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Star Wars is definitely one of the pillars of science-fiction. The original trilogy revolutionized how the general public perceive the genre and has left it’s trail in almost all areas of life – be it toys, CCGs, books or videogames. Even on the iDevice the franchise has left quite an impression, with Star Wars The Force Unleashed and the recent Star Wars: Trench Run being the most noteworthy titles. And now they have been joined by arguably the best Star Wars game on the iDevice to date in the form of a Tower Defence – Star Wars: Battle for Hoth.
We’re back for another run of our Freebies Roundup. While the paid–>free list isn’t as notable this time around, there are still some quality titles to be had and plenty to choose from. No Monkey’s Super 7 (TMA Review), a great pick-up-and-play line drawing game and also one of SteveNaka’s favorites, is now free. It’s also a universal app, so you can even enjoy it gratis on your iPad. For word lovers, there’s Ultimate Word Search, a nice looking word search game with 63 categories and 6 themes to choose from. And Golf Stick, a fun casual 2D golf game (a current Top 10 download on iTunes) is also a freebie.
This was certainly a good week to be an iPhone owner. U.S. store patrons finally got a taste of Castlevania as Castlevania: Encore of the Night made it into our store (check last week’s roundup for the details). Also of note was the release of Risk: The Official Game. There were definitely some nice looking clones over time, but it’s always good to see an original take back the throne. If you’re a Finger Physics fan – either publicly or in the closet – then you’re no doubt excited about Finger Physics: Thumb Wars, the sequel that makes solving puzzles a global contest. The burgeoning pirate wanna-bes of the crowd will definitely need to check out Plunderland, the ragdoll physics based side scrolling pirate ship game. And, for the sports nut there’s Let’s Golf 2, the latest installment of Gameloft’s popular “over the top” golf game.
This week was almost a better one for iPad releases / ports than iPhone offerings, but there were still some solid looking titles on both fronts. For you tower defense fans comes one of the biggest science fiction licenses in the world – Star Wars: Battle For Hoth. I personally can think of some better uses for the property (where’s our iPhone version of Pod racing?), but I will admit that the thought of fighting AT-ATs is always intriguing. If you like scrolling shooters then you’re in for a treat, as one of my favorites in this genre has finally received a full version. Air Attack puts you in some serious 3D shmup combat, including taking on a pretty defensive castle. If you’re looking for a game with some unique play mechanics, check out Spider: Bryce Manor HD. The iPhone version was great, so I’d expect nothing less from the iPad port.
Updated: Freebies Roundup: Navy Patrol – Advanced Premium, Movie Challenge and more free for a limited time
Looking for quality iPhone games without spending a dime? We’ve got you covered with another edition of our Freebies Roundup. Navy Patrol: Advanced Premium (TMA Review), one of the more popular and content packed tower defense games on the App Store has dropped from $4.99 to free. With 3 warefare types (sea level, undersea and aerial varieties) and a good variety of upgradeable turrets to choose from, TD fans should enjoy this one. Also free is Movie Challenge (TMA Review), a great movie trivial game that features 10 different question categories and over 5000 original questions. Blast Off (TMA Review), a former PSP bestseller that has made its way onto the iDevice, joins the freebie crowd as well.
The complete roundup after the gap! (act fast though, as some of these will remain free for only a day)
Hello there, folks! I’m finally back from my long deserved vacation in the wonderful Italian town of Rimini. I know, you missed me Anyhow, I won’t bore you with descriptions of the wonderful time I had. Instead, allow me to tell you about a game that has kept me entertained during the long flights there and back as well as in some lengthy train trips. I’m talking, of course, about a recently released TBS by the name of Highborn.
Unless you’ve not had access to any “latest and greatest” news sources over the last week, you probably know the big noise in iPhone gaming was the release of the iPhone client for Facebook phenomenon Farmville. Unless I’m missing something, this is basically a game about planting crops. Guess I’m not hip enough for that action. For CCG fans, this week saw the release of Arena 9, a trading card game that you can play against real opponents or computer AI. This game spurred its own bit of drama over questionable artwork, but I’ll leave that for you to Google if you’re interested. Coincidentally, this week’s 10 to watch list all fall in the $2.99 or less category, so why not pick up the whole lot?
Hot on the heels of the iPhone 4 launch, Apple is showcasing a brand new feature page on iTunes dubbed “The Best Games You’ve Never Played“. Presumably aimed at brand new iPhone 4 owners/App Store users (or those who who don’t follow the games section too closely), the list includes more obscure titles like Deadball Specialist, Dungeon Scroll, PonPonPanic and Warblade. Of course, these types of roundups can be very subjective, but it does appear that Apple has done a pretty good job with its selection. Admittedly, I have yet to personally try all 50 games, though here are 10 that I have played and thoroughly enjoyed:
- Chillingo Ltd, Pro Zombie Soccer – $0.99
- Straandlooper, HECTOR: Badge of Carnage (TMA Review) – $3.99
- GAIA, Sword & Poker 2(WW) – $3.99
- One Man Left, Tilt to Live – $0.99
- TAITO , Space Invaders Infinity Gene (TMA Review) – $4.99
- Lucasfilm, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition – $7.99
- Alley Labs, Meteor Blitz – $2.99
- SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd., Hills and Rivers Remain – $4.99
- David Bentley, The Impossible Game (TMA Review) – $0.99
- David Whatley, geoDefense (TMA Review) – $1.99
With over 30,000 games at the App Store, it likely wasn’t an easy task for Apple to come up with “only” 50 titles. Regardless, here’s the App Store link to the Best Games You’ve Never Played.
Update: Com2uS’ mighty fun and action-packed Heavy Gunner is now FREE for limited time as well. Several other new titles have also been added to our roundup.
This week’s first Freebie Roundup post is back and we’ve hand picked some of the more notable and worthwhile games that have recently dropped in price to free on the App Store. iBlast Moki (TMA Review), one of the hit games from ’09, dropped to $0 a few days ago and still remains a free download. There’re plenty more in our roundup (currently 12 titles), so be sure to take a peek after the break and see if you can find one or more that tickle your fancy.
Truth be told, the first thing I took care of when I purchased my own iPad was to get a copy of Plants vs. Zombies HD. I snuck out on lunch break from work and after buying my iPad, I made a beeline for the nearest Wifi spot and downloaded the game straightaway. By the time I got back to the office, I was proudly showing off my very first acquisition, and my colleagues were just as eager as I was to give this baby a test drive.
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