Big Buck Hunter is one of the most popular, well-known arcade hunting games. Developed in 2001 by Play Mechanix Inc., it spawned multiple sequels and is still seen in many arcades today. Thanks to developers Super Happy Fun Fun this ridiculously fun game is now available for your iDevice. Boy Howdy, it’s huntin’ time!
While a lot of companies consider pre-launch publicity an integral part of iPhone game publishing, Activision prefers otherwise. Out of the blue, (or out of the dead more likely) this titan of the entertainment industry released Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies – the famous and hugely popular level for Call of Duty: World at War. Why am I saying this? Well, because they released it for the iPhone!
Side-scrolling shooters have been among the most popular games since their first arcade debut. Technology has certainly moved on since then and now you can enjoy games right in the palm of your hands that the ancestors of today’s consoles could only dream about. Cell War, one the latest addition to the genre by TipCat Mobile offers the blend of state-of-the-art graphics with classic addictive game-play. Can they deliver on their offers? Let’s find out!
Ocarina no more: Killerina. I am T-pain no more: I Kill T-Pain. And Leaf Trombone? Liver Trombone! This Halloween, Smule have been possessed by the horrible deamons behind the horrid creeper, Attack of the Zombie Bikini Babes from Outer Space. Not sure what happened, but damn, things are titillatingly ugly. The undead attackers acutely resemble Marina Orlova of hot for words; in fact, I reckon they may have cloned her! At this point, maybe it doesn’t matter because with the horrible holiday on its way, there is just time enough to grab yer guns… er, yer slingshots and blast them baddies who creep out from the graves.
Ahh, the joys of hurtling heavy lead missiles at both suspecting and unsuspecting enemies! Sniper Vs. Sniper isn’t your local arcade shooting game; you won’t find a great plot, nor impressive 3D cutscenes. But, those things only a pretty shooter do make; Sniper Vs Sniper is an interesting showcase, a game which pulls the trigger on excellent iDevice gaming manners, and better than ever, adds online killing into the mix.
I’ve said quite often in the past that when it comes to games for the iPlatform, my favorites are almost always the “pick up and play” style games. They are usually the easiest to learn and the most addictive. Outside of gaming, one of my longest passions is graffiti art. Up until a little over a month ago, I would have never expected those worlds to collide. Thanks to the powerhouse team of Chillingo and Kinelco and their latest App Store title Underground, I couldn’t be happier.
“Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can’t remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft’s shocking, deadly secrets are revealed…and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.” [courtesy of imdb]
iChromo, developers of Aera, has sent us word that their upcoming “casual 2.5D flight simulator” has been submitted to the App Store and could land as early as this week. Designed exclusively for the iPhone/iPod Touch, Aera is a unique “flight sim” that will have players flying their planes in a linear path through beautifully rendered 3D environments.
The gameplay mechanics are a mix of side-scroller and flight simulator. You play in a real 3D environment and control the throttle and pitch of your plane, plus a couple more “Special” moves. It might sound too simple, but it’s not – advanced physics simulation allow you to perform very complex tricks and movements. With practice you will be able to master more and more fun maneuvers. This will allow you to use different tactics to complete each game mission. Also, with advancing through the game you will get faster and more powerful airplanes, better weapons, and you will face more challenging AI opponents.
While there are plenty of puzzlers, tower defenses and shooters (to name just a few) dominating the App Store gaming scene, we have yet to really see an a steady diet of fun flight sim titles for the iDevice. If the gameplay trailer of Aera is of any indication though, fans of the genre should be in for quite a treat when it’s released in the coming week(s). Gameplay video and more screenies after the break!
About a month ago, we had posted the teaser trailer for the eagerly awaited Modern Combat: Sandstorm by Gameloft. The video surprised a lot of folks with just how good games on the iDevice can look and makes us wonder if developers have already pushed the iPlatform to its limits in the visuals department (lets hope not). Well the wait is over for all you FPS and Call of Duty 4 fans; Modern Combat is now finally out at the App Store.
Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Gameloft’s new action-thriller will plunge you into the heart of modern war. Assigned to Mission Sandstorm, your duty is to locate and annihilate a new terrorist cell setting up shop and recruiting foreign insurgents in a remote desert hot spot. This jarring first person shooter will equip you with the most sophisticated and powerful modern day weapons.
You never want to judge a book by its cover, but damn, Modern Combat is looking like a must have FPS for the iPhone/iPod Touch. If blasting terrorists to bits is your cup of tea (on the iDevice no less), you probably don’t want to miss out on Gameloft’s latest App Store offering. More info including a sweet gameplay trailer after the jump.
Gameloft, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, $6.99, 185 MB