[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 in chief Danny Cowan and authors Tucker Dean, Jason Johnson, Ryan Hibbeler, and Mike Rose.]
This week, FingerGaming covers Capcom's Phoenix Wright
, the kart racing sequel Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2
, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Also within are the lists for top-grossing, most-downloaded free and paid Apps from Apple's store, as well as reviews for 100 Rogues, Zombie Infection, Denki Blocks
and Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion
Here are the top stories from the last seven days:
- Top-Grossing Game Apps: Pac-Man's 30th Anniversary Brings Big Sales
"Clickgamer's Angry Birds
remains the App Store's biggest-selling app across all categories. Namco's Pac-Man
takes second place following a weekend-long anniversary sale, as a price-dropped Ms. Pac-Man
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction Infiltrates App Store
"Sam Fisher makes his iPhone debut with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
, a Gameloft-developed adaptation of the latest entry in Ubisoft's Splinter Cell
- Review: Zombie Infection
"The game wrangles you into submission in the later levels, overwhelming you with rapidly respawning fiends, zealots toting machine guns, and giant submarine mollusks that drop I-beams on you at five second intervals."
- Chocobo Panic: Square Enix's iPad Debut
detects up to six screen presses simultaneously, making the experience something like a game of Twister for your fingers. A two-player, single-device cooperative mode is also included."
- Review: 100 Rogues
"From the looks of it, this already great game has nowhere to go but up. If RPGs and strategy are even remotely interesting to you, you cannot go wrong with 100 Rogues
- Top iPhone Game Apps: Bowmaster, Ms. Pac-Man See Weekend Success
"iOccam's archery sim Bowmaster
takes second place this week, rivaling Clickgamer's Angry Birds
, which keeps the top spot in today's results."
- Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 Now Available in App Store
"One of the App Store's biggest-selling titles to date has received a long-awaited sequel. Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2
includes new power-ups, 12 unique tracks, and an all-new multiplayer mode."
- Review: Denki Blocks!
"The sign that Denki Blocks
truly succeeds as a puzzle game isn't its imaginative, artisan-made levels nor its strange, snakelike pieces. It lies in how these two elements come together to make us think outside the box."
- Ubisoft Launches 99-Cent Prince of Persia Retro for iPhone and iPad
"Prince of Persia Retro
adapts the 1992 Macintosh version of Prince of Persia
to Apple's touch screen devices, complete with all original levels and content."
- Top iPad Game Apps: Hotel Mogul HD, Pac-Man Lead Paid Charts
"Alawar Entertainment's hotel management sim Hotel Mogul HD
is this week's biggest-selling iPad game, following an impressive App Store debut. Namco's iPad version of Pac-Man
takes second place after a weekend-long sale."
- Review: Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion
"Every single loading screen / (Takes me one step closer to the edge) / (And I'm about to break) / Every brain-dead enemy / (Takes me one step closer to the edge) / (And I'm about to break)"
- Capcom Brings Phoenix Wright to iPhone
"The iPhone version of Phoenix Wright offers a faithful translation of Capcom's courtroom drama, and includes all five cases from the Nintendo DS version of the game."