In the world of adventure games, few titles have left eternal marks as deep as 1994’s Beneath a Steel Sky. Revolution’s futuristic cyber punk game took players to a darkly humorous future where hacking and strange commercial intrigues leave society up-side down, quite literally. The futuristic point and click adventure is near perfect blend of grit and bright, shiny story telling. The rumour on the street is that this game will come to more than just the iDevice as Revolution Pocket (the unit responsible for its port) delves deeper into their past.
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.
Yesterday, we saw the release of perhaps one of the most beloved FPS of all time in Duke Nukem 3D for the iDevice. Today, another classic FPS has been brought back to life in the form of Wolfenstein RPG (published by gaming giant Electronic Arts). This reincarnation of Wolfenstein as a turn based adventure title was first enjoyed across various mobile platforms in late 2008, and even appeared briefly at the App Store back in May (Japan) before it was rumored to have been pulled for fear that players would confuse it with id Software’s earlier release of Wolfenstein Classic 3D.
You are Sergeant B.J. Blazkowicz, leader of an elite U.S. fighting unit on a Special Ops assignment. Your call to duty is to save the world from the grip of the evil Axis Army that dwells in Castle Wolfenstein. Fight your way through a freakish bestiary of zombies, mutations, elite soldiers and more. Use your boots, fists and toilets to kick, punch and pummel your enemies to a pulp. Inflict serious damage with weapons such as a flamethrower, a rocket launcher, and a Tesla! GET READY FOR ACTION IN WOLFENSTEIN RPG…
If Wolfenstein and RPGs tickle your fancy, this latest id Software/EA offering may just be what the doctor ordered. Have a look at the gameplay video after the jump to see if its remotely worth your hard earned moola.
Electronic Arts, Wolfenstein RPG, $4.99, 32.9
I have admitted it before and I’ll admit it again: my gaming skills are far from admirable. Add that to inept puzzle-solving abilities, and I am a sad and frustrated lump of a gamer who can barely stretch his digital legs. Fortunately, I thrive on frustration and Connect2Media‘s Timeloop has plenty of it. It is a fun game which places you in the role of Nik, the robotic janitor of a mad-scientist who has just invented the time-machine. As they must, things go astray whilst Nik is cleaning. The result? The professor is trapped and Nik is left with the duty of freeing his boss and recapturing a litter of runaway kittens before time runs out.
In the wake of 1990’s The Secret of Monkey Island (TSOMI), adventure games became a dime a dozen in a market that craved another point and click quest to emulate LucasArts‘ masterpiece. The original game spawned four sequels – the most sincere proof of its market influence – and in 2009, has undergone a facelift, a re-imagining, and now, has been stuffed into the iDevice, waiting to be dug up iPhone gamers. But, fans of the genre or not, Monkey Island is a catch-all game. Funny, sarcastic and colourful, it is a riot which is sure to make become a hit with any gamer. A cursory glance at App Store reviews will prove how realistic that claim is; LucasArts’ genre-defining game is sitting at a cumulative 4,5 stars, or if you can’t suss out stars anymore, a strong Grab!
LucasArts, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, 7.99$, 351 MB
Every console and every mobile device needs its own platformer. I grew up playing the Spyro and Crash Bandicoot series on my PS1 which, in my opinion, were two of greatest series the gaming world had ever seen back when the 32-bit console wars were heating up. This time, the spotlight isn’t on the Playstation or Dreamcast; its on the 32-bit iPhone and the war has been over a long while.
This is not the critically acclaimed action RPG known as Mass Effect that was released on the Xbox 360 and PC back in 2007. Mass Effect Galaxy is EA and BioWare’s rendition of Mass Effect for the iDevice with a completely different story, gameplay, and characters (two of which will be appearing in Mass Effect 2). While Mass Effect Galaxy does not fully live up to its “Mass Effect” title, it is still an entertaining game that unfortunately suffers from a few aspects.
blacksmith games has recently sent us word of their very first iDevice title, an upcoming platformer called Plushed. Set in a fairytale world where a little girl is queen, you must take control of her royal plushies, travese through ‘haunted meadows and creepy castles’ and ultimately defeat the evil voodoo mouse and his gang of wacky minions. While we’ve seen this kind of story play out a million times before (save the princess, restore order to the kingdom), blacksmith games attempts to set themselves apart with some unique gameplay and a very likeable, not to mention reluctant hero in the bunny rabbit.