Cute blue monsters? Evil red ones? Furry ones that leap into the air and can be cut in half? Sounds like Halloween is approaching. And it sounds like you've got some monster-related work to accomplish on your mobile iOS device! Also, did someone say something about COOKIES?!
Arthur & Charles Present Create & Play (universal) - Create & Play (starring Arthur the boy and Charles the Bugapilla) features three rudimentary puzzle/memory games you can play, but the soul of the experience is the face creator. Tap on a square face and choose from a number of features to create just about anything you like. A likeness of your mom wearing a monocle? No problem! A blue pirate with pineapple skin? Easy! Then, head back to the games and use your creations to play match-3 puzzles or memory. It's a very basic concept, but boy is it fun, especially for kids!
Aiko Island (iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad) - A physics game with cookies? Yes, please! The cute and furry blue aikos have all the cookies they could want. But when the red aikos steal the cookie bag, panic erupts! Your goal is to help the blue aiko by knocking the red ones off the screen. You do so by tapping them or removing objects to upset their delicate balance. A branching story map, loads of levels, and plenty of creative obstacles to deal with make this physics puzzler a clear winner. Also: COOKIES! Also also: Aiko Island HD for iPad!
Monster Warrior (iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad) - What does everybody have against fruit these days? Tossing it into the air. Slicing it in half. Better yet, why not cut something that actually deserves cutting? Like... monsters! A witch has sent baddies to the village, and it's your job to "discourage" them from causing trouble. Simply swipe the screen when the bad guys pop up, creating combos and sending lots of little monster halves falling to the ground. Several modes of play give it some staying power, plus, nobody gets tired of being a monster-killing ninja. Monster Warrior HD is available for iPad.
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.