Homer lands on the iPhone with The Simpsons Arcade (D’oh!)

There’s a reason why gamers dig EA. Within a short and recent time span, they have released the cult classic Dragon’s Lair and arguably the best damn racer on the iPhone – Need for Speed Shift. Well now you can also add the much beloved and (still) popular animated TV series to the list – The Simspons Arcade. And for many of you, any mention of the words ‘Simpsons’ and ‘arcade game’ will surely bring back memories of the original smash ‘em up Simpsons Arcade title that was first released by Konami in 1991.

MMM…CLASSIC ARCADE GAME ACTION
Get ready for doughnut-chasing daredeviltry on iPhone® and iPod touch®.
Join Homer on a hilarious chase through Springfield in drooling pursuit of frosted fried dough. Clueless and hungry, he has no idea that his desired doughnut is the key to a devious scheme hatched by sinister Springfield forces…

With art work and voices performed by the original cast ‘n crew of the show, along with the 25+ levels of Homer mayhem (and mini-games!), EA are hoping this latest App Store offering will be a hit among all fans of the show. If you love all things Homer, I suggest you stop whatever you’re doing and pick up the great lookin’ The Simpsons Arcade now. More info and screenies after the gap!

Electronic Arts, The Simspons Arcade, $4.99, 50.9 MB
The Simpsons Arcade

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More Christmas price drops fall on App Store – SEED 1, Shape, EA

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It’s indeed a rain of Xmas sales and giveaways.

Electronic Arts have dropped the prices on 8 (yes eight!) titles today including Command and Conquer along with other great games.

But the best is yet to come – Chillingo’s hit RPG SEED 1 – RISE OF DARKNESS is currently being marked to FREE at the App Store. You may be able to grab it now, but the App Store may take a little longer to update the app. Its original price was $2.99.

And not only game publishers get into the Christmas spirit – Shape Services have made massive discounts on their amazing IM+ (down to $2.99 from $9.99) and RDM+ (down to $3.99 from $19.99) along with a couple of other apps.

I don’t know for how long will this last, but it’s now or never!

Find the full updated list of today’s hot sales in our Xmas Sales Sticky!

Dragon’s Lair in Review – My name is Sir Lance… er… Dirk the Daring

The early nineties left me a lot of wonderful wee memories for a wonderful wee lad. One of my fondest places to incessantly visit was the arcade. And of my favourite games was, of course, Dragon’s Lair – you know, the one where you feel like you’re making your own cartoon! Well, now you can enjoy the adventures of Dirk the Daring on the Jesus phone!

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Daily Christmas steals and deals

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With Thanksgiving (and the black friday deals) behind us and Christmas only 3 weeks away, gamers on the look out for more sales/deals should keep an eye out for the Appvent Calendar and  EA’s ’25 Games Til X’MAS events. Blacksmith Games, the dev team behind the upcoming Plushed, are responsible for the Appvent Calendar, where an iDevice game will be free for 24hrs worldwide up until Dec 22nd. Today’s freebie is Hexage’s puzzler, Totemo. If you enjoy surprises (and free games), be sure to bookmark their calendar page.

Meanwhile, EA have also launched a daily event that will see an App Store game of theirs go on sale (up to 80% off) everyday until Dec 22nd. Today, both Auditorium and Surviving High School can be had for $0.99. To find out the latest deals of the day, you can follow EA on Twitter and/or Facebook for their X’MAS annoucements.

Hopefully, other publishers will also jump on the wagon and give us all something more to cheer about (daily) before the Christmas rush.

Rock Band in Review – Superb rhythm and great musical taste a good game do make

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When I think back on rhythm games, one of the first that comes to mind is PaRappa the Rapper on the good ol’ PS1. When I think of contemporary examples, Guitar Hero,its offsprings and rip-offs come to mind. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, its undeniable that Rock Band (one of the more popular offsprings of Guitar Hero) has left its imprint on all the consoles. Now, the oft’ copied Rock Band has migrated to the palms of eager iDevice gamers.

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Monopoly in Review – Back to Basics, just the way it should be!

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I have not seen our family’s Monopoly set in ages, but I have fond memories of the game as a child. I can still recall the feeling of anticipation when rolling the dice, the thrill of counting out money, and the satisfaction of smartly placing little green houses on my little real estate kingdom of no more than three squares. Even at a young age, the objective of Monopoly was easy enough to grasp – be the wealthiest player in the game by gaining a monopoly over properties and using it to one’s advantage.

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EA and Gameloft games on sale for ‘Black Friday’

review-games-thesims3-realenemiessleeptogetherWith Thanksgiving quickly approaching, shoppers are gearing up for some serious bargains across the US. At the App Store, two of the biggest iDevice game publishers in EA and Gameloft are leading the charge with some awesome app sales. From Electronic Arts’ end, you will find Command & Conquer, FIFA 10, Monopoly and much more at reduced prices. Gameloft’s $0.99 sales include Shrek Kart, Blades of Fury and Real Tennis 2009. If you’ve been eying a few of their titles, strike while the iron’s hot! The complete list can be found after the break.

We’ll be doing a MASSIVE round up of Black Friday sales tomorrow, so be sure to check back right here at TMA!

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NBA Live by EA Sports in Review – EA’s Attempt At Another Slam Dunk!

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EA were one of the first big companies to begin porting versions of some of their most popular titles to the iPlatform. I had the opportunity to get my hands on one of their latest and most recognizable series in NBA Live. With all the successful releases of other franchise titles – FIFA, Madden 10, C&C: Red Alert, the public (myself included) have set the bar fairly high for the powerhouse developers. Read on to see how one of the most popular console sports game franchises stacks up on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

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