Cut the rope is one of the more famous iPhone games, being famous as a casual game, and is not dissimilar to angry birds in terms of fame and ease of play. It was released in 2010 as a paid app, with a free version, a “Christmas gift” becoming available in Christmas the same year, with a unique set of levels, with a Christmas theme to the levels, which can act as a sort of demo for the game, for anyone unwilling to pay money based on concept alone.
The basic concept behind the game is a physics based puzzle around the game mechanic of cutting ropes (as the name of the game suggests) and trying to get a large piece of candy into a monsters mouth. This is done through cutting ropes to free the candy, and cutting specific ropes free (using touch to simulate the slicing of the rope) to swing the candy in specific directions through the use of cutting specific ropes at specific times so that the candy gains the correct momentum when it is completely free of all constraints. Read the rest of this entry »
Ahhh, Reversi; it’s such a simple concept, yet has become so popular. And with Reversi Reloaded, you can now play this classic game on the move with your iPhone or iPad. Before I installed the game, my first concern for it was space – the iPhone does not have a lot to offer in terms of screen space, and when I started my first Reversi game, the squares were indeed quite small. Despite this, however, I had absolutely no trouble selecting the correct boxes… so kudos to Mobivention for making this typical board game work with the iPhone’s limiting factors.
We’ve all played Tetris, and we all know how it works. No doubt there are a countless number of Tetris apps for the iPhone. But with Zzed, Nevosoft have given us Tetris with a twist. And oh yes, they’ve done it well.
Ok, I’m not gonna beat around the bush here…this game is weird. W-E-I-R-D. The concept is seriously just kinda out there, but as most good iPhone games go, this thing will just pull you in. Save Toshi DX is really just a great game for throwing on some headphones, zoning out, blasting the music, and saving the small asian girl time and time again… Read the rest of this entry »
Mecapix, from Robotalism Games, is an innovative and highly entertaining mash-up of genres. Take some Tetris-like puzzle pieces, add some shooter action, the likes of Galaga, and throw in the pattern recognition found in something like Donkey Kong, and you can begin to envision what to expect in Mecapix. The game is obviously a loving homage to the classics of the 80s; however, like many of those favorites, the difficulty of Mecapix can be unforgiving for those not willing to give it their maximum attention.
Mecapix is a simple concept at its core. Various arrangements of blocks (called Mecas) fall from the top of the screen. The player must draw his or her own block figures (PIXes) at the bottom of the screen to send upwards and combat the falling arrangements. For each block that gets past your defenses, you lose a life. Lose too many lives, and it’s game over. Simple, yes, but Mecapix intensifies the complexity as you progress through the levels. Read the rest of this entry »
Pinball games in any setting are great fun, so playing Wild West Pinball for the iPhone is always going to provide you with hours of entertainment. Rather unsurprisingly the aim of the game is to get as many points as you can by nudging nodes, bouncing bonuses and generally pelting your ball to within an inch of its life. You get three balls to get the best score possible and the game makes excellent use of the iPhone’s touch screen technology. To launch your ball you simply pull back the coil and release and this sets the game in motion. Read the rest of this entry »
Toobz pits you and your spanner against the clock as you race to construct an elaborate maze to channel the impeding rush of water about to spoil your lawn. The mechanics of the game are based on the popular Tetris game, which means you have to find the right shaped pipe to connect to another and create a continuous chain of blocks. Unfortunately, the exact type of pipe you need doesn’t just appear and you often have to wade through numerous other shapes until you get the right fitting pipe and when you’re racing against the clock this really puts the pressure on. Read the rest of this entry »
iPhone gamedevelopers seem to find a lot of inspiration in carrots. We just posted a new trailer of Hill Billy, a game with loads of carrots, and now we have yet another game featuring carrots. Bobby Carrot Forever is an iPhone and iPod Touch puzzle game similar to Chips Challenge and Loopy Laboratory. The player needs to hit switches, use keys and flee from breakaway floors to get through each level. According to the developers, this game will offer over 15 hours of gameplay. It should come out somewhere in January for $7.99.
HydroTilt, a game developed by Publisher X, is now available in the App Store for $2.99. The game is controlled by tilting the iPhone or iPod Touch and lets the player guide a droplet of water through 30 colorful levels. Your droplet of water can be frozen, heated until vapor is formed or it can change into other forms. It looks like Mercury Meltdown Revolution and seems to be offering a lot of new features compared to other ball-rolling games. Get it now, because on January 5th it will cost $4.99!
eXact, Deluxeware’s new puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod Touch is now available in the App Store for. Use the touch-screen to slide the colored bricks from the top, bottom, right and left to make matches of three. The better your match, the bigger your score bonuses. Here’s the feature list of eXact: