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January 2012 Archives

A quick round up of some of the latest games for the iPad and iPhone.

iPad:

Paper Monsters - Crescent Moon Games LLC
Games - £0.69

Jump across origami landscapes playing as a cute cardboard hero in this adorable platform game.

Big Name Games

Check out the big-name gaming franchises as well as some of the hit titles that grew up on iOS with this updated collection of The Superstars of Gaming.

Airline Control HD - ZHU YIWEN
Games - £0.69

Guide planes across the screen, changing their trajectories to avoid collisions and collect stars in this addictive puzzler.

Dots & Boxes fun advanced - Vincent Mans
Games - £1.99

Relive the classic school game of guile and strategy: dots and boxes, playing with up to four players on one iPad.

Seal Force - Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
Games - Free

Clear the screen of krill, matching seals to their respective krill colour. Get upgrades, suits and cool gadgets as you attempt to beat your all-time highscore.

Angry Words (Apalabrados) - Etermax
Games - Free

Test your linguistic skills as you pit your spelling skills against others around the world in this word game fit for any polyglot.

Where's My Water? - Walt Disney
Games - £0.69

Help Cranky avoid eating his vegetables, harnessing purple sewage water to clean his plates in these new levels for Where's My Water?

iPhone:

Angry Words (Apalabrados) - Etermax
Games - Free

Test your linguistic skills as you pit your spelling skills against others around the world in this word game fit for any polyglot.

Big Name Games

Check out the big-name gaming franchises as well as some of the hit titles that grew up on iOS with this updated collection of The Superstars of Gaming.

Paper Monsters - Crescent Moon Games LLC
Games - £0.69

Jump across origami landscapes playing as a cute cardboard hero in this adorable platform game.

Hank Hazard - Chillingo Ltd
Games - £0.69 (Rated 9+)

Help Hank Hazard perform daring stunts as you solve puzzles to clear the way for his daring feats.

Seal Force - Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
Games - Free

Clear the screen of krill, matching seals to their respective krill colour. Get upgrades, suits and cool gadgets as you attempt to beat your all-time highscore.

Where's My Water? - Walt Disney
Games - £0.69

Help Cranky avoid eating his vegetables, harnessing purple sewage water to clean his plates in these new levels for Where's My Water?

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Image by Getty Images via @daylife

Here's this week's charts from Apple with all the latest movers and shakers in the download stakes.

iPhone (Paid):

1.) WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc.

2.) The Night Sky - iCandi Apps.

3.) iSpy Cameras - SKIM, LLC.

4.) NFL Flick Quarterback - Full Fat.

5.) Angry Birds - ClickGamer.com.

6.) Pimp Your Screen: Your Device Never Looked Cooler - Apalon.

7.) Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios.

8.) FIFA 12 by EA Sports - EA Swiss Sarl.

9.) Keep Calm and Carry On - Daniel Mauer.

10.) Where's My Water? - Disney.


iPhone (Free):

1.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios, LLC.

2.) Many Bricks Breaker - FujiCubeSoft.

3.) How do others see you? - Via 21 Media Alternativa SL.

4.) Zombie Farm - The Playforge, LLC.

5.) BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies Ltd.

6.) Parking Mania Free - Chillingo Ltd.

7.) Crush The Castle - Armor Games Inc.

8.) iTunes U - Apple.

9.) Pimp My Text - Send Color Text Messages - MobGen.

10.) Call of Duty ELITE - Activision Publishing Ltd.


iPad (Paid):

1.) The Night Sky - iCandi Apps.

2.) Catchphrase for iPad - Deluxe Digital Studios London.

3.) FIFA 12 by EA Sports for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

4.) MONOPOLY for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

5.) Pages - Apple.

6.) Smash Cops - Hutch.

7.) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

8.) Where's My Water - Disney.

9.) Countdown HD - Official TV Show App - Deluxe Digital Studios London.

10.) Angry Birds HD - Chilingo Ltd.


iPad (Free):

1.) iTunes U - Apple.

2.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios , LLC.

3.) Sky Sports News for iPad - BSkyB.

4.) Monkey Flight - Donut Games.

5.) Snappers HD - Michael Eliseev.

6.) BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies Ltd.

7.) 4oD Catch Up - Channel 4.

8.) Calculator for iPad Free - International Travel Weather Calculator.

9.) Skype for iPad - Skype Software Sarl.

10.) Netflix - Netflix, Inc.


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iPhone (Paid):

1.) Keep Calm and Carry On - Daniel Mauer.

2.) Pimp Your Screen: Your Device Never Looked Cooler - Apalon.

3.) WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc.

4.) Angry Birds - ClickGamer.com.

5.) Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios.

6.) Where's My Water? - Disney.

7.) Catchphrase - Deluxe Digital Studios London.

8.) Dot Lock Secure - Protect Your Media and Files - BAI

9.) Doodle Jump: BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive - Lima Sky.

10.) Camera+ - tap tap tap.

iPhone (Free):

1.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios, LLC.

2.) Snappers - Mikhail Eliseev.

3.) Simple Brick Breaker - FujiCubeSoft.

4.) BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies Ltd.

5.) PlayItYourself 4 - AlphaWeb Plus LLP.

6.) Zombie Farm - The Playforge, LLC.

7.) Doodle Sprint - Wivvu.

8.) FairyFail - AlphaWeb Plus LLP.

9.) Unblock My Car - Easymobi.

10.) Call of Duty ELITE - Activision Publishing Ltd.

iPad (Paid):

1.) Catchphrase for iPad - Deluxe Digital Studios London.

2.) Where's My Water - Disney.

3.) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

4.) Keep Calm and Carry On - Daniel Mauer.

5.) Countdown HD - Official TV Show App - Deluxe Digital Studios London.

6.) Pages - Apple.

7.) Angry Birds HD - Chilingo Ltd.

8.) Grand Theft Auto 3 - Rockstar Games.

9.) The Night Sky - iCandi Apps.

10.) Fruit Ninja HD - Halfbrick Studios.

iPad (Free):

1.) Sky Sports News for iPad - BSkyB.

2.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios , LLC.

3.) Netflix - Netflix, Inc.

4.) Calculator for iPad Free - International Travel Weather Calculator.

5.) BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies Ltd.

6.) PlayItYourself 4 HD - AlphaWeb Plus LLP.

7.) 4oD Catch Up - Channel 4.

8.) Snappers HD - Mikhail Eliseev.

9.) Demand 5 - Channel Five.

10.) ITV Player - ITV.

English: Hironobu Sakaguchi at the Game Develo...

Image via Wikipedia

World famous videogame developer, director and producer Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the Final Fantasy series, will be attending the MCM Midlands Comic Con in Telford on 18 February.

He will talk about his career and latest project - Nintendo's critically-acclaimed The Last Story for Wii™ ahead of its UK launch next month.

A legend in the games industry, Sakaguchi is not only the father of the iconic Final Fantasy franchise, but has produced a host of top titles including Lost Odyssey; Vagrant Story; Xenogears; Chrono Trigger and Kingdom Hearts.

Hironobu Sakaguchi's newest game, The Last Story, is an epic tale that sees
the player take charge of a band of mercenaries as they explore and battle
their way across Lazulis Island, the heart of an empire riven by strife.

Published by Nintendo, The Last Story is released in the UK on 24 February, and Midlands Comic Con will be a unique opportunity to find out more about this great game from the man who created it.


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Kirby's Adventure (Wii)

By Steve Wollaston on Jan 8, 12 09:56 AM

Despite being around in various guises since the early nineties Nintendo's Kirby has not enjoyed anything like the profile of stablemate Super Mario or Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog.
In the last 12 months though the Japanese gaming giant has been raising the cute little pink blob's profile considerably, with the Kirby's Epic Yarn game and a dedicated TV channel appearing on the Wii.
And now just in time for Christmas, of course, we have Kirby's Adventure, also on the Wii, which sees our hero battling his way through various levels in search of parts to rebuild a crashed spaceship and help it's alien pilot back on his way.
Back in full-on animated form - rather than the woolly, quilted world of Epic Yarn - it is a vivid and immersive experience for up to four who can play as Meta Knight, King Dedede or Waddle Dee as well as the star himself.
This little pink powerball is rapidly becoming as popular as that more celebrated plumber in our household and this iwill be a surefire hit with the pre-teens.

Score 4/5

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Steve Wollaston

Steve Wollaston - Sunday Mercury games reviewer Steve has been writing about video games for donkey's years. In fact he is probably far too old for it now which is why you will see a lot of reviews been done by kids... He has been nominated three times for Regional Games Journalist Of The Year at the Games Media Awards, but never wins. His major love is sports games and rates Sensible World of Soccer circa 90's as the greatest game ever made - closely followed by Championship Manager 2. Skyrim has currently taken over his life.


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