Pick Up Post: Capcom Takes My Mobile Money

Capcom is one of my all-time favourite developers and publishers. I have fond memories of playing a bunch of Capcom games outside of their obvious choices, such as Street Fighter and Megaman. This week, they followed Gameloft’s lead and put a bunch of their iDevice games on sale. I highlight a few that I picked up and one you should avoid.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (iTunes)

Even though this is a game I’ve already beaten, I adore this game. I was never into the adventure game genre, but this game was just as enjoyable and exciting to me as any action game. It’s one of those games I could see myself buying every conceivable version released because I love it so much. I will save my gushing for this game for a post in the very near future, but this game was a must buy at $5. At $3, it’s a steal.

Resident Evil 4: iPad Edition (iTunes)

This one is a bit of a gamble. Resident Evil 4 is one of my all-time favourite games, but I’ve heard some mixed results about the iPhone and iPad versions. I know that the game I’m getting is not perfect, but may be worth it at this sale price. I’ll have impressions on it in the future.

Dark Void Zero (iTunes)

The XBOX 360 and Playstation 3 versions of Dark Void were panned by the critics and sold horribly. As a promotional tool for that game, Capcom released Dark Void Zero, which was positioned as a lost Capcom game from the late 80s that they’re just releasing now. I don’t know how well this game sold, but the reviews for it have been very good. I’m willing to give this one a shot for $1.

Those are the three I picked up. Street Fighter IV is also on sale at $6.99. While that’s still pricey for an iPhone app, I still play that game every single day and it’s still just as fun as it was when I first got it. It’s not just the hands-down best iPhone fighting game, but one of the overall best games on the platform. The one game I should warn you about though is Megaman 2. It’s one of my favourite video games of all-time, and I know a lot of people love it, but this is not the version to play. When this first hit the app store, it was almost completely broken. Even after a number of updates and improvements, it still does not play in a manner that fans of Megaman 2 would hope for. At the very least, try the lite version and judge for yourself.

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