[Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone and iPad site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent portable game platforms, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and reviewer Jason Johnson.]
This week, FingerGaming covers Gamevil's chart-topping Air Penguin
and an iPad version of Final Fantasy III
., among other notable titles.
Also within are the lists for top-grossing, most-downloaded free and paid Apps from Apple's store, along with a review for Mos Speedrun
Here are the top stories from the last week:
- Top-Grossing iOS Games: Air Penguin Takes On Tap Zoo
"Gamevil’s top-selling Air Penguin
rivals reigning revenue champ Tap Zoo
in today’s top-grossing iPhone game charts. Newtoy’s Words With Friends
moves up to third place, pushing Rovio’s Angry Birds
- Sword & Sworcery Arrives on iPhone with Universal Update, S&S Micro
"Sword & Sworcery EP Micro
features all content from the now-universal iPad version, offering an expansive experience in which players 'traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.'"
- Review: Mos Speedrun
is truly a labor of love, but love is misplaced if unrequited. Fortunately, Mos Speedrun
is easy to love. The input is spot on, the levels have a nice flow to them, and moving around in them is fun."
- Top iPad Game Apps: EA Leads Paid Charts During Weekend Catalog Sale
leads as the platform’s current top seller after dropping in price to 99 cents, as fellow discounted apps Scrabble, FIFA 11, Risk
, and Madden NFL 11
occupy the remaining slots in the top five."
- New on iPad: NBA Jam, Final Fantasy III
"Square Enix and Electronic Arts bring two of their most popular recent releases to an expanded audience today with iPad-optimized versions of Final Fantasy III
and NBA Jam
- Angry Birds Seasons Updates with Easter Content
"The latest update adds 15 new spring-themed levels, along with seasonal enhancements like chocolate bunnies and bunny-eared enemies. New Game Center achievements and a selection of unlockable golden egg levels are also included."
- Top iPhone Game Apps: Air Penguin Leads App Store Pecking Order
"Yet another avian-themed iOS game joins Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio
, and Tiny Wings
at the top of this week’s App Store sales charts, as Gamevil’s Air Penguin
has proven exceptionally popular in its first week of release."
- DeathSpank Developer Hothead Launches Debut iPhone App Bunny the Zombie Slayer
"Available as a universal app for all iOS platforms, Bunny the Zombie Slayer
challenges players to lob eggs at zombie cheerleaders, undead hockey players, and other unsavory types before they reach the bunny’s Easter fort."