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.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "arcade games."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Reflexion Has a New Angle on the Traditional Brick Buster
Trileet’s Reflexion takes a hard run at breaking the durable and tested mold that surrounds the familiar brick or block buster game.
What makes Reflexion standout is that it gives you the option of using your finger to draw a paddle and move it anywhere and at any angle you like.