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Two important theatrical phenomenons received iPhone games this week. Top Gun 2 lets you continue the adventures of the fighter pilots made popular by the hit 80s film. In Jaws, on the other hand, it’s up to you to save the naive and innocent swimmers from the deadly grip of the great white shark. For the pocket strategist there’s Nobunaga’s Ambition, the first iDevice version of a series that began in 1988. For the person who needs to keep a to-do list but finds the effort boring there’s Epic Win, the “game” that lets you earn experience and upgrade a character just for doing your chores. And, if you’re a zombie slayer in hiding you get two cool looking offerings this week in the form of Zombie Escape and Zombie Flick.
I was first struck by the ‘look’ of Reiner Knizia’s Robot Master, with its cartoon robots it looks like something out of a retro-futuristic Chuck Jones cartoon. I had no idea what the game was going to entail, though it looked vaguely puzzle-like and therefore up my alley. Turns out, I was right, and just as the developer claims “it’s an easy to learn, hard to master” game.
If you don’t get the title… Charlemagne was king of the Franks. Just a little bit of sophomoric humor. That being said, you do not need to be a history buff or even need access to Wikipedia to appreciate this game. Reiner Knizia’s Knights of Charlemagne (yes, this is the full name of the App) is a game based off of a current card/strategy game. While the translation of card games onto the iDevice platform is nothing new, Knights of Charlemagne’s faithful transition onto a digital platform is of some note. It was ranked the 9th most popular card game of 2006.