Platypus is one of those titles that has had relative success, but it seems like not a whole lot of people know about the game. Having already been released on the PC, Mac, Smart Phones and the PSP, it has now found its way on to the iPhone. The one aspect that sets Platypus apart from other side scrolling shooters is that its entire world is created by clay. Anthony Flack, the game’s creator, painstakingly made every single element from a single lump of clay and photographed them with a digital camera. No wonder it is one of the most unique looking games out for the iPhone.
ngmoco’s other highly anticipated title Dropship (the other being Rolando) is now finally out for the iPhone. Fans of action packed arcade games will definitely love this title. I can already say that its become one of my favorite games from the App Store after just an hour of play. The controls are fabulous and flying your Dropship is highly addictive and fun. Update: A full review of Dropship can be found here
Portegno Apps has recently released Cartoonizeme, a fun and easy to use app that will allow you to add neat little built-in images to all your photos. You have the option of taking a new picture with your iPhone camera to have it edited, or simply choose one from your camera roll. Once a photo is selected, users will be able to add elements from categories such as Eyes, Mouths, Wigs, Glasses, Hats and much more.
With Christmas less than 3 weeks away and gearing up for even more sales, many developers have already slashed prices on some very popular apps. Some of the titles such as TouchSports Tennis, Sally’s Salon and Million Dollar Password are even at 80% off! Check out the post for the entire price drop list!
The Price is Right$4.99 —> $2.99
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: GET THE PRICE IS RIGHT FOR 60% OFF THE REGULAR PRICE! The Price Is Right™ game brings all the excitement of the show to your iPhone and iPod touch! Feel the thrill of being called to “COME ON DOWN!” to participate in Contestant’s Row. Play 16 different pricing games, including Plinko, Cliff Hangers, Punch-A-Bunch, and more.
TouchSports™ Tennis ’09$4.99 —> $0.99
The best Tennis Game On the iTunes App Store is now on sale at a special price. Happy Holidays from Handheld Games Corp. From the Award winning Designers of Handheld Games Corp. comes TouchSports™ Tennis ’09. The only 3D Tennis title available for the iPhone & iPod touch.
Sally’s Salon$4.99 —> $0.99
Holiday Sale! Limited time pricing.
Manage your own virtual beauty salon! Help Sally spread her salon savvy from the shopping mall to the glittering lights of Hollywood in this stylish and engaging challenge based on the hit online game. Work with Sally to revamp everyone, from little old ladies to punk rockers to impatient celebrities, in five unique salon locations.
SUDOKU$4.99 —> $1.99
**SALE Priced! For a limited time, Sudoku will sell for $1.99 (60% savings). Buy now before prices go back up.** Simply smart and elegant, Sudoku for the iPhone is a beautifully polished and truly addictive game.
Armado$2.99 —> $0.99
*** CHRISTMAS SALE for $0.99 ***
We’re having our Christmas sale! Get the full version of this amazing looking game for 0.99 cents for a limited time only!
Thorsten Kohnhorst of monsterkodi has dropped by TouchMyApps and let us know about his upcoming iPhone game called Kraut. After spending some time with Kraut, I must say that I am quite impressed by the quality and unique design of the game. It is refreshing to see that not only the EA’s and Gamelofts can come up with well polished and actually fun games!
vlingo, a multipurpose Voice Recognition app for the iPhone, didn’t receive nearly the same amount of fanfare compared to Google’s own Mobile Voice app as both were released around the same time. While this maybe the case, vlingo is certainly no push over in the field of speech recognition. Already a very popular and useful app for the Blackberry, vlingo is like a Swiss Army knife for the iPhone. Not only does it search through your contact list to call via voice command, it also searches Google or Yahoo for queries, look up and map local listings and even updates your status on Facebook and Twitter.
With their highly anticipated release of Rolando just around the corner, ngmoco has given iPhone gamers another quality title in Dr. Awesome, Microsurgeon MD. Making use of the accelerometer, gamers are finally able to play Doctor on the iPhone. Starring as Dr. Awesome, your job is to save patients from a deadly outbreak by isolating and trapping an assortment of nasty viruses found within tissue cells.
Ben Stein, most well known for his hit TV game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money”, has graced the iPhone compliments of a trivia game (not much surprise there). In Ben Stein: It’s Trivial, rather than trying to ‘win’ his money, your goal is to score as many points as possible via trivia questions. With enough points, you can have Cheex the monkey steal Ben’s prized possessions.
Star Wars the Force Unleashed$7.99 —> $5.99
Experience the Star Wars universe as never before. The devastating power of the Force is in your hands. You are Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice, trained by the menacing Sith Lord to hunt down the last of the Jedi. Unleash a barrage of Force Powers – including Grip, Lightning, Jedi Mind Trick and much more – at the flick of your fingers as you tap, touch and swipe your way through enemies using the intuitive touch-screen mechanics and exclusive CellWeaver™ feature.
Chopper$4.99 —> $0.99
Chopper is on sale at 80% off for a limited time!
Complete your mission and return to base, while avoiding enemy fire from tanks and bazooka wielding mad men in this action packed side-scrolling helicopter game.
SPiN – Super Shape Puzzle$2.99 —> $0.99
* LIMITED TIME PRICE CUT * ECONOMY SPINNING! EXPERTS STUNNED BY VALUE!! BUY NOW, WHILE
Spin is simple, colorful and fun. “Rotate and match objects for a high score” – that sums it up in one sentence. Well, there’s more, but you’ll learn all about chain combos and unlockable trophies when playing the game.
Bankarama$8.99 —> $3.99
Bankarama is a smart, simple way to avoid overdraft fees using your iPhone. Checking your account balance using a bank’s online service can lead to overdraft fees, because the balance reported by the bank may not include pending electronic transactions or checks. Instead, Bankarama provides a personal, immediate, and authoritative record of your income and spending that you can trust when the time comes to make a spending decision.
Tatomic, developed by VGViews, may very well be one of the more addictive puzzle games you have yet to try out for the iPhone. Seemingly inspired by hit titles such as Lumines and Super Puzzle Fighter II, Tatomic successfully fuses several proven gameplay elements and adds some unique twists of its own. The premise of the game may already be familiar to those who have played enough puzzle games. Link similar colors together, clear them off the board and watch more combos come your way. What sets Tatomic apart though is HOW you trigger these explosions. VGViews has cleverly designed this puzzler with 3 game modes that will have players utilizing different strategies for each game type.