Blood everywhere, blurred vision, mutilated corpses and only a steel bar in your hand. Where is everybody? Why do the dogs look like they’ve been turned inside out? What are these ugly pods hanging from the ceiling everywhere? What are there strange symbols drawn everywhere? Can escape this prison intact?
Update: Our review for Avatar is now live on TouchMyApps.
If there’s a movie that needs no introduction, it’s James Cameron’s epic Sci-Fi Avatar. Rumored to have cost upwards of 500 million to make (plus marketing), this is easily the year’s most anticipated movie. While the film’s release date is still several days away (Dec 18), Avatar the game is now available at the App Store, courtesy of Gameloft. Having published Terminator Salvation earlier this summer for the iDevice, Gameloft is no stranger to turning blockbuster movies into mobile games.
Go deeper into the spectacular world of James Cameron’s Avatar™ and embark on a fantastic journey of redemption and discovery two decades prior to the film events. As the first experimental avatar, experience the amazing powers your new body bestows. Will you use those powers to save the Na’vi, or will you work with the humans to destroy their world?
Undoubtedly, many of you will be lining up in droves to watch Avatar. With the game taking place 20 years before the events of the movie, it’ll introduce you to the world of the Na’vi and how they came to be. At $9.99, Gameloft’s latest offering is a bit steep by App Store standards, but with great visuals and immersive gameplay, consider it the price of pre-admission that comes bundled with hours of enjoyment. Gameplay and interview videos after the break!
Gameloft, James Cameron’s Avatar, $9.99, 189 MB
Christmas is coming to the AppStore and a lot of publishers are going all-out to win over the hearts of gamers this holiday season. Chillingo have just released Seed 1– the competitor to Com2uS’ excellent Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone. And like its recent rival, it reaches high – to wrest the action/RPG crown into its own hands.
Who says you can only take candy from a baby? You can steal from an old guy, too – and a kung fu master at that! Tap-Fu works based on that funny and slightly surreal premise. You are the young ward of a great kung fu master who is secretly addicted to candy and has just lost his loot to a gang of hooligans aptly named the Sweet Tooth Clan. To win back the goodies, you have to fight your way through sneaky ninjas and win back each blue or green candy they stole from your master.
One of my favourite game genres is open-space exploration. In the early 1990s, I fell in love with Origin’s Privateer and up a logical progressive ladder through the X series. The freedom to go anywhere, to do anything, and to be anyone is appealing. Imagine my excitement when I noticed that finally an open world space faring game has come to the iPhone! Now double it and read on!
We often find ourselves going back to fond childhood memories of the games we played back in the “good old days”, when the quality of the game play itself on the PC was far more important than flashy graphics. Dogfighting games were always addictive and came in a multitude of varieties, but all had one thing in common: game play which while quite simple, required incredible skill and finesse. And don’t even get me started on the glorious feeling of pounding your friends to dust in hot-seat multi player (yeah, that was the only way you COULD play multi player in those days). Well, MrFungFung has brought the same good ol’ fun to the iPhone!
If you’ve read my review of Modern Combat: Sandstorm, then you know how much I praised the game. With gorgeous graphics, good solid controls, and an enjoyable but short storyline, Modern Combat: Sandstorm provides for an excellent FPS experience on the iDevice.
However, my only gripe with the near-perfect game was the lack of online multiplayer. Well folks, after nearly 3 months of waiting, Gameloft has finally pulled through! Local and online multiplayer has been added in this new and one heck of an update. 3 maps are currently offered, which support up to 4 players in solo or team matches. Performance on my 3GS has been surprisingly good, with minimal lag experienced. Needless to say, this is one heck of an update. One of the best FPSes on the iDevice just got better. Modern Combat: Sandstorm is highly recommended if you still haven’t picked up a copy yet. Go Go Go!
Gameloft, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, $4.99, 209 MB
Update: There have been widespread reports of players encountering the dreaded UPNP error when attempting to connect to a network. Personally, I was able to “fix” this by turning Airplane mode on on my iPhone. If this doesn’t work for you, try enabling/disabling your bluetooth as well. Hopefully, Gameloft will have this sorted out shortly.
As the developer quoted in the App Store description of the game, Super Juicy is what happened when Tetris and Bubble Wrap had a baby. It is as satisfying as Bubble Wrap – in Technicolor, to boot – with the varied and imaginative styling of Tetris. It should be on the list of the best iPhone/iPod Touch games ever but right now, it’s not getting the buzz that it deserves.
Out of the blue, Sad Cat Software have released their dual-stick shooter – Project Phoenix. You control a tank throughout 7 large levels swarming with enemies in a desperate attempt to fulfil deadly goals. Game features:
- 7 large levels swarming with enemies.
- Winter and summer missions.
- Ability to hire teammates for help, teammate formations provided.
- Fully upgradeable weapons system, including lasers.
- Call on powerful airstrikes when the going get tough.
- Two vehicles to play as – a weaponized dune buggy and a tank.
- Local and global high scores.
- Save game at any moment in time (includes auto-save).
- Discoverable map to help with orientation.
- Awesome music and sound effects.
There is much more on the way.
The game looks really nice and with the $0 price tag (for a very VERY limited time) it’s a crime not to get it! What are you waiting for?!
P.S. More screens after the gap.
Do you like vertical scroll shoot-em-up games? Have you ever wondered what it’s like for the other side, the side that can’t fight back? Well, now you can find out. IMJ Mobile have recently released a unique and controversial game called CYEARS ShootingSimulator. So let’s find out how it feels to lose all your weapons.