Posted on 05 June 2009
I was poking around the iTunes AppStore this week and took a $.99 chance on a recently launched game from FDG Entertainment called Parachute Panic.
This fun casual game requires you to successfully land a host of parachutists into passing boats while trying to avoid obstacles such as helicopters, U.F.O´s, sharks and thunder clouds.
The game play is reminiscent of the vintage Nintendo Game & Watch handheld parachute game that I used to love to play back in the early 80′s.
The game has very cool hand drawn graphics, smooth animations, catchy music and awesome sound effects. The game has been getting good reviews in the App Store and I have to agree – it is very well done and lots of fun.
Check out a video of the game here.
The only slightly negative comment I will make is that this game is not easy. It takes a little while to get used to the controls and even after mastering the techniques, the action picks up fast and furious. My 7 year old lost interest pretty quickly as it was too hard, but personally, I love the game, and for a buck it’s well worth it. Click here to get it now.
Posted on 18 May 2009
My wife and I both have iPhones and this weekend she was mentioning that she has yet to find a game that she “just loves to play”. Now, to be fair, she doesn’t have a lot of time to surf through the thousands of games in the App Store but I have found quite a few that she likes, just none that she is addicted too.
Well, I may have found one tonight in Bed Bugs. Developed by Igloo Games Bed Bugs is highly addictive and very fun. You play the role of a sleepwalker who climbs out of bed and is bombarded by all different types of Bed Bugs that are doing their best to wake him up. At each level (I made it through 9) a new Bed Bug is introduced and each of them have to be handled differently.
Some you can’t touch. Others you have to touch multiple times and in the latest level, some you touch once but you better not touch them again.
The game starts out pretty easy but gets progressively more difficult as the new Bed Bugs get introduced and you have to keep your fingers moving to keep your Sleepwalker asleep.
This is a game that is simply perfect for the iPhone and iPod touch and everything about the game is done extremely well: the sound, the graphics, the controls and the game concept are fantastic.
This is Igloo’s second iPhone game. Dizzy Bee was the first and although I have personally not played it, it has gotten tremendous reviews so it’s no surprise that these guys have nailed it again with Bed Bugs.
This is a game for all ages and I’m excited to show my kids this one as well. It is currently selling for $1.99 in iTunes and I highly recommend downloading it now.
Posted on 13 May 2009
The folks at Sonic Boom recently released their latest iPhone game – iZombie: Death March
I downloaded the game last night and had a great time killing lots and lots of Zombies. The game is very straight forward – you play as a lone gunman surrounded by Zombies who come at you from every angle. Simply touch the screen where you want to shoot and “pow!” the Zombies go down.
There are 6 missions or chapters to choose from:
1. Point Blank
And in each chapter you can choose from four different difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, Death Wish or Nightmare. As the descriptions indicate, the chapters get increasingly more difficult.
I played all 6 chapters and mixed in varying difficulty levels. My personal favorite (pictured) is Runaway where you are in the back of a pick-up truck gunning down Zombies while trying to drive away from some crazy monster chasing you down the highway.
The game is also made more interesting with the clever storyline that is displayed between chapters. There are some great quotes in here including my favorite:
“Time flies when you have a gun.”
There must be something weird going on in the Zombie space because between this game and Popcap’s new PC game “Plants vs Zombies” I’ve been spending too much time killing zombies, but boy, is it fun.
SonicBoom is offering iZombie Death March for an introductory price of $1.99 through iTunes. The game is very well done and it’s a fun diversion for 5 minutes or longer. I highly recommend downloading this title and don’t be surprised if you find yourself groaning BRAAAAAAINS!! every now and again after playing it.