[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 Final Fight, Atari's Greatest Hits
, and Pac'n Jump
, 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 Forget-Me-Not
Here are the top stories from the last week:
- Top-Grossing Game Apps: Tap Zoo Overtakes Angry Birds Rio
"Pocket Gems earns the top spot in today’s chart with a rush of Tap Zoo
microtransaction sales following a recent update. Angry Birds Rio
drops to second place, as Angry Birds
remains a steady seller at third."
- Atari Launches Atari’s Greatest Hits Compilation App for iOS Platforms
"Boasting standouts like Adventure, Missile Command
, and Centipede
, Atari’s Greatest Hits is distributed through a series of 99-cent game packs downloadable from a free core application."
- Free Capcom Arcade Collection Updates with 1943, Final Fight
"It’s been a long while since Capcom’s updated its free-to-play arcade game compilation Capcom Arcade, but this week’s update makes up for lost time with the addition of two genuine classics from the publisher’s back catalog: Final Fight
- Review: Forget-Me-Not
"It’s the call to adventure that keeps pulling me back. The depths of the maze contain mysteries. Will I grind for untold riches? Will my iPod finally buckle under the weight of too many enemies on the screen?"
- Top iPad Game Apps: Atari’s Greatest Hits Heads Free Download Charts
"Atari’s microtransaction-supported retro compilation Atari’s Greatest Hits
takes top honors in today’s free games chart following a successful debut earlier this week, pushing Angry Birds Rio HD Free
to second place."
- PopCap/4th & Battery’s Unpleasant Horse Rejected by Apple
"PopCap’s recently established experimental games label 4th & Battery is off to a rocky start, as the company’s first game, Unpleasant Horse
, was rejected by Apple for App Store publication due to 'mature content.'"
- Gameloft Reveals iOS Racer Fast Five
"A trailer released this week showcases racing action similar to the company’s Asphalt
franchise, with gameplay focusing on aggressive, drift-heavy driving."
- Top iPhone Game Apps: SimplePhysics Enters Paid Charts
"Andrew Garrison’s physics puzzler SimplePhysics
makes its chart debut at seventh place this week, while PopCap’s Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
returns to the top ten behind Angry Birds Seasons
and Doodle Jump
- Namco Bandai Reveals Doodle Jump Clone Pac’n-Jump
is a tilt-controlled platformer in which Pac-Man must leap from platform to platform in a vertical ascent. Power pellets can be collected along the way, giving Pac-Man the ability to eat any ghosts he encounters."
- Classic RPG Lunar: The Silver Star Coming Soon to iPhone and iPad
"App Store developer SoMoGa, who we last heard from in 2008 with the release of Vay
for the iPhone, announced that Game Arts’ classic JRPG Lunar: The Silver Star
is coming soon to the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad."