Rovio’s Follow-up to Angry Birds: Amazing Alex

MajorDomo

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Rovio will be introducing its newest addition, Amazing Alex in about two months’ time and will be a companion to the wildly popular Angry Birds. The new game will be based on Casey’s Contraptions, a game Rovio acquired earlier this year. There is no word yet on how much adaptation the game will get from Team Rovio, but you can bet that it will be another winner.
 

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Yea I was going to say... Incredible Machines. Been there, done that.
 

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TIM was an incredible game series. I still have the DOS version somewhere on floppy. Wish Sierra was getting credit instead of Rovio. I miss Sierra...
 

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This *proves* there is no innovation on mobile platforms.

Every game is a "running jump nyancat" type shitfest, a clone of angry birds, some sort of pong game, or something you would have played on addictinggames.crap circa 2005.

Developers are lazy. And people are fucking stupid for buying this shit. TIM looks to be around 2x better than this shit. I would gladly pay 20$ for an actual re-boot of TIM, made by sierra or some descendent company.
 

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most people dont know about the originals like we do, you can list a hundred games that have been out that Angry birds copied, but most people would have never heard of them
 
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Yea I was going to say... Incredible Machines. Been there, done that.

And because it's been done means it's going to suck?

Yes, we know it's been done. Everything has been done, multiple times over. Every game you play is a rehash of a ripoff of a clone of a remake. That does not automatically sentence it to sucking.
 

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And because it's been done means it's going to suck?

Yes, we know it's been done. Everything has been done, multiple times over. Every game you play is a rehash of a ripoff of a clone of a remake. That does not automatically sentence it to sucking.

No, but watching hordes of "noobs" be amazed at a game that's actually 20 years as if it's some new innovative idea gets annoying after a while.
 

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No, but watching hordes of "noobs" be amazed at a game that's actually 20 years as if it's some new innovative idea gets annoying after a while.

Evolution, not revolution. Whatever they do to make it better than its predecessor is a win in my book. Yes, I'm old enough to remember TIM (which I happened to play in elementary school), but there's really no need to hate. As long as there's anything at all new to the table, it should be fun.
 

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Evolution, not revolution. Whatever they do to make it better than its predecessor is a win in my book. Yes, I'm old enough to remember TIM (which I happened to play in elementary school), but there's really no need to hate. As long as there's anything at all new to the table, it should be fun.

And if there is nothing new to bring to the table just like the other TIM clones that have been on the various mobile app markets over the past few years, then what? I wasn't "hating" but for some reason you're being an apologist.
 

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I loved TIM 1 and 2 as a kid.

Crazy Machines was a pretty good and is worth looking into if you like(d) TIM.
 

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TIM is available for iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-incredible-machine/id440297659?mt=8, I wonder if enough people got the word out it would make Rovio's offering a little less shiny.

I'm a little jaded from the Angry Bird's crap they offered Android users. Had to wait a while for the pay version, because they thought we were cheap bastards. I appall ad based games that block the screen and eat bandwidth. I'll gladly pay 99cents to have them removed. Now if only TIM was available for Android...
 

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Angry Birds is little more than Cannon Fodder and Amazing Alex with be a rip off of Incredible Machine. What childhood memory are they going to rape next? Oregon Trail? Carmen Sandiego?
 

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Teenagers have no clue what theses old games are, THIS is their childhood. If you don't want your precious childhood ruined (not sure how a game would do that) then don't play it. Very simple solution. Like it was said already, most everything now is a remake of something from someone's childhood.
 

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Angry Birds is little more than Cannon Fodder and Amazing Alex with be a rip off of Incredible Machine. What childhood memory are they going to rape next? Oregon Trail? Carmen Sandiego?

A quick search will show you that both Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego have been raped thoroughly. Oregon Trail == Farmville ::shudder::
 

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Incredible Machine was one of my favorite games in years past, so I welcome a reboot. I only hope it's just as awesome!
 

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I remember an adventure game on an Apple computer called "Rendezvous With Rama" which, I believe, had direct input by Arthur C. Clarke. It was a graphical adventure game that used keyboard commands ("go south", "examine rock" etc). It really required some analytical thinking to progress. It's been quite some time since there was an adventure game that even comes close to it, that I'm aware of, and I'd really like to see one.
 

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Teenagers have no clue what theses old games are, THIS is their childhood. If you don't want your precious childhood ruined (not sure how a game would do that) then don't play it. Very simple solution. Like it was said already, most everything now is a remake of something from someone's childhood.

THAT's not the issue, IMHO. It's developers taking credit where giving credit is due, and people lauding these creations for being innovative when they contain, roughly, zero innovation!
 

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This is a perfect game for the iPad/iPhone/Android.

These folks at Rovio are pretty damned smart. All we need to do is keep EA and Activision away from them so they don't get all screwed up.
 

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I loved TIM when I had computer class back in the windows 3.1 days in elementary school. This looks fun and challenging and will hopefully bring back fond memories of TIM. Bring back Ski free and battle chess also and I'll be a happy camper.

For those whiners about this game not being innovative, who the hell gives a damn. I haven't seen a rube goldberg machine type game since TIM. Why do people on this board bitch so much about something so trivial?
 

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Considering it looks like a clone of TIM, did Rovio have to pay anything?
 

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oh...So they're rebooting "The Incredible Machines" series ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incredible_Machine_(game)

TIM was an incredible game series. I still have the DOS version somewhere on floppy. Wish Sierra was getting credit instead of Rovio. I miss Sierra...

Yea I got my first version of it in like 94ish when it came with a compaq computer. Great game. Hopefully this is as good as some of the old TIM games.
 
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