Christmas has arrived early for iPhone gamers. Two of the most talked about and eagerly awaited games for the iPhone are now both available. Yesterday, it was SimCity that made the rounds. Today, we have Rolando hitting the App Store and not a moment too soon. Having spent sometime testing it out, I can say that it is indeed a wonderfully executed title. It has responsive and easy to use controls, well designed levels that offer plenty of engaging obstacles, eye candy visuals, a catchy sound track and did I mention fun? Yes, very fun! You will begin to realize the creativity and high level of production that went into Roland even after just several minutes into the game. The early App Store reviews have been very positive and Rolando certainly deserves no less.
Just last week, I wrote an article about the unique and fun puzzle game called Kraut. Well it is now available at the App Store and kodi (developer of the title) has been kind enough to send me 10 promo codes to give away to TouchMyApps readers! Sweet! All you have to do is leave a comment below and the FIRST 10 people to do so will get to play Kraut for free! (currently $1.99 at the App Store). Please make sure you enter your email address correctly as this is the only way I can send you the code. Enjoy!
Update: Our 7 Cities TD review is now up.
Neptune Entertainment has released their first game at the App Store, a pirate themed Tower Defense game called 7 Citites TD. Unlike many other defense games, 7 cities TD has hand drawn maps as well as a unique take on how the tower systems work. Each tower gains experience and level up depending on how many enemy kills they have. They also acquire new skills that will make them more effective as they level up. Based on what I have seen thus far, 7 Cities is indeed a solid and promising game with a variety of gameplay options. Tower Defense fans should definitely check this title out. Below are some tutorial screenshots.
SimCity, one of the most anticipated titles for the iPhone has finally been released by EA today. All SimCity fans should rejoice as this iPhone remake is not some hosed down version of the game. Give EA credit for ensuring that all features we have come to love and expect from a SimCity title are included. I have had a chance to play the game for a bit (went through the tutorials and then some) and I must say that it is rather impressive. There were no noticeable slow downs and it runs surprisingly smoothe. Lots of building structures to choose from and all the view options (pollution, underground, traffic, land value) we are used to are here too. Definitely a must have title for fans of the series.
You ever get the feeling you are not “with it” anymore when you see abbreviations like AFK or HHTYAY and have no clue what they mean? Or if you always wondered what those darn acronyms stand for you see in chat rooms, IMs and SMSes? Well if you find yourself in these situations, then Txtpedia may just be the app the doctor ordered. Developed by Mike Baumer, Txtpedia will not only make you say “Oooo, so that’s what it means”, but it will teach you some new lingo along the way.
Air-o-matic made headlines a little while back when its ‘Pull My Finger‘ app was rejected from the Apple. It wasn’t just any app mind you. It had one mission and one alone: to make farting sounds on the iPhone. Why was it turned away by the App Store that houses more than 10,000 apps? Apple said the reason was for its “limited utility”. Well it seems like they have had a change of heart as Pull My Finger is back at the App Store. Not only is it back, but with a vengeance and is currently sitting at the no. 7 spot of Top Paid apps.
Perhaps you are one of those at the office who pretends to be working hard on those TPS reports, but are in actual fact playing an online word game when the boss isn’t watching. Or you’re at home, bored out of your mind and getting your quick word fix on the interweb. No matter the scenario, if you have spent anytime playing Word Games on the net, there is a very good chance you have come across Chicktionary, a very popular title developed by blockdot. Well, anagram and word fans can now rejoice as Chicktionary has been be released for the iPhone.
There are some nice price drops this time round, including all of ngmoco titles to celebrate the Dec 18th release of Rolando. As a result, Topple is now FREE and Dropship can be had for a buck!!! Polarbit has also dropped prices for their popular Wave Blazer and Raging Thunder games. IUGO’s fun Shaky Summit is also on sale at $0.99. Be sure to check out the post for the entire list!
Dropship$1.99 —> $0.99
Welcome back Commander – Pilot your Dropship, power-up your weapons and penetrate enemy caverns destroying turrets, tanks & Interceptors as you fight to Evac your stranded allies and retrieve “the pod”. Effect your daring escape with your cargo in tow dodging enemy fire, homing missiles with your vector thrust powered super ship.
Topple$0.99 —> Free
How high can you go? Topple, the most addictive stacking game ever is exclusively available on iPhone & iPod Touch!
Dr. Awesome$1.99 —> $0.99
A deadly strain of virus is attacking the population and friends from your contact list have been infected ! Show your awesome skills and perform microsurgery using precise accelerometer controls.
Raging Thunder$3.99 —> $1.99
WINTER BLOWOUT-SALE ON ALL OUR GAMES!
Raging Thunder is a gut-churning, tyre burning racer giving you control over the most extreme muscle cars in the world! Race against time, CPU controlled opponents or up to three other speed addicts in this fast paced and exhilarating coin-op style racing game featuring the most breathtaking 3D graphics on the iPhone yet.
Strategery is a rather unique take on turn-based strategy games like Risk, one where Global Domination is the goal of the game. To be more precise though, it is essentially an iPhone version of the very popular Online game, Dice Wars. While far from perfect, Strategery is a fast paced game where matches can be finished few minutes at a time and can be quite addictive.
tap tap tap has recently posted a comprehensive Top 10 list for tips on the iPhone 3G. It is certainly one of the best I have come across on the web, with pictures that are pretty much self explanatory found for each tip. It even talks about how to register your WIFI with Skyhook WPS ( to locate where you are if GPS isn’t available) and how to setup AIM Mobile Forwarding. New iPhone users will certainly find lots of very helpful tips here, and who knows maybe even hardcore users will learn a thing or two from the guide. Here are a few more sample shots: