If you’re the type of gamer that just wants to jump into a game with no need for instruction, if you like no-strategy gameplay, if you like mindless button-mashing, if you like games that go on and on with no change and no real reward… Boy, do I have a game for you!
Okay admit it, you like cute things. Things that make you laugh or smile. Babies, puppies, kitties – anything else? Okay, anything else cute that we can chat about on an iPhone review site? Something online? Something you can play with? Getting any ideas? Okay, in the App Store? How about Monsters? No no, not the cable company, the game.
Yeah, Monsters, brainchild of Samuel Vermette crept into the store 16 February to less fanfare than it deserves. Why? Well in the same timeframe, it has competed with many many applications including the Top App of the World; the App Store is a vicious place to do business.
Sometimes photographs need a little more panache, style or dramatic emphasis but it’s not always convenient (or enjoyable) to transfer photos to a home computer for post-processing.
ColorSplash, the aptly named photographic manipulation app, gives you a bit of that Photoshop-like power in the palm of your hand. Specifically, it allows you to select the features of your images that will stand out in full color while the rest is converted to grayscale (black & white). While this single ability may sound simple, its results are anything but. Before we delve into the intricacies of the app, you need to see what I’m going on about.
Don’t be upset that the picture above isn’t of Mariah Carey. Some guys (or girls) relate the word “fantasy” with visions of scantily clad vixens, but when I think of the word, it’s usually “I wonder how I’m doing in my Fantasy (insert sport here) Pool!!!” Having Sportacular helps me answer that question right away. Whether you’re a fantasy sports junkie, or just a sports junkie in general, Sportacular keeps you connected with all the sporting info you need while on the go.
From the days long gone, when Tom Cruise felt the need for speed, got involved in some risky business, and was counted among a few good men comes the racer based off the movie Days of Thunder. Despite the source material, which does not need to be seen to understand the story or mechanics of the game, Days of Thunder (the App) stands strong as the first stock car racer the AppStore has to offer.
No more chortling over farts or breasts, the world has voted and iDracula the App Store’s new Lord and Master; it is the new Top Paid App. In fact, it is a clean sweep of the USA, Canada, UK, Japan and France. Whose finger did developer More Games Entertainment have to pull to get there? Not sure, but I am certain it was enough all night work to leave the poor souls bloodless, cold and ready to devour.
Our review pointed out some of its strengths but iDracula has to be played to truly be appreciated. Quick and smooth with great graphics and engine work, iDracula is bound to remain a genre-defining game for the iPhone despite carrying such a small pricetag.
Take a look at Top App of the World from time to time to see how your favourite apps fare in global rankings.
When I was first introduced to Yard Sale Hidden Treasures, I had no idea what it was all about; all I know was that it had very good reviews on iTunes as well as on other websites. Given those, I had high expectations.
There are apps that you want to use, and then there are ones you hope you never have to use (unless you get a kick out of faking your own kidnapping). Sillens AB has just released an iPhone app that could potentially come in very handy in times of crisis/distress.
Safety Button is your new way of feeling safe when moving about. With Safety Button you always have someone who knows exactly where you are and if something should happen; your iPhone will contact your chosen person for you, with your location and much more.
Using external servers to trace your steps, it starts collecting your position every 20 seconds via GPS whenever you start Safety Button. The moment you hit the big honking red “Help” button, the servers will relay an SOS message via sms and/or email, stating your current position to a preset family or friend. According to Sillens AB, the app comes with 3 pre-paid smses and works in any country where an iPhone is available for purchase. While most people won’t see a need for Safety Button, $2.99 does buy a piece of mind for the paranoid or those who attact trouble like a magnet. More screenshots and an faq after the break. [Safety Button, $2.99]
Metal Gear Solid is easily my favorite video game series of all time. What’s not to like? MGS has always been loaded with gripping cinematic story lines, stealthy gameplay, a variety of combat methods (sniping!) and some of the best visuals for every console its been on. While Metal Gear Touch has been made specifically for the iPhone/iPod Touch, it won’t be a full-fledged MGS game we’re accustomed to. Konami has recently debuted a new website that reveals more info regarding its gameplay:
Wage battle using intuitive touch-based shooting controls. Solid Snake’s final battle recreated on the battlefield of your 3.5-inch widescreen display!…Control the action with your fingers using the “Multi-touch interface” of the iPhone/iPod Touch. Trace your fingers on teh screen to take aim, and shooting by tapping. Pinch out or Pinch in to zoom-in/out on targets and snipe them from a distance.
Judging from what’s been revealed on the website, it looks like Konami has another “solid” Metal Gear game on their hands. Screenshots and video after the jump.
It seems like vector-esque graphics are the new vogue. With the rise in popularity of games such as Vector Tanks and Blue Attack!, it was only a matter of time before developers brought this visual style to the arena of Tower Defense (aka) TD games. This seems a no brainer given the fact that one of the better Flash TD games out there is Vector TD, a TD game that is done in vector graphics. Yet, despite the fact that the TD genre has a growing number of entries and that vector graphics may one day be passe, geoDefense does make a strong case in justifying its presence in your iDevice and within the TD genre in general.