Giveaway of the Day - Sky Taxi 2: Storm 2012

Sky Taxi 2: Storm 2012
February 3, 2013

The president wants you to clean up the pollution that’s causing insane weather around the world. There is only one problem: avoiding the rogue robots that are attempting to exterminate anyone who comes near them!

In the tradition of the best classic platform games comes Sky Taxi 2: Storm 2012, a side-scroller with 275 levels of running, jumping and bouncing off the heads of enemies. With simple controls, colorful graphics, bonuses, arcade mini-games, and tons of secrets, Sky Taxi 2 will keep you hoppin’ and boppin’ for months!

The goal in Sky Taxi 2 is to reach the exit from each level. To do this:

  1. Navigate the screen using the arrow keys to move and jump.
  2. When you encounter an enemy, avoid him or jump on his head.
  3. Collect coins for purchasing the right to play mini-games.
  4. Collect bonuses to temporarily gain special skills.
  5. Press the action key when you encounter an interactive object.
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System Requirements: Windows XP, Vista or 7; 800 MHz processor; 256 MB RAM; DirectX 8.0 or later
Publisher: Alawar Entertainment
Homepage: http://www.alawar.com/gam...
File Size: 63.6 MB
Price: $6.99

This software was available as a giveaway on February 3, 2013, this giveaway is not available any more. You can download the trial version of this software at http://www.alawar.com/game/sky....

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  1. Sky Taxi 2: Storm 2012:

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    In Brief:

    Sky Taxi 2: Storm 2012, a side-scroller with 275 levels of running, jumping and bouncing off the heads of enemies. Features simple controls, colorful graphics, and tons of secrets! It’s a captivating and relaxing game with many secret rooms and hidden bonuses. as well as mini-games. :)

    If you miss todays game giveaway you can still get it for free from MyPlayCity 24/7; though, bear in mind the potential to have your home page changed and toolbars installed, otherwise the game is fine. you can get it HERE

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    Installation:

    Sky Taxi 2: Storm 2012 downloads to a 63.6 MB zip file that unpacks to a read me and a wrapped setup activation file (the orange colored file with the key symbol), plus there’s a setup file with security (setup.gcd) that’s protected from being hacked. This file may case some security software to alert the user to a possible malware attack, but it will be a false positive.

    The game giveaway team check all game giveaways for malware using several well known anti -malware suites. There has never been a game giveaway infected with malware since the project started back in Dec 2006. The installed game is 59.8 MB in size.

    C:\Games\Game_SkyTaxi2

    No desktop shortcut or start menu/programs shortcut are installed, so make sure you make a note of where the game is being installed to so that you can create one for yourself. Once installed you can delete the giveaway setup files.

    I’ve only tested the game on Win 7 this time around, Anyone running Win 8, Vista or XP, please confirm whether this game works Thanks.

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    Introduction:

    The president wants you to clean up the pollution that’s causing insane weather around the world. The only problem: avoiding the rogue robots that are attempting to exterminate anyone who comes near them! In the tradition of the best classic platform games comes Sky Taxi 2: Storm 2012, a side-scroller with 275 levels of running, jumping and bouncing off the heads of enemies. With simple controls, colorful graphics, bonuses, arcade mini-games, and tons of secrets, Sky Taxi 2 will keep you hoppin’ and boppin’ for months!

    Reference accessed HERE 2013

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    The Game:

    Sky Taxi 2 Storm 2012 is the sequel to Sky Taxi, an arcade platform game. Like in the original, you play brave mouse Mich and go on a rescue adventure to save the Earth. As Sky Taxi 2 Storm 2012 opens, it’s 2012 and you’re in the Rescue Squad office when a call from the President comes in. He has an important job for you and reports that pollution from flying taxis and robots threatens the Earth

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    Scientists have built a magic wand that turns barrels of waste into fresh air. But all the robots have gone haywire and are out to kill! You must hurry to wipe out the harmful waste and save the world!

    Scientists have built a magic wand that turns barrels of waste into fresh air. But all the robots have gone haywire and are out to kill! You must hurry to wipe out the harmful waste and save the world!

    Like other platform games such as Alex Gordon, Supercow or Super Granny series, Sky Taxi 2 Storm 2012 features tons of levels filled with many enemies and obstacles. Flying, fire-shooting, ice-throwing robots, robot dogs and all the imaginable gadgets and creatures inhabit the game. You defeat them by jumping on their heads or simply throwing boxes at them. As soon as you annihilate the enemy, you often get a bonus. But be careful because some robots leave dangerous bombs behind with the bonuses that could explode causing you to lose one of your lives.

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    Sky Taxi 2 Storm 2012 contains a wealth of bonuses. You collect coins, sweets and power-ups as you work through the levels. The game’s Help shows the possibilities of bonuses such as superpowers. For example, “Time Bonus” freezes all the enemies for a set time, “Fly Bonus” lets you fly and “God Bonus” makes you temporarily invincible.

    Moreover, Sky Taxi 2 Storm 2012 features lots of hidden items and secret areas. Sometimes you need to find a special path or door to enter a secret room. It may contain treasure chests, coins or sweets. Try jumping on all of the clouds because it often leads to a secret place or hold “Hearts” that give you an extra life. But don’t overdo the jumping and hopping! If you fall from a high cloud, you might get hurt.

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    Plenty of fund features await in Sky Taxi 2 Storm 2012. For example, you can hide in a small house and wait until the enemy passes by. Some levels have a pavilion that you can enter to play an arcade mini-game. The mini-game objectives vary. One has you collecting as many coins as you can to evade enemies while in another you join Boss Battles.

    Reference accessed HERE Jan 5th 2013

    You can find user reviews of Sky Taxi 2 HERE

    System Requirements:

    Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

    CPU: 800MHz

    System RAM: 256Mb

    DirectX version: 8.0 or higher

    Video and Image slideshow:

    You’ll find videos of game play HERE, HERE (spoiler), HERE, HERE
    and HERE (spoiler – rare secret items)

    You can see a slideshow of around 30 images HERE

    Music:

    You can change the music by swapping the music files via the following path. You will need to rename each file and convert them to the .ogg format:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Alawar\Sky Raxi 2 Storm 2012\World\MAIN\music

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    Conclusion:

    This is an excellent platform game, with cartoon like graphics and loads of secrets to u8ncover, so much so, you’ll probably have to replay the game at leat a couple of times to discover everything. It resembles the original (which was given away early last year) so much that nothing’s innovative, and this is the game’s only shortcoming. While not innovative, the game improves on the original with its more polished graphics supported by satisfying sound and visual effects. Despite being an arcade game, it’s a smooth play that sucks you in further with every new level and challenge. Unlike most arcade games, the ‘charming’ game charm manages to make you feel relaxed.

    Scoring

    Gameplay – 8
    Graphics – 8
    Audio – 7
    Re-playability – 8
    Originality – 6

    Average Total = 7.4

    Problems:

    If you are posting late in the day I would also suggest posting in the main giveaway forums in the game discussion section. If you’ve installed the game but it won’t work for some reason, it should still be registered, so someone may be able to help at another time. Unfortunately if your problem is actually installing it then once the giveaway period is over there’s nothing that can be done until the game is given away again (though that isn’t guaranteed).

    If you have any problems installing or getting to work today’s game please go HERE for help.

    It’s always worth checking out the free games sites as sometimes the games we get here are also available for free from them. MyPlayCity has the most with over 600 games to choose from. Today’s game IS available from MyPlayCity HERE as well as the FIRST (which was given away last year) and the THIRD in the series. :)

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    There are several other deals available from Steam for example the latest version of Painkiller called Hell & Damnation (free weekend plus 66% off if you purchase), and 66% off the excellent dungeon crawling RPG Legend of Grimrock. Today’s 24hr deal is Super Meat Boy a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who’s trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux. (Same developer that created the brilliant platformer Gish where a lump of Tar had to save his girlfriend from evil doers in the underworld of sewers. Both games are brilliant), with 75% off (£3 plus or £1.25 for the sound track) There’s also loads of deals from Gamersgate, Gamestop, Greenman Gaming and GOG; all of which you can find via the Didimatic site, which I’ve linked to above (apart from Greenman gaming. Check out GMG because they have some excellent deals spread over the weekend. You can get 66% off Hitman absolution tomorrow, plus there are loads of other excellent deals such as Worms Reloaded GOTY edition, Quantum Conundrum, Awesomenauts, Scary Girl, Mini Ninjas, Strike suit Zero and Dragonborn to name some of them. You’ll find the weekend deals THIS

    The usual monthly free game from Alawars game box is now Sprill. You may need to reinstall game box if its still showing the previous game (Finding Doggy). It’s supposed to change every month, but some community members are seeing the same game for months on end. Dido suggested that you reinstall game box to fix the problem. Reinstalling game box shouldn’t affect any previous freebies. :). (You need to install the free Gamebox from Alawar to access the free games, which for newcomers change approximately every month). If that’s not enough, check out the Game Discussion forums HERE for details of other games either free or on deals such as the Indie Game bundles or the four day sales at IndieGameStand.

    Check out the Game discussion forums HERE for details of any Indie Game Bundles that are still live. At the moment there’s a new Indie Royale Evolved Bundle, with five games plus dlc for one of them and two soundtracks (Unmenchanical, The Path, Krater + dlc, Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory and OIO, you get Steam and /or Desura keys for most of them plus drm free copies. also the bundle Stars is still active with even more Steam games (Unstoppable Gorg, Stellar Impact, Twin Sector, Dead Horde, future Wars, Greed: Black Border, Grotesque Tactics, Trapped Dead, Grotesque Tactics 2 and Trauma all with Steam keys and drm free copies. Bundle Stars are also giving anyone who missed the first bundle an opportunity to get it now. The first Bundle Stars included Men of War: Vietnam, Off-Road Drive, Reign: Conflict of Nations, Death Track: Resurrection, Star Wolves 2, Real Warfare 1242 and Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades.

    Finally, there’s a new Greenlight bundle. to those who don’t know what Greenlight means, its games that have been put forwards for inclusion into Steam. The community vote for the games they like. if they get enough votes the games are added to Steam. If you purchase a greenlight bundle you are getting loads of games dirt cheap and, if any do make it onto Steam ( at least 50% should definitely IMO), you will get Steam keys. The latest bundle includes Paranormal a Haunting simulator, Beware Planet Earth! a time management tower defence game, Hairy Tales a tile-dragging Puzzler + n Soundtrack, Dwarf Quest a casual Dungeon Crawler, Depth Hunter a spearfishing simulator, Potatoman Seeks the Troof a 8 bit platformer, Megabyte Punch a fighting/beat ‘m up, Gear Jack a pretty side scrolling platformer and Aeon Command a strategy space warfare game.

    I’ve posted images and video of game play for most of these bundles over in the forums. Click on the Game discussion forums to find all of the active bundles easily. The Groupees bundle and the Indie Gala bundles ended yesterday and the day before, but there are still loads to check out. there’s even a freeware bundle available. :).

    These bundles give you the opportunity to get a lot of great games for almost nothing (the price of a cappuccino at your local coffee shop)

    The latest game from Indie GameStand (they have a new indie game every four days) is Vitrium a 3D, first person, puzzle/platform game. You can get the game and extras for less than $2 or just the game for a dollar.

    You’ll find more platform games for free over at MyPlayCity, Gametop and FreeGamePick, though there’s no specific listing for platformers, you will need to look under arcade games. Please be aware that these sites may add toolbars and home page hijacks to your web browser, but these can be avoided by un-checking the appropriate boxes during installation. Also when you close any of their games down, your browser is opened and directed to the sites home page. This is innocuous so don’t worry. Closing the page ends any connection and nothing is downloaded.

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    A Request for help:

    Developers rely on good feedback to improve their games. If you download this game please take some time once you’ve played it a while to leave some constructive feedback either positive or negative. The more constructive feedback we get, the more likely developers are going to give more games away. The giveaway site already has a very good standing with the search engines. Developers want their products out there on the WWW, this site has the potential to do that. The game giveaway project gives away on average between 9 to 17 thousand downloads for each game depending upon what genre and how obscure the game is. That’s a lot of homes these games are being downloaded into and a lot of ‘potential’ cash that’s being lost by the developers. If we get better games because of better feedback, the community are likely to continue to benefit from the generosity of the developers. Satisfied community members are then more likely to visit the home sites of those developers and purchase games that they may not have bothered with before they discovered the developer via the game giveaway site, thus giving the developers more incentives to give away even more decent games.

    Please leave some feedback once you’ve checked the game out. It can be positive or negative, but please explain what your reasons were for the feedback you post. You could also leave suggestions for improving the game, for example, this game could do with more block types for the levels editor, add more power-ups, describing the ones you think would be suitable, add some mini games (which seem all the rage in some arcade games now) or enable the user to be able to change the in game music easily.

    Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to post a constructive comment.

    Regards

    Whiterabbit aka Stephen

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    Comment by Whiterabbit-uk — February 3rd, 2013 at 3:01 am
  2. I was hoping this would work, as I enjoyed the first version of this game. Unfortunately, after several attempts to install (that all seem to go well), it quits shortly after starting up with the “Sky Taxi 2.exe has encountered a problem” notice. I’m running Windows XP SP3 with well over the system requirements. I’m not willing to waste any more of my Sunday morning on this, but I wish others better luck.

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    Hello Laurel, Did you check theb FAQ’s section in the game discussion forums? AAlso check ytour event log to see if a specific error message appeared. It could be a conflict between the game and one of the programs you have running in the background or mabye something as simple as screen resolution. you could try playing it in compatibility mode. TRhere are a few settings you can tweak via the compatibility tab.

    Comment by Laurel Riordan — February 3rd, 2013 at 3:50 am
  3. Cool – I really enjoyed the first Sky Taxi, so this should be fun as well. Thanks, all. :)

    Comment by gb — February 3rd, 2013 at 5:07 am

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