Beware playing O. with anyone who's aggressively competitive. This minimalistic orb-grabbing game has the potential to bring out the beast in even the most docile opponents. Games may start off friendly enough, but when it gets down to the wire, smacking hands, flicking fingers, and wrestling digits is par for the course. You might just find yourself declaring a thumb war... or worse.
Horror movies and Halloween antics may be the preferred way for many folks to get their thrills and chills, but the spooky season is also ripe with ample gaming opportunities as well. From wanton zombie slaughter and midnight runs to demon dismemberment and exploring the dark depths of space, there are plenty of spooky iOS offerings waiting to sink their teeth into you. If you're craving a more interactive way to get your blood curdling fix, look no further than these quality picks.
Injecting a dose of excessive violence and foul language into the racing game genre helped the original Carmageddon stand out from the pack for its controversial nature alone. Many years later, this faithful iOS port still has a touch of shock value left in its gas tank, but the brutal racing and crass antics haven't aged very well.
If you ever wanted to see how the pairing of minimal effort and a free-to-play model could decimate a play experience, NFL Pro 2013 may be the greatest example to date in any genre. It's a disaster in nearly every respect. NFL Pro 2013 has the real-life teams, but not the players, stadiums, or schedules, instead substituting laughable fake names and generic faces for the identical-looking player models. But that's not nearly the worst of it. As a wildly cynical freemium offering, you'll have to use your limited in-game currency to purchase even basic plays in the middle of a game.
It's that time of year again, when all the groovy ghoulies and spunky spooks get prepped for a night of mischievous fun, candy questing, and late night costumed prowling. For some folks, Halloween is a big deal each year. It's an excuse to cut loose with crazy costumes and go hog-wild on the front yard decorations. And let's not forget the truckloads of candy. With so many cool Halloween-themed apps floating around, we can't help but get into the spirit of the eerie season. Join us with these awesome picks for everything from scary movies to virtual pumpkin carving.
The NBA 2K name typically comes attached to a hardcore simulation that is largely impenetrable to casual basketball fans, but NBA 2K13 for iPhone and iPad dials back the realism to offer something more accessible. There’s still plenty of depth for the diehards — though not quite on the level of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 console outings — but even those with only a rudimentary understanding of the sport could soon be dribbling and dunking with the best of them. It's a bit cramped on an iPhone, but NBA 2K13 feels ideally suited to the iPad.
Taking the dry complexities of legal battles and turning them on their head, Devil's Attorney makes courtroom combat feel fresh and fun by re-envisioning the whole affair as a game of turn-based strategy. Unlike other offerings in the genre, you don't have to wade through reams of annoying dialogue to get to the good stuff. It boils down to grabbing a client, duking it out with the prosecution, wining your case, and getting paid; it's simple but not lacking in challenge or depth.
What's more important than education at a university? If you ask Adult Swim, the answer seems to be balancing out the proximal science of love for all who attend. In a bizarre case of opposites attracting, girls adore robots, cooing when placed next to them in this strange little game of seating arrangements. Robots reciprocate up to a point, though they remain indifferent to nerds. For their part, nerds are happy sitting next to either robots or girls, though girls are irritated by their presence. How do you keep everyone happy? That's the basic gist of Girls Like Robots, a nicely brainy tile-puzzler that's one of Adult Swim's most personable titles yet.
Sonic the Hedgehog's many previous App Store exploits have all been ports of past favorites or newer multiplatform releases, so to see Sega pursue a brand new mobile experience in the form of Sonic Jump is encouraging. Granted, as you'll notice immediately from the screenshots, "new" may not be the best word to describe a title that pays very obvious tribute to Doodle Jump and its ilk. That's not necessarily a problem, as Namco Bandai showed that such a pairing can work wonders with Pac'n-Jump, but Sonic Jump doesn't quite find the sweet spot between its disparate origins.
The weekend is upon us, and what better way to wind down after a long week than by playing a unique physics puzzler? Car Toons! is a interesting iOS game from the folks at FDG, and right now you can download the app for the best price, ever: free.