Aside from publishing quality games on the iOS, EA sure knows how to offer great App Store sales periodically. This time, it’s the annual Back 2 School Sale that will see price drops of up to 80% off on a number of their iPhone and iPad titles. Some of the more notable games include Fight Night Champion, Flight Control HD and Max and the Magic Marker for iPad, all of which can be had for $0.99. So if you’re looking to add more EA games to your iDevice collection, be sure to grab a few more before the weekend’s over. Complete sale line up after the gap.
I remember in the ’90s everyone was saying that “The Future” of the entertainment industry will be interactive movies. You know, where you can actually influence what the hell is going on on-screen. This, unfortunately, is still far far away from reality, but the early attempts left us with some rather noteworthy titles. I’m talking, of course, about the handful of Laserdisc classics, best known for Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair (TMA Review) series. Well, iOS was recently hit with the sequel to the classic adventure – Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp.
The recent reboot of the Transformers franchise left me with mixed feelings. On one hand I definitely enjoy the new look and feel of the robots themselves. On the other, while the first movie was at least half-decent, it pretty much went downhill thereafter. And what to expect from the licensed game accompanying the latest movie -TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – was a mystery for me.
Father’s Day is just around the corner and two of the biggest game publishers on the App Store are dishing out some great price drops. EA Mobile’s “Manly-Man Sale” event sees plenty of their best selling games at $0.99, including Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp, NBA JAM, Real Racing and more. Meanwhile, Gameloft is offering 8 of their premium titles at a buck, some of which include Eternal Legacy (TMA Review) and the popular MMORPG Order & Chaos© Online. So whether you pick up a few for yourself or gift them for your pops, be sure to grab ‘em before the weekend’s over. Check out the full list of sales after the gap.
When it comes to pure arcade-style sports video games, nothing comes close to the iconic NBA Jam franchise. God knows how many quarters I spent at the arcades back in the day, while hearing the phrases “He’s on fire” and “Boomshakalaka!” over and over again. So if you’re one of those who grew up playing NBA Jam on a variety of gaming platforms, you’d be thrilled to know that EA will be releasing the 2-on-2 basketball classic on the iPhone and iPod Touch in the near future. Not a whole lot of details have been released at this point, but EA has posted the first screenshots, along with a video teaser to whet your appetite. Enjoy ‘em after the gap.
This game is insane, and of course I mean that in a good way. Just listen to the different sounds that you can assign to your profile and you’ll quickly realize that the people who put this together had a lot of fun doing it and wanted to share that fun with us. Pictureka! is based off of a board game, and after spending some time playing the electronic version I can definitely imagine that given the right group of people this would make a great party game. If you’re looking for a “hidden object” game that offers something completely different, a great family game, or simply something that will both entertain and drive you nuts at the same time, Pictureka is your game.
EA is one of the few major publishers that have truly embraced the App Store. Even better, many of their titles truly set a quality benchmark for others to follow, from the classic boarding goodness of SCRABBLE to becoming the mayor in SimCity Deluxe to the parkour action of Mirror’s Edge. And now they’ve has set out to redefine the 3rd Person Shooter genre with the highly anticipated release of Dead Space.
If frantic touching and the occasional guitar riff turn you on, Rock Band Reloaded may have you out of your shorts faster than you can say “Alice in Chains”. The truth is that EA’s ROCK BAND Reloaded is titillating: it’s got frantic action, good music, and a load of well thought-out tweaks that make gaming a pleasure.
There are many types of racing games (as detailed by shigzeo’s The App Store’s Best Racing game article) – some more hardcore and realistic, while others for more casual and leisurely gaming. Regardless, it’s difficult to argue that the iDevice is perfect for racing games as a whole – thanks to the built-in accelerometer and the portability. Heck, companies are even designing special steering wheels for the iDevice (like this one). But using such a gadget with the quintessence of arcade dirt racing in Reckless Racing would probably not be a good idea…
I enjoy a good arcade style racing game. Daytona U.S.A., the Burnout series, Split/Second and NFS: Most Wanted to name just a few. So when EA announced Need for Speed Hot Pursuit I got excited. Then the trailers arrived to show off the game in action and I became ecstatic. And now that Hot Pursuit is released, is it going to join the ranks of some of my favorite arcade racers? Only one way to be sure, read on to find out.