Wow! It is good to see quite a number of Scumm VM games ported to the iTouch. The latest one I found is Simon the Sorceror Part 1. Yeah, there is a part 2 for Simon the Sorcerer. These point and click classic games were hits during their heydays and fans of adventure type games will be happy to know that they are ported to the iTouch.
In my case, I did not get any of them because I think it can be tedious to keep on tapping and you do not get to solve the puzzle. Unlike desktop versions where you can just use the right click of the mouse to automatically have the character to something right away rather than clicking on USE action, then clicking on the item. With a right click, it can do it automatically although it does not work in some cases (but only a few cases). If you are patient with tapping all the time, then you will enjoy these type of games. I am sticking to my Scumm VM Mac OS version and take advantage of the mouse.
Still, it is great to see them available for the iTouch. Even Myst 1 got ported. I am pretty sure there will be more to come.
When I got so bored during the weekend, I thought of looking for a game that I typically love to play. My preference has always been the adventure type, you know, those get this get that use this on that type of games. LucasArts was one of the companies who developed a lot of adventures games like Day of the Tentacle, Indiana Jones and their hit Monkey Island series to name a few. There were lots of other adventure games that I did not get to play like The Dig and Full Throttle. These games are based on the famous ScummVM engine and it is now available in public.
Some classic games are free like Flight of the Amazon Queen so you can get right to that game and download it so you can start playing. Others, well, they are not still free but there are lots of them scattered in the net waiting to be downloaded, no charge ;). Once you have the game, just place it in some folder and load it from within the ScummVM program and you are good to go. The ScummVM program is available in a number of operating systems and … whew … it is a good thing there is one for Mac OS ;).
The games that use the ScummVM engine are classic and I still enjoy playing them especially those games that I have never played before. Check out the image, this is how the ScummVM user interface looks like. The list are the games that are loaded into the console.