[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 reviewers Tim Lockridge and Louise Yang.]
This week, FingerGaming reports the release of EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour
and reveals an iPhone-exclusive entry in BioWare's Mass Effect
series. Featured reviews for this week cover Sky Burger
- Free App Roundup, April 25th - May 1st Edition
"This week's free releases include demo editions of Cooking Mama
and Metal Gear Solid Touch
, along with free full versions of PapiMissile
and Finger Dodge
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour Released for iPhone
"This mobile adaptation of Electronic Arts' landmark golfing franchise includes much of the content featured in recent Tiger Woods
console releases, and boasts an all-new and iPhone-specific control scheme."
- Top Free Game App Downloads for the Week
"Digital Chocolate's miniature golf sim Mini Golf 99 Holes Theme Park Free
moves up to the top of the charts after debuting at seventh place last week. Minesweeper Classic
arrives this week at second place, as last week's chart champion Catcha Mouse
falls to third."
- Tecmo Makes App Store Debut with Rio BlackJack
"Japanese developer and publisher Tecmo (Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive, Tecmo Bowl
) has released its first iPhone title — the gambling simulator Rio BlackJack
- Review: Sky Burger
"The iTunes App Store is filled with so-called casual titles, and as the market for casual games becomes more and more crowded, the 99-cent quick fix app becomes harder to differentiate and recommend. So in the interest of an honest and fair appraisal, let me say this: Sky Burger
is one of the best."
- EA Survey Leaks Mass Effect: Jacob's Story for iPhone
"Mass Effect: Jacob's Story
puts players in the role of Jacob Taylor, 'a biotic-powered super-soldier who stumbles across a plot to terrorize civilization's greatest beacon of hope.' Characters introduced in Jacob's Story
will be featured in the upcoming Mass Effect 2
for the Xbox 360 and PC platforms."
- Review: Iso
is another entry in the falling block puzzle game genre, this time with a catch: speed never increases like in other games, but the game still gets progressively harder."
- Top-Selling Paid Apps for the Week
"The recently updated Defend Your Castle
takes the top spot in today's App Store sales chart. Flight Control
finds itself at second place for the first time in several weeks, while ParkingLot
moves up to take third."