This weekend, the movie adaptation of Dr Seuss’ The Lorax comes to cinema screens across the USA and Canada. What better way to entertain the kids afterwards than with an iOS game based on the film?
Truffula Shuffula is the game in mind. It’s a simple yet adorable Match Three title in which the player must help The Lorax to create clusters of three or more matching objects. It’s a simple title that won’t challenge players too much but it’s the ideal experience for kids who are beguiled by the loveable Lorax.
The Shuffula part of the title relates to the ability to shake the device when any moves have been exhausted, thus giving players that keen extra edge to progress further.
Scores can be shared with friends via Facebook and Twitter, plus there’s the ability to view the trailer of the movie while playing the game.
Free and an Universal app, Truffula Shuffula is ideal for keeping the kids occupied over the weekend.
Canadian-based Incubator Games recently announced that its upcoming iOS match three puzzle Feeding Time will be available sometime in March for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices. Introducing cute and furry little critters such as kitties, doggies and bunnies, the game’s trailer reveals that the game is not a traditional match three puzzle. Instead of getting rid of like objects and more filling in from the top, Feeding Time allows players to attack from all sides. The video also seems to point towards huge bonuses since pets can eat bones or carrots from either side.
And instead of matching blue blocks with blue blocks, players must utilize the game’s intuitive eating mechanic where players match various animals with their favorite snacks. For example, dogs can only eat bones and cats can only eat fish. Players will also be able to challenge their friends on the global leaderboards and if they’re lucky, no pet will go hungry again.
I’ve got quite a soft spot for the home computers of old. Systems like the Commodore 64 and Commodore Amiga offered some pretty cool games at the time and certainly paved the way to the games industry that we know and love now.
So, it’s nice to see games from that era being converted to iOS, even more so when it’s done by the original developer. That’s exactly what’s happened with Squigs, a puzzle game from 1993 that bears quite a resemblance to Columns and Tetris.
Essentially, it’s a Match Three title in which players must match up the colorful Squigs in order to clear them and progress ever further. Multiple levels exist with the ability to unlock nine Squigs in all.
It’s a gametype we’ve all seen before but as is often the way, it’s entertaining stuff that’s bound to be rather addictive.
Mixing shooting and match three fun? Sounds quirky doesn’t it? That’s exactly what Brick Bow is. Essentially it has the appearance of a classic like Arkanoid with arcade shooting goodness and the ever crucial Match Three side of things. It’s an interesting idea but one that works pretty well.
Available in both iPhone and iPad varieties, Brick Bow is free for the iPhone and a mere $0.99 for the iPad version. Typical elements such as a series of power ups, combo bonuses and even boss battles are on offer. There’s also the prospect of two bonus modes with Brick A Mole and Coin Wave greatly extending longevity. Plus there’s the ever challenging Endless mode as well.
Brick Bow looks set to be an ideal game to play in short bursts and priced at nothing for the iPhone version, this is an ideal time to give it a shot.
Check out the gameplay video below to see it in action.
As certain as the fact it’ll rain the moment I go on holiday, Chillingo will release new games on a Thursday and they’ll be entertaining titles.
First up this week is that of Race Illegal: High Speed 3D, a racer that promises to offer an unparalleled amount of race modes and vehicle customization options. The career mode offers story driven action with everything from drifting, dodging, ramming and of course racing on offer. Players get the opportunity to gain cash for victories and then use that money to buy new upgrades to improve their ride immensely.
A whole range of different supercars are available to use within the five different race modes as well as the quick race option. In its effort to be a true arcade racing experience, special effects like motion blur, nitro boost and slow motion play an important role with attractive destruction visuals and authentic engine sound effects on offer too.
Best of all Race Illegal: High Speed 3D is only $0.99 at the moment for an Universal build app, particularly convenient for owners of both iPhones and iPads. Be quick though, it’s on sale for a limited time eventually increasing in price to $2.99. Check out the gameplay trailer below.
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-08 :: Category: Games
Second up on the new release schedule is Gum Drop!, offering part memory test, part match three style puzzle fun. Players must quickly match corresponding words and images as the timer runs out. It’s simple stuff but compelling too with increasingly larger combos possible to gain and thus high scores to compete against. Over 100 unique objects and words are on offer with 9 different languages available, potentially helping players learn new words in a fun way.
Gum Drop! is available now in separate iPhone and iPad varieties, priced at $0.99 and $1.99 respectively. The gameplay trailer is available below.
Endless Lines is a game all about creating lines. That sounds immediately dull, doesn’t it? It’s not, though. In fact underneath the simplistic exterior, Endless Lines is more of a puzzle game akin to Match Three titles. Players must slide the rows and columns around in order to create paths from one side of the screen to the other thus gaining more points the longer the path gets.
As is often the way, multipliers and powerups play a useful role. Three different game modes are available here with a Blitz mode offering 60 seconds to score as many points as possible, Sprint being a race to a set score and Zen being a casual and relaxing affair.
Endless Lines looks set to be an ideal game to dip into for short bursts as who doesn’t like high score chasing? It’s out now priced at $0.99. Here’s a Gameplay trailer to entice possible players.
Looking at the screenshots, Shape Shift will look very familiar to many puzzle fans, certainly bring about memories of the Bejewelled series, but no doubt Backflip Studios will use their addictive magic to ensure it’s a classic. Players are set the task of swapping tiles in order to clear the board. To mix things up a bit, players have to eliminate bombs along the way and create huge chains to accrue more points.
Shape Shift might be familiar but it looks set to be addictive nonetheless. Even better, it’s a free download with both iPhone and Ipad varieties available! The only price is that of ad support but players can always pay $0.99 through an in-app purchase to remove these.
Check out the gameplay video and screenshots below for more details.