GrogHeads Forum

Digital Gaming => Mobile Gaming => Topic started by: bbmike on May 02, 2013, 04:57:00 AM

Title: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: bbmike on May 02, 2013, 04:57:00 AM
Well, I didn't see this coming. A new Sid Meier game! Sid Meier's Ace Patrol (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/01/sid-meiers-ace-patrol-lands-on-ios-may-9/)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2013, 06:35:04 AM
It's already available in Canada. It's a lot of fun... almost made me late for work this morning.  ;)

Free to start gives you a few pilots and the first few missions of the British campaign.
The rest fo the Brit pilots, planes, and missions will cost you $0.99.
Other campaign sets are German, French, US for $1.99 each or $3.99 for all 3.
You can also buy "Ace" paint skins for your planes.

Turn based play. You choose a maneuver for each of your planes, if you are in range and pointing at the enemy you fire.
5.
Different types of missions - escort bomber, photo, fighter sweeps, ground convoy strafing, zepplin busting, ballon busting, interception...
You get to choose which pilots fly which missions.
Upgrades for planes and pilot maneuvers for more kills you get.

Slightly PC as there are female pilots...  :P

5 different levels of difficulty.. so far I've tried the 1st and 2nd.. not very hard to win.

No idea if there will be MP but hope so.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on May 06, 2013, 12:59:22 PM
OK, I've been playing this pretty much no-stop since I got it. What blast.
I've gone and bought all the campaign and the Ace skins (which also give you some cool skills).

Think Wings of Glory on Igo-Ugo. Or the old AH Richtofen's War boardgame.

There is supposed to be multiplayer but it doen't seem to work with the limited release.

If you like WWI fighter games get this on Thursday when it goes out fer the rest of the planet.

Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Zulu1966 on May 10, 2013, 03:41:43 AM
iPod ?

Not listed but presumed it would work if iPhone Listed ?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Steelgrave on May 10, 2013, 10:15:47 AM
I downloaded it to my IPhone yesterday and it runs fine, Zulu. It's a cool little game.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: W8taminute on May 11, 2013, 03:54:20 PM
I can't stop playing this game!  Bought the campaign pack plus some German and French fighter ace packs.  This is the game any groghead has been waiting for on a tablet.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on May 14, 2013, 11:39:51 AM
Sweet!!!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on May 14, 2013, 12:00:38 PM
Sweet!!!

It is! I can't stop playing either..... starting to annoy my wife while she watches Grey's Anatomy...  ;D
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on May 15, 2013, 01:56:31 PM
I picked it up last night, but I've only managed 6 missions so far.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Rogo727 on May 16, 2013, 07:12:48 PM
I really like this game.  I like this site also.  Wish it was more active
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: W8taminute on May 16, 2013, 07:20:31 PM
^Thanks for the compliment.  This site is pretty active.  Most of us are in our 30s and 40s with active family lives.  We can't be as active as we want because of time constraints but stick around.  You will make some good friends here.   ;)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on May 22, 2013, 08:35:47 AM
Ok, now I've bought everything that Ace Patrol has to offer.  I've done the British and French campaigns and am now knee deep in the American campaign.  Love it.  Best iOS game experience, for me, to date.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on May 22, 2013, 09:35:40 AM
Ok, now I've bought everything that Ace Patrol has to offer.  I've done the British and French campaigns and am now knee deep in the American campaign.  Love it.  Best iOS game experience, for me, to date.

What's yer handle on Game Center? We could play! Already got a game going with w8taminute... 8)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: W8taminute on May 22, 2013, 11:20:47 AM
Yeah join the party 40.   :)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on May 23, 2013, 06:56:29 AM
I must be missing something, which is abundantly clear after a pm exchange with Barth.  Is "Game Center" a separate app?  I ask 'cause my iPad Mini is at home, and I am not at home.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on May 23, 2013, 07:02:06 AM
I must be missing something, which is abundantly clear after a pm exchange with Barth.  Is "Game Center" a separate app?  I ask 'cause my iPad Mini is at home, and I am not at home.

Yes.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on May 23, 2013, 08:42:44 AM
Well that explains everything!!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Keunert on May 23, 2013, 09:19:48 AM
i haz it two!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on May 23, 2013, 09:38:15 AM
i haz it two!

Are you in Game Center?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Keunert on May 23, 2013, 11:37:13 AM
never used it
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on May 23, 2013, 11:45:00 AM
Well if you want a chance at shooting my planes down you'll have to get setup.
 ;)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Keunert on May 23, 2013, 12:10:35 PM
well if i play you there aren't many chances to shoot your planes down. i consider you to be the Djokovic of wargaming. and i am not sure if i am Federer or Warwrinka.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on May 23, 2013, 06:18:29 PM
Well if you want a chance at shooting my planes down you'll have to get setup.
 ;)

Ok, I've sent a request to "Barthheart"
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on May 23, 2013, 06:24:00 PM
Well if you want a chance at shooting my planes down you'll have to get setup.
 ;)

Ok, I've sent a request to "Barthheart"

Accepted.  :)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: W8taminute on May 24, 2013, 04:55:06 AM
Ooh send me a friend request 40.  I wonder if it is possible to have a 3 or 4 way dogfight?  I'm W8taminute strangely enough in Game Center.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on May 24, 2013, 05:31:35 AM
Ooh send me a friend request 40.  I wonder if it is possible to have a 3 or 4 way dogfight?  I'm W8taminute strangely enough in Game Center.

Done!

Oddly, Game Center only allows me to view my FB friends.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on May 24, 2013, 06:31:14 AM
FYI, I'm GH Centurion40, afaik.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: W8taminute on May 24, 2013, 07:01:08 AM
Great!  Friend requests accepted for Centurion40 and Keunert.   :)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Keunert on May 24, 2013, 07:38:58 AM
i am Herr K or like that and you are my friends
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on May 24, 2013, 08:33:41 AM
Great!  Friend requests accepted for Centurion40 and Keunert.   :)

Sweet.  I'll check it when I get home.

You're next Herr Kenny.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Bismarck on July 12, 2013, 06:12:58 PM
Questions:

What is that eye icon in the lower left?

I've bought all campaigns. How do you buy aces?

TIA
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on July 13, 2013, 08:38:53 AM
I got them when I bought the full package. If you have special paint-jobs, then you have aces, afaik.
That being said, I sometimes get that icon as well.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Bismarck on July 13, 2013, 09:22:17 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Bismarck on July 25, 2013, 10:37:11 AM
Patch 1.4 is up with 64 new missions.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Centurion40 on July 25, 2013, 11:50:55 AM
Sweet!  Thanks for letting me know!!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Thomasew on July 25, 2013, 01:00:00 PM
Hi,


Re: ... the Eye Icon

If you hold your thumb on the Eye Icon ... you can rotate and tilt your iPad .. to adjust your Point of View etc..  :)

.. instead of using your finger(s) to pan, rotate .. etc.


Great Game ..  :)

Cheers
Tom
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on July 25, 2013, 07:16:16 PM
^Cool! Thanks fer the tip!
 8)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Bismarck on July 30, 2013, 10:36:15 AM
Fantastic game with Ver. 1.4

http://wargamer.com/article/3396/ipad-game-review-sid-meiers-ace-patrol (http://wargamer.com/article/3396/ipad-game-review-sid-meiers-ace-patrol)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on August 27, 2013, 04:50:31 PM
Ace Patrol now out on Steam for the PC!  :o
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Keunert on August 28, 2013, 03:12:03 AM
The game is not bad at all, but doesn't it bother you that the big name Molyneux basically just ripped off the Wings of Glory boardgame? They actually are doing their own ios port at the moment.
the only addition worth mentioning is doing the game in 3D, compared to the 2D approach of BigDaddyCreations.

it just came to my mind that Ace Patrol is highly praised but there is really no innovation on the part of the developper.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on August 28, 2013, 06:28:46 AM
Yes it's pretty much the same as Wings of Glory.
But, in all honesty, I'll believe there's a computer version of WoG when it's released. There have been so many false starts on trying this.
Plus I believe the Big Daddy version is the WWII WoG first, so we'd still have to wait for a turn based WWI fighter game.

Ace Patrol is a really good game.
I'll probably pick up the PC version as well.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Keunert on August 28, 2013, 07:52:39 AM
btw how were you able to beat me that clear Barthheart? is it possible to bring special aces into multiplayer or are all players restricted to unexperienced stock pilots?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on August 28, 2013, 07:59:01 AM
Superior skill and knowledge my friend.  8)

It's all in how you set up your pilots at the start. Everyone starts with rookies, no specials allowed.
I usually take immelmann ability, crack shot, armour, extra gun on all my pilots then add in whatever uses up the left over points.
Keep you altitude high when ever possible, getting trapped near the ground can be deadly.

Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 28, 2013, 09:28:01 AM
btw how were you able to beat me that clear Barthheart?

Superior skill and knowledge my friend.

no, really...  ;D
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Keunert on August 28, 2013, 10:31:33 AM
i do not even remember a set up phase before multiplayer?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Gusington on August 28, 2013, 07:34:51 PM
Anyone actually playing it on PC yet?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on August 28, 2013, 07:54:40 PM
Yep. It plays just like the iOS version only bigger.
 ;)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Grim.Reaper on August 29, 2013, 03:06:13 AM
Anyone actually playing it on PC yet?

Bought it yesterday for $7 over at greenmangaming  using their 20% off coupon and downloaded, but haven't had a chance to actually play yet.  Hopefully this weekend.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: W8taminute on August 29, 2013, 07:14:13 AM
Do you have to pay extra for all the fighter skins etc.?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on August 29, 2013, 07:25:08 AM
Do you have to pay extra for all the fighter skins etc.?

Nope you get it all for the one price... but you have to unlock the extra stuff now through game play.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: smittyohio on August 29, 2013, 08:54:05 AM
What about the more irritating IAP from the iOS version, like the field hospital?  Did they just remove that option completely, and hopefully make sure the game is balanced without them?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Barthheart on August 29, 2013, 10:29:15 AM
What about the more irritating IAP from the iOS version, like the field hospital?  Did they just remove that option completely, and hopefully make sure the game is balanced without them?

Good question... I haven't seen anywhere they could be hiding, so unless they are also unlockables my guess would be they are gone.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: JasonPratt on August 29, 2013, 10:48:41 AM
Was passing through after having bought the game yesterday on Steam, and noticed it was an iOS game first.

To me it seemed like DVG's Down In Flames, which I don't have anyone around to play with and wish that Battlefront's adaptation had worked out better (or was even still around for playing).

But I'm happy that it seems like another older game system, too. :)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Arctic Blast on August 29, 2013, 02:45:06 PM
Seems like an electronic version of Wings of Glory...I'm definitely down for that.  ;D
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Gusington on August 29, 2013, 07:22:55 PM
Excited to see some more impressions of the PC version. Sid Meier + WWI aviation should be a no-brainer.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: RedArgo on August 30, 2013, 08:35:56 PM
I picked this up from GMG yesterday for the PC.  I've only played a couple games, but it definitely reminds of WoG.

I actually used a app called Splashtop Personal to remote on to my PC so I could play it on my Transformer Android tablet.  Its not quite the same as using an app written for mobile, but its better than not being able to play on the tablet.

Bill
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for iOS
Post by: Blucher on October 24, 2013, 06:57:59 AM
I saw this on Steam coming in November 2013

http://store.steampowered.com/app/244090/?snr=1_4_4__105_3