New games are hitting the App Store at an unprecedented rate--too fast for our mortal brains to process and write previews about. So, we've decided to list some new games we've got our eye on, in what will hopefully become a reoccurring feature: Slide To Play's App Store Medley!
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "arcade games."
Rock 'n' Roll will get you Spinning
This fun arcade game by UK game developer Tag Games Limited might get you dizzy but it is a lot of fun. The premise is fairly simple - two friends, Rock and Roll, are on an island where the Evil Sky Spirit got angry and kidnaps Rock, because an electrical shortage caused all of his musical notes to disappear from his guitar.
iShooting Gallery offers Arcade Action
iShooting Gallery by Norwegian game developer EMV Software is a fun and straight-forward game that delivers what it promises and turns the iPhone into target practice at a carnival.
With three levels of difficulty and a time trial mode, the game offers challenges for beginners and more advanced players alike.
Atari Missile Command Released for iPhone - and it's as Good as Ever
Atari Missile Command, the classic game of thermonuclear war, was released today for the iPhone. At $4.99, its a faithful version of the original arcade game, with the accelerometer filling in for the old trackball.
BreakTouch - Ingenious Twist on Classic Video Game
Since the 1976 release of Breakout for the Atari, there have been literally hundreds of adaptations made of this classic game, most notably Arkanoid in 1986. Most deviate from the original in minor ways (Arkanoid's addition of powerups, etc).
Crusher for iPhone
Crusher is a solid game. It incorporates decent graphics, great sound and strategy.
Crusher feels like a couple different games mixed into one. It mixes games like Bejeweled with centipede type games in which there is a cannon at the bottom and you shoot upward toward a target.
Break Lite has Great Graphics, Lacks Control
OK so looks like with Break Lite we are getting yet another copycat game – Break Lite is like Breakout. We are seeing a lot of those on the iPhone.
The first time I played Breakout was back in ’86.
Frogger's Still Crazy Fun After All These Years
The first game I ever fell hard for was Frogger. Oh how I loved to watch that froggie jump and leap and then -- SQUISH! I was 8 and getting the frog across the street was a bit of a challenge, but I loved to make that amphibian hop.
Cannon Challenge - Be a Kid Again
If you had a cannon, what would you do? So would I. Fortunately, this cannon is tiny, digital and comes as an iPhone application. Cannon Challenge is a hand held battlefield where you can destroy as many targets as you would in real life — all of them.
Tris - Like Tetris but without having to blow in the cartridge
With housing prices falling, employment in a lull and food prices making even the wealthy Warren Buffet eat his own food at Dairy Queen, we can’t find a better reason to fill your day aimlessly wandering the streets and playing Tris.
Low-tech lives on in OmNomNom Classic Snake Game
Back in the day -- way back when old school was still new -- Nokia introduced a fun little way to run down your cell phone battery. Snake was a simple game. Use four arrow keys to control the snake while he roams the screen eating snacks, but don't let your ever-elongating snake touch himself or it's game over.
AppCraver LOVES Fingertip Sports Air Hockey
There are currently two AirHockey games on the App Store. We HIGHLY recommend the two-person game by Sea Lion Games.
To play, you hold the iPhone flat and both players control a knob on one side of the phone, pushing the puck around on the virtual air hockey surface.
Break Touch 3D is a great game, but a little too easy
If, like me, you are a Blackberry refugee, the first game you look for on iPhone is the equivalent of Blackberry BrickBreaker. Break Touch 3D is that game. At $2.99, you don't need to think too much before buying this wonderful time-waster.
PacMan and MsPacMan now available for iPhone
Two of the best selling arcade games in history, Pacman and Ms PacMan are now available for purchase on the iPhone. These are not knockoffs of the original games, but completely remastered versions, with the authentic music and play.
Tetris for iPhone is fantastic!
There are hundreds (if not thousands) of Tetris ripoffs, including the iPhone-ready website iphone-tetris.com but there is only one official iPhone Tetris application, and that's the one from Electronic Arts.