You can go to the App Store today and buy hundreds of games for your iPhone. And although we’ve had a few console games make their way to our pockets (Sonic the Hedgehog and the Grand Theft Auto series come to mind), there are still some juggernauts that have yet to make their appearance. Our favorite Italian plumber comes to mind, but so do a lot of other characters from the Nintendo universe.
So how do you feel about console games and the iPad? Do you think we should have more of them, or do you like having your games be iOS exclusive? Let us know in the poll to the right!
Nintendo fans still yearn for the day when their favorite titles will finally grace the screens of their phones. Until then, Nintendo-loving developers have created many clones to titles like Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros or The Legend of Zelda. Of course, some of these clones are somewhat decent, and some quite are bad.
Last week, during our normal Game Friday Roundup post, Marius mentioned Swordigo and said, “The fluid, 2.5D environment is gorgeously rendered in a colourful art style, and the controls are unobtrusive as you plumb the depths of dungeons and best your foes.” I remember stuttering when I read “2.5D,” but after looking at the screenshots I got the gist of what he was talking about and continued about my normal activities.
But then the next day, my wife comes into my office and says, “Have you played Swordigo? If not, you should do a review on it. It’s awesome.” After a brief download, I found myself tapping away on my iPhone’s glass, ready to head off on another quest. But would I come back with treasures beyond compare or just a bad case of sword rash? Let’s find out. (more…)
Once upon a time, back when every kid knew what TMNT stood for, a large portion of my life was devoted to my beloved Nintendo Entertainment System, and subsequently my SNES. These two consoles and several boxes full of games provided a never-ending stream of mind-numbing TV time that many parents today would never dream of allowing their kids to engage in.
These days I have almost zero time for console gaming (I’ve barely finished a single game since Ocarina of Time), but since gaming was such a major part of my childhood, I can’t help but get all excited when retro games from this time period are reborn on the gadget that I spend most of my time on these days.
Whether the the next iPhone arrives this summer as always or is pushed back to Fall, you can bet that there will be enough fancy new features to make us all hate our currently beloved iPhone 4′s.
However, there are at least three popular feature rumors that shouldn’t be taken seriously. Each of the supposedly possible iPhone 5 features we’ll discuss today arises from a fundamental misunderstanding of Apple as a company. We’ll go through why Jobs and the boys in Cupertino simply aren’t interested in bringing these features to the iPhone or even the iPad.
Once upon a time, we didn’t all have web-connected wonder devices in our pockets to provide us with endless entertainment. Strangely enough, I spent a good portion of my childhood outside engaging in physical activity! An antiquated practice to be sure. When my parents did allow me to come indoors, it was game time. My two brothers and I loved playing board games, card games and of course, our original Nintendo Entertainment System.
Many of the games that I enjoyed as a child have been re-imagined and brought to life on the single device that keeps me occupied these days: my iPhone. Today we’ll take a nostalgic stroll down memory lane to see what classic games have made their way to iOS.
Today we’re pitting Nintendo and Sony, the former kings of mobile gaming, against the completely unexpected force that has taken this industry by storm: multitouch phones, music players and tablets.
Twenty years ago, as we all awed at the amazing experience provided to us by our original Gameboys, no one ever predicted that the future of gaming would lie in a phone. In fact, the idea would’ve seemed downright nonsensical at the time.
What we want to know is whether or not you think these fancy all-in-one app-centric multitouch devices really provided a gaming experience that’s on par with dedicated gaming devices like the DS and PSP.
Is the incredibly vast offering of iPhone games enough to pull you away from Nintendo and Playstation or are the iOS games shallow in comparison to the rich offerings on other systems?
Cast your vote one the right and leave a comment below telling us your thoughts.