updated 02:20 am EST, Mon December 14, 2009
Formula One 2009, Jewel Quest Mysteries
Codemasters and EA Mobile have both announced new iPhone games, F1 2009 and Jewel Quest Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear. F1 2009 is a Formula One racing game that features 10 teams, 20 drivers and 17 circuits from the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship. The game's time-trial mode demands the fastest lap time, while the endurance mode tests both speed and consistency as players drive through either six, nine or 12 laps to set the best average time.
F1 2009 takes players to a variety of different tracks and places including the streets of Monaco, the Yas Marina circuit, and a night race that takes place in Singapore. Players' lap times can also be uploaded to the global AGON Online Social Platform Leaderboard to compare with other players.
F1 2009 is currently available for both the Wii and PSP but has yet to be given a price and release date for the iPhone variant.
Jewel Quest Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear is the latest instalment in the series of Jewel Quest match-3 puzzle games. The app centers around Rupert and Emma, characters who travel through the ruins of ancient Egypt to find hidden objects and secret gems. The game features 18 different backgrounds including relic-laden palaces and gardens, along with 20 puzzles that users must complete before advancing. A multiplayer mode allows users to play head-to-head via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, with support for up to four simultaneous profiles. Lastly, users can enhance their jewel matching abilities by obtaining power-ups throughout the levels.
Jewel Quest Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear can be downloaded from the App Store for $3.