From pretty unicorns to pretty cool soccer tricks, this week’s GameTime takes a look at more rainbows than that one crying guy.
When Robot Unicorn Attack came out, it was all we could talk about, here at Mac|Life headquarters. We hummed the Erasure song for hours at a time and constantly challenged each other to get an even better high score. Now that RUA has made its way to the iPhone’s bigger brother, the iPad, we’re more than willing to lose ourselves in this magical, silly fantasy world once again, jumping from rainbow platforms and avoiding shiny stars and dangerous crags.
It’s also this week’s editor’s high score. Though I scored in the 60 thousand range on the iPhone version, by press time I’d hardly broken the 20 thousand rang on the iPad. There’s just too much to look at to survive. Distractions!
Described by many--um, me--as the best iOS game ever, Peggle is a mix of pachinko, pinball, and PCP. It utilizes the iPhone's capacitive touchscreen controls perfectly, has exciting graphics and sounds, and requires an immense amount of skill.
And just when you thought that you've played every Peggle level that ever existed, Popcap’s recent software update gave users five additional levels, and the option to buy the entire expansion for just a few bucks (currently $.99). Consider it recommended.
It’s not often you find a game shinier and brighter than the Vegas strip.
FIFA 11 is the successor to the wickedly fun FIFA 10 Soccer sim. The new installment has a handful of graphical improvements, including Retina Display maximization, but it’s the gameplay changes that truly separate this one from its earlier counterpart. An added floating analog stick makes controlling characters even easier, and swiping a player will turn their leisurely jog into an attacking run. It’s more complicated than most sports games...
..we’ve played on any iOS device, but big, easy to push buttons means its never unaccessible.
So that’s it for this week. If you want to see a specific game next week, or you just wanna talk about rainbows, the comments section seems like a good starting spot. Also, make sure you check out these great games, all under $2.99 for a limited time.
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