Homerun Battle 3D goes Goid, er… Droid
Google’s OS totin’ phones have another reason to rejoice in early 2010: the ever-popular Homerun Battle 3D will make its way to the Android platform. Com2uS have published many games for a variety of mobile platforms, but Homerun will be their first Android release. It is also a great title to start from; it already has more than 400 000 registered users on the iPhone and with Com2uS’ pledge to support cross-platform play, the Android release should be great. More titles are promised to follow from the mobile software giant, and hopefully, a host of other cross-platform games.
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January 5, 2010 â€” Com2uS, a leading game developing company for the iPhone App Store, has announced the release of Homerun Battle 3D onto the Android Market. The game was released on the Android Market late December 2009 as one of the newest assets to Googleâ€™s smart phone content store. For any of you who have yet to try Homerun Battle 3D, it is a visually stunning homerun derby game where players try to hit as many home runs as possible. The game contains four unique modes: Classic, Arcade, Training, and Matchup mode. In Matchup mode, players can challenge their friends and rivals to head-to-head online battle via Wi-Fi or 3G. Intuitively simple tilt and touch controls allow the player to adjust the direction of the contact point and swing the bat, respectively. Although it may seem like a sports heavy game, it has been designed for casual gamers of all ages and genders.
Android players vs. iPhone players
One of the most interesting features that Homerun Battle 3D has done, which no other Android game has done, is that it is able to link players from different devices. A player running the game off the iPhone can challenge a player who has the game on an Android device. With close to 400,000 registered users on Com2uSâ€™ server, there is more than enough competition for new Android players. This new feature removes the restriction of the userâ€™s device and broadens the userâ€™s online enjoyment.
Homerun Battle 3Dâ€™s expected success
Com2uS has seen great success for Homerun Battle 3D on the iPhone/iPod Touch. With months of popularity on the Top Grossing Apps, Homerun Battle 3D has been honored as one of the best iPhone sports games of 2009 by IGN.com and Toucharcade.com. The game has been seen in Appleâ€™s iPod Touch commercials around the world and is now receiving large amounts of interest from Google, who have planned to promote the game in its Featured section.