Disgusting: Zombie Recycling Inc. : Rotten Red is gurgling its fetid, foaming face in the direction of the App Store. And a good thing too! Zombie Recycling is a fun way to use your noodle; you pop the heads of zombies back to where they belong. Evidently though, Red is harder than Green, so get your chequebooks out, write Tecmo a gift and get practicing with the first game in the series. Me? I’ll be queuing up my gaming brain cells for a wild weekend.
By the way, Zombie Recycling Inc. : Moldy Green is on sale through the introduction of Rotten Red. It is down to 0.99$ from the formerly lofty 1.99$ price.
TECMO,LTD., Zombie Recycling Inc. : Moldy Green – $0.99
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Just yesterday, shigzeo pointed out how social networking functionality has fast become a gaming necessity. “Implement them, and gamers take notice. Implement them not, and gamers take notice.” Heck, even a non-game developer recently decided to include OpenFeint in its productivity app. Enter Tweet Defense, a brand new and highly “original” TD game that makes use of Twitter in a big way.
Use your Twitter activity as your in-game stats to fight off waves of the undead! Tweet Defense tosses ridiculous killer zombies and your twitter stats into a tower defense blender for a delicious brainy, viral juice mix.
This isn’t just a twitter client that lets you tweet your score. This is a full on TD game that uses your friend list and your tweeting activity to impact how powerful your towers are.
While it’s true that not everyone cares for social networking in their games, it can enhance its replay value and help create a sense of community. For the hardcore twitter addicts and TD junkies out there, Tweet Defense maybe worth checking out, especially with its friendly price of $0.99. And for those who don’t have a twitter account, fear not, as the game can still be enjoyed without one. More piccies and info after the gap.
Promethium Marketing Group, Tweet Defense – $0.99
(Facetious Editor Alert): Phone OS 3.2 is on the horizon and idiots all over are clamouring for multitasking, better home screen, and icon organisation among other useless features. Apple may make waves by catching up to certain other smartphones which have enabled these features since day one, but their best efforts amount to the smallest of ripples in my personal puddle.
I want to lay down with my mail, my web, my Facebook without the damn accelerometer forcing me to sit straight up or holding onto my iDevice like a chin up bar. iBed, a simple utility allows the lazy (or way too busy) to get a good grip on the erstwhile unwieldy platform. Honestly, Apple, this 0.99$ app has outdone one of the the most easy ‘features’ you could have added to your list of innovations. Internal support is somewhat limited of course as it cannot make changes to universal toggles, but the included clients cover the majority of bases for the majority of North Americans at least. Thank you Tal Shrestha.
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Think about it: Youtube is a great resource. You can catch up on stupid adverts, funny advice, and most of all, game videos. Fabrication Games‘ The Game Trail aggregates the App Store’s 20 000 games, susses their scores, and helps you make the most informed buying decision. If they’ve not used their complex rating algorithm on the app you really want to know about, go ahead and submit the question to them – they’d be only too happy to help. Best part about Game Trail? It’s FREE!
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Finger-shift into gear 6 ladies and gents as Raging Thunder 2 squeals into the App Store AND the Android Marketplace. Swedish dev, Polarbit AB, had mad success with the first Raging Thunder, but its sequel has been rigged with better graphics, effects, even more single player missions and lots ‘n lots of upgrade possibilities.
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It wasn’t THAT long ago that Star Wars: Yoda Stories graced workplace desktops the world over. Redshift, who brought us one of the iDevice’s most potent RPG series, The Quest, have nailed another key gaming point: the fun, apropos-of-desktop-adventuring-games-like-Yoda-Stories RPG adventure! Dungeoned is yours for 99 cents; for less than a dolla, you can bagi it; shy of a buck, not even twenty nickels! Be ready to run from baddies, strike with magic and your fists, and escape through the one true door! Dear me, I sound like a marketing telephone box.
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While there are plenty of fully featured and very solid Todo and Task Management apps for your iPhone (Pocket Informant, Appigo’s Todo, To-Do List Pro, there are currently none in the market that makes use of OpenFeint to help motivate users to “get things done”. Thanks to Runloop however, Dunnit! becomes the first non game/entertainment app to integrate the social gaming platform into the app.
Runloop believes that adding collectible achievements to a To Do list app will provide increased incentive for users to remain productive. Integrating OpenFeint allows users to compete against their friends and colleagues. Points are earned by simply using the app to get things done.
Aside from the aforementioned feature, Dunnit! looks to be a simple and well designed todo app that includes Twitter integration (tweet your completed tasks/achievements to boast just how productive your are), tagging, repeating tasks, multiple task entry and more. Personally, I’m not entirely sure just how many folks will find the need for OpenFeint in a GTD app, but regardless, kudos to Runloop for bringing something new to the table and one that could very well catch on with other non-game developers. More info and video after the gap!
Runloop Ltd, Dunnit! – $4.99
Minus a few key features, Faces of Met is Hot or Not for photographers. Click, slide and rate – just like the real thing, but much, much more airbrushed. Not sure how Met distinguishes its famous photographers, but I bet it goes something like this:
SoftMobile: Okay, so you have the shots?
Budding Ph’ger: Yessir.
SoftMobile: And bio information such as adorns gravure?
Budding Ph’ge: Check.
SoftMobile: You sir, are a great photographer!
Budding Ph’ge: Where’s my cheque?
Can’t be much different than that. Rate the pics with 1-5 stars, but don’t expect to meet any of Met’s mostly female cuties – it ain’t a dating service, but still is fun to touch through! In the back of my seldom-used brain, I get the feeling that face photos could be used as a catch-all for the p-word, just like Hottest Girls was. Whatever the case, Faces of Met is out, seems oddly cast in its parent directory of photography, and may be set to re-introduce other fun artefacts into the App Store.
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I’m going make this short and sweet to get it out as soon as possible. Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer is out now and FREE for only 48 hours (God knows how much time is still left). It is a MMORPG spin-off of the main series exclusively for the iPhone. Compete against up to 3 other players in an fight to become the Master Assassin.
Get it now and check out the details and screens after the gap later.
Today, you can relive the heady days of the late 1980′s, but in 1990′s style: Square Enix have released both FINAL FANTASY I & II today at the App Store. Both are masked in glorious Super Famicom-style colour and iPhone-tailored resolution. FINAL FANTASY sports ‘bonus dungeons’ from Soul of Chaos and the Labyrinth of Time editions of the game while FINAL FANTASY II hacks along with the bonus dungeons from Soul of Rebirth and the Arcane Labyrinth editions of the game. Of course, this will probably be the biggest news for Anime RPG lovers till the next Final Fantasy debuts on the iPhone. Feel free to discuss the release of FINAL FANTASY I & II in our forums!
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