Well then, folks, it’s updates galore! Well, not “galore” per say, but nevertheless two major titles got updated today. One is the recently released Guerrilla Bob (TMA Review – Grab It) with the most notable addition of multiple save slots and the promise that not the whole game is reset on death, rather only the stage.
The other major title is, of course, Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies (TMA Review – Kiss It) – a first-person survival shooter that came out of nowhere late fall 2009 and was highly acclaimed by the critics. Among many other improvements include a new map Verrückt (Zombie Asylum) that is now available via In-App purchasing for a hefty price of $4.99.
For the steals and deals the recent blockbuster title, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (TMA Review – Double Kiss It) and the only game to have ever got a Double-Kiss It rating from TMA has been updated with a minor improvement of random selection from the iPod playlist as well as getting a price cut to $6.99 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. If you haven’t picked up it already, now is the time to do it!
And last but not least – Broken Sword: Director’s Cut (TMA Review – Kiss It) the best adventure game on the iPhone has recently been supplemented by the Spanish version Broken Sword : La Leyenda de los Templarios – Montaje del Director in addition to going on sale in celebration of Valentine’s day. If you are a fan of adventure games – this is not to be missed.
Full update details after the gap.
The mobile RPG engine responsible for a lot of sleepless Nazi-hunters in Wolfenstein RPG has hell-rolled the D10 to the moon. Like the original Doom II, you and your stupid team will run back to the bright shining face to despatch baddies and answer a distress call. Unlike the original, you won’t be doing it in real-time – Doom II RPG is a turn-by-turn RPG ala its predecessor, Wolfenstein RPG. Tighten up your combat boots ladies and gents, hell is a sticky icky place with icky sticky humour.
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If this were the Chronic 2001 and I an accomplished Hip-hop artist, I would say, “It’s a Digital Adventure day-” followed by a racial slur. It isn’t and I am not, so I will just go on to say that Digital Adventure have got a couple of front-pagers today. This time, the cute cake-eater, Aimi Hoshii has been captured in a pretty comprehensive photo/video book. Fans of gravure and cuteness be ready.
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In Japanese, づら is short for かつら and かつら is pretty well short for: hair loss. If that is you, or if you just like to play with wigs, Digital Adventure have a wigged out app for you: ZURA Camera. The app is simple: take a picture, put on a wig, maybe a funny disguise. It is a cute way to enjoy the trivialities of instant costumes and hair loss.
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In the golden age of 3D gaming, a lot of truly groundbreaking titles smashed into software shops to dazzle fans. One of the best back in the mid nineties and still a benchmark title is Magic Carpet by Bullfrog games. Not sure how much magic is in the MellisugaSoft’s Carpet Flight, but at least there is a glimmering bit of borrowed inspiration. Carpet Flight isn’t an action game; it plays closer to Glyder than anything and could be called relaxing.
Funny, this game popped up after a request in our forums for an iDevice Magic Carpet.
Once again TMA is bringing you, our cherished readers, notable releases, sales and downright giveaways handpicked by your’s truly.
First thing I wanted to note is that the just-released original puzzler, Hand of Greed has been set FREE for a very limited time. In this game you take the role of a thief who must reach treasures, avoiding blades and other manner of hurtful devices. It is a fun romp. Did I mention that it’s FREE?
Next we have GHOSTS’N GOBLINS GOLD KNIGHTS – an Arcade classic by Capcom brought to the Jesus phone with quite a facelift. It has been dropped to just $0.99 for a limited-time 80% OFF sale. For all of you with struck by nostalgia, skip today’s Tim Horton’s and pick this game up!
And a couple of new releases to wrap things up. First – our own shigzeo’s favourite portable RPG of all time – The Quest has been extended with a new expansion, that can be played either as a standalone game or as part of the whole series. All you old-school RPG fans – go get it! Be sure to check out our review of The Quest here.
And last but not least – an indie top-down shooter release with robots and more robots! I have already played it for some time thanks to an ad-hoc build from the developers and will do a review of it soon. But I can tell you right now that 2360: Battle for Cydonia is well worth getting, especially at it’s launch price of only $0.99 (limited time 75% sale).
Lately web-browsing apps have surged in the AppStore. While browsers such as Opera, and Mozilla will never see the light of day, there are good alternatives on the AppStore that offer some similar features. iDroid Mini Browser is one.
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Rejoice Assassin fans, Ezio has now entered the App Store once again. Assassin’s Creed II Discovery has finally re-appeared on the App Store after an unexpectedly release several weeks back, only to be pulled shortly without warning. However, this time, it appears that Ezio is here to stay.
Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed II Discovery – $9.99
When Command & Conquer was released several months ago it got very mixed reviews (by the way, look forward to our review soon). While EA has nailed the interface dead on and the basic mechanics were all there, the amount of content was widely criticized, especially considering the lack of C&C’s most attractive feature: multiplayer. They later remedied in part the last issue in the 1.1 update by adding local multiplayer over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth but the other issue remained – the game featured only 5 campaign missions for each side and 2 skirmish maps. Well, without much fanfare EA has released a DLC content pack entitled Emperor of the Rising Sun which adds a whole new playable side with new units and a whole new 5 mission campaign. And all of that for just (?) $2.99.
Full DLC pack details with screens after the gap.
If you scan RSS feeds looking for that latest heart-stopping news title; if you gamble your savings on the next big event; if you bet against rumour sites, hoping that they fail: there’s an app for you. Prediction is a simple app which tracks and updates rumours via push notification. But its unique twist is that it adds the ability to categorise which rumours were right and which were wrong and track reliable and unreliable sources. Predictions may just beat the browser.
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