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Update to Space Invaders Infinity Gene a Late Christmas Present From Taito

Posted by Jeff Scott on December 29th, 2009
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PLAY ME NOW :: Read Review »

Space Invaders Infinity Gene is easily one of my favorite games of the year. It's an amazingly wonderful re-imagining of the Space Invaders world, one of the oldest video games around.

Space Invaders was originally released in 1978 and I can't count the number of quarters I dumped into the machine down at the neighborhood pizza shop. So while my love for SIIG might be a little tainted with nostalgia, it still stands as a fantastic game. The method of play in this game is basically the same as the original. You are shooting at advancing aliens -- the twist here is that the game evolves from the original Space Invaders to a progressively different and more interesting game as you score more points and progress through the levels by filling the evolution gauge. With each filling of the gauge, the game evolves into a new one bringing increasing weapons and level changes.

This update brings, much like the Fieldrunners update, integration with OpenFeint. This allows you to compare your score with your OpenFeint friends and also includes new achievements to work toward. While the first version of this game was amazing, it left me wanting more. This new update adds new levels to work towards as the evolution gauge fills.

Here's a video demo of the game from Taito.

One of the interesting feature of this game which I all but ignored in the first release is the Music Stage. In this stage you select a song from your device music library and play a level that's specifically tailored to that song. Each song generates a different level. With this update you can rate and share your favorite Music Stage levels with friends.
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Blue Attack!

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on January 23rd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Get ready to lose all productivity. The best iPhone shooter has just been released. Blue Attack!, the follow up to the excellent Blue Defense, is here!
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Black Friday in the App Store -- Part 2?

Posted by Jeff Scott on December 5th, 2008

Looks like a bunch of iPhone software developers that didn't get in on the fun last weekend have decided to make this a Black Friday Part 2. Lots of apps and games on sale. Check out our Price Drops page for the full list. Below are a few of the more notable ones. Just like last week, we'll update this if more pop in and send a notification on our Twitter stream.

[Updated 12/6/2008 2:30pm Pacific]

Read on for our picks of the best sale apps today.