In my 28 year old eyes, I am able to see Disney World for what it truly is. It is a magical land of glitz and glamour. Everything is immaculate, well done, well organized, and meant to capture your eyes and imagination. Yet, once the exterior is taken away, once you move past the facade, Disney World becomes just another mundane tourist trap. In a way, I believe that Pudge follows a similar philosophy.
Given the plethora of TD games (Tower Defense to the uninitiated) currently available through the App Store, there can be considerable hesitation in the purchase of a new game within this genre. In the midst of some original and unoriginal ideas, The Creeps is more than able to set itself apart from some of its more mundane brethren.
To clarify, Iâ€™m no designer; I donâ€™t have an eye for dÃ©cor or what not; and to be honest when I heard that this game was â€œone in a series of design-oriented gamesâ€¦â€, it didnâ€™t really pump up my enthusiasm towards it. However, given that OSX iPhone platform had given rise to a new generation of applications, my curiosity got the better of me to take a look.
Taptaptop Ultimate is certainly a game you wouldn’t have seen at the App Store a few months ago. With Apple eventually loosening its grip on apps that have ‘limited utility’ and those that were previously deemed too violent, games like Amateur Surgeon have paved the way for some blood n’ gore on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
Sports fans and golf lovers take notice! This time TouchMyApps is giving away 2 copies of the recently released Par 3 Golf II game from Chillingo. With Four 9 hole courses, nice looking 3D graphics and realistic wind physics, players will be getting their golf fix on their iPhone/iPod Touch. To win a copy of Par 3 Golf II, submit a comment and tell us which is your all time favorite golf video game(s) and for which console. If you’ve never played one before, tell us why you want to try Par 3 Golf II out. Winners will be selected randomly and the contest will close Jan 19 2009 @ 10pm EST.Â Good luck everyone!
Earlier this week, I wrote about Paper Pilot, a game that brought back lots of good childhood memories. Well Freeverse has done it again for me with the release of SlotZ Racer, a slot car racing game for the iPhone/iPod Touch. I had a chance to test drive SlotZ and I am definitely having fun with this game. With essentially one button to play the game (hold to accelerate and release to slow down), SlotZ is easy to pick up and play and can even be enjoyed by up to 4 players using the same device.
Excite Bike, California Games, Skate or Die… Bike or Die
Bike or Die 2.
It has been a long time coming but extreme bicycling from the comfort of your living room sofa or bus seat has landed at an iPhone near you. Bike or Die 2 is the follow up to Bike or Die for Palm OS that should doubtless be called, â€˜Bike and Dieâ€™. It is 2500 levels of biking death that stretches the genre of physics simulators to new and bloody lengths.
Ian Marsh, the brains behind the popular App Store title Hanoi Plus and the highly enjoyable Scoops, has taken on the Word Game genre with the release of the very cool and fun Textropolis. Unlike the majority of Word titles that lack a theme or some much needed flavor, Textropolis delivers by taking you around the world and have you finding hidden words in each city as you progress.
I remember spending heaps of time as a kid playing with and testing out all kinds of paper airplanes, trying to make them glide further and faster. While that hobby is long gone,Â Clever Coding has revived those fun memories with their release of the beautiful 3D flyer Paper Pilot. Developed using the powerful iPhone game engine Unity, Paper Pilot will have you flying a paper airplane through gorgeously rendered 3D environments via the accelerometer and collectingÂ floating paperclips in the least amount of time possible.