[We round up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's portable games platform, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Louise Yang and Jonathan Glover.]
This week, FingerGaming covers recent releases like Call of Duty: World at War Zombies
, and reviews Earthworm Jim
and Earth Dragon
Here are the top stories from the last seven days:
- Top-Grossing Game Apps: Updated Bejeweled 2 Leads Over Asphalt 5
"PopCap's match-three puzzler Bejeweled 2
has skyrocketed in popularity after a recent update added the new Bejeweled Blitz
gameplay mode. Gameloft's arcade-styled racer Asphalt 5
trails at second place."
- Activision Releases Call of Duty: World at War Zombies for iPhone
"Inspired by an unusual gameplay mode in last year's Call of Duty: World at War
, this iPhone adaptation of Activision's popular first-person shooter series finds the Allied forces fighting off an invading army of the undead."
- Review: Earth Dragon
"Short and sweet. That's what I'd call Earth Dragon
. Players take control of a dragon, but instead of direct control, you have to use the accelerometer and some finger swipes to direct the scaly character."
- Top Free Game App Downloads for the Week
"ngmoco's Touch Pets Dogs
soars to the top of the free app chart in its debut week, pushing last week's chart winner Family Guy: Uncensored
to second place. TowerMadness Zero
moves up to third in today's results, while Hangman Classic
climbs to fourth place."
- Chillingo's Open-World RPG Ravensword: The Fallen King Premieres in App Store
"Chillingo estimates that the first chapter in the Ravensword
series will take around 6 to 8 hours to complete, minus sidequests. Additional episodes are currently in the works, and will be released in the future as expanded content."
- All Konami iPhone Games 99 Cents Until November 30th
"The sale drops the price of a number of high-profile iPhone and iPod Touch games, including Metal Gear Solid Touch, Dance Dance Revolution S
, and Konami's latest release, Field Prowlers: Police Rush!
- Review: Earthworm Jim
"Without its trademark humor or a sense of purpose to its gameplay, Earthworm Jim
is nothing more than a disjointed, occasionally frustrating platformer. And now, it also has bad controls."
- Top-Selling Paid Game Apps for the Week
drops to third place in the wake of Bejeweled 2
's resurgence in popularity, as Coast Defense
continues to climb the charts at fourth place."
- C64 Emulator for iPhone Returns, Announces Upcoming Downloadable Content
"In addition to the 8 games included in the core package, players will soon be able to purchase other standout titles from the Commodore 64's library. One of the most famous games of the bunch -- the platformer/brawler Bruce Lee
-- will be available as a free download."