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TNNS is another new take on an old gaming idea, one of the oldest in fact. It’s hard after all these years to take a great standby like Pong and breathe fresh life into it, but that’s what TNNS is trying to do. The graphics and soundtrack are up-to-date, and the gameplay is exciting and addictive. But for TNNS, an arcade game with undeniable similarities to the oldest video game ever, is that enough to create something original and interesting? (more…)

The days where I used to visit arcades over and over again to get my gaming thrills may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean the thrills themselves have left. These iOS apps translate the arcade experience to the palm of your hand and even offer new, potentially more exiting games, too.

In this roundup, I’m going to highlight 11 apps that are arcade essentials. I use that term loosely, but for an arcade lover such as myself, I find these games impossible to be without. (more…)

The best arcade games aren’t just challenging or visually stimulating — they tell a story. Bumpy Road is an arcade game that harnesses the arcade game trifecta: It’s challenging; it’s (very) visually appealing; and it has a story element with charming characters.

In the game, you guide an older couple (the game creators describe the pair as “a couple in their autumn years”) as they take a drive, and it’s your job to safely maneuver them through each course, helping them to collect memoriesto tell the story of their past. Ready to turn back time? Click “more” to put the pedal to the metal. (more…)

Get ready to run — a new game is in town and your only escape from the police is to run. A lot. Well, at least enough to reach some of the top spots on the App Store charts. That game is Subway Surfers. Learn what makes it so great right after the jump. (more…)

Some of you may remember 1992. It was a more whimsical time when arcades were still around (although not heavily used) and consoles ruled the gaming world. Back then, I was a comic book collector and one of my favorite titles was The Uncanny X-Men, a Marvel brand that’s since been turned into movies, TV shows and everything in between.

In those times we all were waiting anxiously for an X-Men video game to show up on the consoles or in the arcades, and finally it was here. X-Men became a big hit in my town, and I remember spending many an hour slapping joysticks trying to go further and further in the game. But now that it’s available for the iPhone, is it worth the purchase? Does it stand up to the test of time? Let’s find out.


Looking for a new adventure to keep your iPhone or iPod Touch fun?  Look no further than Iconfactory’s Astronut.  While this game isn’t an absolute newcomer to the App Store, it’s such a fun and unique game that we couldn’t pass it up

Iconfactory has a long history of popular Mac and iOS apps, including IconBuilder, CandyBar, Ramp Champ, and more.  Astronut, their latest app, is a surprisingly fun arcade-style game that takes the genre to a whole new level.  In this game, you guide your astronut through a universe full of dangerous planets, aliens, and more by jumping from planet to planet.  Best of all, it’s free for the first 4 levels!  Let’s dive in and take a look at this game before you head over to the App Store to install it!


The original Star Wars film may have been released over 30 years ago, but the Star Wars universe is still going strong. A good example of this is the wide variety of Star Wars-themed games available in the App Store today.

One of the latest releases is Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner, and it takes all of the fun of the movies and puts you right in the middle of it all. But is it worth the money? Hit the jump to find out.


Welcome to another edition of iPhone Game Friday. This week the iPhone game market has been dominated by the release of “Grand Theft Auto: China Town Wars” and we will have a full review of this game coming next week (sneak preview: It’s fantastic!)

This week sees the continuation of our themed roundups, focusing on apps that fall into the ‘Arcade’ category of games. Again we will try and bring you a brief introduction into five great games, from the delightful Rat on a Scooter to the promising Goals! Pro.