The App Store offers a wide variety of paid and free iPhone game apps—so many, in fact, that it's divided into 19 subcategories to help you find what you're looking for. Apple showcases the best in sections titled New and Noteworthy, What's Hot, Made For iOS4, What We're Playing, Five Minute Fixes, Top Paid Apps, and Top Free Apps. Generally, paid games have more complex graphics, more levels, and longer playing time. Many of the best games are frequently updated by the developers, incorporating new levels, better graphics, and, sometimes, new modes of gameplay.
Every so often, a game for the iOS comes along that captures that addictive "just one more round" quality to keep players locked to their devices well past bedtime. Halfbrick Studios' Fruit Ninja is just such a game.
The objective of the game is as obvious as any classic arcade title. Shoot (or in the case of Fruit Ninja, slash) the bad guys (in this case, fruit) while avoiding the bombs. Increase the number and speed of targets and bombs with each progressive level. Miss three targets and the game is over.
This is one of my favorites for the year (see my mega-review here), and now available in HD for iPad! Stunning graphics in an already superb RTS equals, well...Land Air Sea Warfare HD!
This is the perfect example of how to do a freemium game right. I'm not saying the game itself is perfect, but it is a lot of fun. And, nothing pops up every five seconds asking you to pay to remove the ads. In fact, the first time I played the game I thought the ad banner was just the top part of the framework. I didn't actually realize it contained ads. If you want to get rid of them you just go into the options, push a button, and confirm that you don't want any more ads. In fact, this is only the second game I've ever felt compelled to purchase IAP from. So enough about that, on to the game itself.
Content, images and more from the animated series. Full Press info follows with links, etc. "Mumbai, Thursday, 23rd September 2010: Jump Games, a leading International developer and publisher of entertainment content for mobile devices, today, announced the world wide launch of the Little Krishna app, a highly entertaining app for the iPhone & iPad."
Crosswords are great time-killers, especially when travelling. I have not tried this one out, but Crossword 4X4, developed by a small 2-man team, is available for free in the app store, so go grab it here.
In the next couple of weeks Nexx Studio will hopefully be releasing Pig Shot, a great casual game for the iPhone / iPod Touch. Here's a brief look at what you can expect...
The White House needs its erasers and calls upon U.S. Department of Puzzle Research agent Nelson Tethers to solve the mystery of why the supplier, the Scoggins Eraser Company, is unable to deliver them.
As the app store grows, apps are being developed to fill all areas of our life. From astronomy to hunting there's now an app for that. This is the first of what i hope will be a regular column looking at apps for niche markets that may surprise you. This first blog will look at a niche market that's near to my heart-- Ultimate Frisbee.
Ultimate is the fastest growing sport in America. For those of you who have never heard of ultimate, here is a brief description from the USA ultimate website.
Social Networking is playing a major role in on-line gaming. Games that lack some kind of on-line tourney, championship, or leaderboard features with which you can post up and play with your Twitter or Facebook friends, are starting to seem old-fashioned. Another wrinkle is added with games that also use on-line currency to play. Currency that you buy with real money to help you advance. City Story is a sim/time management game that cheerfully introduces you and friends to the art and skill of town building...