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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
 
Lode Runner, Wonder Blocks, and Reversi Come To iPod
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Three new game titles for Apple's iPod multimedia devices have been added to the iTunes store. The offerings this time include Hudson Software's strategic action/puzzler: Lode Runner, Gameloft S.A.'s block stacker: Wonder Blocks, and Apple's classic board game conversion: Reversi.

Lode Runner:

Lode Runner is a strategic action/puzzle game. Your goal is to collect the gold and escape! Evade the horde of attacking robots, occasionally burying one or two along the way, and then head for the escape ladder. Draw the robots closer, time your digging well, and stick to your strategy to beat the stages.
Enjoy 130 stages, spread between Standard, Expert, Master, and Gold Rush modes. You'll find no robots in brain-wracking Puzzle mode, but you will find complete answers for those stages you just can't figure out by yourself.
Features:
Start the game in a flash - simple controls consist of moving and digging
Stop and restart games at your leisure, since they're divided into stages
Experience 130 amazing stages
An easy-to-understand tutorial video is included
Also includes videos on how to beat those particularly perplexing stages
In Gold Rush mode, collect gold as you descend deeper through the scrolling screen - try to top your friends' high scores
Wonder Blocks:
Challenge your block-stacking talents and your sense of precision in a fight against time and instability. Travel from wonder to wonder, overcoming challenges to rebuild marvelous structures , from the Egyptian pyramids to the Eiffel Tower. Rotate and place blocks, abut be careful they don't tip over! Build towering spires, balance both sides carefully, and don't let the water flood over your work! it's intense fun that's unlike any puzzle game you've played before on your iPod. Download it today.
Features:
Experience a story taking you to seven wonders, including the Egyptian pyramids and Taj Mahal
Realistic physics and friction effects create shaky, unstable buildings
Find the best combination of block colors and shapes to overcome instability challenges
Intuitive controls are accessible to anyone; rotate and place blocks with only one finger
Cheerful little characters will help you through your challenges
Numerous modes: Quick Play, Story Mode, Boss Rush, Time Attack, Tangram, and more
Reversi:
Play Reversi on the go! The classic board game is now available on your iPod. Quickly start a game and choose from a variety of board themes and backgrounds to fit your style. Play against the iPod with several difficulty settings for the whole family or challenge a friend in pass-and-play. Experience a modern version of the classic game with gorgeous graphics and easy-to-use Click Wheel controls.
Features:
Adjustable play levels - easy, medium, hard - make Reversi accessible to the whole family
Enjoy pass-and-play with another friend
Request a hint to improve your play or undo a move you've made
Choose from a variety of gorgeous Reversi boards and chip pieces
See the game come to life with detailed animations and realistic sound effects
Place your chips quickly and easily with intuitive Click Wheel controls
Lode Runner and Wonder Blocks cost $4.99 each while Reversi is available for $0.99. The games are compatible with 3rd and 4th generation iPod nanos, iPod classics, and 5th generation iPods.



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