Here are a couple of recently released games that might appeal to a specific audience niche:

RC Heli

RC Helicoptor fans may want to consider RC Heli which just came out yesterday. Multi-touch controls to control your helicopter around a house. The game offers free fly mode, race mode, and 3 camera views. Early reactions in our forums.

App Store Link: RC Heli, $0.99

HIARCS Chess

708154Described to be the strongest chess program on Palm and Pocket PC devices, it's also said to be the only handheld chess program in the world which has won Grandmaster tournaments. Serious chess gamers looking for a challenge will certainly want to consider this option.

The game is also said to be suitable for beginners as well, and includes adjustable playing levels, hints, and more.

In our discussion thread there is some debate about the strongest chess application for the iPhone, and it seems the free Glaurung Chess [Free] is a solid option as well. One blogger is going through the trouble of pitting iPhone chess programs against each other. His first round between HIARCS vs Glaurung, gave HIARCS the advantage.

App Store Link: HIARCS, $9.99

  • Charliewayz

    Rc Heli looks good..Im gonna check it out!!!!

  • Charliewayz

    Rc Heli looks good..Im gonna check it out!!!!

  • Fix

    RC Heli looks ok, but why does the heli shake so much?
    I had on of those and they did not shake like that.
    If ure RC heli (in real life) shakes that much, it needs
    ajusting :p. So my point is why did they put that in the game?

  • Fix

    RC Heli looks ok, but why does the heli shake so much?
    I had on of those and they did not shake like that.
    If ure RC heli (in real life) shakes that much, it needs
    ajusting :p. So my point is why did they put that in the game?

  • http://www.busmanwhistles.com Brewerpaul

    After totally crashing a real R/C heli, I decided to give this a try on my 2G Touch.
    When I first started the game I clicked on the tutorial. I got distracted while reading the first screen of the instructions and when I looked back, the game had closed. Tried again with the same results. Finally, I turned the Touch totally off, rebooted, and this time it worked fine.
    I haven't had a lot of time to play, but the game looks like fun. Bit of a learning curve to master,but easier than a real heli :-). I usually don't have time to get involved in games, so I'll probably spend most of that time in free flight mode, without bothering to rush around collecting "coins". Seems well worth the $.99 I spent on it.

  • http://www.busmanwhistles.com Brewerpaul

    After totally crashing a real R/C heli, I decided to give this a try on my 2G Touch.
    When I first started the game I clicked on the tutorial. I got distracted while reading the first screen of the instructions and when I looked back, the game had closed. Tried again with the same results. Finally, I turned the Touch totally off, rebooted, and this time it worked fine.
    I haven't had a lot of time to play, but the game looks like fun. Bit of a learning curve to master,but easier than a real heli :-). I usually don't have time to get involved in games, so I'll probably spend most of that time in free flight mode, without bothering to rush around collecting "coins". Seems well worth the $.99 I spent on it.

  • http://www.ethervision.net Randall Cross

    Hey all,

    Thanks for the comments. We actually put the shake in on purpose to simulate a rougher feel. That said, you have all spoken. "The shake is not preferred" We are taking it out and testing update as we speak.

    We'll post to the RC heli Forums as soon as Version 1.01 approved. In the mean time, here is a link to our micro site: http://www.rcheli-sim.com

    Thanks again for your feedback.

    -Randall

  • http://www.ethervision.net Randall Cross

    Hey all,

    Thanks for the comments. We actually put the shake in on purpose to simulate a rougher feel. That said, you have all spoken. "The shake is not preferred" We are taking it out and testing update as we speak.

    We'll post to the RC heli Forums as soon as Version 1.01 approved. In the mean time, here is a link to our micro site: http://www.rcheli-sim.com

    Thanks again for your feedback.

    -Randall