There are a ridiculous number of iPhone games available in the App Store and that number is growing faster than ever. What’s even more interesting is seeing what different and interesting things developers are doing with their games. The creativity of the developers keeps me coming back to explore new titles in the games category all the time.
Beat Sneak Bandit takes touch interaction up a level and combines audio and touch to create really interesting gameplay and something I hadn’t experienced before — It was just too different to avoid. Let’s explore Beat Sneak Bandit. (more…)
I’ve said it many times before, but it bears repeating: the best types of games available for the iPhone are the ones that you can pick up and play quickly and easily. They don’t involve multiple complex levels, the controls are so simple they’re stupid and every time you play it’s just fun.
What would the iPhone be without games? With amazing graphics, multitouch, an accelerometer and a gyro, it’s gotta be the best gaming console ever. If you add a gigantic list of games, you’ve got yourself a very effective timekiller device.
So what’s the latest and greatest game to have? It’s Ragdoll Blaster 3, a game which became popular recently on the App Store and was actually selected as Game Of The Week by Apple not too long ago. Featuring beautiful graphics, a very relaxing sound track and addictive gameplay, this is great game if you’re tired of (or already beat) all of the Angry Birds titles. Let’s take a look at what this is all about. (more…)
It seems as if word games and iOS come hand in hand. As with all types of applications, there are several different word games out in the App Store. However, there are only a few that stand out from the rest of them.
This is where Scramble with Friends comes into the picture. The ever-so-popular ‘With Friends” series of games has just expanded with this new release, Boggle’s iOS counterpart. It’s yet another stellar iOS application from Zynga, but what makes it so great? Read more about it after the break. (more…)
I’ve never been the biggest fan of traditional word games, whether it was a game of Scrabble or a word search; the former involved too much luck and the latter made me dizzy. Still, I found myself looking through the App Store for a word-based game that I could play, something to challenge myself and hold my interest for long periods of time. With Puzzlejuice, I have found that game.
Of course, calling Puzzlejuice a word game is selling the title short. Indeed, it’s a combination of word game, Tetris and color matching. It is, in a word, unique. (more…)
I love science fiction, whether it’s movies or books, and I’ve always found it fun to transplant myself into the mythical environment of the film you’re watching or the book you’re reading. That far off place with all the cool gizmos and wild surroundings and interesting creatures. Star Wars has that appeal for me and a lot of other people, and LucasArts has done some great things with the franchise to keep its fans interested all these years.
One such thing has been video game development. There are a lot of really great Star Wars games out there for various platforms, and one of the most recent releases is Star Wars Pit Droids for the iPhone. The game was released as a bit of a promotion for the re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D. Let’s check it out. (more…)
How can I introduce League of Evil 2? As a sequel to one of my favorite iOS games? As a difficult, well-designed platformer? How about as a testament to the responsiveness of the iPhone’s touch screen? League of Evil 2 is all of those things and more. I had the chance to review the original game a while back, so I think that it’s only appropriate for me to take a look at this, the hot-off-the-press sequel.
The only thing I need to ask is this: are you ready for some hardcore, evil scientist butt-kickin’? I mean, not physically, obviously. What did evil scientists ever do to you? (more…)
Jelly Oasis is guilty of only one misstep in this gorgeous little game: the title. “Elf Defense” is descriptive in only the most vague way; it really doesn’t do this fantastic castle defense effort justice at all.
But a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, they say, and Elf Defense is a tour de force that plays just as phenomenally regardless of the name. Perhaps the bare bones naming of the game was a sort of concession to modesty, or maybe the makers of Jelly Oasis have noted that some of the most over-the-top titles in the App Store are attached to games that are mediocre at best. At any rate, don’t be fooled — Elf Defense has all of the bells and whistles, and then some. (more…)
It seems that with every coming day there’s a new vertical platformer on the app store. Ever since the genre was popularized by Doodle Jump, this kind of game is a dime a dozen; the outstanding ones are rare indeed. The Blocks Cometh is one of the few games that not only brings a fresh new take to the genre, but does it exceptionally well.
Throughout the past years, iOS devices have started to compete with consoles when it comes to gaming. Apps are starting to become bigger and better, however, it leaves some of games with simple but amazing gameplay to be forgotten.
Run Roo Run is one of these forgotten games. From the makers of Scribblenauts, Run Roo Run provides the classic iOS gaming experience that many love. But what makes it so different than all of the other games out there? Read more about it after the break. (more…)