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Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone and iPad site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent portable game platforms -- this time covering Konami's Castlevania Puzzle and Gameloft's _

Danny Cowan, Blogger

July 26, 2010

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[Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone and iPad site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent -- and increasingly exciting -- portable game platforms, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Tucker Dean, Jason Johnson, and Ryan Hibbeler.] This week, FingerGaming covers Konami's Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night and Gameloft's Let's Golf 2, among other notable debuts. Also within are the lists for top-grossing, most-downloaded free and paid Apps from Apple's store, as well as reviews for Helsing's Fire and Monkey Island 2 Special Edition. Here are the top stories from the last seven days: - Top-Grossing Game Apps: Wheel of Fortune, Battle for Hoth Climb Charts "Sony’s Wheel of Fortune Platinum remains a big seller even after an increase to $1.99, outselling chart mainstays Bejeweled 2, Tetris, and Doodle Jump." - Review: Monkey Island 2 Special Edition "Monkey Island 2 Special Edition is an excellent update to a well-loved classic that remains largely entertaining almost two decades later. However, unless portability is an important factor, I would recommend interested parties pick up the PC version instead." - Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night Now Available in App Store "Borrowing Taisen Puzzle Dama's core gameplay, Konami has crafted a unique puzzler that features backgrounds, music, and characters taken directly from its classic platformer Castlevania: Symphony of the Night." - App Updates: Zen Bound 2 Goes Universal, N.O.V.A. Adds Retina, Gyro Support "Though the title remains an impressive showcase of the iPad’s hardware capabilities, iPhone and iPod Touch owners may now play a fully-featured version of Zen Bound 2, with only a slight loss in visual fidelity." - Top iPhone Game Apps: Wheel of Fortune, Gamebox Return to Paid Chart "Triniti’s 35-game compilation All-in-1 Gamebox returns to the top ten at fifth place this week, outselling Freeverse’s Skee-Ball and THQ’s Star Wars-themed tower defense title Battle for Hoth." - Gameloft Launches Let's Golf 2 "Taking its inspiration from Sony’s Hot Shots Golf series, Let’s Golf! 2 features brightly colored graphics, a cast of wacky characters, and an easy-to-grasp three-click control scheme." - Review: Helsing's Fire "Unfortunately, the action doesn’t pick up until at least halfway through the game. Until then, you’re stuck solving tedious logic puzzles that show only the faintest glimpse of potential, and by the time you get there, the game is almost over." - Top iPad Game Apps: Clickgamer Leads Charts with Modern Conflict, Angry Birds "Clickgamer’s iPad strategy title Modern Conflict HD and its physics-based action game Angry Birds HD lead as today’s biggest-selling iPad games. Last week’s chart champion Osmos falls to fourth place, landing behind a heavily discounted Shrek Kart HD." - Free Promotional Apps Released for Upcoming TRON, Scott Pilgrim Films "Disney will update the TRON application with additional games and content leading up to TRON: Legacy’s December release. Future TRON minigames will be available as in-app purchases." - Apple Posts Record Third-Quarter Revenue; iPad Sales Reach 3.27 Million "Apple announced the results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter ending June 26th, revealing record revenue and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion. The concluded quarter saw the debut of Apple’s iPad device, which has since sold 3.27 million units worldwide."

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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