iPhone

February 7, 2012

Real Racing 2: a Must-Have for Racing Enthusiasts [iOS]

If you’re like me, you like bits and pieces from all sorts of dif­fer­ent rac­ing games. The vehi­cle cus­tomiza­tion and real­ism of Forza, the accelerom­e­ter con­trols of Mario Kart Wii, etc. Lucky for us, those first two exam­ples meld beau­ti­ful­ly togeth­er in Firem­int’s Real Rac­ing 2 for iOS. Playable on a wide range of iOS devices, Real Rac­ing 2 is visu­al­ly gor­geous. I play on my old iPhone 3GS and, and it still looks amaz­ing… Though it must look incred­i­ble on a reti­na dis­play, or even on a TV using it’s air­play sup­port for split screen par­ties with Apple TV. Should you choose to play on your inte­grat­ed screen, there’s even sev­er­al dif­fer­ent view modes to choose from, most of which sup­port a hori­zon tilt fea­ture, to coun­ter­act the dis­play tilt of accelerom­e­ter steer­ing. They obvi­ous­ly want­ed every­one to thinkRead more…

December 26, 2011

Command & Conquer: Red Alert– an iOS Game Done Right.

Hard­core games are not hard to find on any smart­phone plat­form, Apple’s iOS includ­ed. With most of these titles, the hard­core gamer demo­graph­ic gen­er­al­ly has a uni­ver­sal com­plaint: con­trols. Shoot­ers, plat­form­ers, action games and RPGs all prove to be sub­stan­tial­ly more chal­leng­ing and off-putting because of the lack of tac­tile feed­back from a touch­screen inter­face. One game genre, how­ev­er, does­n’t have this hangup: Real Time Strat­e­gy. As a mat­ter of fact, RTS games seem tai­lor-made for a touch­screen inter­face. That being said, I was skep­ti­cal when I first saw an offi­cial Com­mand and Con­quer fran­chise port to iOS– and got even more ner­vous when it turned out to be an exten­sion of one of my favorite C&C series: Red Alert. Thank God I gave it a shot. Not often will I pay for an app of any kind, but afterRead more…

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