20 May Star Trek Rivals with @elephantmouse & @TrekRivals
Star Trek Rivals is Here!
It’s fair to say that I’m a little bit of a Star Trek fan (for any of you who read my blog that won’t be a surprise!) so I was delighted when I heard about a brand new Star Trek game for iPhone’s and iPad’s! However unlike all the other reviews that have popped up online I thought I’d wait a couple of days before offering my thoughts.
Star Trek Rivals is an online turn based card game which pits two players against one another using everything from a Nibiru child to the USS Enterprise itself. Oddly that kid can get you out of a lot of trouble in the game so keep him close. I’d love to be able to explain it better but the video below will give you a pretty cool idea of what it’s all about.
Is Star Trek Rivals just about the money?
It’s fair to say that most apps have been monetized in one way or another. Mostly this is annoying for the gamer who is trying to enjoy the app. One of the great things about Star Trek Rivals is that you earn points and can trade them in for more cards – you don’t have to pay if you don’t want to. There are paid options offered – but they are not rammed down your throat – which is a good thing. Personally I think it will generate more sales that way.
I’ve just tried to play the Star Trek Into Darkness soundtrack whilst playing the game only to find that it cuts it out in favour of it’s own sound effects. Note to developers – most games allow you to play your own music whilst playing so this could be added for version 1.02!
Star Trek Rivals Connection Issues
You’ve got to feel sorry for the guys who built this because unfortunately the game did have some connection issues during the launch weekend. Bummer! Especially for me because I was travelling at the time and really enjoying the game. That being said the developers didn’t hide on Twitter — they talked to everyone and tried to get it sorted quickly.
Play Star Trek Rivals with Me
I’d love to play a little game or two (when I have the time) so why not add me to your play list. My friend code is Jonathan.
It’s fair to say that Elephant Mouse have a pretty cool website also so why not check it out.
Like I said above if anyone fancies a game with me then my friend code is Jonathan. See you “Out There…” – once you’ve downloaded it of course.
And don’t forget to leave some comments about your thoughts below – add your gamer tags also!