The folks at Team Phobic have sent us a heads up that they have issued updates for nearly all of their games on the App Store. The first of these to hit was an update for the lite version of their early platformer Bounce On [$1.99/Lite]. As one of the first true platformer games available in the early days of the App Store, Bounce On remains a forum favorite in the genre. We reviewed the game back when it was released, but since that time it has been updated with improved graphics and plenty of new levels to play, making it one of the more complete packages available. The lite now includes additional levels from the full version.

The sequel, Bounce On 2 [$3.99/Lite], has received the most significant update out of the bunch, and this update has just gone live today adding two additional levels and Universal iPad support. The game will take advantage of the higher resolution screens on both the iPad and iPhone 4  We reviewed Bounce On 2 as well, and found it to be an even more enjoyable and robust experience than the original. The lite version of Bounce On 2 should be updated soon with Universal support as well, for iPad owners looking to try before they buy.

Here's a full rundown of game updates straight from Team Phobic:

- Bounce On Lite is gaining three new levels from the full version.Since its release in December, 2008 Bounce On Lite has seen millions of users and still has a large number of players today.

- Our first iOS game, iTD, is receiving a huge update. We’ve added 4 new levels, sound effects and iPad support. We are also updating the free version to contain every level in the full version, supported through ads. Tower defense fans should not miss out on this!

- The full version of Bounce On 2: Drallo’s Demise is gaining two new levels. Additionally, both the full and lite versions will have iPad support.

- We’ve been working with Backflip Studios to bring an exciting update to our recently released game, Tunnel Shoot. The original gameplay has been sped up a bit and a new mode has been added. Get ready for “Insanity!” The new mode is much faster and contains power ups and new enemies.


All of the games feature iOS4 support for fast app switching. Likely the most exciting of these updates is that for Bounce On 2, giving iPad owners a native platforming game to enjoy. But it's good to see Team Phobic's first game iTD [$1.99/Lite] getting a healthy update after more than a year. Now, if they would only update their underrated WarioWare-like game Micro Mayhem [99¢], then you could truly call me a happy camper .

It's great to see an indie developer like Team Phobic is continuing to take care of their customers with updates like these, even long after release. Keep your eye out for these updates to go live in the coming week or so, and make sure to grab the update for Bounce On 2 which is available now.

  • Rad

    This is another Reason why I keep buying games from this company !

  • Rad

    This is another Reason why I keep buying games from this company !

  • MartiNZ

    Oh good, retina display support as well, I hadn't found that clear from the description. Something more to look forward to when iPhone 4 finally migrates here, with or without antenna issues!

    Now if they could just fix bugs & UI issues and add "plus+ challenges in an upcoming update" since March, all would be real swell. Maybe game centre will have taken over by then instead, hmmm :).

  • MartiNZ

    Oh good, retina display support as well, I hadn't found that clear from the description. Something more to look forward to when iPhone 4 finally migrates here, with or without antenna issues!

    Now if they could just fix bugs & UI issues and add "plus+ challenges in an upcoming update" since March, all would be real swell. Maybe game centre will have taken over by then instead, hmmm :).

  • Acidbottle

    am glad you mentioned micro mayhem at the end.

    not bought a team phobic game since a promised update to this title never appeared.

  • Acidbottle

    am glad you mentioned micro mayhem at the end.

    not bought a team phobic game since a promised update to this title never appeared.

  • george

    what happened to promised update, im out :(

  • george

    what happened to promised update, im out :(

  • Trevor F.

    Comments from a 7 year old: The first few levels were fun, but please submit more levels. I would like levels where I can defeat Lefty the sock.

  • http://NA Trevor F.

    Comments from a 7 year old: The first few levels were fun, but please submit more levels. I would like levels where I can defeat Lefty the sock.