iPhone Game Friday: New Releases

The App Store has been getting a lot busier lately, with fantastic games being released all the time and developers popping up all over the world. Once again we are rounding up some of the new releases from the past two weeks, this time including two of my current favourites, White Lines and Tilt to Live, as well as three other great new apps.

To be honest with you, it’s been hard dragging myself away from Angry Birds to write this, but I managed to find some spare time! On a side note, if you want us to review your game, send us a promo code using the link in the right-hand sidebar and we will include it in a future version of Game Friday.

White Lines

White Lines

White Lines

I don’t know about you, but I like my games simple and addictive. White Lines from Big Mouse Media fits the bill perfectly, providing an excellent game to test your memory skills. The premise is simple, watch the lines drawn on the screen and then redraw them in the same sequence.

The levels get progressively harder, from remembering just two lines up to six, but it’s ridiculously addictive and a great game to pass the time away. I’m currently at 600 points, not sure if that’s a good score though!

Price: $.99

Developer: Big Mouse Media 

Download: App Store

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

We just missed the boat in our last “New Games” roundup with the release of Final Fantasy coming a day after the deadline, so we have included it this time around. For those of you unfamiliar with the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix have ported their original 1980s Final Fantasy I & II releases to the iPhone.

Featuring beautiful graphics and a detailed storyline, take the Warriors of Light on their quest to restore the crystals in the first chapter of the most famous RPG series in history. The gameplay is a little bit primitive, but it’s a classic that will keep you occupied for a good few hours.

Price: $8.99

Developer: Square Enix 

Download: App Store

Attack of the Titans

Attack of the Titans

Attack of the Titans

A tower defence game with a difference, Attack of the Titans is set in Ancient Greece where the Titans have unleashed war against the Gods of Olympus. Using 5 upgradeable Gods you must defend against the Titans’ minions across 15 levels, facing up to a number of different enemies including gorgons and flying harpies.

The graphics give the appearance of an Age of Empires style game, with the minimalist user interface not detracting from the action, and the 3D view really adds to the gameplay experience. Well worth picking up as it will keep you going for a good few hours.

Price: $1.99

Developer: Deadbug 

Download: App Store

Line Up 2

Line Up 2

Line Up 2

A sequel to the hugely popular Line Up, Line Up 2 adds a few new features to one of the best block clearing games on the iPhone. Simply click on blocks of three or more identical colours to clear them and try and keep the tower from overflowing the board. It’s a very simple game to pick up and is addictive as well as completely free!

Colourful graphics and slick gameplay make this excellent fun and well worth giving a go. There are two game modes as well as the ability to challenge your friends on Facebook to find out who the best, and the developers have kindly included an adapted color scheme for those who suffer from Color Blindness.

Price: Free

Developer: LabPixies 

Download: App Store

Tilt to Live

Tilt to Live

Tilt to Live

Sometimes a game comes along that just makes you smile while your playing, Tilt to Live is one such example of this. Using the built in Accelerometer, you tilt the iPhone to steer your arrow away from the red balls that chase you round the screen, while collecting power-ups to blow them up. It’s fast-paced, frenetic and a whole lot of fun.

There are 27 levels to complete as well as a lot of replay value. If you are in any doubt about buying this game, just check out the overwhelming number of 5-star reviews on the App Store. Truly fantastic.

Price: $1.99

Developer: One Man Left

Download: App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

Hopefully there was something for everyone this week – whether you like puzzles, strategy or even role playing games. We always appreciate your feedback and suggestions for other games so please let us know what you have been playing in the comments below!