It has been many weeks since a WIPTW post up, due to work, and really Trigger Fist; because I can't stop playing it! I did manage to pull myself away long enough to check out two also very cool indie games that are featured this week, both of which played nicely on the new iPad mini (review of that coming as well). When I started this review, I was listening to hurricane Sandy pound the crap out of my house while watching endless spiral bands of rain rolling in from the Atlantic on radar. My windows were leaking water, but the lights were still on (though flickering ominously), so it felt like I was on one of those old WW2 battleships riding the Pacific high seas...kind of like the game I was playing at the time! A game called...er, Battle Fleet (lame segue, but hey I tried). The other awesome game featured this week is a totally original platform game called Green Rage. Think alien adventure shoot-em-up and you as the alien. Both of these games are keepers, but Green Rage for iPad/iPhone only plays well on newer iOS devices/versions (iPad2/3/mini, iPhone 4S/5, and iPod 5), so wanted to point that out before diving in. UPDATE 11/6/2012...Green Rage is being pulled from the App store by the vendor (to fix a few things), but will return soon, so I pulled the links above... Learn more in the review below. Battle Fleet is available for 99 cents tomorrow (11/07/12) thanks to a special promotion from One Dollar Wednesday...
Magnet boy is a fun puzzle arcade adventure game that challenges you to fly from magnet to magnet picking up various parts to build a robot. The story of the game starts when a professor who has been building incredible robots is attacked by an evil villain. The villain destroys the professor’s robots and crashes them into many pieces. As the hero of this story, Magnet Boy has to search high and low to find the parts of every destroyed robot, and put them back together.
Am working on a full review of this quirky and unique new platformer from Paralline just released called Green Rage. If you have experienced the platform genre in the past, and think you have seen it all, you haven't and will want to grab this one ($1.99)! You mostly scurry along through twisted and varied obstacles, jump and evade baddies, and shoot stuff! Have to warn that it's version 1.0, and I had some issues with my older devices. The dev is working on those, but if you have a newer iPhone/iPad device running iOS 5.0 or later, shouldn't be a problem. Get it at the link above for iPad or here for iPhone...
Looking for a naval strategy game that gives you granular control of the individual weapons on a fleet of battleships? Today is your lucky day! Battle Fleet, formerly at $4.99 and highly rated in the iTunes store, has been reduced to $1.99 for a limited time. Features include multiple gameplay modes, awesome weapon upgrades, vintage battles and much more... Check it out in the App store, but don't wait. The sale is only good for this weekend.
I attended the CES Preview in New York City this summer and got to see a cool merging of app and board games, thanks to iPieces from Pressman Toy Corp. They offer a wide variety of physical game pieces that interact with their free iPad apps.
In general I'm a big fan of 10 tons and the games they release. At first I wasn't quite sure if I was going to like Swingworm, because it just didn't seem to have the same polish as the other games I was used to from this company. It turns out I was wrong about that for the most part. Swingworm is actually a rather interesting game with a unique concept, cute artwork and a pleasing soundtrack. Unfortunately it suffers from one significant flaw - terrible controls. They haven't deterred me from playing the game yet, but they sure can make it frustrating.
Hello, Cappuccino is a restaurant management game where you are the manager of a new cafe and you have to grow your business so it becomes the most successful cafe in the world. Restaurant management games are nothing new, especially when it comes to playing on mobile devices, but this one does an excellent job at taking the best aspects of all the other games and combining them into this fun app.
If I had to speculate about what kind of twisted game the little girl from Finding Nemo might dream up to play with her fish, this would probably be it. If you have any objections to animal cruelty, even if it’s only electronic, you might not appreciate this game. Along the way poor Yello will get spiked, frozen, torched and all around beaten up, even though ultimately you’re “kindly” returning him to his bowl. The rest of you that can deal with that should actually get a kick out of this game. “Stretch and launch” physics games have become a dime a dozen on the App Store, but ones like Saving Yello still manage to make the genre fun.
The best iPad games, reviews, and free iPad games are always hard to find, especially when you don't know where to start. Tons of reviews on 'the game that must be played' are written right here on this page. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and the article on the NBA 2K12, is just one example of what we do.
Here is a brief description of the article: “In iOS world, there’s an App for everything, and everything has an App. Until recently, the only exclusion was that of a true NBA game. Well thanks to NBA 2K12, by 2K Sports, throwback fans of “The Hick from French Lick” and his more modern counterpart of “The Candy Man” now have their favorite teams and players in reach of both thumbs. This is 2K sports first edition (in iOS format) for this #1 selling basketball game. Did they do right by iOS users? In short, “Yea baby”, they did.”
We try and keep the articles lively and informative. Although not all of them are based on sports. Skillz is one example that has become one of the most addictive and an overall fun game that has recently hit the market. The concept matches many other popular music games that test your rhythm, tap speed, and ability to rock the turn tables. It’s similar to Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but much more difficult which makes it appealing.
Another key point in choosing the best iPad games are the graphics. Shadowgun is a new game that is pressing the boundaries of the new graphic cards. The linked article even has a video for you to see what it actually looks like. It's a first person shooter that guides the gamer through an intense story line out in space.
All reviews, like the ones linked above, are the best iPad games that we can find.