As with Star Wars, Batman, and Indiana Jones before it, the Harry Potter franchise has been given the LEGO treatment in a game that lets players guide the boy wizard and pals through a colorful puzzle-solving campaign. But unlike the wimpy iPhone version of LEGO Batman -- which was a simple mini-game collection -- LEGO Harry Potter is a full-fledged adventure with a dozen hours of content and plenty of bonus goodies.
There's an old saying: "If your father was horribly impaled by the God King while trying to rid the world of evil, you should probably follow in his footsteps and try to kill the God King as well."
It's not a popular saying.
Or good advice.
Still, this is the central theme of Infinity Blade, a medieval role-playing game in which you take on the role of a warrior who must fight his way through a castle and destroy a figure known as the God King. Along the way, you'll collect treasure, healing potions, new weapons, armor, and magic spells.
For some gamers, there’s no school like the old school. Thanks to the jailbreaking community and the Bluetooth connectivity of Nintendo’s Wii Controller, you can combine the gaming greatness of the 1990s with the high-tech power of Apple’s iPad. Let’s get started!
We're happy to announce that our 50th issue is on newsstands and in subscribers' mailboxes. To celebrate, we've created a gallery of every Mac|Life cover. Check it out and don't forget to RSVP for our 50th issue reader meetup in Cupertino.
Tower defense games on the iPhone are extraordinarily common. Most of them fade into obscurity and are forgotten within days of their release. TowerMadness is one of the few and the proud that continues to stand above the rest and serve as a mark of quality. It's probably not as good or as popular as Fieldrunners, but this new update is definitely a step in the right direction.
Spacetime Studios has announced that they are working on a follow up to their well-known free iOS massively multiplayer game, Pocket Legends. Rather than a sequel to the successful fantasy game, they're switching genres altogether and crafting a whole new experience, with a science fiction theme. The game is dubbed Blackstar and is tentatively scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2011.
It’s no secret that Apple’s iPad dominates the fledgling tablet market, although Samsung had other plans that didn’t quite work out when they released their Galaxy Tab late last year. Now, Samsung is back at Mobile World Congress with a more worthy followup.
We got our hands on a Verizon iPhone this week, boy did we, and we put it through its paces, but good. And that's not all that happened this week and you know what else we did? Yes, you do. We rounded up all the news you're just dying to know about just in case you missed it.
Time Geeks takes unabashed inspiration from Where’s Waldo, but this great iPhone and iPad game arguably one-ups those classic find-the-character hunts by offering a diverse array of items and people to find on each map, plus randomized placements of each. With a visual style inspired by classic pixel graphics and several stages packed with pop culture references (including an island loaded with Lost gags), Time Geeks will keep you busy for weeks; mini-games and a level editor keep things interesting for even longer.