Posts tagged Ipod
As the mobile gaming industry gets bigger and bigger we’re seeing many major console publishers shifting some of their efforts to the tiny devices that millions of people carry around with them every day. In recent years, Sega has become a huge supporter of mobile games with a variety of ports and original games covering all genres appearing on iOS, Android and other mobile platforms as well. There’s already a large selection of Sega games to choose from on the App Store and with the updated version of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Tapes and Godsrule, it looks like they won’t be stopping anytime soon.
We’ve put our heads together and created our list of 10 Sega games that play great on mobile platforms. Hit the jump to read on!
Sega has announced on their blog that Sonic Dash will be arriving on the App store for iPad, iPod, and iPhone in the near future. From the description, it sounds like the game will be an “endless running,” game, as you see how long you can run, but actually set in 3D. Now whether or not that means side-scroller 3D, or third-person view is still to be determined. My money would be on the side-scroller, but it could be something like the hit Temple Run. Who knows? Hopefully we’ll find out soon. And did anyone else notice how dirty his shoes are in the logo? Must be trekking through Oil Ocean Zone again.
The iOS version of Sonic Jump has received a significant amount of extra content through the free High Flier update including the following:
- New Blue Sky Zone
- 12 new story levels
- An endless ‘Arcade’ mode
- Amy now a playable character
- ‘Global Challenge’ mode
The Global Challenge mode may be the most interesting as it involves players around the world combining scores in order to reach the moon, at which point a new playable character will be made available.
I’ve not had the opportunity to play Sonic Jump since its somewhat startling release, however it has a very appealing artistic style and looks fun to play. For those who have the game and are getting the free update, let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.
[Source: Sonic Retro]
Amidst all of these HD releases I suppose it’s not too surprising to find that Sega are yet again rereleasing the arcade classic Crazy Taxi, this time on iOS devices. While the video above may be the shortest gameplay trailer ever created, it does highlight one key point: The Offspring are back.
Many Crazy Taxi fans were disappointed to find that the short but sweet soundtrack had been removed from the original HD release that came out a few years ago. It could be speculated that if they have been able to renew the song licenses for the iOS version, which comprised of songs from both The Offspirng and Bad Religion, that a patch for the previous HD versions may be issued. I personally would think it pretty unlikely.
Either way, this is great news for Crazy Taxi, but will it translate to iOS? Let us know what you think in the comments section!
Sega Addicts and gentlemen,
After many attempts and revamps the Sega Addicts iOS app is complete and officially approved for public consumption by Apple. This app (which can be downloaded here) is pretty nifty and allows you to follow all the latest news, podcast episodes, features, reviews, and some special VIP stuff for the low price of free! In addition, the interface is completely customizable letting you use keywords to follow updates on specific games or topics.
If you don’t want to use the link above just search for “SegaAddicts” on the iTunes store and you’ll find it. Give it a try and make sure and give us your thoughts and suggestions. We’ll be continuing to update and improve the app and we’d love to hear some ideas of what you’d like to see in the future.
So how was your day? Tiring? Are you sleepy? Well if you are then you’re indeed in the same boat as Stevie, Josh and John this week because for some reason they all decided to put off resting and instead record yet another putrid episode of The Sega Addicts Kids Table!
And I meant putrid in the literal sense because this podcast is also infested! You might think it’s gross but to make up for that (and some fuzzy audio problems) there’s some fun discussion involving the Power Rangers, Jet Set Radio for iOS, that new Sega indoor theme park, and the price of freedom in today’s democratic society. One of those is a lie. Listen to find out which one!
Or go to our iTunes and subscribe! If you’re too lazy (or tired, like us) then perhaps reviewing it is out of the question… but if it isn’t then go do that. It helps out a lot.
And remember to follow the official Sega Addicts twitter to take part in the next Newey Needs To Knowey What You Think. Your entry may be read out on the 49th episode! Woah!
That’s right boys and girls, the Sonic the Hedgehog Skins app is on its way courtesy of Sega! Giving you access to over forty, that’s right, forty 100% original ‘Home’ and ‘Lock’ screens for your Apple iPod or iPhone. Heads will turn as you strut down the street with your selected Sonic series character shining up from your iPhone including fan favourites Amy Rose, Rouge the Bat and Silver the Hedgehog. If this isn’t enough to already have you salivating down your shirt, Sega have left us with the promise of even more custom screens being available in the near future.
You won’t find these official Sonic skins anywhere else, and due to NA exclusivity, those living outside North America won’t find them at all! A price hasn’t been listed as of yet, but keep an eye on Sega-Addicts and the Sega Blog for more info as it comes.
[Source: Sega Shiro]
Did you ever play Samurai Bloodshow? The neat little iOS tower defense game Sega published last year? Well if you did then I’m sure you’ll be hyped for it’s newly announced follow up, Alexandria Bloodshow. Sega has revealed that the game is set to take place 3,000 years ago and feature Egyptian or Greek armies.
Alexandria Bloodshow is scheduled to hit the app store this Spring. So you still have time to pick up the original while you’re at it.
Yuji Naka’s independent game studio Prope (best known for Ivy the Kiwi? and the upcoming Rodea the Sky Soldier) have released a new game for whatever apple product that you own. The game is called FlickPig and is up now for the cheap price of $0.99.
The game is a sort of racing game in which you flick the screen to progress. Sounds simple enough. But what do you think? Is this what Prope should be doing or would you rather see bigger game developments in the future? Let me know in the comments!