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Best of FingerGaming: From Eliss to The Oregon Trail

Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's portable games platform -- this time covering Eliss, The Oregon Trail, and One-Dot Enemies.
[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 guest editor Danny Cowan.] This week's notable items in the iPhone gaming space, as covered by FingerGaming, include a port of the classic PC educational title The Oregon Trail, a review for the abstract space puzzler Eliss, and the debuts of free titles like One-Dot Enemies and Anamusu! Here are the top stories for the week: - Review: Eliss "Eliss's vector-styled graphics work incredibly well in its space setting, and every sound effect and musical cue is perfectly suited to the on-screen action. It creates a soothing vibe similar to the kind you feel in games like Katamari Damacy and the WiiWare title Art Style: Orbient; it's the sort of game that just feels good to play." - Top Free Game App Downloads for the Week "Tap Tap Revenge 2 tops the free app charts for the second week running, achieving daily download numbers that surpass those of all competing titles in every App Store category. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Lite also makes an impressive showing this week." - LuckyWheel, Wheel of Fortune Battle it Out in App Store "The Wheel of Fortune clone LuckyWheel was approved for sale in the App Store earlier today... mere minutes before the release of Sony’s officially licensed iPhone version of Wheel of Fortune." - The Oregon Trail Debuts in App Store "It's been a long wait since Gameloft first announced its iPhone version of The Oregon Trail, but the title finally hits the App Store today, arriving as what looks to be a fully featured port of the classic educational PC adventure game." - Free App Roundup for the Week "This week’s free releases include demo versions of Cameltry and Diner Dash, along with full versions of One-Dot Enemies and Anamusu! - Skyworks Releases Four New iPhone Games "Skyworks has been busy lately, following up on its hit iPhone apps Arcade Bowling and Arcade Hoops Basketball with a quartet of new releases that hit the App Store this week." - Top-Selling Paid Game Apps for the Week "It's been a slow climb to the top, but Flick Fishing has at last surpassed the reigning chart champion iDracula in daily App Store sales. Zombieville USA premieres this week at third place, meanwhile, as ngmoco's WordFu finishes its debut week at fifth."

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