Pull the moon boots out of storage, strap on your jet pack, and get ready to run. Oh, and don’t worry if you crash—Gravity Guy 2 has the clones lined up and ready. This endless runner for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch sets you out across platforms, collecting gems and jumping chasms. The goals of the game are pretty simple: don’t fall down between towers, avoid hazards, and collect as many valuables as possible.
Zoombies: Animales de la Muerte is another zombie killer game. The twist is your hero is a little kid and the zombies are the animals in a zoo. You start with what amounts to a boomerang hatchet. The object of the game to destroy the zombies and keep them from escaping; if three or more zombies get past you, you lose the round.
Saddle up, and don’t forget your pointed stick; it’s time to get your joust on. Defend your castle and your family honor from all comers. Just try to not get killed in the process, okay? I may not have been knocked off my steed, but 505 Games scores a palpable hit with Knight Storm for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Mr. Runner 2: The Masks for iPhone and iPod touch may start in a green field, but there is something lurking in the tall grass. Don’t worry about him, though; the game is an enjoyable installment in the Mr. Runner series, and for only $0.99, it provides descent entertainment value for money. The gameplay is very simple, but the timing challenge will hold your attention.
Get your sun screen and a roll of duct tape—you’re being set loose on a tropical island where you will have to make it on your own and prove you are a survivor. Youda Survivor 2 is a time management game set in a tropical paradise (except for the scorpions and the pirates…). Collect and allocate resources to keep yourself healthy, advance your island tech and to keep your resources flowing.
Are you the type to tinker? Does engineering engage you? Grab a spanner, and maybe a balloon and some rope; it’s time to build something with Crazy Machines Golden Gears for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The game creates a situation with some parts needed to complete a task. Your job is to pick whatever else you think can be used to complete the task.
Slayin from FDG Entertainment is another in the growing set of throwback games. If you want to relive the early ’90s, this is good thumb twiddler. The ease of play makes it a good option for the kids, but in the age of the retina display don’t be surprised if they are confused by the chunky graphics.
Songdasher by Far Out Notions provides a platform to record multiple tracks for playback as a single music file. The app provides a rhythm creator which allows you to provide a drum/beat track, and lets you layer up to six tracks along with your selected beat so you get a descent amount of flexibility with how complex your recording can be.
Duke Nukem 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is an action/platformer with the look and sound of the original 1991 game. The objectives are the same as always: gather the special bits you need, blast everything else in the way, take down the aliens and save the world. Just another day at the office for Duke.
Star Wars Pinball for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a classic table from the experts at Zen Studios. But I’m not going to make any of the dozens of Star Wars puns, jokes, asides, insinuations or references which are flying through my head like Luke through Beggar’s Canyon. Oh, crud.