Yesterday we took a first look at two particularly promising Gameloft games Real Tennis 2009 and Castle of Magic. While we posted the developer's trailer videos, without seeing them played in hand they never quite capture the feel of the game. So, here are a couple of hands on videos we recorded.

This first video is of Gameloft's upcoming side-scroller Castle of Magic which looks and feels like a console-quality platformer on the iPhone. This video shows a Gameloft representative playing through one of the levels. The beautiful graphics, variety in level design and extra little flourishes really impressed us:

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Now this next video is where I try my hand at Real Tennis 2009. Now, I do manage to lose every point, but to be fair, it was one of my first times playing and I was just getting used to the controls. That said, I did spend a little more time and found the game to be fun and controls pretty solid. Note that swipes can be used to produce different strokes such as lobs, slices, drop shots and more.

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Both games will be priced at $5.99 and are expected this month.

  • SalsaMD

    All due respects Arn. You got whooped in that tennis match!!!!

  • SalsaMD

    All due respects Arn. You got whooped in that tennis match!!!!

  • SalsaMD

    You got whooped in that tennis match!!!! All due respects Arn. : )

    • Dave

      I actually LOL when you tilted the iphone all the way up after the second time you faulted your serve into the net as if to say "There must be something wrong with this iphone because I can't be that bad!" :)

      Thanks for the preview. It looks good, not sure how playable it is yet. I had the same problem with Real Soccer. I know a lot of people loved it but I could never get the controls down well enough to enjoy it.

      Dave

  • SalsaMD

    You got whooped in that tennis match!!!! All due respects Arn. : )

    • Dave

      I actually LOL when you tilted the iphone all the way up after the second time you faulted your serve into the net as if to say "There must be something wrong with this iphone because I can't be that bad!" :)

      Thanks for the preview. It looks good, not sure how playable it is yet. I had the same problem with Real Soccer. I know a lot of people loved it but I could never get the controls down well enough to enjoy it.

      Dave

  • http://www.f1archives.com Gregz0r

    There's something about Gameloft's games, where there always seems to a slight reduction in the framerates.

  • http://www.f1archives.com Gregz0r

    There's something about Gameloft's games, where there always seems to a slight reduction in the framerates.

  • timo2000

    I think both of these games are amazing and are must haves for me. Castle of Magic looks to be a super high quality side scroller. While Real Tennis looks like it's going to take the place of Touch Sport Tennis on my iPhone.

  • timo2000

    I think both of these games are amazing and are must haves for me. Castle of Magic looks to be a super high quality side scroller. While Real Tennis looks like it's going to take the place of Touch Sport Tennis on my iPhone.

  • Mystic

    FYI, you should stay BEHIND the base line in tennis. lol

  • Mystic

    FYI, you should stay BEHIND the base line in tennis. lol

  • azentropy

    yeah, either play behind the baseline or get your butt up to the net!

    Looks good...

  • azentropy

    yeah, either play behind the baseline or get your butt up to the net!

    Looks good...

  • sf49lu

    I'm liking real tennis even more...it takes into account how you are positioned when hitting the ball so you can get jammed. This requires much more skill than touchsports tennis. Can't wait

  • sf49lu

    I'm liking real tennis even more...it takes into account how you are positioned when hitting the ball so you can get jammed. This requires much more skill than touchsports tennis. Can't wait

  • Bruno

    arn, my man.....

    Let's play tennis for money?

    • SalsaMD

      yeah, he did get whooped ; )

  • Bruno

    arn, my man.....

    Let's play tennis for money?

    • SalsaMD

      yeah, he did get whooped ; )

  • Mark

    I'm REALLY looking forward to this one...but one thing I have noticed with gameloft though, is that their graphics always seem more pixelated than other games.. i dont know how they do it but their games are always full of jagged edges everywhere... which makes their games not as nice looking as some other ones out there

  • Mark

    I'm REALLY looking forward to this one...but one thing I have noticed with gameloft though, is that their graphics always seem more pixelated than other games.. i dont know how they do it but their games are always full of jagged edges everywhere... which makes their games not as nice looking as some other ones out there