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Best of FingerGaming: From  Dragon's Lair  to  H.A.W.X

Best of FingerGaming: From Dragon's Lair to H.A.W.X Exclusive

December 14, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

December 14, 2009 | By Danny Cowan
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[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 highlights recent releases like EA's iPhone version of Dragon's Lair, the aerial combat sim Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X, and Namco Bandai's expanded port of Pac-Man Championship Edition.

Here are the top stories from the last seven days:

- FingerGaming's Top 5 iPhone Games of 2009
"FingerGaming rounds up the top 5 iPhone games of the year, sifting through the highly competitive market to recognize Rolando, Eliss and more."

- Dragon's Lair and Cobra Command Bring Classic FMV Action to the App Store
"With a number of interactive movie games already available in the App Store, two more 1980s-era laserdisc arcade games have now been ported to the iPhone -- the FMV shooter Cobra Command and the Don Bluth animated adventure title Dragon's Lair."

- Top-Grossing Game Apps: Dragon's Lair Sees Big First-Week Sales
"EA's iPhone port of Dragon's Lair sees fast sales in its first week of release, as Call of Duty: World at War Zombies takes top honors for the third week running."

- Apple Reveals Top-Selling, High-Rated iPhone Games of 2009
"In its new 'Rewind 2009' feature released today on iTunes, Apple has listed the year's top-grossing games for the iPhone and iPod Touch, including titles like The Sims 3, Flight Control, and Cooking Mama."

- Rockstar Games Premieres on iPhone with Beaterator
"Grand Theft Auto series developer Rockstar Games has released its first iPhone title. Beaterator is a port of Rockstar's formerly PSP-exclusive music making application, developed in cooperation with music industry producer Timbaland."

- Top Free Game App Downloads for the Week
"Donut Games' Traffic Rush moves up to the top of today's free app charts. Adult Swim's holiday-themed Amateur Surgeon Christmas Edition takes second place in its debut week, while Slime Ball finishes third."

- Aerial Combat Sim Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X Premieres for iPhone
"Following up on this week's release of Driver, the aerial combat title Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X is the latest Ubisoft property to see an iPhone port, thanks to a continuing partnership between Ubi and prolific App Store publisher Gameloft."

- Top-Selling Paid Game Apps for the Week
"Doodle Jump rockets to the top of this week's paid charts, after a recent update added a new holiday-themed graphics skin. Bejeweled 2 climbs up to second place, as Finger Physics takes third."

- Pac-Man Championship Edition Now Available in App Store
"After a successful debut on the Xbox 360 in 2007, Namco Bandai's retro remake Pac-Man Championship Edition sets its sights on the App Store. The iPhone version of Championship Edition boasts a number of new challenges not found in the original console release."


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