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Mobile Monday

JohnBOh, oh this is just... it's great! I mean, it's just astounding! Such a collection of awesome games! I mean, I just... I'm enthralled here! I can't believe they can actually co-exist in one article! Isn't there some rule against that in, I dunno, physics or something? Too much awesome in one space can't be good for... uh... something in the universe. Right?

hookchamp.jpgHook Champ - Video game characters love grappling hooks, and we love to help them swing around with them. Hook Champ is all about swinging through a series of caves as quickly as you can, nabbing coins and dealing with a variety of obstacles along the way. After completing a stage, visit the shop to purchase new items and upgrade existing equipment, then head back and do some more grappling! What adventures won't do for treasure!

boxhead-iphone.jpgBoxhead - The Zombie Wars - Yes, it's the Boxhead you are hoping it will be, the one by Sean T. Cooper. Yes, you're still trying to stay alive as long as possible against an onslaught of various zombie and zombie-related foes. Yes, you still unlock cool weapons, both offensive and defensive. Yes, it's just as awesome on iPhone as it is in Flash. No, I will not do your homework for you while you sit and play Boxhead.

gomi.gifGomi - From the creator of Trace comes a game that combines the likes of Rolando, Katamari Damacy, and something strange and wonderful I'm not quite sure of. Roll around gravity-independent masses of land, gathering increasingly large objects to clean the gunk off and make the place beautiful once again. Complete the goals for each level and open up new places to explore. You can even unlock mini-games and character customizations! It's all much more exciting when you actually play, as this is one of those sugar-cheery titles you have to play to believe. The free Gomi Lite is also available.

soosiz.gifSoosiz - Soo-what now? Soosiz. A curiously curious platformer with a penchant for messing with gravity and direction. Perform the usual platform game abilities such as stomping on enemies' heads, but if you leap towards a piece of platform above your head, you'll find everything rotating to match the new orientation. Just the right amount of familiarity and creativity in this overlooked game.

NOTE: Games listed may not be available outside of North America. Prices are subject to change and are therefore unlisted. Please see the individual game pages for purchasing info.

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Wholeheartedly recommend Soosiz. Took me about 10 hours to complete everything, which is pretty good for $2.99 (or $1.99 when I bought it). Definitely the closest thing to a Mario-like experience you can find on the iPhone. (Copyright lawyers might say too close: while it's hard to object to general gravity platform mechanics, especially when the execution is as novel as it is here, the seventh world seems straight out of Super Paper Mario.)

Anyway, if you haven't bought this, you're doing yourself a huge disservice.

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JOHN-PHILE October 19, 2009 12:03 PM

I HEART John!!!!! You know whenever you read his reviews awesomeness will ensue! His writing style is so jocund, it gives you the information you need without being dry and boring.

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linksynergy.com is blocked by my network. Please supply the actual links.

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I would like to know why JayIsGames uses URL shorteners on articles? The URL content isn't visible (it's hidden behind the anchor tag).

Is it purely to save some bytes when downloading the page content? I do acknowledge that iTunes links are absurdly long, but I notice even normal game links are using redirection services.

I personally dislike URL shortening, as it has a lot of negative side effects, including:

  • link rot,

  • destination ambiguity,

  • adding DNS and HTTP requests for every link,and

  • potentially allowing a third party to track my browsing habits without my consent or (at times) my knowledge.

In the case of the JIG articles, excluding bandwidth, it provides no benefit to the users.

Anyway, I felt the need to leave a comment, because I have been noticing the use more and more on this site. I still enjoy JIG and the amazing games I find on here!

[Edit: We use them whenever a link is long and unruly. It's purely a means of convenience (for us). It's unfortunately that you dislike them so, they are a godsend to us. -Jay]

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