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5-In-1 Arcade Hits

Hi Everyone!

My name is Jakub and I would like to introduce you to Grip Games and our first upcoming minis game that will be released for PSP and PlayStation 3.

Most of our team came from mobile games development houses, including Disney Mobile Studios. We wanted to switch from iPhones and PDAs to a real gaming platform. That is why we are here now.

The game I would like to tell you about is “5-in-1 Arcade Hits”. We couldn’t agree on what kind of game our first PSP project should be, so we made a little bit of everything ;-)

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5-in-1 Arcade Hits contains five games:

Pairs (AKA Concentration) is a memory game. 8ball Pool is, surprise, a favorite Pool game. 15Puzzle is a logical game where you have to slide 15 tiles into a right order. Next one is Solitaire, a number one time-killer game in the world and finally, Tetroid, is a hectic action Arkanoid/Pong mix.

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pool pool_02

15puzzle solitaire

It definitely seems like a ragtag compilation of games, but we really wanted to have a game for anyone there. It does not matter whether you like all of the games or just one – there’s always something for you that you can play.

There are a lot of game modes and difficulty settings; there are singleplayer as well as multiplayer modes, including a Pong-like head-to-head battle for two players on one PSP.

tetroid tetroid_multiplayer

Do you miss the Trophies and Leaderboards functionality in the minis games? We definitely do, so we have decided to do something about that. First, there are “Medals” that you can get for completing certain in-game tasks (sounds familiar? ;-) ) and second, the game generates a short alphanumerical code for you that you can enter at our web site www.grip-games.com and all your medals will be transferred online and you will be able to see how you are standing against the other players in global leaderboards.

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The game will come out at the end of June. If you want to know more, simply ask, or follow us via Twitter or Facebook.

Cheers,
Jakub

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1

Cool game, might pick this up

Plus loving the leaderboard features

AaronSOLDIER 03 June, 2010 @ 15:49
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I’ll be getting this – looks really fun and addictive!

3

Looks good :-)

Ragnarok-NZ 03 June, 2010 @ 16:20
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Looks good – will definitely check it out whenever it pops up on the PSN.
Looking forward to whatever you’re next Mini title will be :)

5

i hate the title. ‘arcade hits’ and yet none of the games have ever been in an arcade.

similar games on the iphone and its always a handful of noname mini games that have about as much to do with an arcade as a sponge.

Did not see a price tag but solitaire is definitely missing from my psp/ps3. An almost certain buy, after Joe Danger of course.

7

Wow, first game from Czech company for PSP :-).

In what way are these “Arcade Hits”? Have they ever been hit games in an arcade?

I’m not really bothered about this game, looks alright. But i’m mainly applauding the developers attention to achievement/trophy addictions, especially the web code function.

I wish Pinball Dreams/Fantasies had some sort of online leaderboard :(

10

There is a risk that this type of encoding score will be hacked…

Jakub Mikyska 03 June, 2010 @ 23:12
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Hi all,

thanks for all the comments. To give an answer to everyone who is asking why we named our game the way we did – because we didn’t come with a better name, of course :-) We may have a public inquiry when we are thinking about the name of our next game ;-)

djax: You can consider hacking our score codes to be a sort of mini-game within our game ;-) The codes are well-protected.

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Just a heads up – there is a typo in the hall of fame screenshot – 15Puzzle.

Just give me a bat, a ball and some bricks and i’m sold!

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