Mobile Monday №108
You're travelling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. And touch screens. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. And the edge of your iPhone. That's the signpost up ahead. Your next stop: Mobile Monday.
Dirt - Hey there, little skeleton kitty. Whacha up to? Not sure? Bit of amnesia or something? Well, I'm sure if you use that pickaxe to dig around a bit, you'll uncover some clues. Pick up those gems and see if they spark your memory. If you need to dig in a different direction or otherwise move around, rotate the iPhone to change gravity. Keep grabbing gems and you'll discover some neat things! Also, your world is procedurally-generated, which is neat if you want to play again after your first time through. Good luck, kitty!
Tiny Wings - An adorable and simply marvelous one-button game where you control a fat little bird whose wings barely function. Tap and hold the screen to fold your wings in and dive, sliding along the hillsides to gain speed. Release the screen to take flight, turning that momentum into a bit of air time. Gobble the glowing pellets on the screen if you can, and stay on the move to beat the lurking darkness. One of those rare games that instills a bit of wonder into the player.
LET'S CATCH THE LION! - A simple chess-like game of move-and-capture, LET'S CATCH THE LION! is based on the Japanese game "shogi". Play with a friend or against the computer. Either way, both players begin with four cards: a lion, a giraffe, an elephant, and a baby chicken. Each piece moves and captures in its own way, such as the elephant moving only in diagonals, and when the chick reaches the other side, it can be upgraded to a hen. The goal is to outmaneuver your opponent and capture his or her lion card. Very simple, of course, but some of the most addicting games are just that! Plus: gotta love the cute artwork.
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.