Cutiebots is a platform title that introduces us to Gritch and Zitch, two adventurers who are attempting to survive in a land filled with evil robots an unforgiving terrain. Players can assume either identity with the touch of a button, and it's this dynamic drew me to this promising app. Whether the game is as good as advertised depends on your level of patience.
I love freebies as much as the next person, but many free to play games are encumbered with advertisements and in-app purchases. Band Star attempts to make beautiful music in a freemium universe, ushering a melody which we might actually want to hear.
Clash of Puppets is a 3D platformer with an unabashed love for B-level horror movies. As we enter the dreams of an average Joe named Charlie, a veritable monster mash appears before our eyes. Vampires, Frankenstein, and even mummies try to snuff out our hero, but with a little guidance Charlie may find his way back to reality. Staying trapped and seduced in this world, however, is a hard habit to break.
Mobile game movie tie-ins can be instantly forgettable, as these apps' sole purpose is to plug the feature's impending release. Anchorman 2: Scotchy Scotch Toss is far from an ambitious foray, but Ron Burgundy's sheer presence should save the day.
Forget the black infused back drop of Icycle: On Thin Ice's title screen, since everything about this game is colorful. Starting with its James Bond inspired opening sequence, this app reels you in with all its pretty pictures, illustrating a surreal dreamscape where bicycles fear to tread. Adventurers, however, may love the thrill of the chill.
Roller coasters are one of my earliest fears, and biting my lip as I experienced my first loop is a memory I'd soon forget. But with a bit of foolhardy bravado, I ended up loving the amusement park's go to ride, so I was more than willing to delve into the latest iOS release Coaster Crazy Deluxe. A bit of insanity prevails in this app, and maybe that's a good thing.
Do we sleep with our demons at night, or do we leave those monsters behind in peaceful slumber? There is no rest for the weary with Demon Tribe, a free to play app created by SEGA luminary Masayoshi Kikuchi. With the Panzer Dragoon series and Jet Grind Radio among his accomplishment, this iOS release comes with epic expectations.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is a modern day version of the popular Sega Genesis classic, and iOS enthusiasts may initially scoff at its $9.99 price tag. One of tablet and mobile gaming's biggest assets is playing apps completely on the cheap, so the folks at Disney Interactive are already putting themselves in the hole. What if it's not worth the dough? But this is Walt Disney, where doing the impossible is simply another hill to climb.
In today's politically correct climate, describing a woman as a "chick" may not go over so well in certain circles, but apparently in an iOS world all bets are off. I personally don't see the word as a pejorative, and gamers really shouldn't take offense to this endless runner hybrid. Who doesn't want to save a damsel in distress by jumping from planet to planet?