Today Rushing Ninjas by the guys from Frostware Entertainment, the studio known for The Starchildren and Skycat, rushed into Apple’s App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch. This arcade-like game is the perfect way to test your multitasking skills in ninja style. Rushing Ninjas challenges you to get as many ninjas as possible through the screen without having them chopped into tiny pieces by cool but dangerous creatures like evil dragons. The game has Game Center support for all the leader board and achievement whores among you. Rushing Ninjas can be yours for $0.99.
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Most good iPhone game developers will only give you their genious goodness if you’re willing to pay a few bucks, but every now and then a good iPhone developer or a quite unknown developer releases an awesome free iPhone game. There are completely free games, and of course the so-called Freemium games that will at some point require a few cents or bucks from you if you want to really get into the game. Actually the App Store has more good Freemium games than 100% free iPhone games, but for all the cheapscapes out there we compiled a list of the best free iPhone games.
Paper Toss has been in the App Store for quite some time, and has always been a 100% free iPhone game. The concept is quite simple and get slightly addictive; you have some balled up paper and need to throw it in the trash bin by sweeping your finger over your touch screen. There’s some cool difficulties in the game like a ventilator that may distort your paper ball’s flight direction. The game has different stages and difficulty levels and can be made ad-free if you pay a dollar to the game’s developer. Download from App Store
There has probably never been a mobile phone that didn’t have some sort of Solitaire game pre-installed on it, well that is why game developers came up with this free Solitaire iPhone game. Don’t expect anything extremely fancy though, Solitaire looks just like the old Solitaire-game on Windows but has a few new features. You can change your game’s background, use Vegas scoring and use your own cards in the game. Download from App Store
Trundle! That’s the name of this neat free puzzle adventure game for iPhone and iPod Touch with a really cool silhouette-like graphic style. The game lets you play with blocks by pushing them, using machines and by doing risky tricks. In case you’re really getting into it, you can go to the App Store and buy an extra level for the game. Download from App Store
A Quest of Knights Onrush
Knights Onrush by Chillingo took some precious time from a lot of iPhone-lovers, except of course you cheap ass iPhone-gamers who waited for a free look-a-like version of the game. The wait is over; some developers had the guts to try and make a free equivalent of the game under the name “A Quest of Knights Onrush”. Play as a midget-knight, slaughter enemies, enjoy hours of free entertainment. Download from App Store
Real Racing GTI
Volkswagen’s Real Racing GTI iPhone game starring the latest Golf VI is of course not a game intended to get some bucks from you, Volkswagen just wants you to testdrive its car on your mobile device. This game gives you the chance to cruise around in one of the six cars on the standard track. However, if you really like it you can always decide to purchase the full game from Firemint in the App Store. Download from App Store
Spider: Hornet Smash
Spider: Hornet Smash is actually a Lite version (demo) of the full non-free iPhone game Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor. All iPhone game reviewsites gave that game a whole bunch of love for its awesomeness, and now you can play it for free. In this arcade-style game you’ll be dodging bees and other stingy insects, and connect with friends over the internet with built-in Facebook Connect support and other goodies. Download from App Store
Usually free iPhone games that easily eat your time away are the best, and FallDown! could be the best example of that type of great free iPhone apps. This simple game lets you tilt your iPhone or iPod Touch to guide a ball to the holes in the game. It’s one of the most simple game concepts ever, and this game prooves that it still works. Pay a dollar and you won’t have to be distracted by the advertisements in this game anymore. Download from App Store
Traffic Rush is a simple but pretty chaotic car traffic game similar to Firemint’s non-free Flight Control game. You need to make cars stop and accelerate by simply giving them a touch of your finger. It’s your job to make sure that the cars don’t crash, until of course you lose your head and get too much tapping work and the cars crash leading to your game over with hopefully a new high score! So if Flight Control looks like it could be something cool for you but you’re not willing to pass the buck immediately, then definitely check out Traffic Rush! Download from App Store
A fan of pictionary? Be sure to check out Depict, a pictionary-like iPhone and iPod Touch title offering a few minutes of free fun. It’s a little bit different from the classic pictionary though; in this game you get multiple-choice options to make it a taddy bit easier and to speed things up. Get the full version of the game, and you’ll be able to play online and have access to tons of other good features. Download from App Store
Papi is a happy, red little bouncing ball who likes to jump in the sky to try to be as high and dry as possible. You need to move your iPhone from left to right to get Papi to jump on the platforms. If you don’t manage to get Papi a platform to jump on, he’ll simply fall down and Papi with the amazing jumping skills will be no more. It’s dead simple, pretty addictive and a hardcore free iPhone game with some ads here and there. This game was actually the predecessor of Doodle Jump, one of the best-selling games in the App Store. Download from App Store
Following today’s releasedate announcement of Game Center at today’s keynote, Apple has now placed a Game Center information page on its website to get you ready for Game Center. It does give some info on how you will be able to login, that once you are logged in you stay logged in even if you leave the app and you will be able to change your public nickname. The page doesn’t really reveal any new information, but it’s definitely worth a visit if you like Apple’s productpages and nice pictures.
- Filed under: iPod
- Date: Sep 1,2010
During his press conference filled with announcements of new iPod and music-related products, Steve Jobs was joking about the fact that everyone is calling the iPod Touch “an iPhone without the phone”. A few seconds later, the CEO announced the new iPod Touch that is an iPhone 4, but without the phone in it. The iPod Touch has all the new features of the iPhone 4 including the gorgeous Retina display, a new camera on the back that shoots HD footage including HD video, a front camera that can be used for Face Time between iPods and iPhones. The only thing that looks different from the hardware side is the thickness of the device. The iPod Touch is still thinner than the iPhone 4, and it’s even thinner than the last generation iPod Touch. The new iPod Touch devices, available with 8 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, will be available next week. Here’s some pricing and release date information from Apple’s press release:
iPod is the world’s most popular family of digital music players with over a quarter billion sold. Apple’s new holiday lineup includes a brand new iPod shuffle® for just $49; the amazing new iPod nano® with Multi-Touch™ starting at just $149; the incredible new iPod touch with Retina display, Apple’s A4 chip, FaceTime, HD video recording and Game Center starting at just $229; and the iPod classic® in a 160GB model for $249.
Pricing & Availability
The new iPod touch will be available next week for a suggested price of $229 (US) for the 8GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iPod touch requires a Mac® with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS® X v10.5.8 or later and iTunes 10 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 10 or later. Existing second and third generation iPod touch users can update to iOS 4.1 free of charge on September 8 to enjoy new features including Game Center.
During his press conference, almighty Steve Jobs announced next week’s release of iOS 4.1 next week. This free firmware update for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad will introduce a bunch of bug fixes and small features. The iOS 4.2 update that will come out in November will be a lot more cooler since this update will bring some exciting new features such as of course Apple’s Game Center.
Steve Jobs dedicated quite some time to Game Center, and showed off some nice features along with Mike Capps from Epic Games. They presented the game Project Sword (codename); a sword fighting game with astonishing graphics, an amazing framerate and a multiplayer mode. Game Center will be all about multiplayer games said mister Jobs. You’ll be able to challenge friends, create duel games and compare scores with other gamers.
It looks like Apple is going to start taking gaming really serious now. This Game Center should become what Xbox Live is to the Xbox 360; one of the most vital things that keeps the platform rocking. The point collecting should be a great method to keep gamers going and to create a community aspect. As of now, there aren’t really any other games that Apple announced as Game Center games, but we know that a lot of developers will implement Game Center features in their existing games and are about to develop new games that support Game Center.
Racing games and the iPhone is a match made in heaven. The in-built tilt technology lends itself perfectly to manoeuvring the car as it mimics a steering wheel. Unlike many other racing games the developers of Fast and Furious really seemed to have nailed the interface between the game controls and the iPhone’s accelerometer. There is no ridiculous over steer or need to tilt your iPhone too far in one direction to make the car budge an inch. Sensitivity is often a problem with racing games but Fast and Furious has been perfectly calibrated to provide players with a game that feels realistic but with an element of control in place. Read the rest of this entry »
Pinball games in any setting are great fun, so playing Wild West Pinball for the iPhone is always going to provide you with hours of entertainment. Rather unsurprisingly the aim of the game is to get as many points as you can by nudging nodes, bouncing bonuses and generally pelting your ball to within an inch of its life. You get three balls to get the best score possible and the game makes excellent use of the iPhone’s touch screen technology. To launch your ball you simply pull back the coil and release and this sets the game in motion. Read the rest of this entry »
Toobz pits you and your spanner against the clock as you race to construct an elaborate maze to channel the impeding rush of water about to spoil your lawn. The mechanics of the game are based on the popular Tetris game, which means you have to find the right shaped pipe to connect to another and create a continuous chain of blocks. Unfortunately, the exact type of pipe you need doesn’t just appear and you often have to wade through numerous other shapes until you get the right fitting pipe and when you’re racing against the clock this really puts the pressure on. Read the rest of this entry »
Hold tight as the iPhone launches into a world of text, drugs and rock and roll. OK, maybe no the drugs part but the latest offering by Gameloft, Guitar Rock Tour, sets out to combine the latest craze in computer gaming with the iPhone’s cutting edge touch technology. Following in the footsteps of Guitar Hero and Rock Band this addictive application puts users’ digital dexterity to the test as they shred away to the music like a cross between Slash and Mozart. At £3.49/ $5 the application is at the upper end of the games ladder, however, the combination of smooth graphics, pumping acoustics and classic track list make the application excellent value. Read the rest of this entry »
We love our iPhones, no doubt about it and that’s why I want to issue a note of caution when downloading Copter. Originally developed an internet game played by bored office workers and students this simple game has taken on cult status. If I were to review this game purely on its aesthetics the description would be something that closely resembled a crash landing with a pile of pejoratives falling onto the page. Fortunately, spectacular graphics aren’t what this game is about and what it lacks in style it certainly makes up for in pure gaming fun. Your mission is to pilot a miniature helicopter through what looks like the set of a dodgy 80’s video game and get the furthest distance possible. Read the rest of this entry »
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