Mobile Monday №134
Somewhere, contrasted with the daylight, sits an EDGE. On this EDGE there's a secret to be found, but only Bjorn knows where it is. Can the mere mortal locate this edgy mystery, or will it be lost forever to limbo...?
Contre Jour (iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad) - Physics games work very well on iOS devices thanks to their lovely little touch interface. Contre Jour at once looks and feels familiar but plays like something new. The visual style hits somewhere between World of Goo and LIMBO, whereas the gameplay is something akin to Cut the Rope and Bumpy Road. But, you know, different. Assimilated aspects aside, this game really does differentiate itself from the pack with some great puzzle design. You must guide Petit through each level by transforming the land to push him along. Goo-like tentacles can also be used to swing Petit to new platforms, and in later levels, new tentacles appear with unique properties. It's a great game filled with lots of personality, one that should definitely find a home on your iOS device. Contre Jour HD, a universal app, is also available.
The Secret of Chateau de Moreau (iPhone/iPod Touch) - As intriguing stories go, The Secret of Chateau de Moreau certainly scores high on the Intrigue-o-Meter. The game plays like a visual novel crossed with Phoenix Wright, with a few compelling differences. You play as Antoine, stepson of Count Moreau who has just died under mysterious circumstances. You must investigate the crime while you solve puzzles to prove your own innocence. A few mis-steps and you have to start the chapter over again, which puts a damper on the story progression, but it does encourage you to pay rapt attention and absorb every little detail, of which this game features many! It's an active, text-heavy drama mystery with plenty of gaming elements to keep you engaged. Definitely one to check out if you're a fan of mysteries or the written word. A free version, The Secret of Chateau de Moreau Lite, is also available.
Peggle HD (iPad) - It's Peggle. For your iPad! PopCap has finally seen it fit to extend Peggle's reach to the big screened iOS device, coming far too long after the original iPhone release of two years ago. Now the wait is over and you get to play Peggle in its full glory, no more "2x" scaled up graphics! Unfortunately there are no new levels, tweaks or perks, but when it comes to Peggle, all you need is... well... Peggle. In addition, Peggle Nights is available as an in-app purchase!
EDGE Extended (universal) - How could anyone possibly say no to more EDGE? Just released as a PC/Mac download, EDGE has been the favorite action/puzzle child of the mobile market for several years now. EDGE Extended introduces a new 3D physics engine, improved visuals, and almost as many levels as the original game, making it a healthy addition to the already stellar experience.
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.