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iPad Launch day…plenty of titles available...for a small premium

Posted by: Dan at 4/3/2010 8:57 AM
At last word, Chuck was going to foray into the seedy underworld of Apple fanatics this morning in order to try and secure an iPad. I haven’t heard back from him yet, so I fear the worst that he was denied his chance to be an early Apple product adopter, or worse, he was torn to bits by the fanatics lined up since 9:00 p.m. last night.

Regardless, the Apple iPad has had some significant buzz generated over the last few days leading up to today’s official launch, and this includes lots and lots of iPad specific Apps available immediately (in addition to iPhone OS Apps). The one thing that stands out is that the pricing point has definitely increased, as iPhone OS games seem to fall in the $0.99 - $9.99 range, while the iPad specific apps look to initially be in a $2.99 - $14.99 range. Ultimately, the customer will set the price they are willing to pay for Apps, but we want to hear what you think about the pricing. Is it fair for an oversized iPhone OS version converted to HD with a handful of exclusives tossed in? Is it fair for a new version built from the ground up? Or is the price point simply too high and need to be in line with the iPhone OS titles.   Here is a quick run-through of some of the games and pricing.

[UPDATE: DAN  - Added a few more titles as they roll in]

EA Mobile:
NFS Shift - $14.99
Scrabble - $9.99
Mirror’s Edge - $12.99
Tetris - $7.99
C&C Red Alert - $12.99

Namco:
Pac-Man - $4.99
Pool Pro Online 3 - $6.99
Noby Noby Boy - $1.99

Chillingo:
Ice Age Deluxe: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - $4.99
Angry Birds HD - $4.99
Minigore HD - $4.99
Cash Cow Deluxe - $4.99
Cogs HD - $4.99
Radio Flare REDUX HD - $4.99
Sneezies HD - $4.99
Puzzler World XL - $7.99
BoardBox™ HD - $3.99
Quantz HD - $4.99
Super Shock Football HD - $4.99
GEON HD - $4.99
Sword of Fargoal Legends - $7.99
Piyo Blocks 2 HD - $2.99

Ngmoco (Freeverse):
GodFinger - N/A
We Rule - Free
Charadium - $4.99
Flick Fishing HD - $2.99
NBA Hotshots HD - $2.99
Warpgate HD - $7.99
CastleCraft - Free

2K Games:
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution - $12.99

Telltale Games:
The Penal Zone - $9.99
Sam & Max Episodes - $9.99 per episode

PlayFirst:
Diner Dash: Grilling Green - $4.99

Big Fish Games:
Amazon: Hidden Expedition - $9.99

Warner Bros:
Sherlock Holmes Mysteries - $2.99

Disney:
JellyCar 2 - $2.99
Disney Fairies Fly - $7.99
Phineas and Ferb Arcade - $2.99

Glu Mobile:
Glyder 2 - $4.99

Other Notables:
Plants vs Zombies HD - $9.99
Fieldrunners - $7.99
Labyrinth 2 - $7.99
Hangman RSS HD - $3.99
Kodix HD - N/A