There’s a place for simple games on any system, and especially portable ones where you may sometimes only be able to play for a short burst. But there’s still something inherently ‘playable’ about those games, something that makes you want to come back and try again, or play just a little bit more. Toy Raid succeeded in being that type of game in a way that Dam Buster wants to be, but unfortunately, it just falls too short in too many areas.
I’ve been playing First Person Shooters (FPS) for a long time. Wolfenstein and Doom on the PC, and a whole host of console games. In some ways, Prey Invasion is a throwback to an earlier time; a FPS light on story. But then it looks more like a modern FPS (at least somewhere between Playstation and Playstation 2 graphics-wise). And maybe that’s exactly the kind of game I was looking for, because I enjoyed it immensely.
Cameltry is an old Taito game from the 16-bit era, that debuted on the Super Nintendo and then branched out into various other consoles including handelds. The goal is to navigate a ball through mazes of varying difficulties and to a goal. When you start up Cameltry, you will see floating balls and a moving maze background and a prompt to “Touch screen” which will take you to the main menu.
I’m one of those people who’s not tired of World War II games. I’ve played lots of them, from First Person Shooters to Air Combat and Naval based games. And I still enjoy playing games with that theme, especially ones that bring something new to the table. iBomber succeeds in doing that, at least from my experience in the genre.
360°. A full circle. That’s what Kryzer Prologue is based off of! You control the flight path an inter-dimensional cyberspace glider as it vaporizes enemy units. Instead of traditional side scrolling or vertical shoot ‘em ups, Kryzer Prologue’s unique gameplay sets you in a circular play field as you rotate clockwise around the circle.
The heading of Zenonia’s App Store page hails it as the return of classic action RPG[s]. While this is a lofty statement to make, GAMEVIL put their money where their mouths are and brought us a game that fulfills this statement. After a few hours under my belt, I can safely say that there is nothing to adequately compare Zenonia with that is offered in Apple’s App Store.
Assassin’s Creed – Altair’s Chronicles published by Gameloft under license from Ubisoft Entertainment is a 3D stealth/action game developed for your idevice. You take on the role of a Master Assassin known as Altair in a prequel to the 2007 console game Assassin’s Creed. Your mission is to locate and turn over to the Order of the Assassins, “The Chalice” an object so powerful it could bring an end the Crusades. The device is currently being held by the Templar. You discover the location of the object early in the game, but before you can recover it, you must first find three keys being held by three separate individuals in three separate locations of the holy lands. With this knowledge you set out to accomplish your mission.
To create a true 3d Action RPG for the iDevice platform, certain aspects have to be in place. Of these aspects, the most important (in no particular order) are control, level building, visuals, enemy types, story, and action elements. Caster fits into the Action RPG genre and excels in may ways. It is a solid game and a great first release by developer Elecorn.
I think it’s impossible to play Hero of Sparta without referring to God of War. So much of the gameplay is similar if not a straight-up copy, but, as the only real hack and slash on the iDevice, you’re still going to have a lot of fun!
Cops & Robbers from developer Glu gives the player the opportunity to play on both sides of the law. You’ll start each level as the criminal; making your way from beginning to end, collecting as much money as possible while attempting to find and steal a diamond, all while being closely pursued by the Fuzz! Complete the levels in the time allotted and unlock the ability to play through as the police. Be sure to check out our gameplay video after the jump!