Thou who have asked politely and waited patiently, shall receive. Been waiting for an iDevice game reminiscent of the popular console and PC franchise, Grand Theft Auto? Well, my friends, the time has come and your prayers have been answered – Gangstar is now available at the App Store.
Well, I’ve finally done it. I have finally convinced myself to partake in the extravaganza known as “going on tour”. Having prior experience from Guitar Hero and seven years of electric guitar lessons, I found my skills adequate enough to undergo the journey of traveling to 10 diverse locations around the world and performing there. While my head may still be in the clouds, Guitar Rock Tour 2, by Gameloft is the highly anticipated sequel to one of my favorite games to ever hit the App Store.
Reign of Swords, by Punch Entertainment, Inc. was one of the first true turn- based strategy games to arrive on the iDevice. Now, Reign of Swords: Episode II, follows the same foundation as its predecessor, but is improved and better than ever before.
If you’ve glanced upon my iShred review, then you already know how I raved about Frontier Design Group. The piano is evidently the latest instrument these talented developers have tackled for the iDevice. I may not be a professional musician with the piano (mainly because my house simply isn’t big enough for a grand piano), but I can honestly say this is the most complex and intuitive piano application I have ever come across.
I’m all one for starting new trends in the App Store. We’ve all seen how Flight Control took off (literally), which brought on an onslaught of similar games following the same line-drawing concept. While these games, such as Harbor Master, were unique and addictive in their own right, they still weren’t deliberate rip offs. Seeing as how Flight Control led to such success, many developers with half a mind and lack of creativity decided they would throw in their towel and call it a day. Well, if you’re one of these devs who don’t even bother letting their creative juices flow, have no talent and (even worse) zero conscience, what would you do? How about completely rip off the game!
1978′s monumental game, Space Invaders, is a game that almost everyone should have played at least once in their life. Though I’ve played the original several times coin-op at arcades and pizzerias, I wasn’t its biggest fan. I found the graphics bland and the music dull. However, for 1978 it was an amazing feat for the budding video game business. Now, in 2009, a new Space Invaders game, Space Invaders Infinity Gene (or SIIG for short) – is out. And it rocks. This game not only draws my attention more than a fly to a lightbulb, but is my favorite shooter game of all time.
It seems the iPhone has become more than a phone nowadays: it’s an addiction. An addiction so lethal that it should be outlawed. Sh0T-D0wN, a flasher (flash + animator= flasher, not a streaker) on Newgrounds has summed up this feeling of depression that is quite prevalent amongst non- iPhone owners. WARNING DISCLAIMER: If you actually succumb to depression because you lack an iPhone, then I advise you to visit the nearest shrink rather than watching this video.
What happens when you take pinball, pool, Peggle and violently throw them all in a Blendtec blender and turn it to the maximum speed? Then, pouring the concoction on a tray and baking it in an oven at 350 degrees for ten hours? Well, as disgusting as that would sound, your result would be something like the highly addicting game called Bumper Stars, now for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Every console and every mobile device needs its own platformer. I grew up playing the Spyro and Crash Bandicoot series on my PS1 which, in my opinion, were two of greatest series the gaming world had ever seen back when the 32-bit console wars were heating up. This time, the spotlight isn’t on the Playstation or Dreamcast; its on the 32-bit iPhone and the war has been over a long while.
I could have never fathomed in my wildest dreams that I would be able to set a world record without breaking anything and ending up in the hospital. For the past six years I haven’t chewed a single piece of gum (with much reason behind it, but I’ll refrain from telling the story), so you could only imagine my mortification when I attained the illustrious Guinness World record title for the largest bubble blown. How is this possible you ask? Well, in Guinness World Records, by Warner Bros., you can set the world record in 36 quirky and bizarre areas such as the most tattoos.