A few months ago, I received an offer to check out a sneak preview of a new game, Pinch HD. Well, to be fair, it was not an entirely new game, but an iPhone game being rewritten for the iPad. Right off the bat, I was impressed. The game was an original and intriguing, but lacked a bit of polish. As such, I was excited to see the finished product, which turned out to suffer from interminable delays. I emailed with the developers, but they had little information, about when the game would actually find its way to the App Store. Fast forward about two months, and the game has finally arrived in the iTunes App
As I’ve grown to have less time for playing games, I’ve come to appreciate the simpler things in entertainment. For example, I’m just as content playing a quick dungeon crawler like Sword Of Fargoal now as I was playing a sprawling RPG like Might & Magic when I was in high school. However, despite the fact that I’ve seen on many occasions where simple can be fun, simple doesn’t always mean fun. Sadly, Finger Runner is the perfect example of this. I think the concept is sound, but the execution is frustrating more than anything.
Stardunk Gold version (no ads--normally $1.99) went free on Thursday, and has apparently stayed that way (possibly through the weekend), so go grab it while it lasts. The Space Jam-esque MMO game has gone through several noteworthy upgrades and improvements of late, and the developer is keen on getting it out there, so what are you waiting for...??? It's FREE!
All you fútbol fans get ready for a slamming 3D soccer experience! FTS will be kicked into the App Store tomorrow. The game features realistic 3D graphics, 250 teams, head-to-head wireless play modes and much more. Search the App store for it May 4, 2011 (pricing/availability to be announced). Read on for press release excerpts... and more screen shots...
Monster Trouble is 3D Tower Defense fun, and make no mistake, this game will suck you into endless hours of grinding gameplay. If you like TD games already, and looking for one with a medieval theme, high-quality rendering and effects, and a bit of campy humor, then this is definitely your game.
I had never even heard of Pachinko until Peggle arrived on the iPhone, and now it seems like there are several different variants of the game on the App Store, most of them trying to disguise the fact that they are actually a Pachinko variant. One of the latest such variants is Dog Pile, an interesting combination of Pachinko and Match 3, of all things. Interestingly enough, it is probably one of my favorite versions so far. Of course it doesn’t hurt that I’m a huge fan of match 3 games, and it’s also a bonus that the dogs are so cute!
I was just thinking of the dominance in the app store by the games where little birds play a major role. Of course best of them Angry Birds and Tiny wings, which are still on the top. When guys from Weeworld asked me to have a look at their recent work Cweeture Jump, I was into it immediately because of the interest in playing such funny bird ruling games.
Haven't done this in awhile, so maybe I should call this "What I played this quarter!". I had to post up on JetCar Stunts though, since it's the latest game I can't stop playing (it's not a new title--released in 2009). Crazy addictive time killer is what it should be called!. Featured in iTunes essential games, you can grab it here at $1.99. Expansion course packs also available. The concept is to race through 3D high-flying aerial stunt courses with your rocket powered jet car (who wouldn't want one of those)... More app news follows...