Welcome to our brand new weekly column. Every Tuesday, we’ll march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems. We’re kicking things off with five terrific new releases, and be sure to come back next week and every week to spare yourself the hassle of sifting the App Store’s latest game releases.
With this week's news about Nintendo's new offerings--like the 3DS and the rejuvenation of a plethora of popular titles from the Nintendo 64--iPhone and iPod touch users might be asking themselves if it's time to go back to console gaming. And while most mobile iDevice users probably have an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 collecting dust somewhere in the house, it's not guaranteed that all of them have had a chance to even mess with the Nintendo DS.
With the knowledge that Nintendo may never bring their popular Mario and Zelda titles to the App Store, we scoped out thirteen Nintendo DS games that had equal or better equivalents in the App Store so that you don't have any handheld envy. Plus, games sold in the App Store are so much more affordable. Read on for a list of wonderful, and often heralded, game titles that will surely fill up your iPhone or iPod touch with plenty of fun games to play.
Square Enix games are known for their deeply engrossing storylines, and Chaos Rings is no exception. Though the action-packed role-playing game comes in a smaller form factor, it borrows the same animated aesthetics and easy-to-use game mechanics of Square Enix’s memorable console titles.
With 185,000 apps and counting, the App Store is a vast warehouse of digital goodies for your iPhone (and now iPad too). But like most mega-marts, the sheer size of it all makes the good stuff harder to find. We’ve scoured the Store, and found the best apps to help you use your iPhone to it’s fullest potential. Whether it’s games you seek, or productivity tools, we’ve got you covered. As it turns out, there really is an app for that, no matter what that is.
Of all the colorful plush creations Chicago-based toy designer Shawnimals has released into the world -- including large mustaches (with their own smaller mustaches) and pork buns, each with eyes and a mouth -- its Ninjatown line of colorful ninjas has garnered the most attention, even resulting in a well-received Nintendo DS strategy game from mobile developer Venan. With the Venan Arcade publishing brand now established, the two companies have crossed paths to create an all-new Ninjatown experience for the iPhone, titled Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!