Quite by accident, this week's selection of iOS games all revolve around physics puzzles in some shape or form. I swear, that wasn't on purpose! No, don't check my diary to see if I wrote about it last night. No, don't look on my Mobile Monday schedule to see if it says "pretend the theme was accidental". Just... just go play games. Ok? Please?
Amazing Breaker (iPhone, iPod Touch) - Ever seen a lovely, colored, delicate ice sculpture and just want to smash it to bits? With bombs? Amazing Breaker is just that, creating a satisfying physics puzzle game in the process. Fling bombs towards the ice statue above, trying to destroy at least 90% of the object before you run out of ammo. There are a number of bomb types that add some strategy to the mix, such as green bombs that can split into three small bombs, and ghost bombs that pass through objects and can be influenced by swiping on the screen. Amazing Breaker Free is also available.
Cavorite (iPhone, iPod Touch) - Puzzle platformer, hurrah! Back in 1989, a new substance, cavorite, was discovered. It had the unique property of not being affected by gravity, which is really rather cool! A professor built a spacecraft, covered it in cavorite, and flew to the moon, only to discover a bunch of aliens there who trapped him in the caverns below the surface. Darn! Now, using blocks, buttons, and your own smarts, help the professor escape the moon by spraying cavorite on substances to make them defy gravity!
Juice Belts (universal) - A physics building game with the most delicious product of all time: fresh-squeezed juice! Place gears, fans, timers and other contraptions on the screen, then wrap belts around them to create moving platforms. Use those platforms to transport the falling fruits from the crates to the beaker, the end result being a yummy bit of fruit juice! The game takes its time to turn on the difficulty, but once you're turned loose and have to build everything from scratch, timing your moves to keep rotten fruits out of the beverages, you'll realize just how complex drinks can be.
NOTE: Games noted as 'universal' have been designed for iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone devices alike. Any game not listed for iPad will work on the system, but native full screen will not be present. 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.