This week’s lineup includes ball rolling bliss, the next World Of Warcraft (maybe), and a little bit of controversy. First up is Gears (TMA Review), the game that has redefined what users will expect from ball rolling games. If you catch it while it’s still on sale for 99 cents you’ll be getting a great deal, but if not it’s still worth the asking price. For those of you waiting on a true 3D fantasy MMORPG, the wait might finally be over. Gameloft has released Order & Chaos Online, and from the screen shots and description it looks like they’ve made every attempt at bringing World Of Warcraft home to your iOS device. If you prefer to live on the edge there’s Unpleasant Horse and Snuggle Truck, a couple of games that tangled with Apple because their original submitted content didn’t quite sit with the overlords of “good judgment”. They’re available now, however, so hopefully the content didn’t veere to much from what was originally intended (though it’s pretty safe to say in one case it did).
I’m sure many of you were like me and grew up with one of the greatest marble / ball rolling games ever, Marble Madness. When I got my first iPod Touch there was no sign of Marble Madness, but I did pick up an interesting variant called HydroTilt. This made me even more anxious for my childhood video game friend. I’m still waiting for Marble Madness, but after spending some time with Gears that desire has been greatly subdued. Granted Gears doesn’t have some of the features like enemies that are out to get you, but what it does have is quite an experience indeed.