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Ahoy, ye mateys! Telltale Games’ revival of the classic Monkey Island adventure game series, Monkey Island Tales HD, is now available on iPad. Featuring legendary protagonist Guybrush Threepwood, these games continue the kind of offbeat humor that the original games were known for. Developed in conjunction with LucasArts, and designed to stay true to the Monkey Island aesthetic, Telltale’s games put the player in control of Guybrush, trying to stop the undead pirate and long-time nemesis LeChuck, as well as trying to cure a voodoo curse he accidentally unleashed upon the Caribbean while trying to stop LeChuck. Whoops.

Now, when I say the series is now available on the iPad, I don’t just mean one entry, with more entries to come later; I mean the whole series is now available on iPad! Starting today, parts one through five are all available for purchase on the iPad for $6.99 each. This means that players can check out the series at their own pace, try out the series and quit playing if they get bored, or pick up from a specific episode if they’ve played other episodes before.

But what about people who haven’t played the Monkey Island Tales games at all? Like people who are familiar with the classic games that Tim Schafer had a hand in, but are skeptical about the new series’ faithfulness? Or what about the people who need an introduction to the series that’s more than just what a short lite version would provide? Well, Telltale Games has decided to give these people a great deal, as episode one is available for free! That’s right, the whole first episode is available for free, no gimmicks. This will only be free through July 22nd, before it goes back up to normal price, so act quickly, or else there won’t even be a lousy t-shirt to be had!

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Back To The Future Episode 4 HD Review

Back To The Future Episode 4 HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Back to the Future Episode 4 is a mixed bag of ideas. Offering weak puzzles, the storyline is pretty interesting at least.

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Back To The Future Episode 3 HD Review

Back To The Future Episode 3 HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Back to the Future Episode 3 isn't the strongest but fans will still want it.

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Hector: Episode 1 HD Review

Hector: Episode 1 HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hector: Episode 1 is a crude but frequently hilarious adventure game.

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Puzzle Agent was a bit of a hit with us last year even though it was a little too short. Fans need not fear though as the next instalment, cunningly titled Puzzle Agent 2, is set to be released on June 30.

Puzzle Agent 2 sets out to build upon its older brother’s success by offering more rewarding puzzles based on the feedback from fans. The game will pick up after FBI Agent Nelson Tethers ‘solved’ the Scoggins Eraser Factory case — things get much murkier. Tethers has to go rogue and ventures back to the town of Scoggins, Minnesota in order to solve the biggest case of his career so far. Hopefully this will also mean a longer experience!

To celebrate the impending release of Puzzle Agent 2, the original title is on sale with the iPad version priced at $2.99 and the iPhone version priced at $0.99 until June 14.

Hopefully that’ll keep many puzzle fans busy until June 30 when Puzzle Agent 2 hits the App Store.

Check out the video and screenshot gallery below to whet the appetite ready for the game.


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$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-09-02 :: Category: Games

Anyone who has watched cable television pretty much ever should be very familiar with reruns of the infamous Law and Order and the iconic “doink, doink” sound effect.  When the original program was cancelled last fall, fans were greatly disappointed to learn that they would not get the chance to see season twenty-one of its marathon television run.  For this very reason it came as no shock that soon thereafter the team at Law and Order decided to follow in the footsteps of CSI and transplant the franchise to a sunnier locale – in this case, Los Angeles.

So it should also come as no surprise that NBCUniversal is very pleased to announce that they are partnering with episodic gaming juggernaut Telltale Games to bring the drama of the courtroom to the App Store very soon.

“With the ‘Law & Order: LA’ games, Telltale will build from the experience and expertise cultivated through numerous seasons of police and crime procedural games over the years.  The ‘Law & Order: LA’ games will take the crime solving focus to interrogation and criminal investigations, with a heavy dose of courtroom drama on each case.  Telltale will also continue to advance its unique approach to cinematic presentation and storytelling as well as dialog and character interactions.”

The crime drama genre should really come as nothing new to Telltale, especially considering that they have already released a couple of licensed CSI based games.  Really though, isn’t this kind of a betrayal of the CBS network’s most popular series?  I am sure the lawyers had a good time trying to untangle that legal knot, but rest assured that we will be seeing the “doink, doink” making its return very soon.  We will keep you on any new details in regards to this agreement as they become available.

[Source: Telltale Games Forums]

There just isn’t enough humor in law enforcement these days.  Everyone is too focused on being the next Jack Bauer, instead of the next Carl Winslow.  Luckily Telltale Games haven’t forgotten what it was like when the badges could both uphold the law and tickle your funny bone all at the same time.

In their upcoming iPad release Hector: Badge of Carnage, players get to know a hard talking, yet lovably bumbling British cop by the name of Hector.  Lets just say that when you have the moniker of, “the fat arse of the law,” you can bet that some hilarity is bound to ensue.

The first installment in this episodic series, entitled We Negotiate with Terrorists, will pit Hector against the vile forces of terrorism, as they target the already crime infested city of Clapper’s Wreake.  How will he live up to the pressure?  Only God knows, but be sure to download the app when it debuts on April 27th, so you can know as well.

We will leave you with a brief trailer showing you what Hector has in store for us all, later this week.



Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1 Review

Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1 Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Guybrush Threepwood returns in a great adventure game, albeit the same one he starred in on the PC last year.

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Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone for iPad Review

Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Sam & Max's debut on the iPad is good but not great, due to some serious performance issues.

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Sam & Max is making an appearance on the iPad in this Telltale debut title. This title is Episode one of the The Devil’s Playhouse, which has celebrated a lot of success in other platforms. The enhanced graphics and expanded real estate makes this game a perfect marriage to the iPad.

    “Sam & Max just feels right on iPad,” said Kevin Bruner, CTO, Telltale Games. “The gameplay experience is incredibly intimate and tactile. Playing the game on iPad truly feels different to anything else.”

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Additional features have been implemented in order to more effectively utilize the iPad’s enhanced touch features. This five episode series has the potential to really shine on the iPad. Check it out for the iPad at $9.99.

More pictures after the jump.


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