Mobile Monday №50
It's time for free stuff! Accompanying this week's Mobile Monday feature, we've got a handful of unlock codes for last week's puzzle game (which is also a browser game, by the way), BLOCKOBAN. Want one? All you have to do is sign in with a Casual Gameplay account and leave a comment below. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on next week's Mobile Monday, so be sure and check back then to see if you've won!
And now... on with the games!
Doodle Jump - Simple, proven ideas often make the best mobile games, and Doodle Jump is an excellent illustration of that. A simple action game at its core, all you do is tilt the iPhone to maneuver the ever-jumping character back and forth as he makes his way upwards, trying to land on solid platforms as you go. Springs, jet packs, moving ground, enemies, shield power-ups and lots of other things help/hinder your progress, of course. What really makes Doodle Jump special is its creative visual presentation.
Aztec Quest - Bet you never thought you'd see a game like this on the iPhone: an isometric building-style puzzle game! The goal of Aztec Quest is to move the marble from the dispenser to the target. To get it there, you have to use ramps, conveyor belts, springs, cannons, bridges and a host of other objects. Tons and tons of puzzles (along with an editor) makes the challenge almost endless. The interface is a little constricting at first, but after two or three levels, you'll be marble maneuvering with the best of 'em. And yes, I am one of the best of them. The free Aztec Quest Lite is also available.
mondrian - Sokoban sliding puzzles aren't everyone's cup of tea, but Mondrain drops in a few new spices that makes this batch worth sipping. Working with the ghost of painter Piet Mondrian, you will be sliding bits of colored paint around empty canvases to restore them to their original splendor. After just a few levels you'll quickly realize how much of a brain bender this game is, and the sense of humor and crisp art style make it a treat to experience.
Jounce - A sparsely decorated musically-infused action game, Jounce is all about guiding balls from the dispenser to the goal at the end of the stage. You do this by creating and rotating small platforms throughout the stage. Jounce is unique in that the solution for each stage only has to be creative as you want it to be. Can you get by with two walls? Great, go for it. But if you want more points, see if you can squeeze a dozen platforms in there. This variable complexity makes Jounce a scalable experience, perfect for just about any puzzle mood you happen to be in. The free Jounce Lite is also available.
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.