you reading French, SOS Iphone (http://www.sosiphone.com/blogiphone/2010/04/22/monster-truck-notro-ii-mou-et-agressif/) has posted a review.

jenkki
04-26-2010, 01:19 PM
A YouTube review, in Italian is here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0mYNm_ziBw).

jenkki
05-05-2010, 04:12 PM
The App Era has just posted their review...they love it, calling it "Epic!" and "a natural pick for iPhone" Read it here! They also have some interesting suggestions for some improvements - what do you guys think?

Full review here (http://theappera.com/2010/05/05/monster-trucks-nitro-2-review-more-adrenaline-filled-game/).

Edit: Here's a review in Dutch from IndieGamer, 7/10:
Review (http://www.insidegamer.nl/iphone/monstertrucksnitro2/recensies/29933).

and in Swedish, from Dagbladet:
Review (http://dagbladet.se/kulturnoje/spel/1.2008319-beroendeframkallande-barbar-racing)

Multiplayer.it review: 7.6/10
Review (http://multiplayer.it/recensioni/77012-monster-trucks-nitro-2-tonnellate-di-agilita.html)

jenkki
05-25-2010, 03:28 PM
Another new review (http://www.atulo.net/resenha-monster-truck-nitro-2-entertenimento-garantido/), this time in Portuguese. No score, but it's a positive review in translation (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.atulo.net%2Fresenha-monster-truck-nitro-2-entertenimento-garantido%2F&sl=pt&tl=en).

jenkki
06-10-2010, 01:45 PM
A new, up and coming iPhone gaming site has given Monster Trucks Nitro 2 (now with more monster!) a 4.5/5 review score. About the game, they say:

"Monster Truck Nitro 2 is a huge improvement and much more a complete game than itís predecessor. It may cost almost three times as more than ...the first game but with more levels, more challenges and better graphics, itís worth your money. If youíre a fan of the first game, this game is a must have."

Read the whole article here (http://www.pocketinsider.com/2010/06/10/monster-truck-nitro-2-review/).

rlmergeuser
11-04-2010, 01:12 PM
Nice post, i don't have any idea about this game but it's sounds pretty good according to your review. Thanks for sharing.