Zenonia Update 1.1 – Tweaks aplenty

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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
ZENONIA

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My Brute in Review – Violence Has Never Been So Entertaining

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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.

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Isotope: A Space Shooter in Review – RPG, Vectors, SHMUP, Oh My!

isotope6For 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.

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My Brute Promo Code Giveaway! (closed)

mybrute_promoTouchMyApps 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.

As well be sure to follow us on Twitter and tweet: RT & Follow @TouchMyApps to win 1 of 5 My Brute Promo Codes! http://bit.ly/kXqsP

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Vay in Review – Oldschool RPG Nostalgia + 2 Promo Codes!

vay_review1I picked Vay up in the hopes of returning to my childhood memories of playing turn-based RPGs: a need for nostalgia.

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.

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The Sims 3 – Review and Tips from shigzeo, the Sleaze

EA have type-casted me as a sleaze and I will admit to liking it. But, let me straighten out one thing: prior to playing the Sims 3, I had no idea what a ‘woohoo’ was and why my sim should as a dying wish desire it 8 times in one day. Well, after at least 17 hours of play, I have not accomplished his goal, but I have learned how to be a true and proper sleaze in this beautiful game.

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TMA vs Gamevil – Assassins Win!

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These lads have at least two big reasons to smile: their company, are stomping all over the App Store with games like Zenonia and Baseball Superstars 2009 and have been stomping all over the Korean handset market for years with over 50 games. Dedicated to mobile gaming since inception, Gamevil have a unique, storied and urbane approach to the market which has garnished their corporate resume with top sellers and awards.

And today, I set foot into their Holy of Holies.

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The Sims 3 – Better than Ezra

She just called me for dinner...

She just called me for dinner...

Nothing is perfect, but the Sims 3 for the iPhone is such a well-adapted game that I am ready to throw in the towel and confess my love. –This is not a review– The Sims has everything: mini-arcade action, strategy, time-management, resource management, role-playing and even romance. It has much much more too, but –This is not a review–

 EA, The Sims 3, 9.99$, 63.7 MB
The Sims 3

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Australian App Store Sacked – Time-travelling Aussies get Sims3 First!

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If you have been waiting for the iPhone implementation of the most successful PC game in history, then you will have to wait a bit longer — unless you live in Australia or have somehow syphoned off an Aussie account. As Australians travel time faster than those in North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia, we will leave it up to them to deliver some short clips, previews, reviews and happy face pictures as their Sims manage to nab the right one in the pub or at the library.

Australian iTunes link:
The Sims 3 (International)

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The App Store’s Best RPG

The face of the best yet…

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I love RPG’s and fantasy adventure games. My first love was the simple, but action-riddled 8-bit Zelda. Later, my love for digital fantasy ( … ) grew to encompass games that more accurately reflected role playing: Ultima, Might and Magic and The Elder Scrolls. After completing several large games, I turned to the Super Nintendo (SNES) and some classic Japanese-style RPG’s: Final Fantasy, Gaia, Secret of Mana and Dragon Quest.

Which is best? Well, they all are good, but you have to be right for the game. For the light-hearted adventurer, we have a sub-genre headed up by Zenonia and for the seemy-action slayer, Raven Sword, Aralon, and Dungeon Hunter. For the more callous adventurer role-player, there is The Quest.

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