Hello all. We bring you the latest from PomPom HQ.

- Regards the US version of Astro Tripper. It’s now passed QA and will be released soon. We’ll hit you with an exact date in the coming days.

- There’s also a European patch for Astro Tripper being released next week with fixes to the high score tables and a slightly softer Spider Boss. Plus several little fiddles and tweaks that are far too boring to talk about.

- We are still quite keen on introducing new challenge games based on the existing levels and beasties. If any of you have some ideas, please do tell!

14 Responses to “ASTRO TRIPPER NEWS”

  1. Dan says:

    US release, woohoo!

  2. Eddie Edwards says:

    Hi guys,

    Just got Astro Tripper for PS3. Awesome! Thought it was too hard at first but getting into it now :)

    Any chance of being able to configure the pad somehow? I find it cramped using only square, circle, cross. I’d like something on R2/L2 (maybe change direction?).

    Love the challenge modes. I can’t imagine how many cubes I blew up last night. Very satisfying.

    Spider Boss is very hard – other bosses are way easier (I’m playing on Easy mode for now BTW … love this mode … good for losers like me!)

    I don’t see why you can’t do a challenge mode on each level as they are unlocked. This would be especially fun on that tiny ship level with the helicopters. Also, endless bosses would be cool on the boss levels.

    I’d like to see Mutant Storm on PS3 next :)

    Definitely a fan!!! :)

  3. admin says:

    Hey Eddie

    The control remapping is something we may well consider for a future patch. We did some experimentation using the flippers, but the craft was uncontrollable in tricky situations. For example, trying to use the left flippers while also controlling the craft with the left stick is really difficult.

    As for challange modes on every level? Thats something already being pondered so watch this space!

    Ta for the positive comments!

  4. JT says:

    Oh, and for a challenge idea…how about a boss-only time attack mode (perhaps with new trophies for beating them within some ungodly short time frame).

  5. Will the pc versions of the new games support xbox 360 pc controller (for Windows) vibration feedback? :)

    Thank you. :)

  6. admin says:

    Afraid not Turkey. We dont support rumble because we dont like it. Hows that for solid reasoning!

  7. BB says:

    Is there going to be a fix for the high scores tables for North America? I have the high score for the cube challenge and the adventure game-easy but I actually had to get them twice because the first time I beat the high score it showed up but when I turned the game off and came back it went back to the previous score and I had to beat it again. Now I just beat the high for adventure hardest and the same thing happened again.

    Love the game, but this is frustrating.

  8. admin says:

    This issue hasnt come up before. We’ll dig around.

  9. BB says:

    Hmmm, just went on to play and my high score for the adventure hardest was there at the top. A delay in the updating of the high scores, perhaps? All is well I guess, but I still don’t understand why it was up one minute and gone the next and now back up again.

    Thanks for the quick response to my previous post.

  10. Permagrin says:

    This game is an absolute blast! The only complaint I have is that its too short. I would gladly pay a few more bucks for some a new level packs.

  11. erexx says:

    I am an old school shooter fan and I love this game.
    You have managed to capture the hard core of how these games play.
    The mechanics, the timing, the clock and even slowdown.
    Its pure genius either by design or accident.
    Unless things change “Easy” is actually the Hardest!
    Thank you.
    Looking forward to more!

  12. Blackswan77 says:

    Guys! How much longer till you release Mutant Storm Empire and Astro Tripper for the PC!!. Can you give some kind of E.T.A.

  13. DG says:

    I love this game, totally addicted! Is there an secret to getting weapons power-ups more quickly? I’d like to fill up both of my weapons before I get to the last level, especially on Hard.

  14. Fusion2v says:

    this game was amazingly fun and for only 5 buck great job. But if there is any way u guys can add split screen that’ll be awsome. hope to see more games from u guys

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