Our selection of the Best Games for iPhone and iPad is not meant to be a comprehensive listing of the great games that are available in the iTunes App Store. Rather, we’ve put together a short exclusive list of our favorite games. These games have met the criteria of 1) superb experience including presentation and gameplay and 2) standing the test of time. In other words, these games have entertained us for more than a few short hours or days. Below you will find our favorite games in the sports category.
Monument Valley has been held as one of the best games of 2014. In it you take the small character Ida from one puzzle to the next trying to figure out why you’re in this dream-like world. The first 10 levels are included in the base purchase of the game, but you can also buy more level packs as in app purchases. We love the design of the levels as well as the artwork and the soundtrack. It definitely will keep your head spinning as you try to grasp the visual perspectives.
The premise of Edge Extended is to move a cube around 48 levels in a geometric world. The art style is a fantastic throwback to the 1980’s (think Q*Bert with a modern twist). I love the controls of Edge as every move brings out the cube’s personality. The soundtrack and effects are enough to keep you coming back to solve every intriguing level. Once you finish Edge extended, head on over to the App Store to download the original Edge game [Link].
Colossatron is a fantastic re-imagining of the classic match-three puzzle game. The premise of a match-three game is that three blocks of the same color need to be grouped together in order to progress. Colossatron takes this idea and throws it into an epic story line. You are Colossatron, a giant robotic dragon from outer-space. For some reason, earth is not happy that you’re destroying its cities one by one. In order to ward off their defenses you need to strengthen yourselve by matching similar colored pieces of your body. As ridiculous as it sounds, Colossatron pulls off this game style in a super fun way. Halfbrick, the makers of Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja, have a Colossal hit with Colossatron!
If you’ve always wanted to watch a bunch of animals dance in a disco, this is the game for you! Disco Zoo is more than just a dance game though. Far from it. You must collect and care for these animals too. Collecting animals takes place in a simple memory-type puzzle matching mini game. Collect and level up your animals to earn cash which can then be spent on more animal-finding expeditions! Watch for Disco Bucks as these can be used to wake up the animals with a disco party earning you more cash faster.
Tetris for iPhone and iPad
Yes, Tetris. This old favorite has been updated with new graphics and gameplay for the modern iOS crowd. We especially like the one-tap mode which takes away the traditional buttons and lets you preview where these classic puzzle pieces will land.
Super Monsters Ate My Condo
Want a shock to your senses? Super Monsters Ate My Condo will throw you into a color-strobing monster-movie straight out of Japanese pop culture. OK, its not that scary. But you will be on the edge of your seat trying to match colored condominiums to keep your high-rise from toppling over. Oh, and there are monsters.
Peggle for iPhone and iPad
Peggle is another old favorite. Actually, this game was available on the old non-touchscreen iPods of yore. Shoot marbles at a peg board to clear the level. Once pegs are hit, they can initiate power-ups or disappear make your next shot easier. Sounds simple, but Peggle is a classic puzzle game for a reason. You won’t want to miss the music and fanfare that explodes once a level is cleared. It will definitley bring a smile to your face.
Coin Drop is a next-generation Peggle of sorts. Like Peggle you need to clear the board of pegs. Yet here you need to avoid moving obstacles and free a group of girl coins who have been trapped by another group of evil coins. The gameplay and sound effects are a ton of fun and not to be missed.