From the creators of Fruit Ninja comes this non-traditional side-scroller. There’s just one level to master in Jetpack Joyride, but that’s okay, because the point isn’t to move through level after level, it’s to keep upgrading your character and equipment.
Drawn is an adventure game like none you’ve ever played. There are puzzles, sure, but they’re built right into the game’s environments and story, and don’t jump out at you. The real focus of the game seems to be this compelling fantasy story that you must navigate through and ultimately, help make happen.
The Coding Monkeys’ implementation of the German-style board gameÂ Carcassonne for iPad (and iPhone) is absolutely beautiful. The game was designed with a deeply respectful attention to detail, with every last feature that fans could hope for — and then some.
Before I met my wife, I was unfamiliar with German board games. I’d never heard of Settlers of Catan or Carcassonne. But once she introduced me to them, I was hooked. The intelligent design and mechanics of these clever games made instant sense, and I wondered why I’d never heard of them before. Ticket to […]
World of Goo is an iOS port of a downloadable PC/Mac game that’s also available as a WiiWare title. With loads of levels to play through full of relaxing, brain-bending fun, World of Goo represents something wholly unique for iOS devices. You play by picking up individual goo balls and using them to solve the […]
EA didn’t try to reinvent the wheel when they ported perennial arcade classic Snood to the iPad. But what they came up with radically alters the gameplay — in a surprisingly good way — nonetheless.
Unlike other match-3 iOS games, where you find yourself whipped into a frenzy of screen-tapping finger action, Fruit Zen HD hopes to usher you into a state of zen-like tranquility. In a sort of cross between match-3 gaming and Tetris, fruit-themed blocks fall from the top of the screen to the bottom, stacking atop their […]
As it turns out, Clue: Secrets & Spies for iPad has nothing to do with the board game Clue. It shares the brand image, and there are some peripheral “secret agent” characters referenced who share their names with the iconic Mrs. White, Mr. Green, and so forth, but you won’t spend your time solving a […]
EA Mobile’s Scrabble for iPad is a lovely translation of the popular board game that makes excellent use of the iPad’s extra screen size. It couldn’t be easier to play: you just grab a tile with your finger and drag it onto the game board to the spot where you want to place it. It’s […]
If making a cute little ninja scale the tallest trees this side of Endor sounds like fun, then Ninjatown: Trees of Doom is the iOS game for you, available for both iPhone and iPad. Don’t be surprised if I wind up using the word “cute” too many times in this review. The cartoonish graphics make […]
Doodle Fit is an iPhone/iPad game that presents you with large shapes, and then various Tetris-like blocks that must be worked into the shapes to fill it. Like so many iOS games, Doodle Fit offers super-simple, gameplay that makes for a perfect time-wasting in shortÂ or long periods of time. The latter is more likely, as […]
Capcom has entered since a while the freemium game already and now has chosen to endorse the oh so addictive, and popular, farming scene. The biggest difference this time though is that Capcom’s farming game good-looking, well thought out is and has a nice nostalgic touch. If you’re older than 20 you probably have heard […]
LEGO has released a clever little game for the iPad, and it’s entirely free. Based on the LEGO board game Creationary, the object is simple: while you watch as the game builds something, you have to guess what’s being built. The game gives you four possibilities to choose from, and you have to pick which […]
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 […]