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New turn-based puzzler Zack Splat now available on App Store

New turn-based puzzler Zack Splat now available on App Store

Apprentice magician Zack animated some creatures to help out around the tower, and found himself in an iPhone/iPad game on the App Store. Zack Splat is now available at the special launch price of absolutely nothing.

Zack’s creatures splat anything they hit, including themselves. Luckily, they’re polite little suckers, and they always wait for Zack before they move. Zack can use his feet and the little magic he knows (or thinks he knows) to get away from them. Swipe, tap and twirl to get him moving. Shake, rattle and roll are totally optional.


$2,000 for a kiss! OstinGames launches KissIsland Kissing Contest

$2,000 for a kiss! OstinGames launches KissIsland Kissing Contest

 

OstinGames has launched on line KissIsland Kissing Contest with a $2,000 prize for the best kissing video on YouTube. The contest is dedicated to KissIsland for iPhone and iPod touch, the fun action title with survival fighting and sweet kisses awards story line by OstinGames. The event is a great opportunity for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users to unleash their creativity!

iOS gamers can win $2,000 just for a kiss! The participants are requested to shoot a romantic video in front of their phone/iphone/camera (or ask somebody to do so for them) and upload the footage to YouTube. The registration procedure as well as voting on the contest page is quite simple and quick!


Let's Play! A Closer Look At Your iPad Games (Part I)

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Not long ago, I did a fairly extensive roundup of a few of the great games which were gracing my iPad at that time.  Since I can hardly go two days without downloading a new game, I now have a host of new and exciting games on my iPad to share with all of you.   By now I have accumulated far too many games to contain them all in just one article.  So, we’ll go ahead and call this group Part I of the Let’s Play series.  I’ll keep them coming in groups of ten as long as you promise to keep reading.  So, without further adieu, let’s go ahead and get started.



Fruitzzle: the new puzzle game from FatalFun hits the App Store

Fruitzzle: the new puzzle game from FatalFun hits the App Store

FatalFun is proud to announce its latest game for iPhone, iPod and iPad: Fruitzzle.


Tutorial: Play MAME games on your iDevice

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If you come from Windows Mobile and are into playing MAME arcade games, you may well remember my full article dedicated to the emulation of arcade machines, including MAME, on the platform. (Note that the linked article doesn't show inline images; if you need them, check out THIS instead.)

Fortunately, on the iDevice, it's also possible to play MAME games. No, unlike on Windows Mobile, not the newer, vastly superior (NeoGeo / CPS), “only” the older ones, but it's still more than nothing, isn't it? And it's free – and is also compatible with several Bluetooth game controllers (see below).



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 11/8

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekend Giveaway this week. We have selected the winners of this weekend's Giveaway. We gave away 10 apps!

And the winners are...(drumroll please): Lenny Alker, Lloyd Pearson, Doug Ingram, Takeshi Kitano, Jean Ware, Brad Bowen, Richard Koulbanis, Loren Montgomery, Giancarlo Caleffi, Joseph Wong!



What I played this week - Dark Meadow and Dead Space!

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It was a joyous Halloween week of gory shooter games, which still has not ended! Dead Space, released earlier this year, is a gore-fest of terror-inducing abominations that spring up on you from just about everywhere--easily the top spot of the genre. I've had the game for awhile, but just finally getting around to really playing it (I have a long queue, so sue me). Also in this edition is a tasty game called Dark Meadow: a scary shooter, and a puzzle-solving adventure game all wrapped in one. Read on for my mini-reviews of both games. Eric Pankoke has previously posted up on both... 


Beer Pong HD lands on your iPad and iPhone!

Beer Pong HD lands on your iPad and iPhone!

 

Beer Pong HD lands on your iPad and iPhone!

 


Review: Blobster by Chillingo

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If you’ve been an iPhone gamer for any decent length of time and managed to go without playing a game from Chillingo (or Clickgamer), I’m both impressed and a bit scared.  For the rest of us, we know by now that they have a pretty good knack for choosing fun, light hearted puzzle / platform / physics / whatever style games, and Blobster is no exception.  I’m not sure that there’s anything here that’s really new, but it’s all put together in a way that is both entertaining and fresh.  As long as Chillingo keeps publishing games like this, you can expect me to be along for the ride.



Game Review: Dark Meadow

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I watched the promo videos for this game and decided it was something I really needed to try.  I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  At once this game is both intriguing and frustrating.  I feel like I’m spending too much time traipsing over the same hallways over and over again, yet every time I find a journal entry or news clipping I really want to know more about what’s going on.  I think this game is as much a product of its environment as anything, because I really don’t believe it would be nearly as much fun to explore if it didn’t look so good, yet it’s easy to lose a half hour or forty-five minutes wandering the hallways of Dark Meadow in the blink of an eye.



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