[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Midway Arcade, Ms. Particle-Man, Final Fantasy Tactics for iPad, and Ziggurat.]
- Midway Arcade Revives Spy Hunter, Rampage, Other Classics
Warner Bros' retrogaming compilation collects the arcade classics Spy Hunter, Rampage, Joust, Root Beer Tapper, Defender
, and Arch Rivals
, and includes reproductions of arcade staples like skee-ball, air hockey, and free-throw basketball.
- Mobile Game Pick: Ziggurat (Action Button Entertainment)
"Boasting 16-bit graphics, 8-bit music, and 'immeasurable chaos,' Ziggurat
puts players in the role of 'The Last Human on Earth, fighting to die as The Last Human in the Universe.' Armed only with a laser rifle, players must fend off as many approaching enemies as possible before succumbing to the inevitable."
- Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions For iPad
Square Enix's classic strategy-RPG Final Fantasy Tactics
hits the iPad with platform-optimized graphics and revised touch screen controls.
- Browser, Freeware, and iOS Pick: Ms. Particle-Man (Michael Falk)
"Michael Falk's (aka Picobots) Ms. Particle-Man
is an arcade game for iOS, Silverlight, Windows, and Xbox 360. On her journey to discover the Higgs boson, Ms. Particle-Man faces a retro mash-up of gameplay."
- Jeff Minter Readies Updated Gridrunner For iOS
"Originally released in 1982 for a variety of PC platforms, Gridrunner
is a frantic shooter that expands on core gameplay elements from arcade titles like Centipede
- Famicon, GHXYK2 Join Forces To Launch RE: Get To Schol On Time For iOS
"Spiceworx, a newly established venture that combines talent from the art collectives Famicon (Bart the General) and GHXYK2 (Swashbuckel Ur Seatbelts)
, has released an iOS port of its surreal Xbox Live Indie Games title RE: Get To Schol On Time
- Denki's Quarrel Nominated For BAFTA
"The iOS edition of Quarrel
received the nod in BAFTA's Mobile & Handheld category. Quarrel
previously took top honors in the 'Best Game' category of the British Academy Scotland Awards 2011."