Version 1.7.1 is released AT LAST! LAAAAAND! Okay you get the picture... So, Updates! 1 - New XMB Cover Art. 2 - Virtual Stereo effect on all music tracks...
"YOU ARE THE DRAGON in HOARD, a fast-paced arcade action-strategy title from Big Sandwich Games. Burn villages, roast knights, and capture princesses in your quest to gather a huge pile of treasure! Conquer dozens of unique miniature fantasy kingdoms across multiple game modes. Immerse yourself in addictive gameplay that was awarded "Best Quick Fix" of 2010 by IGN.com.
Rating: E - Fantasy Violence
YOU ARE THE DRAGON:
- Scare villages!
- Burn castles!
- Collect Treasure!
- Kidnap princesses!
- Roast pesky knights and thieves!
- Compete or co-operate with CPU dragons in epic battles!
HOARD is an innovative fast-paced arcade action-strategy title from Big
Sandwich Games that puts you in control of conquering a medieval
kingdom. Your goal is to build a giant pile of gold for your lair.
- Treasure Collect, Princess Rush, HOARD, and CO-OP modes
- Over 35 different kingdoms to pillage
- Play against up to 3 CPU dragons of varying personalities
- Upgrade your dragon within each match to fine-tune your strategy
- Deep rewards system with over 90 badges to earn
- Charming graphics and original techno-medieval soundtrack
Try the demo today and purchase the full version to unlock all levels and game modes!
Developed and published by Big Sandwich Games Inc. HOARD is Copyright
2010-2011 Big Sandwich Games Inc. HOARD and the HOARD logo are
trademarks of Big Sandwich Games Inc. All rights reserved."
Here is a mod I made of this game: Moddb.com
Yep you heard right! Version 1.7.1 of Hoard - Olde Irish Edition features a couple new features (That's a lot of features in the same sentence, you're gettin' a good deal). One of these is, honestly, updated and refined XMB cover art. The other, probably most obvious change lies in the music. I have added a sort of virtual stereo effect to all the music tracks. This makes them sound much more approachable to the human ear and also smooths out a lot of the punchy repetition that some of you might have noticed was an ever-present musical enemy in version 1.7a.
Over time the repetition in each song's melody got annoying, at least for me. Every note seemed to be hammered out sequentially, and after ten minutes or so it began to detract from each song's personality. Now however, after lots of work, the music flows together seamlessly. I'm quite proud of how it worked out! Those who do not like the changes might want to stick with version 1.7a instead of 1.7.1, or possibly keep an old copy of 1.7a and prepare a new copy of 1.7.1 to switch between games at will. The smoothing effects are very noticeable in the XMB menu music. And if you really want to hear the new ear candy, you may want to listen through headphones or high quality earbuds. Well, I think that about covers everything. That's about all the changes for now. Enjoy!
NOTE: This description will be subject to update once I get all these words to actually work together.
PSP XMB Cover Art Screenshot: