Mobile Monday №34
Unify went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Then Harbor Master saw it and was all "Nuh-UH" and pushed it back down. Covered in dirt but not dismayed, Unify called his pal Mr.AahH who suggested they go to the water fountain instead. They did, and they saw Squareball on the way there, and everybody lived happily ever after.
Unify - A brilliantly simple puzzle game that's a truly unique experience. Unify plays like a game of color-based Tetris that takes place on two sides of the screen at once. Use your left thumb to slide and rotate blocks on the left side, the right thumb for the right side. Bring blocks together at the center of the screen and make them vanish by nudging four like-colored squares together. Set up chain reactions for bonus points, and try to survive all 40 levels of intense brain integration. You won't believe how captivating this simple concept turns out to be!
Mr.AahH!! - Less of a puzzle game and more of an arcade game, Mr. AahH!! is a little guy who apparently has the ability to attach ropes to invisible points in the sky. He uses this ability to swing from ledge to progressively smaller ledge. How and when he lands, though, is up to you. Tap the screen to cause Mr. AahH!! to let go of his precious rope, adjusting for variable wind/gravity and timing it so he lands on each platform's center. Keep going as long as you possibly can, and when you die, play it again, because you can't get enough of this game's cool neo-retro attitude! A free Mr.AahH!! Lite is also available.
Crush the Castle - Another popular Flash game makes the transition to the iPhone App Store. Take control of a trebuchet to fling 8 types of ammo at enemy castles and take no survivors! Just tap once to start the trebuchet swinging, tap again to let it fly. Earn medals for crushing castles using a minimum of ammo. Featuring a simple, effective control scheme, 50 unique levels, and even a level editor, too. A free Crush the Castle Lite is also available.
Harbor Master - Ep5: Monster Cove - Dig the stressful underpinning of the airplane-centric Flight Control? You'll love Harbor Master. Direct ships to port by tapping and dragging a path along the sea. Once a ship docks, let it unload its cargo then set it back into the wild blue. Things get really interesting when multiple boats are on the screen, ranging from zippy little things to massive tankers who take their sweet time moving through the water. Keep the ships at a safe distance to avoid level-ending crashes. Harbor Master also packs six maps, each with its own unique hazards such as cyclones, monsters, and pirates! A free Harbor Master Lite is also available.
Squareball - If Pong were a sidescrolling platformer, it would be Squareball. This unforgiving action game features a square ball (take that, physics!) that bounces from the top of the screen to the bottom. Swipe your finger across the screen to scroll left and right, making sure the ball doesn't fall beyond the walls. Collect colored rectangles for points, and try your very best not to scream when you lose. And lose you will. Over and over again.
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