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…)
My parents used to own a border collie, a breed famous for their sheep herding abilities. I remember once watching the dog try to herd my sister into a corner — successfully. Scamp, that dog’s name, was the first thing I thought of when I found Sticky Sheep.
The concept is similar to what Scamp was bred to do. You’re a dog, and you have to herd sheep into these target zones. But it’s not just as simple as running and going. No, this game has a very Angry Birds-esque mechanic to the whole thing, which makes it a lot of fun to play. Don’t believe me? Let me herd you towards that more button. (more…)
We’ve reviewed lots of iPhone games over the years here at iPhone.AppStorm, but, shockingly enough, we’ve never talked about the one game that gave validity to the iPhone as a gaming platform: Angry Birds. That’s right, the same app that now has merchandise found everywhere from Staples to Hot Topic has never been a under our microscope for review. Why not? Heck if I know, but we’re going to remedy that situation right now.
That’s right folks, it’s Angry Birds for the iPhone, and we’re reviewing it after the jump. (more…)
I don’t play a lot of games on my iPhone, or anywhere, for that matter. I do enjoy them, but just find myself going other directions for entertainment most of the time. I know the iPhone is a great device for gaming so I thought I should probably check out this world a little more.
I decided to explore one of those retro-style game that I’ve been hearing so much about. I love the style and felt like a little mindless iPhone fun so why not. There are many in this space, but I decided to take Bit-1 for a spin. The screenshots looked impressive and the community seemed to enjoy it, so I picked up a copy to check it out for myself. My thoughts after the jump. (more…)
Going old school seems to be a common trend with games nowadays. The charming 8- or 16-bit artwork, music and play style of the 90s is not only nostalgic fun for those who played the NES and similar game consoles back in the day, but provides a fresh and different experience for the recent generation of gamers.
One iOS game that does a remarkably good job of bringing the retro feel to the masses is Super Crate Box. It’s a frantic, fast-paced, and quite fantastic game that embodies the comeback of arcade age. (more…)