Sunday, September 12, 2010

iPhone Pirate Nations

iPhone Pirate Nation is developed by MiniNation Games. In this Pirate Nation, you are a pirate going out in the open Sea. Mission is to collect materials to design your own ship, attack enemies with your various weapons, complete quests and finding your group members.

In the Pirate Nation, one needs to build up your energy and defense levels. Given energy level means you can travel more and having more turns. Increasing your defense means you will survive attacks against your ship. Of course giving better weapons will allow you to kill off other pirates fast enough within the given timeline. You can earn extra money by scrubbing the decks of your "Mateys" while visiting their ships which can also earn you "Matey Medals" to replenish your energy as well as additional Doubloons for you to spend. Use your treasures to purchase materials to build parts for your ship, and Jewels to acquire special items to help you advance in the game.

There are two ways to get credits. Either earn money by going for quests or buy jewels using real money. Get jewel via real money allows you to get powerful items for your fight. Choose your own way. slowly gathering money or buy using real money.

Enjoy the iPhone Pirate Nation and build your ideal pirate ship!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

iPhone Fishing Kings

iPhone Fishing Kings is quite a good fishing game done on iPhone. Expected fishing with rod and the game with fish, this game is fun and interactive than other available titles. The developer Gameloft produces quite a good graphics and the underwater camera element adds a nice touch. There's also plenty of upgradeable gear and fishing venues to work your way through, as well as tournaments to enter and achievements to unlock.

iPhone Fishing Kings is a game that involves a lot of sensitive quick movements and it's certainly something public might think you are kind of crazy playing iphone so violent. There are several stages to catching your fish and you can say that it comes into three main phases: Touch and flick to cast; Touch to explore the fauna, reel in your line and flick to jerk the bait; and lastly, twist, flick and touch to land that prize winning fish.

Each scene in the Fishing Kings has a nice view and is easily ranks as some of the best 3D visuals available for the iPhone. There's so much to do, with missions unlocking new areas and rewards to travel around the world. A diary tracks fauna information that you've learned and will become a constant companion for the more advanced challenges.

The scene is very very beautiful and you can enjoy fishing from the comfort of a clean air-conditioned environment. This is an amazing game that could easily bring around even the most stubborn of fishing's detractors.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dinosaur train toys

Dinosaur train is an animated series about the adventures of a bunch of cute looking dinosaurs. It is currently airing in the US PBS programme and managed to break historical records for viewership. Kids all over the US are becoming fans of this show and has a result, there have been different merchandise spin off that attempts to take advantage of this rising trend.

These merchandise typically include ites such as coloring books, soundtracks, figurines etc. However, the most popular type of merchandise is the toys. There have been some annoucements made but the actual toys are not available yet. If you want to know where to buy dinosaur train toys, then the link will take you to a fansite that covers all the latest news about this show. Unfortunately, the blog is not very actively currently, probably due to the lack of news about the toys.

Do you Dinosaur train? If so, what kind of dinosaur train merchandise do you want to see available?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

iPhone - Robocalypse Mobile Mayhem

iPhone Robocalypse is a military strategy game coming from the Nintendo DS and developed into iPhone. Robocalypse's control was developed different based on iPhone/iPod touch platform. What is this Robocalypse game about? Robocalypse is a game where one will defend the word from the main evil Demolisher and his army. You are not alone as you can but your army together with your troops from production.

The iPhone Touch interface can be abit different from other games as the interface take up a third of the screen space. Another half is taken up by the game information. Leaving slightly more than half of the screen for your gameplay.

Robocalypse comes with 17 campaigns mission with 3 level of difficulty. In the event Hard maybe too tough, you may restart the game using easy so you can complete the game easier. The gameplay is interesting with different objective and better heros and of course enemies. There is also an option of multiplayer games and maps.

What do you need for your army? Your troops are robots, therefore the resources around are scrap metal. You will need to protect your HQ as that is the only production plant for your harvester of scrap metals. One problem with this game from others is that the location for buildings are fixed and allocation. Therefore no way to build your barrack elsewhere. There are Robot factory for soldiers and medics. Hero factory for special heros. Workshop for upgradings for soldiers, Resource Bank for more production of scrap metal, lastly Radar to view the whole map. In addition, there are small lots for turret building too. This helps you for better defend!

After trying out this game, i find it quite addictive. I like the gameplay, different missions and different interface created. Til now, i still have some difficulty using the interface. New users will find it difficult to use. Strongly recommending this game for strategy gamers. Great Game!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

iPhone Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet

iPhone Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet is all about alien killing. Good for those who loves to kill aliens all the way. Best of all, the main character is a boy's favourite hero, busty woman with two guns. There are alot of sudden attacks where the aliens will jump at Daisy Mae from behind a sign or the corner of a building. To make things fun, there are different weapons to pick up after killing some aliens. Of course there are different aliens to kill, from tiny critters to huge sized freaks, and more impressive in-game statistics than a top-model. It's a simple twin shooter done well.

The bad thing about Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet is that there have already some games in the market with better graphics and game play. Other games have much detail graphs and better game engagement. Daisy Mae is a simple game where your half naked sexy daisy run around a fixed map, continously shooting aliens that progressively gets harder and she will in time collect guns that have limited ammo. Finally sext Daisy will eventually die at the hands of the enemy. No winning but only a high score.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

iPhone Plants vs Zombies

iPhone - Plants vs Zombies is a strategy game which is similar to that of tower defense. However this game was a big hit on desktop. Now they have created a application for iPhone and iPod Touch. Let see what this game is about in iPhone and iPod.

Plants vs Zombies as mentioned earlier, the gameplay is similar as other tower defense game. What makes this iPhone game so nice? The Plants vs Zombies gameplay was created in a fun and interesting way. Tower defense games usually are ailens, monsters and humans, what is so great about plants and zombies fighting? The gameplay is a gradual game which slowly train the player. This is good for players so as not to turn them off. The levels will help to unlock more killer plant and more killer plants as you play on. Each have their unique defense capabilities which you will need to think, how to maximize your defense mechanism. Of course similarly for your enemies, you will get to fight more new forms of strange and interesting zombies.

Plants vs Zombies (PVZ) have some difference from the "similar" tower defense. That is why this game is a hit on desktop. Instead of the enemies coming from different directions, the map is created such that the enemies are always moving in same direction. The strategy of this game is managing your weapon lines. You need to ensure a well-protected patch of sunflowers to generate light, and also an array of different plants in each line. A good defense to fight off any type of enemy that comes by. The touch controls are perfectly designed to allow you to tap on a seed type from your menu and just jab where you want it to go. This allows for really rapid engagement, extremely useful for the later more chaotic levels. Added challenges come later when nighttime falls, drastically reducing your sunlight production; after that, you move to different locations around your house, each bringing new difficulties. It's also possible to pick up coins throughout the game which allow you to buy upgrades.

Plants vs Zombies is a fun game, loaded with fun and an utter humor in the iPhone touchscreen. For those who feel they are exhausted with tower defense games, the plants vs zombies may bring back some interest back. Everyone else should consider it a must have for their iphone or ipod.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Top iPAD App

My friend had just started a new blog called top ipad app and is meant to cover the latest on the app for the upcoming ipad device. He has working in this industry for the past couple of years so i am sure his blog will interesting to read for those who are interested in this market.

The blog is still new as there are currently one post on it. However, do expect more to come as news about the iPAD becomes more frequent. I expect the iPAD to be as successful as the iPhone so the number of apps sure be huge as well.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

iPhone Top Free Games 2009 by Apple

Apple has detailed the top free rated iPhone and iPod Touch games of 2009.

Top rated games on Apple's Best of 2009 chart:
01. Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor (Tiger Style)
02. Real Racing (Firemint)
03. Zenonia (Gamevil)
04. Ravensword: The Fallen King (Gameloft)
05. Earth vs. Moon Ep. 2: Enter The Perk Shop (Low Five Games)
06. Sally's Spa (Games Cafe)
07. Ragdoll Blaster (Backflip Studios)
08. Canabalt (Semi Secret Software)
09. Blades Of Fury (Gameloft)
10. Doom Classic (id Software)

01. Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor (Tiger Style)
YOU ARE A SPIDER. One day you discover an abandoned mansion. Who lived here, and why did they leave? In search of answers, you must adventure from room to room, building webs to trap insects, and uncovering secrets in every dark corner. Do you have what it takes to solve the Bryce family mystery?

02. Real Racing (Firemint) Race the way you want to, with five different game modes. Challenge friends in local multiplayer and leave them in your dust! Work your way up from rookie to world champion in Career mode. Slice off another split second in Time Trial and upload your personal best. Join an online league and battle your way through the ranks of players from all over the world to advance to the next division. Only got a minute? Get behind the wheel for a Quick Race.

Tear through forests, seaside circuits and burning deserts, with the roar of the engine and the sounds of an adoring crowd in your ears as you scream past! Beautiful track environments, carefully detailed cars and console quality 3D sound effects create the most exhilerating racing experience on the iPhoneTM.
If you can drive a real car, you can race in Firemint Real Racing. Intuitive controls take care of things under the hood just like an expert pit crew, while you focus on your racing line. Accurate surface variations including asphalt, grass, gravel and ripple-strips affect vehicle speed, responsiveness and handling. It’s the way racing games are meant to feel.

03. Zenonia (Gamevil)Play as the young warrior, Regret, as you set off to discover your path and solve the mystery of your father's death. Follow the path of good or evil as you make decisions that will alter destiny and uncover the secret of ZENONIA!
The spirit of Real Classic Action RPG. It has animate style characters and graphics;
Numerous quests following an epic storyline; Various skills with stylish effects.
There are hundreds of unique items for each character and innovative elements that reflect real life. Long play time (packed with over 40 hours of game-play)

Skill Tree System has 8 Active + 8 Passive skills and 1 ultimate skill for each character. 5 item classes (Normal, Magic, Rare, Unique, and Epic. There are Good-and-Evil decision tree with a different storyline depending on the path you choose. Day/Night cycle, Hunger & Weight System that reflects reality
Dynamic movements by double-tap dashing with optimized on screen D-Pad. You can enjoy automatic target facing and intuitive controls too.

iPhone Top Paid Games 2009 by Apple

Apple has detailed the top grossing and highest rated iPhone and iPod Touch games of 2009.

EA titles made numerous entries on the best sellers list, which was headed by The Sims 3, while Tiger Style’s Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor (co-created by Edge columnist Randy Smith) topped the list of highest rated games in Apple's Best of 2009 chart, reports Gamasutra.

App Store's best sellers:
01. The Sims 3 (EA Games)
02. The Oregon Trail (Gameloft)
03. Need For Speed Undercover (EA Games)
04. Madden NFL 10 (EA Games)
05. Tiger Woods PGA Tour (EA Games)
06. Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles (Gameloft)
07. Flight Control (Firemint)
08. Cooking Mama (Taito)
09. Civilization Revolution (2K Games)
10. Wheel Of Fortune (Sony Pictures)

01. The Sims 3 (EA Games) info
The freedom of The Sims™ 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief! Create over a million unique Sims and control their lives. Customize everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even the home of their dreams. Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around town and to meet other Sims in the neighborhood. Go online to download exclusive content and show off your own creations to the world. With all-new quick challenges and rewarding game play, The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to choose whether (or not!) to fulfill your Sims’ destinies and make their wishes come true.

02. The Oregon Trail (Gameloft)
This is a pioneering adventure game and now available on your cell phone in a side-scrolling adventure. From Independence, MI to the Wiliamette Valley in Oregon, build real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills as you choose your wagon party and supplies, read maps, plan your route, and guide your party through the unknown frontier. Survive the dangers of the long journey, from raging rivers and bear attacks to sickness and starvation, in the renowned historical adventure based on real decisions faced by the pioneers.

03. Need For Speed Undercover (EA Games)
Explode into a racing frenzy when you play NFSU from EA Mobile. Get behind the wheel of the world's #1 racing franchise, re-built from the tires-up just for your iPhone™ and iPod® touch. Take on cops in raging, realistic street battles as you corner and drift through fire and smoke at 150mph+. Drive the world's fastest, hottest cars through gnarly crash scenes enhanced with 3D graphics. Music keeps you pumped while you tear up the road in this action-packed adventure of hot pursuit and betrayal!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Apple iPad

Apple iPad is the new exciting brother of iPhone. iPad size and capabilities are enlarged model of the iPod Touch or iPhone. What are the iPad features? It comes with Safari, Mail,Photos, Videos, Youtube,iPod, iTunes, App Store, iBooks, Maps, Notes,Calendar, Contacts, Home Screen and Spotlight Search. Of course you can download more app from the app stores. Useful apps like iWorks, Notes, Pages and Numbers. This will become one powerful pc in a compact size. What are the differences between iPad and iPod/iPhone? One of the key iPad difference is the music playpack.

Technical Specifications

Size and weight
Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight: 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

* 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

* 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
* 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
* Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
* Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Wireless and cellular:
Wi-Fi model
* Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Wi-Fi + 3G model
* UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
* GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
* Data only2
* Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

* 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive

Audio playback:
* Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
* Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
* User-configurable maximum volume limit

Input and output:
* 30-pin dock connector
* 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
* Built-in speaker
* Microphone
* SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

Battery and power:

* Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
* Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
* Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

iPhone have already overtake Nokia as the top mobile seller. Will iPad do the same to Kindle? Lets wait and see when iPad is launch. What will you chose? Netbook vs iPad? Kindle vs iPad? or iPod vs iPad?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

iPhone Aera

The iPhone Game Aera is a mix of side-scroller and flight simulator. Aera is played in a real 3D environment. In Aera, the player gets to control the throttle and pitch of your plane. In addition, there are some "Special" moves. You may think this is just another simple game, but it is not that easy. It has the ability to produce advanced physics simulation that one can perform very stunts. It will take good precise practices and effort to master this 3D simulator. Having to practice complex moves, you can use different tactics to complete each game higher mission. As you play through Aera, you get to upgrade to faster and more powerful airplanes, get better weapons, and face more challenging opponents.

This is my Aera Review. Aera is a great 3D flight simulator that will exhilarate you with flight. Using the 20th century period of early flight, this is a game that thrills with brightly liveried biplanes, red barons as much as flight tactics.

Aera give you a feeling of pure flight. It lets you feel like a raw flying like a car driver driving a rally car. You will face challenges by those first days of flight.

For starters, the Aera can play in 2D. While the graphics are gorgeously rendered in 3D and the camera swoops around your craft at certain discrete points, you're essentially fixed to a single plane (the other kind).

One can set the throttle with the toggle on the left side of the screen, the plane accelerating from left to right. the Aera controls are quite sensitive, a slight movement can sent your plane to climb up high. A flick of your iPhone will flip your plane 180 degrees, like a vertical u-turn.

In addition to the linear flying of Aera, there is a boost bar that acts like a NOS. Touching this will blast the plane forward like a rocket. This is an important Aera move for loops, as your little machine chugs and splutters realistically during extended climbs and often needs an extra kick to keep it moving.

Three levels: Solo, Dog Fight and Race. Solo is flying through hoops popping balloons along the way. Dog Fight allows you to take on a number of opponents in aerial combat. Finally the Race let you dash between two points and avoiding mines.

Dog Fight varies the pace beautifully and shows off the flexibility of the flight mechanics. You have access to a machine gun and limited missiles, but the real joy is ducking and diving in order to outfox your opponents and bring them into your sights.

The Campaign mode is so linear, particularly as the general difficulty level is pitched high. There are some commendable features that ease the frustration. There is a limited number of lives in Solo mode but the game rewinds your fateful final few seconds, allowing you to correct your mistake.

To combat disorientation with all the swooping and looping going on, the game features an arrow system that points the way to the next goal. There's also the option to fix the camera to your plane by touching the bottom left of the screen, which ensures that that one is always the right-side up.

Where can you buy the Aera? Get iPhone and buy it in iTunes. More iPhone games for us! Aera can be played on iPhone OS 3.0 onwards. Currently on sale for $0.99 only. You can follow Aera news on Twitter too!

Monday, January 4, 2010

iPhone Command & Conquer Red Alert

Command and Conquer in iPhone? I will never think about it. In this iPhone version of command & conquer, it is not a lousy "fake" like RTS. In fact you be surprised by the similarities in the real PC game. Prior my review, let me share with you the background of this famous game.

Command & Conquer Red Alert Background
This is a real-time strategy about 15 years ago and was very successful despite the era of first-person action games. Although there are many hots games like doom, yet this game was unique and proven with lots of sales and fans.

Command & Conquer (C&C) Red Alert was developed by Westwood Studios. They have also created my favourite game - Dune II another real-time strategy category. During this period, Command & Conquer and Blizzard's Warcraft II has very good achievement. Of course Red Alert was the champion and you can find most gamers playing it. The storyline comes about this Albert Einstein was trying to travel back time to assassinate Hitler so that he will never come to power and start the war. The plan works, and with Hitler out of the picture, Nazi Germany never materializes. But unfortunately, the Red Menace does, with Russia's Stalin turning a burgeoning war machine towards the West, raining destruction and terror on those unfortunate enough to find themselves standing in his way.

The game play allows you to play either side: the Allied or Soviet side. The Allied players prowess are on stealth and surprise while the Soviets will prowess are on pure force. For those who love violence and killing, Soviets will be a good side to start with. Killing and destroying is the way to go. The Allied side can be quite difficult especially you are started with few units to complete the mission. Worse of all, you are not suppose to be sighted by the enemies.

What is so special about this game talking about changes in the future and having 2 sides of the game? I will say that it was the well balanced design of the games and the richness of the game. The variety of forces and structures is unmatched, providing players with an almost unlimited palette with which to paint their strategic strokes. Better yet, the units of the two opposing sides aren't mere copies of each other, but instead maintain a nice balance. Some examples like the Allies' Destroyer, which can relentlessly attack land, sea, and air units from long distances. This is countered by the Soviet MiG, which packs a powerful punch and is absolutely devastating in numbers. The Allies' Medic, who can literally restore life to the foot units, and is matched by the Soviet's brutal Attack Dogs which can kill a half dozen troops in matter of seconds. This gives Red Alert a level of depth and complexity that will keep players occupied for months on end.

Another great feature about this command and conquer red alert is the design of the game. There are forty over levels which are well balanced between long, drawn out wars of building and attrition, and short intense bursts of behind-the-lines conflict, convoy protection, and hostage rescue. Most of the levels are fair. The game itself is not too brain squeezing that you will be stuck solving puzzles. The game play does not need massive army to clear the stages. Just a well mixed of troops and intelligent strategy is required.

Lastly Red Alert includes an important feature which is the multiplayer option. Have the capability and compatibility with just about every type of network protocol, this game was a great hit during that period. I was playing in Lan shops Red Alert during those times.

iPhone Command & Conquer Red Alert
Lets talk about the iPhone version. You will get the same capabilites of controlling same units on both side infantry, tanks, and aircraft; and with simple gestures and finger taps catered for iPhone.

Real-time strategy games work great on consoles and computers. You need lots of quick movement and able to move around the world easily. This will need good control and that where i was surprise to see it in iPhone. (Click to see iPhone C&C Red Alert Preview Video) Just a touch screen and how to squeeze in the controls inside. You can pan around the map with a single finger, and everything loads smoothly. Gameplay was surprisingly smooth despite the size of the maps and "3D" graphics. You can pinch to zoom, which also works perfectly when i tried. A same miniature map allows quick navigation. You can easily select units by tapping on them; to select all identical units, you double-tap on any one of them. And a useful “Select All” icon lets you grab everybody. Manipulating your troops is similarly straightforward: Once they’re selected, simply tap where you want them to go, or on the enemies you’d like to attack.

Both the graphics and the music are great as the good old game. The graphics are 3D and relatively detailed for a iPhone especially with the tight space to work with. I will say that to be able to squeeze all the actions, interface elements and gameplay on the same screen, this is a great feat. This is consider a great breakthrough for games developers for us and i look forward to more complex games made for iPhone.

Command & Conquer Red Alert can be purchased from itunes apple for iphone. For the PC version, you can buy C&C games from amazon, walmart and near games retail shops. For secondhand PC games, you may buy from your friends, ebay and secondhand shops.