Lamp of Aladdin for iPad is aÂ match-3 game that wants to be a platformer. Instead of matching three colors to score points or clear the board, you’re trying to clear a path for a tiny version of the game’s title character. It’s a clever twist on the match-3 formula, that unfortunately falls short of its […]
FromÂ KlickTock, makers of another favorite of mine,Â Little Things, comes this clever little no-nonsense title that’s a perfect puzzler to scratch that search-and-find itch: Doodle Find for iPad. The object of the game is as simple as they come. You’re presented with a grid of hand-drawn everyday objects, like scissors, dice, pencils, and trees. The game […]
Whether you want to jump into a quick solo game or play against opponents (both real or virtual), Yahtzee for iPad is a terrific, visually rich experience that rarely disappoints. For serious fans of the original dice game, it’s an absolute requirement. I can’t say enough good things about the graphic and audio experience. The […]
Deductive reasoning is the name of the game when it comes to Shady Puzzles HD, a new release from ambdaMu Games. It mixes hand-drawn grids and graphics with mathematics to stretch your brain and tingle that grey matter. It’s also surprisingly fun.
Simple yet addictive, Elevens HD is a card game you’ll get lost in for hours on end. Created by Sector3 Games, this $2 download has you searching your deck for cards that add up to eleven. At least two cars are required, but if you can use more than two, you’ll get bonus points. The […]
If you’re looking for some adventurous fun, you’ll have a hard time finding a better adventure game than Midnight Mysteries 2: Salem Witch Trials for iPad. Experience with the first Midnight Mysteries game — which dealt with a conspiracy surrounding Edgar Allen Poe — Â is not at all necessary. In all honesty, I don’t think […]
One of my favorite discoveries on the iPad is this fabulous little game from KlickTock that takes advantage of the iPad’s generous screen size in ways that would never work on the iPhone. Little Things, as the name implies, has you searching through collages of hundreds of cartoony objects for specific items.Â The faster you find […]
How do you port something with complex controls like a sports title to a small, touchscreen device. That was the dilemma faced by developers at 2k Sports, but they more than succeeded with NHL 2K11 for iPhone and iPod Touch, thanks to a smart, intuitive interface and gameplay that keeps a firm hold on the […]
A good game doesn’t have to be a terribly deep one. Take for example, Big Ideas Corporation’s Say What You See, a simple little puzzler app that’s so addictive, it’ll keep you up at night, trying for hours on end to figure it out.
It would be easy to write off The Crystals of Atlantis as “another Bejeweled clone for iPhone,” but it actually reminds me of another crystal-matching game I got from Xbox Live Arcade, called Treasure Quest. You’re still out to match three crystals of the same color in a row — horizontally or vertically — but […]