Cut The Rope was one of the first games to be billed as an “Angry Birds killer”, and while I don’t believe it quite made it to that status, there’s no denying the game’s impact on the mobile puzzle game genre. The developers are back with an entirely different concept in Pudding Monsters, but the important thing is that the game is just as entertaining as Cut The Rope. Gamers looking for a challenge might be a bit disappointed, as the current level sets are a bit on the easy side overall, but those looking for a cute casual gaming experience are sure to love the whole package. Continue reading…
Big Fish Games is now giving away free copies of their smash hit Fairway Solitaire, a mighty addictive variation of solitaire with a golf theme. This solitaire game with a humorous twist has the player attempting to clear all the cards in a hole (over 350 to play through) with “golf clubs” and playing cards in their own deck. The only way to capture a card is to use one from the deck that is either one number higher or lower than that on the playing field. The real fun lies in trying to string together a series of card runs, which in turn will unlock golf bucks (in-game currency) and other achievements.
Christmas is over, both seasonally and in terms of the deluge of first rate titles hitting the App Store. There were still quite a few new games worth noting, however, including the cute infinite rafter Catch The Ark released by Chillingo. In addition to dodging rocks and various aggressive creatures you’ll need to be wary of the Ark dropping depth charges at you. The folks behind the Reckless Racing games are back with Repulze, a futuristic racer that looks more “standard” than their previous efforts. That doesn’t mean it won’t have the “wild and crazy” flair of their other games, however, and they are already working on a couple of content packs that sound interesting. Adventure game fans should check out Spooky Manor, the latest effort from the developers at Digi-chain. While probably more Scooby Doo that Forever Lost in atmosphere, past experience says there will be plenty of puzzles to solve.
Madfinger’s hit zombie shooter DEAD TRIGGER has already reached 14 million downloads, and the dev team has taken the opportunity at NVIDIA’s CES 2013 press conference to announc DEAD TRIGGER 2. It was demoed on NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD – a 360-like controller with it’s own flip up 5″ 720p display, running on a Tegra 4 chip – and it’s once again powered by the Unity game engine. According to Marek Rabas, CEO of Madfinger, DT2 is going to be even bigger, better and much more addictive”. Not a whole lot has been revealed at this point, but it’s probably safe to say that there’ll be even more zombies and the undead to kill and the visuals will be top notch. As for the release date, expect it to see the light of day in the second quarter of 2013 on both Android and iOS devices. Check out some gameplay footage after the break.
Super Dragon is another physics based puzzle game, but at least it doesn’t have the same “topple buildings and defeat the opponents within” type feel that the Angry Birds movement spurred. This time around you play a dragon that simply wants to get his teeth back so he won’t be laughed at by all his friends. Naturally, though, your teeth end up in all sorts of precarious spots, and it’s to you and your fireballs to figure out how to get them back without knocking yourself out in the process.
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Percepto, Apple’s Game of the Week when it first released back in early 2011, is an interesting puzzle game in which you take on the role of a small boy who falls asleep and awakens in a strange two-dimensional world.
Your aim, then, is to escape your new flattened confines by overcoming various puzzles, which require you to flip switches and activate moving blocks. In order to progress, you’ll have to move in 2D but exercise your brain and think in 3D. If you’re up for a delightful and unique puzzler, be sure to grab Percepto while it’s still free.
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Looking for the latest app sales and deals for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad? Here’s our roundup today for the most recent freebies and price drops that are worth checking out. As always, they’re only good for a very limited time.
Boolagoon, a new studio founded earlier this year by three former Angry Birds developers from Rovio, have been cooking up a new iOS game - Noble Nutlings - set for release next thursday. No, it doesn’t involve catapults or birds, but rather some nutty squirrels and a rickety wooden cart. Billed as an physics based action-racing, you’re charged with piloting said squirrels through 36 levels of terrain (while trying to keep them safely onboard), with an emphasis on being able to customize your ride with fruits and other power-boosting objects.
Hope you all had a happy New Year. Since Christmas obligations kept me from writing a roundup last week I thought I’d do my best to give you a double dose of gaming goodness this week. After being relatively quiet for a while Digital Chocolate is back with what looks to be a real time strategy game called Army Attack. It’s free with IAP options, and it also requires an internet connection in order to be able to play. Stone Blade Entertainment released SolForge, a demo of a new trading card game coming from the creators of Magic The Gathering. The current offering is an offline pass and play experience only, but given the pedigree I would expect some pretty good things to come. And of course you should check out the extras at the bottom of this post. Now on to the main attraction…
The 12 Days of Christmas promotion started 5 days ago, and for its sixth feature gift, it’s none other than SEGA’s Sonic Jump. Not to be dismissed as just a Doodle Jump clone, this variation of Sonic the Hedgehog is a welcome addition, with addictive gameplay and solid replay value (be prepared to spend some dosh on IAPs). While the 12DoC is technically open only to international App Stores, the game did go free 2 days ago in the US, so this is certainly one worthwhile freebie that’s available to all iDevice users.