Jules Verne’s Return to Mysterious Island is one of the most compelling adventure game ports that I have experienced, and at its great price of 2.99$, is certainly one of the best values at the App Store. But, the news only gets better; Chillingo will be releasing its sequel, Secret of Mysterious Island, in just a few weeks to eager fans of Mina, Secret Island’s sultry atmosphere, and gorgeous graphics.
Stay tuned: this space reserved for download link and our review! Follow the gap for the press release and videos.
Update: Secrets of the Mysterious Island is now available at the App Store!
Chillingo, Jules Verne’s Secrets of Mysterious Island, $6.99, 704 MB
Lewis Caroll either wrote about his niece in the perennially popular Alice in Wonderland, or, as is often explained, his imagination may have drifted in cloud-like from other sources (wink, wink). Nevertheless, the classic canonical English story is getting a rush of contemporary interest. As Sonic BOOM envision it, Alice in Bomberland’s exotic mix of game play will hardly be a departure from its incredible origins. Check after the gap for more info!
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
Spurned by a recent trip to Seoul, Clickgamer devs have decided to make a simulation of the chaos. The only difference of course, is that in Pile Up!, you don’t need to run screaming for your life at a green crossing signal. Right, so that a massive lie, but Pile Up!, a new god-game simulation which manages things on a much smaller scale than SimCity is revving its engines for a bout at the App Store. If you’ve ever scorned the aimless direction given by a traffic cop, laughed at her/his funny white gloves as she waved you around the corner; if you’ve ever wished for nothing more than the tidy centre of a hot, stuffy, smoggy intersection, then Pile Up! may tickle your fancy.
Despite my aversion to the automobile, god-games tickle me the right way and Pile Up! certainly looks interesting.
Korean gaming house, Com2uS are within striking distance of an October release of their shooter title, Sniper VS Sniper (SVS). While not as indelibly political as Spy VS Spy, the new shooter’s violence should satisfy trigger-happy fans and offer a few great twists to the genre. SVS promises plenty of action, but more than that, a melange of game play which spans the gamut of genres from shooter to MMO. One of Sniper VS Sniper’s most anticipated features is online play where players will take sides in alliance-style play. The game has been released, grab it below and feel free to read our review of Sniper Vs Sniper.
For the record, this is the same Com2uS who supplied have provided App Store hits with addicting the following addicting titles: Baseball Slugger and Trapped: Undead Infection. More pics and video below:
Ever wanted to know exactly what goes on while you sleep? I mean other than what you remember in your dreams? I certainly have. Right, then prepare for the ubiquitous preamble: “there’s an app for that”. There is. Let it Sleep, by Kayac Inc. exists for the purpose of extracting those good ideas which often come out of your nocturnal neverland.
Kayac, Let it Sleep, 0.99$, 0.4 MB
Sleepless nights and whirling marble shooters do not mix well, but they are the fare by which I stay somewhat sober. Tumblebugs, a game which I am loath to call a Blackbeard clone, is a new game by Connect2Media and Tag Games which will have you spinning like mad. What 35 million PC users have already discovered is that it is fun, but not easy to save the bug world from the evil dominion of the black bug and his legions.
At just shy of 3$, Enigmo 2 shoots into the App Store in the same bracket as its older brother, the award-winning Enigmo. This time, however, Pangea Software had to outdo themselves by one-upping their popular puzzler, Enigmo.
Pangea Software, Enigmo 2, 2.99$, 9.3 MB
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be the franchise’s first story-driven GTA game for the iPhone. Yes, that is right, the series which inspired Payback, Gangstar, and Car Jack Streets, will hit the iDevice like a six-shooter this fall.
I won’t get religious here, but Mario may have saved my life several times over. Seriously. Had I not been playing Super Mario Kart in 1994, I would have taken the long road home and been hit by a bus which, on the very corner which I always stopped to drain… (nevermind), careened out of control, killing its entire passenger load. That night, when 39 chickens didn’t arrive safely home, old farmer Johnson was in a sad fuss, but at least I was okay and till this day, I hold a good respect for the master Italian plumber. That is, until I happened upon this video a couple of days ago!