Even though Nintendo DS and PSP might be ruling the roost in the portable gaming arena, but iPhone is there or thereabouts as well. Every iPhone spy who has been busy iPhone tracking with regards to the gaming dimensions has acknowledged Apple’s ascent in that particular realm. There is a wide gamut of games ranging from the puzzle games that are bite-size to the really old school ones like arcade remakes. And with the price between a dollar and 10 bucks the value for money is also there for all to see. After exhausted surveys, discussions with gaming connoisseurs and personal experience here are the top 4, virtually must-have iPhone games.
If you grew up in the 80s and were fond of gaming you’d remember this classic. This nostalgic ‘arcade and laser disc’ gaming marathon has been ported many a time over the years – albeit with mixed results. This Don Bluth game has top-drawer animations, includes both the home and arcade versions and should be there on any gaming aficionado’s iPhone collection. The crispness and the boldness of the visuals are indubitable and even though it is dependent on split-second controls, the game is unbelievably responsive. Plus the fact that everything comes down to the memorization of trial and error, at $5 the game is virtually a steal.
Okay, so before you get your hands on this beauty, you need to know that Peggle is extremely addictive and is renowned for taking away most of the hours in a gamer’s day – if not all of the time. Peggle was a blockbuster hit on the PC, but it seems as if the iPhone version is the best that PopCap has conjured. It is probably because of the iPhone’s touch-screen controls, which makes the app seem like a godsend – at least this is what every iPhone spy that has been busy iPhone tracking for the gaming zone has stated. The controls also complement the ‘slide and shoot’ Peggie action, and its quick nature makes the game perfect to play it on the go – hence, the addiction.
Zen Bound is funny, relaxing and yet embodies a full throttle, hardcore arcade gaming action. You’d in all probability spend hours, days and weeks trying to beat your best scores and all this as you manipulate the phone to pull a rope around a wooden object. There is graphical brilliance, creativity, art and entertainment in Zen Bound and it possibly the ideal relaxant after a hectic day at the office.
Rolando is for the iPhone what Mario was Nintendo and Sonic for Genesis. It’s that iconic figure that one associates with a gaming device and Rolando would take your adventure craving to another level altogether. The animations are picturesque, the gameplay evolves meticulously and there are virtually no glitches in this game at all. Rolando 2: The Quest For the Golden Orchid, its sequel, is also available now and hence you should probably get a hold of both of them.