It's clearly been a bit of a crazy day over at THQ and LucasArts. When we posted earlier today, both companies had confirmed that the Star Wars Arcade game would be pulled from the App Store by the end of the day tomorrow. The fate of the entire Star Wars games franchise in the App Store was uncertain. Then, they deemed that all Star Wars games would need to be pulled from the App Store. But not long after that, THQ and LucasArts did a complete 180 and decided that no Star Wars games at all would be pulled from the store. Um...what?
If there’s a universal truth, it’s this: anyone who’s seen the original Star Wars trilogy wanted to pilot the Millennium Falcon at some point in their lives. This was the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, capable of anything you could imagine, and you wanted to fly it--no matter what.
THQ’s Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner works to bring this to life. The game inserts you into the driver seat as the role of a crewmember aboard the Millennium Falcon, where you'll relive such classic scenes as the escape from the Death Star in “A New Hope”, the asteroid field battle in “Empire Strikes Back” and a special take on the occasional Imperial Star Destroyer, for good measure.
We've only been here for a short time, but already we've seen so much! Take a look at some of the photos we've managed to snap on our quick walk through the convention hall this morning, and stayed tuned for more photos later--and some videos, too!
Welcome to our weekly gaming column. Every Tuesday, we 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.
This week, we've got TRON, Miner Disturbance, Spider: Bryce Manor HD, Star Wars: Battle for Hoth, and Space Invaders HD.
You gotta hand it to those resourceful folks in Taiwan: With only a weekend, they’ve created their own version of how Apple’s iPhone 4 “Antennagate” has gone down, complete with a recap of the Friday press conference. This may very well be the best thing you’re likely to see all week!
The name says it all. The one thing that Star Wars games hadn’t done before is let you go hog-wild with the Force, but this videogame port takes the handcuffs all the way off. Romping through that far-away galaxy while fully exploring the power of the Dark Side is such a blast that it almost overshadows Force Unleashed’s shortcomings. Almost.
One of the more amusing apps for the iPhone has to be Lightsaber Unleashed, which turns your device into a Star Wars lightsaber. Now the developer has kicked things up a notch, with a new app that allows two users to actually duel.