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.
Quantum Lights is a Puzzle Without a Clue
Jeremy Smith's Quantum Lights is one of those puzzles that you either get, or you don't. I get it, but the game fails to captivate my attention in the same way as Rubik's Cube, which this game reminds me of a bit.
IncinviBall Could Use Stronger Game Play
One of the fun things about playing Croquet or Bocce is getting to smash another player's ball to kingdom come. When I first laid eyes on Proton Studio's InvinciBall I thought it might be just as fun in the smash department as one of those two games.
Peekaboo Barn Offers Some Lively Livestock
Night & Day Studios, Inc., the company that in the last few months has brought you such clever apps as Audience Pro, Rimshot Pro and Big Fat Lies Trivia Game, deserves a big-barn round of applause for its recent release of the children's educational game called Peekaboo Barn.
Tunnel is an Old Twist on an Old Graphing Calculator Game
You will not find simpler game play or a more graphically rudimentary app in the App Store than Orial Ferrer Mesia's Tunnel. All you have to do is look at the accompanying picture to see that.
I Love Katamari — More to Like than to Love
I Love Katamari is the newest iteration of a game that went through a major overhaul from the original version. The new app has good responsiveness and some solid features, but a few hiccups and some odd gameplay still keep it from being a must-have for iPhone/iPod touch gamers.
Marriage for Speed Fiend and Lady Luck in the Cards
Speed Fiend, from Scatter Circuit, is a mashup of Soltaire, War and Fish, salted with a dash of mishigas.
The object of Speed Fiend is to discard your cards as fast as you can. Between you and your rival — in this instance, the iPhone's electronic brain — are two discard piles.
Save Your Breath for Zoom Zoom
Zoom Zoom is one of the stranger offerings to come from the App Store. You will probably either love it or hate it. Those who left comments on the DAVA Consulting app's iTunes page either lauded it for its ingenuity or wondered why time was wasted on its development. The reason? You do not control the game with the touch screen or accelerometer — but with your mouth.
Crazy Snowboard Now Updated for iPhone and iPad
Crazy Snowboard 2.0 is an app with multiple personalities. On the one hand it is one of the better designed games around for the iPhone, iPod touch and now the iPad, too. Its weakness is the sometimes quirky gameplay that keeps it from being a truly great offering.
Word Warp is Best Word Game for iPhone
Word Warp! I love this game and everything about it. This is probably the one iPhone app that I have used everyday since I have downloaded it. The object of the game is exactly like that of Text Twist if you are familiar with it.
LED Football 2 Offers Retro Gridiron Action
If you grew up in an era when LED games were cutting edge technology, then LED Football 2 may hold some nostalgia for you. Like its predecessors, LED Football and LED Basketball, it is a fairly accurate representation of the handheld LED sports game that were among the first handheld entertainment devices.
Fleck Tells a Magic Story
Fleck is a board game app for the iPhone and I have yet to see anything similar. The object of the game is to get the little guy in the green shirt, also known as Fleck, to the cove. You have to do this without coming into contact with the acid raindrops or the toadstool which will poison him and ultimately end the game.
Chocolate Shop Frenzy is Pretty Sweet
Emma, the heroine of Chocolate Shop Frenzy, quits her marketing job, gets a small business loan, buys a chocolate shop and goes into business. Her goal is to employ her time-management skills to successfully run the shop for a year — long enough to pay back her loan.
Killer Pool a Challenging, Fun App
The bright, touch-sensitive screen of the iPhone and iPod Touch almost calls out to be filled with a pool table (well, maybe just to me). Perhaps this is why Killer Pool is the latest in a string of pool games that have appeared in the App Store. There is certainly many to choose from — with Midnight Pool being one of the best. Killer Pool bests that app in many respects, yet still has some room to grow.
Biiplane Offers Good Flight; Little Else
Biiplane is a flying app that will test your ability to maneuver your iPhone or iPod Touch through a simplistic obstacle course. It works well as a flight simulator through its use of the accelerometer.
Scrabble, Just Right for Tough Times
Scrabble was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts, an out-of-work architect, during the Great Depression. Hmm, I wonder whether it's coincidence that Electronic Arts has just released its version of the popular word game for the iPhone, or a sign the economy is set to go further down the drain?