Freeappaday – Reign of Swords

Hey, everyone! The free app for today is Reign of Swords! Reign of Swords is a strategy game. It was very popular in 2008, but 2008 is outdated now :P.

iTunes Link: Reign of Swords

Developer: Punch Entertainment, Inc.

Sega to Release Genesis Emulator!

Sega shall soon release a (official) Sega Genesis emulator on the App Store! Yes, I know there is a free Genesis emulator on Cydia for jailbroken iPhones, but, we’ll see if Sega’s emulator beats it. Apparently, the emulator will be free with in-app purchases so you can buy more games. The app will come with one free game, Space Harrier II.

Image from Gizmodo.com

Apple Jan. 27 Event

Apple has scheduled a new event! *Don Knotts voice* Now, what is an event? Many people might say, “An event by Apple means a new device is coming out” */voice* Apple has sent out invites to the event. The ¬†event banner says “Come see our latest creation (see image below).

Is it just me, or might this just be shouting “WE ARE RELEASING THE ITABLET/ISLATE/STUPID UNIMAGINATIVE NAME HERE!” Some people say it may be a new iPod with a camera, but generally creation means something completely new. I guess we can only wait and see…Gizmodo.com should have a live blog “broadcasting” the event on January 27. What do you think will be unveiled on January 27? Comment your ideas below!

“Gordon” – Flash with JavaScript!

So you’ve always wanted flash on the iPhone, right? Well, Apple rejected Adobe’s idea :(, but is that the end of Flash Player on the iPhone? Tobias Schneider may save the day! What is he working on? It isn’t flash for iPhone. Now, I know your going to be asking, “HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO THE IPHONE THEN????” Tobias Schneider is working on Gordon, converting Flash movies into JavaScript and SVG! JavaScript works on the iPhone, no? Visit http://paulirish.com/work/gordon/demos/blue.html to see the demo of Gordon working to convert a flash file (SWF) into JavaScript on your iPhone! Keep your eyes open, hopefully, soon we can see Gordon develop into more than just a demo!

For more demos, visit http://paulirish.com/work/gordon/demos/. These all work on your computer as well as your iPhone! What are your views on this? How do you think this could be used? Comment your ideas!

-Sunrise Moon

Freeappaday – Zombie Pizza

Today’s free app from freeappaday.com is Zombie Pizza! Try it! Don’t forget to keep visiting freeappaday.com for more free apps every day!

iTunes Link: Zombie Pizza

Developer: Appy Entertainment, Inc.

Rope n’ Fly is Free Today – Freeappaday.com!

Rope n’fly is free today! Why? Because of the freeappaday.com promotion! Get it now and don’t forget to keep visiting freeappaday.com every day for more apps!

iTunes Link: Rope n’ Fly

Developer: Robert Szeleney

Orbital Review

Orbital is a game I would suggest to anyone I know. Bitforge ltd’s Orbital is a great physics based challenge. You are in control of the cannon at the bottom of the screen. The cannon head continuously goes back and forth which will change the direction of its firings. Each cannon firing produces a ball that slides across the grid and where it stops it results in a circled number. The ball displays realistic physics as it bounces off the wall and grows to a weighted size based on where it lands on the grid. To score points you have to make other balls hit into the numbers already on the screen. Each ball immediately once produced becomes a three. Each consecutive time you get another number to hit it the number within the circle will be reduced. When the number is hit 3 times, it results in the circle disappearing and one point it game. Sounds simple enough, right? Just one rule: don’t allow the ball to be knocked backwards into the canon’s area. This is a really easy rule to follow until the screen is so cluttered with differently sized numbers. There are all sorts of strategies that you will have to figure out to get high scores because random firings just won’t work in this game.
The game is made to be very colorful with each numbered circle being a different color. The graphics are quite polished and the music is nice.

Suggestions

The only thing I could think of to make this game even better was if perhaps the point system was a little different. Although this does not affect the gameplay at all, I think only scoring one point for each number removed is not the best point system for such a wonderful game. I think clearing two numbers in one turn, hitting two or more numbers in one turn and clearing and hitting in one turn should be rewarded. Also the rare times when you get a brand new number three all the way down to zero in one turn should be rewarded as well.
The game comes in with three different types of play modes, two player modes and leader boards. The game is only 1.99 and there is a lite version available for all that would like a see the game in action before actually buying.

iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/orbital/id324012853?mt=8

Developer: Bitforge LTD

Price: $1.99

-SB