[Gamasutra rounds up the week's top news and reviews from sister iPhone and iPad site FingerGaming, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Tucker Dean, Jason Johnson, and Ryan Hibbeler.
This week, FingerGaming covers notable releases like Super Mega Worm, Puzzle Agent
, and Mirror's Edge
. We also round up lists for top-grossing, most-downloaded free and paid Apps from Apple's store, as well as a review for The Incident
Here are the top stories from the last seven days:
- Top-Grossing Game Apps: Sonic 2, Ultimate Spider-Man Enter Top Three
"Sonic the Hedgehog 2
climbs up to second place during a recent round of discounts from Sega, as Gameloft's licensed brawler Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem
takes third in its debut week."
- Apple Details Fourth-Generation iPod Touch
"New iPod Touch devices will include a pixel density-boosting Retina Display, an A4 processor that improves performance for graphics-intensive games, and a rotation-sensing three-axis gyroscope, among other new features."
- Telltale's Point-and-Click Adventure Game Puzzle Agent Launches in App Store
"Stalwart adventure game developer Telltale Games (Sam & Max, Wallace & Gromit
) has released Puzzle Agent
, the first title in its new 'Pilot Program' for proposed episodic franchises."
- Review: The Incident
starts out seeming fun and novel, but after hearing the same punchline for the umpteenth time, I began to question what I liked about it to begin with."
- Top iPad Game Apps: Medieval HD, Puzzle Agent Debut as Big Sellers
"Brisk Mobile's strategy title Medieval HD
finishes as the App Store's second best-selling iPad game in its first week of release, trailing behind longtime chart champ Angry Birds HD
- Aurora Feint Reveals iOS/Android Cross-Platform OpenFeint PlayTime
"Following Apple's announcement that its social gaming network Game Center will be launching next week, Aurora Feint revealed 'OpenFeint PlayTime,' a new infrastructure allowing real-time multiplayer gameplay across iOS and Android devices."
- Super Mega Worm: A Pixelated 'Tremors,' Minus Kevin Bacon
"Players alternately burrow underground and use their momentum to leap skyward, wreaking bloody havoc on all humans, structures, and vehicles on and above the Earth's surface."
- New on iPad: Pac-Chain, Ninjatown, Build-A-Lot 2 HD
"iPad owners now have optimized versions of Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!
and Build-A-Lot 2
to call their own, along with a new and platform-exclusive Pac-Man
puzzle game from Namco."
- Top iPhone Game Apps: Scrabble, The Oregon Trail Compete in Paid Charts
"Halfbrick Studios' Monster Dash
disappears from the charts after an impressive second-place debut last week. Gameloft's The Oregon Trail
moves up to challenge Angry Birds
in its absence."
- Dodonpachi Resurrection Sells 30,000 Units in Four Days
"Japanese shoot-'em-up developer Cave announced that its arcade-ported "bullet hell" shooter Dodonpachi Resurrection
has sold more than 30,000 units worldwide since its launch on August 26th."