Chillingo are certainly no strangers to highly anticipated releases at the App Store. The Quest, Ravensword and Minigore are but a few of their past well received and successful iDevice offerings. Well you can now add the soon to be released Gorilla Bob to this list. Reminiscent of the highly addictive dual stick shooter Minigore, Guerrilla Bob is entering the “polishing” phases and likely to be released in the coming weeks.
This is the odyssey of a brave soldier, who decided to take matters in his own hands. They call him Bob, and this is his game!
They were going to nuke the bad guys, but Bob gets pleasure killing them one by one. So he started his own war. Bob against the foes. Bob against everyone. Everyone that moves.
If you’re a fan of Minigore and its style of gameplay, you definitely need to keep an eye out for the action packed and visually delightful Guerrilla Bob. Gameplay videos and new screenshots after the break!
The ragdoll physics craze started back in 2005 when Mark Healey released his indie game – Rag Doll Kung Fu. The distinguishing feature of such games is that you control one or more hot-points on the character and the rest of it follows using common physics. There have been several games on the iPhone using the same basic idea, but none have yet been able to rival the success of the grand-daddy that started them all. And just recently Chillingo released Ragdoll Legends – the would-be contender to the throne.
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.
Any gamer that grew up in the 80s knows, you have to approach movie-based games with a lot of caution. After all, they generally tend to suck (and yes, that is a “professional” opinion). I have to admit that I was actually kind of excited when I heard about Ice Age, though. What could go wrong when you take one of the most endearing casts of an animated movie in recent years, toss it in the hands of the guys who brought us the fabulous Toki-Tori, and then center the game around the character who says so much by saying nothing at all? Well, Ice Age is certainly far from a disaster, but I’m not 100% sure I like the direction they went with it, either.
When the first Ravensword: The Fallen King screenshots and trailers appeared on the net, I thought: “This is it! This is the Holy Grail!” And as the time came closer and closer to the release date, with all of the publicity around the game, my interest really peaked. Just a little over 2 weeks ago I finally got my hands on the press build of this genre-bending game.
Before you get lost, check out the Ravensword Walkthrough at TouchMyApps.
I ain’t monkeying around: Secrets of the Mysterious Island (SOTMI) in many ways is a better game than its predecessor and thanks to its adventure-devout dev team, makes great use of the iPhone hardware. It also introduces the sort of fast user-switching made famous by Beneath a Steel Sky but heels on a vast, explorative engine. To really understand all of its goodness, you need time, a comfortable seat, and some persuasion because this is a big, engrossing game.
We posted a walkthrough for SOTMI earlier – you may need it .
Chillingo’s new action/RPG has fallen out of favour with Apple because of its Unity 3D engine roots which can call sneaky information-stealing API’s. Fortunately, Apple had the forethought to disprove of any app which uses those API’s and though Ravensword steals nothing more than a user’s time, it has caught Apple’s ban hammer. According to Chillingo, “the same APIs were used by iMobsters developer Storm8 to solicit contact information from players”. Apple are taking a strangely serious (and oddly moral) high ground with regard to a user’s personal information and will be re-assessing this much-anticipated game in the coming weeks.
Chillingo’s sequel to the popular Return to Mysterious Island adventure game made a surprise debut at the App Store, surprising both Chillingo and reviewers alike. But, Apple’s wonky schedule aside, gamers are enjoying leading Mina back to the island on another life-or-death quest. One thing noted in the Return to Mysterious Island review is that the game is both immense and difficult, leading to the official Tetraedge walkthrough. Both aspects lend themselves to excellent adventure gaming, but users need a break. Well, TMA have been given one to pass on to you. The below link will direct you to the spoils of a walkthrough of Secrets of Mysterious Island.
Be sure to also check out TMA’s review of Jules Verne’s Secrets of the Mysterious Island.
Chillingo are on a Vampire kick and though Origins is yet to debut, another game, Dracula: Path of the Dragon lustily awaits the fall (hint) of night engorge on App Store adventure fans. Path of the Dragon is a port of the intricate (and hardcore) point and click PC adventure of the same name and promises to be a complex and dark exploration of the occult, so get your blood-soaked, hex-marked thinking caps on for its autumn release.
Follow the gap for a sneak trailer, more screenies, and the Press Release
Jules Verne’s Return to Mysterious Island is one of the most compelling adventure game ports that I have experienced, and at its great price of 2.99$, is certainly one of the best values at the App Store. But, the news only gets better; Chillingo will be releasing its sequel, Secret of Mysterious Island, in just a few weeks to eager fans of Mina, Secret Island’s sultry atmosphere, and gorgeous graphics.
Stay tuned: this space reserved for download link and our review! Follow the gap for the press release and videos.
Update: Secrets of the Mysterious Island is now available at the App Store!
Chillingo, Jules Verne’s Secrets of Mysterious Island, $6.99, 704 MB