[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 editor Matt Burris and guest editor Danny Cowan.]
This week's notable items in the iPhone gaming space, as covered by FingerGaming, include the release of Konami's Silent Hill: The Escape
, an early look at Circuit Strike.One
, and an App Store denial for the drug-themed Prohibition 2
Here are the top stories:
Pop Gets Patched, New 99 Cent Version Available
"It’s an interesting pricing strategy, to be sure. Pop
offers a lot of gameplay for $4.99, but the new 99 cent version should be even more appealing for casual users who find the demo version too limited in scope."
Prohibition 2 Blocked from App Store Distribution
"Hardy Macia of Catamount Software brings word that his latest iPhone application, Prohibition 2: The Dope Wars
, has been rejected by Apple and will not be featured in the iTunes App Store."
Circuit Strike.One - First Preview Screens
"Developer Shay Casey describes the project as a team-up of Geometry Wars
, only with faster gameplay, a bigger playfield, and a Rez
Mobile 1UP Clones Game & Watch on iPhone
"Mobile 1UP’s latest effort, a port of Helmet
, joins a Game & Watch lineup that has been expanding since November, and now features five titles in all."
Konami Releases Three of Four Planned iPhone Titles
"Unfortunately, Silent Hill: The Escape
is the only game from the company currently available to iPhone users in the United States — Dance Dance Revolution S Lite
and a remake of Frogger
are currently exclusive to the Japanese iTunes Store."
takes a basic, kindergarten-level concept — the order of letters within the Roman alphabet — and turns it into a puzzle game that will have you scrambling for shattered pieces of your own dignity."