[Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent -- and increasingly exciting -- portable games platform, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Louise Yang and Jonathan Glover.]
This week, FingerGaming reviews Space Invaders Infinity Gene
, and highlights recent releases like Resident Evil 4
Here are the top stories from the last seven days:
- Review: Space Invaders Infinity Gene
"Even in its most difficult moments, Infinity Gene
is a joy to play, and you'll want to keep coming back to earn higher scores and to rise further in the evolutionary ranks, even if it's at the expense of needed sleep."
- Capcom's Resident Evil 4 Debuts Stateside
"Boasting a 3D graphics engine, Resident Evil 4
for the iPhone successfully captures the creepy aesthetic of the console versions of the game, and features many of the same characters, weapons, and environments."
- App Sale Roundup: Bookworm, My Brute, Tiger Woods, and More
"This week brings a selection of discounted titles that includes PopCap's word game Bookworm
, Paramount's aerial combat sim Top Gun
, and Bulkypix's multiplayer arena fighter My Brute
- Flick Fishing Publisher Freeverse Joins ngmoco's Plus+ Network
"Though similar iPhone social gaming platforms like Chillingo's Crystal and AGON Online are competing for their share of the market, the combined support of prominent App Store publishers ngmoco and Freeverse gives the Plus+ Network significant exposure and a large install base."
- Top Free Game App Downloads for the Week
"Last week's chart winner Waterslide Extreme
continues to top daily App Store download numbers, fending off competition from Glu's hunting sim Deer Hunter 3D Free
and the iDare
follow-up iDork Lite
- Review: Exorcist
"Surprisingly, the strangeness of the controls doesn't hinder the game; it's actually quite charming. It feels like completing a spell takes a great deal of brain-work."
- Top-Selling Paid Game Apps for the Week
"After recently dropping in price to 99 cents, Ludia's iPhone adaptation of the popular game show The Price is Right
takes the top sales spot in the App Store's Games category."
- Chillingo Releases Twin-Stick Shooter Minigore
"Chillingo is on a roll, following up on this week's well-received boxing sim Touch KO
with what looks to be another quality release -- the overhead-view shooter Minigore