Konami’s PowerPros 2013 World Baseball Classic now free for a limited time

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Konami’s recently released PowerPros 2013 World Baseball Classic for iPhone has dropped to free for a limited time (previously $4.99). This is the second instalment on iOS following POWER PROS TOUCH and the game is based on the popular baseball series from Japan - Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū. PowerPros 2013 features 2 game modes (exhibition and championship) and you get to choose from 16 “world” teams, which pack over 400 of the worlds best players. If you’re a fan of this long running baseball video game series or just baseball games in general, be sure to grab this one while it’s still free.

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X-Men in Review – 18 Years And Worth The Wait

I have to admit that I thought the X-Men arcade game came out before 1992, but apparently my memory is already starting to fail me (I thought this mainly because I didn’t think I frequented arcades so much when I was in college).  Whatever the case, I played this game any chance I got, and I always longed for a nice home version – or any home version – to be released.  Alas, it wasn’t meant to happen until 18 years later when the game arrived on XBLA and PSN, neither of which I had access to.  Finally, however, Konami must have caught drift of how badly I wanted this game, and they released an iOS port of the arcade classic.  It was so totally worth the wait.

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Castlevania Puzzle: Encore Of The Night in review – Who Let Dracula Out Again?

One thing that’s both good and bad about mobile platforms is that they encourage developers to take franchises in whole new directions.  Doom Resurrection is an on-rails shooter, Wolfenstein was turned into an RPG, and now we have Encore Of The Night (EOTN), a Castlevania adventure with a big twist.  The problem is that, unlike the first two I mentioned, this one feels out of place.  It’s not necessarily a bad game, but it just doesn’t resonate with the charm that is the Castlevania series.  I’m trying really hard to get into it, but so far it’s more of a chore than a joy to play.

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Konami to bring Castlevania to iPhone via Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night

Aside from the Super Mario Bros. series (one we’re likely to never see on the iDevice), Castlevania remains one of the most popular and successful platformers yet to grace the iPhone/iPod Touch. While there have been no announced plans for a full-blown ‘n action packed Castlevania title to appear on the App Store, Konami is gearing up for the release of something that’s a first in the long-running series: Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night.

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Massive holiday sale from Konami and IUGO

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Christmas is indeed the season of giving and more and more developers are rolling out hot holiday sales. Konami and IUGO – some of the well-known names on the iPhone gaming scene have just announced that Santa has called ‘em up and convinced to do some heavy giving.

And remember – you can find the list of hot AppStore holiday sales and down-right giveaways updated daily in our friendly sticky! You HAVE already bookmarked it, haven’t you?

So in the best spirit of Christmas, you can find the full list of their massive sales after the gap.

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Konami games on sale: $0.99 deals!

metal-gear-solid-touch_logoArguably the biggest name in the biz, Konami have given iPhone/iPod Touch gamers a treat by dropping prices on all their games to a very affordable dollar. Now you can pick up Metal Gear Solid Touch, Krazy Kart Racing, Silent Hill and more for a buck each. A great deal indeed when you consider that most of Konami’s games are released at a tune of $6 – $8US. This is definitely a good time to pick up some (or all) of their big name titles. Enjoy!

Metal Gear Solid Touch in Review – A Critical Look

I am bracing myself for a torrent of scathing comments. So let me start off by saying that I love the Metal Gear series. I’ve played it for the NES, PSP, PS2, and PS3. I believe it to be one of the most iconic franchises. I played through all of Metal Gear Solid 4 (MGS4) and believe it to be a ground breaking game in both its cinematic value and gameplay. Unfortunately, Metal Gear Solid Touch (MGST) fails to reach that iconic status. It fails to live up to the hype of its namesake.

This being said, how does the App fare by itself? Mixed at best.

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Behold: Metal Gear Solid Touch sneaks into App Store

msgtouch_releaseThe good news indeed keeps on coming. First, the much hyped announcement of the iPhone OS 3.0 that will include features like copy & paste (Alleluia!), push notification, landscape keyboard and p2p networking. If this didn’t get your juices flowing, then maybe Konami’s release of the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid Touch will. [Check out our review here]

“Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots,” the latest chapter in the record-setting 26 .5 million-seller game series “Metal Gear” is being reborn on the iPhone/iPod touch! With its intuitive multi-touch interface, METAL GEAR SOLID TOUCH is a game that anyone can easily pick-up and enjoy.

Based on the profound storyline of “MGS4″, Metal Gear Solid Touch features the unique foes of MGS4, including the beautiful and deadly members of the dreaded “B&B” corps. Whether you are an MGS4 fan or a new-comer to the Metal Gear series, ”Metal Gear Solid Touch” is a rhythmic touch shooting game that everyone can enjoy.

Needless to say, MGS Touch has ranked right at the top of our list of games to to keep an eye on. If you’re a diehard fan of the series, I’m sure you’ll have no problem dropping $7.99 for a chance to get your Metal Gear fix on your iDevice. More casual fans though may bulk at the price tag and the fact that this exclusive iPhone reincarnation is ‘only’ a shooter/sniper game at heart (and not the full blown MGS we’ve come to love). Regardless, TouchMyApps will be getting our groove on with Solid Snake himself and  have a full on review in the coming days. [Metal Gear Solid Touch, $7.99]

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MGS4: Official Trailer and Touch-happy website

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mgs4-01Not news, but just a damn delicious website and preview trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4 for the iPod Touch and iPhone. Konami may not be re-creating our beloved Metal Gear Solid as it has been known for consoles and portables since the Nintendo Family computer, but they are releasing a highly anticipated shooter that sports everyone’s favourite snake and some great graphics. For those with fast fingers or addiction to Metal Gear games, this looks to be a portable pleaser. [Check out our review here]

For fans of the iDevice, it is a welcome sign that more and more big gaming companies are taking the platform seriously. Not only have Konami put the effort into coding a unique release for us touch gamers, but they have created an amusing and relevant webpage complete with ‘touching’. Kudos to you who navigate Konami’s webpage with iTap!

Konami’s Metal Gear Solid 4 for iPod Touch and iPhone webpage.

More Metal Gear Solid Touch details revealed

metalgeartouch03 Metal Gear Solid is easily my favorite video game series of all time. What’s not to like? MGS has always been loaded with gripping cinematic story lines, stealthy gameplay, a variety of combat methods (sniping!) and some of the best visuals for every console its been on. While Metal Gear Touch has been made specifically for the iPhone/iPod Touch, it won’t be a full-fledged MGS game we’re accustomed to. Konami has recently debuted a new website that reveals more info regarding its gameplay:

Wage battle using intuitive touch-based shooting controls. Solid Snake’s final battle recreated on the battlefield of your 3.5-inch widescreen display!…Control the action with your fingers using the “Multi-touch interface” of the iPhone/iPod Touch. Trace your fingers on teh screen to take aim, and shooting by tapping. Pinch out or Pinch in to zoom-in/out on targets and snipe them from a distance.

Judging from what’s been revealed on the website, it looks like Konami has another “solid” Metal Gear game on their hands. Screenshots and video after the jump.

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