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:
ngmoco:) has quickly become a developer many are keeping a close eye on for the iPhone. While they may not have released a bundle of games thus far, the ones that ngmoco have are both fun and unique in their own way (Topple, Dr. Awesome). With the recent release of Dropship, ngmoco has outdone themselves this time and quite possibly have put together the ultimate Arcade game that is as addictive as it is impressive.
TapJoy have entered what is fast becoming a staple diet in the App Store: Tower Defense games. TapDefense is contending with the likes of the stolid Fieldrunners and the newer genre oriented, Zombie Attack!; but unlike its competitors, is free.
Copy and Paste is without a doubt one of the most sought-after features still missing from the iPhone. Currently, 37,172 people and counting have added it to the Wish List on the website Pleasefixtheiphone. Now the wait is almost over thanks to one Jed Schimdt, creator of Pastebud.