With the revealing of Apple’s newest iPhone edition, many of you will be looking to update your current device… Screw it, here’s a list of games you should check out on any i-device.
Super Crossfire HD – Chillingo
Think Space Invaders but with a twist. Use the last surviving ship of the human race against the alien enemies in this neon arcade shooter. Warp from the top to attack the enemy’s vulnerable spot and collect any glowing orb currency. Yes it uses a virtual stick, but it’s simplifies enough to not pose too much of a problem for the player. Note that I would recommend this on the iPad since the screen is bigger and your thumb will most likely take up part of the screen. But even so, Super Crossfire is still worth owning.
Don’t Run with a Plasma Sword – Xperimentalz Games
Not the best looking game, but interesting enough to gain a spot in this post for a mention. This runner game only has three controls: jump, slide, and kill balloon aliens that look like something automobile dealers have stapled outside on the lawns. Sounds easy, right? Hell no. As you progress through levels, speed starts to accelerate and mistakes become easier to make. Upgrade your abilities and faithful light saber to kill the big bads and save the girl.
Ticket to Ride Pocket – Days of Wonder
If you don’t have the original board game, the iOS game is a good advertisement to own the physical version. Ticket to Ride pits you against either the AI or your friends to see who will be the first to complete their tasks. It’s a card game, but one that is quite easy to understand if you just jump into it. Build your railroad tracks from city to city while blocking your opponents from achieving their goals. Free as of September 12.
An RPG slot game. The weirdest combination that surprisingly works well. Kill the enemies within the set number of spins by rolling in a weapon combo. If you weapons are dealing poor damage, upgrade your weapons with all the loot you’ve won from your exploits. FFXIII-2 could learn a thing or two from King Cashing, especially if you’re going to use a Goddamn slot machine as part of the game (yeah, I know it’s optional).
Now this is a weirder game to recommend, but one I played with a gleeful expression every time. Akinator is a genie that can guess any real person or fictional character you have in mind by asking a series of questions. The answers are simply “yes,” “no,” and “I don’t know” with the vaguer answers “probably” and “probably not.” The questions start general then move into specifics that shockingly narrow down to the character you have in mind. I’m not kidding. Out of all the times I tried to outsmart the game, only three times has the game failed. It’s a game that easily impresses friend and waste time when standing in line.
A lot of the games mentioned aren’t as well known as the Angry Birds or Cut the Rope, but they are just as entertaining. Make sure to jump on these games if they ever go free.