Looking and feeling like real pinball, Pinball HD is perfectly suited for the iPhone and iPad, with pitch-perfect touch controls that let you tap the left or right side of the screen to activate each respective set of flippers. Pinball wizards can also shake their iDevices for that essential ball-saving nudge. The game includes three tables to choose from: a table modeled after the Wild West, a jungle table with a gorilla named “Big Kong,” and an impressive underwater table. At a rock-bottom price, Pinball HD is a must-have for enthusiasts of the silver ball.
Though a simple, arcade-style gallery shooter at heart, Gun Range uses the iPhone 4’s gyroscope to satisfying effect, letting you quickly and accurately aim your firearm just by moving the device. It’s an impressive effect—and the game looks sharp on the Retina Display—though you’ll need to tap the bottom of the screen to re-center the “G-Scope” with some regularity. Still, with 12 gun types and 144 stages for a buck, it’s a darn good deal, or you can download the free ad-supported version.
Your goal in Solipskier is to guide the little skier through yellow gates by drawing the snow beneath his skis by touching and holding the screen, as well as changing his altitude by shifting your finger. Solipskier seems very simple and even sleepy at first, but by the time you’ve sped through several gates and tunnels, you’ll be moving so quickly that hazards like cliffs and barriers will pop up in the blink of an eye. It’s fast and frenetic fun, and does a simple idea right with stylish and smart execution.
If your Apple mobile device is rocking iOS 4.2 and you still haven't had a chance to show everyone how cool Airplay is, it's time to step up your game. Why? Apple has released a beta version of iOS 4.3 to developers, meaning that your current load of iOS hotness will soon become a steaming pile of obsolete news.
Sometimes you need some variation in how you go about slaying the undead.
For those of you in this mindset, the cool cats at Capcom is slated to add a new feature to their popular zombie-slaying title in which players will be able to play as Brad, Frank West's sometimes-partner/sometimes-antagonist in Dead Rising Mobile for Apple's iOS-based devices.
With the ubiquitous presence of iPhone and iPads in the lives of Apple aficionados, one no longer even needs their trusty Mac to get online these days. Where iOS devices are concerned, there are a pair of Apple branded solutions -- MobileMe or manually syncing your device with iTunes -- that will allow intrepid internet explorers (see what we did there?), to ensure that they’ve easy access to all of the bookmarks they enjoy when using their Mac’s Safari internet browser.
But what if you prefer to a rock computer-side browser other than Safari, or refuse to spring for a MobileMe subscription? Don’t fret: the iTunes App Store has some great solutions to keep your browsing experience synchronized no matter what device you happen to be using.
Wish you could control your automobile from your smartphone? Yes, now there’s finally an app for that, assuming your car is from Ford and it’s one of the latest and greatest electric models that haven’t even been officially announced yet.
Casual game developer G5 Entertainment announced the release of eight games on the Mac App Store starting today. Available games include the following:
Virtual City: A city building and transportation simulator wherein you can build the city of your dreams.
Supermarket Mania: A casual time management game with millions of players on PC and other platforms. Players must run a grocery store Nikki keep five stores stocked to the rafters with the provisions your customers want.
Canabalt has been an addicting Flash browser-based game for some time, but the iPhone and iPad version of the game changed where we could play this game. Now, thanks to the Indie iPhone Holiday Sale, the developers have been able to give 1/3 of the profits from the game to charity this holiday season.
If you’ve ever wanted to encode one of the DVDs in your personal collection so that you can watch it on the go with your iOS device, you’ve no doubt discovered the wonder that is HandBrake, now with even more awesome.