In the golden age of 3D gaming, a lot of truly groundbreaking titles smashed into software shops to dazzle fans. One of the best back in the mid nineties and still a benchmark title is Magic Carpet by Bullfrog games. Not sure how much magic is in the MellisugaSoft’s Carpet Flight, but at least there is a glimmering bit of borrowed inspiration. Carpet Flight isn’t an action game; it plays closer to Glyder than anything and could be called relaxing.
Funny, this game popped up after a request in our forums for an iDevice Magic Carpet.
With various tycoon games left and right making a killing on the App Store, it’s about time the iconic Donald Trump lent his name to a popular genre which he himself represents. Enter Trump Tycoon.
iFun4All want to show our insular iDevice world the Playboy of a new iGeneration. Sexy Maid Service is the first among a series of “subtle and classy” interactive erotica. According to iFun4All’s sexy producer Piotr Bielatowicz, this new game series will accomplish the sexy without falling into the porn category. But before we get too far, I have a slight bone to pick with the lads at iFun4All: flip TMA’s banner around just a bit, and… Well, aside from the incumbent lawsuit between us, Sexy Maid Service looks like a fun way to safely enjoy housework and Megan.
A little more sumthin’ sumthin’ after the gap:
Sims3 is already a great game for the iDevice. But EA aren’t about to stop with fishing and baking. The Sims3 World Adventure will bring a host of new features to the simulation franchise including: famous destinations, loads of new goals, much more custom content, and the ability to import your favourite characters from Sims3! Look for it at the App Store … sometime. We will keep you posted.
In the meantime, read TMA’s review of Sims3 and if you haven’t already, download it!
More screenies etc., after the gap:
Have you always wanted a fish to care for and own that awesome looking aquarium for it to live in? Well, now you can with iQuarium! Developed by Infinite Dreams, iQuarium is hands down one of the best looking apps for the iDevice, especially on the 3GS. Not only does it look great, but how cool is it to have a fully interactive and intuitive fish living right in your iPhone/iPod Touch? Feel free to discuss this review of iQuarium in our forums.
A building bursts into flames. Shooting erupts in the building a block away. In another part of the city, there is a major virus outbreak. Good governance means providing timely and efficient services. In busy and crowded cities, sometimes there are several emergencies to attend to in a single day. In real life, however, action is not as efficient and quick.
Popular PC game Home Sweet Home is now pocket-sized for the iPhone and iPod Touch! Fans of social networking games such as Pet Society will instantly recognize the irresistible appeal of designing your own space and exploring the permutations of your creativity from the game that started it all in 2007.
Flight combat fans get ready, Namco’s port of the critically acclaimed Ace Combat: Skies of Deception is approaching at mach speed and headed for an explosive landing (?) in App Store territory this winter. Appbank have taken a look at a development version whose pristine graphics according to some, eclipse the PSP version. It will sport accelerometer/touch controls, loads of explosions, and anime.
Screenies and newly released video after the gap:
Never thought I’d go on the record saying that I enjoy an app based on the absurd America’s Next Top Model comedy/’reality’ TV show, but I will ad I do. In fact, I enjoy it so much that of its four cycles, I have already completed 2 – not bad for someone who was considered the ugly duckling by his classmates! Well, for Sims fans, for fans of mini-games, and to a lesser extent, for fans of resource-management fans, this game rocks.
Aera, which caught our eyes 7 Sept has flown the coop to some pretty good reviews at the App Store and is waiting in the wings for another good review. Connor, here at TMA will be doing a formal review soon, but in the meantime, he has leaked some preliminary impressions:
If F.A.S.T. seems intimidating and you want a fun, casual flight / air combat sim, Aera could be what you’re looking for. The controls take a bit of getting used to, but once you get them down, you’re off. Aera is a 2D flight sim, so don’t expect Microsoft flight simulator realism. Get ready for a fun, operational flight sim.
iChromo, Aera, $2.99, 7.3 MB