[We round up the week's top news and reviews from sister iPhone and iPad site FingerGaming, top news and reviews for Apple's nascent portable game platforms, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Tucker Dean, Jason Johnson, and Ryan Hibbeler
This week, FingerGaming covers Lego Harry Potter
, id's RAGE
, and Cave's Mushihimesama Bug Panic
Also within are the lists for top-grossing, most-downloaded free and paid Apps from Apple's store, as well as a review for Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode 1
Here are the top stories from the last seven days:
- Top-Grossing Game Apps: Smurfs’ Village Overtakes Angry Birds
"Capcom’s microtransaction-supported simulation title Smurfs’ Village
currently earns more daily revenue than Rovio’s longtime chart leader Angry Birds
, and ranks as today’s highest-grossing iPhone game."
- Id Software’s RAGE Premieres for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
"Arriving well in advance of its scheduled 2011 release for consoles and PC platforms, id Software’s anticipated first-person shooter RAGE
has received an adaptation for the iPhone and iPod Touch."
- Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode 1
"Despite the technical savvy of the surgeons who transplanted Sonic 4
to iOS, one basic truth remains: a bad game in a new body is still a bad game."
- Cave Debuts Mushihimesama Bug Panic
"As series protagonist Reco, players must lob a limited supply of rechargeable bombs at projectile-spewing insects, chaining together exploding foes for big combos and high scores."
- Top iPad Game Apps: id’s RAGE HD Leads in First-Day Sales
"Last week’s chart leader Magic Fiddle
falls to fourth place in today’s results, as Gameloft overtakes Angry Birds HD
with a limited-time price drop for GT Racing: Motor Academy HD
- Lego Harry Potter Now Available for iPhone
"Lego Harry Potter
retains much of its console content on the iPhone, featuring over 40 levels and a cast of dozens of playable characters ranging from Harry himself to Ron, Hermione, and their wizardly professors."
- Firemint Reveals Real Racing 2, Featuring Licensed Vehicles
"Firemint announced that it is developing a sequel to its hit iPhone and iPad racing sim Real Racing
, revealing that the upcoming title will feature a playable lineup of real-world cars."
- Sega Launches Free-to-Play iPhone MMORPG Kingdom Conquest
pairs classic dungeon crawling action with the popular territory-building gameplay common in modern social games."
- Top iPhone Game Apps: Amateur Surgeon 2 Enters Top Ten
"Adult Swim’s Trauma Center
parody Amateur Surgeon 2
finishes as the App Store’s fourth-best selling iPhone game in its debut week, as Angry Birds, Cut the Rope
, and Fruit Ninja
keep the top three chart spots."
- Namco’s Schlock-Horror Classic Splatterhouse Hits the App Store
"To promote the upcoming release of a reimagined Splatterhouse
game on consoles, Namco has brought its 1988 horror-themed arcade game Splatterhouse
to the iPhone and iPod Touch."