You know that feeling you get when you play one game for a really long time and it's kinda weird playing another game for a change? I did that with Dark Nebula 2. Couldn't help it, it's a trap of addictiveness. Careful!
So Long, Oregon! - From the creator of Enviro-Bear 2000 comes an equally absurd game that's sort of the inverse of Oregon Trail. You're in Oregon, but you want to leave. So, you hop in your wagon and hit the road. Instead of picking your way across the landscape in a slow, thoughtful kind of way, you fly out the gate in a sidescrolling action kind of way. Mountains are in the way, of course, and you need to feed yourself by shooting animals. But none of that really matters, 'cause you've got bullets and a wagon that can bounce all over the place. Way more fun than it should be!
Dark Nebula 2 - Perhaps the best accelerometer-controlled game on the iPhone, Dark Nebula 2 is less of a reflex test, more of an adventure. Tilt your iPhone to control the sliding disk, moving in any direction and at just about any speed. Work your way up each level while avoiding enemies and obstacles, following narrow paths and tricky platforms the whole time. It's a superb experience that looks gorgeous, and the play control is spot-on perfect.
Minim - The browser game from Atomic Cicada was practically made for a touch screen interface. Just like its big brother, this puzzle game challenges you to combine identical numbers attached to each other by 3D bars. Drag a 3 and a 3 together and you get a 4, then look for another adjacent four to make a five, etc. Simple math plays a role in later levels, bringing the challenge to a level that's perfect for stirring the ole synapses. The free Minim Lite is also available.
Mishap: An Accidental Haunting - Ever try the hidden object adventure game for PC called... Mishap: An Accidental Haunting? Well, if you did, you probably know what to expect in this mobile port! Crawl through a haunted house as you encounter lost spirits, riddles, mini-games, and loads of hidden object scenes. The game looks and plays great on the iPhone, and it translates the PC experience quite well.
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