100 posts tagged iphone
999: The Novel on iOS March 17 ⊟
Proving conclusively that we are powerful wizards who alter the course of events with our very words, Aksys Games announced a localization of the iOS version of 999 right after we talked about it on the podcast.
The $4.99 app adds the flowchart feature from Virtue’s Last Reward, allowing you to track progress through the game’s multiple paths, and go back to previous branches. And it removes… puzzles.
So maybe if, hypothetically, you aren’t real good at math stuff, this could be a way for you to experience the deadly Nonary Game for yourself. Or, wait, that sounds terrible. It’s a way for you to read about other people experiencing the deadly Nonary Game.
Shin Megami Tensei coming to iOS in English ⊟
Whoa, finally, a chance to play the first Shin Megami Tensei game in English! And with virtual buttons all over the screen, but oh well. Atlus plans to release Shin Megami Tensei on the App Store March 18, for 8 bucks.
Who else is out there saying “You know that super old RPG we made back in the day? You know, the one with all the text? Let’s translate that and release it. Eight bucks sounds about right.” Nobody. Nobody else is saying that. Atlus is showing everybody how it’s done.
Den’s slick Game Boy shirt, iPhone skin ⊟
Hey, I would wear this, even if that Game Boy looks huge. Japanese online shop [den] is selling these in Black and Blue variations for ¥2,100 each, or around $20. It has a few other dope tees in its catalog, like one that’s just the error screen when you boot up a Game Boy without a cartridge.
[den] also sells these cute stickers that make the back of your iPhone look like the back of a Game Boy — it’s a neat alternative to those Game Boy iPhone cases I see everywhere on Tumblr and Instagram nowadays. I wonder if you can draw on the sticker to put your tiny cartridge of choice in there.
River City Ransom is a tower defense game now ⊟
Million and Arithmetic (two companies who make sense working together!) are bringing Nekketsu Taisen Kunio-Kun TD to iPhone and Android.
It is a tower defense game, in which you send gang members out to beat on approaching gang members. I do not know why this is happening to poor Kunio. What did he do to deserve a tower defense game!
There is a Bluetooth taiko drum for iPhone and iPad ⊟
Really. There is a little drum you can connect to your iPad to play Taiko Drum Master with. It comes with a little Don-chan cover, to the delight of that lady.
The visual of a family happily gathered around an iPad is hilarious, but real talk, I would absolutely be playing this on my phone, complete with comically large drum accessory, if it were available.
Amazing Sega phone accessories ⊟
Tommo has an impressively diverse lineup of iPhone accessories based on Sega consoles – everything from Master System cases to US/Japanese versions of the Genesis console, to Saturn-logo USB chargers, to the giant Genesis Bluetooth speaker above.
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Bit.Trip Run comes to iOS ⊟
Still haven’t played the delectable Runner 2, or want a different take on it? The iOS release, Bit.Trip Run, is available on iTunes today for 4 bucks. It’s essentially Runner 2, but with the controls tweaked for touchscreen play.
Now, here’s the big surprise: the controls actually work. I would not have expected something as timing-heavy and difficult as Runner 2 to happen on an iPhone, but it’s totally playable! And swiping is way different from pushing a bunch of buttons.
Man, seems like forever since I was way into an iPhone game.
Gabrielle’s Zombie Attack and Gabrielle’s Sweet Defense
Natsume’s adorable Wii/3DS series moves to iOS, and moves into different genres, with these two games, shown at E3 last week.
Zombie Attack is a puzzle game about matching thrown vegetables to zombies in either color or number to defeat them. And Sweet Defense is a tower defense game, but looks cute anyway.
I have a soft spot for the cutesy goth look of these games, so I look forward to checking them out within the next few months. They’re both F2P, so no risk.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy hits iPhone, iPad today
No big surprise here, the beloved 3DS rhythm game is out for iOS devices today (New Zealand shop, U.S. link incoming). Also unsurprising: in-app purchases are insane in the membrane, crazy insane, got no brain.
The app is free to download with two songs (“One Winged Angel” and “Zanarkand”), but then you’ll spend $0.99 on each song, $2.99 on each song bundle for the numbered Final Fantasy games, and $1.99 on each character. Buying all of the content will set you back around $90. Oh, and this mobile edition lacks the EMS feature that lets you play extended versions for a number of songs.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for 3DS is currently $30 at Amazon (includes around 80 songs, more available as DLC).
You can grab the iPhone and iPad Pokédex app in North America and Europe now, so you can conveniently access info about a variety of Pokémon on your iOS device.
The app is $1.99 with data for the Pokémon of the Unova region — regional packs for Kanto, Johto, Sinno, Hoenn are priced at $5.99 each. If you want the complete set, you’ll end up spending around $26. For comparison, the Pokédex 3D Pro app on eShop is $15.
Pokédex app coming to iPhones and iPads in Japan tomorrow. I know Nintendo has vowed not to bring its games to smartphones, but this isn’t as big a surprise as you’d think — it isn’t the first iOS app The Pokemon Company (a Nintendo subsidiary) has put out, and it’s not like these releases are anything like the real games. Also remember that the last app never released outside Japan.
The iOS Pokédex is initially cheaper than the $15 Pokédex 3D Pro app on eShop. It’s ¥170 ($2) to get the iOS edition with Unova Pokémon, but getting data for the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions will cost an extra ¥500 ($6) each. You could buy a real Pokedéx with that money!
Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon Conquest
See also: More Pokemon news and media [Via ColtraineGF]
It’s Super Mario 3D Land for iPhones! Er, or rather a game that has the enemies, power-ups, and stage elements that are nearly identical to Nintendo’s game… It’s actually called 3D Cartoon Land: Safari, and is made by Walnut JZ, the same people behind other iOS classics like God of Warriors and Fury Birds.
According to Walnut JZ, “This unique game requires you to quickly jump over obstacles and collect coins. But you are not secure in this beautiful cartoon world. An angry tortoise could bite you. An easy and smooth control makes it very funny and to jump or run.”
Buy: Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2
See also: More Super Mario 3D Land stuff
[Via Nintendo Gamer]