Gaming consoles, while capable of so much more than ever before, must be feeling a little confused right now. I mean, here they are giving us graphics and interactively impacted narratives, manipulated for our own awesomeness, and yet still mobile gaming keeps getting all the love. Maybe it’s the low cost, high burn of mobile gaming. Maybe it’s the on the go, play when and where you want of it all, but, either way, mobile games are booming right now. In fact, the App Store is so jam packed with great games right now to keep the digits of every family member happy for all of five minutes, that it would impossible to play them all. We’ve exhausted ourselves trying out a mere few and we have settled on what we believe are the best of them. Here are five of 2016’s best iPhone games, some of which remind us of our youth, others are simply so weird and wonderful that they just make life better by being here.
The Walking Dead: Michonne
Fans of the televised Zombie spectacular, or comic book series, will be familiar with the character Michonne. Entering the TV show in Series three, the katana wielding heroine, has become a firm favourite with fans of both formats of the story. This game actually runs truer to the comics and, for the geeks out there, the story itself plays out in between issues 126 and 139. During this period of the story, Michonne has temporarily separated from the Grimes group and you make the choices that decide how she and others deal with their “walkers” in her way.
Fully capitalising on the online poker boom, Zynga is a great play poker game that requires no money, no risk allowing you instead to focus on improving your poker skills or just enjoy the game for what it is. While real money players might well look down their noses at a Zynga table, the harsh truth is that over 15 million users a month play on their site, helping make their Hold’em game a regular fixture in Facebook’s top five games. Setting out with a mission statement to make a social poker game played between friends separated in the physical world, the good folks of Zynga can consider their efforts achieved. Now, with a WSOP tie-in, players can straddle both real and play money poker. Whatever your preference the tables of a Zynga poker room, are brilliantly realised for the iPhone. Finding the best sites to play from can be quite difficult for new players, guides like OnlineCasino.co.za are a perfect way to find out more about iPhone poker gaming.
You remember this guy right? This limbless thing and his band of rabbids. Well, this takes us back to the original, mid-nineties, game that started it all. Fully updated and re-buffed, digitally remastering I think they call it, this works beautifully with the iPhone’s touch screen finesse. A glitzy, visually stunning reach back to the glory years of console gaming. Released to celebrate its 20th anniversary, players embark on the usual epic and insane adventures with Rayman in what is remembered as one of the most influential and ludicrous platform game of all times that spawned the even crazier and aforementioned Rabbids.
Pull My Tongue
Pull My Tongue is a cute but funny little puzzle game whose main protagonist just happens to be a chameleon. Animal lovers among you will immediately know two things about such a reptile. A.) Chameleons change skin tone to blend into the environment they’re in at the time to elude predators. And b.), chameleons have long tongues with which to catch flies and other delicious bugs of the air. Well, to deviate from nature for a moment, the chameleonic star of this game has a predilection for popcorn. Popcorn that, sadly for our hero, is very, very hard to reach. This is where you come in. Over 90 levels of increasing complexity, he needs your help to get fed. Brilliantly utilising everything that’s great about touchscreen on the iPhone, you’ll have to pull and manipulate his tongue in a way that avoids zapper traps and spikes, all the while activating switches to collect your well earned snack.
The thing about sim games is that they take simple ideas about life and somehow craft something fun from something that shouldn’t be. From theme parks, to cities, to just real mundane life, people love a good simulation game. World Chef is one such example. Here, you attempt to build the restaurant of your dreams and see of your rivals at the same time. To achieve this, you act as the manager of a restaurant for which you are responsible for hiring the kitchen staff, waiting staff, managing the budget and ordering in the ingredients that construct the meals your hungry patrons demand. Money and experience allows you hire better chefs and build the rooms that make your eatery the talk of the town.