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Best of iOS news: From  Midway Arcade  to  Ziggurat

Best of iOS news: From Midway Arcade to Ziggurat

February 28, 2012 | By Danny Cowan

[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 and Tempest."

- 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."

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