No matter what type of gamer you are there’s no doubt that there was a killer app released (or reviewed) that was up your alley this past month. ORC: Vengeance filled our desire for a portable Diablo-experience, Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast brought back memories of our 80’s childhood, and for you sports fans Wannabat Plus offers an addictive arcade feel to baseball. Even though all of these games come highly recommended they still managed to be out shined by a few gems.
Game of the Month
Although we fell short on time for covering a review for HORN this month, there’s no way that we’re letting it slip by without giving it our much deserved Game of the Month. The first console game experience, breathtaking, and ambitious are all great descriptions of HORN but the best accolade is to point out that it sets a new benchmark for what we will expect from iOS games in years to come. It is unanimous at AppStore Arcade that this is the best iOS game released so far this year!
I think this might be a first here having a Freemium title land on our GOTM article. Happy Street won us over with its adorable graphics, interesting and amusing missions, and best of all with its fantastic pacing…even if you don’t spend a dime. If you’ve been burned in the past from Freemium titles Happy Street just might win you over.
As I said in the beginning of this article, no matter what type of gamer you are, the AppStore had something for you…even an entertaining education app (this might be another first here). Aliens Abducted does the impossible: it makes learning geography fun. My only complaint is that I didn’t have this when I was in school. Anyways no matter your age (actual or emotional) you can still learn and have fun with Aliens Abducted.
Über Indie Game of the Month
Getting your game noticed is a tremendously hard task, especially when your game is developed by a very small group, sometimes only one person. These games sometimes may not have the same polish to compete with the larger games, or not have the finances for advertisements, but still offer a great playing experience. We decided to create a new monthly award to recognize these smaller games.
It’s been a while since we found a game that was deserving of our Über Indie title so we’re pleased as punch to give it out once again. 4 in a 3D Row takes the connect-4 formula and places it into a 3d realm. Top this off with a challenging AI and multiplayer support and it becomes clear why it was chosen for our August’s Über Indie Award.