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.
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.
Wolfenstein 3D Classic Proves FPS Games Can Work on iPhone
Wolfenstein 3D Classic - I was fourteen years old when I got my first taste of what a first person shooter (FPS) was. After I took my hands off the keyboard and mouse attached to my family’s 486 DX2 computer that powered Wolfenstein, it was a done deal; I was hooked!
WackyLands Green is Three Great Games in One
What do a surfer dude, a hippo and a bunch of cows have in common? When you play WackyLands Green, it is your job to save them all. WacklyLands Green from Fair Play Labs is three games in one app.
iNinja Lite Is A Shining (Throwing) Star
Geppetto Inc.'s iNinja Lite is a thoroughly addictive game of staving off opposing ninjas with while mastering one's own ninja skills.
The App Store description boasts the game's physics engine and high frame rate.
3D Brick Breaker Revolution is a Solid Take on a Classic
3D Brick Breaker Revolution by Digital Chocolate is a completely modern take on the classic Breakout genre, complete with 3D graphics, bonus levels, boss levels and some very cool power ups.
There was a Game on my iPhone, Bar Bingo Was Its Name-O
When I was a kid, I used to play bingo at the church hall with my mom. Bar Bingo is slightly more irreverent, and a heck of a lot more fun.
Before I even started playing Bar Bingo by EXTEND Interactive with my friends, looking at the game board made me laugh out loud.
The Cuddlies is a Bit Hard to Cuddle up to
The Cuddlies - Contrary to what many people think, I really do like cute and cuddly things. I have a slight aversion to excessively cute and cuddly things and I do think it’s a challenge for game developers on any platform to incorporate “cute” into a game without limiting its fan base.
Bike or Die 2: The Answer is Bike AND Die, it Appears
Bike or Die 2 - They say you never forget how to ride a bike. My question is: what about a bike simulator? I think the last video game I played that had me on a bicycle was Paperboy on original Nintendo.
Touch & Go! Lends a New Touch to Classic Match-Three Games
As far as match-three, compounding block games go, The Game Creators, developers of Touch & Go!, seem to have gotten a "feel" for the genre. Sure, Touch & Go! is a game based on a redundant concept, but there is nothing redundant about the interface, which is ultimately what enables this app to lend an air of creativity and uniqueness to the plethora of match-three genre games for iPhone.
Save Cows from Alien Abduction with Udder Chaos
Prepare to save your cows from alien abduction in the zany, but flawed, game Udder Chaos by Vincent Nguyen.
Udder Chaos is a fun and simple app that is good for killing a few minutes of your time.