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Disney’s ‘Split/Second’ Released onto the App Store

Disney‘s arcade racer Split/Second has been released onto the App Store, and I can’t help but be excited.  Although it doesn’t look as flashy or amazing as the console version, it still looks good enough to compete with the others in the App Store.  The screenshots in the App Store don’t seem to do the game any justice, though, and you can find some real ones below.

But the content doesn’t seem to be plentiful, with only 3 locations and 9 tracks from the console version.  It also comes at a whopping $6.99, a price tag most will be cautious with.  It also comes with 15 different cars and online, Bluetooth, and WiFi multiplayer.

We can only see if the online multiplayer works well and the single-player campaign is long enough, but from the sounds of it, it may or may not be worth the asking price.  I don’t want to make any judgements before playing it though, so you can see the game on iTunes to judge for yourselves.

[images via Slidetoplay]

ESPN Pinball for iPad Review: Step up your game, Disney

I’m a huge American football fan, particularly when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets.  So the name ESPN isn’t an unknown name within my mind, and I actually read football news every single day, following up on trades, the draft, and other editorials around the site.

But one part of the site that I rarely visit is the ESPN Arcade, a place where sports games live.  Of course, I’m not at all familiar with the environment in the ESPN Arcade, but from what I see from the App Store offerings, I think I’ll just keep it like that.  The only factor that impressed me were the visuals; otherwise, it’s best to go hunting for a different pinball game.

Likes

Visuals: The bright, 3D visuals were impressive, and I thought they were well done.  It didn’t feel like an actual pinball table, but it drew you into the game, and all the lights definitely added to the “party” atmosphere.

Dislikes

Physics: Pinball physics, in my opinions, is the most important part of a pinball simulator.  Because if the physics suck, then it fails to be a simulator as it feels far from reality.  The physics in ESPN Pinball are absolutely horrendous, and when you expect the ball to bounce high off an obstruction, you find it just slowly falling toward your paddles.  The physics were far from accurate, and I found the pinball doing so many unexpected things.

Missions: The missions are unclear, and I don’t exactly have a clue of what I’m doing.  There might not even be any missions, which would make this pinball simulator a flush down the toilet.  It would be nice to make the missions a bit more obvious, and they could have some question or help section addressing this.  For now, I’m playing this game with no clue on what to do; only to keep the pinball out.

ESPN Pinball is a beauty on the outside, but a horrendous, evil, ugly, and confusing game on the inside.  This is one of the worst pinball sims I’ve ever played, and with horrid physics and unknown missions, I can’t recommend this game to anyone.  I don’t care if it’s on the iPad, this game is horrible.

ESPN Pinball was published by Walt Disney, and I played through version 1.0 on my iPad.  The price is $3.99.


G-Force: The Game

The movie with all the hamsters by Disney… what was it called?  Oh yeah, G-Force.  The FBI animal agents with all the secret gadgets and extremely skilled moves have come to the iPhone.  The price is $4.99, which is a little expensive for a movie game, but the graphics seem to be pretty good.

Features:

  • Dozens of hi-tech gadgets and cool tools to help you destroy targets and hack security systems
  • Switch between different agents to complete missions
  • Innovative combination of puzzle, action and strategy gameplay
  • Awesome 3D graphics!

The price is $4.99, and the creators are Walt Disney.