HI. MY NAME IS AN INTRO PARAGRAPH. I hope you enjoy reading me, as I'm here to provide a fuzzy, comfortable buffer between the beginning of the article and the games below. Did you like it? I hope so, because you'll really like the games below. I know I do!
Collider - True to its name, the goal in the physics-based puzzle game Collider is to destroy positive and negative particles by making them bump into each other. Slide everything from your inventory bar on the screen, tap the "play" button, and let gravity do the rest. You'll often have to maneuver the balls through sensors, gears, pipes, springboards, and a number of other inventive contraptions to make sure everything gets to where it needs to be. The creativity in the level design is definitely the game's strongest point, and it's one of the few iPhone games I've felt compelled to come back to again and again, just to see it through to the end. The free Collider Lite is also available.
Super Search 60 - Remember Little Things, the beautifully designed object finding game from last fall? We do, developer KlickTock certainly does, and Super Search 60 remembers, too. This quick-play object finding game fills the screen with loads of tiny items stacked in neat rows. Simply tap the objects listed at the top of the screen and find as many as you can before your 60 seconds runs out. Simple, yes, and that's exactly why you'll love it. A free, limited version of Super Search 60 is also available.
FlipWorld - HI MY NAME IS A LITTLE RED GUY WITH LEGS AND I LIKE TO RUN ALL THE TIME! So, um, I kinda need your help. Looks like I'm running in a closed field, so if you could be so kind as to rotate the iPhone whenever I reach a corner, that'd keep me from falling on my face. Also, tap the screen to make me jump over obstacles that appear out of nowhere. Also also, do this as long as you can and you'll get a better score. That is all. I'm off to run some more now.
Strimko - Yesterday's dose of sudoku-like logic puzzles not enough for you? You can also grab a nice version of the game for you iPhone/iPod Touch. The goal is to fill the grid with numbers, careful not to repeat any digits in any row or column. See the pods connected by lines? Those also form groups, and you can't repeat digits in those, either. It's a nice variant of the familiar sudoku puzzle, and it suits the mobile platform quite well.
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.