Oh, my head. I shouldn’t have drank that much yesterday. It feels like my horns are going to fall off. And what’s that damn racket?! Arghh, those damn looters are in my dungeon again. Sigh… Time to go spread my claws a little bit. Oohh, yummy peasant hearts. And those ugly big iron-covered knights have stashed away some nice weapons. Ahhh, just what I wanted – now I can finally despatch those thieving villagers and show them who’s really the boss around here!
Games based on TV shows or Movies have earned quite an ill reputation on PC and consoles. A lot of cash gets put into the overall franchise marketing and the games themselves often turn out to be C class products. On the iPhone, however, quite a number of Movie and TV-show based titles have already been released and some have even received well-deserved praise. And I’m happy to report that Spartacus: Blood and Sand is one of the better ones.
You’d better be ready to shoot laser beams at your enemies in this futuristic version of dodgeball. Battle Blasters is a great pick up and play game using touch controls to move your character, launch your attacks, and even deflect your enemy’s blasts. Read on to find out why this is one of those apps you should have on your iDevice for those quick rounds of addictive fun.
There has been so much said and written about the GTA series that it basically needs no introduction. On the iPhone, the concept has been tried a number of times – from the god awful (imo) Payback and rather solid Car Jack Streets to the downright clone Gangstar. And now, finally, the king has entered the App Store.
Heavy Mach 2 is a sequel to Heavy Mach (TMA Review) – a critically acclaimed side-scroller that went live about a year ago. Heavy Mach featured solid gameplay and an interesting interface using the accelerometer to control horizontal movement. At the same time it’s not simple matter of evolution – Heavy Mach 2 has been reworked from scratch and it would be completely fair to say that the only thing in common between it and its older sibling is its parent developer: IndieAn.
It’s now safe to say that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has made its debut on all three major portable gaming platforms: DS, PSP, and now the iDevice. Though it’s unexpected, we iDevice gamers are a happy, lucky lot. Hopefully, Rockstar won’t pull an Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery scenario and yank the game from the App Store after too few short hours.
Piccies and more fun after the gap:
Get ready for finger fire in Brisk Mobile’s new game: 2360: Battle for Cydonia. Yep, the badboys who brought us Fluffy Farm and Medieval are preparing to lower the temperature of iPhone gaming to cold steel. Battle for Cydonia is a touch-based shooter with a mix of tap-and-drag and line drawing control elements for frantic fire fighting. There will also be loads of missions and customisations/upgrades for the heavy mecha at players’ disposal. While our spies can reveal little else, we do know that it should hit App Store shelves later this month or early next. Oh yes, and that it looks hella’ fun.
Till then, enjoy the video and do as I do: salivate.
The ragdoll physics craze started back in 2005 when Mark Healey released his indie game – Rag Doll Kung Fu. The distinguishing feature of such games is that you control one or more hot-points on the character and the rest of it follows using common physics. There have been several games on the iPhone using the same basic idea, but none have yet been able to rival the success of the grand-daddy that started them all. And just recently Chillingo released Ragdoll Legends – the would-be contender to the throne.
I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but I didn’t know what to expect with James Cameron’s Avatar. I’m always nervous when it comes to movie related tie-ins as it is, but Avatar is probably going to be the biggest movie of the decade, regardless of whether it’s a phenomenal success or a cosmic flop. So what does that mean for the game? Well, for starters, I’m not sure anyone told these guys there was a movie related to this material. I don’t know what the movie is like, but after playing this game I actually want to go see the it. Normally, that’s not the case if I play the movie based game first.
“Mmmmm… Frosted pink donut and the Simpsons iPhone game …”
That was my own Homer moment when I first found out that the much anticipated Simpsons iPhone game wa soon to be released. And when it was finally out, I realized I was out of credits and immediately tweeted “I WANT!!!” to the rest of the world. Desperate for a sign from heaven, I was eventually blessed with a complimentary code which allowed me to download one of the games I have been waiting for since the iPod Touch came out.