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Looks pretty amazing (at an amazing $7.99 price), the console-quality graphics provided by the Unity game engine appear to be off the chain (yes, my outmoded way of saying it is totally beyond cool)! Also now the iTunes iPad "Game of the Week", you can grab this awesome shooter here, or read on for full PR details and video...
I've been having a ball with the iCADE
, $100 from ThinkGeek.com
though I've also seen it at Toys R Us and Best Buy. Originally conceived as an April Fools Day joke, the idea was so attractive that they had it built as a real product... something that happens with remarkable frequency!
One of my favorite picks in this year's BG issue (see my full review here), Monster Trouble HD not only an Apple pick of the week award, but now (for a limited time) FREE for the HD version, which can be snapped up quick-like here. You need 3rd or 4th gen iP device (or an iPad) and 4.2 iOS or later to enjoy it. Hurry!
There are games, and then there are "Games". Games so cool and immersive, you wish they were actually in some sidereal universe you could visit (with game cheats, unlimited shields and heavy weapons of course). When I first experienced Another World, I instantly put it in that category. From the opening action sequences that set up the very cool back-story (could be a movie), to the point you crawl out of the water on Another World - 20th Anniversary (and see that thing on the cliff watching you) you feel creeped out... Tip to new game developers: This how to create a unique and compelling adventure game.
Not trying to steal Eric Pankoke's thunder on this, but am also a big AW fan from way back, and figured we should get the word out that you can now get this fabulous game (see Eric's preview at link above, and reviews forthcoming from both of us). Go here on the app store ($4.99 currently), or read on for the full PR scoop and video trailer...
Magic Defenders, a tower defense challenge for iPad and iPhone that requires you to master a mix of magic weapons to keep the invading orcs out. Other than pleasing animations, the game is pretty standard TD--not that it isn't still fun to flatten a bunch of orcs with a bombardment of lightning (especially the ones riding the green walruses, if that's what they are).
Weird physics puzzle game called iBlast Moki (currently free) which involves setting timed explosive charges, the force of which will propel cartoon heads toward and hopefully into a target. The jingly music has a pleasant quality and the graphics are very lucid for a cartoon-ish game. It is all strangely compelling (see trailer after the break for version 2) for a half-hour or so. In other news, still trying to beat all the Paper Racer levels on the iPod (having done so on iPad)...
When I was a kid I never really cared for gym, and this feeling intensified when I got to high school. However, one thing I actually enjoyed was archery, even though I wasn’t very good at it. Thanks to Split Apple I can relive those “care free” high school days, including my lack of skill at hitting a bull’s eye. A little bit of variety and the presence of even an AI opponent would certainly help liven up things a bit, but even without that Split Apple is an entertaining little game.
So what happens when a weird blue alien decides she needs a string of pearls but has no money? Why she kicks her kids around the world, that’s what! In this rather interesting take on the whole Pachinko genre, Kickin Momma has you catapulting your poor children around a variety of environments in order to collect gems that you can turn in for your desired jewelry. Why not just wear the gems? Who knows? In any case, with excellent games like Peggle and Dog Pile on the iOS market, you really have to work hard in this genre to stand out. There’s no question that Kickin Momma separates itself from the pack, but I just wonder if it’s a bit too over the top.
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