We checked out one pricey Final Fantasy game, a neat GameBoy camera emulator, discovered a game that reminded us of Final Fantasy Tactics, X-Com and Shining Force, flicked footballs and played a PC MMO on an Android tablet.
It was a week of Gaming Apps that saw the start of an examination of games not just on the Apple iOS. Here's a run down of all of the games we played on our iPhones, iPads and Android (Don't worry we're keeping an eye on the Windows Phone 7 too).
If you have a suggestion for an app for the iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone 7 that you'd like to see highlighted, let us know.
Full-scale, console-style football has been a technical success on the iPhone but many, myself among them, find it prohibitively complex for such a small screen, using multitouch. Other developers have found stronger success breaking the game down to singular acts. To Backbreaker's Tackle Alley, a running game, we can now add Pocket Passer for all iOS devices, by Big Toe Productions. More »
Final Fantasy Tactics. X-Com. Shining Force. All games that do turn-based strategy very well. If you have an iPhone or iPad, add Hunters to that list. More »
Square Enix has finally made the third game in the Final Fantasy series available on the iPhone, and it's pretty damn good. Is it $15.99 worth of good? More »
This is no Eve Online, nor is it meant to be. It's Vendetta Online, a 7-year-long space massively multiplayer online game now playable on Android tablets. More »
The premise of The Drill Plus, a top down, uh, drill-em-up, is your scrawny hero transforms into a drill in times of need, in this case, an invasion of monsters who look like they came from a Frankenberry commercial. This is like Beck lyrics. Actual words strung together in a grammatically correct fashion that make no sense, but seem to have a cool meaning behind them. More »
Resolution of your iPhone camera got you down? Are HDR photographs just too dynamic for you? With the lo-fi magic of the 8-bit Pocket Camera app, you can make your iPhone's photographic capabilities look a good 13-years-old, emulating the qualities of Nintendo's Game Boy Camera. More »