Mobile Monday №2
More games, yay! We're still touching and tapping our way through the iTunes App Store each week, digging up games that are worth getting into. This time around we have a port of a favorite Flash game along with some puzzle action, fast-reflex tilting, and an Egyptian-themed dice-based poker game!
Each week on Mobile Monday we offer you the chance to win an iTunes gift certificate that will cover the cost of every game featured in the article. All you have to do is sign-in with a Casual Gameplay account, leave a comment giving feedback about one of the games, then check back the week after to see if you've won. Simple! Congratulations to last week's winner, Mano!
TBAMFH (These Balls are Made for Hiding) - A port of Tonypa's popular and award-winning Flash game of the same name, TBAMFH is a trial-and-error logic-based puzzle title with a simple but stylish visual presentation. Your goal is to uncover the balls hidden in the field before you. Simply touch the screen where you want to fire the laser, then watch and hold your breath as it ricochets off any of the hidden balls. Touch the laser shooter when you've found the most that you can find to score big points. Unfortunately this port doesn't feature sound effects, but you really can't beat TBAMFH on-the-go.
Monospace - A quick and simple game that forces you to switch between 2D and 3D perspectives in order to solve puzzles. Your goal is to eliminate all of the white squares by lining them up next to the blue one. When the level begins, take note of their relative positions, then slide your finger across the touch screen to rotate the large container cube in any direction. When you're ready, a quick tap on the screen flattens the cube, forcing everything into a two dimensional plane. If you did it right, some of the white boxes should be next to the blue box, in which case you simply drag your finger across them to send them packing. Tap the screen again to go into 3D mode, rotate the cube to a new perspective, tap again to flatten, and repeat until the cube is empty! Now available in two dimensions: Monospace and Monospace Lite.
Dizzy Bee - One of the earliest, simplest, and best arcade-style games in the iTunes App Store, Dizzy Bee utilizes the system's accelerometer to control a cute, round bumblebee who's trying to rescue his friends. Collect flowers by tilting and turning your iPod Touch/iPhone, and try not to go "AWWW" every time the little guy makes that adorable buzzing sound. Each full version game includes 40 unique levels plus 5 bonus levels. Comes in three flavors: Dizzy Bee Free, Dizzy Bee (full), and Dizzy Bee 2.
MotionX Poker Quest - Journey up the Nile to uncover ancient temples in a manner you never considered before: by rolling dice! Shake the iPod Touch/iPhone to roll a set of five poker dice on the screen. You have 3 rolls to beat the computer-controlled opponent to earn coins, which is all good casual fun by itself. But what makes this game so addictive are its 12 beautiful Egyptian temples, 20 achievements, and 54 gorgeous sets of dice to unlock. One of our favorite apps to this day, MotionX Poker Quest has two flavors available: free and the full version. If you still can't get enough, try the original game that started it all (and which is just as good, but very similar), MotionX Poker.
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.