Apple users can celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games that will be held in London next month by downloading the London 2012 – Official Mobile Game app. This game, authorized by the Olympic Games itself, is available on the App Store, as well as on Google Play. A free version gives the basic features, while one that costs $2.99 gives users an additional 3,000 coins that may be used to purchase items within the app.
Developed by NEOWIZ Internet Corp., the London 2012 – Official Mobile Game takes on the role of a trainer for an athlete in international competition. They go through nine Olympic sporting events, including the archery, double trap, pole vault, triple jump, kayak k1, 100M, 11Om hurdles, 100 m Butterfly, and 100 m Freestyle. These events are played against a background of real Olympic venues, bringing users as close to the games as possible even if they do not actually attend the sportsfest. Adding to the international flavor is the support for eight languages that the mobile features, including Spanish, French, Russian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English.
Users are able to give their athletes a custom appearance with some 220 clothing items and accessories. Furthermore, three game modes called Training, Olympic, and Challenge, allow users to progress based on their skill. NEOWIZ Internet Corp. claims that the games are easy enough to play, but require some level of technique and skill to gain a level of mastery.
The game, unfortunately, is not compatible with all iOS-based devices. At present, only users of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, and the most recently released iPad can play the game. The iOS 4.0 or later versions is a minimum requirement on these Apple devices.
On the other hand, the first generation iPad, the iPhone 3GS as well as previous models of the iPhone, and the iPod Touch are incompatible with the London 2012 – Official Mobile Game app. For Android users, there is also a minimum requirement of Android 2.2.