One of the heavy-duty genres that work well on the iDevice is Turn-Based Strategy. While the limited screen does offer some challenges for the developers, the genre’s pace alleviates the troubles that RTS games have on the platform. Battle for Wesnoth is an open source cross-platform tactical strategy game that tries to build on this and bring true wargaming to the iPhone. Feel free to discuss Battle for Wesnoth in our forums.
Light-hearted levelling RPGs like Zenonia and Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone have captured the App Store’s heart. Well, it doesn’t get much lighter than Golvellius – The Valley of Doom, a throwback to the bygone days of 8-bit console RPG games. In fact, it was a hit in the late 1980’s on Sega’s Master System and has been a classic ever since. Well, thanks to its benevolent dev, DotEmu, it gets the FREE treatment. 1.3 brings a number of improvements which have been requested by users since version 1.0 and is much better. It is time to RPG the 80’s way!
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The mobile RPG engine responsible for a lot of sleepless Nazi-hunters in Wolfenstein RPG has hell-rolled the D10 to the moon. Like the original Doom II, you and your stupid team will run back to the bright shining face to despatch baddies and answer a distress call. Unlike the original, you won’t be doing it in real-time – Doom II RPG is a turn-by-turn RPG ala its predecessor, Wolfenstein RPG. Tighten up your combat boots ladies and gents, hell is a sticky icky place with icky sticky humour.
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One of the best things about the AppStore is the fact that it really gives tiny indie teams their chance at the gold. Ryan Mitchell, one of the ambitious bunch has set off to bring a new era of gameplay to the iDevice in Necromancer Rising – a reimagined version of the Diablo Hack’n’Slash concept but seen from a first person perspective. Feel free to discuss Necromancer rising in our forums.
I will always have a special place in my heart for the Heroes of Might and Magic series. That’s why I couldn’t help but review Palm Heroes when it came out for the iDevice in August. It was, actually, on of my first ever reviews for TouchMyApps. Later, I was lucky enough to secure an interview with the Palm Heroes team and had quite an interesting conversation with them on all things iPhone. And one of the exclusive announcements they made was the fact they were working on adding cross-platform multiplayer to one of the iPhone’s best games.
I am happy to announce that the work on the multiplayer is coming to its final stages and the update will be submitted into the AppStore soon. And while waiting for it check out the exclusive video of it in play after the gap!
Palm Heroes Team, Palm Heroes – $5.99
Nothing can stop the juggernaut that is Final Fantasy. It is the RPG most perched on the top rung of anime RPG fans’ list of favourites. Not only does it play cute, it plays with incredible stories which laugh at the best creations of its rivals. Thankfully, we have a lot to look forward to as both Final Fantasy I and II are headed to the iDevice. Shall we sing collective fanfare now, or wait till after dindin? I am of the opinion that even Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars may find a shady spot to rest in till the Final Fantasy news cools down. UPDATE: FINAL FANTASY I & II have been released!
Let’s hope the legendary Square Enix outdoes itself.
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Back in the late seventies, when a computer was something out of a sci-fi movie and RPG was associated with pen-and-paper geeky games like Dungeons & Dragons a couple of British writers got together and started one of the most famous series of interactive gamebooks ever – Fighting Fantasy. These gamebooks allowed the reader to take part in the story that affected the course of it. And now the first one of the series – The Warlock of Firetop Mountain – has found its way to the iDevice.
The Palm Heroes Team –whom we recently interviewed– have discounted the incredible game – Palm Heroes. It is the port of the one and only Heroes of Might and Magic and has just gotten slimmer; its price fell to $5.99 from $9.99 in celebration of the BlackApp Friday! Palm Heroes got Kissed back in late August and it’s even better now with new controls, graphics, maps and more!
Features of the latest 1.2 update:
- better response to fingers. “quick tapping lag” solved!
- manual zoom on “pinch in”
- autoscroll in autozoom can be turned off now
- Czech language support
- minimap is scrollable now
- new “hero” button when infobar is open
- buttons “switch hero” and “menu” exchanged places for more convenient control
- better description of controls in the help section
- more maps to play
Hurry up and Get it!
I’m a big fan of games that try to mash a couple of existing concepts together into a new and fresh look. Fuzion is one of those games: a mix of RPG and scrabble. So, without further ado, let’s take spell out D-A-R-K L-O-R-D and look at the preview…
You know, Diablo for the iPhone has been long sought by many players and devs. Today, we’ll take a look at the variation on the Hack-and-Slash genre by MageStory which was released back in June 2009. Is it worth the dough? Is it better than Dungeon Hunter? Well, stay tuned to find out!