There have been any number of variations on the theme of this game – placing tiles/cards on the field of play making sure to match all the sides. Waterworks is one example, Triazzle is another. What makes Xeno Sola stand apart and work so well is the sheer variety of cards/tiles available and the scifi theme. Without those things, however, it might just be a bland game of matching, but with them it becomes a game of chance and strategy against aliens to see who can gain the most money out of the construction of a space station.
Some little boys want to be firemen and others, cowboys. The former, however daring, may be suicidal, and the latter have never been kicked in the gonads by a horse. It hurts. Connect2Media have a great game for those little boys who grew up but still long to rescue damsels, toss people around, and in general, play the hero. Go Go Rescue Squad (GGRS) isn’t your typical fireman game. You won’t be dancing on a stage to the cheers of dozens of 30-something women, but your duties will introduce you to the mundane: crawling into collapsing buildings, saving people from torrid terrors; stopping fires, and sacrificing your muscles for the sake of an air-kiss or a suave snap of the fingers from Darwins. Realism is not the aim of this puzzler, and thank God it isn’t.
Tired of all those games on your iPhone/iPod Touch, but don’t feel like spending any money today on more apps? Well developer Promo Ideas’ Wild Wild Train is just your ticket then if you’re on the look out for an app that’ll keep you entertained and occupied. To celebrate their first update, they have dropped their price to FREE and now anyone can play this delightful game.
Wild Wild Train is an action-puzzle-strategy game that allows you to manage up to 3 trains while try to avoid crashes as you pickup several kinds of different color-coded cargo which then needs to be delivered to the station with the corresponding color before time runs out.
First levels are kind of easy, but don’t let this fool you; sooner than later you’ll be dealing with up to 3 trains, bombs and damsels popping up everywhere, and enough track switches on screen to make your head spin.
If you enjoy management/puzzle type games that are fun and well designed, I highly suggest you download Wild Wild Train and give this good solid game a go. With its current price tag, you definitely can’t go wrong with this great deal.
Promo Ideas, Wild Wild Train, Free, 68.6 MB
If you like physics-based games, bitforge’s first App Store offering Orbital, should be right up your alley. With awesome Geometry Wars-like graphics, this unique game has a simple concept that’s easy to understand, but much harder than it looks.
I’m a sucker for science fiction settings – it’s the type of novel I read the most, the kinds of movies I enjoy the most, and one of the types of games I’m most often drawn to. Quarqa has a great sci-fi comic book look – which is basically just window dressing for the game itself, but it really helps the overall effect of the game and raises it up from something that might just be ok, to something approaching great.
I was very anxious to play Dragon Portals when I realized it came from the same makers of the superb Azkend, hopeful that it would capture some of that same magic. It wants to be as good, and in some ways it at least tries to come close, but ultimately there are a number of things that keep it from reaching that same level.
I’ll freely admit, I was first drawn to this game by the character art – it looks like something Nintendo would come up with, and that’s always a good start. It’s also a puzzle game, and I’m always up for those – plus it looked polished. It seemed to have all the right pieces to potentially be a fun game, and the good news is, it ultimately is fun. There is a bit of a learning curve at first though, so I’m going to attempt to lay how it’s played so that you have a better understanding of what you’re getting into should you decide to pick up Cookie Pop Classic.
At just shy of 3$, Enigmo 2 shoots into the App Store in the same bracket as its older brother, the award-winning Enigmo. This time, however, Pangea Software had to outdo themselves by one-upping their popular puzzler, Enigmo.
Pangea Software, Enigmo 2, 2.99$, 9.3 MB
Bubble popping games are a somewhat lesser played genre of games on the iDevice. Probably well known names are the earlier Bubble Bash by Gameloft and the recently ported classic Bust-A-Move by TAITO. Snood, however is published at the App Store by Electronic Arts, who are quite the powerhouse for popular iDevice games recently.
I was first struck by the ‘look’ of Reiner Knizia’s Robot Master, with its cartoon robots it looks like something out of a retro-futuristic Chuck Jones cartoon. I had no idea what the game was going to entail, though it looked vaguely puzzle-like and therefore up my alley. Turns out, I was right, and just as the developer claims “it’s an easy to learn, hard to master” game.