This week we have 6 iOS games again. Seems like we have at least one tie a week! Starting the list with a 90 AppScore, Rayman Jungle Run is an endless runner / platformer based on the super popular console game Rayman Origins. In second is The Room - with an 89 AppScore it's a puzzler / mystery game in a 3D world that was an App Store Editor's Choice in 146 countries. Coming in third with an 87 AppScore, Lunar Silver Star Story Touch is a Japanese role playing game ported to the U.S. and featuring dragonmasters to aspire to, the world of Lunar to adventure in and an evil Magic Emperor to battle. Finally, we have three games tied for fourth with an 85 AppScore: Hungry Hungry Hippos is based on the classic board game of the same name (I'm excited to download this childhood favorite), Crafty Creatures is a puzzle game where you can create and share your own characters and levels (or play the built in ones) and Neon Blitz is a game with a simple concept - trace neon shapes with your figures as fast as you can - and addictive play. So there you have it, 6 more iPhone and iPad games to have some fun with. Of course we'd love to hear what you think so let us know in the comments below. Have you played any of these games?
As always rankings are based on aggregating professional review scores from around the web for games released 2 - 3 weeks prior to allow for reviews to accumulate.
||Rayman Jungle Run||90|
|$2.99: iPhone, iPod touch & iPad (Universal)|
From the app description: "The legendary platforming hero is making the jump to your favorite iOS device! Rayman Jungle Run is powered by the same UbiArt Framework engine that brought you Rayman Origins - Winner of numerous Game of the Year and Platformer of the Year awards."
Check out a quote from Gamezebo: "It is with no hesitation that I say Rayman Jungle Run is a must-own title for every iOS user. Its bite-sized structure fits perfectly on iOS, and Ubisoft has done a fantastic job crafting a complex experience that works perfectly with a touch screen interface" (September 20, 2012).
From the app description: "Welcome to The Room, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world...Fireproof Games are very proud to bring you our greatest creation, a mind-bending journey filled with beauty, peril and mystery in equal measure. Be transported into a unique space that blends spellbinding visuals with intriguing problems to solve."
Check out a quote from TouchGen: "The Room is a must have for the iPad 2/New iPad with the best puzzles, and puzzle mechanics of 2012. Everything about the game is polished, and highly compelling. I can’t think of a better place to escape to when you are looking for your keys for the third time in a day" (September 20, 2012).
||Lunar Silver Star Story Touch||87|
|$6.99: iPhone, iPod touch & iPad (Universal)|
From the app description: "Following the critically-acclaimed iOS port of the Japanese roleplaying game Vay, SoMoGa has returned to bring you Lunar: Silver Star Story, now with numerous enhancements for iOS!"
Check out a quote from iFanzine: "With more than 60 hours of gameplay, and production values out the wazoo, Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch easily creams any RPG ever designed as an original game for iOS straight up. If you’ve never played Lunar before, then you truly owe it to yourself to experience the splendor of the games’ package at least once (and now you won’t have to spend 60 hours in front of your TV to do so)" (October 5, 2012).
||Hungry Hungry Hippos||85|
|Free: iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch (Universal App)|
From the app description: "The Hungry Hungry Hippos are on the move… to the Tiki Pond where you will race to chomp up mangos and bananas! The app brings the frenzied, marble-chomping game to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The faster you make your Hippo move, the more fruits they can chomp. Who will you challenge to this fun fruit frenzy game?"
Check out a quote from I Use This App: "Hungry Hungry Hippos is impressive, and addictive! A definite must-have remake of an all-time classic!" (October 5, 2012).
|$0.99: iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch (Universal App)|
From the app description: "Design and share your crafty creations in this unique puzzle game. Make your own creatures and levels then share them with the world. Play through the levels that come ready made, joining the creatures together using your reactions and powers of puzzle-solving!"
Check out a quote from Tapscape: "Crafty Creatures’ aesthetic isn’t just about looking good. The creative potential of arts and crafts represents the creative potential of the game itself. That potential shouldn’t be left to go to waste" (September 25, 2012).
|Free: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (Universal)|
From the app description: "The idea behind Neon Blitz is incredibly simple but fiendishly challenging! Trace the different neon shapes with your finger as quickly and accurately as you can on the screen. Complete as many signs as you can in a minute, using power ups to boost your points and get the highest score."
Check out a quote from Nine Over Ten 9/10: "Neon Blitz’s 60-second gameplay makes for short-bursts of fun, perfect as a quick escape on a busy day. I like the Facebook connectivity as well as it adds an element of competition between your fellow players who are on Facebook as well" (September 26, 2012).