Tag Archives: Game

News: Hudson iPhone lineup: Military Madness NN, Aqua Forest 2, more

Hudson Soft has released details of its fall lineup of games for the iPhone and iPod touch. The company will be offering four new titles in the fall, including a sequel to the well-received Aqua Forest. Knights of the Phantom Castle is a hybrid strategy and action RPG game offering deep character customization including the forging of new weapons and development of new abilities, touch-screen controls, and numerous strategy decisions for the player…

Backstage: Praise for In-App Purchasing Done (Mostly) Right: Ramp Champ

Earlier today, we reviewed Ramp Champ, a game by The Iconfactory that applies a new coat of gloss to the old skee-ball genre by replacing skee-ball’s plain circular targets with elaborately drawn artwork, then adding themed music and sound effects for added atmosphere. The $2 title ships with four different backdrops, a ticket-based reward system, and a number of charming little elements that will hook many players; it’s not the best-controlled…

Review: Namco Pac-Man Remix

Not surprisingly, the core of Pac-Man Remix is a familiar game: you control a little yellow globe who runs through 2-D mazes eating dots, alternating between chasing and running away from ghosts. Power pellets transform the ghosts from one-touch killers into vulnerable blue targets that can be eaten as easily as the dots; pieces of fruit appear in the mazes for bonus points. You progress through 30 stages in order, in clusters of five similarly-themed…

News: Gameloft reveals NFL 2010, Modern Combat FPS

Gameloft has unveiled two upcoming games for the iPhone and iPod touch: NFL 2010, and the first-person shooter Modern Combat: Sandstorm. NFL 2010 will offer a “full football simulation,” on-screen controls, and full NFL team rosters. Pricing has yet to be set, but the company hopes to release the game on the App Store by the end of the month. Even less is known about Modern Combat: Sandstorm, which debuted on YouTube with a video description…

iPhone apps: Lifeboat, Attagolo, Arcade Park

Lifeboat ($1) is a game where players must rescue passengers on a sinking ship. The game is played by tilting the device back and forth to rock the ship and guide passengers towards the lifeboats. If any passengers fall into the water players must tap on them to save them from drowning or becoming shark bait. As the game progresses players can unlock different upgrades including quicker controls, …



Backstage: Meta: On Submitting Apps & Games to iLounge For Possible Coverage

Since 2001, iLounge has reviewed literally thousands of accessories, games, and applications for the iPod and iPhone, and these days, we see so many application- and game-related e-mails in a given week that we wanted to help streamline the process for developers who are interested in submitting software for coverage. We’ve decided to do this because we realize that many small developers have little experience in communicating with the press…

Resident Evil 4 debuts for iPhone

Capcom has released an iPhone version of Resident Evil 4, a survival horror title originally released for the GameCube in 2005. Players assume the role of Leon Kennedy, an agent sent to Europe to rescue the US president’s daughter. In the process Leon confronts a dangerous religious cult, fending it off with an arsenal of weapons.The game is rendered in real-time 3D, and uses an interface simila…



iPhone apps: Sea Captain, Years, WritePad Pro

Sea Captain ($1) is a game where players must guide ships into their respective ports. As the colored ships move onto the screen players must draw a path into the appropriate dock and ensure that ships do not collide along the way. Sea Captain includes three different levels, New England, the Arctic, and the Caribbean Sea, each which contains both a day and night variant.
Years ($1) consists of …