NinJump Deluxe is in a class of games that owes its existence to the iPhone, games that can only be played with a screen held in portrait mode. We’ll call them “vertical platformers.” In this type of game, the player must move the character upward, not forward.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "casual game."
Ant Smasher Finds Greatness in Being Gross
Given the interactive, high-resolution touch screen of the iPhone and our primal instinct to smash things that can be smashed, it seems only natural that developers build games to capitalize on this repressed aggression.
Moto Mania: Ride, Crash and Relax for the Casual Gamer
Moto Mania is a ragdoll physics-based dirtbike game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and it follows in the footsteps of some of the classic side-scrolling dirtbike stunt games of the past, like Excite Bike for the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
Tremors Has Nothing On Super Mega Worm
Wrangling its way through a set of updates that fixed compatibility issues with iOS 4, Super Mega Worm developers Deceased Pixels LLC has an apparent hit on their hands. Hearken the days of quarters lost at the arcade, Super Mega Worm is a piece of 8 bit imitation, old school glory with more charm than Centipede.
Blyx Features Fun without Commitment
You want a game with simple rules and one that doesn’trequire any commitment on your part. Play it, put it down, pick up from where you left off. It's that simple. Blyx, from Pearl Fisher Games, falls into that category.
Finger Flick or Die in Orbital Defence
Orbital Defence is a retro-arcade shooter with elements of Missile Command, Galaga, Moon Patrol and other space-defense style games popularized by Atari, Namco and Sega soon after the dawn of video gaming.
Numbers to 1 a Real Puzzler
Numbers to 1 is a logic puzzle game for both the iPhone or the iPod touch that has some enjoyable components, but you must really enjoy number puzzles to enjoy the game. It is a blend of Traffic Jam and basic subtraction that may seem confusing at first, but given a chance, isn't all that bad.
Grab Rocket Bird While You Can
Rocket Bird by Be Tomorrow is a simple, silly, yet whimsical game that features a bird, a rocket, and many country farm obstacles. The app presents a clear, simple objective – fly as far as you can.
Nut Chuckin is Fun for a Crisp Fall Afternoon
It's tough to get ready for winter, especially when the other squirrels are bent on destroying you. Such is the moral of the story in Nut Chuckin'.
Nut Chuckin' is a game where you must dodge the flying nuts of your tormentors and attempt to beat them at their own game.
Swine Time is an entertaining flight in under 30 seconds
There seems to be a correlation for me lately... The shorter a game is, the longer I play it. And this is certainly the case with Swine Time, the newest release from Vito Technology.
If you're lucky, a game of Swine Time will take 30-60 seconds to play.
Medieval is a Polished Castle Defense Game
It's not often that a game can truly appeal to gamers of multiple skill levels. But I think that Medieval, the castle defense game from Brisk Mobile, is one of those games.
Set the difficulty to easy and it's challenging but winnable, a good incentive for casual gamers to keep playing.
Discover Casual and Basic RPG Fun With Sketch Dungeon
Searching out unique and interesting games in the App Store is sometimes daunting, especially with some games and their developers getting more press than others. If you’re looking for something a little bit different in the $0.99 category, you may want to check out Sketch Dungeon by Casual Distraction Games.
Go Fourth With Firework Frenzy
When I first saw Firework Frenzy in the App Store I was reminded of an older online game with a similar name where you exploded fireworks of different shapes by filling them in with puzzle pieces.
Developer Rajesh Jain Banks on CalcsPro and His Mortgage Background
Rajesh Jain, is the developer of CalcsPro, one of the more popular mortgage calculator apps. We got in touch with Rajesh recently to see how well his app has been doing in the App Store, to find out what else he's working on and what impact he believes the debut of OS 3.0 will have on his app dev plans.
Bubblehead is One Zany iPhone Game and My Newest Addiction
BubbleHead - For those of you that can appreciate a little quirkiness in your life, please pay attention here. The talented team over at CrowdCafé has put together a meaty casual game that leverages an inspired art style and some slick controls.