For the past few months I’ve been bringing you a list each week of what I feel are some of the most promising games to keep an eye on in the App Store (assuming you don’t already have them). This special edition of “10 To Watch” is a list of games that you should be playing over the upcoming Halloween weekend. Of course, there are enough games on the list that you should probably start playing them now. The big difference between the normal “10 To Watch” lists and this one is that here I’ve played a good portion of the titles in this roundup. Without further ado, here are my selections for Halloween iPhone / iPod Touch games…
Plants Vs Zombies, arguably one of the most addictive and awesome games for the iDevice, is now on sale for the very first time since its release on the App Store. The iPhone version of PvZ, normally priced at $2.99, is now $0.99. Meanwhile, PvZ HD for the iPad has dropped 50% to $4.99 (down from $9.99). Anyone who’s ever played PopCap Games’ iconic and beloved tower defense game will likely agree that PvZ deserves to be considered among the must-have apps for the platform. In fact, it’s also one of the first 12 inductees into the App Hall of Fame.
If you belong to the few iPhone/iPad gamers who’ve yet to thoroughly enjoy Plants vs Zombies, now would be a great time to take advantage of this Halloween Sale (through Oct 31st).
In an update that combined unexpected crashing and the disappearance of the beloved iconic Dancing zombie from their iPhone version, fans are up in arms over Popcap Games’ upsetting ‘business decision’ to remove the Thriller-era Michael Jackson lookalike from the roster of the lovable undead in Popcap Games’ runaway tower defense hit, Plants vs. Zombies (TMA review)
Acting on the request of the Estate of Michael Jackson, the developers have promptly given the Dancing Zombie a makeover with a new one and ramped up the update with 12 new iPhone exclusive achievements and bug fixes.
Fans and newcomers to the hugely popular PC/Mac game Plants vs Zombies have been waiting for the iPhone and iPod Touch version as early as August 2009. The long wait is over, at last. Now the question is: how well does Plants vs Zombies fare both as a PC/Mac port and a standalone tower defense game, given that the TD genre is one of the, if not the most crowded and well-represented genre on the iPhone platform?