Glyder 2 HD

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Price: $4.99

Publisher: Glu Mobile

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Glyder 2 for the iPad is the same great game as the iPhone/iPod Touch version with a few new updates. If you’ve read the review I wrote for the iPhone version of Glyder 2, then you know how much I like this game. The graphics blew me away and the gameplay seems like it could last forever.

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Well as you can imagine, the iPad version is even better. The graphics are upgraded for the HD screen and they look amazing. As far as gameplay goes, it is identical to the iPhone/iPod Touch version with one exception; Glyder 2 for the iPad has added a social networking aspect. Instead of levels, Glyder 2 has islands. You can fly back and forth to the island at any time during gameplay. The iPad version now has an Isle of Friends, where you can invite Facebook friends, track their progress, and fly around with them and help each other unlock game secrets.

The other update is a new way to control your glyder. The first time I played Glyder 2 on the iPad the tilt controls seemed very touchy. Small movement of the iPad would greatly affect my character, almost to the point where the game wasn’t fun. After a few recalibrations of the controls the character movements smoothed out, but wasn’t as smooth as the iPhone version. I don’t know if the developers also noticed this, but they included a second type of control, touch. You simply use your finger or thumb and treat the screen like a joy stick. I believe this style gives you much more detailed control, but it does take some getting used to.

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At $4.99, this game is a must have. There are literally days worth of gameplay in Glyder 2. The gameplay alone is worth the price, but considering the upgraded HD graphics and new social networking feature, this game is a steal.

Overall Value for it’s $4.99 price point

Overall Value: Rating: ★★★★☆
Graphics: Rating: ★★★★☆
Sound: Rating: ★★★★½
Controls: Rating: ★★★★☆

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Glyder 2 HD, 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
Josh is our resident iPad owner. He hates hidden word games. Developers BEWARE!

5 Comments

  1. akeanant

    December 12, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Thank you for a great review.

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  3. Cody

    April 18, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Min resolution for good experience is 1280 x 800 or by using the mobile version of the site

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  4. Steve Mona

    April 18, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Would love to read this article however the damn nexus one advertisement wont go away and there is no way toremove it. Wont be comming back. Thanks

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  5. marshall

    April 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    yup pretty sweet!

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