Square Enix on your iPhone – Crystal Defenders

Square Enix, best known for their role playing titles in Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, have jumped on the iPhone Tower Defense bandwagon and released a Defense title of their own. Crystal Defenders is unique in that rather than building defensive tower structures around a map, you deploy jobs found in the popular Final Fantasy Tactics A2 game(Nintendo DS). Available classes include Dragoons, Black Mages, Theives, Berserkers and plenty more to choose from. Fans of the Tactics series and any defense game may want to give this a go. Now available at the App Store for $7.99. A Lite version is also available for players to test out the first 20 waves from one of four beginners’ maps.

More screen shots after the jump.

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App Price Drop – Christmas Holiday Edition

Christmas is only days away and developers have dropped more prices in preparation for the Holiday Season. Frenzic, one of my favorite puzzlers on the iPhone is currently only $1.99. Bejeweled 2, another popular match puzzler is on sale for $2.99.  EA has dropped prices on their titles, including Yahtzee and Tetris. As usual, be sure to check this post for the entire price drop list.

Note: Our Dec 15th post for app sales are still in effect!

Frenzic

$4.99 —> $1.99

Frenzic

Bejeweled 2

$4.99 —> $2.99

Bejeweled 2

YAHTZEE Adventures

$4.99 —> $2.99

YAHTZEE? Adventures

TETRIS

$7.99 —> $4.99

TETRIS®

SCRABBLE

$7.99 —> $4.99

SCRABBLE

Spore Origins

$7.99 —> $6.99

Spore? Origins

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A Look at QuickPic – Wireless Photo Transfers on Your iPhone

Transferring photos from an iPhone to your computer may not always be the most simplified process in the world.  If you don’t happen to have your cable with you, the only way to sync your photos for non-jailbroken iPhone users would be to email them to your inbox.  Certainly not very user friendly as you would have to send each photo individually, open your email and finally save them to your desktop or notebook. A new iPhone app called QuickPic actually simplifies this process by allowing you to download your photos to any computer using a web brower via WIFI.

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Touchgrind in review: Skateboarding IS a Geek sport

Game Title Screen

Ollie
Heelflip
Varial
Shuvit
Japan Air
Nose Grind
Nollie
360 Flip

Take a look at the above list. Are you reminded of those heady days of teenage rebellion? Do you look fondly on cursing, spitting, bleeding from falls, running from the fuzz and beating up roller bladers? If so, then I think that the Swedish Illusion Labs AB have an app that will have you switchstancing down memory lane.

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ngmoco’s Rolando has Arrived – Quick Impressions

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.

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Kraut – Free App Giveaway!

Campaign Mode. Pinch to zoom in/out to see all the levels

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!

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New App Release – 7 Cities TD

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.

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SimCity now available at the App Store!!

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.

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Txtpedia in Review – Relearn Your ABCs

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.

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The App Store has Opened the Gates of… Flatulence

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.

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