[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 editors Danny Cowan and Mathew Kumar.]
This week's notable items in the iPhone gaming space, as covered by FingerGaming, include an upcoming port for Toki Tori
, the free release of Magnetic Joe
, and reviews for Jetset
Here are the top stories:
- Free Full Version of Magnetic Joe Debuts in App Store
"Most Wanted is using the free version of Magnetic Joe
to promote the upcoming App Store release of its sequels, along with ports for the Nintendo DS and WiiWare. Magnetic Joe
features 40 levels in all, and has the polish and fullness of a paid App Store title."
- Puzzle Quest Update Brings Lite Version, Free Second Chapter
"Following up on last month's update that fixed a number of issues and bugs, publisher TransGaming has submitted Puzzle Quest
's second chapter to Apple for App Store review. Better still, this update will be available as a free download for those who purchased the first chapter."
- Review: Jetset: A Game For Airports
can roughly be described as a time management game — though it's not exactly similar to titles like Diner Dash
, the game essentially relies on the player being able to remove the correct prohibited items from passengers' luggage and move them along (without removing acceptable items) before the queue gets too large and the game ends."
- Toki Tori Bound for iPhone and iPod Touch
"Dutch developer Two Tribes announced yesterday that its Game Boy Color and WiiWare puzzler Toki Tori
will soon make its way to the iPhone and iPod Touch. An App Store release is scheduled for the first quarter of 2009."
- Review: WordJong
"It's rare, then, that a word game features a concept so novel that it stands out among its App Store competition. WordJong
features both a unique gameplay mechanic and near-limitless replayability, making it one of the best puzzlers I've played on the iPod Touch so far."
- Bush Shoe-Throwing Title Denied App Store Release
"It's interesting to note Apple's interpretation of the TOS' original (and somewhat vague) wording, which makes no mention of parody content relating to public figures. MyShoe
's developer is upset by the rejection, claiming that the issue is one of freedom of speech."