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Ahoy there, ye mates! The Talk like A Pirate Day is almost upon us and in the spirit of this holiday the adventures of scurvydog Guybrush Threepwood are almost given away. Can’t say what the landlubbers at Anuman, Kali and Jagex have to do with it but there ARE giving away some of their stuff as well! Secret of Monkey Island 1 & 2, Part 3 of Egypt The Prophecy and TriDefense are available for free or at least virtually so. And one of the best old-school RPGs on the iDevice Undercroft has been re-released by its new owner for FREE as well. ‘Tis a grand day indeed!
The Tower Defence genre has bit kind of stale lately. Apart from the release of the solid, but in no way revolutionising Star Wars: Battle for Hoth (TMA Review) I don’t think there have been a title worthy of note for at least a few months. That’s why the arrival of Guns’n'Glory from HandyGames was even more welcome. But to further spike my interest it not only boasted mobile towers and a fresh perspective of being the bad guy, but a full featured FREE, albeit ad-supported Guns’n'Glory FREE version.
I think this week’s biggest news is the potential Angry Birds killer Cannon Cadets. It looks like it might have more of a puzzle solving bent to it, which will hopefully keep it from being labeled “just another clone”. For you action fans there’s Shoot To Kill, a freemium game that’s the first in a potential line of “free for freaks” games. You only need to pay if you want useful save games? Platforming fans were treated to the second installment of the revitalized Ghosts ‘N Goblins series, and if it’s anything like the first it should be a blast. Oh, and I guess there’s that little sequel to a largely unknown iPhone game called iShoot 2…
Update: Civilization Revolution is now FREE!!! Previously at $6.99, this is one heck of a steal.
The weekend is upon us once again and it’s time for another Freebies Roundup. Leading the way is Glu’s hit title Jump O’Clock (TMA Review), a vertical platform game where you take control of a steampunk robot named le0 and attempt to jump from gear to gear and as far up as you can, all the while avoiding various obstacles. Not only did TMA’s Eric Pankoke give the game a Kiss it rating, he also found it more enjoyable than Doodle Jump. Also making the freebie list is Steam Pirates, a uniquely designed and casual RPG/Adventure from Luc Bernard, creator of the popular TBS Mecho Wars (TMA Review).
Lots more freebies can be found after the break. Remember, these deals are only valid for a limited time… so hurry!
It’s time to get your inner god-smasher on with this week’s biggest release – Hero Of Sparta II. I’m probably in the minority of those who wasn’t a huge fan of the first one, but for the rest of you, this one sounds bigger, badder and all out better. I’m even tempted to give it a shot. If you’d like to see how the makers of We Rule would tackle farming there’s We Farm, ngmoco’s answer to FarmVille. For the tower defense fan who’s “seen it all”, there’s Cowboys Vs. Zombies, an interesting take on the genre that has you defending several towns against zombie onslaughts using the fighters of the old west. And, for the old school construction gamer there’s SimCity Deluxe, the next iteration of the long running franchise to make its way to the iPhone. Just like Hero Of Sparta II it appears to be a decent improvement over the first, so if you’re looking for some city building action, you might want to check it out.
In an update that combined unexpected crashing and the disappearance of the beloved iconic Dancing zombie from their iPhone version, fans are up in arms over Popcap Games’ upsetting ‘business decision’ to remove the Thriller-era Michael Jackson lookalike from the roster of the lovable undead in Popcap Games’ runaway tower defense hit, Plants vs. Zombies (TMA review)
Acting on the request of the Estate of Michael Jackson, the developers have promptly given the Dancing Zombie a makeover with a new one and ramped up the update with 12 new iPhone exclusive achievements and bug fixes.
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)