Ok, I promise not to use further Old English phrases in this review (though I am tempted). Adventure and dungeon games are definitely a game type well suited to the iPad--a large mapped area that requires a lot of scrolling, panning or zooming can be hard to enjoy on a small screen. There is also the benefit of control placement around the iPad's larger display. Companions makes good use of the iPad to give complete command over any melee situation, has a detailed storyline, and plenty of challenges to keep oneself immersed for hours!
Here is a quick glance on Infinity Control, a very interesting albeit repetitive line-drawing game. The game is set in space and has you controlling ship movements as you maneuver these space vessels around obstacles and space waste. You must guide them to landing spots on larger ships and keep them away from crashing to get higher scores.
The game also has different-colored ships – red and blue from what I’ve seen so far – and they must be guided to their own respective landing pods on their color’s mother ships. There are satellites that orbit around in space and you must guide the ships around them in order to avoid crashes. Asteroids also exist and you will be line-drawing the movement of ships around them as well.
The ever expanding Chop Chop universe has provided a wide assortment of entertainment, from the “infinite running” game to a platformer with physics puzzles, and even a few sports games in between. The latest entry has decided to take on the likes of Fruit Ninja and Food Processing, and in a world that made sense this could easily topple some thrones. I don’t know if that will happen, but if you have any passion towards games that throw countless items at you for you to slice into pieces, you really owe it to yourself to get Chop Chop Slicer. You won’t be disappointed.
As certain genres of game continue to get overly bloated in the App Store, the first question on my mind is always “what sets this game apart?” In the case of Mooniz, I’m not sure how to answer that question. The game is fun and is certainly a solid entry in the ever growing category of matching games, but it doesn’t really do anything that I haven’t seen before. I’m also a bit concerned about the difficulty level given that this is supposed to be a casual game. Still, the bouncy music and colorful mooniz that make up the world of Mooniz somewhat make up for the brutal nature of the game play.