I never really was able to get in to Touchgrind [$4.99] because of how zoomed in the camera needed to be to provide a good playing surface on the iPhone and iPod touch. Back before anyone knew the iPad even existed they released a video of the game running on a huge multi-touch surface, and ever since then I've wanted to play the game on a much larger screen.

Anyone with an iPad will be able to enjoy playing the game like this tomorrow with Touchgrind HD [$7.99], and it even includes a two player split screen mode.


Similar to the video of Touchgrind on a huge display, they also released a video of Labyrinth 2 [$4.99 / Free] being played on a 24" LCD with a PlayStation 3 controller taped to the back to capture the tilt controls. Labyrinth 2 is a game we absolutely loved in our review, and I only expect Labyrinth 2 HD [$7.99 / Free] to be even more fun on the big screen of the iPad.


Of course we haven't actually been able to try these two games yet, but both of them are already in my iTunes library ready to be loaded as soon as I get home with my iPad tomorrow.

App Store Links:

  • kalel39

    I know its the hype leading up to an underwhelming product release, but I hope this site can get back to reviewing iphone games rather than focusing on ipad game re-releases.

    • Rachel

      Agree

    • swarmster

      I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure there are more games being released for the iPad launch tomorrow than any other consumer device launch, ever. I'm pretty sure they're justified.

      It's going to be awesome.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Gotta love the certainty with which you deliver a prediction that you have pulled right out of your ass...

      I'll make my own prediction: if the launch is a success, you won't be posting here to say you were wrong.

      • kalel39

        My ass is pretty reliable. It predicted your lame response.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Funny thing is, now matter how talented your ass is, it's still an ass.

      • kalel39

        My ass predicted that response too. Lame.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Same joke twice. Talk about lame. Care to make it 3 times?

      • kalel39

        Lame.

    • JCat

      Underwhelming product? Just woke up to the tech world? Welcome aboard, would you like to borrow some money from the envy bank?

      • kalel39

        No loan for me thanks, but you go ahead.

    • Rrrabbit

      might as well resign yourself that all the creators' of this site are going to be excited playing with their new ipads far the next while, not to mention with the release of the ipad, they will be looking to become the go-to place for ipad gamer news.

  • kalel39

    I know its the hype leading up to an underwhelming product release, but I hope this site can get back to reviewing iphone games rather than focusing on ipad game re-releases.

    • Rachel

      Agree

    • swarmster

      I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure there are more games being released for the iPad launch tomorrow than any other consumer device launch, ever. I'm pretty sure they're justified.

      It's going to be awesome.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Gotta love the certainty with which you deliver a prediction that you have pulled right out of your ass...

      I'll make my own prediction: if the launch is a success, you won't be posting here to say you were wrong.

      • kalel39

        My ass is pretty reliable. It predicted your lame response.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Funny thing is, now matter how talented your ass is, it's still an ass.

      • kalel39

        My ass predicted that response too. Lame.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Same joke twice. Talk about lame. Care to make it 3 times?

      • kalel39

        Lame.

    • JCat

      Underwhelming product? Just woke up to the tech world? Welcome aboard, would you like to borrow some money from the envy bank?

      • kalel39

        No loan for me thanks, but you go ahead.

    • Rrrabbit

      might as well resign yourself that all the creators' of this site are going to be excited playing with their new ipads far the next while, not to mention with the release of the ipad, they will be looking to become the go-to place for ipad gamer news.

  • http://www.Specky-Online.de Sp00by

    Yes, please go back to iPhone & iPod Thouch reviews.
    I'm absolutely not interested iPad app's...

  • http://www.Specky-Online.de Sp00by

    Yes, please go back to iPhone & iPod Thouch reviews.
    I'm absolutely not interested iPad app's...

  • http://www.illusionlabs.com Anders

    Threads in the forum discussing the games:

    Labyrinth 2 HD: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=50439

    In short, what's new is updated graphics, redesigned UI, bigger levels fitted for the bigger screen, 100 new official levels (300+ in total), full orientation support and the ability to play iPhone levels as well.

    Touchgrind HD: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=50440

    In short, what's new is updated graphics, redesigned UI, bigger view (!), full orientation support and multiplayer. It still has the best and most innovative controls seen in any skate game on any platform.

  • http://www.illusionlabs.com Anders

    Threads in the forum discussing the games:

    Labyrinth 2 HD: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=50439

    In short, what's new is updated graphics, redesigned UI, bigger levels fitted for the bigger screen, 100 new official levels (300+ in total), full orientation support and the ability to play iPhone levels as well.

    Touchgrind HD: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=50440

    In short, what's new is updated graphics, redesigned UI, bigger view (!), full orientation support and multiplayer. It still has the best and most innovative controls seen in any skate game on any platform.

  • epoverb1

    Is there a way to separate out the iPad reviews to another section or something?

    I'm also feeling like there is more attention being paid to the iPad right now than the iPhone on this site (although I haven't done a count of which gets more attention in any way). It makes sense given that the iPad is about to be released, but it really feels like the iPhone is being neglected. I hate to see my interest in the website wane, which it is.

    • ameeps

      Seriously, stop spamming the comments.

    • JCat

      Yeah, put in a bit more effort to look for non-Ipad related articles until things do gets separated if the site owner decides to, instead of moaning in every other topic.

  • epoverb1

    Is there a way to separate out the iPad reviews to another section or something?

    I'm also feeling like there is more attention being paid to the iPad right now than the iPhone on this site (although I haven't done a count of which gets more attention in any way). It makes sense given that the iPad is about to be released, but it really feels like the iPhone is being neglected. I hate to see my interest in the website wane, which it is.

    • ameeps

      Seriously, stop spamming the comments.

    • JCat

      Yeah, put in a bit more effort to look for non-Ipad related articles until things do gets separated if the site owner decides to, instead of moaning in every other topic.

  • The Theory

    gotta agree with everyone else. While there was a minor difference between the iPhone and the iPod Touch, 99.99% of the games played the same on both devices. However, the iPad games don't appear that they're going to work on the previous touch devices, making them essentially a new platform, albeit one compatible with the previous touch devices.

    With the updates being dominated by iPad game news, I'm finding that I have no urge to visit toucharcade.

    Seems to me to make sense to make a different blog for iPad games, since people with iPhones/touches aren't interested in iPad news... and I'm guessing people getting iPads are going not going to be excited at having to filter out the iPhone/touch news.

    • arn

      People said the same thing about 3GS-specific games. It's iPad launch week. Wait to see how it settles out.

      Once launch titles clear out, I suspect there will be very few iPad-only games. With the vast majority having both versions. I'm sure Geometry Wars, for example, will come to iPhone in time.

      arn

      • Dylan

        I really hope so (the GeoMetry Wars part at least)

    • Adams Immersive

      I don’t have an iPad, and I don’t know when I’ll even order one, but I AM still interested in iPad game coverage. Alongside the coverage for my existing iPhone.

      Right now, obviously, the big touch gaming news is the iPad. The iPhone isn’t going away though.

      When/if a higher-res iPhone comes out, will people complain that those games get reviewed?

      Multiple RSS feeds would be a nice solution for those who want to be specific, but I like it all :)

    • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

      Absolutely agree. The intersection of people interested in iPhone games and people interested in iPad games is smaller than many people think. These are basically two different audiences. So give them two different platforms. Thank you.

  • The Theory

    gotta agree with everyone else. While there was a minor difference between the iPhone and the iPod Touch, 99.99% of the games played the same on both devices. However, the iPad games don't appear that they're going to work on the previous touch devices, making them essentially a new platform, albeit one compatible with the previous touch devices.

    With the updates being dominated by iPad game news, I'm finding that I have no urge to visit toucharcade.

    Seems to me to make sense to make a different blog for iPad games, since people with iPhones/touches aren't interested in iPad news... and I'm guessing people getting iPads are going not going to be excited at having to filter out the iPhone/touch news.

    • arn

      People said the same thing about 3GS-specific games. It's iPad launch week. Wait to see how it settles out.

      Once launch titles clear out, I suspect there will be very few iPad-only games. With the vast majority having both versions. I'm sure Geometry Wars, for example, will come to iPhone in time.

      arn

      • Dylan

        I really hope so (the GeoMetry Wars part at least)

    • Adams Immersive

      I don’t have an iPad, and I don’t know when I’ll even order one, but I AM still interested in iPad game coverage. Alongside the coverage for my existing iPhone.

      Right now, obviously, the big touch gaming news is the iPad. The iPhone isn’t going away though.

      When/if a higher-res iPhone comes out, will people complain that those games get reviewed?

      Multiple RSS feeds would be a nice solution for those who want to be specific, but I like it all :)

    • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

      Absolutely agree. The intersection of people interested in iPhone games and people interested in iPad games is smaller than many people think. These are basically two different audiences. So give them two different platforms. Thank you.

  • Eli Hodapp

    What iPhone game have we missed? Most iPhone games are in approval purgatory while Apple focuses on approving as many iPad apps as possible. The only big game(s) to talk about the last couple days has been Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 which we had a review up the same day and the new Sims 3 expansion, which we had a post up on within minutes of the embargo being up.

    • x999x

      You missed Last Front: Europe.

      Please implement an iPad filter here, Tuaw put theirs into effect on Monday.

      • Eli Hodapp

        Tried it when it came out last month, wasn't crazy about it.

  • Eli Hodapp

    What iPhone game have we missed? Most iPhone games are in approval purgatory while Apple focuses on approving as many iPad apps as possible. The only big game(s) to talk about the last couple days has been Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 which we had a review up the same day and the new Sims 3 expansion, which we had a post up on within minutes of the embargo being up.

    • x999x

      You missed Last Front: Europe.

      Please implement an iPad filter here, Tuaw put theirs into effect on Monday.

      • Eli Hodapp

        Tried it when it came out last month, wasn't crazy about it.

  • x999x

    lol, where's the journalism in that?

  • x999x

    lol, where's the journalism in that?

  • Boldly

    Notice the 4 versions of Labyrinth? I'm really going to hate how cluttered the list of apps will be with FOUR versions of everything.

    • SalsaMD

      Have you looked at the new itunes?? It is not cluttered at all. Try it.

  • Boldly

    Notice the 4 versions of Labyrinth? I'm really going to hate how cluttered the list of apps will be with FOUR versions of everything.

    • SalsaMD

      Have you looked at the new itunes?? It is not cluttered at all. Try it.