Zelda-like adventure game 'Angel Sword' comes to iPhone

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    I hope this inspires Nintendo to release some games! I'd love to have Mario Bros without having to jailbreak my iPhone.
     
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    Low expectations here... joypad emulation without tactile feedback sucks. If they don't come up with a good way to use the touchscreen, I'm not buying.
     
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    Wow, it has "Full color graphics and animation"!!!
     
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    Nope, it won't. Nintendo will never release any games for any devices but their own.

    --Eric
     
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    You're wrong. This is completely untrue.

    http://www.amazon.com/Marios-Game-G..._1_2?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1227107875&sr=8-2

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Mario

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_games_in_the_Mario_series

    The best example of this is Mario Is Missing!, which was released for NES, SNES, and PC.

    There are more, some of which are Zelda games, but I can't find them right now. While it seems unlikely that Nintendo would license a game to a currently competing device, they've been known to do it in the past. If you consider the iPhone as more of a PC than a handheld console, the possibility remains for a Nintendo developed game in the App Store.
     
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    I kinda suspected some overly-pedantic person would bring that up...I know about those, but notice that I didn't say Nintendo never has released any games for other devices. ;) Plus the other Zelda games were released by another company, were not very good, and Nintendo won't do that again. Also those were a long time ago, and you definitely will never find Nintendo helping sell iPhones. They want to sell the DS, and I would bet real money that you will never see anything from Nintendo on the iPhone.

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    Pedantic? Well, we're all zealots in our own way. Anyway, I'm still not convinced that Nintendo wouldn't release a game for the iPhone. True, the 70% profit from the App Store to their 100% on their own system can't be matched, but it's still a significant amount of profit. Plus, the App Store's distribution can't be beat. Very little money would need to be spent on advertising because their game would, no doubt, be in or near the top slot for quite some time. Word of mouth and reviews would get any game by Nintendo significant exposure. Virtually no money needs to be spent on packaging and distribution (aside from Apple's 30% cut). Being Nintendo, they could easily charge $9.99 for one of their games, (if not more), and still rake in the sales because of the quality associated with their name. They have the potential to make millions by releasing a trimmed down version of an existing game or even by releasing some "classic" games on the App Store. Duck Hunt comes to mind. I don't think they'd have to waste too many resources to get a simple game out.

    My point is, it would be profitable. The only question that remains is if Nintendo views the iPhone as a real threat to the DS. In my humble opinion, I say no. I think these are still two distinct markets and Nintendo still has much of an advantage over Apple. Nintendo has a much better offering of games for "gamers" on their platform, plus they're much more established in the gaming market. Plus, when the DS v2 comes out it will probably be an even better gaming platform than the buttonless iPhone. I may be wrong, but it just seems like a Nintendo game on the App Store would be an affordable and profitable move on Nintendo's part.
     
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    The touch interface can't be good for traditional action games. An RPG is more suited for the iPhone. Something like the old Fallout games.
     
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    This game is really annoying me!! Where are the worms for that annoying boy fishing???
     
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    Nice one, iPhone :apple: advertising goes back to the mid-eighties :D

    Anyway I'll try it first before deciding to buy it, because I'm sceptical about the playability on the iPhone - playable or not, it will probably rake in some nice $$$ for big old :apple: ... :cool:
     

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