It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Celebrated adventure Broken Age and mesmerizing word game LEX are highlights this week, plus there’s an odd new Angry Birds in the mix. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
It’s no surprise that a cartoon like Adventure Time would branch out into video games to attract its young (and alternately, geeky adult) audience. What is slightly more startling is how well the latest effort from Cartoon Network stands on its own merits. While certainly effective as a tie-in to the cartoon, its card-battling mechanics are so strong that Card Wars could have done without the license and proven just as sophisticated and inventive.
As we near the holidays, the App Store is unsurprisingly being flooded with big-name releases, including Angry Birds Go!, The Room Two, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. However, a couple of promising under-the-radar entries — like Fiz: The Brewery Management Game and AntiSquad —could prove to be just as interesting picks this week.
As August begins, and the insane heat subsides from much of the country to give way to a more survivable warmth, the window to celebrate the longer days begins to close. The time to seize your summer is now! Barbecues! Beer! Driving with the windows down! Forgoing socks! Well, that's not for everybody. These are some of the quick hits from the the app store worth checking out while you're in the shade or in beach traffic.
An editor's pick on this week's App Store, and a permanent staple on my iPad's home screen, the Cartoon Network iPad app is sure to delight anyone with a kid's sense of humor. Yes, even though I have been known to dabble in British comedy, there is nothing more amusing than anthropomorphized characters making their way through shenanigans in a 12 minutes.
Adventure Time’s weird brand of off-beat humor has struck a chord with children and adults alike, so it’s no wonder that Cartoon Network hustled to get an app released on iPhone. Legends of Ooo is one of the simplest point-and-click adventure games ever made, which actually fits the show’s content well, since the duo spends more time helping strangers with menial tasks than they do actually battling monsters. That said, it’s a little too simple for its own good.