If you’ve been watching the app store’s Top 25 list or are a big fan of the wide variety of entertainment applications available, you might have noticed a few apps from the same developer floating somewhere near the top. Which apps? The Talking Friends series from Outfit7 which includes Talking
Back in the day there was this arcade game where you could challenge three friends to race you. The game had four free-spinning steering wheels, a gas pedal, and no brakes. PadRacer has brought that game back in the first "phone-to-pad" arcade game. Instead of the steering wheel, the racer is controlled using an iPhone or iPod Touch while watching the race action, top-down style, on the iPad. And like the original, there's still no brakes! This makes the game simple enough for a kid to pick up and play right away, but requires some practice to really master it.
What would you do for a Klondike game? Well I spent $600.00 to get a good game of Solitaire (Klondike), nearly three years ago when I bought my FIRST iPhone. And I was very disappointed because there was NO solitaire or Klondike game ON the original iPhone.
The very FIRST “App” I bought for my iPhone, when Steve and the gang decided added Apps would be allowed, was this very game - Solitaire, by Mobiltyware and I’ve been happy with it ever since.
GameHouse has developed a fun and modern twist on the classic game of marbles with its new iPad game, PartyPad - Marble Mixer. Players can compete against three opponents or play a solo game to beat the high scores. The app consists of three games in one, all with the similar objective of shooting marbles towards a spinning target, but each one has a different twist from the others, providing unique strategies on each level.
LED Soccer is the third sport to join touchGrove's line of old-school LED games for your iPhone and iPod Touch. Continuing with their tradition of photo-realistic graphics and exact duplication of the cheesy sounds, LED Soccer looks and feels just like original LED games from your youth (or maybe your parent's youth), minus the annoyances of the flakey 9-volt battery connection.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is an enhanced port of the PSP version, which was a port of the DS title released last year. This version plays like a combination of both games, keeping the aspect ratio and graphics of the PSP version with the touch events from the original DS title. You play as the son of a recently murdered gang lord sent to deliver a sword, a treasured family heirloom, to your uncle in Liberty City. You are ambushed at the airport, robbed of the sword, and left for dead. Its up to you to seek revenge upon the ones who shot you and the people who murdered your father.
N.O.V.A. is a first person shooter brought to you by Gameloft, which has been known for making portable clones of popular console games. It's very reminiscent of Halo, not just in gameplay, but in story as well: In the future, people live on huge orbiting satellites, which band together to form the Near Orbit Vangaurd Alliance. An alien race known as Xenos hijack a marine ship and threaten the alliances safety. It is up to you, a retired marine forced back into duty, to combat the alien scum.
Doom Resurrection is based on id Software's popular first person shooter Doom 3. You are a marine stationed on a martian base when a portal to hell is accidentally opened and demons and zombies invade the base, leaving you and a handful of people as the lone survivors. The functions like a normal first person shooter, only on rails. Your character moves on a set path while you dispatch enemies and collect items.
Doom Classic puts you in the boots of a Marine stationed at a martian outpost where all hell breaks loose, quite literally. You are the lone survivor, and it's up to you to survive and escape, taking down the hell-spawn that invaded your base in the process. The game is a straight port, and runs beautifully on the iPhone. Running down corridors and blasting baddies is just as fun as you remember it, free of any lag or slowdown. Even all of the original cheat codes work, just do a four finger tap and input them on the keypad.
Vector Tanks is a throwback to the old arcade games of the early 80s. If you can remember the classic game Battlezone, then this will give you flashbacks. The plot is simple: you're in a tank and you've got to blow up other tanks before they do the same to you. The graphics are also simple: 3-D vector outlines, some objects shaded, some not. The fun is based on a classic concept: blowing stuff up is cool. There's no plot to remember, no tricky levels or puzzles, just classic 5 minute action.