Every once in a while, a game comes along and literally tears down a genre and builds it anew, usually with a bar that is almost impossible to attain. In the genre of RTS that game was Starcraft, released by Blizzard in 1998 and still regarded as one the best strategy games of all time. Sadly, the great Blizzard has not yet graced the iOS with their attention, leaving the gap wide open for would-be upstarts to claim the Starcraft-shaped piece of pie. And unsurprisingly, the first one at it is the prolific Gameloft with Starfront – Collision™.
Gameloft’s Trifecta sale this weekend should excite all you iDevice gamers out there. Eternal Legacy (TMA Review), Starfront – Collision and Sacred Odyssey – Rise of Ayden can each be had for only $0.99, down from $6.99 ($4.99 for Eternal Legacy). Needless to say, these are awesome deals not to miss out on, especially if you’ve been patiently waiting for their prices to drop. Go grab ‘em!
It feels like it’s 1985 again with this week’s lead-in, Back To The Future Ep. 1 HD (yeah, you thought I was going to mention that silly RTS first, didn’t you?) I was a huge fan of the series that spawned this adventure game, and the inclusion of Christopher Lloyd to reprise his role as Doc Brown is just icing on the cake. Oh, and I suppose there’s that Starfront: Collision that’s been making some waves as well, huh? If you’re into RTS games, this is probably THE iPhone game to get right now. On the other hand, if you like your games a bit more simple and lighthearted, you’d do well to check out Zombie Runaway or Pixel Pig, a couple of casual games that could bring out the juvenile in all of us.