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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.
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.
Piggy Woogy seems to operate on the premise that match-three games are way too easy and don’t feature enough lupine commandoes with their hearts set on eating you alive. I have to agree.
Petri-Dash is one of the new generation of “dodge everything” games that realizes a game can always use something more to do than just dodge things. In this case you are some sort of sub-species that lives in a Petri dish, and all you want to do is survive. In order to do that you’ll either have to dodge all the other organisms or take them on in a battle of butting heads in order to dominate the dish. Everything comes at a cost, however, and in this case you are constantly losing life just by swimming around. You are also weakened if you collide with another organism without dashing them. When your life is spent is back to the primordial pond for you. You can collect energy pellets to refuel your health, and there are also little versions of yourself that will attach to you when you run them over and give you bonus multipliers to your score. You lose these friends when you hit one of the bad guys.
The angry boo app is a game where you have to shoot a ghost to different platforms using a slingshot like launcher. This is similar to Angry Birds, but without the end goal of having to knock down anything or kill any enemies. Moving from platform to platform without falling to the ground is the main aspect of the game. Each platform is a spider web, which you then pull down to ‘shoot’ the ghost on to the next web. Collecting gold coins while navigating through each level is another important part of the game, earning more points for each gold coin collected.
I have nothing against progress, and in fact I’m thrilled whenever someone interjects a cool new mechanic into the genres I love. The truth is, however, that truly original ideas are almost nonexistent these days. So if I can’t have something new and dazzling I’m perfectly content with a solid game that takes old school concepts and implements them well, and that’s exactly what Terra Noctis from Bulkypix does. The story is silly and mostly superfluous, the levels are familiar yet well designed, and money has morphed from coins to fairies, but in the end the most important thing is that it’s simply a whole lot of fun.
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