Mobile Monday №58
One of the darling developers on the iTunes App Store, NimbleBit, has released yet another simple but crazy fun game. Sometimes I wonder if those guys stay up at night thinking of ways to make me stare at my iPod for hours on end. Between Text/Fishtropolis and Dizzypad, I'm going to have a hard time putting that little device away for long periods of time...
Dizzypad - From NimbleBit, creator of Textropolis, Fishtropolis, and several other games, comes a simple one-switch game involving a frog, some lily pads, and a little timing. Jump from lily pad to lily pad by tapping the frog at just the right moment. Each pad rotates when you're sitting on it, so you have to gauge distance and time your jumps just right. Land in the water and you lose a life, leap over a lily pad and you gain a life. See how that can lend itself to nigh-infinite playtime?!
Doodle Bomb - We all know bombs play an important role in puzzle games. In Doodle Bomb, all you do is lob bombs out of a hole in the background. Hit switches that open the exit door to escape, but obviously that's never as easy as it sounds. Moving platforms, treacherous ledges, and tons of other obstacles stand between you and sweet freedom. Adjust the power of your throw, and don't be afraid to try, try again. The free Doodle Bomb Lite is also available.
Comet Racer - This is one of those games that's so wacky, you can't help but love it. An arcade racing game at its heart, Comet Racer puts you in control of a little rocket with the power to blast forward and adjust course left and right. In order to complete each stage, you must race through the 2D asteroid cavern as quickly as you can, often repeating your solo races until you beat the qualifying time. Not a game for those who give up easily, but definitely a game for anyone who likes a wild gaming experience.
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