“Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can’t remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft’s shocking, deadly secrets are revealed…and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.” [courtesy of imdb]
Having just recovered from the sheer awe of Gangstar, my sanity is threatened again by yet another awesome cat which Gameloft just pulled from the proverbial bag: Modern Combat: Sandstorm (MC: S). Saying MC: S is a FPS (first person shooter) with nice 3D graphics would be an understatement. MC: S is one of the most realistic App Store games to date; a game with a fantastic story line, voiceovers, amazing sound effects – saying that would just about cover the tip of the iceberg.
Dual-stick shooters seem to be all the rage as of late, and not without reason — they are simple, and are insanely fun. Well, developer Meridian decided to try their hand at the recently popular genre, and not without fail. The result — Alive 4-Ever.
About a month ago, we had posted the teaser trailer for the eagerly awaited Modern Combat: Sandstorm by Gameloft. The video surprised a lot of folks with just how good games on the iDevice can look and makes us wonder if developers have already pushed the iPlatform to its limits in the visuals department (lets hope not). Well the wait is over for all you FPS and Call of Duty 4 fans; Modern Combat is now finally out at the App Store.
Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Gameloft’s new action-thriller will plunge you into the heart of modern war. Assigned to Mission Sandstorm, your duty is to locate and annihilate a new terrorist cell setting up shop and recruiting foreign insurgents in a remote desert hot spot. This jarring first person shooter will equip you with the most sophisticated and powerful modern day weapons.
You never want to judge a book by its cover, but damn, Modern Combat is looking like a must have FPS for the iPhone/iPod Touch. If blasting terrorists to bits is your cup of tea (on the iDevice no less), you probably don’t want to miss out on Gameloft’s latest App Store offering. More info including a sweet gameplay trailer after the jump.
Gameloft, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, $6.99, 185 MB
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be the franchise’s first story-driven GTA game for the iPhone. Yes, that is right, the series which inspired Payback, Gangstar, and Car Jack Streets, will hit the iDevice like a six-shooter this fall.
Thou who have asked politely and waited patiently, shall receive. Been waiting for an iDevice game reminiscent of the popular console and PC franchise, Grand Theft Auto? Well, my friends, the time has come and your prayers have been answered – Gangstar is now available at the App Store.
Mummys Revenge is a great little game, and you should pick it up. What? You want to know more? Ok, it’s a little like the games of yore, like Goonies 2 or Pitfall, combined with modern graphics and gameplay ideas such as weapon upgrades. And if you’ve already played Zombieville USA and the recently released Inkvaders on the iDevice, you’ll feel right at home with this particular genre of games. Mummy’s Revenge is definitely worth your money, especially at the current sale price of a dollar.
Inkvaders, the game which occupied a heap of my time in the last week, and which eventually had me wishing for an eraser rubber, is out at the App Store. My prophesy that this week would be the magic timeframe for release was fantastically right (and tipped off by Chillingo). If you need incentive to buy, check out my preview of Inkvaders; I generally think the game (not my preview) is worth all of its 99 cents asking price; that is unless you abhor violence – in which case, the Sims 3 might do you better.
Chillingo, Inkvaders, 0.99$, 18.9 MB
Here at TouchMyApps, we’ve certainly covered our share of defense type games (castle and tower) for the iDevice. Some of the more notable ones include Star Defense, Knights on Rush, Medieval and geoDefense. While these titles each brought something new and unique to the table, they simply can’t compete with Alcomi’s upcoming ‘Toilet Defense’ when it comes to dealing with crap. As evident by the game’s title, your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to play as the watchman named “Red Dungaree” and defend the castle (aka toilet) at all costs from the poor souls who need to go baaad.
How it is hard to live in … New York. There are so many people, who are always in a hurry and run for their business, nevertheless each of them stops to do … the deed, to sit, to think, to lose touch with bustle.
You will be in the role of toilet defender and you need to not let the enemies in the WC, fire them all and scare them off. With each level the quantity of enemies will increase and at the end you will meet with the Boss, who really need to get to cherished room. Stop him and you will win!
Toilet Defense may not appeal to everyone (especially if your idea of a superhero isn’t one who’s dressed in red tights and shoots poop to stop his/her foes), but if the defense genre is right up your alley and “Poop the World” is secretly one of your favorite apps, Alcomi’s latest may very well be the next $0.99 game purchase to provide you with some form entertainment. More screenies and a gameplay video after the jump.
Oniric Games, a seasoned and leading game developer based out of Argentina has given TouchMyApps some exclusive screenshots and gameplay footage for their upcoming iDevice game, Silent Swords. Touted as the first stealth action game designed exclusively for the iPhone/iPod Touch, Oniric’s first foray into the App Store features some stylishly designed visuals and unique gameplay elements.
Silent Swords is a stealth action game inspired by the genre’s classics that takes full advantage the iPhone’s unique control features. Your mission is to help the Little Black Ninja break out of the top secret military base that holds him prisoner. To do that you’ll have to be sneaky, hide in the shadows and take your enemies by surprise. They’ll never know you were there.
From what we’ve been told, you control the ninja by tapping on the left and right virtual buttons – the faster you tap, the faster move. You’ll also have to time your moves accurately if you want to sneak around unnoticed. Jumping, as can be seen from the video, is done by shaking your iDevice. And of course, what good is a ninja if he (or she) can’t throw shurikens and dice up their foes. All this is done via swipes on the screen with your finger. To sneak around, avoid the lights to blend in with the shadows and use your environment wisely as camouflage.
Oniric Games has told us that Silent Swords is essentially complete and will likely go live at the App Store in a few weeks time. More details and screenies, including a very cool contest where players can enter to design their very own Silent Swords levels after the jump!