Strategy is a beautiful thing. It can win you wars, Sun Tzu-style, or it can help you pass time with your iPhone without going brain dead. While some of the simpler games are brilliant for passing a few minutes, there’s nothing like being actively engaged in something to whittle away the hours. If you’re far from home and missing your board games and your console games, check out our list of top strategy games.
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.
For an avid real-time and turn-based strategist such as myself (I own over 10 different games in the genre if you combine board, PC (without counting expansion packs), and iPhone games, just in case you doubt), seeing Warfare Incorporated (Spiffcode Inc.) in the App Store Wednesday night was a dream come true. I didn’t hesitate to download it and promptly began my midnight gaming. Read the rest of this entry »
Another Windows Mobile port, Orions: Legend of Wizards, was released unto the App Store on Dec 9. OLoW, developed by MoreGames Entertainment, is a card game (described by reviewers as being similar to Magic the Gathering) mixed with elements of exploration. Your goal is to explore the Orions, or connected islands, and defeat all the the Orion Lords. The world you explore along with the decks your enemies use are randomly generated, so even if you play the campaign mode multiple times it will always be different. Orions also features 75 different cards and 66 buildings of 6 different types.
The best part is that while it originally retailed for $20 on Windows Mobile, iPhone gamers can pick it up for only 10% of that price ($2) during the introductory period.
*If you plan on downloading it through your phone make sure you have an available Wi-Fi connection, because it’s the only way you can download the 16 MB game.
Tap Defense, the first definitive answer to the other paid TD apps, has recently hit the top 3 free apps. Tap Defense pits you against the beings of the underworld with only your trusty towers to defend the gates of heaven. In addition to money, which when unspent accrues interest at the end of every round, you also gain Halos at the end of specific rounds. They can be used to upgrade your interest rate on money or to buy new types of towers. It also offers 3 different maps to try, ranging from easy to hard.
If you’re looking for a full TD game without having to reach into your wallet make sure to give Tap Defense a try.
Tap Defense was recently updated to ver. 1.1. This update fixed the bug used to get unlimited money (so stop e-mailing me about it. . . please) along with a couple of other balances. The only one I’ve noticed is that ice and water towers slow enemies down less than they used to (maxed ice towers now only slow by 70% opposed to 90%). If anyone else has any more info feel free to post it in your comment or e-mail me for it to be included here.
I’ve noticed the broken quake towers as well and have informed TapJoy of this problem on their Facebook page for Tap Defense. Hopefully an update will fix this soon.
The quake tower has already been fixed in the 1.1.1 update.
Your troops are hopelessly outnumbered. The dozen or so Pikemen are emboldened only by your five Heroes, killing machines that strike fear into any enemy troop formation. As the seemingly endless wall of enemy Cavalry approach your Heroes charge, each killing a troop with a single blow. Your Pikeman advance and crush their first line, but are soon overwhelmed by sheer numbers. Just as the situation begins to look helpless Sir Anston, your mentor and teacher, arrives with 2 regiments of Knights and easily finishes off the weakened enemy forces. This is just one of the over 40 different missions in the exciting turn-based-strategy game Reign of Swords. Read the rest of this entry »
Fieldrunners, one of the most awesome iPhone games out there, is getting a make-over by Subatomic Studios. Version 1.1 of the game gives the game a few numbers including music! The creators also added a new map that will require a new strategy and it introduces two new fieldrunners. Many gamers wanted an Endless gameplay mode and they’re getting it too. The user interface and visual quality of the game were upgraded as well and a grid to help place towers has been added. Fieldrunners is available in the App Store for $4.99.
Today two mediocre iPhone and iPod Touch games were dropped in price. First up is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, this game droped from $9.99 to $7.99. The controls in this game were pretty limited, and the gameplay is pretty short. Second game is Kroll, this title dropped from $7.99 to $4.99. It’s a beautiful game, but the gameplay is just a little too simple to keep you entertained long enough.
A week ago I picked up Galcon from the App Store. I wasn’t expecting too much, but from the videos I’ve seen at Galcom.com it looked moderately entertaining. Little did I know that I was downloading the greatest iPhone game ever to call appstore its home. Read the rest of this entry »
Earlier this week Phil Hassey dropped the price of his very succesful iPod Touch and iPhone game Galcon to just $4.99. To get even more Galcon players he decided to release a free Lite version of the game with 10 levels of Classic Play.