It's a varied twosome for Chillingo's latest set of releases to the App Store. Both treading very different paths, one thing remains the same: the high quality touch that Chillingo apps always seem to offer.
First up is Pixel Ranger, a game that's described as a combination of Space Invaders and a Western. Players take control of a colorful cowboy as he blasts his way through anything that moves. The appearance is what will be most eye catching about Pixel Ranger offering an 8-bit style look with a hint of modern sheen making it extremely easy on the eye. Players must collect up pixels dropped by the enemies in order to achieve better high scores and gain more ammo. It's a formula we've seen before but one that's consistently entertaining. Over 50 levels are provided along with two different game modes: classic and endless and numerous different power ups and enemy attack patterns to keep things interesting. Pixel Ranger is out now for $0.99. Check out the trailer below.
On the other side of the gaming experience is Cinderella Princess, an interactive storybook of Cinderella. Based upon the popular Charles Perrault version of the tale, users will be able to not only listen to the classic story but also record their own voice as the narrator - a feature that will no doubt appeal to parents wishing to pass the app onto a young child. The book is detailed yet simple enough for youngsters with 25 pages of text and illustrations provided, with the option for English or French voice-overs.
Interactive elements are provided through the use of a definition section that offers pop up explanations of complicated words, stereoscopic 3D for users with 3D glasses close to hand, and a series of 7 different mini-games to make the action all the more exciting. Cinderella Princess is a universal app priced at $2.99.