I remember the good old days in university… ah my Alma-mater! The insightful lectures, the engaging seminars… Yeah, right. More like the long boring sermonic chit chats from old fogies. And after classes we must have spent hours in the dorm huddled around an old PC playing Heroes of Might & Magic 3. It was and still is one the best games of all time and is the unrivaled party game up there with the great Worms series.
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
Are you a fan of MMO games? Well I’m not, lol. The idea of a game being designed around one is probably one of the furthest things from my want list. Until now. Developed around their popular MMORTS, SAGA Catapult is a defense style game from Silverlode Interactive. Taking design and character elements from the the pc based SAGA, “Catapult” sports a very well designed interface and responsive controls. Although it may not get me into the MMO genre, it definitely has reminded me to not judge a book by it’s cover.
We’ve already previewed/reviewed the game, held a nice giveaway and even interviewed the bright minds of Gamevil right at the heart of their Seoul Headquarters. So what else is there to cover about Zenonia? The Lite version of course! Gamevil has just sent word that Zenonia Lite is here and now available at the App Store. That’s right folks, the iDevice’s best ARPG can be downloaded free for all to see what the fuss is all about. This version features:
- Total 8 playable main & sub quests
- Full feature play in the village of Alyes
- Normal and rare items available among 5 item classes.
By the looks of it, Zenonia Lite still offers quite a bit for gamers to sink their teeth into. I’d even say that it’d be surprising NOT to see if this one make it to #1 on the Free Apps chart in the very near future. Do yourself a favor and check it out if you haven’t already done so.
Let me state this up-front, I haven’t finished Mecho Wars. I’ve been playing it for many hours, stretched over many days, and have gotten a fantastic amount of enjoyment out of the game – but if I wait until I complete it to write this review, I don’t know if I’ll ever get the review done. But the bottom line is, if you’re at all interested in this type of game, Mecho Wars is a great example for your iDevice.
If you are a fan of the hugely popular Zenonia, you will undoubtedly enjoy the 1.1 update which was just released yesterday. As testament to the RPG’s popularity, there is already a growing number of reviews for the update at the App Store that praise the game and its much-needed updates. Check out Young’s great review of Zenonia if you have not had a chance to play yet and our interview with a Gamevil assasin. Of course I am already tooling around the world listening to Armin van Buuren rather than the somewhat repetitive tunes of Zenonia’s world thanks to their BGM updates and iTunes playback, but some of the other updates are just as good.
- D-Pad Control updated (wider touch area and transparencies added)
- Inventory navigation improved
- Sound – optional BGM on/off and playback of iTunes content
- Balancing durability/hunger time adjusted
- Typos and minor glitches
Gamevil, Zenonia, 5.99$, 9.5MB
So what is My Brute? If you’re familiar with the online flash game, My Brute is a mix of Super Smash Bros and a street gang war – it’s all action packed fighting with items and abilities, except you have no control over it. BulkyPix, the developers behind the the thriller game Hysteria Project, have ported the web version of My Brute to the iDevice. But since that doesn’t explain the whole story, the web version can be found here. It’s a simple yet fun flash title based on automated fights between virtual characters called “brutes”. Typing in a name generates a new brute profile, in which the player can then go to the arena and choose their battles.
For a while, I felt like I was searching for something that I couldn’t quite grasp. It seemed that so many games I’ve played had some of the elements that were great, but were lacking in other areas. It’s almost as if there was this meta-uber game that resided in the back of my mind that has yet to see fruition. With Isotope: A Space Shooter, I feel that I have gotten one step closer to playing that meta-uber game of my imagining… and this is praise indeed.
TouchMyApps is giving away 5 copies of the highly addictive and unique MMO fighter, My Brute. Developed by Bulkypix, the brains behind the fun interactive game Hysteria Project, My Brute is an online experience where you take your personalized ‘brutes’ and challenge players from around the world. Fighting is all done via automated turn-based combat sequences, but it is well implemented and just as enjoyable. As your character levels up and defeats more foes, new weapons, skills and even sidekicks will be made available to you in your quest to become the most feared brute of all. I highly recommend you give the free online version a play through and see how addictive it can be watching your prized fighter plummel your up-to-no-good counterpart.
To win a copy of My Brute, simply leave a comment and tell us the name(s) of a game you found to be truly unique and addictive on the iDevice. Winners will be selected randomly and the contest will close June 26th.
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Vay’s story begins when Prince Heibelger (the main character) is about to marry a beautiful lady with a mysterious past, but during the wedding, the castle is stormed by the army of Danek (The staple bad guy) with technology too great for the defenses. A lot of people were killed that day, including some very close to Heibelger. But, his bride’s kidnapping seemingly was the entire purpose of the attack. Now what about the bride did the Danek want so badly? Heibelger vows to get her back, and take out vengeance on the Danek Empire.