Gamezebo Archives - May 2010

Magnetic Sports Soccer, AirTower and more! Free iPhone Games for May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

Free games are all around us, but they may not be as easy to find as you’d think. We help you sort through the App Store to find the latest price drops and limited time offers so that you won’t have to spend a penny. Today’s free games include an air traffic control experience, simulated pinball, a plant-friendly puzzler and more!

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Race to Rome Review: The road to Rome is a bit bumpy

May 28, 2010

The road to Rome is paved with the thunder of horse's hooves in Race to Rome, a free-to-play chariot racing game from Shockwave and the Article 19 Group about a man seeking revenge against the Roman Emperor Caligula.

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Wild Paradise Review: Wild Paradise offers a few novel takes on the virtual pet genre.

May 28, 2010

Wild Paradise is another “safari”-themed take on the virtual pet genre, letting you raise exotic animals, breed them, then sell them. This time the game casts you as a sort of park ranger, with your animals split up into various habitat areas. While the basic jungle habitat offers a fairly typical animal selection, you can start breeding weird stuff like jellyfish and manatees when you get the aquatic habitat.

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FIFA Superstars Preview: EA Sports FIFA Superstars brings soccer management to Facebook

May 27, 2010

Just in time for the World Cup of Soccer, EA has launched EA Sports FIFA Superstars - a Facebook version of one of the company's most popular and successful sports game franchises. This is no arcade sports game, however, but a soccer management sim that - if you can adjust your expectations of what you expect a FIFA title to be - actually shows a great deal of promise.

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Meet the man who wrote the FarmVille song

May 27, 2010

Were you ever curious about who wrote catchy ditty that plays endlessly in the background of FarmVille as you tend to your crops and cows? SocialTimes has an interview with Steve Kirk, the man behind the song.

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Rachel's Retreat Preview: Find nirvana with iWin's upcoming time management game Rachel's Retreat

May 27, 2010

"Relaxation" isn't the first word that comes to mind when I'm frantically clicking my way through a time management game, but iWin's upcoming game Rachel's Retreat is all about helping customers to unwind and achieve that perfect state of bliss and happiness known as nirvana.

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Pac-Match Party Preview: Pac-Man's having a birthday party, and you're invited!

May 27, 2010

2010 marks the 30th birthday of Namco’s beloved mascot Pac-Man, but what’s a birthday without a party? Pac-Match Party is a new match-3 puzzle game that’s coming to the iPhone, and everyone’s invited!

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Build-a-lot: The Elizabethan Era Review: Take a fun trip to days long past for some real estate tycoonery.

May 27, 2010

In the real estate world, house flipping is just a cool way of saying you’re going to buy a piece of junk property, fix it up so it’s shiny and new, and then re-sell it for a profit. HipSoft’s popular Build-a-lot games have successfully taken the concept and turned it into an addictive casual strategy series. Earlier installments have you working your property mogul mojo in modern times, with installments focusing on international travel, clean energy, and building award-wining towns. The series’ fifth game, Build-a-lot: The Elizabethan Era, switches things up by journeying back in time.

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OpenFeint 2.5 launches into private beta

May 27, 2010

25 seems to be the magic number for OpenFeint lately. The team at Aurora Feint have just announced that OpenFeint has climbed passed the 25 million users mark, an announcement they’ve made right alongside the launch of version 2.5 of their platform in private beta. And while this latest version doesn’t offer 25 new features, it does offer a number of enhancements that should satisfy players and developers alike.

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Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within gets June 3rd release date

May 27, 2010

Prince of Persia, one of the most popular game franchises in recent years, takes to the big screen for the first time tomorrow with the motion picture release of Price of Persia: The Sands of Time. To celebrate the film’s release a number Prince games, both new and old, are seeing release this summer. One of the most eagerly anticipated has been the iPhone port of 2004’s Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within, which until now, had no fixed release date.

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