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.
Finger Flick or Die in Orbital Defence
Orbital Defence is a retro-arcade shooter with elements of Missile Command, Galaga, Moon Patrol and other space-defense style games popularized by Atari, Namco and Sega soon after the dawn of video gaming.
Numbers to 1 a Real Puzzler
Numbers to 1 is a logic puzzle game for both the iPhone or the iPod touch that has some enjoyable components, but you must really enjoy number puzzles to enjoy the game. It is a blend of Traffic Jam and basic subtraction that may seem confusing at first, but given a chance, isn't all that bad.
DropZap is Puzzle Action Without Dropping a Dime
DropZap is a new action puzzle game available for iPhone and iPod touch that proves you can still get something good for free. Resembling other block puzzles only slightly, DropZap is set on 7 x 7 grid of squares.
Grab Rocket Bird While You Can
Rocket Bird by Be Tomorrow is a simple, silly, yet whimsical game that features a bird, a rocket, and many country farm obstacles. The app presents a clear, simple objective – fly as far as you can.
Become Santa's Helper with Santa's Run
Looking for a festive game to put you and your iPhone in the holiday spirit? Santa’s Run is a seemingly simple game that lets you lend Santa a hand by delivering gifts to homes around the world.
iChapaev Puts a Russian Twist on Checkers
iChapaev by MaxNick is supposedly fashioned after a Russian board game, but I have no real idea. At first glance, it resembles checkers a great deal. However, once you start playing it, it more so resembles a checker fight between two rivaling siblings.
Magic Earthwand Has Some Original Features for a Classic
Magic Earthwand is an interesting app that was clearly a labor of love and the first app out of the gate for new iPhone developer, SwalleyLama. Magic Earthwand gets kudos for being developed in a 3D algorithm designed specifically for iPhone and for its rich graphics and completely hilarious and “enchanting” story line, but it is likely one of those apps most people will either love or hate.
Omini Stones: Fun and Frustration Rolled into One Strategic Puzzle
If you just look at the picture, Omini Stones might be mistaken for another drop in the popular match-three bucket. But that, dear AppCravers, is why you should never judge an app by it's cover.
Storm Attack is Fast Paced Block Blasting Action
The arcade/puzzle genre of match and break brick games is inundated with titles ranging from classic games like Tetris and Break Out to newer games with modern twists. If this genre appeals to you, check out Storm Attack, one of the more recent games available from developer Rhock & Rholl Studios, LLC.
Alien Glyphs: Grab this Rising Star in Memory-based Puzzles
Most memory-matching games don't require a whole lot of strategy, but Alien Glyphs has the little extras that make a game truly polished and fun.
Super Juicy Will Bubble to the Top of the Best Apps Ever List
Super Juicy is bringing a new kind of action to the popular genre started by Bejeweled. The point is still to match like objects, but instead of jewels or parrots, Super Juicy is all about the bubbles, baby.
Team Alpha: All the Mutant-Shooting Action You Can Handle
Team Alpha is a shoot-em-up, action game where, according to Sad Cat Software, your task "is to eradicate all mutants in a government lab where a secret biological experiment has gone awry." The app offers nearly 200 rooms of mutant-shooting mania with big guns.
Sparkz: Qix Clone Finds new Generation of Gamers on the iPhone
Sparkz is a puzzle game with a long history. The app is a reproduction of the vintage Mac game Qix, which was in turn based on an earlier arcade game. And while I never played Qix, I hear that Sparkz does an excellent job of porting the popular arcade puzzle to the iPhone platform.
Apollonia Kingdom: Save the Jars, Save the Kingdom
Apollonia Kingdom is an action-adventure game where you must fight your way through a variety of monsters, zombie-like skeletons and goblins to find and retrieve the red jars, which will somehow save the entire Kingdom of Apollonia.
Pig Rush is Better than Bacon
Sometimes I just want a unblemished, side-scrolling platform. Something that is fun to play, without all the bells, whistles or learning curve. Pig Rush is just that game. Pig Rush has just one goal. Keeping going.