3rd March 2012
Chillingo's top-down shooter Extraction: Project Outbreak can now be liberated from the confines of the App Store and added to your iPhone for free. This affectionate homage to old skool titles like Cannon Fodder might look like yet another zombie blast-'em-up, but its varied weapon set and clever firing mechanic have won over critics and fans alike.
The Vimeo iOS app has just received a major update that will allow iPad users to get to grips with the video-editing and -sharing software for the first time. Previously only compatible with iPhones, the new and improved video viewer provides a bespoke iPad interface that takes full advantage of the tablet's larger screen. The guys at Vimeo have taken their iPhone userbase into consideration, too, throwing in a revamped UI that should make the app easier to use on Apple's popular range of blowers.
If you don't already know, Qi trawls the print and online media for game and app reviews from respected sources like Macworld, TiPb, 148Apps, and GameSpot. A unique Qi formula is then applied to each site and publication to establish a definitive Qi score for the app or game. Top 5 recommendation lists, news round-ups, and regular industry analysis complement the dynamic Qi charts. Qi has its own Twitter feed, too, @qualityindex.
Notable changes to the Quality Index charts
Serving up a surreal portion of cheesy madness at #6 this week on the Qi chart is Riverman Media's bonkers 2D platformer Pizza Vs. Skeletons.
Where to begin? Well, you control an angry-looking giant pizza who must roll around a variety of environments, crushing everything in its path.
It seems that the undead have a real problem with Italian food, however, and have amassed an army of skeletons to take chunks out of our delicious hero.
Featuring 100 levels bursting with diverse challenges, a slick cartoon aesthetic, saucy hijinks, and a robust character customisation suite, Pizza Vs. Skeletons is definitely leaving the critics hungry for more.
Hitting all the right notes at #10, meanwhile, is the symphonic satire of rhythm-action game Frederic - Resurrection of Music for iPhone.
Proving that the greats really are immortal, Frédéric Chopin emerges from his grave to do sonic battle with the guitar-strumming, vinyl-scratching upstarts of the 21st century.
Perfect nine remixes of Chopin's greatest works as you travel across the globe, and watch / listen to the humorous story unfold as you go.
Slide To Play's reviewer has been sharing his love of Forever Entertainment's Frederic with anyone who'll listen, saying: "It's so well-done and engaging that it's impossible not to recommend it."
Music to our ears.