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Best of FingerGaming: From World of Goo to Real Racing 2

Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone and iPad site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's portable game platforms -- covering World of Goo, Hook Worlds, Real Racing 2, and _The 7th Guest</

Danny Cowan, Blogger

December 22, 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 portable game platforms, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Tucker Dean, Jason Johnson, and Ryan Hibbeler.] This week, FingerGaming covers World of Goo, Hook Worlds, Real Racing 2, and The 7th Guest, among other notable debuts. Also within are the lists for top-grossing, most-downloaded free and paid Apps from Apple's store, along with a review for Mushihimesama Bug Panic. Here are the top stories from the last seven days: - Top-Grossing Game Apps: Infinity Blade Heads Cross-Platform Charts "Epic Games' Infinity Blade leads as the App Store's highest-grossing iPhone game in its second week of release, leading over strong chart performers like Rovio's Angry Birds and Capcom's Smurfs' Village." - Real Racing 2, N.O.V.A. 2, Lara Croft Headline Thursday Release Lineup "This week brings the release of awaited sequels in Gameloft's N.O.V.A. and Firemint's Real Racing franchises, along with the iPhone debuts of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Hook Worlds." - Review: Mushihimesama Bug Panic "Cave have a knack for crafting exhilarating shooters, and exterminating throngs of hovering jellyfish, towering sand worms, and twittering ladybugs while twisting through waves of fatal purple orbs in Bug Panic definitely fits the bill." - New Retro Revivals: The 7th Guest, Riven, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and More "Today's deluge of new releases continues with Midway's one-on-one fighter Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and the classic point-and-click adventure games Riven and The 7th Guest." - New on iPad: World of Goo, Tales of Monkey Island, Yoot Tower "This week, the iPad hosts a port of 2D Boy's acclaimed physics puzzler World of Goo and the first episode of Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island." - Top iPhone Game Apps: Infinity Blade, Bloons TD 4 See Big Sales "Digital Goldfish earns sixth place in today's chart with its recently released tower defense game Bloons TD 4, as Miniclip's Gravity Guy takes tenth place in its debut week." - New Release Catch-Up: Jenga, Illusia, WINtA, Puzzle Quest 2 "Several interesting new releases -- including Gamevil's action-RPG Illusia and ngmoco's music puzzler WINtA -- slipped through the cracks last week, overshadowed by major debuts like Infinity Blade and Dead Rising Mobile." - DotEmu Launches Jaleco Arcade Series with Avenging Spirit "DotEmu, the emulation specialists behind the iOS editions of R-Type and Golvellius, have announced an ambitious plan to bring 17 classic Jaleco arcade games to the App Store, beginning with 1991's Avenging Spirit."

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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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