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Unless you’ve not had access to any “latest and greatest” news sources over the last week, you probably know the big noise in iPhone gaming was the release of the iPhone client for Facebook phenomenon Farmville. Unless I’m missing something, this is basically a game about planting crops. Guess I’m not hip enough for that action. For CCG fans, this week saw the release of Arena 9, a trading card game that you can play against real opponents or computer AI. This game spurred its own bit of drama over questionable artwork, but I’ll leave that for you to Google if you’re interested. Coincidentally, this week’s 10 to watch list all fall in the $2.99 or less category, so why not pick up the whole lot?
Update: Com2uS’ mighty fun and action-packed Heavy Gunner is now FREE for limited time as well. Several other new titles have also been added to our roundup.
This week’s first Freebie Roundup post is back and we’ve hand picked some of the more notable and worthwhile games that have recently dropped in price to free on the App Store. iBlast Moki (TMA Review), one of the hit games from ’09, dropped to $0 a few days ago and still remains a free download. There’re plenty more in our roundup (currently 12 titles), so be sure to take a peek after the break and see if you can find one or more that tickle your fancy.
Truth be told, the first thing I took care of when I purchased my own iPad was to get a copy of Plants vs. Zombies HD. I snuck out on lunch break from work and after buying my iPad, I made a beeline for the nearest Wifi spot and downloaded the game straightaway. By the time I got back to the office, I was proudly showing off my very first acquisition, and my colleagues were just as eager as I was to give this baby a test drive.
Feel free to discuss Plants vs Zombies HD in our forums.
Back in September a company, previously known only for a simple arcade-type game, released a new Tower Defense game that went relatively unnoticed – Comets and Craters. Little did they know that this was actually the first step to spawning a new subgenre that finally brought to us the excellent Space Station: Frontier. Now, about half-a-year later, how does it match up to the other contenders to the TD throne?
While Taito maybe well known in the App Store for their hit arcade games (i.e Space Invaders Infinity Gene, Bust-a-Move and Arkanoid), the one category of games they have yet to tackle is the hugely popular tower defense genre. Well that will soon change as Taito’s first iDevice defense game, Mikado Defenders, is slated to be released in the very near future.
In Mikado Defenders, players deploy samurai foot soldiers, archers, and other units, desperately attempting to defend their fortress from an all-out demonic attack. It’s tower defense, with a uniquely Japanese twist!
Set in the Sengoku Era, the historical backdrop and unique artwork give the game a most distinct flavor. Aside from the usual deployment of defensive units around the map, Mikado Defenders also allows players to fortify their castle with upgrades (barricades and turrets) and even recruit historical Samurai Commanders (each with special abilities). So far, the game looks immensely promising and could well be a surprise hit with TD junkies. We’ll certainly keep a close eye on this one and have a full review when it’s released. Meanwhile, take a gander at more piccies and app details after the gap.
World War II, while one of the most tragic periods in mankind’s history, has been a constant source of inspiration for game developers. On the iPhone, however, noteworthy WWII titles are still somewhat rare. But an underdog has sprung up lately promising to offer an interesting experience. I am talking, of course, about Last Front: Europe – a WWII Tower Defence game. Feel free to discuss this review of Last Front: Europe in our forums.
When it comes to App Store deals, nothing beats apps that have gone FREE (especially good ones) – even it is just for one day. Our Freebie round up today has a good mix of games that could be worthy additions to your app collection. For those of you who can’t get enough of the immensely popular numbers game, Sudoku! is a fully featured Sudoku title that comes with 20,000 puzzles, ranging from Easy to Devilish (5 difficulties). Also free today is Dragon Slaughter Episode III – Dragon King, a very solid tower defense that received a Grab It rating in our previous review. Earth Vs Moon, a great missile command type game that was featured as yesterday’s freeappaday freebie, remains a free download on iTunes (at least for the time being).
The complete Freebie roundup can be found after the break, but be sure to hurry as some of the price drops are only valid for a very limited time!
Fans and newcomers to the hugely popular PC/Mac game Plants vs Zombies have been waiting for the iPhone and iPod Touch version as early as August 2009. The long wait is over, at last. Now the question is: how well does Plants vs Zombies fare both as a PC/Mac port and a standalone tower defense game, given that the TD genre is one of the, if not the most crowded and well-represented genre on the iPhone platform?
Somehow, I thought the “undead” craze had all but faded away. I hadn’t found a decent zombie app in what seemed like forever. Then I stumbled across the first appstore offering from Jumbo Squid Productions, a strategic defense like game titled Zogma: Tactical Zombie Survival Simulator. With a name like that, they had me curious. Read more to see if this game had me craving more brains, or less death.
Looking for some bloody good games for your iDevice? Well our forums giveaway of the day has you covered. From Mad Finger Games, well known at the App Store for their highly popular and unique brand of gory hack n’ slash titles, we have Samurai: Way of the Warrior and BloodyXMas to be won. Both offer their very own distinct flavor and it doesn’t get much better if you’re craving for some animated guts and gore. And for those who love a great TD, we also have Origin 8′s Space Station: Frontier, a unique space themed Tower Defense that that sets a new standard for TD gaming. Whether you’re a fan of the genre or not, you’ll love this game if you dig awesome graphics and a good challenge. Complete rules on how to win 1 of 5 copies for each of these fine games after the gap!