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    Since Air hockey does not offer a trial version has anyone downloaded it?

    How is it? Worth 1.99?
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    I bought it, just so I could say I bought the first pay app available. And, I think it's worth $1.99, at least as much as a latte at Starbucks is worth $5.00 or whatever it costs lately.
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    It's a start. There is sometimes a little lag, but nothing too terrible. $.99 would have been better, but $1.99 isn't horrible. Just my thoughts.
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    apparently there is no sound
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    when you click download now does it ask you to confirm ur purchase or does it just automatically purchase it
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    it sucks!
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    I got it, figured 2 bucks for my first paid app, it was worth a shot, and I loved it, it plays quite well
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    LOL...Thanks briggsie, you saved me $1.99! Thats all I need...no BS just the facts!
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    It's really not terrific. I bought it because it was the first webOS paid app in the App Catalog, and would not do it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkotoric1 View Post
    when you click download now does it ask you to confirm ur purchase or does it just automatically purchase it
    It ask you for your password.
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    you've given up on life if you spent $1.99 on smartphone air hockey
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepngeorge View Post
    It's a start. There is sometimes a little lag, but nothing too terrible. $.99 would have been better, but $1.99 isn't horrible. Just my thoughts.
    Just out of curiosity, other than the obvious, what makes $.99 better than $1.99? Although one is certainly just about half of the other, in absolute terms the difference is fairly trivial.
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    It's a $2.99 app on the iPhone and with two player support, smooth
    play and great sound, I think it's actually worth that. I think it's
    a clever use of multi-touch and the sound gets people's attention.
    Doesn't hurt that I like the real game of air hockey.

    The Pre version from the same developers has no sound, pauses a noticeable
    fraction of a second every random few seconds, and is single player only.
    I gave it 2 out of 5 stars, and correspondingly think it's only worth
    about $0.99 compared to the original version.

    Yes I know that the sdk on the Pre is limiting, but I don't think
    that's a good enough excuse to offer a half-assed version of
    a popular game at this pricepoint. And yes I'll continue to compare it to
    the iPhone version in a Pre forum, because it wouldn't exist on this platform
    if it wasn't popular on the other, and they're trying to leverage that success.

    ian
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    Just a little follow-up. I've spent some more time playing the game
    at a bit higher difficulty level, and basically the problem is that
    I feel like I'm battling the limitations of the Pre more than the
    virtual opponent. The faster the puck moves the less responsive the
    mallet is. So much so that sometimes when the puck is whipping
    back and forth down the side, I can move my finger in front of the
    goal and it takes half a second for the mallet to finally register
    the movement, while the puck has gone back and forth 2-3 times. Can
    be hard to make a defensive move when the puck takes 95% priority
    and the mallet is like 5%.

    I've also seen it interpret a fast movement of my finger as
    though I lifted my finger (when I definitely did not) and the mallet
    jumps right on top of, or over the top of an otherwise motionless
    (or slow moving) puck not striking it at all. In fact a couple times
    I've gone for a fast flick only to find the mallet on the other
    side of the puck, so when I move my finger back for defense
    it strikes the puck directly into my own goal.

    The mallet stands a little forward of your finger tip. At first I
    thought that was causing a mental glitch where I'd go for a
    high angle bank shot and it'd hit it straight up the board instead,
    but I don't think it's just me miscalculating the angle. If anything
    I should be missing the puck a little too far forward and hitting
    it sideways. Again it's the lag, that causes it to misinterpret a
    fast diagonal movement as several smaller jumps and it just
    happens to catch the puck between jumps and then striking it in a
    weird direction. My most successful shot is very slow deliberate
    double bank shot. Has to be slow enough that it registers a continuous
    movement of the mallet.

    ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by dead78 View Post
    you've given up on life if you spent $1.99 on smartphone air hockey
    LMAO
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    THE APP SUCKS. The atari 2600 version is better then this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dead78 View Post
    you've given up on life if you spent $1.99 on smartphone air hockey
    I've given up on you in 1 single post.
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    I'd like to download it to try it, but alas I have no "memory" left to do it.

    Palm has failed on this one.

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