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Best of iOS News: From Mega Mall Story to Jukebeat

Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Mega Mall Story from Game Dev Story dev Kairosoft, Jukebeat, Let's Golf 3_, and NyxQuest.

Danny Cowan, Blogger

August 16, 2011

2 Min Read

[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Mega Mall Story, Jukebeat, Let's Golf 3, and NyxQuest.] - Kairosoft's Mega Mall Story Opens On App Store "Game Dev Story maker Kairosoft has put out yet another mobile sim, this time tasking players with managing 'a towering mall of mega proportions'. In Mega Mall Story, players are out to build the ultimate shopping center." - Gameloft's Let's Golf Series Goes Free-to-Play with Let's Golf 3 The latest entry in Gameloft's Let's Golf franchise introduces a number of microtransaction-supported gameplay and clothing options, while the core app is a free download. - Konami's Beatmania Successor Jukebeat Arrives Stateside on iOS "Initially launched as Jubeat in Japanese arcades, Jukebeat features timing-based rhythm gameplay in the vein of Konami's fellow Bemani franchises Beatmania and Pop'n Music." - WiiWare Platformer NyxQuest Hits App Store Chillingo brings Over the Top Games' WiiWare platformer NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits to the iPhone this week, along with an upgraded iPad version. - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Headed To iPhone And iPad "This isn't a game based upon the radio play/television show/series of books but an actual reproduction of the guide itself. The app's producers, Hothead Games, state: 'Users can learn all about the importance of towels, vogons, Milliways, the Babel Fish, a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, how to survive in space, and more, all in this friendly app.'" - Amiga Classic Defender of the Crown Gets iOS Port Commodore 64 app author Manomio launches an emulated version of Defender of the Crown in the App Store this week as a Universal download for the iPhone and iPad. - Wesley Snipes Stars in iOS Adventure Game Julius Styles "While the Demolition Man and Blade star is currently serving time in federal prison on tax evasion charges, you can reflect on better times in Snipes' career with Julius Styles: The International, an adventure game released this week as an iOS universal app."

About the Author(s)

Danny Cowan


Danny Cowan is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist for Gamasutra and its subsites. Previously, he has written reviews and feature articles for gaming publications including 1UP.com, GamePro, and Hardcore Gamer Magazine.

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