Mobile Monday №125
The iTunes App Store continues to attract games of all types from developers in all corners of the globe, and we— wait, "corners" of the globe? Corners are where two lines meet, forming an angle. There are no angles on a globe, let alone the sphere that is our Earth. Corners of the map, perhaps? That'd make more sense, but those corners are completely arbitrary. We could be referring to a map of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, in which case, all corners wouldn't be that exotic. Scratch the corners bit. Just play these games and have fun!
Re-Find (iPhone/iPod Touch) - A find the difference game that's not about counting wrinkles on a crow's foot? Hooray! Re-Find is a stylish, modern art-looking sort of game that challenges you to find different colors between the two screens. Tap the mis-matched parts on each side, being careful to keep like-colored zones free from your touch. Once you've selected the differences, the level ends and you're scored based on a number of factors. Each stage gets more and more complex, with tinier areas to differentiate and colors that run together, tricking your eye into complacency. But you're a stalwart gamer, we know that, so get in there and start finding some differences!
ZOOKEEPER DX Touch Edition (universal) - Aah, good old match-3 gaming. It's pretty much universally agreed that Zookeeper is one of the most finely-tuned, cutest matching games ever to be made. This iPhone/iPad adaptation of the 2003 game is stripped of some game modes, but the gameplay is still there and as responsive as ever. All you do is swap animal heads to make matches of three or more. Clear a number of each animal and you'll move to the next stage, featuring a shorter timer, higher quotas to meet, and possibly more animal types to match!
Quiz Game Land (universal) - Think you know your video game trivia? Time to put that to the test. Quiz Game Land is a retro video game-styled trivia and board game where you march across a series of landscapes and battle creatures by answering questions correctly. You'll be tested in knowledge both new and old, covering just about every aspect of gaming you can think of, so you'd better hope your information vault is wide. Audio and video questions are part of the package, too, as are multiple modes of play as well as mini-games. With three levels of difficulty, even gaming veterans will be stumped once or twice. The free Quiz Game Land Lite is also available.
Driller Bunny (iPhone/iPod Touch) - From Flash game virtuoso Ninja Kiwi comes an arcade game that contains both drills and rabbits. And gems and bombs, too! Tilt your iPhone to control the direction the bunny digs through the earth. Aim for anything sparkly, of course, and try to grab enough gems so you can pass the level. Sometimes you'll have to dig through tough dirt or grab bombs to clear out some space. Simple, but with enough challenge and bonus features to make it a great casual kind of game.
NOTE: Games noted as 'universal' have been designed for iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone devices alike. Any game not listed for iPad will work on the system, but native full screen will not be present. 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.