[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 You Don't Know Jack, Resident Evil Mercenaries Vs
, and an updated World of Goo
, 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 Atari's Greatest Hits
Here are the top stories from the last week:
- Top-Grossing iOS Games: Atari’s Greatest Hits Reports Big Earnings
"Pocket Gems continue to lead the iPhone’s top-grossing games chart with its microtransaction-supported management sim Tap Zoo. Angry Birds Rio
follows at second, while NewToy’s Words With Friends
overtakes Angry Birds
for third place."
- Jellyvision Brings You Don’t Know Jack to iPhone and iPad
"Following up on its successful recent comeback on consoles, the '#1 game in the world that contains both fart noises and trivia about Shakespeare' has been released for the iPhone and iPad. Free Lite versions for both platforms are also available."
- World of Goo HD Now Universal, iPhone and iPod Touch Edition Released
"2D Boy has updated its iPad physics puzzler World of Goo HD
, adding universal compatibility for a range of iOS devices. A new edition designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch has also been released."
- Top iPad Game Apps: Asphalt 6, You Don’t Know Jack Lead Platform Sales
"Gameloft’s racer Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
rises to the top of the iPad charts following an iPad 2 compatibility update and a temporary drop in price to 99 cents, outselling World of Goo
and You Don't Know Jack
- Capcom Launches Online Multiplayer Shooter Resident Evil Mercenaries Vs.
"In Resident Evil Mercenaries Vs
, players compete in 2 vs 2, 1 vs 1, and free-for-all online multiplayer battles with series favorites Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker, and Chris Redfield."
- Review: Atari's Greatest Hits
"The slippery and, at times, unusable controls, the low-quality sound effects, the shrunken field of view, and sloppy graphic design come together to make Atari’s Greatest Hits
a loathsome experience."
- Top iPhone Game Apps: Annoying Orange Challenges Angry Birds
"Angry Birds Rio, Tiny Wings
, and Angry Birds
occupy the top three iPhone chart spots for the second week in a row, with Halfbrick’s Fruit Ninja
again trailing at fourth place."
- Game Dev Story Updates with Game Center Leaderboards, Achievements
"Kairosoft has updated its hit game company management sim with support for Apple’s Game Center social gaming network, adding 32 unlockable achievements and leaderboards tracking game sales over a 20-year period."