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  • Summary: --- Opening weekend sale! 50% off! ---

    Action and Role-Playing in their purest, gleefulest form! Fastar! is the timeless tale of a boy with a big sword and a bowtie journeying across vast lands while being ambushed by malicious geometry. Wait, what, seriously? I'm not typing that, it
    --- Opening weekend sale! 50% off! ---

    Action and Role-Playing in their purest, gleefulest form!

    Fastar! is the timeless tale of a boy with a big sword and a bowtie journeying across vast lands while being ambushed by malicious geometry. Wait, what, seriously? I'm not typing that, it doesn't make any sense. Oh, look what you made me do. I'll just start over.

    Fastar! is an Action RPG for when you just don't have time for an Action RPG. Dead simple to pick up and play, you'll be slashing and shopping your way across the grassy plains of [irrelevant flavorful name of fantasy world here] in seconds. You'll cross the world in mere minutes. But mastery of your true objective -- reaching that goal as fast as humanly possible -- could take a lifetime*.

    Fun for everyone from the casual player who loves to mash buttons, to the hardcore gamer-optimizer who loves to mash numbers, Fastar! will provide you with hours of minutes of seconds of simple arcadey joy.



    Featured features:

    - Reasonably adorable hand-drawn graphics!

    - 24 different game modes for a variety of play experiences, some of which don't actually count!

    - Global arcade-style high scores lists, where you can become internationally renowned if your full name is three letters or less!

    - Flashy magic spells for any kind of player, from Daring to Thrifty to Congealed!

    - A variety of control schemes to suit your particular playing posture! (Astronaut gymnasts excepted)

    - Sometimes in the background you can see a guy on a unicycle! Look for him, he's nice.


    "A ridiculous amount of fun!"
    -TouchArcade Review

    "It’s all about distilling the unique fun of RPGs... into mere seconds of play."
    -PocketGamer

    "[A] great cartoon RPG for the iPhone!"
    -1stimpressions.mobi

    "What this game has, above all, is that very particular, intangible magic which makes the very few select games rise above the rest."
    -Gabrien, TouchArcade forums

    "Fastar is a game that tried to do something different, and managed to get it absolutely right."
    -TouchAHolics

    "Pick it up for some great action!"
    -148Apps


    * Lifetime reference mammal unspecified
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 12, 2011
    100
    Fastar! may be a parody of RPG and action titles, but its strong, simple gameplay beats the pants off just about everything out there while still making your crack a smile.
  2. Feb 12, 2011
    80
    It's challenging, requires a surprising amount of thought, and most importantly, is fast. Pick it up for some great action, just don't go in thinking that you are playing the next Final Fantasy.
  3. Feb 12, 2011
    77
    Fastar! is an action RPG with an original kind of enemies, never seen before: squares. The RPG elements are very simple but the fighting against the different squares is more difficult than it can appear.
  4. Feb 12, 2011
    75
    Fastar! is a very unusual game, unlike any Action-RPG we've played before. It's worth a try if you want something different.
  5. Feb 12, 2011
    72
    Most games last a couple of minutes. [Dec 2010, p.94]
  6. Feb 12, 2011
    70
    Fastar! is a clever distillation of the role-playing form, even if it lacks the variety or dynamism of other quick-hit adventures.
  7. Feb 12, 2011
    70
    I'm stunned by the fact that this game is enjoyable.

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