[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.]
This week's notable items in the iPhone gaming space include Square Enix's first iPhone game, Tap Tap Revenge
with two Nine Inch Nails albums, and two game reviews.
Here are the top stories:
Square Enix to Release iPhone Game
"One of the more respected development studios in the world, Square Enix, plans on releasing a new iPhone game this winter called Crystal Defenders
... a Final Fantasy
-related, map-based defense simulation game."
Tap Tap Revenge NIN Edition Released
"Tapulous has released the premium Tap Tap Revenge: Nine Inch Nails Edition
($4.99) which allows you to play Tap Tap Revenge
using 16 hand-picked songs from the last two Nine Inch Nails albums, The Slip and Ghosts I-IV."
Finger Gaming Review: Pass the Pigs
"Sound effects and music are also top-notch, especially the oinks, of which you’ll hear plenty. All said and done, Pass the Pigs
has superb production quality, and is one of the more polished games available in the App Store."
Finger Gaming Review: Rising Blocks
is yet another match-3 puzzle game available in the App Store. The game plays like a classic puzzle game on the console, called Puzzle League
, of which Tetris Attack
on the SNES is part of that series.
First Look: Cronk
"Commanding a premium price tag, Cronk
($7.99) from Cronk Games is a boulder-tossing game where you match 3 or more of the same colored boulders as they roll around on the screen. The object of the game is to remove all the boulders before they reach the end. Similar games of its type are Puzzloop, Zuma
, and Luxor
Cube, FPS, Free on iPhone Soon
"Fernlightning ported the free, open source 3D first-person shooter engine, Cube
, to the iPhone/iPod Touch and had submitted it to Apple for review back on October 2nd. Unfortunately, the game still hasn’t been released yet, and the developer has no idea what’s taking so long."
Flying Aces, Upcoming Flight Combat Sim
"SnakeHead Software has an upcoming dogfight flight sim game, called Flying Aces
, that will be available sometimes in November. Think X-Plane
but with combat involved."