From the uncontrollable allure of the game to the stylish vector styled graphics, NeoDefender 2 is an all-in-all good time-killing experience. It’s intense, it’s exciting, and it involves a whole lot of shooting. With only one survival game mode, NeoDefender 2 is a simple shmup derived, asteroids-esque game from iPhone
Sega has released a few Genesis games in the form of emulators and ROMs, but now that in-app purchasing is available, they're getting a chance to do it right. Sega's Ultimate Genesis, the official Sega emulator for the iPhone, will be launching in the App Store as a free download some time in the beginning of February. It will be based on the free app/paid purchases business model that many games have been adopting as of late.
Super Monkey Ball was, of course, one of the most popular games to be announced for the App Store back before the store was online. Unfortunately when it dropped, it was quickly disregarded due to poor control performance. Not willing to give up easily, SEGA has just announced that Super Monkey Ball 2 [App Store, $9.99] has just hit the App Store! The new version comes with 115 new tracks, WiFi multiplayer (no bluetooth?), improved graphics, the addition of mini-games, and improved controls.
Super Monkey Ball 2 weighs in at 74.7MB and our friends over at TouchArcade have found that maneuvering has been greatly improved. If you're a fan of Aiai and the Monkey Ball crew, you should definitely give SMB2 a roll. Gameplay video follows below!
Last year, Sega's Super Monkey Ball [App Store, $3.99] served as an ideal launch title for the App Store, introducing players to accelerometer-driven games. Recently, Sega indicated that Super Monkey Ball 2 will emerge for the iPhone 18 months after the original was released for the App Store.
Attention Sega Genesis fans! Sega has officially released the 1991 classic video game Sonic the Hedgehog for the iPhone and iPod touch. The game features a full screen mode and a second mode that shrinks the game to fit above the on-screen controls so your thumbs aren't in the way. It also has the cool feature of remembering where you left off when you quit the game mid-level. Check out a video after the break.
Genesis4iPhone v2.0.0, a Sega Genesis / Sega CD console emulator for jailbroken iPhones was released in Cydia today. The new version is for devices running the 2.x firmware. ZodTTD says that due to time constraints he used the same controller skin as the one on mame4iphone, but he hopes to have a better one eventually. Details after the break.
Kotaku has posted an interesting interview with SEGA America president Simon Jefferey about the iPhone as a gaming device. In the video he talks about how the iPhone is comparable to their own Dreamcast console, and that they're "deliriously happy" with how well Super Monkey Ball is doing. He also predicts that the iPhone gaming market will have exploded by this time next year, and said they have "quite a few" games for the iPhone in the works. You can catch the video at Kotaku.
At the time the App Store was launched, Pinch Media took the time to calculate some statistics about the apps being offered. At the launch, they counted 552 applications. Of those, 417 are paid apps, and 135 are free. Of those that are paid, the most common prices were $0.99 for 85 apps, $9.99 for 82 apps, and $4.99 for 62 apps. They've compiled a bar graph of the prices, which you can see after the break.