Texas Wuggle’s precursor is a word game based on familiar slide-to-play mechanics and 4J Studios’ penchant for touching. Wuggling isn’t a word commonly used by iDevicers, but according to 4J Studios (and some personal investigation), it means: the playful arranging of letters. The great part is that Wuggle doesn’t require the biggest thinking cap, just a capable pointing digit, a place to sit, and as you will see, patience.
Lexic is a perfect game for a group whom I contemn with scorn: word freaks. Nevertheless, Kieffer and Kieffer (or whomever they are) pulled out an early sucker-punch at the App Store gem of a game. The funny thing is that before buying iDevice apps, I cared nothing at all for splelling or wurds; but since February (and learning how to spell), things have slowly changed for me. Lexic is nothing short of awesome.
TMA has been following iPhone developments in Korea for a number of reasons: most notably because the tallest member of staff lives here, but also because this market is fiercely closed, monopolistic, and undoubtedly, xenophobic. Well, for the poor louts whose iPhone has been castrated and left to sing the high notes of a glorified iPod touch, there is hope, though typcially expensive. iPhone in Korea, a blog dedicated to just that, recently covered the ins and outs of how to register, and use your iPhone on cellular networks in Korea. It isn’t easy, and as with all things foreign, certainly ain’t cheap, but at least it can be done. Again, this news rides on the cusp of the 2-year feinting publicity stunt which Korea’s carriers get off on: the launch of the iPhone.
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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Never thought I’d go on the record saying that I enjoy an app based on the absurd America’s Next Top Model comedy/’reality’ TV show, but I will ad I do. In fact, I enjoy it so much that of its four cycles, I have already completed 2 – not bad for someone who was considered the ugly duckling by his classmates! Well, for Sims fans, for fans of mini-games, and to a lesser extent, for fans of resource-management fans, this game rocks.
While Billshrink’s chart on the next page only compares costs for the three perennial rivals in the USA, the numbers — particularly the large, foreboding 4-digit numbers at the bottom — shed some light on an oppressive situation: total expenditures for the current crop of much-hyped smart-phones. Smart-phones aren’t cheap, and their contracts cost more than a yearly bus-pass, a decent road bike, and most people’s computers.
Ocarina no more: Killerina. I am T-pain no more: I Kill T-Pain. And Leaf Trombone? Liver Trombone! This Halloween, Smule have been possessed by the horrible deamons behind the horrid creeper, Attack of the Zombie Bikini Babes from Outer Space. Not sure what happened, but damn, things are titillatingly ugly. The undead attackers acutely resemble Marina Orlova of hot for words; in fact, I reckon they may have cloned her! At this point, maybe it doesn’t matter because with the horrible holiday on its way, there is just time enough to grab yer guns… er, yer slingshots and blast them baddies who creep out from the graves.
I used to disregard the American trance/progressive scene as derivative and boring, but damn, Markus Schulz’ exciting first album, Progression, has showed me how erred that thinking was. While he is a naturalised American from Germany, he is bringing the beats to the USA with a vigour that sends me into shivers. I purchased Progression on a blessed whim about a year ago when the album was no more than a great, few weeks old listen – now it is among my staple listens. And because of Markus’ technical mixing, Progression houses a few benchmark songs for headphone testing! Well, now the American trance man himself has become a Global DJ Top 15 member and has an app. Markus Schulz by phizuu is all things Schulz, but in your pocket, and unlike myriad other web-leaching apps, free. Did I download it? What do you think?
Want to know more about the man who may bring trance to a rock/pop blind nation? Check out Markus Schulz’ website.
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Ahh, the joys of hurtling heavy lead missiles at both suspecting and unsuspecting enemies! Sniper Vs. Sniper isn’t your local arcade shooting game; you won’t find a great plot, nor impressive 3D cutscenes. But, those things only a pretty shooter do make; Sniper Vs Sniper is an interesting showcase, a game which pulls the trigger on excellent iDevice gaming manners, and better than ever, adds online killing into the mix.