A couple of weeks ago we gave you the lowdown on the withdraw of Ow My Balls! from the iTunes market place by its developer Jetson Creative. We promised you then, we’d keep you informed of future developments. That magnificent day has arrived. Ow My Balls! has resurfaced at the app store and I set down (through e-mails) with head of development Josh Michaels to bring you all the juicy details.
For those of you that smiled at the title of this review chances are you were either a fan of computer games in the mid to late 90’s, who logged a serious amount of hours with the RPG Diablo from Blizzard Entertainment or you shared a room with someone who did (Possibly going clinically insane in the process). I’m aware of a few individuals who had to replace their mouse on more than one occasion and know of one individual who had to drop an entire semester of classes in college due to the amount of time spent playing. So after seeing the first footage of Underworlds from developer Pixel Mine, Inc. creep onto the internet, I along with a number of gamers dared to ask, “Has Diablo come home to my iDevice.” Were we right? Read on to find out.
Have you set around playing SimCity on your iDevice and said to yourself, “Building this city is fun, but I’d really like to walk the streets.” Or been selecting the color of the clothes your golfer will wear in Tiger Woods PGA Tour and said, “If only I could choose from a larger variety of clothes and hairstyles.” Well to those of you who talk to yourself while playing your games I’m here to tell you, EA has been listening and come this June they will bring to you the game that does what you’ve been asking for and more in The Sims 3.
Remember the summer of 1986? Every man wanted to be Tom Cruise and every woman wished their man looked like Tom Cruise, had his money, and didn’t sit around the house like a couch potato. Well that was then and we can’t go back and change it, but every man can live out their dream of taking on the role of Maverick and becoming the greatest Top Gun Fighter pilot the world has ever known. Thanks to developer Freeverse and publisher Paramount Digital Entertainment, this combat flight simulator has arrived on the app store. Sadly, for every woman who wished their man looked like Tom Cruise and had his money, your dreams haven’t become reality and you’ll simply have to keep on waiting. Gameplay video after the break!
Cops & Robbers from developer Glu gives the player the opportunity to play on both sides of the law. You’ll start each level as the criminal; making your way from beginning to end, collecting as much money as possible while attempting to find and steal a diamond, all while being closely pursued by the Fuzz! Complete the levels in the time allotted and unlock the ability to play through as the police. Be sure to check out our gameplay video after the jump!
Ever been in a situation where your mortal enemy was in the cubical next to you? The one individual who causes you to look inferior in front of your boss, because he completes his work on time while you’re desperately trying to slack off? Has the thought ever crossed your mind that if you had control of a missile launcher in the palm of your hand, you would cause his being to explode all over Suzie, that cute receptionist who refuses to date you? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions and aren’t currently in a padded white room, iLauncher is the application for you.
With only days left before the maiden voyage of an all new Star Trek film for an entirely new generation of fans to discover. An owner of Apple’s shiny little device may be asking them self, “Where’s my Star Trek game?” Anyone who plays games on a regular basis knows any summer blockbuster worth its weight in gold and significance on pop culture has a tie-in game. Well fans, I’m here to tell you your question has an answer. Thanks to the folks at Electronic Arts you’ll be taking control of the U.S.S. Enterprise in its intergalactic mission to seek out and destroy your enemies.
I enjoy myself a good western. Growing up, my parents would have a, “Cowboy Movie” on the old picture box all the time. My favorites were those that featured the, “Man with no Name” himself, Clint Eastwood and of course the one, the only, “The Duke.” There’s something mesmerizing about the old west, something you just don’t see in movies today. So when I heard there was a new western themed game out for the app store that included the magical game play of pinball, well you better believe I’m there, faster than you can say, “YeeH…..”(That’s right, I’m already there)
Fans of the Grand Theft Auto series who own an iDevice have been praying to the gaming gods to deliver onto them a similar experience. When it comes to handheld gaming, the Sony PSP and most recently the Nintendo DS owners of the world have had their prayers answered. But for the now roughly 38 million multi-touch Apple device owners, they are still waiting.
Not a fatal one, at least not yet, but a strong enough blow to pull it out of the game and off the App Store. Ow My Balls!, is described by its developers Jetson Creative as, “A comedy game that brings top shelf kicked-in-the-crotch humor to the iPhone and iPod Touch”. Yet there was nothing funny about the game’s release. Less than 24 hours after it’s eruption onto the service, it had to be yanked off due to a castrating crash bug hidden deep within its canals that play testers, “MariJane” and “Igor” along with others, were unable to find before its coming out party.