[We round up the week's top news and reviews from sister iPhone site FingerGaming, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Louise Yang and Mathew Kumar.]
This week, FingerGaming covers recent releases like JellyCar 2, Bejeweled Blitz
, and Ngmoco's microtransaction-powered virtual pet game Touch Pets Dogs
The site also reviews the Daniel Johnston-spawned Hi How Are You
, plus the much awaited multitouch RTS sequel Galcon Labs
, as well as rounding up top free and paid iPhone games during the last few days.
Here are the top stories from the last seven days:
- Disney Publishes Driving Platformer Sequel JellyCar 2
was an impressive effort in the early days of the App Store, boasting simple gameplay that took advantage of the iPhone's touch screen and accelerometer. Today brings the long-awaited release of JellyCar 2
, published in cooperation with Disney Interactive."
- ngmoco Launches Social Pet Sim Touch Pets Dogs
"ngmoco has released Touch Pets Dogs
, the latest title to take advantage of the free-to-play, microtransaction-supported gameplay model introduced last week with Eliminate Pro
- Top-Grossing Game Apps: JellyCar 2 Overtakes Rock Band
"Disney's driving platformer JellyCar 2
has proven extremely popular among App Store customers in its first week of release. The title ends Rock Band
's three-week reign as the iPhone's top-grossing game app, despite touting a much lower price point."
- Bejeweled 2 Updated with New Bejeweled Blitz Gameplay Mode
"PopCap has updated one of the App Store's most popular titles with an all-new gameplay mode. Bejeweled 2
players may now download an updated version that includes Bejeweled Blitz
, a timed mode originally released as a Facebook application."
- Review: Hi, How Are You
"[Like Daniel Johnston's music,] Hi, How Are You
really could offer thoughts on love, fame, depression, meaning; it could be another sweet reminder of the emotions of an early relationship. Instead, it's a maze game with a dash of sliding block puzzle."
- Top Free Game App Downloads for the Week
"A demo version of Glu's minigame compilation Family Guy: Uncensored
knocks ngmoco's free online shooter Eliminate Pro
out of the top spot in this week's free app charts."
- Unity-Powered iPhone Games Rejected from iTunes App Store
"A number of iPhone developers report that their Unity-powered applications have failed Apple's approval process, due to the inclusion of non-public APIs allegedly used by other developers to obtain, store, and transmit player phone numbers without prior permission."
- Review: Galcon Labs
"The game is pleasant to play, but after figuring out the trick to winning most stages, it lost its charm for me. For $1, it's worth picking up for a quick plane ride."
- Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights Released Exclusively for iPhone
"Capcom has released an iPhone-exclusive chapter in its long-running Ghosts 'n Goblins
series. Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights
puts players in control of Arthur for his latest side-scrolling trip through a demon-infested world."
- Top-Selling Paid Game Apps for the Week
"Disney's JellyCar 2
overtakes last week's chart champion Skee-Ball
to finish as today's top download in the iTunes App Store, while Fling!
and Tap Tap Revenge 3
drop to third and fourth place."