• Author arn
  • Posted On2008-10-15 09:02:46
  • News

Unfortunately, we don't have time to review every new release that appears in the App Store, but here are a few new releases that we thought were worth a look (along with part of their App Store descriptions):

Nanosaur 2 ($3.99)

In Nanosaur 2 you pilot a flying dinosaur from the future who is equipped with massive firepower! Your goal is to find and retrieve the missing dinosaur eggs, and to do that you'll have to blow up a whole lotta stuff! You'll battle other Nanosaurs and their defense systems, and collect powerups which give you a large array of weaponry ranging from heat seeking missiles to cluster bombs.

Nanosaur 2 was originally a Mac game which is still available as a downloadable demo.

Loot Wars ($1.99)

Loot Wars is a multiplayer online item collection game. Players can scavenge, trade, or fight each other to win possession of a host of interesting items. Loot ranges from the fantastic Elven Dagger, fanciful Reading Glasses, awesome Stealth Fighter, everyday Laptop, to delicious Fish and Chips.

Trying to fill the casual multi-player niche.

Urban Tycoon ($1.99)

Urban Tycoon puts the city in your hands.. literally! Pinch and swipe your way through your city. The goal of Urban Tycoon is to build a financially flourishing metropolis that's environmentally safe and low on crime. As an urban tycoon you will have complete control of your urban area's budget... so spend it wisely.

We previously posted a teaser video for Urban Tycoon which hopes to attract Sims fans.

Hooked: Pocket Fishing ($0.99)

Hooked: Pocket Fishing is the first completely interactive fishing experience for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Hooked: Pocket Fishing simulates casting, reeling, setting the line, changing your reel rate to compensate for the fish's behavior, and managing your equipment for the best chances at catching a fish.

Forum members have already been recommending this fishing game which has now been dropped to $0.99.

  • http://www.jsayreallen.com Jonathan Allen

    Any word on whether Pangea has implemented a better saving feature than in Bugdom?

  • Dżony

    Nanosaur 2 i really g8. Pangea rules!

  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    No, I'm afraid they haven't implemented a better save system than Bugdom, according to a post on the forum. And no, I'm afraid Pangea don't 'rule'. Bugdom became a lesson in frustration due to control and lack of save option during a level, and I have been put off buying any more of their apps because of this.
    Now I hear Nanosaur's levels can take just as long and, yet again, the player can't save until the level is complete. Stupidity for an app that's played on a mobile device.

  • johann

    I think that a lot of non-gamers are getting frustrated with non casual games that pangea is putting out. I for one am excited about them. I loved bugdom2 and am loving nanosaur2. Yes the save feature is lacking on both, and control is difficult on bugdom, but I was still able to beat the entire game in a couple of days and most importantly it is the only truly FULL game out there. I just play at night when I have a few hours to spend. I enjoy the difficulty level and the challenge. The developer should put in an autosave but I'm tired of hearing terrible reviews for truly the best games out there, just because of a saving oversight. Treat it like a true console game and put some time into enjoying how good it is instead of writing it off completely due to one flaw.

  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    "Treat it like a true console game and put some time into enjoying how good it is instead of writing it off completely due to one flaw."

    Why not? I removed Bugdom from my Touch because of the same flaw. If I don't want to play Bugdom because of that flaw, then I will be the same with Nanosaur. I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but I am entitled to express my opinion.

    And while we're at it, why do people keep thinking the people who moan about the lack of saves are casual gamers? I could be a hard-core gamer and still want the saves in the game, because I do tend to play my games when I am out and about- it is a mobile device after all.

  • http://www James

    @Barry

    Stop complaining! Pangea has created some of the very best iPhone titles this far, and yes, Bugdon 2 and Nanosaur are two of them! I would really like to see you do better, lots of people do not appreciate how much work developers put into games, and how little benefit a few of then make (Not Panvea haha).

    For the time being, look at iPhone games as what get are: Cell Phone games, and nothing more.

  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    "Stop complaining! Pangea has created some of the very best iPhone titles this far, and yes, Bugdon 2 and Nanosaur are two of them! I would really like to see you do better"

    I've had my say and was quite prepared to leave it at that. Surely we are all entitled to an opinion, and on here are entitled to express that opinion. If I want to complain because I bought a game I had a problem with, then that's my right to do so. You like the games and that's fine. You don't see me trying to persuade you to NOT like them do you?
    And what's this about me doing better? I am not a game developer, and never pretended to be.

  • Anna

    I have Bugdom 2 but have only played it a few times for a few reasons. I usually am playing when I am out and about and have a minutes...this game is clearly not for this reason, so I have stopped playing it at those times. When I do have more time to play, it seems that I get a phone call and then when I get off, the game has restarted. To me this is a major flaw when something is a mobile device! Pretty much every game that I have on my iphone goes back to where I was either right after I hang up, or the next time I go into the game. I agree with others in that this major flaw will keep me from purchasing other Pangea games until they fix this.

  • James

    @Barry

    My point is, We should all keep the bad things to ourselves and enjoy the good ones as much as possible.

  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    "My point is, We should all keep the bad things to ourselves and enjoy the good ones as much as possible."

    So what you're saying is when people review games, they should only mention the good things and not the bad, right?

  • Bigbrother-esrb

    yeah Berry, join us and have no say if you like a game or not.... Join us....join us

  • samiaame

    Maybe the person telling you to stop complaining should take their own advice and stop complaining about you are doing (and embarrassing themselves in the process).

  • Bigbrother-esrb

    Yeah Jame stop trying to control people and stuff. So not cool. Desu desu desu desu desu oh lawdy pardon me