I-Play and Oberon Media have announced the launch of Paradise Quest HD on the iPad. This marks the company’s first iPad release, and it brings the popular Paradise Quest mechanics from the iPhone to the iPad with HD graphics.
The game is a match-three puzzler that takes you on a tropical journey as ecologist Dr. Evan Finch. You’ll be responsible for restoring the mysterious land of Isabela to its former glory and beauty by collecting resources to revive the island’s plant life, create a thriving animal kingdom, and uncover lost and ancient artifacts of the a lost Galapagos civilization.
The game offers cross-platform multiplayer for those that wish to challenge their friends, either iPad to iPad or from iPad to iPhone. If you like the gameplay of the base pack, you can also unlock the Paradise Nights bonus pack, which includes 20 more levels. This is an in-game micro-transaction, not included in the base purchase price of the game, which happens to be $2.99.
“The iPad provides so many innovative gaming capabilities, including hi-def resolution and a large, user-friendly touch screen, and we wanted to make sure our first game for the device would really take advantage of these features,” said Tony Leamer, VP of Marketing at I-play, via a company press release. “With Paradise Quest such a great success on both the PC and iPhone, we believe that its revolutionary twist on Match-3 gameplay, where players use matches to move around and explore the board, is perhaps an even better fit for the iPad.”