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Ponos is one of the App Store developers that always gets my attention when they release a new game. Their first title was the underappreciated Puzzle Prism, a 3D-tower take on Tetris. Their followup titles included the enjoyable and original Mr. AahH! and Mr. Space!!...

In a surprising move, 2K Games has dropped the price of Civilization Revolution from $6.99 to Free for one day. We looked at the game back in August when it was first released for the iPhone: Civilization Revolution is the latest iteration of Sid Meier's dynasty of games where the player is simply tasked with the goal of building an empire to stand the test of time. Like previous Civilization games, Revolution is a turn-based strategy game where you take command of a primitive civilization from their meager beginnings to complete world domination. Civilization Revolution was originally released in 2008 to strongly positive reviews...

Digitoys Releases Info on 'The Tower'... in Japanese

Digitoys / Yoot Saito has released some info on their upcoming iPad game The Tower... but it's entirely in Japanese. Google translator offers us this interpretation. You, as the chief executive of the Bill to extend the building is the only person allowed in the building and see all the information. Your mission is to extend the building while residents pay attention to their stress, is to increase the population goes. Residents in the building is sensitive to stress. The building will go out with higher stress. Set up tenant offices and restaurants, elevators and moving equipment set up, equipment is arranged to move stress-free building is available to residents, please environmental facilities and maintenance rooms and even the security station...

The large screen followup iPad version to the popular game Fruit Ninja has finally arrived. Fruit Ninja is a simple game at its core but one that we really enjoyed It's a bit of a shooting-gallery type experience but one you are swiping to slice rather than tapping to shoot. You're only allowed to miss 3 pieces of fruit before it's game over — but beware, slicing a single bomb (thrown up randomly) will result in an instant game over...

Now, we're not saying Audiosurf is definitely coming to the iPhone... but it seems some of the new changes in iOS 4 make it possible. Engadget reported on a DJ scratching app that takes advantage of some of the new APIs in iOS 4 that allow Apps to directly import the audio files from your iPod library. In the past, the best that you could do is simply play and pause your existing iPod music from within a game -- but not actually do any processing to it...

During E3, we met with Taito who revealed a number of their future App Store plans. One of them was a major update to Space Invaders Infinity Gene which adds a new side-scrolling play mode and a new playable ship: Space Invaders Infinity Gene is getting a huge update, with both free and paid components. Everyone who owns the game will get access to a new ship, and the ability to turn the game sideways to shift the perspective in to a horizontal shooter. In-app purchases will be available to unlock different themes for the game...

'Archetype' Online First Person Shooter Launches in U.S.

The much anticipated first persona shooter Archetype has finally launched in the U.S. We first spotted the game having beta launched in the Czech App Store a few weeks ago as it prepared for its international launch. Archetype is an online 5-on-5 team deathmatch game that works over Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE...

Like you, we are waiting with cautious optimism about the upcoming Star Wars: Battle of Hoth tower defense game that we previewed in May. ..

Dedalord Games has recently unleashed their crazy puzzle game Pyschoban into the App Store. Psychoban is a Sokoban variant that manages to incorporate a lot of personality and style. ..

'Pinch' - A Multi-Touch Puzzler

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June 29th, 2010 3:30 AM EDT by arn in $0.99, 3 stars, iPhone games, iPod touch games, Reviews
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Coatsink software's Pinch game is one that had shown up on our radar back in May when it was first released. What drew us to the game was the relatively natural use of multi-touch to control the game to combine and separate objects. ..

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 has finally made its way to the U.S. The game was originally launched internationally back on June 14th...

Engadget posts a hands on video of the iPhone 4 in action with ngmoco's new Eliminate: Gun Range game that supports the gyroscope...

In the midst of the excitement of the iPhone 4 launch today, EA launched its NCAA Football game for iPhone. In a somewhat surprise move, EA has released two different versions to the App Store. One for the usual iPhone/iPod touch market and one that's specifically rendered for the iPhone 4's high resolution Retina display. The iPhone 4 version of the game costs a dollar more ($7.99) than its standard counterpart ($6.99)...