We took last week off for the holiday, but the App Store didn’t, unleashing a load of new games while everyone was scarfing down turkey. So we’ve got a couple weeks’ worth of intriguing picks in the latest column, including the first episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, the first free-to-play Peggle, and newly released ports of older Tomb Raider, Dragon Quest, and Oddworld favorites.
It's official: there are too many iOS games. It's harder than ever to spot the great ones among all the junk, so we've done the hard work for you and collected the classics for this list. Every game here is playable on both iPad and iPhone (plus iPod touch, naturally), although some are split into device-specific versions. Read on and enjoy!
There are some great games seeing a sizable erasure of their cost this weekend, so we're sure you'll want to be nabbing some of those including ever popular PopCap games. What else does this weekend hold for you? Well, let's go and see.
Peggle is probably the best iOS game of all time. It's colorful, fun, and sports a roster of characters so sweet they'll give you cavities. But some of the game is so difficult, you can feel more burned than orange pegs after Lord Cinderbottom's fireball skill shot. Luckily, we've got a (really, really) comprehensive guide to becoming the next Peggle Grand Master.
It seems like every week the Mac|Lifecrew is addicted to another app. It's not affected by genre, price, or even the amount of fun we're having, but rather what we've downloaded most recently. The sharing process usually starts the same too, someone says "Hey other editor, have you played this game?" And then all the sudden everyone's playing it and we can't stop. But of all the addicting apps we've found, these are the ones that we just can't stop playing, no matter how hard we try.
PopCap Games has announced that they have just released an all-new version of they're amazing pachinko-themed casual game, Peggle. It's getting the HD treatment and is out tonight in an App Store near you.
After a successful first round of auctions that garnered over $1,700, PopCap is coming back with another round of materials to auction for charity. There are nine more items up for auction and there will be many more in the future. Thirty-four items are currently planned.
The highly celebrated casual games develop PopCap has announced today that for 48 hours, beginning Saturday at 12:01 AM PDT, all of their iOS games will be on sale. The proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Red Cross for Japan's tsunami relief fund. The sale ends at midnight on Sunday March 20. For the duration of the sale, all of their iPhone games will be reduced to 99 cents and iPad games will be $1.99.
PopCap's games aren't ones that require eight-figure budgets and massive media campaigns, but we defy you to find anyone who plays games on any sort of basis who hasn't poured hours into Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies, or one of the studio's other addictive hits. While the company initially made its mark on Mac and PC, the last couple of years have seen expansion to other platforms, notably the iPhone, which has hosted pitch-perfect iterations of those aforementioned favorites.