Amazing Alex Now Available for iOS and Android!

Like a phoenix from the ashes, Casey’s Contraptions has been born again as Amazing Alex! This latest app from Rovio is now available for iOS and Android — via both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Rovio has stated that the app will be released at a later time for PC, Mac, and Windows Phone. Before all the repetitive questions start, no we don’t know when these will arrive, and no we don’t know if any other platforms will ever receive the app.

The storyline follows a boy named Alex who, instead of being a good child and doing his homework, would rather build crazy Rube Goldberg machines using everyday items. When playing through the normal levels your goals are to collect all 3-stars while completing the required objective. Those objectives vary and will become more complicated as the levels progress. Sometimes your objective is to knock balls into a laundry basket, pop balloons, or simply (or not so simply) knock things over. As expected, as you progress through the game new interactive objects will be introduced and these objectives will get much more complicated and outlandish. Fortunately, Alex’s parents are very open-minded and let their son’s imagination run wild.

Note for iOS users regarding Game Center Sharing:

  1. July 12th, 2012 — An update is out now in the AppStore the fixes the Game Center bug for most users. I say “most” because if you have greater than 300 friends it looks like you can’t see shared levels (you can see those that you’ve shared). So what to do? Well, you can either trim down the number of friends you have or wait until a fix is released. I did ping @AmazingAlex via Twitter and they said they would pass it along.
  2. Game Center support for Amazing Alex is problematic at the moment. If you’re receiving the error, “This game is not recognized by Game Center” try closing Amazing Alex then either logging out of Game Center or enable, “Airplane Mode”. Now reopen Amazing Alex and the message should stop popping up. Rovio has already submitted a fix for this issue to Apple, so we’re just waiting on it to arrive. We will let you know when this happens.

So what’s included in the initial release?

  • For iOS: The app costs $0.99 USD for the SD version and $2.99 USD for the HD version. As far as I can see, there are no in-app purchases at this time, nor is there iCloud syncing.
  • For Android: Same pricing as for iOS, regardless of whether you download from Google Play or the Amazon Appstore. As an alternative, there is a “Free” version of the app in both stores. This version only contains 16 levels (The Classroom) and has a link to the “Paid” version if you decide to buy.
  • 112 Levels! Spread across four episodes, you can play a full century of levels! We will be creating walkthroughs for these, so please be patient while we get everything up and running.
  • Share Solutions! For iOS users, you can share your solutions across Game Center with your friends. This is useful if you are having trouble with a level, or if your buddy is struggling. If you share your solution, it will be saved so you can go back and revisit the level at a later time to see what you have done. Also, you can share across SD and HD.
  • Level Creator! The app has only be live for a couple hours and there are already hundreds of user-created levels available online to play. You can either contribute to this list by creating your own, try to conquer levels your friend has built, or beat levels created by some random person in eastern Europe (**cough** Finland)!
  • One iOS Achievement! Earn a 50-point achievement called “Completely Amazing” for earning 3 stars on all levels in the first four chapters.

A few notes about the level creator

  • The “My Levels” episode, which is the level creator, is unlocked after you complete the first episode.
  • Additional objects are added to the level creator as you progress through the episodes. This will make the level creator even more entertaining and give you incentive to work your way through the game.
  • As we mentioned above, you can share your creations or download levels created by others. Before you can share your level you have to prove that your able get all 3-stars by clicking the “Play” icon.
  • If 3-stars are obtainable then you’ll have the option to share it, but before you do you have to drag items off the stage into the toolbar. This way people can try and create a solution on their own.
  • Kids love the level creator! A screenshot of a level my 4-year old son created this morning is below (it’s the last one).

Angry Birds Tie-Ins! (We all knew they were coming.)

  • The Classroom: Through the first chapter, there is a poster under the board that reads “Aa: Angry” and “Bb: Bird”.
  • Alex’s Bedroom 3-11: First appearance of the Bad Piggy Bank, though he appears in several levels thereafter as well. A nice subtle add-on is that his eye becomes bruised after shattering, just like the pigs in Angry Birds.
  • Alex’s Bedroom 3-12: The level is called “Angry Doll” and features the doll in the slingshot aimed at the Bad Piggy Bank. I couldn’t help but yell “Ca-Cawwww” the first time I played it.
  • The Treehouse 4-1: The level is called “Angry Birds” and features a slingshot with a ball bearing aimed at the Bad Piggy Bank atop a rickety structure.
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Avatar of joeyRank: Gold Flinger with 7950 points
By joey (@joeyba)

I think Blue is more fresh

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By Trev17piano (@tnatiuk17piano)

Can’t wait to get it on my iPod when I buy it! Looks awesome… I guess I could get it on our iPad also…

Avatar of BBinMiamiRank: Fling King with 4980 points
By BBinMiami (@bbinmiami)

What does the theme song sound like for AA?

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By PigFlinger1234 (@pigflinger)

https://www.facebook.com/amazingalex/app_392392670822704
You need a FB account and like the page, though.

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By Shucky (@stefan)

If you don’t have facebook, I’ve uploaded it for you. Just go here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5g8u9j… Scanned with avast! antivirus, downloaded straight from Amazing Alex Facebook page…

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By Dyl (@dyl24)

I already finished the game in 8-10 days! so fun wonder where next FUN location: the bathroom :)

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By nacho18

Hi @criss and @dyI24 : I do wonder like you guys where it is going to be next escenario. But my big wonder it is if they will fix the achievement .!! Ialready finish and also if they will fix friends solution because untill know I can not see my friends solution. I contacted ROVIO but they recommend me to Reintall I do not want todo that because I’ll lose my progress . So what do you thing about these matters happens to me.!!

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By Chris (@chriss)

Normally they fix achievemfnt issues with the next update.

About your friends’ solutions: I already told you that maybe your internet connection is too slow. Did you already try with s faster internet connection?

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By nacho18

No but I am going to buy a faster Internet : my it is AT&T . And is not the fastes one but it is one before the fastes one there are 2 more services chep and slow but I don’t have those one .

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By Chris (@chriss)

I don’t know if it will help. It was just an idea. I also have the blue frame first. And only after a while it shows my friends solutions. It takes some time to load them.

But maybe your problem is different. I don’t know.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It could be that these solutions don’t display if you are running 3G/4G to minimize your data usage. Just a thought.

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By Shucky (@stefan)

I don’t know if this is noted but I thing an update is coming soon…
Look at this pic: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=348954495181664&set=a.311185182291929.73226.205030856240696&type=1&relevant_count=1
Now I haven’t finished all the levels in the last chapter but I’m pretty sure there isn’t a goldfish in them… Again, sorry if this is noted somewhere…

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By Shucky (@stefan)

There’s also a goldfish here: http://teaser.amazingalex.com/

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By Shucky (@stefan)

Can’t wait for the AA PC… I can only get the free android version because paid apps aren’t available in my country… On the other side I almost finished it on my iPod…

Avatar of birdysandyRank: Deputized with 130 points
By birdysandy (@sandy12345)

If you can’t wait, then here is the solution:
1. First download BlueStacks app player from http://www.bluestacks.com
2. Download the Android version of Amazing Alex.
3. Run it and it will install in PC.
4. Now you can play it via the BlueStacks player.

Avatar of Birds!Rank: Champion with 3715 points
By Birds! (@theog)

Well, you can’t buy it from the Google play because it needs an account. Bluestacks doesn’t support accounts. You can buy it from amazon

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By Birds! (@theog)

@birdleader i found that AA can zoom. Was this function available in Casey’s Contraptions?

Avatar of JosmRank: Master Slinger with 6210 points
By Josm (@josm)

slim, can you explane why it is still not available on PC, they said 2 months ago, it is coming soon for PC and MAC, and the facebook page still say this?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I can’t. I’m not a Rovio employee.

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