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.
Sudoku Guru Leads the Way Toward Number Nirvana
The modern game of sudoku was developed in the end of the 1970's and garnered a large following in Japan during the 80's where it got it's name Sudoku, meaning single number. Sudoku became popular world wide somewhere in 2005.
Pathways - Brain Stimulating Puzzle Fun
Released last week by San Diego-based developer Conniption Entertainment, Pathways is an addictive puzzle game that, unlike many other game apps of a similar nature, offers a cute storyline as well as fun graphics.
Fighter Pilot a Confused Flight
The iPhone's accelerometer is perfectly suited for games where you hold it horizontally and "steer" it back and forth to control a vehicle. It has worked well in Crash Bandicoot and other popular games.
Unfortunately, not so in Fighter Pilot - Dogfight Battle - Jet Aircraft, (yes, that is what they list it as in the App Store. We'll call it Fighter Pilot for short) a new game from the unfortunately-named dumbgames.net.
THTouch Texas Hold'em Poker Application
Texas Hold'em poker has been an extremely popular version of poker. Recently it became the most played game of poker and often involves professionals and amateurs playing for large amounts of cash.
Myths Busted! - Fun Trivia Inspired by TV Show
Inspired by the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters, Myths Busted! is a fun trivia game, which lets you test your knowledge on the accuracy of many well-known urban myths. Mike Shilinski, developer of apps like Birthdays!, ContactGrouper, or Dark Box, has applied the idea behind the fun TV show to the iPhone and has created a good addition to the trivia games available on the platform.
Motion Pool Can't Stand up to the Test of Tilt
Motion Pool from start-up developer dumbgames.net is an interesting attempt at putting a new twist on the classic pool game formula.
Until now, billiards games for the iPhone and iPod Touch were controlled by either pulling back the pool cue or a dedicated power meter and letting go to shoot, controls that have been used ubiquitously throughout online Flash-based pool games and their slightly more refined older brother, good old-fashioned PC games.
Sudoku (Free) Adds up to Good Times
Sudoku has been a favored pastime for newpaper-gamers for a long time. Usually right next to the crossword, it offers a game of numbers that is easier to conquer. For those of you who don't know what sudoku is, it involves 9 large boxes which has another 9 boxes inside each large box.
Strategic Assault: It's a Battlefield Out There
Strategic Assault is the first RTS or real time strategy game to hit the App Store. The purpose of Strategic Assault is to destroy the enemy bases in each level. The war game begins with the player as a trainee and each time the player beats a level their rank increases.
Brick Escape is Fine for Lite Entertainment
Independent developer, Siavash Ghamaty, brings Brick Escape to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Brick Escape resembles classic arcade games like “Labyrinth” or “Pac Man." It has very simple graphics.
Mardo's Music Trivia is Fun but Not Comprehensive Enough
Mardo's Music Trivia by developer Intersphere Communications is a great idea for all the music lovers out there. If you find yourself in a situation with time to kill and you like music and popular culture, a trivia game spanning numerous music genres seems like a perfect time-killer.
Tap 'n' Slide Your Way to Finger-Happy Fun
Tap 'n' Slide - If you long for a game that challenges your reflexes, such as Simon Says or the popular iPhone app Tap Tap Revenge, a fun but simplistic challenge awaits you in Tap 'n' Slide.
The game takes advantage of the iPhone's touch screen by quickly throwing up a series of taps and finger motions for you to follow.
Sleek makes the Serpent Move Smoothly
Zagreb-based developer Ivan Galic's first iPhone app Sleek is a great addition to the snake games on the iOS platform. With fitting music, good sound effects and easy-to-use, responsive controls, Sleek will glue any Snake lover to their iPhone.
Day Go by Entertainment Tosses iJuggles Nanimals to Gamers
The sky isn’t falling but the animals are. iJuggles Nanimals is a playfully addictive game that involves plenty of hand and eye coordination.
iJuggles Nanimals is actually two games rolled into one, Juggle and Balloon Bounce.
Dan Bourque brings the full version of his Square Master to the App Store to rack the brains of iPhone and iPod touch users. Square Master is a simple game of skill and brain power that will mystify even the most puzzle savvy.
Chimps Ahoy! Spooked! Last Chance for Halloween Fun
Halloween is here so you'd better hurry if you want to play any holiday-inspired games before it's too late. One of my favorites? Chimps Ahoy! Spooked! If you've followed AppCraver, then you know we love Chimps Ahoy!