One of the earliest game genres ever dating back to 1980 and the Apple II computer were turn based artillery games. They have gone a long way since then with the famous Worms series being the true pinnacle of evolution that set the bar for many years. It’s no wonder the genre has seen numerous reinventions on the iDevice – from the legendary WORMS (iTunes) reincarnation of the 3D Iron Sight. And today I’m going to review Steam Wars – a steam-punk look on how the genre should be approached. Feel free to discuss this review of Steam Wars in our forums.
There is something to be said for a game that withstands the test of time. Originally making its debut in 2003, Warfare Incorporated is among the oldest games in the appstore designed for portable devices. Let’s not mince words – it’s ancient. However, like a fine wine, age is not necessarily a bad thing. Feel free to discuss this review of Warfare Incorporated in our forums.
Fieldrunners was of the pioneers of Tower Defence games on the iPhone in general and the first open-field TD game in particular. It’s no wonder it spurred a number of clones. The more confusing thing is seeing such clones appear more than a year after the original was released. And with a defunct feature set nonetheless! And having said this let’s dive into Tower Defense Evo – maybe it DOES have at least something to say for itself? Feel free to discuss this review of Tower Defense Evo in our forums.
iSink U, Artificial Life’s popular Battleship clone, will be set free for 2 days starting today (did you get that?) If you aren’t sure why you should download a FREE game, check out TMA’s iSink U review, grab it and have a blast (how bout that one?) Here’s another one: with prices this low, make sure to wear your life preserver! Or: I love the smell of the sea, it really sinks!
Here’s what Artificial Life have to say:
To celebrate our iPhone app download surpassing the benchmark of 8.3 million, we are holding a promotion of “Get-Paid-Game-For-Free”. Some of our top-rated, top-downloaded iPhone game titles will be offered for free for a limited time!!
The first FREE game is going to be iSink U (battleship boardgame title), which will be free during March 5-7 only. This paid game has been previously featured in “New & Noteworthy” on the App Store.
Artificial Life, Inc., iSink U – FREE from 5-7 March
There are plenty of castle defense games out there, so what would make you choose one over another? Ease of control, amount of features, and replayability are certainly all contributing factors to such a decision – and I’m sure you have your own as well. You might find those factors in Battle of Puppets, but what attracts me most to this game is theme and style. I can guarantee that you’ve not seen anything quite like this before in the realm of castle defense games, and while I’m not a big fan of the genre, Battle Of Puppets makes me want to explore it just a little bit more. Feel free to discuss this review of Battle of Puppets in our forums.
If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s there is simply no way you haven’t at least heard about Transformers – arguably one of the most obvious toy promotion cartoon series ever. It is a little known fact that the transforming animation in the series was tailored specifically so it could easily be reproduced in the actual toys. The game adaptation of the series have not enjoyed the same love as the cartoons however and have largely been of quite a low quality. Is TRANSFORMERS G1: AWAKENING a proper Transformers game? Let’s see!
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?
During the last several months the AppStore has literally been swamped with various Tower Defence games. Some were original, some were more traditional, some were downright poor in quality. For the average player this is both a blessing and a curse – on one hand competition is good, on the other – how to decide which the better one? To help you navigate in this vast field I’m going to review yet another TD game – Critter Defense!
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.
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