Three very different games, one very high standard. The fact that we can’t devote enough resources to review games such as those listed below is less to do with our work ethic (which is often described as machine-like by luminaries in the field) and more to do with the daunting volume of quality titles that dance every day through the App Store’s revolving doors.
But though we can’t give shelter under our own roof to every game we find, we are dedicated to finding a home for each and every iPhone game that crosses our path.
So if you are just here to check out the latest wares from the developers that share the same forums you do, don’t be tempted to only focus on the three featured games - take a look past the break at the bottom of the page, too.
And remember, though our iPhone game reviews section understandably has to be kept as manageable as possible, the App Stork is for everyone, so if you are about to unleash a new game please do post information, links and pictures in the iPhone and iPod touch developer news section of the forums - every post is a delight.
Speaking of delights...
Captain Binary - Twin Bottles
Captain Binary has the sort of chin that only a superhero could carry. Not that he’s lacking in other necessary credentials, though relying on a gun for defence may be a bit of a taboo in his line of work.
Not that you should let that bother you as captain Binary is a wholesomely charming side-scrolling platform blaster with the sort of varied locales that are all to quickly heading towards extinction on the App Store. And just 59p, too - go on, it’s worth it just for the chin alone.Full version
Mr. Bounce has an immediately enticing, hip and retro style that suits its knowing gameplay alchemy perfectly. Part Block Breaker, part line-drawing game, part Tetris, Mr. Bounce isn’t big on new ideas, but the merging of some of pocket gaming’s most loved mechanics looks engaging and cleverly carried off.
The App Store is far from overrun with fighting games, so there’s plenty of room for new contenders, especially when they are fighting as fit as Tap Fu.
Adopting a gorgeous cel-shaded look as well as motifs that any Streets of Rage or Street Fighter II fan will feel at home with, Tap Fu is a straightforward slugfest, keeping the primal button mashing spirit of the fighting games of yesteryear very much intact. It’s rammed with modes, too, so well worth scraping 59p together for.Full version
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