Trucks & Skulls Press
Winner of Best iPhone Action Game in the 2010 Best App Ever Awards. Coverage from Fortune, iPhone News, iPad Feed, Top iPhone Games, iPad Modo, GamesIndustry.biz, Gamasutra, Mobile Game FAQs, Spawnpoint, Southern Fried Gamer, Gameogre, I Am Therefore iPad, Develop, MCV, Menagamer, and iPhone App Reviews. Special mention from Comix 411, picked up by Games Industry.
Recommended by PadGadget (4.5/5 stars).
Possibly the only Trucks review that doesn‘t mention that birds game.
A best free iPad game for Sidemission.
The Tech Journal says Trucks is a “… shovel-load of outrageous FUN!” Ya hear that? A shovel-load!
Gentlemen of Gaming says we’re a great time-waster.
Part of the weekend roundup at Destructoid.
Favorably compared to an Angry Birds sequel, which is OK I guess.
A top puzzler for PocketNext.
Anitatoes says Trucks & Skulls is “… in one word, brilliant!”
PocketNext says Trucks & Skulls HD is a “match made in metal.”
Coverage of our free promotion of iPad version of the game from iSnoops, App Advice, Business Insider, IGN, Gamer With Kids, iAppSin, Mac 4 Ever, App Chronicles, iDevice, Nine Over Ten, App Advice, Pad Gadget, Appolicious, TUAW, and PocketGamer.
One of CNET’s best games of the year.
A “Top Ten Chuck ‘em App” (though we disagree with the ranking!)
Today’s iPhone said “Simply put, the gameplay is brilliant … Dare I say, it’s better than Angry Birds? … I’d recommend it to anyone … It explodes in your face and makes a big noise, steals attention for an hour and doesn’t apologize for it. It has attitude, and if it was within the same room as Angry Birds it would run over its nests, crushing eggs, pigs and birds on its way to a party.”
Slide-To-Play says “Trucks and Skulls is a smashing success on virtually every level; it’s a true iPad killer application.”
The APPera allows that “Trucks & Skulls is a pretty awesome game.”
A passing reference in this iPad article.
Video review from Jason Oakley says that “You can’t go wrong with lava and bombs ”
Internet Gumshoe got to the bottom of things.
Mention on iOS Podcast.
Mention from Tito’s Themes.
iPadGames.org says the game is “crazy” and “zany!” That’s right, zany!!
The Robot In The Corner podcast likes us, and did a cool graphic, too.
This report says the game is like Angry Birds, but with more rock & roll.
Interview with software engineer Quinn Dunki at Gaming Angels.
An anti-KRAPPS review on KRAPPS, saying our Trucks & Skulls releases “… delivered a whole lotta love in spades with whipped cream on top … these games are a screaming deal, firing on all cylinders.”
Video review from iCasual.
1st Impressions liked us plenty.
A Top 7 app on iPad. Why not top eight, or top six? We don’t know.
A blogger who doesn’t like the game, but likes the iPad editor. We’ll take it.
Some back-handed and (frankly, pretty lazy) coverage from iPhone Arena.
A German YouTube review.
Promo code giveaway from AppleNApps.
TC Geeks says Trucks & Skulls “… is harder than it looks and will even challenge your mind.”
Naughtyspawn ran out their battery playing Trucks & Skulls. No higher praise than that!
148apps gave Trucks & Skulls 4.5/5 stars, event though they said they went into the review wanting to dislike us. So we’ve got that going for us.
On the menu for Episode 32 of the Geekaloud podcast.
Recommended by PadGadget (and 4.5/5 stars).
Crazy Mike offers up one of his trademark video reviews, and in his print introductions says “This iPad game also takes the original “Angry Birds” game and makes it better.”
A Game For Your Butt from FM 99 WNOR in Virginia.
PocketGamer found the levels uneven, but still concedes “… Trucks & Skulls is Angry Birds stuffed inside a Molotov cocktail of high octane fuel with a fuse consisting of Axl Rose’s bandana dipped in old engine oil, lit and thrown onto iPhone and iPod touch.” So we’re still friends.
Fugu Talk likes our credits page. Truly, this is a game with something for everyone!
iPhone MY says “… this game is ready to explode.”
Game On Mac snarked at us.
Gamasutra notes that Trucks & Skulls HD was a top-grossing app for the week, which makes us all gooey inside. Fingergaming notes our “strong debut.” More Gamasutra on our December 8th sales position. Similar report from Slide-To-Play.
Menagamer says that with Trucks & Skulls, “Realism might go out the window, but you’ll be having too much fun blowing things up to notice!” That pretty much sums up our experience in this business, by the way.
Press release and video coverage from GameTrail.
This incomprehensible translation of a Russian review is good for some laughs.
iPadAppServer says “You will understand everything once you have tried this game,” which actually sounds kind of ominous, but we like it.
An app to watch from TouchMyApps, who agree with us that “… everything is better with lava.”
Tapscape says “… the truth is it’s just as good a game (as Angry Birds) and fans of the original would be wise to give this one a shot.”
App Advice rates Trucks & Skulls HD a “must buy” and says, “If you’re a fan of Angry Birds, but want a less cute theme, then Trucks & Skulls might be right up your alley … Trucks & Skulls is a great game right out of the gate with a hilarious and enjoyable theme coupled with excellent gameplay.” Aggregated by iPhoneApples, Drippler, Brands Only, Apple Informatory, and ReviewMyGadgets. Notice on Trucks & Skulls Lite from AppAdvice.
iSmashPhone says Trucks & Skulls HD “… takes the concept of Angry Birds, gives it a heavy metal makeover and turns it into a product that ultimately has more to offer than the game it drew inspiration from.” Echoed by Rules of the Game and Today Game News. Late included on iSmashphone’s list of “Angry Birds Alternatives That Are Better Than The Original.”
Backhanded praise from rundlc, but they say it is “immensely enjoyable,” give us 5 out of 5, and say you should buy it … so it’s all good. N4G picked it up. They punched us in the mouth again while recommending us as a top ten must have app for Christmas. Whee.
New Media Monthly thinks we’re assholes for following a market leader into an underserved genre. But whatever.
Podnova reprinted someone else’s review, but it’s a good review, so that’s good by us.
Appolicious goes all hardcore, saying, “Once you play a few levels of Trucks and Skulls, you’ll realize that you’ve gone soft … Sorry birdies. There’s a new physics puzzle king in the App Store. Don’t miss it!” Echoed by Tech Sushi.
AppPicker says “It is always refreshing to play a game as cool as Trucks & Skulls HD and it deserves our highest rating.”
Comprehensive video review of Trucks & Skulls HD from classicL337.
First hands-on impressions of alpha build from Slide-To-Play.
New York Daily News holds up Trucks & Skulls as part of the proof that the iPad should be taken serious as a game machine, saying “If you haven’t played ‘Angry Birds,’ I’d actually suggest you skip it. ‘Trucks & Skulls HD’ is a far better value — with a little more attitude.” Picked up by Mac Daily News. Later mentioned as a holiday pick.
Trucks & Skulls NITRO re-launch
Business Wire press release coverage from Sys-Con Media, Street Insider, TMC News, India Locals, Yahoo Finance, Gamasutra, Develop, Games Industry, CNBC, Reuters, Business Insider, Bloomberg, ThruPoint, Zimbio, tm, Mobiletor, Oldermacs, Apple Tell, Gamasutra (again), Enterprise Communicate, and Finanz Nachtrichten.
Best iPad Games says Trucks & Skulls Nitro is “… the best physics-based game I’ve ever played.”
New version summary from PocketGamer.
Back-handed praise from MojoDojo.
A kind of boys versus girls take on the game.
iPad Envy says “Forget birds and pigs. We’re talking chrome trucks and missiles against chrome skulls with a sound track of G Major power chords.”
Video review of Trucks & Skulls NITRO HD from Crazy Mike.
Pad Gadget goes on the record: “… it is the best physics-based game I’ve ever played. It is full of bone-crushing metal and guitar shredding metal, explosions, monster trucks and the complete annihilation of everything.”
Game Play Press notes “There’s nothing better than a developer continuing to provide value for a game that is a mainstay on your iOS device.” Mainstay! Ya hear that? We’re a mainstay!
AppleNApps says, “It’s so much better to have in-app purchases if they don’t feel like an obligation.”
iPhone Gamer gives us a 9. We hope that’s nine out of ten.
AppGamer says “… the sound rings out with guitar riffs and engine noises combined into one large ball of gasoline drenched salute to the gods of rock.”
IRB Gamer gives Trucks & Skulls 4/5 and especially likes the new purchase system.
Slide-To-Play updated their already favorable review, saying “There’s nothing better than a developer continuing to provide value for a game that is a mainstay on your iOS device.” They also ran a promo contest.
Updated review from AppFreak. After sampling Nitro’s new Trucks mods, they said “… it’s always good news to get free content and I particularly liked the way in-app-purchases are implemented here …” They did a video, too.
App Vision likes the way be blow stuff up.
Coverage of our Fourth of July promotion from iPhone Fan, TUAW, Pocket Full Of Apps, iHelp BR, App Advice, iPad Modo, App Chronicles, Nine Over Ten, Apple Tell, Apple N Apps, 148apps, Slide-To-Play, BGR, The APPera, iSnoops, Free App Games 101, 9 Cheats, this Japanese site (with a bucket of screen shots) and Game Trail (video).
Trucks & Skulls For Mac
Review from Games Are Evil.
MacLife awards the Mac version of the game 4.5/5 stars, and says it “…rises above with its unique visual concept, great sound, and fun puzzles to solve.”