If you’ve even heard of an iPhone, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of angry birds, which is, by now no doubt the most recognised “casual game” in existence, and perhaps even the most widely available game currently available for mobile or social platforms. For those of you unaware, angry birds is a physics based game released in December, 2009. The game focuses around launching “angry” birds of different colour and type into makeshift buildings with structure and materials which differ from level to level filled with pigs.
The game is controlled, obviously, entirely through touch. The birds are pre-loaded into a slingshot, and the player must use their finger to guide the angle and power that the bird is launched towards the pigs. The pigs, however are protected by various materials which are constructed to make a fort like building. The part of this construction the birds hit and the power they hit it at determine the way the building collapses. The separate parts of the collapsed building can then hit the pigs, who will then die. Read the rest of this entry »
The iPhone platformer Demolition Dash just got a free update by developer dreamfab. The developers fixed some bugs, made loading times shorter, improved background music and made the first level of the game a big easier for the noobs who try the game for the first time. There aren’t any big new things in this update, it’s more of a fix for some nasty things that were in the prior version of the game. The Endless Run mode will be released in the version 2.0 of the game, it’s due to come out soon.
Dutch iPhone game developer Two Tribes, known from franchises like Toki Tori, is currently working with Ronimo Games and Chillingo (EA) on the iPhone and iPad version of the indie hit Swords & Soldiers. The game is a “globe-trotting” single player campaign game with plenty of Vikings, Aztecs, Chinese and other dangerous types of people combined with cool weapons, skills that you can learn and funny dialogue. The game will also boast a fully featured multiplayer mode for those of you who have friends with an iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately there’s no specific release date for the game yet.
Drop The Chicken is a success, according to the game’s developers. It got number 1 in 14 countries, we can definitely agree that this game is a true success. Sharp Agency released the first major upgrade for this iPhone/iPod Touch game right before the weekend. Their hot update contains cool new features such as the ability to play your own music in the background, it boasts new achievements and the game now supports earlier iOS versions as well. Angry Birds definitely shouldn’t be the only birds taking top positions in the App Store, Drop The Chicken definitely deserves its great rankings as well.
This Summer, BulkyPix will be releasing a colorful new Pacman-like game for iPhone entitled Fruity Jelly. Story of the game? A village filled with sweet jellies has been destroyed, and you of course need to be the hero who saves the day. By eating all the fruit in the mazes, you can help the jellies find peace again. The game will use the gyrosensors of the iPhone or iPad you’re gaming on for the controls. The game will support login through OpenFeint, and will contain achievements for the achievementwhores out there. After its release, Fruit Jelly will be getting new levels and other extra’s through updates.
I thought this level of graphics was reserved for PCs only. I was wrong. With Touchgrind BMX, Illusion Labs AB has taken iPhone gaming to a whole new dimension. The level of detail is remarkable, and the smoothness even more so. I have found similar performance-demanding apps to occasionally stutter and slow down my phone’s OS after playing, but with Touchgrind BMX I have experienced no such problems… even on my measly iPhone 3GS. Gamers using the iPhone 4 with its faster processor should have no trouble whatsoever. Read the rest of this entry »
The creativity behind this game is truly inspirational. Where do people think of such great ideas like this? It’s such a good concept and I wish I had thought of it first… but credit is given where it’s due to Launching Pad Games for an exciting and more importantly FUN game, which is how games on the iPhone should be.
Ahhh, Reversi; it’s such a simple concept, yet has become so popular. And with Reversi Reloaded, you can now play this classic game on the move with your iPhone or iPad. Before I installed the game, my first concern for it was space – the iPhone does not have a lot to offer in terms of screen space, and when I started my first Reversi game, the squares were indeed quite small. Despite this, however, I had absolutely no trouble selecting the correct boxes… so kudos to Mobivention for making this typical board game work with the iPhone’s limiting factors.
We’ve all played Tetris, and we all know how it works. No doubt there are a countless number of Tetris apps for the iPhone. But with Zzed, Nevosoft have given us Tetris with a twist. And oh yes, they’ve done it well.
Are you looking for a game which makes you need the toilet every 15 minutes? Worry ye not, Fatal League is here, adopting a medieval music soundtrack which features what can only be described as running water… Nitpicking here I know, but is it really necessary?