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This week saw some pretty notable releases, one of which was exclusive to the iPad. Top billing this week goes to Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, which almost sounds like a medieval Sienfeld – a game about nothing. Still, the artistic nature of the game is supposed to be top notch, and it has garnered a lot of positive attention. For those who are a little more traditional there’s Final Fantasy III, the iOS port of the Nintendo DS remake of the 1990 NES game from Square Enix (then just Square). Got it? Next up is City Of Secrets, a tap and explore adventure game that pays homage to the greats from companies like Sierra Online while creating a world all it’s own. Finally, for the kid in you – or the kid you have at home – there’s Max And The Magic Maker, a platform game where the main character can make objects appear simply by drawing them with his trusty writing utensil.
It feels like it’s 1985 again with this week’s lead-in, Back To The Future Ep. 1 HD (yeah, you thought I was going to mention that silly RTS first, didn’t you?) I was a huge fan of the series that spawned this adventure game, and the inclusion of Christopher Lloyd to reprise his role as Doc Brown is just icing on the cake. Oh, and I suppose there’s that Starfront: Collision that’s been making some waves as well, huh? If you’re into RTS games, this is probably THE iPhone game to get right now. On the other hand, if you like your games a bit more simple and lighthearted, you’d do well to check out Zombie Runaway or Pixel Pig, a couple of casual games that could bring out the juvenile in all of us.
This week’s “New App Store Games to Watch” list felt kind of like the first week of the new year. There weren’t a lot of heavy hitters releasing games, though there should be enough new faces out there that you’ll find something of interest for your iDevice. The biggest name in the roundup belongs, of course, to NBA JAM [TMA Review], one of the most successful and popular arcade games ever. If you grew up on a steady diet of this 2-on-2 hardwood action, this EA release has likely found a way to your iPhone’s springboard already. Other titles featured within include Chocolate Tycoon, Carnivores: Ice Age and Sky Combat. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the complete roundup…
Sorry for the absence of a “10 To Watch” article last week, but I could really only come up with 3 or 4 games that I actually wanted to write about. Thankfully things have picked up a little bit this week. Those looking for a platform game fix have a few choices this week, most notably the baby carriage tale called Grimm or Capcom’s MaXplosion, where the protagonist can make himself explode. If you like strategy games you might want to take Metal Brigade Tactics or Ascendancy for a spin. The RPG fan can take on Com2Us’ latest Inotia yarn, appropriately titled Inotia 3.
The force is starting to be strong with the Star Wars universe again, as we’re seeing quite a number of games based on the popular sci-fi mythos grace the iPhone screen. This week’s release is Imperial Academy, and while it’s probably just a reskin of Ngmoco’s Eliminate, I’d personally rather play as a Storm Trooper in training than some generic space guy. Action-RPG fans have a lot to be excited about, including Com2us’ latest release Queen’s Crown. 4 weapon classes, 6 spell trees and a gem enhancement system make for some compelling anime hack ‘n slash. If you’re addicted to Minecraft but sad that you can’t take it on the go, you might want to give Eden – World Builder a try. And, for those who need gadgets to go with their gadgets there’s AR.Pursuit, a helicopter chase game that requires two players and also mandates that you each have an AR.Drone, a remote controlled helicopter that uses the iPhone as the controller.
With the App Store buzzing with Freebies and price drops, this is certainly the time of the year when iDevice owners can expect the biggest/sweetest Steals ‘n Deals. Some of the largest publishers in Chillingo, EA, Namco and Gameloft have all taken part in the Black Friday event and are offering some awesome sales on their games, including $0.99 titles like MADDEN NFL 11, TETRIS, Zen Bound 2 Universal, Hero of Sparta II and Splinter Cell Conviction.
One thing’s for sure: This Black Friday sales roundup is jam packed with both quality apps and games, and there’s every chance that you’ll come across something that will appeal to you. Again, like the Freebies roundup we posted earlier today, these sales won’t last long. Happy App shopping !
Update: ** Denotes recently added apps/games in roundup.
Looking for the hottest App Store steals ‘n deals? If so, you’re in luck as plenty of great iPhone games are now on sale for as low as $0.99. It’s certainly been a long while since we’ve seen so many price drops simultaneously from various publishers. Aside from PopCap Games’ $0.99 sale, some of the more notable titles you’ll find in this roundup include: Puzzle Agent, Archetype, Assassin’s Creed II , Castlevania Puzzle, Mirror’s Edge and a whole lot more. With so many choices out there, you’re bound to find at least 1 or 2 apps that interest you. Be sure to take a peek at the entire list after the gap, but do hurray as the deals will only last for a limit time!
This week was a double home run for iPhone gamers, and I’m not sure which item is bigger news. The fan favorite, I’m sure, is Mirror’s Edge (TMA Review), the long awaited “running with a purpose” game from Electronic Arts. On the flip side is my personal interest of the week, Spider-man: Total Mayhem from Gameloft, a game that takes place in the Ultimate Spiderman universe and looks like it could be one of the best outings for the webbed wall crawler to date. For budding space traders there’s Star Shipping Inc, the latest entry in the growing field of buy low, sell high space games to arrive on the iPhone. Finally, RPG fans are in for a real treat with Rimelands: Hammer Of Thor (TMA Review), brought to you from the fine developers that created Ravensword (TMA Review). Sadly there is no intriguing zombie related news this week, though I did finally get to try Zombie Infection from Gameloft, and I definitely recommend it.
I can see why my wife was completely addicted to this puzzler. With its graffiti graphics and cute music, Slice It! may look like a quick little game, but it ain’t. It’s a cleverly disguised geometric puzzler that can tickle your brain for hours. Your mission? Divide shapes into equal parts in order to pass to the next level. Currently, there are 40 levels with more promised from Com2uS in the near future.
Com2uS Inc., Slice It!, 14.30MB – $0.99
Adventure games are my passion, as many of you may have guessed a long time ago. And when I heard that Telltale Games, the company responsible for such great iPad titles as Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone for iPad and Wallace & Gromit The Last Resort for iPad, are developing a completely original series in Puzzle Agent, I was thrilled. Thankfully, after a bit of back-and-forth with the developers, I was able to secure a mini interview with Mark Darin – the mastermind behind the new project.