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.
Rock 'n' Roll will get you Spinning
This fun arcade game by UK game developer Tag Games Limited might get you dizzy but it is a lot of fun. The premise is fairly simple - two friends, Rock and Roll, are on an island where the Evil Sky Spirit got angry and kidnaps Rock, because an electrical shortage caused all of his musical notes to disappear from his guitar.
iShooting Gallery offers Arcade Action
iShooting Gallery by Norwegian game developer EMV Software is a fun and straight-forward game that delivers what it promises and turns the iPhone into target practice at a carnival.
With three levels of difficulty and a time trial mode, the game offers challenges for beginners and more advanced players alike.
Strike Up the Fun with iBowl
Upon opening iBowl a warning on the instructions page reads: "Before playing, make sure objects and people are out of the way." This message is a first hint at how much fun this game is.
Brought to the iPhone by large game developer Social Gaming Network (SGN), makers of iGolf, iBowl delivers.
Reign of Swords - Tactics and Strategy
Reign of Swords by US/Asian game developer Punch Entertainment is a complex turn-based strategy battle game with multiplayer functionality. Reign of Swords is similar to a tabletop war game with its extensive rules and figures.
Attention Chess Fanatics: Free Chess Puzzles!
Chess Puzzles, a free game by independent developer IggyGames, contains 50 chess puzzles of varying difficulty, starting with (relatively simple) mate in 2 problems, ranging to mate in 5.
Scrabble from EA Sets the Bar and It's Free
When I saw "Scrabble" hit the App Store my first thought was that the game play was going to be painful on a device with a 4.5 by 2 inch display and no keyboard. But somehow, the team at EA, the largest game publisher in the world, has created an app that is not only incredibly fun to play, but makes you forget the limitations of the iPhone.
Flick Bowling- FreeVerse Has Done it Again
Flick Bowling was developed by NY City based company called Freeverse. The makers of Flick Bowling have been developing great games since 1994, and is one of the leaders on the iPhone gaming platform. We loved "Wing Nuts", saying at the time that it was arguably one of the best apps in the entire App Store.
Backgammon Classics - Shake Up The Dice With This Classic
Uber-developer Gameloft brings Backgammon Classics to the mobile world, a fun new take on a well-known board game. At $4.99 the app is one dollar cheaper than its competitor Backgammon by developer PosiMotion and it can be fairly addictive if you have some time to kill.
Atari Missile Command Released for iPhone - and it's as Good as Ever
Atari Missile Command, the classic game of thermonuclear war, was released today for the iPhone. At $4.99, its a faithful version of the original arcade game, with the accelerometer filling in for the old trackball.
Fuzzle - A Free, Fun Puzzle Game
Fuzzle, from CandyCane, describes itself as a "classic, highly addictive puzzle game, that is simple and yet challenging. The idea behind Fuzzle is to move balls around on a board trying to line up 5 balls of the same color.
Frotz Z-Machine Interpreter for Interactive Fiction Games on iPhone
Back in the 70's and 80's, when computers where primarily text-based, Interactive Fiction, or "Text Adventures" were all the rage. The first of these, Colosal Cave Adventure (or just Adventure for short) for short, took place in a fantasy cave world.
Versus Chess Enables Playing Against Other People Online, for a Price
Versus Chess is a lightweight version of Yahoo Chess for the iPhone. The implementation of the game is basic -- there are no timers, no types of games, no rooms -- but Versus Chess is one of the first of its kind, offering true one-on-one gameplay on the iPhone over the internet.
Star Wars - The Force Is Strong With This One
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was released recently on a variety of gaming platforms to middling reviews. As I haven't played the console versions yet I can't speak to the quality of those games; I can say that the iPhone version is an impressive and enjoyable game that is a must-download for any mobile gaming fan.
iSlots is Just Like a Vegas-style Video Slot Machine
If you like the digital cha-ching that comes along with video slots then you're likely to get a kick out of iSlots. The realistic-looking app features the same whirling music and falling-change sounds as an actual Vegas-style slot machine.
X-Plane 9: Flight Simulator Comes to the iPhone
For $9.99, XPlane offers a realistic flight simulator experience for the iPhone. Released last week, and developed in only a month, the app takes full advantage of the accelerometer of the iPhone to create a truly accurate flying experience.