Robinson Crusoe is one of my favourite books of all time. It’s a tale of a shipwrecked man, who survived only thanks to his wit and skill is apparently loved by a lot of other folks as well. Numerous movie reinterpretations of the theme have been made and now, finally, you can find out how it would feel like being shipwrecked on an island on your very own iPhone/iPod Touch!
As I said many many… many times, the iPhone is still extremely lacking in the adventure games genre. Well, a small company by the name of Tetraedge Games, responsible for such outstanding games as Jules Verne’s Return To Mysterious Island and the hot new sequel Jules Verne’s Secrets Of The Mysterious Island, as well as the upcoming recently scooped Dracula Path Of The Dragon (only 3 weeks left), has set out to change that.
Chillingo are on a Vampire kick and though Origins is yet to debut, another game, Dracula: Path of the Dragon lustily awaits the fall (hint) of night engorge on App Store adventure fans. Path of the Dragon is a port of the intricate (and hardcore) point and click PC adventure of the same name and promises to be a complex and dark exploration of the occult, so get your blood-soaked, hex-marked thinking caps on for its autumn release.
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Myst is a legend in its own right. When it originally appeared on the Mac back in 1993 (one of the few games which originated on this platform), it was an instant hit and the main spark behind CD-ROM drive sales. The game had the unique ability to immerse the players in the empty, beautiful and mysterious world of the game. And now you can experience the legend on the king of handheld gaming platforms, the iPhone!
Jules Verne’s Return to Mysterious Island is one of the most compelling adventure game ports that I have experienced, and at its great price of 2.99$, is certainly one of the best values at the App Store. But, the news only gets better; Chillingo will be releasing its sequel, Secret of Mysterious Island, in just a few weeks to eager fans of Mina, Secret Island’s sultry atmosphere, and gorgeous graphics.
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Update: Secrets of the Mysterious Island is now available at the App Store!
Chillingo, Jules Verne’s Secrets of Mysterious Island, $6.99, 704 MB
It’s nice to see more and more adventure games appear on the “Jesus” phone. Especially if they have been developed specifically for it, using its great interface capabilities. And now, a new addition to the genre has been presented by Medigames Studios. You’ll have the unique opportunity to discover how hard it is to be in the first-aid officer’s shoes. Yep, just like ER! Or almost…
As I’ve said many times, I am and have always been an adventure games fanatic. And when a few old-school classics started creeping in to the App Store, I was glad – at first. At the same time, I had mixed feelings about it. Some ports such as Flight of the Amazon Queen and Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2 have really frustrated me because they have been available for free for some time already and some developers simply bundled them with the ScummVM which is available for jailbroken iPhones for FREE. Their projects just reeked of money-grubbing. Others were better, provided by developers of the original titles and at least somewhat adapted for the platform (Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Jules Verne’s Return To Mysterious Island). Well, now another classic has made its way onto the platform and boy, has it had a makeover!
Back in the days when the sky was bluer, the grass was greener, and PCs had text-only screens, a genre thrived which spawned what we know today as the Point-And-Click adventure. The name of that genre was Interactive Fiction and it was so named because it played more like a choose your own adventure book. At the time, there was little else to look at beside text descriptions and any actions had to be entered manually via the keyboard. Well, guess what, this genre was adapted and brought to the iPhone by a little company called Pockster.
You know, I am an adventure games junkie. I love to keep my grey matter pumping and I love point-and-click games. Unfortunately, the iPhone has a serious lack of those. Thankfully, EA (that is Electronic Arts for those, living in a tank) decided to step and fill the void at least a little bit. Introducing, Mystery Mania!
Big Blue Bubble, an experienced dev team who are also responsible for the upcoming Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain on the Nintendo DS, have just released Elven Chronicles for the iPhone/iPod Touch. This well received RPG first made rounds on mobile phones as a Java based game a few years back and was even the winner of Pop Vox’s Best Mobile Game award.
Elven Chronicles puts the player in the shoes of a young knight, fighting to discover the secrets of his forgotten past, and a charismatic elf on quest for self redemption. With a massive 20 hours of captivating story, vast territories to explore, randomly generated dungeons, and gorgeous, hand drawn enemies and characters, Elven Chronicles will keep even the most seasoned RPG’er engaged.
While the App Store has yet to see premium (and best selling) RPGs like Zelda and Final Fantasy, there have been plenty of quality RPGs that have made their way to the iDevice (see our round up of the best App Store RPGs here). Needless to say, Big Blue Bubble have high hopes for Elven Chronicles on the iPlatform and another successful run of this port will be icing on their cake. Stay tuned for Chiffan’s review of this promising title and in the meantime, check out more screenies and gameplay trailer after the jump.
Big Blue Bubble, Elven Chronicles, $3.99, 7.4