Word games seem to be everywhere in the App Store. With so many of them in the market, developers have to try and distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack with new concepts or ideas. Pyrus certainly fits this bill as a word game with a unique twist. Here you are presented with a board of 5 scrambled letters where the player must form a word as quickly as possible before the timer runs out. Rather than the typical tapping or sliding around letters to build a word, Pyrus requires you to use up to five fingers in order to assemble your word. Touch and hold down your finger on each letter in the correct order and the letters you type will appear on the top of the screen. When you have spelt out the word, release your fingers from the board to have it submitted.
Over the years, countless puzzle games have flooded the market. A large percentage of them have been either uninspired or unoriginal, duplicating the same idea over and over. Once in awhile though, one would emerge out of nowhere and catch us by surprise for their uniqueness and addictive gameplay. Super Puzzle Fighter II in 1996, Lumines and Meteos in 2005, Puzzle Quest in 2007 and finally Frenzic for the iPhone in 2008. First released for the Mac OS X by The Iconfactory and ARTIS Software more than a year ago, Frenzic is a breath of fresh in the puzzle genre.
After weeks of waiting, version 1.1 of Subatomic Studios’ smash hit Fieldrunners has finally arrived at the App Store. For those who missed out on this action packed title, you can read our review here. With new features like sound fx, music and additional fieldrunners, this is most definitely a must have update.
The most eagerly awaited update for the iPhone and iPod Touch has hit the iTunes App Store!
In the first update for the sensational top-selling hit FIELDRUNNERS, you encounter new enemies, explore an exciting new map, and challenge your wits with the all-new Endless gameplay mode! Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate tower defense master?
Begin humming the catchy theme composed by renowned sound designer AUBREY HODGES, whose work on over 160 titles includes the DOOM franchise, Madden, and Quake!
New Features found in 1.1:
John Kooistra’s first foray into the iTunes App store, Blue Defense! plunges you into the most heroic and devastating role of all-time: to save the Earth and the lives of its 6,730,568,430 inhabitants.
Defend your planet!”
Blue Defense puts you in charge of protecting your world from an invasion force that wants nothing more than your utter destruction.
6.7 billion lives hang in the balance… are your hands steady enough to handle the ever-increasing pressure of the attackers? Continue reading…
Movie Challenge, developed by Redwind Software, is a recently released movie game for the iPhone. Looking around the App Store, there appears to be quite a few such trivia games out there already. While I personally haven’t tried the others just yet, most of them offer what seems to be limited styles of play. This is where Movie Challenge steps up to the plate. Redwind Software has designed the game with loads of features in mind. Besides a trivia mode where the user must choose the correct answer out of x number of questions (as seen in most trivia games), Redwind offers multiple game types:
Games sure have changed over the years. Developers are constantly finding new ways of bringing innovation to game design in order to engage the modern gamer. Players want new ideas and innovations that capture the imagination. Well, Touch Physics is one of these games. It won’t win awards for 3D effects or graphics any time soon. What it will do though is captivate its players with gameplay and design.
Zombies on the iPhone…check. Defending against Zombies in an Apocalyptic World on the iPhone …check. IUGO Mobile Entertainment, the brains behind Toy Bot Diaries and Shaky Summit, has released yet another quality title on the iPhone. The moment I saw the words Zombie and IUGO together, I knew I was in for a treat.
When Toy Bot Diaries first came out for the iPhone, some touted the title as a truly original game for the handheld phone. Reviews were generally positive and well received by most gamers. Now IUGO Mobile Entertainment has released part 2 in the series.
Your favorite robot is BACK! Join Toy Bot in his latest and greatest adventure: Toy Bot Diaries Entry 2. Toy Bot begins where he left off, climbing out of the dingy sewers and into a whole new world of challenges in the sky. Entry 2 gives you more levels, more content, more graphics and maximum fun! See why Toy Bot has been called one of the best games exclusive to the iPhone. If you liked Entry 1, you’ll LOVE Toy Bot Diaries Entry 2!
I personally found the first Toy Bot Diaries a blast to play. A game that really made good use of the iPhone and offered good gameplay. I am definitely looking forward to Entry 2 and continue where the first game left off. Expect a review here soon.
Get Toy Bot Diaries Entry 2 now!
Thanks to Ricardo Quesada, developer of Sapus Tongue, for dropping by and notifiying me about his iPhone game. Sapus Tongue takes the iPhone and turns it into a mini-Wii! The object of the game is to launch one of two game characters as far as possible. They are Sapus, the super-hero toad and Monus, the anti-hero monkey. Sapus uses his tongue as a launching pivot, and Monus uses his tail.
Word games are extemely popular in the App Store. With easily over a hundred such titles available on the iPhone, choosing one that stands out can be a hit and miss process. Personally, I love word games for the simple fact that it can be both entertaining and educating at the same time. I have discovered words I had not previously known by simply making guess attempts. Now that’s time well spent! So how does Worder stack up with the rest of the competition?