The Simpsons, a bubbling puzzle game, and the return of the Original Gangstaz have all made their way to the free iPhone game world. Check out the reviews of these popular new titles for the iPhone from the iTunes' App Store.
Some how the Simpsons still has the social power that they began in the late 1980s and has kept for over twenty years. Now the pink frosted donut symbolizes a new arcade game that they are giving up for free at the iTunes' App Store, which may be a way to remind people that they still hold the same Sunday night time slot. Really, Simpsons Arcade FREE is just the free iPhone game version of the Simpsons Arcade game from Electronic Arts, which runs at a medium rate of $4.99. This is fine since Simpsons Arcade, or the "FREE" version, are both updates of the classic Simpsons arcade mode that people became used to in the back of pizza shops in the 1990s and are still in most "coin ops" today. This is a beat 'em up style where the known members of the Simpsons family are set onto the streets of Springfield and are asked to fight oppositional characters as they come through. There is a vague plot structure to Simpsons Arcade FREE, which follows a plot from the Burns empire, but this is pretty irrelevent. What is important is that Simpsons Arcade FREE is an easy action game that brings in the arcade controls into a translucent control scheme on the screen. This works smoothly and does not have any lag, which is important for a title like this. All the characters are so well known in Simpsons Arcade FREE that the little in jokes are fun and remind us of something that we all grew up on. The full version of Simpsons Arcade is worth it for serious fans, but start with the free iPhone game version first to make sure that you are still on the same page. EA has been a major developer for iPhone gaming and Simpsons Arcade FREE is just another example of why they may stay on top.
Burning Bubbles Lab FREE is essentially Bust a Move. Bust a Move was a classic puzzle game where different colored balls would be stuck up to the cieling. You then shoot balls from the bottom and if there is a group of the same color they will disappear. It is up to you to get rid of all the colored balls before they stack up enough to get down to your ball shooting apparatus. Burning Bubbles Lab FREE is a free iPhone game that takes this Bust a Move design and makes it accessible, but not really better in an substantial way. The design of Burning Bubbles Lab is actually pretty clunky and requires you to put your finger in an awkward bar location before the bun from where the balls are shot. There are different challenge options in Burning Bubbles Lab FREE, but they do not add that much depth as they tend to be pretty much the same. These are some issues with Burning Bubbles Lab FREE, but the engine on which it is based is still so solid no matter what is done to it. Burning Bubbles Lab FREE may not be the best incarnation of this puzzle game, but it is still a little fun.
Original Gangstaz is the newest free iPhone game from the RPG factory of the The Godfather, and its format has completely revolutionized the design of these free text based iPhone MMO RPGs. The basic premise remains the same as you have a character that you take through missions, invest properties, fight characters, and search for criminnal success all based on numeric profiles. Now The Godfather has released Original Gangstaz Soldier, which is the primary Original Gangstaz update. Once you download the Original Gangstaz Soldier update it will update the software and give you some more offers for connected free iPhone games, like iMob Online. Over all Original Gangstas Soldier does not really do much for your account. The main focus of something like this would be for free Original Gangstaz Street Cred, which is assumed to come with an Original Gangstaz update. You really do not end up with much more Original Gangstaz Street Cred from Original Gangstaz Soldier, so really there is not much benefit. All the basic systems are in tact including the regular options for using Original Gangstaz Street Cred, Original Gangstaz friend codes, the property system, and the Original Gangstaz lotto system. It would be more reasonable if there was a significant change in the design of the game, such as changing the basic functioning of Original Gangstaz Friend Codes, but this is not the case. Instead this is really just a renamed version of the Original Gangstaz free iPhone game. OG was a great game, so feel free to download either version. Just do not expect that you absolutely must download Original Gangstaz Soldier right away if you already have Original Gangstaz installed on your iPhone.