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Leaping Bytes releases TBRacing - New Strategy Game for iPhone and iPad

Leaping Bytes releases TBRacing - New Strategy Game for iPhone and iPad

Leaping Bytes is pleased to introduce TBRacing, the new strategy racing game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. TBRacing is an unusual game that mixes the excitement of racing with the mental challenge of good strategy games. Players can compete against robotic opponents or they can challenge up to 3 friends.


Flynn Lives in TRON Legacy & beyond

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As a kid in the '80's, I grew up playing Kevin Flynn's videogames such as Space Paranoids and of course, TRON.  So naturally I believe that Flynn Lives... how could someone so brilliant just disappear?  Now there's a documentary, TRON: Legacy, that suggests he may have evolved into something different... something extraordinary.  I don't know what to make of it, but you should check it out for yourself.  If movies aren't your thing, there's an app for that.



Dawn of Play Monkey Labour Relaunch - Get it Free!

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I'm retro, so I like retro stuff...like Monkey Labour which is pretty retro. Dawn of Play is running a promotion runup to the relaunch party on Mar, 15 2011 (when you can get it free...now $1.99). You can learn more on the website here about the party, which will feature live streams, leaderboard contests, battles against the devs and more (great video here).



Review: Sky Combat by Chillingo

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I love scrolling shooters, I’ve reviewed quite a few of them over time, and I often find myself commenting on how I wish the developers would go back and play 1942 to get a basic feel for how a scrolling shooter should play out.  I’m not sure where the developers of Sky Combat got their inspiration, but they certainly hit the mark.  This game has formations, it has level design, and it’s actually challenging without succumbing to the “bullet hell” gimmick.  I’m not saying it’s perfect – not even 1942 was perfect – but this is definitely one of the best scrolling shooters I’ve played on my iPod Touch.  Take note, Capcom: this is the game First Strike should have been.



Pac-Man on Sale in the App Store!

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Pac-Man is on sale this weekend only in the Apple App Store! The Pacman iPhone app generally costs gamers $4.99, but right now it is available for $1.99. 

This is a tremendous port of the original game that will make any old school arcade game fan drool. Pac-Man is a classic that I am glad is being offered to younger generations through the iPhone. In general, I am a major fan of classic games being re-done on mobile iOS devices. They are a perfect fit because most are simple and elegent, and yet tested by countless gamers through the years, which ensures a dynamite product!



What I Played this Week - and Another World coming to iOS!!

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Technically not all are games this time (Space Storms), so sue me. I spent too much time again playing GOF 2, and Robokill, but had to check out Tiny Wings this week.



Review: Last Stand Stan by GreenBean Games

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Last Stand Stan is kind of like a mix between Missile Command and Asteroids.  Like the latter game you have a 360 degree battle, but much like the former you fight from a fixed position, which in this case is the center of the screen.  Many games that employ this format have you controlling a planet or some critter on top of a planet, but in this case you control a robot named Stan, though you are still tasked with defending a planet.  I think the game has a ton of potential, but in its current incarnation there are enough drawbacks that it hasn’t reached that potential.  What you end up with, then, is an average game that’s on its way to the top.



Editorial: Why I Jailbreak my iOS Devices

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The views expressed herein are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else on the iPhone Life team. That said, I hope that readers will find this article informative and interesting, or at the very least thought-provoking.



Air Soccer 2011 HD for iPad Released and Featured in 75 Countries

Air Soccer 2011 HD for iPad Released and Featured in 75 Countries

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Pedala Games, a brazilian game publisher, today is pleased to announce the release of Air Soccer 2011 HD for iPad devices. It's a unique gaming experience with the excitement of soccer and the fun and ease of an "Air Hockey" game, including HD graphics and sounds developed to make the player feel in a real soccer stadium. Play a single match or the Carrer Mode with the 32 national soccer teams, including USA, Brazil and the world champion, Spain. You can win 12 different trophies (achievements) and check out your game statistics. Challenge your family and friends in the 2-player mode.


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