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  • Summary: The Squids are back: bigger and better! The epic adventure continues as our band of stretchy heroes explore the underwater Wild West, fight back against the evil Black Ooze, and search for Winnick, their fallen comrade. If you don't know SQUIDS yet, SQUIDS Wild West is a great place to start! SQUIDS Wild West has a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of heroes for challenging turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimp! This sequel is even better than the original, with many surprises in store: devious new enemies, four new playable characters, and nearly twice as many levels. You can even ride seahorses into battle! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 8, 2012
    100
    It is unbelievable that a game this complex costs only $0.99. It is worth at least three times that much. If you like adventure games mixed with arcade games, then you won't want to miss this.
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    100
    This game could sell for $35 on the 3DS and it wouldn't be out of place next to the other pieces of software available for the system.
  3. Jul 21, 2012
    92
    For a ridiculous price, Squids Wild West features an interesting story, great amounts of content and a brilliant strategic-action-rpg hybrid gameplay. Definitely one to pick up.
  4. Jun 28, 2012
    90
    Squids Wild West may not be a game for those who are hardcore turn-based strategy fans, as the amount of entropy involved in the game does derail some of the careful planning. But for the Angry Birds set looking to get in to a new type of game, Squids Wild West is a fun introduction.
  5. 85
    With all the content included in the game, the superb quality of the gameplay, and the fantastic soundtrack, SQUIDS Wild West is one game you should absolutely download for you iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
  6. Jul 6, 2012
    80
    Featuring a variety of characters in distinct classes, strategic gameplay, and an evil goo to vanquish, Squids Wild West builds upon the original's solid foundation and makes for an even more enjoyable experience.
  7. Jul 2, 2012
    75
    This entry of the humorous and charming Squids series improves on the gameplay without making any major changes, while its plot takes on a surprisingly emotional and serious tone.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 18, 2012
    10
    Fantastic game. I've heard Squids described as "a crossover between Angry Birds and Final Fantasy Tactics", which is a totally apt description, and Squids is a takeoff on neither. It takes the tried and true pull-and-release gameplay and adds such a tactical element to it that the result is utterly brilliant. Squids Wild West is a natural extension of the Squids engine, featuring new graphics, new levels, new characters, and updated gameplay. If anything, this game is more tactical than the last, with excellent boss battles, more tactical one-on-one fights, and even new gameplay mechanics in some of the bonus levels. I despise games that you can play without thinking, and Squids is the opposite of that. Collapse
  2. Aug 6, 2012
    10
    To me it's more like a cross between pool and sumo wrestling with RPG elements. It's awesome, original, looks beautiful and has tons of character. Play it! Expand

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