I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but I didn’t know what to expect with James Cameron’s Avatar. I’m always nervous when it comes to movie related tie-ins as it is, but Avatar is probably going to be the biggest movie of the decade, regardless of whether it’s a phenomenal success or a cosmic flop. So what does that mean for the game? Well, for starters, I’m not sure anyone told these guys there was a movie related to this material. I don’t know what the movie is like, but after playing this game I actually want to go see the it. Normally, that’s not the case if I play the movie based game first.
“Mmmmm… Frosted pink donut and the Simpsons iPhone game …”
That was my own Homer moment when I first found out that the much anticipated Simpsons iPhone game wa soon to be released. And when it was finally out, I realized I was out of credits and immediately tweeted “I WANT!!!” to the rest of the world. Desperate for a sign from heaven, I was eventually blessed with a complimentary code which allowed me to download one of the games I have been waiting for since the iPod Touch came out.
Christmas is almost upon us and one can’t help but think what Santa’s up to. We imagine the North Pole, hundreds of little elves scrambling to make toys for the little kiddies and the Jollymeister himself watching over them. Well Mad Finger Games have lived up to their name and provided us with their own original take on what happens if the ‘naughty’ (aka minions) try to ransack the presents in Santa’s lil’ workshop.
Blood everywhere, blurred vision, mutilated corpses and only a steel bar in your hand. Where is everybody? Why do the dogs look like they’ve been turned inside out? What are these ugly pods hanging from the ceiling everywhere? What are there strange symbols drawn everywhere? Can escape this prison intact?
Christmas is coming to the AppStore and a lot of publishers are going all-out to win over the hearts of gamers this holiday season. Chillingo have just released Seed 1– the competitor to Com2uS’ excellent Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone. And like its recent rival, it reaches high – to wrest the action/RPG crown into its own hands.
Since its grand opening, the AppStore has seen quite a number of Action/jRPG titles. Unfortunately, only a few are worth mentioning. Apart from Zenonia and more recently, Hybrid, only one other highly acclaimed title roamed App Store: the successful Chronicles of Inotia. So it’s no wonder Com2uS conjured up a sequel just in time for Christmas.
One of my favourite game genres is open-space exploration. In the early 1990s, I fell in love with Origin’s Privateer and up a logical progressive ladder through the X series. The freedom to go anywhere, to do anything, and to be anyone is appealing. Imagine my excitement when I noticed that finally an open world space faring game has come to the iPhone! Now double it and read on!
We often find ourselves going back to fond childhood memories of the games we played back in the “good old days”, when the quality of the game play itself on the PC was far more important than flashy graphics. Dogfighting games were always addictive and came in a multitude of varieties, but all had one thing in common: game play which while quite simple, required incredible skill and finesse. And don’t even get me started on the glorious feeling of pounding your friends to dust in hot-seat multi player (yeah, that was the only way you COULD play multi player in those days). Well, MrFungFung has brought the same good ol’ fun to the iPhone!
As the developer quoted in the App Store description of the game, Super Juicy is what happened when Tetris and Bubble Wrap had a baby. It is as satisfying as Bubble Wrap – in Technicolor, to boot – with the varied and imaginative styling of Tetris. It should be on the list of the best iPhone/iPod Touch games ever but right now, it’s not getting the buzz that it deserves.
Out of the blue, Sad Cat Software have released their dual-stick shooter – Project Phoenix. You control a tank throughout 7 large levels swarming with enemies in a desperate attempt to fulfil deadly goals. Game features:
- 7 large levels swarming with enemies.
- Winter and summer missions.
- Ability to hire teammates for help, teammate formations provided.
- Fully upgradeable weapons system, including lasers.
- Call on powerful airstrikes when the going get tough.
- Two vehicles to play as – a weaponized dune buggy and a tank.
- Local and global high scores.
- Save game at any moment in time (includes auto-save).
- Discoverable map to help with orientation.
- Awesome music and sound effects.
There is much more on the way.
The game looks really nice and with the $0 price tag (for a very VERY limited time) it’s a crime not to get it! What are you waiting for?!
P.S. More screens after the gap.