Pocket Whip Wild West 1.0 for iOS: App with 5 Million Users Now a Game

By on Jun 28, 2013 at 3:04 am

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Knick Knack Media today introduces Pocket Whip Wild West 1.0 for iOS, an updated version, now a challenging game, of the original Pocket Whip app that scored 5 million downloads worldwide. Made famous by its starring role in season 5, episode 19 of the The Big Bang Theory TV Show, the original app allowed users to snap their iPhone like a whip to produce a convincing whiplash sound. The updated app includes this capability, but adds a skill-based game where players must swipe or snap their whip to destroy oncoming objects. The original Pocket Whip spent weeks as the number one app in the Entertainment category on the U.S. App Store.

Feature Highlights:
* Use your whip to smash oncoming, flying objects before they crack your screen
* Highly responsive, animated whip that allows skilled gamers to obliterate targets with incredible speed and accuracy
* Defend yourself from trigger-happy outlaws in a Wild West saloon
* Score direct hits and unleash the awesome destructive power of your bullwhip
* Test your accuracy and reaction time in this fast-paced, first-person whipper
* Power Mode – activated after 3 consecutive direct hits for extra whipping power
* Shake Whip – allows users to shake or snap their iDevice to unleash a sonic boom that destroys all objects
* Interactive tutorial

Outlaws have taken over the local saloon, and in the ensuing mayhem players can test their skill with the bullwhip, as bullets, whiskey bottles, barstools, tables, and chairs come flying toward them. The goal of the game is to demolish oncoming objects before they reach the inside of the screen, creating a virtual crack that reduces life.

Gameplay involves players swiping their finger from bottom to top of the screen in portrait orientation. The swipe determines both the direction and the length of the whiplash. The more accurately the whip hits a moving target, the more points the player scores. When hit, objects explode into pieces, and the resulting score appears in the object’s place onscreen. A direct hit, dead center, earns bonus points. Throughout the game, authentic sounds of the whip cracking add to the action.

Scoring three consecutive direct hits activates Power Mode, where the players’ whip destroys everything, no matter where they strike, and points are multiplied by the number of objects destroyed simultaneously. The pace of gameplay can become frenetic in Power Mode, as the number of objects spawned and hurtling toward the player increases to its fastest rate.

Hitting a power-up object gives players three shake/snap whips, where they strike by snapping their iDevice in a whip-cracking motion. The whip will destroy everything on the screen and multiply the score by the number of objects that are destroyed simultaneously. Other power-ups add a life when hit.

“On March 8, 2012, the highly-rated TV series, The Big Bang Theory, aired episode 19 “The Weekend Vortex,” where the characters punctuated their dialogue with awesome whip cracks, which they created using their iPhones and the Pocket Whip app,” stated Mason Davis of Knick Knack Media. “On March 9 the app went from 936 to number 1 in the Entertainment category of the U.S. App Store, and it stayed there for 2 weeks. Now, Pocket Whip Wild West is ready to create another outbreak of Pocket Whip fever, with an authentic animated whip, chilling whip crack sounds, and a great new game.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 13.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pocket Whip Wild West 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.

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Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Knick Knack Media was founded by Chen Shao in 2010. The company collaborated with Cercone Games of Australia in creating Pocket Whip Wild West. Copyright (C) 2013 Knick Knack Media. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.