In 1992, Westwood’s RTS fascination began with the humble Dune 2 on the MegaDrive which later exploded into the Command & Conquer franchise. Contemporary RTS games look back at Westwood’s re-imagining of the genre, and today, EA debuted Command and Conquer™ Red Alert™ in an iPhone-friendly format complete with a mobile-friendly perspective and tailored HUD menus.
Bored? EA may have the remedy: Battleship, Connect 4, and Monopoly Classic – 3 favourite board games which are scheduled board the App Store soon in what is sure to be a riot of fun for families and friends alike. EA’s full steam ahead approach to iPhone gaming strategy which couples modern computing benchmark titles such as NBA Live and The Sims3 with classics the likes of as the above-mentioned three is brilliant and TouchMyApps are looking forward to sinking our teeth into the new titles.
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Rock Band, the critically acclaimed music game that has graced just about every video game console, has finally made its way to the App Store. Published by perennial heavyweight Electronic Arts, Rock Band on the iPhone and iPod Touch will allow players to jam on the guitar, drums, bass and vocals to 20 legendary tunes (Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins and more). Much like its console counterpart, you can even play with up to 4 friends via Live Bluetooth Multiplayer. And as expected, a built-in music store will allow you to purchase additional tracks to jam to – 2 song packs for $1, as opposed to $2 per track found on the console.
There’s no doubt that hardcore fans of the Rock Band series will be all over the iDevice release, even at its $9.99 price point. That said, the App Store’s current top seller Tap Tap Revenge 3 ($0.99) will surely be giving EA’s Rock Band a run for its money. TMA’s Matthew will be testing out his musical skills and pumping up the jam on the review shortly, so stay tuned!
Electronic Arts, Rock Band, $9.99, 158 MB
You know, I am an adventure games junkie. I love to keep my grey matter pumping and I love point-and-click games. Unfortunately, the iPhone has a serious lack of those. Thankfully, EA (that is Electronic Arts for those, living in a tank) decided to step and fill the void at least a little bit. Introducing, Mystery Mania!
Lately, EA and Hasbro have been enjoying lots of success bringing some of the most popular board games to the iPlatform. Their latest partnership sees one of the most popular words game finally making its way to your iDevice.
Bubble popping games are a somewhat lesser played genre of games on the iDevice. Probably well known names are the earlier Bubble Bash by Gameloft and the recently ported classic Bust-A-Move by TAITO. Snood, however is published at the App Store by Electronic Arts, who are quite the powerhouse for popular iDevice games recently.
We all played boardgames as kids. Some of us still do. The fun (and occasional frustration) of it all can provide memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks to EA, you can re-live those memories and create some new ones at the same time. With immensely successful previous boardgame releases such as Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit, EA is continuing to turn classic family boardgames into amazing iDevice adventures with their latest release, The Game of Life Classic Edition.
This is not the critically acclaimed action RPG known as Mass Effect that was released on the Xbox 360 and PC back in 2007. Mass Effect Galaxy is EA and BioWare’s rendition of Mass Effect for the iDevice with a completely different story, gameplay, and characters (two of which will be appearing in Mass Effect 2). While Mass Effect Galaxy does not fully live up to its “Mass Effect” title, it is still an entertaining game that unfortunately suffers from a few aspects.
If you have been waiting for the iPhone implementation of the most successful PC game in history, then you will have to wait a bit longer — unless you live in Australia or have somehow syphoned off an Aussie account. As Australians travel time faster than those in North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia, we will leave it up to them to deliver some short clips, previews, reviews and happy face pictures as their Sims manage to nab the right one in the pub or at the library.