App Store Finds: Frogger, AkiMahjong, Flickbook, Cocktails | iLounge News


App Store Finds: Frogger, AkiMahjong, Flickbook, Cocktails

An iPhone and iPod touch version of the arcade classic Frogger has been released on the App Store. The $9.99 app, released by Konami Digital Entertainment, is a basic port of the original, with the point of the game to guide five frogs to safety in order to advance to the next level. It also boasts enhanced graphics, and sounds from the original game. Strangely, it is listed as only being compatible with the iPhone, although iLounge editors have been able to load the game on the iPod touch.

Ambrosia’s $4.99 Aki Mahjong game has received a substantial update, which adds a new zoom-in mode, new and improved tile artwork, 25 additional bonus levels, and more. You can find out more about the original version of Aki Mahjong in our iPhone Gems: Mahjong article.

Flickbook is a new application that allows users to create simple animations on the iPhone and iPod touch. The $4.99 application from Ollie Wagner and Geoff Pado features colors that build up for shading, an underlay of the last frame for easier animation, the ability to store unlimited animations, and more.

Cocktails is a $4.99 drink recipe reference application from Skorpiostech that offers users access to thousands of cocktail and mixed drink recipes from their iPhone or iPod touch. Features include full-text searching across recipe names and ingredients, the ability to browse by base, drink type, flavor, or alphabetically, the ability to favorite frequently used recipes, share recipes though email and Twitter, and more. In addition, the application presents each recipe on a background that corresponds to its age, so that older recipes appear to be printed on weathered parchment, while newer drinks appear on a flat white backdrop.

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This app store is more like a candy store :D Very nice picks :D

Posted by CaryJ on August 5, 2008 at 5:02 PM (CDT)


I was excited to see this post, and then highly disappointed when I clicked on the link and saw the actual Frogger screenshots.

To those expecting the “arcade classic” Frogger, or port of the original.  This is not it.  This has “enhanced” graphics (which the article does mention), and frankly, for those who love the original, this looks like a bad cartoony version of the original.

I thought this would be like Pac-Man or Ms. Pac-Man - now those ARE ports of the arcade classics - the way they look and sound.

Posted by Craig on August 5, 2008 at 8:48 PM (CDT)

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