Games for iPhone and iPad
By far the most popular category in the App Store, there is a never-ending parade of great games available for iOS devices. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Games for iPhone and iPad, or read on for news and reviews of the newest game releases for iOS.
Iron Fist Boxing is Almost Ready for Main Event Status
Iron Fist Boxing - The rise in popularity for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has been long overdue. MMA is a sport that throws out rules pertaining to fighting styles and gives fans the cross discipline match-ups they want to see.
Galaxy on Fire 3D Leads the Race for Space
Galaxy on Fire 3D, from FISHLABS, is this developer's best effort yet at pushing the envelope of the standard outer space shooter-on-rails genre for the iPhone and iPod touch.
FISHLABS is the creator behind Toy Tanks 3D, Burning Tires, Powerboat Challenge — all of which are cast in the shooter-on-rails mold.
Sticky Licky: Grab the Little Buggers if You Can
The early frog gets the bugs! Sticky Licky from visionwise is a cute, old school-style game for the iPhone. Your primary purpose is to help Sticky Licky the frog eat as many flies as possible while avoiding bees and other dangers.
Critter Crunch Combines Match-Three and Block-Dropping Puzzles for Munch Fun
Starwave's Critter Crunch has gotten rave reviews from nearly everyone who has played the game and it's easy to understand why that is.
Critter Crunch blends nicely-rendered graphics, infectious soundtrack and addictive game play into an app that's unlike any other I've reviewed.
Mini Golf Ace is 3D Putt Putt for Your Phone
Mini Golf Ace - Once in a while, an app comes to my attention that no matter how many times I use it, play it, or share it, I am undecided about it for quite some time. Mini Golf Ace is one of those apps.
Oh, You Sexy Bees! iSprout is a Good-Looking Puzzle Game
iSprout - Most of the time, when I download a game for my iPhone, I'm hoping it will be two things: First, I want it to be fun to play (duh!). Second, I want it to be pretty (or at least aesthetically pleasing), because I'm a total girl and I care about that kind of thing.
Help Cronk the Cave Man Save His Village in this Engaging Match-Three Game for iPhone
Cronk combines elements of bubble pop shooters, match-three puzzles and Centipede-like arcade action. There's a little something for everyone and I'm sure quite a few people will like playing it.
Hit the Course with Let's Golf
The designers at Gameloft have put together another outstanding iPhone/iPod Touch game with Let's Golf! The game offers a great experience that should satisfy golf fans yet also appeal to a broad audience with its arcade-like features.
My Little Eye is Practice in the Powers of Observation
Heads Up Software's My Little Eye is "Where's Waldo?" for the iPhone and iPod touch.
My Little Eye is populated with 11 photographic images and the task is to find 15 to 23 objects that accompany each image.
Tiny Tao Gets an "A" for Effort
Tiny Tao is a debut app from UI Magic that features four mini-games starring the game’s namesake Tiny Tao, a Chibi-like character who appears in three of the games.
As a collective whole, the mini-games utilize the iPhone and iPod touch accelerometer and touch based controls to give users a variation of games.
Alpine Racer Shows Promise But Lacks Depth
Namco’s Alpine Racer series has historically been a fixture in arcades (when they were popular in the States...) for over a decade. It is a downhill skiing series that relied on beautiful graphics and an interesting swiveling apparatus (picture here) that aimed at simulating a skiing experience.
Invasion of the Zakks: It's a Zakk Attack!
Every once in a while, I come across a game or an application that makes me really, really happy to be an AppCraver reviewer, because otherwise, I probably wouldn't have seen it, or if I'd seen it, I probably wouldn't have given it a second look.
Get Down, Up, Left, Right, Whatever With iDance
iDance - What originated with console games like Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band, the time-and-tap dance and music simulation games have become so popular that most everyone has seen some form of them by now.
Foosball 3D a Kick in the Wrong Direction
Foosball 3D attempts to bring the popular table game to the iPhone. Unfortunately the lack of control options makes the game dissolve into a contest of swiping your finger in a maddening flurry.
Build from Start-Up to Web Mogul with iNetMania
Fans of Monopoly (either the board game or app) will probably like TechPad Productions' iNetMania, its first game for the iPhone and iPod touch. iNetmania is based on TechPad's ServerMania board game.