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.
H.E.X. is in the Mix If You Like Match-Up Games
p13development's H.E.X. is 60 percent off at the moment (which makes it $0.99) and that's a smart move on the part of the developer.
H.E.X. is a match-up game and the shelves in the App Store are packed with the genre.
Who Has The Biggest Brain? Sizes Up Facebook Friends
You can insist that size doesn't matter, but Playfish's Who Has The Biggest Brain is only helping to perpetuate such stereotypes. For shame. Who Has The Biggest Brain is a competition, linked with social networking giant Facebook, that prompts the user to solve as many simple seeming puzzles as possible in the one minute is allotted in each of four categories: analytical ability, calculation, memory and visual processing. Each category has its own mini-games,12 in total, puzzles dealing with arrangements, order, repetition, spacial evaluation and similar concepts. A brain size is then derived from performance through those four categories and compared with that of Facebook friends who also play. Be forewarned, it can be humiliating!
Bookworm is the Defining Word Game App for the iOS Platform
If you’re a word game fan and have never played Pop Cap Games’ Bookworm online, then check out Bookworm in the App Store. From the same developers that brought us Bejeweled, Bookworm is by far one of the best search and create word games around and having it available for iPhone and iPod touch is pretty exciting if you’re a word game fanatic.
iYacht Yahtzee Dice Game
I already know how to play Yahtzee, so I didn't think I would need any time to figure out how to play Scott Voyek's iYacht, a Yahtzee dice game. I should have started by reading the FAQ, as Scott suggests when I first launch the iYacht.
MP Solitaire is Contradictory Card Fun
Get this — the MP in MP Solitaire stands for "multi-player," which come on, is a bit paradoxical. After all, you can’t play a game that was designed to be played alone with other people, right?
10 Balls 7 Cups and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
Very similar to Arcade Bowling, 10 Balls 7 Cups is an arcade-style skeeball game for your iPhone or iPod touch. Displaying on the screen as a wooden alley with the traditional seven target cups or rings of varying point values, 10 Balls 7 Cups replicates the arcade classic very well and frankly, is a buck cheaper than the aforementioned similar app and has an added bonus — tickets!
TextTwist Turbo is Disappointing
If you play TextTwist on your computer, do not expect a similar experience playing TextTwist Turbo on the iPhone. The two word games are surprisingly dissimilar.
Both games are based on the same objective: form as many words as you can from a bunch of jumbled letters.
Mafia Games Round Up: Who is the iPhone Don?
Due to popular demand, we’re devoting a feature here that gives you the skinny on many of the Mafia games that have infiltrated the App Store. The jump in popularity for this emerging style of game can largely be traced to its MySpace/Facebook beginnings with Mob Wars leading the way.
Dapple Mixes Up the Match-Three Genre
If you've played Aurora Feint, Bejeweled or other games where you line up three or four similar objects to eliminate them, then you already have a good idea of what Streaming Colour Studios' Dapple is about.
Parking Lot! Steps Up the Puzzle Game with a Jam-Packed Challenge
Sometimes there’s an app that goes the extra mile and does a little bit better than the competition. Parking Lot is a puzzle game where you must safely navigate a yellow Beetle out of a maze of jammed packed cars. Parking Lot may remind you of other object puzzle games like Square Master, and Blocked but that’s where the similarities stop.
Easter Words is a Feel-Good Family Game
Easter Words is a family-friendly holiday game for the iPhone. Like its cousin, Hangman, the user guesses a word one letter at a time. Unlike Hangman, there are no negative consequences for picking the wrong letters.
Mafia Live Brings On Its Virtual Mobster Simulation
Mafia Live - Mafia games have become all the rage nowadays. They populate social networking platforms sporting millions of active users all over the country. Aftershock Innovations has taken it upon themselves to recreate the magic for iPhone so you follow through on the application’s tag line to “build your family” and take over the world.
Tamagotchi: 'Round the World Is Really, Really, Really Cute
Tamagotchi: 'Round the World — For my own peace of mind, and to make sure we're all on the same page here, I feel like I should start this off by stating that I am, generally, pro-cute. I like cute boys, and cute shoes, and cute couples.
Amazing Ninja Buddy Wants To Say Hai
Enter the dojo with Amazing Ninja Buddy by Omegasoft. It's a pretty amusing application that utilizes the iPhone's touchscreen and accelerometer for gameplay.
The ninja will respond to the user's touches by springing into different actions.
Sink or Swim with River Cross Logic Puzzle Game
River Cross Logic Puzzle Game will seem familiar to you if you liked to solve logic games in your youth. Developed by Taylor Steil, River Cross offers you four classic logic puzzles, reminiscent of those you did in elementary school, except back then most of us had pens and paper, not iPhones.