August 27, 2011

Parallax by Canupa

4.2/5- Parallax for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is a very retro-styled shoot-‘em-up game. In it, you control an unnamed spaceship that is on an intergalactic journey. However, aliens have attacked, and you must fight back. You control your auto-firing ship by sliding your finger anywhere on the screen, and the ship will follow. Aliens will die in one hit most of the time, and you die in two hits. The graphics have an 8-bit style, similar to games from the 1980’s. Overall, Parallax is a great retro game for $0.99.

August 25, 2011

Zen Wars by

(3.6/5) Zen Wars for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a simple strategy game. You must control and build cannons and walls to defeat the enemy. The graphics have a Japanese style, with comic-book cutscenes. The game is split into two segments- build, and attack. You must tap on enemies to launch cannonballs in that direction. Most enemies take a few hits to defeat, and once you defeat every enemy, you are able to repair your defenses. The game is great for long lines and car rides, but I wouldn't consider it a pick-up-and play game. Zen wars is currently $1.99 on the app store, available worldwide.

August 24, 2011

Rogue Sky by Chillingo Ltd

(4.2/5) Rogue Sky for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a game in which you control a hot air balloon. On your journey, you will encounter enemies and coins that will help fix your balloon. The controls are similar to one of Chillingo's previous titles, Dream Track Nation. The two on-screen buttons move your balloon left and right when you press either of the two buttons. The graphics are amazing, with a three-dimensional feel. The music is eerie, which fits together with the games "Halloween" style. Rogue Sky is very fun, and there is sure to be updates with more features. For now, it it at the launch price of $0.99, so get it while it's hot!

Dream Track Nation by Chillingo Ltd

(4.6/5) Dream Track Nation for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a very entertaining driving game. You must control one of many unlockable vehicles, and get to the finish line at the end of each level. The car is controlled by two virtual buttons, one for reverse, and one for forward. The controls are great, and the graphics have a nice style to them. The music fits well with the graphics, and is nice to listen to. The physics in each level is similar to other racing games like Jellycar (Free) with some minor improvements on the amount of control you have of your car. Dream Track Nation has an amazing level editor, in which you may create and share levels online. Overall, the game is very enjoyable in almost all aspects of the gameplay, and it's worth checking out for $0.99

August 23, 2011

Hook Worlds by Rocketcat Games

(5/5) Hook Worlds for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is another fun grappling hook game by Rocketcat Games. In Hook Worlds, you can travel between four different and unique worlds. You can play as an adventurer, pirate, gnome, or 8-bit adventurer. Each character has unique abilities and hats (The only upgradeable armor) that you can use and equip. All of the characters, however, have the ability to jump and use a grappling hook. The controls are simple and easy to use, and the game has an endless amount of replay value. Hook Worlds is definitely worth the $0.99 it costs, and then some. It is available on the iTunes app store now.

Trainyard by Matt Rix

(3.7/5) Trainyard for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a very innovative puzzle game. You must build train tracks on a grid in order to allow colored trains to reach the station. The puzzles start out easy, but the difficulty quickly ramps up. The controls have no problems, and the tutorials are very helpful. There are tons of levels, with more on the way. The music fits perfectly with the game's dark look. Trainyard is definitely worth checking out, and it is available on the app store for $0.99

Reckless Getaway by Polarbit

(4.7/5) Reckless Getaway for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a very entertaining racing game. You control a bank robber as he drives to safety from police that are in pursuit. The controls are very smooth, with both touch and tilt options. The graphics are amazing, even on older devices. The 3D style works perfectly, and the music is pleasing to the ears. The game is being updated with more and more levels, which adds to the fun. Check out the game on the app store for the price of $2.99

August 21, 2011

Disc Drivin' by Pixelocity Software

(5/5) Disc Drivin' for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a turn-based racing game involving discs. You flick your disc across floating 3D racetracks, aiming to get to the finish line before your opponent. The game has multiple game modes. You can play with friends, random online, or pass-and-play. The controls are smooth, and the graphics are pleasing to the eye. You can customize your disc to make it look the way you want it, and others will be able to see your custom discs. There is a chat feature, so you can chat with the person you are racing while you wait for them to make their move. Disc Drivin' is one of the best multiplayer games on any iDevice, and you should definitely check it out. For the amount of content and replayability you receive, it is definitely worth the $1.99 it costs.

Bean's Quest by Kumobius

(4.5/5) Bean's Quest for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a very fun and colorful platformer game. You control Emilio, the bean, in a quest to save both his girlfriend and his pet axolotls. Emilio automatically jumps, so all you need to do is tap and hold on either side of your device, and Emilio will move in that direction. The 16-bit graphics fit perfectly with the music and gameplay. There aren't very many levels currently, but more worlds will be added in future updates. Until the game receives an update with more levels, $2.99 is a very high asking price. However, once more levels are added, it'll be well worth the money. Bean's Quest is available now on the app store.

Ninja Fishing by Gamenauts

(3.4/5) Ninja fishing for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a very colorful fishing game. You control an overweight ninja that is out to catch his lunch. The controls are simple and intuitive, as you tilt during the first segment and swipe during the second. You tilt to control the line as it travels deeper into the water. Once your hook snags a fish, the line starts rising. You must tilt to snag more and more fish, until your line reaches the top of the water. Then the game transfers you to a Fruit Ninja ($0.99) lookalike segment. You slice the fish when the fly into the air, and try to avoid slicing dynamite. You can upgrade many elements, such as your line length and katana strength. The game can get old fast though, because there is not much variety between levels. Overall, the game is worth a try, and is available for $0.99 on the app store.

August 17, 2011

iBlast Moki 2 by Godzilab

(5/5) iBlast Moki 2 for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is the sequel to the award winning puzzle game, iBlast Moki. The game itself has beautiful graphics, and extremely fun and easy gameplay. The graphics have a cartoony style, much like the first in the series. There are a lot of levels, with more to come in future free updates. The game has many improvements from the first, adding many new game elements (which therefore add to the fun) that are innovative and make you have to think. All in all, the game is a very good addition to your collection, and you should pick it up today for the introductory price of $0.99

August 16, 2011

Big Sticky by Big Bad Brush inc.

(3.7/5) Big Sticky for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a very entertaining, but difficult, platforming game. You control the frog prince (why he is purple, I don't know) as he traverses through 5 worlds and 51 levels to find his kidnapped princess. Though the story may be cheesy, the gameplay definitely makes up for it. The controls are very simple and easy to learn, but hard to master. The graphics are nice, and the game lasts for a few hours before you will complete it. The game is a steal at $0.99, and I recommend that you check it out.