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.
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.
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.