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I haven't done a "What I Played" column in a while, mainly due to lack of time to play much of anything. As the saying goes about all work and no play--so decided it was time to take a break and grab some new games! This week I downloaded Action Block Buster, a multi-spacial brick breaking experience; nulis, a physics game which defies description; and an exceptional rail shooter freebie from Disney called Motorcity. Read on for the full WIPTW ("What I played this week") roundup of these new games.
Tom and Nelly are back for the fourth installment of the treasure hunting, bad guy thwarting hidden object series Treasure Seekers. Check out the links after this review for my thoughts on parts 2 and 3 of the series. Fans of the series will feel right at home with this iteration of the franchise, and newcomers should be able to jump in fairly easily as well, though references to older adventures might not make much sense to them. Overall it still provides a decent balance of game play mechanics but there isn’t really a lot of what I’d consider mini-games this time around. It’s not my favorite of the bunch, but I don’t regret hanging out with the treasure seeking duo again.
Gameday, Inc. has presented gamers with a brand new adventure game goody in the App Store. Help Purple is a cleverly constructed magical problem solving adventure that is chock-full of charm.
If you've been looking for a game that will keep the kids occupied; then Bam! Jr. is what you have been looking for. This particular game is fast paced, practicing colors, and really stimulates the brain with optical illusions. In other words, you have to be pretty quick to win this game. So, what is the overall object?
The Vikersund ski flying app is a simple game where you play as a skier who is attempting a ski jump. You tap to begin skiing down the hill and at the right moment you tap the screen to jump. The goal is to get as far as possible during your jump. You can play either single player or against someone. Single player you have to beat scores which are computer generated, of course for multi-player you are going against your friend.
The Stone Age game is a fairly straight forward game with a top down view where you control a cave man who is out hunting for meat. On the iPhone the controls are fairly simple with moving is done by tilting the device left or right. Attacking is done by simply tapping the screen where you want to throw a club and defense works by swiping a finger across the screen.
This Valentine’s Day themed game is actually four cute games in one. While entirely unoriginal, this game is still fun. It appears that the creators of this app just put new graphics on top of other games which have been around for a while. That being said, the game is still fairly fun and since it's free it is well worth getting. The games are rather simple to play and don't require much time to learn but can still be challenging enough to enjoy for even experienced game players.
Well, it seems G5 has done it again with Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures for the iPhone and iPad. The best part is that despite its name and web page description it’s really not a hidden object game! Don’t get me wrong, because I love HoGs, but there’s also a need for more traditional point and click adventure games, and Royal Trouble delivers that kind of game play in spades. The story is funny, the characters are cool, and while you occasionally have to think about something for a bit, all the puzzles are really quite logical. I hope this is the start of a trend towards this kind of game on iOS devices, because I like it.
Generally I prefer my games to have a somewhat compelling set of goals, but there are times when I do enjoy the simple pleasure of mass destruction. Still, while I figured Reckless Getaway would be fun, I was pretty much expecting it to be a “few minutes here, few minutes there” sort of game. Turns out I’ve become quite addicted to this little gem. With it’s over the top… well, everything it feels like you’re in control of a chase scene stolen from a John Woo film. About the only thing I wish at this point is that there were a variety of cars to choose from, but otherwise it’s a nearly perfect no holds barred racer.
Fat jump pro is a fun game which has you playing a small green character who starts out at the bottom of the screen, and has to jump from bouncy platform to bouncy platform without falling. While this does sound like many other games, this one has quite a few different unique additions to the game which have made it quite enjoyable and greatly adds to the length of time it can be enjoyed.
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