Terry Touch™ - From the mind of a 16 year old working under the tutelage of ustwo™, the company that will trademark anything they get their hands on, comes Terry Touch™.
If you happen to download Terry Touch™, treat it more as a morning coffee replacement than a game. There are four minigames included, all of which have you doing something on your iPhone screen ridiculously fast. I've been playing the "Slide" game for the last 5 minutes and I think that I may have broken a sweat. I'm determined to crack the top 10 though... it's only a matter of time.
Jack McLean, the creator of Terry Touch™, says, “It was the best three weeks I have had! Working alongside fantastic developers and designers was like a dream. I learnt more from creating Terry Touch than I would have learnt from 3 months in a computing lesson, and it was fun! It’s so exciting to be involved with an inspiring company and work with them throughout the creation and release of an iPhone application.”
Lyric Legend - It's not often that I play a music game on the iPhone that I have trouble with. Games like Tap Tap Revenge, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band are all quite forgiving by design, and in turn lose what makes the genre so great on the console. Sadly, I'm getting bored with tapping on the little dots that are flying down my beautiful touch screen.
Instead of using the instruments as the rhythm mechanism, Lyric Legend throws lyric bubbles at you, making you hit them in the order that they are sung in the song. Who knew that tapping on lyrics would be such a challenge? Even with songs that I know quite well I find myself scrambling to pick out the correct next word in the song.
Lyric Legend gives you 3 free songs, with the rest being 99 cents a pop. Maybe it's a bit steep, but at least you can try the first three for free.
Aractroid - Aractroid is a hard game to pin down. If I were being paid to describe it (well, I guess I am!), I would say that it is an color matching game hidden in an action title set on a spider web in space. There you go. The developer may put it a bit better, "Playing as an Aractroid, a cunning and powerful warrior species of spider, you defend your web from the onslaught of the invading electronic spiders that want to wipe out the Aractroid race."
Basically, you are a robot spider on a web that wants to protect its nest. There are little color changing circles around your web that change your color, and you have to match colors with the enemy to kill it. As you kill more and more enemies, you get an assortment of special abilities and movement options, such as charging and jumping between web junctions.
Being a "color matching game hidden in an action title set on a spider web in space," it's hard to describe how the gameplay works, but it is fast. Give it a shot, as Aractroid is free for the month of September.