playtoniq, the folks behind the well received “Aqua” Sports series (Aqua Hoops /Aqua Punt), has dropped by TouchMyApps to let us know about their brand new game Just Fillin’. Set to be released tomorrow (Jan 28th), Just Fillin’ takes gameplay elements of the classic Qix and adds its own unique twist. Having spent time testing out the game, I must say it got me hooked with its simple but addictive gameplay.
Being from New Jersey, there’s something about bowling that stirs the soul. The sights, the smells, the horrifically colored shoes… they all appeal to he suburban part of my heart. The App Store has given us a few good games that seek to emulate this experience. They seek to translate the feel of the ‘lanes’ to a mobile experience. Downhill Bowling, though, strives for something far grander.
There is a word I rarely use when reviewing a game: exceptional. Yet, Blue Attack! rightly deserves this description. John Kooistra has managed to create a game that reaches a level of polish, gameplay, and affordability that sets it apart from most others in the SHMUP (Shoot ‘em up) genre and within the landfill that is the App Store. This is one game that definitely rises above the rest.
Not long ago, TouchMyApps gave you an exclusive first look at Tiltafun, an adorable looking tilt controlled game developed by On the Rocks. Well the game has finally arrived at the App Store and being their first app release for the iPhone/iPod Touch, On the Rocks has come through with a simple yet fun and well designed game in Tiltafun.
Upon starting this game, I was filed with hesitation and a little doubt. Would I be able to handle the cutesy graphics without the rise of self-loathing? Would the gameplay be engaging? Despite my apprehension, I can confidently say that this is a game I am enjoying. There’s something about Bugz that gets under your skin, and this is definitely not a bad thing.
In my 28 year old eyes, I am able to see Disney World for what it truly is. It is a magical land of glitz and glamour. Everything is immaculate, well done, well organized, and meant to capture your eyes and imagination. Yet, once the exterior is taken away, once you move past the facade, Disney World becomes just another mundane tourist trap. In a way, I believe that Pudge follows a similar philosophy.
Taptaptop Ultimate is certainly a game you wouldn’t have seen at the App Store a few months ago. With Apple eventually loosening its grip on apps that have ‘limited utility’ and those that were previously deemed too violent, games like Amateur Surgeon have paved the way for some blood n’ gore on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
TouchMyApps is giving away 5 copies of the newly released fun and fast paced game called Linx. Here’s your chance to play it for free! All you have to do to enter is submit a comment and let us know what your favorite game(s) is on the iPhone/iPod Touch. Five lucky winners will be selected randomly and the contest will close Jan 14 2009 @ 2pm EST. As usual, please ensure you enter your email address correctly as this is the only way I can send you the code. Good luck everyone!
In keeping up with my last review of iPhone games that are intended for ‘all age groups’, we’ll be taking a look a cartoonishly designed title called Abby Crabby. Developed by Steamboat Mountain Designs, Abby Crabby takes you deep underwater, where you play as Abby the Crab and your sole mission is to protect baby crabs from falling debris and trash.
Sneezies is perhaps one of the more adorably addictive games I have come across on the iPhone/iPod Touch. Developed by Antair Corporation, Sneezies is a unique title that can truly be enjoyed by all age groups. The premise of the game is very simple, yet highly effective nonetheless. You are presented with ‘Sneezies’ that are trapped in floating bubbles and your job is to free them by making them sneeze. In doing so, you will also create massive chain reactions of bubbles bursting that are accompanied by some sweet visuals and cute sound effects.