Mobile Monday №160
Retro Racing (universal) - It's a serious trip on Nostalgia Lane when you pick up Retro Racing, an arcade-style racer from the creator of QWAK. True to its roots, you focus on pure skill and coming in first place rather than crazy jumps or tweaking your car. Look for the most efficient path through each course, and pick up power-ups to increase your car's speed, acceleration, or tire stickiness to keep you in the game. Mistakes must be kept at a minimum, as this game doesn't coddle you just so you feel like a winner. Earn your rank and you will be rewarded! A neat local two player mode is also available.
Little Acorns (universal) - Stolen acorns! Eep! The squirrel family is out to get their oak nuts back (how else will they survive the winter?) after a band of bugs absconds with them. Now, you're in control of the main man of the family, jumping and rope swinging your way across several dozen stages. Little Acorns is mostly an arcade-style game, pitting you against the clock and a host of enemies that will slow you down. Play it smart, learn the levels, and collect everything you can get your paws on. Unlockable costumes add to the already too-cute visual style, and the impetus to get everything and go for the high score is almost irresistible.
A Clockwork Brain (universal) - Want a good brain game but can't seem to play anything that lacks a steampunk theme? Well, your highly-specific preferences can now be sated with the new puzzle game from the makers of The Clockwork Man hidden object series! Like any good brain training game, you're given a series of exercises that must be completed within a certain time. Word games, guessing games, memory games, shape-based games... all kinds of games are there, some of which are quite creative, and more are unlockable via in-app purchases.
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.