Mobile Monday №91
More games, more diversity! This week's edition of Mobile Monday has you chasing UFOs, competing in popularity contests, and listening to bad poetry from pigs wearing armor. We dare you to claim you're bored!
The Manhole: Masterpiece Edition - Another release from Myst creator Cyan Worlds, The Manhole was first released back in 1988 on a set of floppy disks as a point-and-click adventure game for kids. Now, a quick iPhone download and anyone can enjoy the remade adventure game, complete with quirky voice acting and plenty of things to experience. Just like Myst, tap on things you want to interact with, and move from screen to screen by tapping passageways. Interestingly, The Manhole has no ending. The object is to simply walk around and explore, and you'll have an amazing time doing just that!
Go Native! - A quiz game that's not about being right, it's about being popular! Played online with random people, Go Native! puts you in a race to meet Princess Mango. She only meets with the best of the best, so in order to be a winner, you need to choose the most popular answer for each round. Expect questions like "Which is most fun to watch someone playing: air guitar, air harmonica, air drums, air tambourine?" and "My favorite kind of bubbles are: thought bubbles, popped bubbles, economic bubbles, soap bubbles". The answers aren't always what you think, so making it to the end is sometimes as much luck as it is skill, but it's a great, unusual kind of quiz game that's fun to play now and again.
UFO on Tape - This one wins points for being a crazy idea. UFO on Tape is a very simple game of reflexes. You're driving along when suddenly your pals spot a UFO in the distance. Naturally you whip out the camera and get it on tape, but between the vibrating car and the bumpy road, you're having a tough time getting a still picture. Move the iPhone and try to keep the UFO on camera as long as you can. Great practice for when this happens to you in real life!
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.