App Review: Gangstar: West Coast Hustle by Gameloft

August 16, 2010 by Dustin  
Filed under Daily App Reviews, Games, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps

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Do you like Grand Theft Auto? Gameloft has came out with a new sandbox game almost like GTA. You got guns,cars,money and women. The game is very fun and with over 40+ missions you will stay busy for hours to come.

Like most sandbox games if you see it you can go there. The controls are fair. Game play is great. The graphics are good and in detail for the iPod/iPhone. They also have a HD version for the iPad if interested. The game has a very well put together intro video,although the game does not have planes, boats, and helicopters it makes up for it by the great features and game play. The game also offers the new tilt feature where you can drive your car by turning your device, other methods of steering are, the sick, and the steering wheel. The game offers a few guns from a pistol to a rocket launcher. You can buy cars from a car dealer and even have them fixed at the repair shop. Enemy gangs walk the street if you would like a gun fight.

What I like: I like driving the cars and shooting!

What I do not like: The game has a good bit of glitches on it, and it does not always load correctly and crashes.Limited number of guns and cars.The price is a little high.

Gameloft Black Friday Sale: Terminator Salvation, Shrek Kart, Others all $0.99

November 26, 2009 by Rob  
Filed under App News, Daily App Reviews, News, Tips and How-To's

Gameloft announces the following excellent Black Friday app sales from now until Sunday November 29th. See apps and iTunes links below:

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Who:     Gameloft

What: To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Gameloft is running a limited promotion on the App Store. The following popular Gameloft titles will be specially priced at $0.99!

· Terminator Salvation [iTunes Link]

· Shrek Kart [iTunes Link]

· Brothers in Arms Hour of Heroes [iTunes Link]

· Blades of Fury [iTunes Link]

· Real Tennis 2009 [iTunes Link]

· Castle of Magic [iTunes Link]

· Hero of Sparta [iTunes Link]

When: NOW through Sunday, Nov. 29th

Where: Apple App Store

Why: Because it’s a Black Friday deal you can’t miss, and will guarantee fun while traveling to and from your different destinations!”

App Review: Asphalt 5 by Gameloft

November 8, 2009 by Rob  
Filed under Daily App Reviews, Games, Staff Favorites

asphalt523 300x200 App Review: Asphalt 5 by GameloftWe’ve been eager to get our hands on Asphalt 5 ever since Gameloft announced that a sequel to Asphalt 4 was coming. So for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been racing and racing. After all, if you’ve seen the trailer, then how could you not be excited for this game? If you’ve been holding back in purchasing this game, then read on to find out if it’s worth it or not…

When you launch the game you are greeted with a typical intro that gets you excited and ready to play. You can select a Quick Race, Single Race, Career Race or Multiplayer Race. You are also greeted with your first car, a Cooper Mini. However, you also have a Nissan 370Z which you will want to switch to and use (at least, I did). Choosing Career allows you to unlock more cars, a lot more cars. There’s everything From SUV’s to motorcycles that are waiting to be unlocked so pretty much everything that’s worth racing is in there.

Aside from selecting your car each one is also highly customizable – providing you’ve unlocked the various customizations. There are three groups of customizations: Engine, Handling and Boost. Under engine, there are options such as ECU, intake, exhaust and turbo to customize. Under handling you can improve things like your suspension and braking and under boost you can increase capacity and speed. This high degree of customization makes sure that you’ll be entertained for hours not just racing, but building that perfect race car.

As previously mentioned, there are several types of racing modes (Quick, Single, Career and Multiplayer). Selecting Multiplayer requires that you setup an account with Gameloft Live in order to play online. However, once you do you get to join others online in racing against real people, and not computer bots. Like other games that are online, this adds a whole new dimension to the game that makes it that much more enjoyable. If you don’t want to race online but still want to race your friends, no worries. The game offers two local multiplayer modes to easily race friends that are close to you (same house): you can use either bluetooth or WiFi for greatest flexibility.

Graphics on Asphalt 5 are actually really great, however they aren’t much better than other racing games or previous versions of Asphalt on the iPhone. However, for a racing game they are well done and full of detail.

Gameplay for Asphalt 5 is excellent. You can select whether you have auto acceleration or not in the options which allows you to focus on steering and braking (and racing!). To steer, simply tilt/rotate the device in the direction you want to turn. There is also a boost button that comes in handy for getting that extra edge on your opponent (you will use this a lot in the multiplayer online games). I found no annoying quirks or issues while racing, which is nice since most racing games seem to implement some aspect of racing that just bugs (like your opponents always crashing into you).

Being a big fan of racing games I was happy to get my hands on Asphalt 5 and give it a go. The game is fun and will keep dedicated racing fans entertained for hours. Asphalt 5 is an easy recommendation as it is fun and provides hours of excellent gameplay. We didn’t find any real issues either, which is a nice relief.

What we liked: Online gameplay is great, highly customizable cars, a lot of cars to unlock, hours of gameplay, ability to just quick race if you don’t have the time to dedicate.
What we didn’t like: Cost (probably not a drawback but many will find the 7.00 entry fee to be too expensive).

App Review: Derek Jeter Real Baseball by Gameloft Sports

November 2, 2009 by Rob  
Filed under Daily App Reviews, Games

real baseball4 300x200 App Review: Derek Jeter Real Baseball by Gameloft SportsWith the World Series on TV nearly every other night there’s no wonder that Derek Jeter Real Baseball by Gameloft Sports is climbing the charts so quickly (the price drop to $.99 definitely helps too). We’ve been playing the game and if you’re a baseball fan or a sports game fan at all then you’ll love this one too.

When you first launch the game you have to sit through a fairly lengthy intro. I’m not a fan of these lengthy intros but they are becoming more typical of the big name games. However, once you’re into the game you have a choice of game modes. Quick game is where I’ve spent most of my time, since it allows you to kick off a game and get right into it. Other game modes include Season, Playoffs and Home Run Contest. Under Season you would play 14 games with three innings each. These settings are all configurable including the difficulty. Home Run Contest is just like it sounds, you hit as many HR’s as possible and then you are ranked against other players.

Typical with the “Real” sports games from Gameloft, the graphics are excellent and gameplay is fun and interesting. When you are the batter, all you have to do is time your swing right and you’ll hit the ball. However, this timing is tricky and takes several attempts the first time to get it right and hit the ball. If you hit it just right, you can knock it out of the park. When you are the pitcher, your job is not nearly as easy as simply timing your swing to hit the ball. In fact, to pitch a ball requires a multi-step process. First, you select your pitch type between “FB,” “SLI,” “SC,” and “SRV” by using a virtual joystick. Then you must setup your aim by using the accelerometer of your device and center a floating dot in the “box,” after three seconds the aiming times out and is set (so be steady and aim quick). Then you must tap on the screen to set the strength of your pitch (think golf strength meter and timing your screen tap at the right moment). Lastly, you must get your accuracy perfect in order to pull of the perfect pitch. To have an accurate pitch, you must time another screen tap when the accuracy needle is in the right spot on the accuracy meter (make sense? good!). After that, you’re pitch is away however, don’t be surprised if the computer is better at hitting your pitches then you were at hitting theirs.

Controlling the batter and the pitcher is not all that you do. If your team is pitching you must also decide where to (base) throw the ball when it’s caught or picket up. Be fast in your selection because your opponents are running towards home base. Selecting the wrong base to throw to could easily allow your opponent to get a runner into home. However, pulling off multiple outs on a quick series of throws is totally possible, and awesome when you can do it.

Derek Jeter Real Baseball is a great game for all baseball fans or sports game fans. Here at we’ve been enjoying it for a while and would recommend it to any sports fans.

Gameloft Releases New Asphalt 5 Gameplay Trailer

October 16, 2009 by Rob  
Filed under App News, News, Tips and How-To's

Today, Game developer Gameloft release a new trailer to their much anticipated Asphalt 5 racing game. The trailer looks awesome. Word is that the game will be released sometime later this year so in the meantime here is the trailer:

Gameloft posts Asphalt 5 Trailer – No Release Date Yet.

October 5, 2009 by Rob  
Filed under App News, News, Tips and How-To's

We received notice from Gameloft that they’ve posted a new trailer to their much anticipated Asphalt 5 racing game.  The game was originally introduced during the WWDC 2009 keynote in June.  We’ve been eagerly awaiting it’s arrival and have yet to hear of a release date from Gameloft however we are hearing “October.”

Gameloft & Fox Mobile unite for Avatar: the Mobile Game

August 24, 2009 by Rob  
Filed under App News, News, Tips and How-To's

We received the following announcement concerning an up and coming game based on the current movie Avatar by Fox.  Avatar: The Mobile Game will launch at the end of the year, no specific time frame is given.

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Gameloft and Fox Mobile Entertainment Bring Avatar™ to the Mobile Screen

NEW YORK – Gameloft®, a leading publisher and developer of downloadable video games, today announced a licensing agreement with Fox Mobile Entertainment to develop, publish and distribute the mobile game based on Avatar, Academy Award®-winner James Cameron’s highly anticipated epic action adventure film.

With Avatar, the director of “Titanic,” takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination. The film delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make it, disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.

“With a riveting storyline and compelling characterization, Avatar: the Mobile Game will raise the bar for the mobile game user experience,” said Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice-president, Gameloft. “Gameloft’s expertise in movie-based games, promises the Avatar mobile game will have tremendous appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers alike.”

“Fox Mobile Entertainment has enjoyed a successful relationship with Gameloft, and we have every confidence that the Avatar mobile game will display the same level of quality, creativity, and innovation that are hallmarks of Gameloft’s mobile titles,” said Andrew Stalbow, senior vice president, Fox Mobile Entertainment. Marking Gameloft’s third collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox. Avatar: the Mobile Game will launch at the end of 2009. It will be available on all mobile platforms worldwide.

About Gameloft

Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones and consoles. Established in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew, Windows Mobile or Symbian technology. The total number of games-enabled handsets is anticipated to exceed four billion units by 2012. Gameloft games are also available to players on WiiWare and DS, Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Arcade, Apple’s iPod, iPod touch and iPhones, and PCs.

Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, ABC, Dreamworks Animations SKG, Endemol, 20th Century Fox, Viacom, Sony Pictures, Touchtone Television, Warner Bros., FifPro, Ferrari, Paris Hilton, Gus Hansen, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Reggie Bush, Chuck Norris, Jonny Wilkinson or Robinho allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates titles such as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and New York Nights.

Through agreements with major telephone wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online shop, Gameloft has a distribution network in over 80 countries. Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Montreal, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Caracas, Sao Polo, Santiago, Paris, London, Cologne, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Helsinki, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Bucharest, New Delhi, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN:)

For more information, be sure to follow Gameloft’s Twitter feed at: or visit us at

About Fox Mobile Entertainment

Fox Mobile Entertainment (FME) is the exclusive mobile licensor of all Fox Filmed Entertainment content. In addition to distributing mobile video and managing mobile video channels, FME focuses on the exploitation of Fox Filmed Entertainment intellectual property across all mobile platforms. Popular titles licensed through FME include the television properties 24, The Simpsons, and Family Guy, as well as major motion pictures such as Night at the Museum 2 and Ice Age 3.

App Review: Castle Of Magic by Gameloft

July 16, 2009 by Bret  
Filed under Daily App Reviews, Entertainment, Games, Kids

castleofmagic15 150x150 App Review: Castle Of Magic by GameloftCastle Of Magic by Gameloft is an amazing platform game with great graphics and exciting game play. The story starts with a young boy and girl who play so many video games that they break their gaming system. Without any video games to play, they are forced to find some other way to pass the time. So, they head down to the beach where they find a treasure chest. When the treasure chest opens, however, instead of finding gold and jewels, the two children are sucked into a swirling vortex. When the young boy wakes up, he is in a strange room alone. Suddenly, the evil magician, Nefastax appears, and he has the young girl, Jenny, locked up in a cage. To save Jenny from the evil Nefastax, you must hunt him down in this strange new magical world using the magical powers you now possess. You must learn spells such as lightning, fire, and others. To stop you along the way are monsters. You start with only three lives, but have the chance to earn more along the way.

The controls for Castle of Magic are easy to pick up. There is a D-pad in the lower left corner of the screen that controls your direction. To jump, press the boot in the lower right hand side of the screen. This button will let you perform three different motions depending on how you tap it. One tap for a single jump, two taps for a double jump making you go higher, and if you hold the button after a jump, you can open up your cloak to glide through the air. To shoot at enemies, tap the weapon button next to the jump button. There are bonuses placed all throughout the level that give you better weapons, higher jumps, and extra lives. There are also magic books that you can look at. Each of these books will teach you something about your powers or provide you with a tip.

The gems throughout the level are very important to helping you survive. The more gems you have, the more life you have. When you are hit by an enemy, you lose some of your gems. If you move quickly, sometimes you can recover some of them before they disappear off the screen. If you run out of these precious jewels, you lose one of your lives. Like many other platform games, when you lose a life, you will have to start again from the last checkpoint that you passed. If you exit the game, however, you will have to start at the beginning of the level. Be especially careful of vortexes that you see throughout the level. Enemies enter the level through these. They can catch you off guard.

These graphics are phenomenal and the game play is one of the best I’ve seen for a platform game. After Gameloft released this game, they realized the main character had no name. They are giving the players a chance to name the character. The winner gets an iPod Nano. Submit your name entry on Twitter or Facebook. Entry details can be found in the iTunes App Store and in the Castle of Magic game. I would recommend this game to anyone that loves magic, platformers, or just a great game.

Developer’s Website:

App Review: Hero of Sparta by Gameloft

July 8, 2009 by Bret  
Filed under Entertainment, Games

heroofsparta5 copy 150x100 App Review: Hero of Sparta by GameloftHero of Sparta by Gameloft is a great action game with very smooth gameplay. You are the King of Sparta and it is your job to protect the city from dangerous monsters from Olympus to Hades. Do you have what it takes to defeat enemies like the Cyclopes and Cerberus?

The controls on this game are very similar to Assassin’s Creed. You use a joystick to walk around and a shield and sword button to kill your enemies. Every once in a while as you are walking, a force field will pop up and keep you trapped inside of it with some enemies. You must kill the enemies to escape. While you are fighting, doing multiple hits at once will cause your player to perform combo attacks. To jump up cliffs and do various other things, watch for the button on the side to pop up. If you ever feel like you don’t know where to go, look up at the arrow, it will show you the way.

There are a total of eight levels that increase in difficulty. You can earn up to five types of weapons in the game. You can always go back and replay levels if you want to.

Hero of Sparta is a great game for anyone that loves action adventure games. This is a lengthy game that will suit any type of gamer.

Hero of Sparta is $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.

Developer’s Website:

App Review: Asphalt 4 Elite Racing By Gameloft

July 1, 2009 by Jeff  
Filed under Daily App Reviews, Entertainment, Games

asphalt4 1 150x150 App Review: Asphalt 4 Elite Racing By GameloftAsphalt 4: Elite Racing by Gameloft is a fast paced racing game. The object of the game is to beat races in order to unlock new cars and tracks while earning money to buy the cars you unlock at the same time. The first thing that you unlock is cars. You start out with a Mini Cooper and try to work your way up to the Bugatti Veyron. You also unlock new parts for your car. Then on the menu screen, you can buy and apply the parts to your car. These parts will both make your car faster, and cooler looking. You also unlock new levels. There are 100 levels with 4 in each city. Some of the cities are: Rome, New York, Mumbai, Paris, and Shanghai. Each of the 4 races in each city has a different objective. There are Cop Chases, Crash Rallies, Cash Attacks, Duels, and Normal Races.

There are 3 different types of controls that you can choose from. Tilt is the first one. Using this all you need to do is tilt to turn. The next is Tap controls. Using these controls all you need to do is tap on the side of screen that you want to go. The last type of controls is Steering Wheel. This will make a Steering Wheel appear in the bottom of the screen that you will turn just like a normal steering wheel with your finger.

Asphalt 4 is an awesome racing game with lots of cool features and great controls. The only thing I didn’t like about it is that every time you turn, no matter how big or small the turn is, your car will start to drift. Besides that, this is an awesome game that will keep you entertained for hours.

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing is on sale for $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.

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