TMA Springboard Favourites: Games

TMA has a pretty gnarly selection of editors and contributors from around the globe. And in the spirit of giving and taking, we would like to share our favourite App Store games with you. Strap on your safety belts and get your pens in order because this article is about to shed light on the darkest of our gaming secrets.

Louis: The fat cat who started it all has an amazing knack for finding classic games. It would be smart to consider his favourite games therapeutic benchmarks among puss-filled rivals.

Genre App Store link TMA review The low-down
Racing Need for Speed Shift Need for Speed Shift – $6.99 EA delivers once again with one of the best racing experiences on the iPhone.
Puzzle Drop7 Drop7 – $2.99 Tetris meets Sudoku in this wonderful puzzler that will consume chunks of your free time.
Action N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance N.O.V.A. – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance – $6.99 HALO brought to life on your iPhone. What more do you want?
Arcade Labyrinth 2 Labyrinth 2 – $4.99 A near perfectly executed game with unlimited replay value thanks to its many excellent features.
Strategy geoDefense geoDefense – $1.99 One of the best Tower Defence games on the iDevice. Great visuals and challenging as hell.

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shigzeo: What can I say? He’s one of the worst gamers I know, but his one working eye never fails to find treasures. Count him a heavy RPG and strategy player who every once-in-a-while can pull the trigger.

Genre App Store link TMA review The low-down
RPG The Quest The Quest – $5.99 This Classic RPG is deep: massive crafting, at least 50 hours of story gameplay, and great sandbox play.
Strategy Palm Heroes Palm Heroes – $5.99 Just like Heroes of Might and Magic, but palm-sized and more addictive than ever.
Action Project Phoenix Project Phoenix – $1.99 If you like team-based action games like the classic Jackal, Project Phoenix has most bases covered.
Strategy 7 Cities 7 Cities – $2.99 7Cities does everything with class and character and was the first to advance deep upgrade tactics.
Time Mngmnt. Hospital Havoc Hospital Havoc – $3.99 Frantic and cute, Hospital Havoc puts the right emphasis in the right places for perfect fun.

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ChiffaN: This man is a self-dubbed adventure gamer. While he does games in all flavours, his favourites tend to the deeper side of gaming. The following keep him in the abyss of iDevice fun.

Genre App Store link TMA review The low-down
Strategy Palm Heroes Palm Heroes – $5.99 It’s Heroes of Might & Magic for the iPhone – what else is needed to be said?
RPG Undercroft Undercroft – $4.99 Authentic old-school party RPG experience for the iGeneration.
Adventure Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered – $2.99 A cult classic remastered for the iDevice and a model of point-and-click adventure gaming on the platform.
Action Fallen EP-1 Fallen EP-1 – $1.99 If you think that there is no such thing as a really scary Survival Horror iPhone game – check out Fallen and think again.
Puzzle Auditorium Auditorium – $1.99 If music was visible – it would look like Auditorium.

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Enuh Iglesias: Chatty and fun, Enuh writes like she games: with snap and poise. It’s no surprise that she enjoys cute, fun games which are good for any amount of play time and which can fit any time bill.

Genre App Store link TMA review The low-down
Puzzle Super Juicy Super Juicy – $0.99 Super Juicy is a truly delicious, bubble-popping delight that is the best of Technicolor and heady physics combined.
Time Mngmnt. Zombie Pizza Zombie Pizza – $1.99 With (literally) eye-popping graphics, a hilarious soundtrack and frantic fingerplay, the insanely addictive Zombie Pizza is one game my device cannot live without.
Time Mngmnt. Hospital Havoc Hospital Havoc – $3.99 In a league of its own, Hospital Havoc is one of the most beautifully designed, thoughtfully executed and by far the most challenging time management game out there.
Action Flickitty Flickitty – $1.99 Flickitty, a cute, elastic and invincible cat is also the star of a dazzlingly original, genre-bending game.
Board Game MONOPOLY MONOPOLY – $4.99 Monopoly captures the charm and nostalgia of the original board game while completely modernizing its controls and functions – just perfect for playing alone or with company.

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SteveNaka: Jack-of-All-Trades Nakashima is the man I like to call Steve. His many talents have taken him all over the App Store and in and out of the most classic of gaming apps and will continue to float all of our boats.

Genre App Store link TMA review The low-down
Action Eliminate Pro Eliminate Pro – Free Amazing FREE Quake style shooter.
Action Underground Underground – $3.99 One of the best side scrolling games in the AppStore. Great themed graphics  and addictive gameplay.
Puzzle Game Electric Box Electric Box – $1.99 Great puzzle game that gets incredibly difficult yet doesn’t lose it’s playability.
Board Game THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition – $2.99 A perfect recreation of the classic boardgame title with amusing added twists.
Arcade Cornhole All-Stars Cornhole All-Stars – Free Despite it’s recent censorship hurdles, it remainsone of my favorite pick upand play titles.

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Matthew: The youngest among us, but probably TMA’s smartest, cleverest little buck. Look for his reviews behind some of the App Store’s most unique apps and games and behind the sort of jokes which would make a sailor blush.

Genre App Store link TMA review The low-down
Board Game Monster Ball Monster Ball – $1.99 If chess and checkers had a baby, this hybrid offspring would be the result – it’s so good it’s scary.
Action Modern Combat: Sandstorm Modern Combat: Sandstorm – $4.99 With a riveting storyline, stunning visuals and online multiplayer, MC: S is Modern Warfare on an MP4 player.
Music Speed Forge Extreme BeatRider Touch +50 1.2 – $2.99 The closest thing to AudioSurf that lets you use your own music.
Racing Speed Forge Extreme Speed Forge Extreme – $2.99 Possibly the most realistic, and fun racer on the iDevice that offers a true Wipeout experience.
Music Speed Forge Extreme Beat It! – $2.99 Although not affiliated with Michael Jackson, Beat It! lays down a bustin’ beat against its competition with its quirky art style and catchy rhythm.

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