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Best of FingerGaming: From Road Blaster to Dead Space

Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone and iPad site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent portable game platforms -- this time covering Road Blaster, iDOS, and Dead Space.
[Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone and iPad site FingerGaming's 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 Road Blaster, iDOS, and Dead Space, among other notable titles. Also within are the lists for top-grossing, most-downloaded free and paid Apps from Apple's store, along with a review for Spirits. Here are the top stories from the last seven days: - Top-Grossing Game Apps: World of Goo Climbs iPad Sales Rankings "2D Boy's World of Goo makes an impressive showing in this week's iPad charts, surging to second place following a drop in price. Angry Birds HD remains the platform's highest-grossing title, as the free-to-play Smurfs' Village and Bakery Story follow at third and fourth place." - Revolutionary Concepts Brings FMV Action Game Road Blaster to iPhone "App Store developer Revolutionary Concepts, following up on its previous retro revivals Karate Champ and Cobra Command, has released an upgraded iOS version of Data East's 1985 laserdisc game Road Blaster." - Review: Spirits "Spirits' greatest asset isn't its art, nor is it the peculiar nature of its jellyfish-like creatures. What impresses me the most is how believable it is that these creatures live in this imaginary place – as if they sprung from the land itself." - EA Releases Dead Space iOS Gameplay Video "Promising to link the stories between 2008's Dead Space and its sequel, Dead Space for the iPhone and iPad offers tense third-person shooter gameplay throughout a unique set of iOS-exclusive environments." - Top iPad Game Apps: World of Goo, Angry Birds Continue to Lead Charts "Chillingo's Pro Zombie Soccer Apocalypse Edition finishes its debut week at sixth place, outselling Ludia's price-dropped The Price is Right HD and the popular favorites Pinball HD, Plants vs. Zombies HD, and Scrabble for iPad." - DOS Emulator iDOS Returns as a Free Download "Version 2.0.1 of iDOS (now unavailable) offers an array of bug fixes, performance tweaks, and control improvements over the version released in October, along with a packaged library of shareware games from 3D Realms." - Metal Slug Touch Updated with New Control Scheme, Lower Price "Metal Slug Touch previously controlled with a confusing mix of on-screen action buttons and accelerometer input for movement. Now, players have access to 'fixed pad' and 'flexible pad' options, which add on-screen movement controls to the game." - Top iPhone Game Apps: EA's The Game of Life Returns to Charts "App Store newcomer Nay Games captures the top spot in today's free games chart with its hit physics puzzler Bubble Ball. Bryan Mitchell's Geared 2 returns at second place, while Cookie Maker overtakes Angry Birds Seasons Free for third." - BulkyPix's Hysteria Project Goes Free to Promote Upcoming Hysteria Project 2 "Hysteria Project challenges players to perform specific actions in response to on-screen prompts that pop up throughout a video sequence. Select portions of the game resemble a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' novel, in which players must make the correct choice from a list of options."

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