There's officially no good reason to pay more than 99 cents for any game on the App Store today. We always thought Valentine's Day was the kind of holiday that specialized more in cheap pink teddy bears than smartphone software, but apparently we were wrong. The past couple of weeks have been positively flooded with huge iOS video game sales from major publishers, and now Sega, Capcom, and Namco are getting in on the action. Some of their very best games are included so check out the full list.
Only a few short days after Sega used their emulation software to release the Genesis version of Virtua Fighter 2 on iOS devices, we're getting another classic Genesis game. Sega's Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master is pretty much the pinnacle of ninja-slicing insanity.
Adding to its growing collection of mobile emulations of its classic games, Sega has released Virtua Fighter 2 in the App Store. This isn't the well-known arcade version, though. Rather than that gorgeous (by 1995 standards) 3D version, this is the 2D Sega Genesis version of that same game--we know, it's a little confusing.
Even if you didn't participate in this year's Black Friday retail stampedes, there are still savings to be had if you know where to look.
Over in the gaming world, Sega of America announced discounted prices for six of their best-selling iOS titles for Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The sale will last until December 1 and includes the following games:
Back in the early days of gaming consoles, there was quite a bit of jockeying between Nintendo and Sega. While the latter eventually won the hardware war, Sega has shifted into creating software for other consoles and platforms. And the platform we, of course, are most excited about them bestowing their attentions on is the iPhone OS.
What, you may ask, has us so singing the praises of Sega gaming? Oh, just a little game they're tweaking and prepping called Sonic 4. At least according to the Sega blog -- and they seem in a position to know.
Old-school gamers look back fondly on consoles such as the Sega Genesis, which launched the esteemed careers of such characters as Sonic the Hedgehog. Very soon, you can relive those bygone gaming days on your very own iPhone.
Ancient treasure awaits in the App Store: the 1993 role-playing game Vay has been ported from the Sega CD to the iPhone and iPod touch. Vay is a full-length RPG that boasts an epic quest, hordes of monsters, and even animated video cutscenes with voice acting. Adventurers, your call to action has arrived.
Put a monkey in a ball, put the ball in a maze, and put the maze in your iPhone or iPod touch. Very little of that concept makes rational sense, but Super Monkey Ball’s absurd style and simple premise work well together. You’ll gently tilt the iPhone to steer one of four monkey characters around obstacles and through a circular goal. The 110 mazes vary in complexity, but nearly all of them seem fair, even when challenging. The novelty of rolling the character by tilting the phone might wear off quickly, but the surprisingly agile game will hold your interest beyond the fad.