Screenshot of the game Warbits. GAMES
Warbits (2.99) Nintendophiles who loved strategy game Advance Wars are getting excited about Warbits: its a similarly-brilliant turn-based strategy game with the added draw of online and local multiplayer battles. Power-ups for your army spice up the asynchronous action.
Disney Crossy Road (Free + IAP) 120m downloads later, popular game Crossy Road gets an official Disney spin-off, with characters and levels from films including Toy Story, The Lion King and Wreck-It Ralph. The gameplay is still Frogger-style road-hopping, with bags of charm and lots of characters to unlock.
Fallen London (Free + IAP) Theres some excellent work being done around interactive fiction at the moment, with Fallen London one of the best examples. Set in a London stolen by bats, its an absorbing literary RPG that sees you exploring the Victorian capital and finding your fortune. Choose-your-own-adventure with great writing, and better hats.
Angry Birds Action! (Free + IAP) Released to pave the way for the upcoming Angry Birds film, this is another departure from the original side-on bird-flinging gameplay. The action here is more like pinball crossed with mini-golf, as you ping birds around levels collecting eggs. One question mark: are in-app purchases that go up past 50 really a good thing in a game based on a childrens film?
Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 (Free + IAP) The original Avengers Alliance game was a beefy beat em up for superheroes, and its sequel is even beefier. Drawing in all manner of Marvel characters, it sees you assembling a three-person team to take on all-comers with social features and online battles part of the fun.
Pktball (Free + IAP) Air hockey meets Crossy Road, although not in the sense of apeing the latters pixelly graphics. Instead, this sees you slamming a ball past opponents, while unlocking new characters through the coins you earn like Crossy Road. Its fast and fun.
Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run (Free + IAP) As mobile genres go, tactical runner appears to be a new one. Based on the popular TV zombie drama, this sees you legging it through Los Angeles, balancing running and shooting to ensure your guts dont become lunch. Its very well done indeed.
Egz The Origin of the Universe (2.29) Successful paid games are increasingly rare on mobile, but Egz deserves to be a big hit. Its an inventive, original puzzly platform game where you bounce and roll your round Egz through 80 levels. It looks great and sounds it too: the soundtrack is excellent but plays beautifully too.
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories (7.99) Who said farmers prices were being driven down? This is quite expensive by mobile standards, but its a proper Harvest Moon game and if youre a fan of Natsumes rural-RPG franchise, youll be as pleased at the prospect as I am. Growing crops, exploring the world and getting hitched is as fun as ever.
Chameleon Run (1.49) The app stores are festooned with endless-runner games, but developer Noodlecake Studios has found an original spin on the genre with Chameleon Run. It involves switching colour to match the scenery as your character runs, with characterful, colourful graphics.
Those are our choices, now tell us yours. What
iOS apps and games have you been enjoying in the last month, and what do you think of the ones weve recommended above? The comments section is open for your thoughts.