Puzzle Games seem to be all the rage in the App Store these days. Many of them fondly remind players of 80’s arcade games that had players stuck in bowling alleys, laundromats and car washes for hours. Classic gmaes like Tetris carved their mark into history and now a new legion of puzzle games of have entered the arena. Many of them on their second versions.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "arcade games."
Atari Revives Classic Centipede for the iPhone
Centipede is no longer available as a standalone game. To relive this classic, download Atari's Greatest Hits for free to get Centipede via in-app purchase.
Atari has been releasing games for home consoles and arcade machines for more than 30 years and along the way, it has continued to refine and port its games to a wide variety of platforms.
GoSanta! Brings the Holiday Spirit But it Doesn't Last
The GoSanta! app by developer Great Apps is a Christmas-themed arcade game with a fun holiday soundtrack.
GoSanta is simple and easy to pick up for the young and old. The evil Grinch has stolen all of Santa's Christmas presents and all of the kids will be sad if Santa does not get them back.
Space Out Combines Two Classic Games for Modern Fun
Wow! Space Out by dedicated iPhone, iPod touch game dvelopers Binary Square is harder than it looks. It could be the deceivingly simple 8-bit stylized graphics, or the fact that the game seems so familiar (it's a mash-up of Space Invaders and Breakout), but regardless of why...set a timer when you sit down to play or you're bound to lose hours trying to master Space Out.
Super Monkey Ball Tops Them All
Sega's Super Monkey Ball sits fifth on Apple's newly released of Top 10 iPhone apps of 2008 in the over-all, best-seller category. It ranks as 2008's fourth best seller in the games category.
Block Breaker Deluxe 2 Is Mindless, Just as It Should Be
Games like "Breakout" appeal to me because they're mindless, which describes me quite often.
Gameloft's Block Breaker Deluxe 2 is a spiffed up version of the classic Breakout game. You have various levels of block formations to bust up and there are power ups like rockets, multiple balls, magnets, shields and other and bonus items.
iPhone Gifts for Gamers
The iPhone has been a big hit in among gamers. In fact many Xbox and PlayStation games are making their way into the App Store — not to mention the many vintage arcade games that are already there!
SPiN Makes Shape-Recognition Colorful, Addictive, and Fun
SPiN is the first App Store title by independent developer Secret Exit Ltd. and it offers addictive puzzle fun with multiple game options that provide added replay value.
SPiN's objective is simple — match the objects that appear on the screen to the silhouettes behind them.
Brick Escape is Fine for Lite Entertainment
Independent developer, Siavash Ghamaty, brings Brick Escape to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Brick Escape resembles classic arcade games like “Labyrinth” or “Pac Man." It has very simple graphics.
Tap 'n' Slide Your Way to Finger-Happy Fun
Tap 'n' Slide - If you long for a game that challenges your reflexes, such as Simon Says or the popular iPhone app Tap Tap Revenge, a fun but simplistic challenge awaits you in Tap 'n' Slide.
The game takes advantage of the iPhone's touch screen by quickly throwing up a series of taps and finger motions for you to follow.
Collapse Chaos is Another Colorful Blockbuster for iPhone
Realnetworks' Collapse Chaos, is making moves in the App Store. This week it made the move down to $1.99. The app has been discounted for a “limited time,” no doubt to bring it into the hands of even more iPhone arcade game enthusiasts.
Topple is Tetris with Way More Personality
Ngmoco brings Topple to the iPhone with an updated and wildly modern new look. The recently released Topple is a throw back to the 1980's video game "Tetris" and even older board game of the same name.
Pac-Man Lite Tops List of Free Apps in iTunes Store
Pac-Man Lite - Classic arcade gamers can keep their change for more important things by downloading PAC-MAN Lite. The paid version of this vintage star has been in the app store for a while, but this full-featured free demo is a first for Namco Networks.
iCopter - Simple Fun With Room For Improvements
iCopter by developer Matthew Hertz is simple, fun, and yes, addicting, but it does not live up to the standard some other game apps have established.
At first the controls of iCopter are hard to get used to but once the player can navigate the little helicopter through the obstacles, the game's addictive qualities kick in and three speed options provide different challenges.
Alien Attack: Arcade Classic with an iPhone Twist
Defend Earth from attack by bitmapp Martians. Are you up to the task? If you remember Taito Corporation's classic Space Invaders then you're on your way.
Alien Attack is another piece of 80's nostalgia ported to the new millennium.