arcade games

iPhone and iPad apps tagged "arcade games."


Buy Crazy Penguin Catapult 2 on the App Store

Crazy Penguin Catapult 2 Launches New Levels, More Entertainment

With a great deal of success under their belts, Digital Chocolate continues to roll out iPhone games in the App Store. In the process, they must have seen some potential for increased success by adding a sequel to their award-winning, high-ranking Crazy Penguin Catapult.

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Buy Bionic Surfer on the App Store

Bionic Surfer Takes on Kaons and Wins

Bionic Surfer, from developer Robert Casperson, is a conventional side-scrolling shooter and your mission is well-worn: Run, jump over or on top of obstacles, collect power ups and fire a variety of weapons to annihilate the bad guys.

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Buy Dig Dug REMIX on the App Store

Not Really Diggin' Dig Dug Remix

Dig Dug Remix - When a big-name developer appears in the App Store with a "classic" game, I often find they are pedaling their "new" version of an existing game made available on — but not necessarily made for — iPhone.

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Buy Monster Pinball on the App Store

Monster Pinball Steps Video Pinball Up a Notch

Monster Pinball - There's just something to be said for video pinball. Sure, it's never going to be as good as the real thing, but at least the objective is simple and even a pinball novice can enjoy a quick game without duress.

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MobAir: Pilot Training Launches as the Start of a Series of Flying Games

MobAir: Pilot Training is the common shooter-on-rails where the gamer must soar past obstacles and shoot targets in a 3D-like environment. MobAir: Pilot Training is better than average, however.

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Buy Buka on the App Store

Buka, It’s Great!

Hexage’s Buka is great, just like "All your base belong to us" was once great. Too great for me, though, but that's just great.
Buka is a glowing blue planet she-thing that you must maneuver past Mr.

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Buy Super Marble Roll on the App Store

Super Marble Roll is a Gleaming Orb of Good Times of Your iOS Device

Super Marble Roll, from iScape Games Ltd., is the typical flop, plop, drop and roll platform app. Think of it like Labyrinth, developed by Carl Loodberg of Codify AB, that AppCraver reviewed back in December or Mobigame’s Edge, which we reviewed in January.

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Buy iDroidsMania on the App Store

iDroidsMania is Artificial but Clever

iDroidsMania is Artificial Life’s first original game for the iPhone and iPod touch platforms and it’s as eye-fetching as a steaming stack of buttery pancakes smothered in genuine maple syrup.

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Buy TOP GUN on the App Store

Top Gun Scores in Flight School and War

Top Gun has everything going for it: It's just been released by Paramount, a game publisher with a good rep. Iron Man, another shooter-on-rails earned good reviews when Paramount released it in December 2008.

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STAR TREK Implements a Tired Concept Well

STAR TREK Implements a Tired Concept Well

EA’s STAR TREK is the “official” iPhone and iPod touch app, which in the case, “official” means it was developed to promote the movie, something an increasing number of Hollywood studios are doing.

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Jetman Jack is an Admirable 8 Bit Throwback

Jetman Jack is an Admirable 8 Bit Throwback

What is it about underdogs that makes us root for them? Is it our empathy for the challenges they have against more experienced competition? Maybe it’s their audacity to try when it doesn’t make sense to the rest of us.

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Buy Ragdoll Blaster - A Physics Puzzler on the App Store

Ragdoll Blaster Flips and Flops for Fun

Ragdoll Blaster is a quirky and a bit bizarre little game from Backflip Studios, and I mean that in a good way.
All you have to do is fire ragdolls from a cannon at strategic points to solve increasingly complex puzzles.

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Peggle is Peg Popping Pandemonium

Peggle - It has to be said that I really enjoy Pop Cap games. Most are easy enough to play, complete enough to be a fair amount of lasting fun, and while I may scoff at the price to add them to my iPod touch, I usually find them to be worthy enough.

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Buy Galaga REMIX on the App Store

Galaga Remix Brings New & Retro Gaming Fun

Galaga Remix from Namco brings the arcade classic to the iPhone along with a polished, touch-screen friendly newer version that is just as much fun. All the key elements of Galaga are there — blasting away at enemies while saving your spaceship from destruction.

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Water Balloon Drop Hollywood is All About Mindless Fun

Ever been to Hollywood? If not, what would be the first thing you’d want to do? Check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Grauman’s Chinese Theater, or have a bite at the world-famous Pink’s Hot Dogs?

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