4 simple and addictive games
There is hardly anyone who would doubt the immense gaming capabilities of the iPad and the iPhone today. Both devices are powerful enough to deliver console-level graphics. The recently released Infinity Blade II is a prime example of such capabilities, but the key gaming advantage of the platform is the availability of casual arcades for a wide range of users. As happens in any big hypermarket (with which App Store can be easily compared), over a half of the games are quite poorly made and are not capable of entertaining a player for any considerable period of time. However, they create a background for those few and magnificent masterpieces of mobile gaming that are worth getting acquainted with.
Our review opens with a fervent and long-lasting game called Blowup!! which is a sort of an improved Tetris.
Unlike in classic Tetris, the blocks that fill the screen differ only in color, and they need to be gathered, not into even rows, but into groups of 8 or more blocks of one color. The more blocks you put together, the more of them transform that into the heads of robots. No, seriously: colored cubes turn themselves into the parts of a robot from an old Japanese cartoon. As soon as you make a bigger construction out of blocks, destroy it with a double-tap and get energy to replenish the ever-melting stripe at the top of the screen. Actually, this is the key aim of the game. As a reward for your efforts, new parts of background melody will gradually be unlocked, and in some time, the soundtrack will become quite an entertaining tune.
The game Jetpack Joyride makes for an extremely original pastime for an office employee. Just push back your plans with sales charts as far as you can, and test the newest jet backpack.
It is evident that the technological novelty did not arrive miraculously at the hero’s hands. He just hijacked it from the lab. That is why you do not need to be surprised by those energy twip-wire mines and self-guided missiles launched by persecutors. The whole action of the game is focused on maneuvering agilely between the traverses while simultaneously gathering money and special devices. The game pleases with the abilities to ride a dragon or motorcycle or even bypass the obstacles using teleporting equipment. With the money gathered, one can buy different capabilities such as not having to start a level from the beginning, costumes for the principal heroes, and different jetpack options. Jetpack Joyride is an extremely engaging and original game with which you may end up missing your bus stop.
Virus war game
Virus war game may puzzle a player at first with its quite counterintuitive gameplay. In the game, spheres are scattered around the screen, and some clots are floating between them. If fact, these are two hostile microbes in a Petri dish, and the goal is to suppress the neighbor.
his game is vividly speed-oriented. The task is to suppress the enemy colony as soon as possible by putting your cells into that colony. The cells start progressing and replicating right away, so choose a pair of your cells with highest scores and tap the fattest individual cell of the enemy. The cells selected will pass half of their scores to the enemy, and his score counter will lose the same value. You need to act this way right until all the enemy cells turn a friendly green. In order to win, you will need to develop your own tactics and act quickly since the enemy is not losing a single moment and has already sent some “presents” your way.
Cubes vs Spheres
A simply game called Cubes vs Spheres will tell you about a rivalry between the two shapes. As it turns out, angular and round figures just cannot stand each other, and the hostility between them has existed for a long time. You will need to fight back attacks of various cubes at the last stronghold of spheres.
The sphere's weapons arrive from the shaft in at the bottom of the screen, and there is a round circle to which the enemy is absolutely prohibited entrance. Now you must try to hold back the hordes of cubes using small and quite smart spheres. Enemies differ in size and solidity and can be almost invisible. Luckily, your mini-army matches them well, consisting of ordinary spheres, fireballs, heavy bowling balls, and even self-guided spheres! Of course, you will have to buy all of this set using a built-in store with the points you have earned, but this will be not that hard. With a whole set of weapons at, your disposal, it is possible to derive some real fun by massively destroying everything that stands in the way of a black ball or by blowing up a major part of the enemy's forces using a dummy cube. It is easier and more fun to destroy an enemy that groups together, isn’t it?
This simple game featuring a quite original game environment will probably become the most-often-launched app of your iGadget for some time, especially taking into account that the developers add new levels regularly.