Mobile Monday №5
A few seriously impressive games on this week's Mobile Monday, with Zombieville USA and Rolando delivering some high-quality visuals to brighten up that tiny touch screen. And just for contrast, we have Falling Balls... But who says black on white graphics aren't fun to look at?
Remember: each week on Mobile Monday we offer you the chance to win an iTunes gift certificate that will cover the cost of every game featured in the article. All you have to do is sign-in with a Casual Gameplay account, leave a comment giving feedback about one of the games, then check back the week after to see if you've won. Simple! Congratulations to last week's winner, Allegra!!
Zombieville USA - Remember the tough side-scrolling shooters of yesterday? Zombieville USA aims to recapture some of that blissful Contra-style magic with an iPhone/iPod Touch game featuring zombies, guns, more zombies, and more guns. Use the arrows at the bottom of the screen to move and tap anywhere between them to fire your weapon. Mangle the zombies that appear before they attack you, and jump into houses for ammo/health/cash bonuses. Buy new upgradeable weapons between stages and see how long you can survive! A free lite version is also available.
Rolando - A deliciously cute platform-style game where you tilt and turn your iPhone/iPod Touch to solve physics-based puzzles. Need to move up to a higher ledge? Try weighing the seesaw and rolling your way up there. You'll also bounce on trampolines, push blocks, bombs, and wake sleeping Rolandos! A free lite version is also available.
Falling Balls - Seriously, folks, it couldn't get any simpler than this. All you have to do is stay out of the way of the falling boulders. Two-color vector graphics (well, technically three, if you count the blood when you get squished), tilt-based control scheme, and circles of various sizes assaulting a stickman. Note the Wilhelm scream when you die.
Ghost Buddy - The kind of technical achievement I like to see on a platform of this nature, Ghost Buddy casts you in a first-person role where you hunt ghosts and return them to the properly-named grave, zapping evil ghosts in the process. The fun catch is that the world moves along with your iPhone/iPod Touch, creating a virtual world of sorts where your point of view is, well, your point of view. A free lite version is also available.
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