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  • Summary: Vlambeer's smash hit SUPER CRATE BOX brings back the glory of the golden arcade age when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list! Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.Super Crate Box won numerous awards, including prizes by IGN, EDGE, and a nomination for 'Excellence in Design' by the Independent Games Festival. So far, over 85 million crates have been collected worldwide.Collect crates where-ever you go, whenever you want. Now, Super Crate Box is finally available on the go! Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Oct 23, 2012
    With three stages to play on and dozens of characters and weapons to unlock, Super Crate Box is easily one of the best games on iOS, if not one of the best games in the last five years. Period.
  2. Jan 6, 2012
    Vlambeer deserve credit for making a fantastic game, and along with Halfbot, they deserve a ton of credit for making this a shining example of how to bring this kind of game to mobile properly. Even after all the weapons were unlocked, I still found myself chasing after the unlockable characters and modes that require superhuman-level performances in order to succeed. This sets a high bar for other iOS releases to try and match this year.
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    One of those games you must try and install in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Its gameplay is simple and unique, very demanding if we are not able to adapt, but really addictive if we get engaged by the game.
  4. Jan 6, 2012
    Super Crate Box is a stark and challenging indie game shot through with humour and care.
  5. Jan 9, 2012
    Elegant in its simplicity yet challenging in its execution, Super Crate Box is a game that should easily satisfy fans of classic gaming.
  6. Jan 16, 2012
    Pick up crates, get weapons and use them to kill enemies - Super Crate Box is one of those games that are easy to learn but hard to master. It's a good game, but the controls worked better in the PC and Mac versions.
  7. Jan 6, 2012
    The concept is OK, and the retro graphics have a cool 8-bit vibe. We just cannot muster enough excitement to care. Poor collision detection means enemies reach your character even though it seemed like you executed a high enough jump to vault over them. Meanwhile, the randomness of the weapons simply makes the game tougher than it should be. No one in his or her right mind should want to go from a flamethrower to landmines. Factor in just three stages, and Super Crate Box is a big letdown.

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