Bit of an old-school throwback on this edition of Mobile Monday, showcasing the classic Wolfenstein franchise working in a new genre that's based on that genre the way it was back when Wolfenstein wasn't so classic. Did that make sense? Sure it did! Now go play Wolfenstein RPG!
Wolfenstein RPG - All the trappings of a first person role playing game set in the Wolfenstein universe! You play Sergeant B.J. Blazkowicz, leader of an elite U.S. fighting unit here to save the world from the grip of the evil Axis Army that dwells in Castle Wolfenstein. Defeat countless enemies in turn-based combat using a variety of equippable weapons, inventory items and temporary stat boosters. Then beat up a chicken to restore your health. It may sound odd at first, but the resulting game is an excellent RPG experience.
Melon Golf - The fruity taste of melons, now in a physics-based golf game form! Pull back on the melon by dragging anywhere on the touch screen, choose your angle carefully and release. After the melon ball comes to rest, take your next shot, and try to stay under par! The level design is dynamic and interesting, and the creativity you'll see in the environments is superb. I loved slinging the melon to the moon!
Aera - Most 3D games on the iPhone have been, at best, difficult to control. The casual flight sim Aera takes a step in the right direction by changing the action to a 2.5D plane and leaving the directional controls to the accelerometer. Tilt to adjust your angle of flight, boost and change speed by using on-screen controls, then try and perform loops and other tricks while completing aerobatic, dogfight, and race missions in the sky. Easily one of the best (and best-looking) flight sim apps on the iPhone.
Canabalt - Did you enjoy the browser version of Canabalt? That's a trick question, of course you did! Now it's available on the iTunes App Store for rooftop robot fleeing on-the-go. See how far you can run without smashing into a building or tripping over obstacles littered across the ground. Tap the touch screen to jump, timing your leaps to be ready for the next round of obstacles.
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.