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And here it is, the more contemporary Prince of Persia scaled back to the original Prince of Persia. Confused? Don't be. It's the same classic that we all know and love, just with a bit of a face-lift.
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A good many people have been enjoying collecting starites since Scribblenauts Remix first hit the App Store. It’s a pretty nifty game, after all. The down-side to games like this is that they eventually end once each level has been completed. There’s always the fun of revisiting completed stages in order to see what other bizarre ways its puzzles can be solved, but once it’s done it’s pretty much done. Until the developers release more levels for it, that is.
5th Cell has just made a new batch of 20 levels available for purchase, on top of the preexisting 50. I’m sure there are at least a few players out there who’ve been wishing there was more for them to do since they ran out of content, and an announcement like this should certainly brighten their day. Now they’ve got 20 more levels to bombard with adjectives and nouns as they attempt to grab that starite and have a good laugh in the process.
The level pack is available right now via in-app purchase, and will only set players back $0.99
Egg Ball and BulkyPix are about to release a new platformer on the App Store. Please hold all sarcastic golf claps until I’ve finished. It’s not exactly an under-represented genre, but JAZZ: Trump’s Journey certainly looks to be a stand-out title.
It’s not just the traipsing through New Orleans circa the 1920′s. It’s also the awesomely stylized graphics, as well as the plot (inspired by the life of one Louis Armstrong no less) involving bringing jazz music to life for the first time in human history. Then there’s the way the game’s music will build, layer upon layer, as Trump begins recruiting musicians. There’s so much about this game that sounds awesome.
Of course, we’ll have to wait for it to come out before knowing if it lives up to expectations. It certainly looks like it will, though. Fortunately it won’t be an incredibly long wait. JAZZ: Trump’s Journey is scheduled for a universal January 19th release. No word yet on a price but I’m going to assume that whatever it is, it’ll be worth it.
I feel a little under pressure to come up with the most fantastic egg based puns I can possibly imagine. Unfortunately, I’m no puns eggs-pert…ohh, there we are.
That pun out of the way, it pleases me very much to state that Dizzy, the famous egg adventurer of the 1980s, is back and will soon be splatting his way onto an iOS device. On 9th December in fact or Egg-mergence Day as Codemasters have decided to call it.
Dizzy, for the too young/inexperienced to know about, was the hero of many adventure games of old back on the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. I’ll admit it now. Having owned most of the titles, my 7 year old brain never quite managed to complete any of them but they were fantastic fun.
Coming to iOS will be Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk, a remake of the classic 1991 adventure. Plenty of puzzles will need to be solved along with a healthy dash of platforming fun too.
We’ll be sure to have a review of it in time for its release. For now, enjoy the teaser trailer and plethora of screenshots below. It promises to be an egg-cellent time. I’m sorry.
Ahh, runners. Perfect for the iPhone. Well, any one-button games are really pretty perfect for it, I suppose. Of course, while plenty of developers can make games like that, not quite as many choose to maintain them.
Fortunately, Imagni Studios is the kind of developer that really caters to their fans with updates and added content. Case in point, Temple Run‘s recent update and price drop. Some new Game Center achievements have been added, along with two new playable characters (Scarlett Fox and Montana Smith) and two new power-ups (Boost and Head Start). The price has also been reduced to absolutely nothing (as in free). A final less touted, but in my opinion much more significant, change has been made: it’s now possible to earn free coins through special offers, as well as the tried and true methods of earning through playing and in-app purchase.
With the new additions, price drop and assurance from Imagni Studios that a new batch of content is already on the way, why not give Temple Run a try?
Ever want to fly around as a bat dodging cats and planes? It’s not something that immediately occured to me as a fantastic creature to become but The Night Flier ensures that such an experience is great and cutesy fun.
Flying is the name of the game here with 10 unique levels ensuring plenty of variety throughout. Simply glide from rooftop to rooftop avoiding the many obstacles while popping balloons and eating midges. As the levels go on, the bat gets faster and faster making for a frantic but addictive experience.
High scores are based around completing each level as fast as possible with GameCenter, Twitter and Facebook connectivity enabling players to compare their best scores.
The Night Flier looks set to be a fun distraction for both younger players and adults with its cute and loveable appearance. The bat even changes looks after each level.
The Night Flier is a free and universal app with in-app purchases also available.
SEGA brings Sonic the Hedgehog to the iPhone. Loop dee loops, dives and jumps are all here in the quest to stop the evil Dr. Eggman and his world domination scheme. Springs, traps, bridges and all sorts of monsters are there to stop you all the while collecting rings (cha ching).
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Assassin's Creed on the iPhone is a fun, but utterly frustrating experience. The game has the mythological "it" factor, with somewhat charismatic characters and vibrant graphics, but I have a hard time getting past the grey hair inducing platform jumping. If I fall off of just one more platform I think that it will be the loony bin for me.
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