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.
Galcon - Amazing Real Time Strategy Game For the iPhone
Following up on our brief profile of developer Phil Hassey yesterday, we thought we'd review his flagship application for the iPhone, Galcon.
Galcon is a simple real time strategy game.
BreakTouch - Ingenious Twist on Classic Video Game
Since the 1976 release of Breakout for the Atari, there have been literally hundreds of adaptations made of this classic game, most notably Arkanoid in 1986. Most deviate from the original in minor ways (Arkanoid's addition of powerups, etc).
Blackjack Run Lite is a Free App Worth Checking Out
BlackJack Run from SeaHorse Software is a variant on the classical game of BlackJack where you play 5 hands simultaneously against the clock. That doesn't sound like much of a game, but in practice, the format is highly addictive.
Tanzen is Another Tangram Puzzle Game for iPhone Entertainment
Tanzen and Tanzen Lite are classic tangram games packaged for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Tangrams have been challenging folks for centuries. At first glance, how hard can it be to fit 7 geometric shapes into a shaded puzzle area. Actually, it's more difficult than it sounds.
Virtual Conquest - Great Idea, Needs Refining
Virtual Conquest is a Risk knock-off for the iPhone, the first of its kind. The concept is good; the execution needs work.
The basics of the game are similar to Risk. The game is played on a board representing the world, with the various continents divided into territories.
Reversi - Nice Version of the Classic Game
Featuring 1 and 2-player modes, five different difficulty levels, win-loss tracking by level, and a variety of other options, Reversi is a well-executed and enjoyable app.
Kyodai: Matching Puzzle Game is Ultra Cute
With it's shiny cute graphics and bright colors Kyodai by Rockifone is a fun distraction once you learn the rules. Thankfully there is a "Hint" feature which I used liberally as I looked for patterns as to why some matches cleared and others just blinked annoyingly.
Mr. Trivia Lite - 50's Style Trivia That Will Make You Laugh!
Released last week, Mr. Trivia Lite is really a free trial version of the more full featured Mr. Trivia, but as far as trivia games go, it's definitely entertaining! The game comes complete with 50's style game show graphics and sound effects!
Billy Frontier is One Addictive Space Cowboy
This third iPhone game from Austin-based developer Pangea Software (makers of Cro Mag Rally and Enigmo, both reviewed on Appcraver) is incredibly addictive. With phenomenal graphics, great sound and awesome spaghetti-western music this game offers diverse levels and is quite simply a hell of a lot of fun.
Real Soccer 2009 - Quality Soccer Sim
Real Soccer 2009, released this week by developer GameLoft, is easily the best sports game I've seen on the iPhone to date.
LED Football is Highly Addictive, Retro Fun
LED Football from iPhone application development shop TouchGrove is a fantastic recreation of the old hand-held football game from the 80's. The game looks absolutely identical to the original, and features the original sounds as well.
Scramboni - Multiplayer Apps arrive on iPhone
"Scramboni" sounds a little like a Scrabble rip-off, but in reality is a slickly designed multiplayer game by ByteClub, a startup specifically devoted to social, multiplayer games.
This promises to be a very exciting category, and it appears Scramboni is the first entrant into it.
Spore Origins is AppCraver's new Favorite Game
The much anticipated "Spore Origins" game from Electronic Arts is here, and AppCraver loves it. If you don't already know, "Spore" is a game that has been in development for several years now, and is designed by the folks who brought you "The Sims" -- one of the best selling games ever.
Pro 21 Blackjack is Awesome for Both Beginners and Card Sharks
When getting ready to purchase a blackjack app, I seriously debated about whether to download the ad-supported 21 Pro Blackjack Sponsored or to up the ante and pay for 21 Pro Blackjack.
"Chess" is a Great First Step
If you enjoy playing chess, you will want to pick up the $4.99 Chess App by Swedish app developer Memention AB. The app is a standard, play-against- the-computer chess game with 5 levels of play.