Update: Our review of Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone can be found here
Over the weekend, The Chronicles of Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone bust into the App Store to confirm its spot among the best RPGs in the App Store. TouchMyApps’ review is forthcoming and we have one of our best men on the job, but suffice it to say that among the oft’ short-lived, simple anime RPGs, Luone sheds some serious skin. One of its best features is incredibly long play time which busts through dozens of hours of story play and many more on side quests. But when you’ve sussed the entire thing, Online Match-up mode is sure to pique your interest. Thank you Com2uS for continuing to innovate!
Keep an eye out for it among the hallowed in our featured article: The App Store’s Best RPG.
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After its initial rejection, the lite version released and then pulled, and a good six months wait, IUGO’s A.D.D. (Addictive Dumb Distractions), has finally been released. IUGO’s catalogue contains many successful titles such as Cliffed and Implode! to which A.D.D. has been added. Addictive Dumb Distractions features 70+ fastpaced minigames, similar to that of Warioware which can be played in three modes: Quickplay, Practice, and Hardcore. There is also an online leaderboard to fuel friendly competition.
Bobble Rep 111th Congress Edition is back in the news, and this time because of a reversal. No, the Republicans didn’t storm the Oval Office and install George Bush’s son as acting governor of the union (got that?). Rather, Apple switched the Windows Vista disallow button off, allowing Bobble Rep 111th Congress Edition to be sold at the App Store. Allegedly, it ridiculed public figures, an act which Apple -a company very much in the public eye- evidently abhor. In TMA’s previous article, I pointed out that there are numerous soundboards (not to mention cartoon figures of many very public people around the world) which should also be removed on the same grounds. Apple received a goodly amount of flack for this boner of a decision.
Thanks to everyone who showed support for the dev and artists involved in getting a creatively democratic app to the App Store. Artist Tom Richmond and RG Entertainment are probably having a laugh now due to heaps more press than they would have had Apple not censored the App. Perhaps this is another ChiFFaN conspiracy?
The return of true light-hearted RPGs has been spiced by many hopefuls, but on 5 November, Tecmo’s 2006 Japanese mobile phone hit, The Isle of 8-Bit Treasures, slipped into the App Store for what truly is light-hearted adventure. No need to don your thinking caps, or level-busters – from graphics to music, The Isle of 8-Bit Treasures is good ol’ fashioned monster-killing fun. And thankfully, your hero is easy to control. 8-Bit Treasure has been a hit over the years on handsets all over Japan, but Tecmo have pulled off a decent control scheme, even for sausage-fingered folk!
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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.
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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If Twitter ain’t the iPhone of social sites, I don’t know what is. Tweet Your Poop offers what every sullied voyeur has dreamed of: a platform to debut her poo. Whether it be to track bodily changes, growth spurts, weight loss, or simply to collect ‘em all, Tweet Your Poop packs it all in. Sadly, however, the app may lack the real sh*t. While the iPhone has a great camera (this ain’t the time for discussion), you can also use the app with an iPod touch, meaning it doesn’t take real poo pics. Rather, you choose an avatar to represent your detritus, and then send it to Twitter like an unclean effigy. For those whose proud bowels lack excitement, what better way than Tweet Your Poop knead a little expression into their otherwise crappy existence?
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Just in case the above made no sense at all, it is probably the best example of ‘spam app’ advert emulation – a business I am taking to heart. The Apple Store is full of apps which are machine translated and booted out the door to a none-the-better market. If the humour is lost on you, feel free to comment and we can hash it out!
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Earthworm Jim, for those dying to relive their 16-year old days — or more likely in the case of a majority of iPhone gamers, for those who want to sniff out the platformers their parents played — is out and causing a stir among former Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, ABC, and U2 fans who, while proclaiming nearly unilateral praise for the app, divulge too much personal information. Gameloft’s labours have beefed up the heroic platformer, allowing the discount-greedy iPhone generation to enjoy the game that refocused the platform genre on gameplay and antics. General fanfare is positive with the current 1.0 build gobbling up a disproportionate number of enthused 5 star one-liner reviews at the App Store. My current favourite among them is this: “Brings me back to 1994 before all my dreams were crushed by the real world. Graphics are pimp.”
If that doesn’t scream BUY ME!, I don’t know what will.