While not exactly a GTA-clone, Gangstar is similarly stationed – a violent game involving crime, money, and lots of blood. The above video is courtesy of a TouchArcade preview the iPhone ‘port’ of the game. I use quotation marks because, as you will see, this ain’t exactly 2006’s Gangstar.
Scouring new apps is a fun pastime of mine which has grown into an hours upon hours time investment of time and energy. Japanese MotionPortrait, the company who have brought freakishly realistic picture-to animation technology to production have released a peak-a-boo version of their software to the iDevice.
I thought I was clever in creating some simple stop-animations of Playmobil hedgehogs chasing each other – looks like I was wrong.
MotionPortrait, Brain Controller, 2.99$, 1.8 MB
Sonic Boom, creator of the excellent Redneck Fishin’, Kill All Bugs! and iZombie: Death March, have briefly toned down their addicting and violent games to focus on a unique twist to the puzzle genre. Perhaps, I should call it Mr. Puzzle Potato. Anyway, this new game is quite the mélange of genres that is sure to be an addictive twist for puzzle fans. Follow the jump for the press release.
Sonic Boom, Puzzlings, 2.99$, 17.1 MB
Nothing is perfect, but the Sims 3 for the iPhone is such a well-adapted game that I am ready to throw in the towel and confess my love. –This is not a review– The Sims has everything: mini-arcade action, strategy, time-management, resource management, role-playing and even romance. It has much much more too, but –This is not a review–
EA, The Sims 3, 9.99$, 63.7 MB
Race fans haven’t long to wait for another exciting tyre-burner. Firemint Real Racing has just been submitted to Apple for approval and considering the dosh that rides on the wheels of racing apps, expect Apple to move quickly. This racer isn’t another Need for Speed clone – you will take the role of a championship racer at the head or tail of a bunch of other professionals. Great graphics, tight cornering and my favourite: cockpit view are all included. But don’t take my word for it, take a gander at the video!
Keep an eye out at the App Store for Real Racing as well as other great apps from Firemint.
This weekend I was given the opportunity to get my greedy little hands on Defender Chronicles by Gimka Entertainment, an app I’ve been looking forward to since I had my first glance at the gameplay video. In fact, when Louis emailed me asking if I’d like to write this piece for TMA I was excited, so much so that after out short discussion I would check to see if the developers had emailed me every hour or so and when I finally got it, I couldn’t load it onto my iDevice fast enough!
In the 1920’s, Abercrombie and Fitch imported thousands of Mahjong sets (1) to stem the demand for the game among the American population. In 2009, G5 Entertainment are banking that the game of strategy, skill, calculation and luck will burn up the game-thirsty iPhone crowd with the sequel to the popular PC title. Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 sweetens the deal with powerups, trophies and great graphics and audio. Look for it at the App Store in the coming week along with Stand O’Food.
With only days left before the maiden voyage of an all new Star Trek film for an entirely new generation of fans to discover. An owner of Apple’s shiny little device may be asking them self, “Where’s my Star Trek game?” Anyone who plays games on a regular basis knows any summer blockbuster worth its weight in gold and significance on pop culture has a tie-in game. Well fans, I’m here to tell you your question has an answer. Thanks to the folks at Electronic Arts you’ll be taking control of the U.S.S. Enterprise in its intergalactic mission to seek out and destroy your enemies.
Tower Defense lovers rejoice! Introducing Defender Chronicles, developed by Gimka Entertainment Inc and Menara games. This game is said to be a new twist on the Tower Defense genre; one that’s also blended with role-playing adventure elements. Just released was their first gameplay video, and this promising TD title will be out in May for just $4.99, so keep your eyes peeled! More screenies and video after the break…
Yeah, a little YouTubing around the ol’ world wide web and I happened on a few exciting videos that prove Tag Games are really up to something beyond hyping a product that Apple are holding onto! Well, we all knew that anyway, but this four-part video diary gets dirty with plot, design, music and gameplay and what really sets Car Jack apart from both its competitors and its forbears.