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I’m a big fan of overhead racing games, and because I remember the days when the NES reigned supreme I can appreciate things like “old school” graphics, as long as they are done well. Like so many genres on the App Store, however, there are enough games of this type that you have to really do something different to stand out. Retro Racing’s biggest problem is that it really doesn’t, and beyond that it has a couple of issues that actually detract from the fun factor. I think the game is a nice start, but it might be a little too retro even for my retro tastes.
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.
Oh My Nuts is a game app which is similar in many ways to angry birds where you have to launch something across the screen attempting to hit an object. In this game you are shooting a squirrel (out of the mouth of a pig) at a series of three stars with an acorn at the landing point. For each level you need to shoot the squirrel at the correct angle to get all three stars and land in the proper place to collect the nut.
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?
For starters, this isn’t another Angry Birds or Bejeweled clone, so that’s a bonus. Twist & Catch is actually a nifty little puzzle game with a bit of a… well, twist to it. There are plenty of levels, and with a three diamond ranking system you probably won’t beat the game in an afternoon. Be warned, though, that you will get hooked and quite possibly want to chuck your device at a wall sometimes.
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.
Personally I would find the task of trying to pick out games to publish quite daunting. When you’re a developer it’s almost inevitable that you think your product is good (or you wouldn’t be making it) but as a publisher you have a whole different perspective on things. I’m rather impressed with how consistently Chillingo picks out winners. That’s not to say that every game they publish is gold because there have certainly been some I didn’t like, but the majority have proven to be quite fun. As you’ve probably guessed by now, Diggin’ Dogs fits into that latter category. The concepts are tried and true, but the movement mechanic is unique and the lack of a time limit actually gives you the chance to do something that many platformers don’t, which is the opportunity to explore.
Picture hangman is a new app available which is similar to traditional hangman but rather than guessing letters, you guess little pieces of the overall picture. In picture hangman there is a picture in place of where the word would normally go. For example, one puzzle solution would be a picture of a woman’s purse. Now these pictures are similar to chalk drawings, not actual photographs. At the bottom of the screen there are a bunch of pieces of pictures, also in chalk. You need to attempt to figure out which of the small pictures at the bottom of the screen belong in the picture and which don’t.
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.
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