iPhone Life magazine

Apps: Games

Apps at 99 cents for Can Knockdown 2 launch!

image

This is to announce that Infinite Dreams has slashed app prices to 99 cents (for 1 day only) in celebration of the eminent launch of Can Knockdown 2 tomorrow (Mar 1, 2011). I haven't completed a full review, but the game is well-done. Read on for the full list of ID games on sale and my mini-review below. CK2 provides an array of target types (some moving, some not). You knock them down with the appropriate finger swipe, which requires accurate direction and amplitude...



Tiny Wings ousts Angry Birds from Top Paid App Chart

image

Tiny Wings has just ousted Angry Birds from top spot on the Top Paid App chart!

Released on Feb 18th(yes, just over a week ago) by hitherto unknown game developer Andreas Illiger, it has quickly gained popularity on the back of very little marketing effort. I was initially a little sceptical because the game icon wasn’t very slick.



'Tiny WIngs' Steals 'Angry Birds' Crown as #1 Paid App

image

 

In a quick ascension to #1, Tiny Wings took the top paid iPhone app spot away from Angry Birds last week. Tiny Wings was released within the last several weeks, and has quickly been gaining momentum since its launch! Why has this game become so popular?

Tiny Wings is a simple, elegant and completely addicting game that feeds on many similar aspects to its comepitor, it even uses birds...



Tilt To Live Gets Multiplayer Add-on

One of my fav games, Tilt To Live has recently added a cool new game feature that let's you and a friend team up to wreak havoc on the dots. More press details follow (or just click on the embedded video)... "iPhone’s Tilt to Live, an accelerometer-based shooter enjoyed by over half a million users, came down with a serious case of the cooperatives yesterday evening. Players can now enjoy a 2-player version of our Viva la Turret gametype with a nearby friend, via wi-fi or Bluetooth.



Big Hit Baseball: iPhone Game Strikes Out

image

Big Hit Baseball, developed by Denki Games Limited, published by Square Enix Limited, and sold by Eidos Interactive sounds like a game that iPhone users needed.  This simple tap n’ swipe baseball game is reminiscent of handheld stand alone video games or arcade games of the 80s.  It seems like the perfect choice for a simple iPhone game app.



Gameloft announces surprise sale starting from Feb 24th: 30 apps for $0.99 each.

image

Gameloft has just blogged about their surprise app sales (grab them while you can!) starting yesterday (Feb 24th).  Their blog post is over here.

Now, Gameloft has always produced high quality games and there’s a little rivalry going on between them and EA so this announcement is to be expected given that EA recently had a sale.

The list of Gameloft offers on sale for the iphone is pretty cool and I am sure there is something for everyone.



PuppetShow - The Mystery of Joyville HD for iPad Review

image

Big Fish Games, publishers of critically acclaimed games like Everest: Hidden Expedition and Drawn: The Painted Tower comes a similar title that employs the familiar finger tapping search for objects on screen, this time wrapped within the story of mystery and intrigue set in a 19th century town encumbered with a secret shrouded behind what appears on the surface to be sinister overtones.

 



What I Played this Week!

image

Most of the minimally alotted gaming time (am trying to stay on a budget) again spent playing Galaxy on Fire 2 and Robokill (from the last "What I Played" post), but also found some time to try (in vain) to keep big rig trucks from hitting each other (Highway King--review



Quick Look: Atomic Ball HD

image

 

I have always been a fan of brick breaking games, ever since the good old days of playing Breakout and Arkanoid on consoles like the Atari 2600 and my original Apple II+.  Since that time, I have enjoyed watching this genre develop and grow into a more sophisticated arcade platform.   As such, I was absolutely thrilled when we were contacted not long ago by the developers of the latest entrant into this genre, Atomic Ball HD.  The developers were kind enough to send along a copy of the game for me to check out, so let’s go ahead and dive right into it.



Review: Volcano Escape by Bravo Games

image

I don’t know what it is about the whole falling down / continually climbing genre of games.  It’s no more complex than the constantly running variety, yet it can be just as addictive.  To be perfectly honest, though, when I first started playing Volcano Escape I thought it was going to be different.  I actually didn’t think I was going to get into it.  Turns out I was wrong.  The thing that actually sets Volcano Escape apart from the crowd is you’ll actually find yourself doing better if you don’t completely rush.  There’s no room to dawdle either, but a happy medium will take you a long way.  I’m not sure I’m thrilled about the controls, but given enough time I’ll get used to them.



Syndicate content