[Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent -- and increasingly exciting -- portable games platform, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Tucker Dean, Jason Johnson, Ryan Hibbeler, and Mike Rose.]
This week, FingerGaming covers an iPhone adaptation of Carcassonne
, Gamevil's sports sim Soccer Superstars
, and Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack
Also within are the lists for top-grossing, most-downloaded free and paid Apps from Apple's store, as well as reviews for MLB Power Pros Touch, Truckers Delight, Honey Pot
, and Football Manager Handheld 2010
Here are the top stories from the last seven days:
- Top-Grossing Game Apps: Tetris Outsells Splinter Cell: Conviction
"EA's Tetris, Battleship, The Sims 3
, and Scrabble
rank among today's top-grossing titles, while Clickgamer's Angry Birds
remains the App Store's biggest overall seller."
- Award-Winning Board Game Carcassonne Arrives in App Store
includes a single-player mode with 8 different AI characters, along with local multiplayer support over a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection and Internet multiplayer with push notifications."
- Review: MLB Power Pros Touch 2010
is merely a fun and fairly realistic ballgame that expects you to reach a little too deep into your pockets to cover the official MLB license."
- Top iPad Game Apps: Scrabble, Alpine Crawler HD Head Charts
"EA's Scrabble for iPad
retakes the top sales spot, as Pinball HD
and Real Racing HD
move up to finish at second and third place."
- Review: Truckers Delight Episode 1
"It's a straightforward game about straight-up harassment, but for what it lacks in sophistication, its carefree and careless spirit compensates."
- Gamevil's Soccer Superstars Now Available in App Store
"As with Gamevil's Baseball Superstars
games, Soccer Superstars
allows players to build custom characters and boost their stats by completing minigames over the course of a season."
- Review: Honey Pot
"Apart from the main spectacle with three different difficulty settings, the only other game mode is timed challenges, and those are throw-away additions. A puzzle campaign or multiplayer features would have made this feel like a more complete package."
- Robot Unicorn Attack Will Make Your Dreams Come True
"Originally released as a free online Flash game (which has since been played over 22 million times), Robot Unicorn Attack
challenges players to guide a unicorn through a randomly-generated pinkish-purple dreamscape."
- Top iPhone Game Apps: Battleship, Fruit Ninja Climb Paid Charts
"Backflip Studios' Ragdoll Blaster 2
gets a chart boost in the wake of a recent price drop, as last week's second-place title Bowmaster
drops to seventh in today's results."
- Review: Football Manager Handheld 2010
"While this will never be a replacement for the game proper for those with a laptop within arm's reach, you may find it eating up chunks of time when least appropriate."