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Thanks to the millions of Air Hockey players around the world! Air Hockey Gold is CNET's #1 of the 15 Best Free iPad Games! #1 free game for the iPad - Tech Radar. One of the top 10 free iPad games of all time! - Yahoo Games. The #1 iPad game in the UK! "My favorite application...Acceleroto's Air Hockey...it is so awesome" - Patrick Norton, Revision3
Play on your iPhone or iPad! Featured by Gizmodo's Kotaku & TUAW!
On the All-Time Top Free iPhone & iPad Apps lists!

This is the ad-supported free version of Air Hockey by Acceleroto. For awesome Air Hockey action without any ads, get Air Hockey!
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Join the millions of people who love Air Hockey by Acceleroto! "Air Hockey from Acceleroto is the best" - Macworld.
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With the option for 1 or 2 pucks, this 1 and 2-player air hockey favorite is a blast for young & old alike! This is the only air hockey that lets you play with 2 pucks at once!

If you're alone, play a computer opponent ranging from Kiddie to INSANE! Get a friend and grab your mallets to see who dominates the table in 2-player mode. Try off the wall banks & combos to spoil your opponent's defenses and be the first to score 7 points - just like in real air hockey!

You'll play with easy to control mallets that aren't too big or small and a puck that rockets across the table. The goals are sized to perfectly balance rapid game play and the challenge of the game. Advanced physics and air hockey sounds make the game act and sound like you're playing on a real table!

Air Hockey by Acceleroto. Hit it!
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Lead developer: Bryan Duke (@GrouchoDuke)

f you want an ad-free version of this game, buy Air Hockey by Acceleroto!

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Version History

Launched Mar 12, 2010 (about 10 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Sep 22
2018
(Current)
Version 1.21.3

It's Air Hockey's 10 year anniversary!! Millions of thanks to our millions of players! Here are the updates in 1.21:
- iPhone X support. This adds a new Air Hockey table size to fill the iPhone X's screen. It looks awesome! The new aspect ratio of the iPhone also means that wireless multiplayer games on the iPhone X will no longer work with iPhones other than the iPhone X.
- Added "Play Again" button on the iPhone build so that you don't have to go through the menu again after playing a game.
- GDPR update
- New ad networks
- Updated ad networks (again) to fix a bug that kept the game from starting properly after some ads.

Aug 23
2018
Version 1.21.1

Arrrgh! We hate it when a bug sneaks in. This quick update fixes a problem with Air Hockey running on iOS 9 that caused a crash on startup. If you find any other problems, please let us know at support@acceleroto.com.

v1.21 updates:
It's Air Hockey's 10 year anniversary!! Millions of thanks to our millions of players! Here's what's new this version:
- iPhone X support. This adds a new Air Hockey table size to fill the iPhone X's screen. It looks awesome! The new aspect ratio of the iPhone also means that wireless multiplayer games on the iPhone X will no longer work with iPhones other than the iPhone X.
- Added "Play Again" button on the iPhone build so that you don't have to go through the menu again after playing a game.
- GDPR update
- New ad networks

Aug 21
2018
Version 1.21

It's Air Hockey's 10 year anniversary!! Millions of thanks to our millions of players! Here's what's new this version:
- iPhone X support. This adds a new Air Hockey table size to fill the iPhone X's screen. It looks awesome! The new aspect ratio of the iPhone also means that wireless multiplayer games on the iPhone X will no longer work with iPhones other than the iPhone X.
- Added "Play Again" button on the iPhone build so that you don't have to go through the menu again after playing a game.
- GDPR update
- New ad networks

Jan 24
2018
Version 1.20

Millions of thanks to our millions of players! Here's what's new:
- Edge case bug tackling...previously if you played a wireless multiplayer game on a 12.9" iPad Pro with a player on a smaller iPad or iPad Pro, things were way messed up. Pucks & mallets were in the wrong places, sounds didn't match up, scores could have even been messed up. FIXED! If you have a 12.9" iPad Pro and a smaller iPad, you can now play wireless games. Woot!
- A crafty player let us know that people were using the always-the-same puck placement to their advantage. So, yeah. Gotta fix that, right? You'll now see that whenever the pucks are placed (like when someone scores or a new game starts), they aren't always in exactly the same places. If you used to do the slide-o-trick to score, it's time to find another trick. (It'd be cool if you tell us what other sneaky tricks you have too.)

Dec 12
2017
Version 1.19.1

Found it! That crazy bug where multiple touches stopped working? Yeah, found it. Squished it. Fixed. Done. Go forth and play 2 player games. Enjoy!

Feb 28
2017
Version 1.19

Thanks to all the millions and millions of Air Hockey Gold players out there! We dragged Air Hockey Gold, kicking and screaming, into iOS 10 happiness. As you know, Air Hockey's been around a while. You wouldn't believe the mess we found in there. So, we ripped off some bandages, stripped out the bailing wire, and had to melt off some duct tape - but here it is! Here's what's new:
- 64 BITS OF GOODNESS! You won't see that warning about the developer needing to do an update anymore. Air Hockey, however, still runs exactly as awesomely fast as it ever did.
- Added support for iPad Pro along with all the latest iPhone models & screen sizes.
- Melted & reformed the menu code. (We'll add that replay button some day...it didn't make this version though.)
- Taught the AI some new tricks. The computer player is now a little smarter/different and better at using the whole table.
- Reflowed the goal detection logic to make sure we always catch those sneaky pucks.
- Made the Air Hockey logo shiny and happy again...and it sits were we told it to.
- Fixed the middle-of-the-screen pause screen double tap button placement. It was trying to get away.
- Fancied up the menu background translucent coloring a bit.
- New launch screen. Some devices & iOS versions saw some odd behavior in the last version. No more!
- Reworked the device rotation code. You absolutely won't notice a difference, but it looks so much nicer under the hood.
- OK. Would you believe that until now Air Hockey still used a modified version of the way-long-gone OpenFeint to handle GameCenter? It was messy. MESSY. We had to use a chainsaw and leaf blower, but it's all gone & replaced with sweet native Game Center code. (Please please let us know if you can find any Game Center, ummm, "integration issues" that are still hanging around.)
- Did some really minor graphics tweaks in a couple places. There was a spec that was a quarter pixel off. Kicked it!
- Killed some sound bugs.
- So many little odds & ends that we forgot them all. We did stuff. It was good. There was much rejoicing.

Secret developer note from days of old: Did you know that the goal sounds in Air Hockey were recorded by sliding a plastic air hockey puck across a granite kitchen counter top into a glass mixing bowl with a wash cloth in it? It took about 100 tries plus some editing to get the few goal sounds we use in the game. Those were the days!

Sep 24
2013
Version 1.18.1

Tested on the iPhone 5S! This is a quick fix for a bug we accidentally sprinkled in on the last version. If you missed version 1.18, here's what was new:

HUGE UPDATE! Millions of thanks to the millions of Air Hockey players across the world! You want iOS 7...you want Air Hockey...you really want this update! Here’s the low down on the awesome new stuff:

- iPhone 5 support! Yeah, we know. The iPhone 5 and 5th generation iPod touch have been out for a while. We can’t tell you yet about the secret new game we’re working on, but it got in the way (big time) of you getting awesome Air Hockey action on your new widescreen device. Air Hockey’s been around since the beginning of the App Store (remember when it was the #1 paid game!?) -- it took some hammers and chisels to make Air Hockey perfect for the iPhone 5. Just in time for the new new new ones!

- Completely redesigned interface! Air Hockey’s old menu system for the iPhone and iPod touch was pretty boring. Ugly even. So, we ripped it out and completely started over. The new look on the iPhone and iPod touch is fresh, shiny, and (dare we say) way way better.

- Improved wireless 2 player games! You have a couple iPads around your house, right? Who doesn’t!? Grab them both and play Air Hockey against each other wirelessly. Since the Air Hockey table size changes quite a bit between the widescreen & non-widescreen iPhones and the iPad, you have to play against someone with a similar screen layout as you -- no iPad to iPhone 3GS games, that’d be silly! You can even do great stuff like play wireless games between Air Hockey and Air Hockey Gold. It’s like magic!

- Performance improvements! With some more work under the hood, our testing showed a 1-puck single-player game ran at 60 frames per second on the iPhone 5 using only around 3% of the CPU. Our custom physics engine is still running at 1000Hz (that’s 1000 times a second!) for the best Air Hockey on iOS! Crazy!

- Squashed some bugs & probably sprinkled in some new ones. Line 2550 in the main game file really needed some work.

- New icons! Ok, this isn’t earth shattering, but we want the icon to look great on your device. The Air Hockey icon looks awesome on your device. Beautiful corners - we have ‘em.

- Cleaned up some ads. Not so exciting, but we have to pay the bills (anyone else have twin babies at home?!). We got rid of some old ad networks.

- Dropped iOS support for everything before iOS 4.3. This is a requirement to support the iPhone 5. We really love our players who are still rockin’ their original iPod touches, but we have to move on. (Psst! Get a new iPod touch - they rock too!).

If you like Air Hockey Gold, please take the time to give us a nice review. It really helps.

Sep 17
2013
Version 1.18

HUGE UPDATE! Millions of thanks to the millions of Air Hockey players across the world! You want iOS 7...you want Air Hockey...you really want this update! Here’s the low down on the awesome new stuff:

- iPhone 5 support! Yeah, we know. The iPhone 5 and 5th generation iPod touch have been out for a while. We can’t tell you yet about the secret new game we’re working on, but it got in the way (big time) of you getting awesome Air Hockey action on your new widescreen device. Air Hockey’s been around since the beginning of the App Store (remember when it was the #1 paid game!?) -- it took some hammers and chisels to make Air Hockey perfect for the iPhone 5. Just in time for the new new new ones!

- Completely redesigned interface! Air Hockey’s old menu system for the iPhone and iPod touch was pretty boring. Ugly even. So, we ripped it out and completely started over. The new look on the iPhone and iPod touch is fresh, shiny, and (dare we say) way way better.

- Improved wireless 2 player games! You have a couple iPads around your house, right? Who doesn’t!? Grab them both and play Air Hockey against each other wirelessly. Since the Air Hockey table size changes quite a bit between the widescreen & non-widescreen iPhones and the iPad, you have to play against someone with a similar screen layout as you -- no iPad to iPhone 3GS games, that’d be silly! You can even do great stuff like play wireless games between Air Hockey and Air Hockey Gold. It’s like magic!

- Performance improvements! With some more work under the hood, our testing showed a 1-puck single-player game ran at 60 frames per second on the iPhone 5 using only around 3% of the CPU. Our custom physics engine is still running at 1000Hz (that’s 1000 times a second!) for the best Air Hockey on iOS! Crazy!

- Squashed some bugs & probably sprinkled in some new ones. Line 2550 in the main game file really needed some work.

- New icons! Ok, this isn’t earth shattering, but we want the icon to look great on your device. The Air Hockey icon looks awesome on your device. Beautiful corners - we have ‘em.

- Cleaned up some ads. Not so exciting, but we have to pay the bills (anyone else have twin babies at home?!). We got rid of some old ad networks.

- Dropped iOS support for everything before iOS 4.3. This is a requirement to support the iPhone 5. We really love our players who are still rockin’ their original iPod touches, but we have to move on. (Psst! Get a new iPod touch - they rock too!).

- Air Hockey is 100% gluten free.

Dec 04
2012
Version 1.17.1

Ok, one more! We're sneaking in one more update that supports iOS 3 before we do the big update that will require iOS 5.0 or newer. This update fixes a problem with old devices and retires a service we've used for years.

YIKES!! OpenFeint is shutting down their servers over 6 months earlier than they previously announced. This update disables OpenFeint. If you don't already use Game Center, it's time!

This version also fixes a nasty crash on iOS 3 devices. Sorry about that.

To avoid big issues with OpenFeint's impending demise, everyone needs this update. RIP, OpenFeint.

Nov 06
2012
Version 1.17

Huge update for all our awesome players! Important note: see below!
- Now you can play Air Hockey in 12 different languages!
- Reduced wait time on ad screen
- Performance improvements
- Fixed crash in iOS6

Important stuff! This is the last update that will support older devices with the armv6 processor and operating systems before iOS 4.3. We want to get the latest Air Hockey into the hands of our millions of players, so this gives those "old" devices one last big update with 12 of the most common languages. After this update, we're moving to support the iPhone 5 and 5th generation iPod touch with awesome full–screen Air Hockey action for their bigger 4" screens. To do that, we have to drop support for the older devices. We love you guys, but we have to support the new devices to keep Air Hockey rockin' the App Store.

Thanks for your awesome support! Hit it!!

Aug 19
2012
Version 1.16

New this update:
- Retina iPad graphics!
- Back end cleanup & optimization

Jun 28
2012
Version 1.15.3

Thanks for playing Air Hockey Gold!

New this version:
- Improved news banner
- Physics engine tweaks

Please take a minute to like Air Hockey on Facebook! http://facebook.com/AirHockeyByAcceleroto

May 25
2012
Version 1.15.2

This version fixes a startup problem for iOS 3.1 users.

May 15
2012
Version 1.15

Thanks for all the 5 star reviews. Keep them coming & tell your friends about Air Hockey by Acceleroto!

Here's what's new in version 1.15:
- Updated OpenFeint - Big changes are coming! If you're an OpenFeint user, make sure you install and play this version so you don't lose your high scores in the future!
- Added high resolution icon for the new iPad
- Back end changes & bug fixes for even smoother play!

Please like Air Hockey on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AirHockeyByAcceleroto and follow us on Twitter at @Acceleroto!

Sep 16
2011
Version 1.14

Thanks for the many millions of downloads! Please tell your friends how much you love Air Hockey!

New stuff:
- Bug fixes & other improvements
- Fixed a crash after viewing multiple iPad full page iAds
- Fixed several very well well-hidden & random crashes related to the sound engine
- Reduced ad viewing time for more game time!
- Added new Game Center achievement notifications

Please follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/acceleroto

May 19
2011
Version 1.13.1

Thanks for the millions of downloads and thousands of 5 star reviews! Please update your reviews for this version so everyone can see them!

Follow us on Twitter for the latest news: http://twitter.com/acceleroto

Please like Air Hockey on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/AirHockeyFB

New stuff for this version:
✔ New launch screen graphics
✔ Improved ad integration
✔ Improved end game sound effects

Apr 06
2011
Version 1.13

Thanks for the thousands & thousands of 5 star reviews! Please update your reviews for this version so everyone can see them! Thanks for making Air Hockey the top-ranked air hockey game in the App Store!

Follow us on Twitter for the latest news: http://twitter.com/acceleroto

Please like Air Hockey on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/AirHockeyFB

New stuff for this version:
✔ Improved - Wireless 2 player now supports local Bluetooth and wifi connections & automatic connections to local wireless Air Hockey players
✔ Fixed bug in multiplayer that caused a crash in the iPad 2
✔ NEW - Air Hockey Gold now supports full page iAds on iPads running iOS 4.3
✔ Show off the buttery smooth 60 frames per second gameplay with Air Hockey Gold on your new iOS devices!

Dec 18
2010
Version 1.12.1

Thanks for the thousands & thousands of 5 star reviews! Please update your reviews for this version so everyone can see them! Thanks for making Air Hockey the top-ranked air hockey game in the App Store!

Follow us on Twitter for the latest news: http://twitter.com/acceleroto

Please like Air Hockey on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/AirHockeyFB

New stuff for this version:
✔ By popular request -> Added "restart game" button on pause menu so you can quickly restart a game if you're working on knocking out all the achievements
✔ Game Center achievement bug fixed
✔ Fixed swipe gesture bug on iPad iOS 4.2
✔ Added iAd support for iPad iOS 4.2
✔ Improved iPad Game Center leaderboard integration

Nov 19
2010
Version 1.12.0

✔ iOS 4.2 support! Game Center on your iPhone, iPod, and iPad NOW!

Thanks for the piles & piles of 5 star reviews! Please update your reviews for this version so they show up for everyone to see! Thanks for making Air Hockey the top-ranked air hockey game in the App Store!

Follow us on Twitter for the latest news: http://twitter.com/acceleroto

Please like Air Hockey on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/AirHockeyFB

New stuff for this version:
✔ Game Center for iPad!
✔ iOS4.2 support - multitasking
✔ Improved Game Center integration for all platforms
✔ Changed OpenFeint launching on devices with iOS 4.1 and higher - you choose!
✔ Improved multitasking auto-pausing
✔ Squashed a pesky animation bug

Jul 19
2010
Version 1.10.4

Follow us on Twitter for the latest & greatest info! http://twitter.com/acceleroto

- Full resolution Retina display support
- Updated to OpenFeint 2.5
- Fixed menu bug on 1st gen devices
- Adjusted master volume
- Added auto-pause when home button is double tapped
- improved Google ad integration

Thanks for all the 5 star reviews! Please review this version so everyone can see how much you love it!!

Jun 26
2010
Version 1.10.3

- Fixes for iOS 4
- Support for OS 3.1
- Updated OpenFeint

Apr 15
2010
Version 1.10.2

Air Hockey on both iPhone & iPad now are OpenFeint enabled! Online high scores & leaderboards are new to the iPad. Earn an additional 1000 achievement points on your iPad & compete in the new iPad leaderboards!

Please leave a review!

Apr 05
2010
Version 1.10.1

iPhone & iPad improvements!
- Optimized several settings for iPad
- Fixed invisible blue puck bug for iPhone
- Improved saved game settings
- Added app recommendations from great developers!

Please leave a review!

Apr 01
2010
Version 1.1.0

FREE AIR HOCKEY for the iPhone & iPad!
- iPad native version built in!
- OpenFeint coming to the iPad version soon!

Mar 22
2010
Version 1.0.2

- Squished a few bugs.

Mar 15
2010
Version 1.0.1

- Added AppCircle app recommendations

Mar 10
2010
Version 1.0.0

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