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This week brought with it a nice variety of genres to indulge in as far as new games were concerned. Of course fowl tossing fans are in seventh heaven with the release of Angry Birds Space, the latest installment in the insanely popular physics puzzle franchise that made its debut on iOS devices. This time around you’ll conquer the pigs in a galaxy far, far away, and you’ll get new powers for that purpose as well. Top down racing fans that are looking for something a bit different should consider Road Wars HD. This is a two player affair, but not in the way you’d expect – one player controls the car and the other handles the road! I couldn’t forget the zombie slayers in the group either. Zombie Hunter Defense seems like your typical “defend the center of the board” type games until you realize that you must use strategically placed mirrors to ricochet your shots for the most effective damage.
This week racing fans can let out their impulsive urges with Reckless Racing 2, the third Reckless game to grace us with its presence on the iOS platform. If it’s half as entertaining as the original or Reckless Getaway, there’s no question that it’s a must have. If you prefer things a bit more supernatural Capcom has released an iOS port of their acclaimed Nintendo DS game Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. Among other things you get to possess items and rewind time because you are, after all, dead. If you’re still craving that Pokemon fix there’s Terapets, a monster capture / combat game with 300 different creatures to trap. Good luck catching them all!
One of the few comic book characters to weather the video game curse fairly well is Batman, and the Arkham series has really stepped up the Caped Crusader’s game, so to speak. Now we’re lucky to get an iOS installment of the franchise called Batman Arkham City Lockdown where you get to face off with many of the Dark Knight’s iconic foes, as well as the special adversary Deathstroke. Role playing fans that don’t own a Nintendo system of some sort can finally sink their teeth into Chrono Trigger, a tale that spans many time frames and has been considered one of the best examples of the genre to appear on any console. Behemoth has finally brought their Alien Hominid franchise to iOS devices via Alien Hominid: PDA Games, and while it might not be what fans expect visually, it certainly packs a lot of fun into its simplicity. And if you’re looking for something completely different there’s Playing History: The Plague, a game that turns a great disaster of the 14th century into an adventure game. Sounds a bit bizarre, but it might both entertain and educate you at the same time.
This week’s 10 New App Store Games to Watch felt like Christmas in November, which made it kind of hard to pick just 10 games to talk about. I think I did a pretty good job of providing you with a nice cross-section of choices, however. If you like dinosaurs, TellTale Games released Jurassic Park: The Game 1 HD, a story that wedges itself nicely between the events that took place in the first movie. For those wanting to blaze a new trail there’s The Oregon Trail: American Settler, the game that finally shows you what happens AFTER the family survives the trip. Scrolling shooter fans will want to check out Space Tripper, a fast paced shmup with slick visuals and crazy bosses. Finally, the inner hero in you will want to take the reigns of Superman, one of the most iconic superheroes ever to grace fictional media.
Over the past few days, the App Store saw a number of mighty fine $0.99 price drops. Superb games like STREET FIGHTER IV VOLT (Review), SHADOWGUN (Review) and even World of Goo for the iPhone/iPod Touch are those that currently on sale for a buck. This roundup includes just over 20 titles, many of which certainly deserve a spot on your iDevice. So head on inside and check out the full list. And as always, don’t procrastinate as these deals aren’t likely to last very long.
This week’s New Games to Watch roundup was pretty well dominated by the little guy, though a few high profile games managed to break through. If you haven’t gotten your racing fill with Death Rally then fasten your seat belts, because Race After 1977 is heating up the tracks this week. Even if you’re tired of putting the rubber to the road, this one might be worth checking out. For those of you that still don’t have your fill of Pac-Man there’s Pac’N-Jump. In this game you’ll take Pac-Man to new heights. There were a lot of tributes to the “old days” this week, but none so full-featured as Atari’s Greatest Hits, which gathers over 100 games from both the arcade and Atari 2600 console and puts them snugly in one interface. Of course, the only one you get for free is pong…
The iPad 2 launch is mere hours away and as expected, the App Store is littered with great deals. EA has launched their own iPad 2 Sale and all EA Mobile iPad games have been slashed up to 70% off. Even Gameloft has thrown in a few HD titles that can be had now for $0.99. If you already have an iPad or are planning to buy one this afternoon/in coming days, be sure to check out the entire roundup below. And as always, these deals are only good for a limited time, so act fast!
As part of EA’s own “Deal of the Day” promotion, YAHTZEE™ Adventures is now Free for one day. Fans of Yahtzee will no doubt enjoy this classic game that’s been given all new play modes : Adventure, Battle, Duplicate and Rainbow. Other notable freebies include Garage Inc, Monkey Dash and iAssociate 2 HD. Be sure to check out the complete list below… but do remember that these deals are only good for a limited time!
The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect in Review – Simply doesn’t measure up to the competition… even one released 2 years ago.
A rare guest in our laboratory tonight, we welcome a member of the tactical turn-based strategy. The genre itself has seen various implementations on the iDevice, from the excellent Battle for Wesnoth (TMA Review) and Highborn (TMA Review) to the more obscure titles that have languished in the App Store. Personally I’ve always been quite fond of such games, ones that truly challenge the mind and strategic skills of the player. That’s why even despite the less promising screenshots of The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect I still took it for a spin, hoping against hope it will prove me wrong.
Enjoy time management games on your iDevice and haven’t picked up Cooking Dash yet? This great follow up to one of the most successful in the genre (Diner Dash), is now free for a limited time! We reviewed Cooking Dash a while back and found it to be just as enjoyable and addictive as any in the highly popular “Dash” series. Other freebies worth your time include Vikings Can Fly! and The Rise of Atlantis HD. Be sure to check out the complete list below… but do remember that these deals likely won’t last very long.