Mobile Monday №105
Pop quiz: what did you have for breakfast today? Was it a bit of asteroids with a size of Puzzle Quest? Probably not, since most humans need cereal and waffles and stuff to survive. But, next time you wake up, you can supplement, you know?
Dungeon Raid - This stark-looking little puzzle game takes the element we loved most about Puzzle Quest — the match-3 battle system — and makes it the sole focus of the entire game. Match skulls and swords to damage enemies, then repair your armor, regain health, collect gold, or use items to help you keep the screen clear of baddies as you constantly use up the tiles. Upgrades, experience, non-swapping matching, and loads of other cool things make this game's fierce determination to stay true to the puzzle/RPG experience worth checking out.
Smasheroid - Oh, Asteroids. Where would we be without you haunting our ancient gaming memories? If you still have dreams about sprinting through space as you daringly break up asteroids in mid-flight, Smasheroid will be right up your alley. Mostly because it's exactly the opposite of the classic Asteroids arcade game. Three modes of play are available, the first putting you in control of asteroids themselves as you fling them to destroy pesky ships. Later, you get to play Matchmaker where you drag colored asteroids on top of each other to score, and Loner, which features a single tough asteroid you must protect while destroying ships with it. A nice trick on an old classic! The free Smasheroid Lite is also available.
PIXFALL: Try to score 50.000! - Why is it the simplest games that always engage us so? Pixfall uses just a few colors, blocky visuals, and the accelerometer for controls. Your goal is to plummet down and avoid the obstacles, collecting red discs along the way. The game pushes getting a high score, going so far as to taunt you on the iTunes Store page. No big frills, it's just you, your iPhone, and your own sense of determination.
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.