This Week in Mobile Gaming – April 7th, 2011

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iOS

  • World of Goo,  a title that’s been on the iPad for awhile, will finally be appearing on the iPhone relatively soon. The title will launch at a promo of $0.99 (normally $2.99), or free for those who already own the iPad version. The iPad version has sold 125k in it’s first month, beating it’s most successful month on the Wii at 68k and Steam with 97k copies. This makes the iOS its most successful platform, and its iPhone release will surely help those numbers.
  • The Capcom Arcade app has been updated with two more classic titles: 1943 and Final Fight.
  • The music for Sword and Sworcery is now available for download on both iTunes for $8.99 and at Bandcamp for $7.99.  Additionally, you can purchase the vinyl LP for $30, which also includes the digital version.
  • Atari have launched Atari’s Greatest Hits for the iOS. It will be a selection of 100 titles within one app, including classics like Tempest, Asteroids, Centipede, Crystal Castles and more. The app is free, with some games free to play, though some titles will be available for in-app purchase at $0.99 each. Alternatively, you can purchase all 100 titles for $14.99.


Windows Phone 7

Silverlight, Microsoft‘s Flash alternative, is what powers the WP7 Xbox titles and the technology may be making its way to the Xbox 360 console. An upcoming iteration of Silverlight is rumored to support the console as well as the phones, meaning some of the Windows Phone 7 games will be available on your Xbox.

The possibility of WP7 games being available on Xbox consoles raises a few questions. Will the titles have their own marketplace in the dashboard? Will any of the titles have Kinect support? Do you have to have a Windows Phone 7 to play the games on the console as well? We’ll have to wait for an official announcement, so stick tuned for more details.

Recommendations

Zombie Crisis 3D Prologue iOSZombie Crisis 3D: Prologue – Zombie games are abundant in the iOS app store, but this one is one of the better. If you enjoyed games like House of the Dead, you’ll definitely like this one. Knives are your weapon in this title. You can either throw wildly or control where the knife hits using the accelerometer. Headshots are more points and instant kills, otherwise it will take a few hits. The Prologue is a shorter example of a couple paid versions of the Zombie Crisis series. Right now it’s free for a limited time, so check it out quick in the iOS app store.

Puzzle Quest 2 iOSPuzzle Quest 2 – The sequel to the popular RPG-puzzler. The new version immerses you in a fantasy story built on customization and adventure. As one of four character types, solve puzzles similar in style to Bejeweled to gain different stats, items and power-ups to take on various enemies. There are five different game modes; Tournament, Mini-games, Quest, Quick Battle and Endurance/Survival. You can even challenge your friends in multiplayer. Level up for $4.99 in the iOS app store.

Slingo Supreme iOSSlingo Supreme – You may remember this game back when AOL was the cool thing to have. You know, when you had to dial in to the internet and some dude greeted you and told you if you had mail? Slingo is a blend of Bingo and slots and is also littered with power-ups to boost your overall score. The only thing in your way of a good score is the pesky Devil who likes to steal your points. Perfect for casual gaming addiction, there’s a free lite version and the full is $0.99 in the iOS app store.

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That’s it for this week. Are there any retro titles you are looking to get back into? Have you been playing World of Goo or Sword and Sworcery? If Silverlight hits the Xbox, what do you hope to see come out of it? Let us know in the comments!

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Source: 2D Boy, Ars Technica, Engadget