SONAR ISLANDS - new game by mentalhome - the makers of feer

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Welcome all, we have some previews to share with you on https://www.mentalhome.eu/news/
you will find some audio and video previews of our new game, scheduled to release in march 2021.
so take a look there and all the best for 2021 and stay safe

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Submitted by Larry on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

In reply to by DrummerGuy

I only chose to unlock that island this morning and have not yet tried invading that island yet. A tip is to go to your own FF-island to practice shooting and dodging the toys :p

I can relate to your thoughts about the jungle! This morning I had stolen a few thousands in gold. As I left the third chest I recieved the 1 minute warning. I try to hurry through the jungle, hearing lions to the left and right. Squeak, I freeze... I slowly back away, turn to the right, run for a bit to get around the trap. I orient myself towards the exit, I start running, no time to lose! I hear a *Crack* as I run over some sticks, the lions attack! With the torch high I briefly stop, 15 seconds left, I can hear the exit, another lion attacks... I run closer and with the roars of the lions at my back I reach the exit with 5-10 seconds left...

I promise, that pulse woke me up far, far better than my coffee, lol.

Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

we are investigating deeply the crashes, that occur without further notices, randomly and not all people are affected. Looking into crash log reports, we discovered multiple crashes 171 exactly, because the storage capacity of the iphone was out. So please check, that you have enough space free or wipe some free.

I am glad you made off with the gold right in the nick of time.
Those lions are plain nasty.
They do make you pay very close attention to what you're doing or else one is bound to and up as lunch for those vicious creatures.
In reference to your advice on how to practice on my own island, I will do that.
I thought you couldn't shoot at your own toys.
I already tested the Ping island and it is awesome.
I loved it
I just need to unlock the Electro island. We will see how it goes.
For now, all I have left to say is that this game is absolutely great.

I have experienced the crashes quite frequently and I have plenty of empty storage on my phone. Yesterday, it crashed during 2 out of 5 attacks, and it treated it like a defeat so I lost gold and lights. One of the times I had looted over 3000 gold and was close to the exit when a snake got me and it crashed, so that was rather frustrating.

Submitted by MusicLover99 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

In reply to by DrummerGuy

I was having the same problem! I'm thankful for the advice I got from other players on this forum because I'm finally starting to figure it out. I think the best way of doing it is shooting the toys first and you just need to center them to shoot them as quickly as possible. After that, you can use the compass to find treasures and you just have to avoid the ticking bombs. At first I thought I kept exploding by the bombs but eventually realized I wasn't fast enough at shooting the toys. I agree it's the most fun island so far though!!

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Easily, just avoid it. I can last the whole 3 minutes actually. I can't really explain it.

one thing. I'd love it let's say if you can filter your attacks. so lett's say I wanted to attack those users with only fun fair, or only jungle etc. Can we filter by island type as well? and have a random island? this would mix things up a bit I think, and force us to protect ourselves. The filter could only show the ones we unlocked so as not to make things too hard for us. I was thinking about this last night while playing.

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The audio design for this game is good, all apart from the synthesised voice. It's awful. For such a subscription cost I would expect a real VoiceOver actor to have done the script. It's made a good game feel cheap. I'm not going to be buying into it for this reason.

Submitted by ming on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

well,
I ahve been playing this game for 5 days now.
and I am i at level 6.
didn't have time to upgrade my islands.
just keep on attacking some of the great islands. lol.
you guys -- the #mentalhome.eu
are doing a great work.

if there have no great game coming for this year.
this game should be my game of the year.

keep the good work.
and keep updat ing the game...
@mentalhome.eu

I think the synthesized voice is fine. At least, he makes me want to play more--of course, when I was in the tutorial. Well, I now have the jungle open and am doing do with the fun fair. The most frustrating thing I'm having trouble with is not being able to attack someone. I've got two attacks on my log that aren't possible, and the developer's gave the same answers about why someone can't be attacked.

Hello,
I once told the developers that I'd like the full chest to move itself on the island, that way yor enemies can't get it too well. however, you can still collect the gold, but ... they've not made that possible yet. They've also not made my other idea possible, about literally stationing your animals on the chests/near them, for the lions, ya know? That way, there'd be a sort of radius they can go with, but help protect your treasure for you ... at least until you need it As I said before, though, this could be soo much more ... so much more like a survival game but with the same techniques used.

I guess people eat cats, but I'm not sure how they'd taste out there in the electric streams. by the way, where are the lionesses and cubs? I think, but don't quote me, but I think it's only the male lions which are present on the island, according to what I remembewr hearing of their calls from TV shows. their mates/kids haven't had the time to come over yet. Also, what's with the extra sound effects? In the jungle it sounds like there are monkeys moving around, but it's only their hoots moving through the stereo field. This is the same way with the birds in the temple/can't catch these, so darn/can't use em for defense either ... sure wish you could ... as I suggested earlier just to the developers!

Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Lionesses live in pack, so you don't want to deal with and they are also hunting in pack. Only young male lions stroll around single. And packs with cubes are a nightmare, you want even have the landing sound completed.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Yeah, I'm beginning to hate the jungle as I suck at it. The fair I do well at, and the temple I do well at, but I Dred the jungle as the moving lions. I try and be quiet and light the torch, but I keep getting eaten. Also, the traps and twigs sound almost the same to me.

I think that is extremely unfair. Outside the tutorial/training, there are only four phrases that are spoken in the game: "Sonar Islands" when you first launch the game and the phrases "2 minutes left", "1 minute left", and "15 seconds left" when attacking. It would be ridiculous to claim a game is not worth paying for because they didn't use a voice actor to speak four phrases that total 11 words.

The traps and twigs definitely sound different, but you need to practice before you can tell. I thought they sounded very similar at first too, but now they sound totally different. I spent a lot of time playing my own island, so I could become more familiar. Also repeatedly walking over twigs and traps will help.

The traps have the same kind of crackling sound, but there is a more pronounced snap, almost metallic. Once you practice, you won't have any trouble telling them apart.

My only point regarding the sound for the traps is that the sound that is played when you are actually caught in one and lifted up has the same initial sound as the opening of a chest.

Those lions can be relentless. The jungle is also my weakest point. I have to be honest and admit that there have been a couple of times when I have skipped the jungle because, if I suck at it when it is at level three or four, I know that I won't get too far when it's level six or seven. still, most of the time I will venture into the jungle but I end up leaving a good amount of lights behind. LOL. Can't remember exactly how many times I've gotten eaten by those vicious cats.
I am having so much fun with this game.
definitely, Sonar Islands has to be one of the best games of this year.
MentalHome has done and awesome job.
I hope they create new islands with new traps in due time.

Submitted by Firefly on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The lions are really cool! Right now, in my jungle, the lions are at level five. I will most definitely be upgrading them when I get the chance. My other favorite island is the volcano island. Can’t wait to upgrade more lava flows and irruption ‘s. And I cannot wait to start upgrading the sawblades in the machine hall. Please everyone come visit my island. My lions are waiting to welcome you! LOL

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

I still wish there were a way to choose the islands we want to attack, or at least filter by that island so the thing can search for what ever, let's say temple, and the filter would search for only those at random levels. I hope that makes sense. YOu still would have to pay, but you would get the choice at higher levels, let's say at level 2.

Submitted by Brad on Thursday, April 22, 2021

Really loving this game so far. Have just unlocked the volcano island, and just managed to make it to 600 lights, only to lose them while at work.

Thinking it will be difficult to level up and keep leveling up through the light leagues, for those with busy work/life schedules, but I guess that's part of the challenge, at least for me.

It could possibly be nice if each time you reached a new league, it served as a checkpoint, but I wouldn't want the game to be too easy either. The other thing is that the gyroscope function isn't as responsive as in other games I have played. I shouldn't have to turn on the spot 3 times to make it a half circle. I ended up turning it off, and just play by swiping.

If there is a setting I can tweak to remedy this, please let me know.

Apart from all this however, great game!

Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Thursday, April 22, 2021

Many of you prefer the surround feeling, when using the gyroscope. To have it work properly, your iPhone must be in an upright vertical position.
And nowback to the islands.

Submitted by MusicLover99 on Saturday, April 24, 2021

So when I attack a fun fair island, there's a glitch where occasionally, after defeating all the toys and getting one treasure chest it will send me back home when there are 2 other treasures still remaining. I wasn't sure if anyone else experienced this but I just wanted to share what has happened to me. I will definitely rate this game—it's a lot of fun and I'm really thankful to the developers for putting in the time to make it amazing!

I have not experienced this at all so far, and that's my favorite island. Are you checking the stats on the island prior to attacking to confirm there are in fact 3 chests? Some islands will only have 1 or 2 if the player has not unlocked them all, so it's most likely a case where you are attacking an island that has just 1 or 2 chests. In this situation, you will be taken back as soon as you get the 1 or 2 chests.

If on the other hand, you know this is happening on islands where you are told there are 3 chests, then best to let the developers know via the in-game support mechanism.

I have double checked the islands and they are in fact islands with more than one treasure chest. Maybe it's a specific bug for the device I'm playing on? Not sure, but I'll contact support with it.

Submitted by Ravenpaw on Sunday, April 25, 2021

Anyone else having a problem with the downward swipe gesture for taking a step back? It seems at least half the time my device registers that as wanting to walk forward.

Submitted by DMNagel on Sunday, April 25, 2021

The plug-in accessibility feature for unity can sometimes have a bit of trouble with gestures. I often find that swiping up and down does not always work. Try to make long swipes instead of short ones.

Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Sunday, April 25, 2021

we updated the servers, so collecting treasures and light leagues are working correctly now.
since we did not get any crash reports after the update, we assume, that's fixed.
if you still find bugs, please use the in-game support contact. that provides some technical data for us, to locate the errors quicker.
And rate the game on Appstore, if you like it.

I guess this would also explain why navigating game menus can sometimes be a pain in the butt. Sometimes the only way I can get my swipe gestures to stof bouncing back is to perform a really exaggerated motion that uses my whole arm.

Submitted by ming on Sunday, April 25, 2021

I hope it can have more islands coming. like a zombie or a Feer one?
and then we can swipe up to shoot them

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Sunday, April 25, 2021

As a matter of fact, I did that the first day the Game was released.
I can only say that this game is really awesome.
Definitely loving playing Sonar Islands. It is really fun.
I just wish that new islands are in store in future upgrades.
Thank you, MentalHome for creating Sonar Islands as well as Feer.

Submitted by ming on Saturday, May 8, 2021

when will be next big update be released.
I unlocked all the Islands now. and I like the funfair and the electric island.
and hte machine hall as well.
looking forward the new islands coming soon.

If we keep in mind that the game has barely been released, it may not be possible to get new islands just yet.
In the meantime, try advancing to the next leagues and try to make it to the top league which is Eternal Light.
Let's be patient and, before we know it, there will be new islands.
Peace.

Submitted by hllf on Thursday, May 13, 2021

Well folks, I think I'm done with Sonar Islands. I'm level 16 and have maxed out every single island with max defenses and all level 10 treasure chests across the board. I have 16,520 lights and have maxed out my gold on hand at 8,500,000, which is the max at level 16. The game reports level 16 is the max level, so attacking gets me no additional gold. All 24 of my treasure chests are maxed at 8,000 gold, and I can't empty them because the game says I have full gold storage. I can't spend any gold because there is nothing left to upgrade. And given no other player is level 16 or close to it, all the islands I attack and get attacked by are computer generated, not real players, which kind of is lame, but I get the need for it.

So at this point, I think I have done everything possible in the game, and there is nothing else left. I could keep attacking just to increase my light count beyond 16,520, but what is the point? I'm already number 1 in the highest league by nearly 3,000 lights.

So I think it's time I cancel my monthly subscription, delete the game, and thank the devs for a very fun-filled three and a half weeks playing Sonar Islands. Thanks guys!

Submitted by DMNagel on Thursday, May 13, 2021

In reply to by hllf

New islands will be coming later. A contest was even held for new ideas. Congrats though. Gotta admit, I'm tiring as well. There may be new islands, but the concept remains the same. Also, diamonds and gold are losing value as we progress.

You make a good point, but my issue is that I would be spending a monthly fee on something for which there is no guarantee there will ever be an update. In addition, I am constantly attacked by computer-generated players when the game is not running, so unless I'm constantly launching the game, I am just going to keep losing my lights and standing and gold, which I find to be very unfair, when there is literally no reward to me being active, other than just maintaining my gold and lights with nothing left to do in the game. If I could at least maintain my standing without losing lights constantly, I'd be willing to take a break, but if I take a break, it's possible I'll literally have 0 lights by the time that they launch a new island. And I'm not going to start over from such a weakened position if/when that next island is launched. So that's why I think calling it quits now when I'm at the very top and have beaten the game as it currently stands makes the most sense to me.

Submitted by ming on Friday, May 14, 2021

In reply to by hllf

wow! congratulation.
I am still at level 9

Submitted by SmoothJazzyTrumpet on Saturday, May 15, 2021

How can you decipher between toys and bombs? They all sound like cuckoo clocks and toys I’m not sure how to decipher the difference.