playtoniq, the folks behind the well received “Aqua” Sports series (Aqua Hoops /Aqua Punt), has dropped by TouchMyApps to let us know about their brand new game Just Fillin’. Set to be released tomorrow (Jan 28th), Just Fillin’ takes gameplay elements of the classic Qix and adds its own unique twist. Having spent time testing out the game, I must say it got me hooked with its simple but addictive gameplay.
Being from New Jersey, there’s something about bowling that stirs the soul. The sights, the smells, the horrifically colored shoes… they all appeal to he suburban part of my heart. The App Store has given us a few good games that seek to emulate this experience. They seek to translate the feel of the ‘lanes’ to a mobile experience. Downhill Bowling, though, strives for something far grander.
Personally, I haven’t come across that many sniper games for the iPhone. The one or two that I have were underwhelming to say the least. That’s why when I first saw i Sniper, I had fairly high expectations after seeing some rather nice looking screen shots of the game. Developed by MASQ Interactive, i Sniper will take you through 6 missions around the world, with features like ‘concentration’ to steady your shot and tilt controls to aim through your scope.
TouchMyApps is giving away 3 promo codes for Blue Defense!, the prequel to the new hit game Blue Attack!. If you haven’t had a chance to try out this great shooter, well here’s your chance. To win a copy of Blue Defense!, submit a comment and give us your best caption for the screen shot above. Feel free to be creative Winners will be selected randomly and the contest will close Jan 28, 2009 @ 12pm EST.
Be sure to check out Shigzeo’s great review on Blue Defense! right here.
There is a word I rarely use when reviewing a game: exceptional. Yet, Blue Attack! rightly deserves this description. John Kooistra has managed to create a game that reaches a level of polish, gameplay, and affordability that sets it apart from most others in the SHMUP (Shoot ’em up) genre and within the landfill that is the App Store. This is one game that definitely rises above the rest.
Load times. Memory. Indirect links. iTunes is a glorious application but with its numerous functions, even in OSX it is not as fast as it was just months ago. Widows Windows users have a right to complain, it is slow in Vista or XP and probably in the upcoming Windows 7 Widows, but now, Apple are causing disbelief even among their most loyal followers: the Mac faithful.
Without a doubt, the biggest name on this list is Rolando, which saw a price drop from 9.99 to 5.99 earlier this week. Lots of other nice sales happening, including my some of my favs in OldBooth, Hot Popcorn and Up There. Paypal users should also take a look at PayShield, now only $0.99. As usual, be sure to check out the entire price drop list after the jump!**Update-SimCity has dropped in price to $7.99!
SimCity$9.99 —> $7.99
Rolando$9.99 —> $5.99
Burning Tires 3D$2.99 —> $0.99
Up There$1.99 —> $0.99
Archibald’s Adventures$7.99 —> $4.99
What can I really say about TanZen, other than this is a perfect puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. There is a lite version for you try out, but beware, if you’re going to try the lite version, chances are you’re going to upgrade to the full version.
Word games, we’ve all played them. Crossword puzzles, Scrabble, Boggle etc etc. I’ve honestly never been a huge fan of these type of games, but for some reason, I really enjoy them on my Touch. Either I’m getting wiser with age, or these games translate beautifully on this device. Maybe it’s both…