Fruit Ninja, a seriously addictive game that has has taken the App Store by storm, has finally arrived on the iPad. Having sold more than a million copies for the iPhone in just 74 days, the new HD version arrives to the delight of veggie chopping enthusiasts around the world. Though the gameplay remains unchanged, the iPad version now supports eight finger swipes and multiplayer game modes.
Swipe up to EIGHT fingers across the screen to deliciously slash fruit like a true ninja warrior, taking in all of the crisp detailed effects which have been radically improved from the iPhone version. With two games modes in single player and worldwide leaderboards using Openfeint, the addictive gameplay will keep you coming back for even higher scores.
MULTIPLAYER has now arrived on Fruit Ninja HD! Two players can play head-to-head in unique gameplay modes Classic Attack and Zen Duel. It’s always fast, frantic and hilarious action with two players battling to achieve sweet sweet victory!
I’ve managed to squeeze in some Fruit Ninja play time on my iPad and it’s already become my current favorite time-waster on the device. Multiplayer works splendidly and it’s loads of fun competing against a friend (or foe). The price tag ($4.99) maybe a bit steep for some, but hardcore fruit fanatics who loved the game on the iPhone surely won’t hesitate to pick up the HD version. If you’ve never played Fruit Ninja before, just know that slicing fruits and veggies has never been more fun. Video trailer after the gap.
Only several days ago, Apple released their Apple Store app to allow users to browse and shop for Apple products, reserve the latest iDevices and even make appointments for 1-on-1 help sessions (Genius Bar). And now, the big A has released another handy lil app to help users locate their lost/stolen iPhone and iPad. Should you be unfortunate enough to lose your iDevice, simply install the Find My iPhone app on another iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to see where it is on a map. You can then display a personal message on the lost device (telling the other party to return it or else…) and even have it remotely locked and ensure that all the data is wiped. Of course, the one catch here is that you have to subscribe to the mobileme service ($99/yr or 60 day free trial) in order to make use of this app. If you’re not already a subscriber, perhaps being a new owner of the upcoming iPhone 4 will change your mind. More info after the gap.
Apple, Find My iPhone - Free
Twitter’s official app for the iPhone/iPod Touch is finally available for download on the App Store. For those not aware, Twitter announced earlier last month that they’ve acquired Atebit’s popular Tweetie app (my personal favorite on the iPhone) and re-branding it as “Twitter”. While the overall design hasn’t changed, its release version is now 3.0 and a bunch of new features have been introduced, including:
- Search has been reorganized, now you can search all tweets and find users in the same spot, view Top Tweets and Browse Suggested users.
- Search results now include Top Tweets, try it with Trends…winner combo!
- You can now use Twitter without an account! Search, Browse uses, view trends and top tweets.
- Sign-up is now availabile within the application as well, complete with Suggested user list.
- More tab has been re-organized to accomplish all this. Users with one account can add a second account under the Accounts and Settings button here.
- Actions we’ve found people use most, like Retweet have been moved to the main actions bar.
- Minor tweaks were made to tweet rendering so they match Twitter.com tweets
Aside from the fact that the Tweetie Twitter is widely considered as one of the best clients on the iDevice, the app is now FREE with the re-release. So for those of you who use alternative twitter apps like Osfoora and Twitterena, will you be making the switch over? For the price, you really can’t go wrong with an awesome client like Twitter.
Twitter, Inc., Twitter – Free
Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 3 has seen the light on the AppStore – It’s time to face the count
Update: if you require some help during your Dracula journey, be sure to visit Tetraedge’s official support forums right here on TMA!
I’m very excited to announce that the final part of Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon saga, developed by Tetraedge games and published by Chillingo, has been released on the App Store. The story of Father Arno and his quest to uncover the dark and bloody mysteries of Vladoviste is concluded with some unexpected twists at the end. TMA’s shigzeo reviewed Dracula part I back in late January 2010 and had this to say:
Dracula is more fun, more atmospheric, and more acutely entertaining than either Mysterious Island game is. It is streamlined, involving, and has great writing.
I myself consider it to be one of the most atmospheric and involving adventure games ever to be released on the iDevice, one with an exceptional storyline and great graphics. If you’re a fan of the genre, I highly recommend you grab the games now; at the very least, check out the official description after the gap.
Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 1 – $0.99
Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 2 – $1.99
Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 3 – $1.99
The highly anticipated sequel to 1112 episode 01 (the first adventure game to be exclusively designed for the iDevice) is now finally available on the App Store. Episode 02 takes place right after the events of ep. 01, but even if you’ve yet to enjoy the first, the sequel will bring right you up to speed via carefully crafted intro sequences. ChiffaN had an exclusive hands-on preview of the game and found it to be an adventure “masterpiece”, so good that it’ll easily top 1st Person Adventure category on our App Store’s Best Adventures list.
Fans of 1112 and adventure games in general will definitely want to check out episode 02. Even causal gamers will likely enjoy uncovering the mysterious circumstances behind Louis’ (protagonist) storyline. Be sure to visit 1112′s official support forums right here at TouchMyApps should you require some help advancing through the game.
I must’ve spent ages on Transport Tycoon Deluxe back in the day – I still consider it one of the best tycoon games ever made and certainly the best transportation one. Apparently I’m not the only one to feel like that, hence the OpenTTD project that recently went to version 1.0.0 after about 6 years in development. It is a complete cross-platform remake of the original with lots of added features, huge maps, new vehicles, industries, and much more.
Why am I writing all of this here? Well, because the TMA’s prolific pal: ZodTTD, has already released a FREE port of OpenTTD on the iPAD! I know some of you may have grabbed a previous version of OpenTTD for the iPhone but lets face it – the controls simply didn’t work for the small screen and the overall experience was terrible. With the larger screen real estate of the iPad it looks god damn amazing – I wish I had one already! So if you’re a fan of tycoon games and already a lucky owner of an iPad – what are you waiting for?
ZodTTD, OpenTTD for iPad – Free
Screens and description after the gap.
Gamevil’s highly anticipated sequel Zenonia 2 has finally hit the App Store. Zenonia, arguably one of the best Action RPGs for the iDevice, makes its return with a bang and this follow up looks to improve upon its predecessor in every aspect.
ZENONIA 2: The Lost Memories has been highly enhanced in every aspect compared to the original. Full character and control customization, four characters following individual epic storylines, three different modes, asynchronous online PvP feature and an extended world of ZENONIA guarantee greater enjoyment!
Fans of Zenonia will undoubtedly be snapping up this extremely promising sequel in a heart beat. At $4.99, RPG gamers could be looking at another awesome bargain – one that’ll give ‘em hours of button mashin’ gameplay. Be sure to look for our review in the coming days!
Gamevil, Zenonia 2: Lost Memories – $4.99
Update: Our review of Street Fighter IV is now live on TMA.
Street Fighter, one of the biggest and most popular gaming franchises around, has finally landed at the App Store. Released earlier today for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Capcom’s highly anticipated Street Fighter IV will surely please fans of the series and those who enjoy round after round of combat mayhem. Some of the features include:
- Fight as eight Street Fighter characters in seven different environments.
- Full move sets including Unique Attacks, Special Moves, Focus Attacks, Super Combos and Ultra Combos.
- For a true arcade experience, battle head-to-head on Bluetooth against friends and foes alike.
- Robust “Dojo” boot camp transforms neophytes into Street Fighter masters in five in-depth lessons.
It’s no secret that the iDevice has yet to see a must-have fighting game on the platform. From the early (and positive) buzz however, it seems as though Capcom has taken care of business and put together a very playable and solid mobile version of the lengenadary fighter. The initial price of $9.99 may seem a bit steep to some, but for hardcore fans, this should be an easy buy. Gameplay video after the break!
CAPCOM, STREET FIGHTER IV – $9.99
While there are plenty of fully featured and very solid Todo and Task Management apps for your iPhone (Pocket Informant, Appigo’s Todo, To-Do List Pro, there are currently none in the market that makes use of OpenFeint to help motivate users to “get things done”. Thanks to Runloop however, Dunnit! becomes the first non game/entertainment app to integrate the social gaming platform into the app.
Runloop believes that adding collectible achievements to a To Do list app will provide increased incentive for users to remain productive. Integrating OpenFeint allows users to compete against their friends and colleagues. Points are earned by simply using the app to get things done.
Aside from the aforementioned feature, Dunnit! looks to be a simple and well designed todo app that includes Twitter integration (tweet your completed tasks/achievements to boast just how productive your are), tagging, repeating tasks, multiple task entry and more. Personally, I’m not entirely sure just how many folks will find the need for OpenFeint in a GTD app, but regardless, kudos to Runloop for bringing something new to the table and one that could very well catch on with other non-game developers. More info and video after the gap!
Runloop Ltd, Dunnit! – $4.99
Once again TMA is bringing you, our cherished readers, notable releases, sales and downright giveaways handpicked by your’s truly.
First thing I wanted to note is that the just-released original puzzler, Hand of Greed has been set FREE for a very limited time. In this game you take the role of a thief who must reach treasures, avoiding blades and other manner of hurtful devices. It is a fun romp. Did I mention that it’s FREE?
Next we have GHOSTS’N GOBLINS GOLD KNIGHTS – an Arcade classic by Capcom brought to the Jesus phone with quite a facelift. It has been dropped to just $0.99 for a limited-time 80% OFF sale. For all of you with struck by nostalgia, skip today’s Tim Horton’s and pick this game up!
And a couple of new releases to wrap things up. First – our own shigzeo’s favourite portable RPG of all time – The Quest has been extended with a new expansion, that can be played either as a standalone game or as part of the whole series. All you old-school RPG fans – go get it! Be sure to check out our review of The Quest here.
And last but not least – an indie top-down shooter release with robots and more robots! I have already played it for some time thanks to an ad-hoc build from the developers and will do a review of it soon. But I can tell you right now that 2360: Battle for Cydonia is well worth getting, especially at it’s launch price of only $0.99 (limited time 75% sale).