The iTunes App Store just turned one year old, bringing over 13,000 games to mobile players who like to keep their fingers busy smudging their handheld devices. Of course, not all of those games are worth your time and money, which is why Mobile Monday highlights the best of the best each week. We'll play the duds, you just go and have fun!
Mystique. Chapter 2: The Child - The second chapter of the 3D horror-themed room escape games is bigger and better than the first episode in just about every way possible. After escaping the room in the first game you find yourself in an equally spooky (and really, really dark) hospital. Dozens of animations, new characters, tons of items to play around with, and 14 locations to explore.
Jimney Chimney - A grand vector-based shooter whose main gimmick is the iPhone's multi-touch interface. Use as many as five fingers to send streams of bullets out to destroy bad things trying to ram into you. The first five minutes of playtime you'll have a really stupid grin on your face, but eventually the fact that you can't see through your fingers will bug you. This is the kind of game I love seeing on the App Store: simple, small, arcadey, quirky, and free.
Enviro-Bear 2010 - Oh, you thought you'd seen the last of the big furry guy who needs a nap, didn't you? Last seen as an entry in the TIGSource Cockpit Competition, Enviro-Bear is back and touch screen-enabled! The hungry bear isn't fat enough to survive the cold season, so you need to stuff him with fish and berries before it's nap time. Drive around the forest collecting as much food as you can. Use the touch screen to manipulate things in the cockpit, including turning the steering wheel and tossing debris off the windshield. Requires the latest version of the iPhone/iPod Touch OS.
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.