Words cannot describe the unusual pairings of games in this week's Mobile Monday. Time-traveling cats? Happy hungry spiders? Vampires? Sentient balls of goop? What was wrong with us when we assembled these games?! *
Arachnophilia - Way back in the ancient halls of 2008, a browser game called Arachnophilia graced our pages. Rev your engine to 88 mph and you'll reach the present day where the same game now calls the iTunes App Store home! You're a hungry spider with a bare-bones web. Tap and drag to create new strands, and tap captured bugs to eat them and refill your health/webbing. Art Mode even made the transition to the iPhone, allowing you to spin webbing without worrying about all that "game" stuff!
Meow Meow Happy Fight - In the future, everything is too happy. So, happy cat travels back in time to Tokyo to bring happiness.. and destruction. This arena-style dual stick shooter puts you in control of a warrior hashing things out with computer-controlled opponents in a series of timed battles. Great fun, and each round is packed with mayhem. Emerge as the victor and unlock new power-ups, characters, and more. Plus, would you just look at that art style? How cool is that?!
The Screetch - The match-3 returns in a creative new release that plays like a cross between Puyo Puyo and Drop7. Orbs appear at the top of the screen, and it's your job to pick a column and drop them down. A sticky black goo is invading the land, and the only way to get rid of it is by making matches in adjacent spaces. Crack open the sealed orbs to see what color rests there, then match them up to clear the screen. More strategy than most games of its genre, and the excellent visuals make it a treat to play.
Vampire Saga: Pandora's Box - Everybody seems to like vampires these days (and here I thought they were to be avoided!), and the casual gaming scene is no different. Making its way from the downloadable scene comes Vampire Saga: Pandora's Box, a hidden object adventure game heavy on atmosphere and story. The game plays just like its PC big brother, sending you through several hours of object hunting in the dark. Because the visuals are so detailed, some items can be tough to find on the small screen, but otherwise it's a nice adaptation of a full-fledged downloadable title! The free Vampire Saga: Pandora's Box Lite is also available.
* Too much chocolate milk can cause weirdness.
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