Building on the Labrynth-like TiltaFun‘s success, On the Rocks Productions are bent on releasing several new and high-profile games. This brief preview will work to whet your appetite while still leaving you room for the main course.
Neon Genesis Evangelion made waves in 1995 and has come back recently thanks to the promise of a Hollywood remake to again mark its territory as one of anime’s greatest landmarks. Well, Appliya have brought to the App Store some of the magic which has made Evangelion a hit both then and now. The outcome? Five new apps, three of which I have been able to fondle. Firstly, I expect that these apps will really appeal to fans of the original show and the new live action movie wich is slated for opening sometime this century. Maybe.
If you are interested in What Evangelion is, take a look at a fan’s mash up of what the live action movie could become as well as glimpses of Evangelion anime scenes.
If you’re a guitarist like myself, then you’ve probably scavenged every last morsel of the AppStore in hopes of finding a guitar app to quench your ceaseless thirst to rock out on your portable MP4 player. Well, my friends, the day has come where you can truly feel like a rockstar- and I’m not talking about Miley Cyrus’ song “I Might Even Be A Rockstar”. I’m referring to the almighty app known as Guitarist, by MooCowMusic.
What do you get when you add a pinch of the classic game “Hang Man”, a dash of the ever popular “Master Mind” and combine it with great graphics and music? The answer is Crude Games LLC latest offering, The Enigma Machine.
All five of us are independent developers. Together, we have created a first for the iPhone. Nobody has released a games bundle before, but we’re not just filling a gap. We put five of the most popular iPhone games of all time together, and dropped the price to levels that we can not repeat. This bundle is a bargain. It might be our mistake. Don’t let it be yours.
According to the 5fingersbundle website, the Five Fingers Game Bundle is only available at the the App Store for a limited time. This first of its kind collaboration is between Majic Jungle Software – Chopper, Warhorse Games – Blackbeard’s Assault, Antair Corporation – Sneezies, IMS – BurnBall, and Veiled Games – Up There. This 5-in-1 combo can be had for only $4.99, which is a great deal considering if purchased separately, it would set you back $10.95. Aside from the price factor, the games are pretty good to boot, making this an even sweeter deal. If you’ve yet to try these popular games out, now would be the perfect time to grab it in one neat package. [5 Fingers Games Bundle, $4.99] Check out the video VeiledGames have put up after the break.
For the most part, developers are in constant search for that new idea that will separate their game from the mainstream. Whether it be new graphics or new gameplay, “new” is what usually translates into fresh, popular, and of course big dollars. But sometimes a little blast from the past is all a game needs to help set it apart from the present mainstream. Block Knights gets this blast from a little known game called Tetris. Rather than live off of the previous’ legacy, Block Knights does just enough to set it apart. More after the jump!
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that puzzle games are one of the most popular genres at the App Store. A quick glance at iTunes will reveal 102 pages (and growing) of such games. While this maybe the case, it’s a safe bet to say that the majority of new puzzle releases are either complete knock offs of previous efforts or are simply uninspired. Drop7, on the other hand, isn’t one of these games. Area/Code’s relatively obscure drop ’em and match ’em puzzler is without a doubt an original “Tetris meets Sudoku” game that shouldn’t be missed by fans of the genre.
Gentle reader, let me impress upon you illumination I have discovered: Redshift’s The Quest is the RPG we have been waiting for in the App Store. In fact, in my long searches I have found it to be the best RPG I have yet played on any portable gaming system. My friends, it should be considered the benchmark for RPG makers to follow: classic and deep; methodical and detailed; it is a true role-playing experience among portable RPG’s that are nothing but shallow hack and slash weapon-building adventures.
My initial reaction at starting up Glow was, “Wow, I love the art style!” That stays true throughout the entire game, where the painstakingly hand-animated visuals, with their unique neon look, sure are eye candy. The basis for Glow is to capture pieces by drawing free hand, gathering combos and chaining together bonuses.