I have spent several hours with this game, and quite simply…it is amazing. Yes, it is basically LocoRoco. It looks like LocoRoco and it plays like LocoRoco… but better. I’m pretty sure everyone that has played LocoRoco on PSP has tried to tilt the thing to make the world tilt. In Rolando that is exactly what you do. It also has a whole lot more interaction with the world.You use that to make your Rolandos jump, but you there are also objects that you directly and indirectly interact with. Just check out the video after the break. The came costs about $13NZ, which is a steal for what you get.
Apple’s “Let’s Rock” event in San Francisco overnight threw up a big surprise. No, we’re not talking about the “back to the future” portrait-orientated iPod Nano (which incidentally comes in every colour in the rainbow), or the iTunes 8 “Genius” that chooses songs for you based on your taste.
The new iPod Touch features lower price points, a thinner body, and an in-built speaker – making it “the best portable device for playing games” according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. I’m sure that these strong words will just have Nintendo and Sony execs shuddering in their boots, but panicked shareholders haven’t rushed to sell their stocks – yet.
Apple is now renowned for their wild claims – in fact just recently an iPhone advertisement was banned for claiming that “all parts of the Internet” can be found on an iPhone (complaints were based around the fact that lack of Flash and Java support did not allow all websites to be seen in their entirety).
At the event there were demonstrations of EA’s Spore Origins (released to iPod touch and iPhone yesterday), the unreleased iPhone version of Iron Man, Gameloft’s Real Soccer 2009, and EA’s Need for Speed. There are already over 700 games available on the App Store for compatible iPhones and iPod Touches.
Of course only time (not Jobs) will tell how much of an impact the iPod/iPhone will have in the portable console market.
Just announced, for mobile phones by Gameloft, is this new action game starring Chuck Norris, I don’t think I have ever posted about a mobile game as that is usually Sparky’s area of expertise but check out these screen shots.
My first question when seeing this is, what type of phone will I need to play this? well I don’t have the answer yet but check out this description.
Unleash moves inspired by Chuck Norris’ real-life powers including flaming fists, roundhouse kick takedowns, and throwing cars.
Embedded past the break is a video of the action that Kotaku has posted.
Pocketgamer got some hands on with Australian developer Firemints new racer.
"The game is called Real Racing, and it’s the work of Australian developer Firemint. Although that’s it running on an iPhone, the company also has it running as a Symbian game on a Nokia N95.
Firemint boss Robert Murray demoed it to us today – the first time it’s been shown to a journalist, apparently. And we are properly excited about the game, which is on course for a pre-Christmas release.
Why? The graphics are spiffing, and the tilt controls knock spots off other iPhone racing games so far.
However, it’s the connected features around the core gameplay that made our jaw drop.
There’ll be head-to-head multiplayer racing over the network or via wi-fi, which is nice. But you’ll also be able to upload your best times to Firemint’s web-based community, and even create mini-leagues of your friends."
Now you can’t tell me that doesn’t look like fun.
In reality, this is more of a heads up than a review. I have not spent a great deal of time on this FREE game on the iTunes app store as of yet, but so far it is really good. So good that it is surprising that it is free.
It can easily be compared to games such as Puzzle League where the aim is to arrange three or more blocks in a row, either vertically or horizontally. This is done by incorporating brilliant use of the accelerometer and multi-touch. By tilting the iPod/iPhone on its side, all the blocks tumble down. This also enables you to move the blocks on a different plane. Another unique element is the Role Playing component to the game along with level-ups which provide you with useful skills such as “Time Stopper” and “Strategist”. These level-ups can aid in gameplay and increase your multipliers. The graphics and music are also of impressive quality.
You can get it from HERE. There is a video demo after the break. But largely, if you have an iPhone or iPod touch with 2.0 firmware (official or not) then you have to try this one out.