A well-made strategy game reminds us of a season of Survivor,
requiring a player to struggle, conquer, bargain, backstab, and
dominate until all resistance has been removed. Rome: Total War,
published for the Mac by Feral Interactive, certainly fits that
bill--only instead of eating bugs for a million dollars, all you have
to do is conquer the world.
Don’t call it a port--Street Fighter 4 for iPhone and iPod touch is an
entirely new game with the same look and feel of the console games and
classic arcade cabinets. What’s different, of course, is the way you
play the game. With a bit of added UI ingenuity from the "visual pad"
engine, Capcom delivers a surefire hit that’s definitely going to tire
out your thumbs. Check out our hands-on video after the jump.
If you made a Venn diagram (you know, with the overlapping circles) of
people who love point-and-click adventures, people intrigued by
Leonardo da Vinci, and people who don’t get carsick, everyone in the
overlapping area absolutely needs to play The Secrets of Da Vinci. But
anyone else might find this game’s flaws too much to take.
Capcom announced today that Street Fighter IV will be available for the
iPhone and iPod touch this March. The game will feature your favorite
cast of characters from the recent console releases, and even introduce
some new faces and fighting maneuvers.
Fans of the series Tale of Monkey Island can now play the game on their
Macs. Telltale has officially released the riveting, point-and-click
adventure game for the Macintosh platform as its official entry way into
the world of Mac gaming.
Apple's iPad announcement event didn't put an especially large focus on
the gaming possibilities of the new device, but what was shown
demonstrated how easily developers can modify current iPhone and iPod
touch apps with just a brief time investment. We've already seen how
updated versions of N.O.V.A. and Need for Speed: Shift will take
advantage of the iPad, but it got us thinking -- how might some of the
other best-selling or beloved iPhone games use the iPad's updated
features to enhance the existing experience? Here's our list of 25
games we'd love to see enhanced for the iPad.