XMG Studio today announced the release of Inspector Gadget's MAD Dash 1.0, a new game for Apple's iDevices based on the iconic 1980s character and TV series. Everyone's favorite bumbling detective, Inspector Gadget, finds his way onto a new game for the iPhone and iPod touch.
In Inspector Gadget's Mad Dash, you control the intrepid inspector as he dashes over roof-tops on his rocket skates, swings from cranes with his spring loaded arms, and flies through the air with the help of his umbrella hat in a race to save niece Penny from the clutches of the evil Dr. Claw. Along the way you must jump, dodge and avoid various obstacles, from benign banana peels so easy to slip on to high voltage power lines, dangerous pitfalls, and Dr. Claw's insidious bombs and missiles.
Throughout the game, the player will collect G's - special coins that allow you to unlock bonus content at the end of the game. Bonus content includes a soundboard of classic quotes from the original hit show, a first look at pages from Viper Comics' upcoming Inspector Gadget comic book series, concept art from the game, and a scrambled image that reveals the face of the mysterious Dr. Claw once certain gameplay achievements have been met. The iPhone and iPad game, which also runs on Apples iPad device, integrates Apple's Game Center, allowing you to share your scores with friends and see how you do on a global leader board, while unlocking special achievements and awards.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 17.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Inspector Gadget's MAD Dash 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Toy Kite Software today announced iSamurai Bluetooth, the new version of their action/simulation sword fighting game for iPhone and iPod Touch. iSamurai is a Wii-like game for the iPhone, and now using Apple's recently released 3.0 software, it is one of the first multiplayer games that can be played anywhere over Bluetooth.
In iSamurai, players attack and defend with their iPhones, slashing and blocking their way to victory against their friends. Accelerometer analysis allows each iPhone to distinguish between four different attacks and four blocks. Each attack can be countered by the opponent using the correct block. The two devices communicate their actions and countering actions to each other over Bluetooth in real time and use realistic sounds to indicate whether an attack was successful or blocked.
iSamurai also includes a single-player mode with twelve levels of difficulty. Four unique characters: peasant, apprentice, warrior and samurai, yell out different attacks, and the player must quickly defend against them and launch offensive attacks by swinging the iPhone. To get players started, iSamurai has a tutorial featuring animations of the different attacks and blocks.
iSamurai Bluetooth: Real Life Sword Fight includes the following features:
* Two-player real-time Bluetooth game using two iPhones or iPod Touches
* Single-player game with twelve levels of difficulty
* Tutorial featuring animations of the different attacks and blocks
* Training "Dojo" where the player can practice the different iSamurai moves
* Report of final scores with images for the winner and loser
* Art of War quotes from legendary warriors
* iPhone or iPod Touch 3.0 or later for Bluetooth, iPhone 2.2.1 or later for Wi-Fi
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time iSamurai is on sale for $.99 (USD) exclusively through Apple's iTunes Store.
Core Concepts Inc. today announced Rich Diamond 1.3 an update to their puzzle/strategy game for iPhone and iPod Touch. Rich Diamond features 335 levels, each ranked from easy to challenging.
In Rich Diamond, each puzzle is stand-alone and can be solved in any order. Players use their wits and cunning to maneuver around various perils to reach their goal, and have as much time as needed to plan their strategy and make a move. The primary goal of each puzzle is to collect all of the gems, then reach the exit. Each puzzle has a number of traps that provide the solving challenge.
The game offers two display modes: perspective and top-down. The player can instantly switch between the two modes, even while in the middle of playing a level. The puzzles are not timed, and the creatures in the game move only when the player moves. This allows the player to ponder actions rather than forcing them to move without thinking. If a mistake is made while solving the puzzle, the Undo button can be used to erase one or more moves. This eliminates the frustration of having to start over on a puzzle because of a simple mistake.
* Each Puzzle is stand-alone; solve in any order
* Puzzles are not timed
* Undo without having to restart a Puzzle
* Two display modes; perspective and top-down
* Compelling UI and Graphics
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Rich Diamond 1.3 for iPhone normally sells for $2.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store. Core Concepts is offering a limited-time sale at $0.99. There is also a free, Lite version available which offers 35 levels.