I used to start out reviews of Arkanoid style games with something along the lines of “I’m not a real fan of this genre, but…”. The more I play this type of game on mobile devices, however, the more I realize that it can actually be quite entertaining, provided it brings something a bit different to the table. Welcome to the world of Anodia. You can’t get much different from your average brick breaker than to make a brick breaker with no bricks! Unique level designs and a couple of interesting power ups set this Arkanoid clone above the rest, including Arkanoid itself.
This week saw another release in Glu’s stable of free to play, pay for extras, and invite your friends via Facebook games. This time around it’s Star Blitz, which looks to be a top down 360 degree space ship shooter with fully customizable craft. RPG fans that own an iPad should take a look at Companions, a game that looks like and plays like Gauntlet with a heavy dose of Rouge-like RPG thrown into the mix. Illusion Labs fans need to check out Touchgrind BMX, the second installment of their popular Touchgrind series which focuses on bikes instead of skateboards this time around. Those desiring a time management game with a bit of a twist might want to try Parking Dash, the latest game in the popular “dash” series. This one has you managing a parking lot, and it looks to be a combination of time management and puzzle game.