Monthly Archives: September 2011

As it does every year on Talk Like A Pirate Day, Telltale Games has slashed the price of its best and brightest adventure game series, Tales of Monkey Island. For today at least, you can grab every episode in the series on the App Store for a puny $2.99. This is, roughly, a four dollars savings per episode, which equates to a “sweet deal” in our ancient, seaweed covered book...

Imangi Studios has just announced that their latest release, Temple Run [App Store] -- the endless runner that makes you feel like an archaeologist with a penchant for deadly situations -- is free, for a limited time...

It's been about a year since decades-old studio Elite Systems brought their ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection [iPhone, iPad] and the first wave of its retro titles to the App Store. Since then 150 titles have become available through their Spectrum emulator, giving retro fans much old school gaming goodness to play with...

Before anyone takes up their recently sharpened pitchfork to form up the angry mob that materializes whenever we post non-iOS related things on TouchArcade, consider this: We're all gamers here, and we all likely have a computer that we're syncing our iOS devices to. So, put that machine to work and download Portal this weekend. As part of Valve's Learning With Portals educational program, they've dropped the price of this classic computer game to free...

As most of you already know, we’re a man down for the next two weeks on The TouchArcade Show as Jared explores the infinite wonders of Europe. Have no fear, though, for we grabbed a capable voice to join us this week: Adult Swim and Player One Podcast’s Chris Johnston. At the top of this week’s show, we discuss Adult Swim’s new initiative and then flow into the usual: video games, video games, and more video games...

I think at this point it's safe to say that Backflip Studios has embraced the free-to-play market. From the acclaimed Army of Darkness Defense [Free] to iOS classic Paper Toss [Free / HD], most of its titles have gone free and are now supported by ads or premium currency options. DragonVale [Free] is something a little different, though. It's built from the ground up to compete in the crowded freemium marketplace that have you managing zoos, pet stores, restaurants or, in this case, dragon parks...

So here we are, a couple of days out from Square Enix’s recent Tokyo Games Show press event and we’re still scratching our heads about an announcement it made. Cutting to the chase, it seems as though the publisher has confirmed that Chrono Trigger will be indeed be making its way to Android and iOS, just as it seemed to suggest it would via a teaser page from forever ago...

I can't help but want to think that Calibre Games' Hunger Calls [99¢ / HD] is meant as a metaphor for fast food culture. The purpose of the game is to shove as much food into people's mouths as you can, as quickly as possible, then after they overeat, you have to either hit them with some Alka-Seltzer or they die...

Kairosoft Releases 'SimCity'-ish 'Edo Town' In Japan

On the heels of another great release in Grand Prix Story [$2.99], the simulation gurus at Kairosoft have dropped its SimCity-lite offering, Edo Town, in the Japanese App Store. Putting English-based speculation on the back-burner for a moment, Edo Town has you play the role of a city manager charged with putting together a thriving town complete with businesses, facilities, and utilities. No doubt, you’ll have to walk the line between citizen happiness and overall revenue, which can make for some compelling play, as Maxis has proven time and time again...

Globulos Mania [Free] might look a bit familiar. It's built off a very popular free-to-play web game and seems to contain the same content as Globulos Party on DSiware. Haven't played either? Then you'll want to give this one a shot. It's a simple competitive game that's positively oozing with content. And, frankly, it's a lot of fun...

Whoa, hey, stop the presses even though nobody reads newspapers or magazines or uses paper anymore! Adult Swim Digital, the publishing wing of Adult Swim, has just announced a much broader original content initiative that'll see the release of several App Store exclusive games in 2011 and 2012. In 2011 specifically, we'll see a total of five originals from Adult Swim. Its first original, Monsters Ate My Condo [$.99], is on the 'Store right now, actually...

Whoa, hey, Capcom Mobile is on a roll. After releasing a pretty hefty and free content update to Street Fighter 4: Volt this morning, the publisher has released two new (old) games on the App Store. Starting now, you can re-live some of your old coin-op beat-em-up memories with Final Fight iOS [$.99]. Or, if classic Street Fighter is more your thing, you can also check out three different versions of Street Fighter 2 in Street Fighter 2 Collection [$3.99]...

Another mini-cabinet peripheral for the iPad is coming, and the studio responsible for some of the sickest arcade games in the universe is behind the wheel of the project. Earlier this week, Taito unveiled a short promotional video for the InvaderCade. It’s basically the iCade, except with seven less buttons, a charging dock, and branded Space Invaders arcade machine art. Who knew there was room for two of these peripherals, no less three, eh?..

Square Enix Announces 'Final Fantasy Legends' For iOS And Android

Hey, cool! Square Enix is preparing an iOS and an Android port of Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi for release in 2012. From all accounts, Legends is a very traditional RPG in the Final Fantasy vein, but it’s also a special one since it’s episodic. Legends first graced Japanese mobile phones back in 2010 as an exclusive, similar to how Final Fantasy IV: The After Years was treated before it was re-released on Nintendo’s WiiWare and then later re-combined as a compilation on the PSP...