iPhone Game Friday: New Releases

Already rapidly pushing through April and on to the summer, Game Friday is back for another roundup of New Releases. Instantly grabbing most of the headlines this week was the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, however we will also be looking at a number of other games including Hockey Nations 2010 and Wiki Hunt among others.

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Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

Eagerly anticipated by any Tony Hawk fan was the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 to the iPhone last week. For those of you who remember playing this console classic, the iPhone version should seem instantly familiar as it uses the same maps as the original.

With 12 featured pros and 13 different environments to skate round, there are a lot of challenges to complete, tricks to perfect and money to be earned to buy new boards and moves. The control system features either the classic Hawk configuration, or you can make use of the iPhone’s accelerometer for a different challenge. Great fun, great memories!

Price: $9.99
Developer: Activision 
Download: App Store

Hockey Nations

Hockey Nations

Hockey Nations 2010

I speak for all hockey fans when I say that we haven’t had a proper game on the iPhone that is actually remotely comparable to any of the console games around at the moment. Hockey Nations 2010 is the first game that actually tries to tackle the genre and comes away with a pretty enjoyable game.

Featuring 14 international teams and a number of game modes including Go For Gold, World League and Shoot Out, the game play is fast and frenetic and a good indication of what hockey could be like on the iPhone. There are a few bugs, meaning it’s a bit too easy to score, but updates are planned which should start to fix these problems.

Price: $3.99 (Introductory Price)
Developer: Distinctive Developments 
Download: App Store

Money Jigsaw

Money Jigsaw

Claude Monet Jigsaw Puzzles

Something a little different is the Claude Monet Jigsaw Puzzles app, featuring 40 of Monet’s masterpieces in jigsaw form. There are 3 different levels for each puzzle of 28, 54 and 70 pieces along with a gallery and biography of Monet.

While it may not be to everyone’s tastes, those with a passion for art will love the picture gallery showcasing some of the artist’s greatest work.

Price: FREE
Developer: ADS Software Group 
Download: App Store

Wiki Hunt

Wiki Hunt

Wiki Hunt

I take my hat off to Dan Hassin, creator of one of the most innovative games on the iPhone. Using nothing more than the Wikipedia website, the aim of the game is to find the shortest route between two given articles. You can either have a go at the ones the game suggests, or create your own.

Upon completion you can share the results with your friends and challenge them to beat your score and, if you get stuck, Wiki Hunt can calculate the solution. A great little app to pass the time and challenge your thinking.

Price: $.99
Developer: Dan Hassin 
Download: App Store

Vampire Origins

Vampire Origins

Vampire Origins

Creepy survival horror game Vampire Origins pits you as Vincent the Vampire Hunter against the legions of the undead. Taking Vincent through one of two different game modes you must take on the vampire hordes in order to get revenge for the murder of your bride.

There are 4 different weapons to master and some really beautiful graphics, however there is one complaint in that the game is a little short, with the main story coming in at just over 3 hours of gameplay. Survival Mode should keep you going though and there aren’t many other games with graphics this good in this genre.

Price: $6.99
Developer: Chillingo
Download: App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

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