Developer: Quinn Genzel
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
It may not be close to Halloween, but R.I.P will put you in the spirit. While this new game is light on depth, it does a nice job at killing a few minutes of time.
The premise is pretty simple. You are a ghost trying to make your way back to your happy little home amongst the dead. Using both touch and tilt movements you must find a grave marked "R.I.P." in the quickest time possible. The game then records the time and keeps a list of the best ones. Unfortunately there are no levels to pass or different types of terrain — so improving your score is the main challenge you will face.
R.I.P. does also have one extra plus over other apps. Games for the iPhone/iPod Touch generally have the worst music since the New Kids on the Block last performed. But the sounds on R.I.P. are actually quite good. It is a steady set of spooky sounds and howls that fit in well with the environment. No annoying pseudo-Muzak. Just pure fright-night howls.
The controls take a bit of getting used to. You must both rely on the accelerometer and touch screen to navigate your ghoul. Touching the screen points you in a particular direction, while tilting the screen will change the angle. For some additional help in the beginning, leave on the "hint" option and a red arrow appears on-screen to guide you in the right direction. There also is an option to control how foggy it is on screen should you want a clearer path or a more challenging one.
Hopefully there are some more updates planned because R.I.P. becomes a bit repetitive after a few runs. And there are other ghosts who float around but they are purely for background. Some additional levels and other challenges would make this a game worth playing many times over.