Apr 16

Please check out our new iPhone Games Directory site.
iPhoneGames.com offers a directory of the top games for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Browse and preview the best games.

If you have a game you’d like to add to the directory, just click here.

Jan 29

Certainly by now you’ve heard that Apple officially announced the iPad on Wednesday. It will be available by the end of March 2010 with WIFI only or end of April with WIFI and 3G option.

The iPad looks like a much larger version of the iPhone or iPod Touch. The bigger screen should allow developers to make some outstanding new iPad games and expanded versions of existing iPhone Games. Most current iPhone games will be able to be played on the iPad in a smaller window or in double-size which will scale the graphics up to fill most of the iPad’s screen.

Apparently, its processor is even significantly faster than the iPhone 3GS. This should also allow for more power to create great games. We’re excited to get our hands on a new iPad and see what can be done with it. What do you think?

Oct 20

Apple just reported its most profitable quarter in company history and its stock hit an all-time high last night in after hours trading
A lot of their success is being driven by the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Sep 30

We plan to launch a new version of iPhoneGames.com which will provide a broad directory of iPhone Games as submitted by publishers. Each game listing will allow users to provide their own reviews with scores in multiple different categories.

Please check back with us regularly for this new look!

Aug 25

The rumored Apple Tablet may turn out to be a kick-butt gaming machine.

A bigger screen, hopefully better battery life, and the iPhone OS would make a great thing (the iPhone/iPod Touch) even better.

A lot of questions remain, however. Presumably, the tablet would have much higher resolution than an iPhone. So, for games, they would have to be rewritten to take advantage of the unique screen.

An iPhone-emulation mode could allow existing games to run in a 320×480 mode scaled up, but that probably wouldn’t look too great.

Your thoughts?

Jul 28

 Xpandaballs iPhone Game review screen shot

Xpandaballs is a fun, creative, and interesting new game that is a good time-passer, but not extremely addicting as the description claims.

The game runs very smoothly, packing good graphics and a simple presentation. The controls are extremely simple and can be learned in about 30 seconds.

The sounds when the balls bounce off the edges of the screen are cool, especially with the graphics of those spherical objects exploding. But alas, the built in music when the game is running is downright annoying. I could not stand to listen to it.

Due to the horrific built-in music  I attempted to play my iPod while playing the game. You cannot. Luckily, one can turn off the built-in music which induced much relief into my tortured ears.

Xpandaballs contains a local and global high scores system which is a neat feature.

Also, different difficulty levels can be chosen based on the gamer’s experience.

Xpandaballs will keep you entertained the next time you are in a long line or when it seems like an eternity before your food arrives at a restaurant.

This game is worth the 99 cents price tag. Xpandaballs can be purchased on the App Store.

Graphics and Presentation Rating: ★★★☆☆
Sound Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Game Play Rating: ★★★★☆
Controls/Interface Rating: ★★★½☆
Game Depth Rating: ★★½☆☆
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Jun 29

iTap Solitaire for iPhone and iPod Touch

There are dozens of solitaire games available in the App Store.

Few are as streamlined and well-implemented as iTap Solitaire. This game is an instance of the classic Klondike Solitaire game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

If you have played the Solitaire game that comes with nearly every version of Windows, you’ll immediately be comfortable with iTap Solitaire.

Options include dealing 1 or 3 cards at a time (3 is much harder), simple sound effects and animations, best time/high score statistics, and portrait or landscape orientation.

You can lock the orientation into one mode in case you prefer that and don’t want the board to automatically flip if you’re lying down on your side playing.

Cards may be moved using a simple tap-tap sequence, or via a tap, drag, drop. This makes game play very fluid and intuitive.

If you are trying to select a solitaire game for your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can’t go wrong with iTap Solitaire. It is available in the App Store for $1.99.

Graphics and Presentation Rating: ★★★★½
Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Game Play Rating: ★★★★½
Controls/Interface Rating: ★★★★★
Game Depth Rating: ★★★★☆
Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Jun 25

Tetris for iPhone screen shot

Tetris, of course, is one of the all-time most popular video games. It really got its start on a handheld platform, sending the original Nintendo Game Boy to superstar status. In the 25+ years since it was released, Tetris has appeared on essentially every computer and gaming platform known to man.

This iPhone/iPod Touch Tetris from EA Mobile remains true to the original, while offering some interface niceties and outstanding graphics/sound unique to the iPhone OS platform.

Tetris offers 15 levels of difficulty and two different modes of play, called Marathon and Magic. There are four original soundtracks which are catchy but can get old after extended play.

If you’re a fan of Tetris, you should definitely grab this from the App Store. Especially now that it’s only $4.99, down from the original $9.99 price.

Graphics and Presentation Rating: ★★★★½
Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Play Rating: ★★★★½
Controls/Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Depth Rating: ★★★½☆
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Jun 24

There have been some amazing games released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Many of these rival, or even surpass games for dedicated gaming machines such as the PSP and Nintendo DS, in terms of 3D graphics and sound.

However, some games are crippled by the lack of any physical control buttons on the iPhone. Creative game developers have offered all kinds of virtual controls on the screen, and utilized the accelerometer. But in the heat of battle, these controls can be cumbersome and slow down game play or interfere with a player’s best performance.

Can the iPhone truly compete with a machine that has many physical buttons that give the player tactile feedback while playing?

What are your thoughts?

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Jun 24

Welcome to iPhone Games. This site will offer news and reviews of great games for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

If you would like to comment on our articles, please do! If you have a game that you’d like us to review, please submit it to us for consideration.

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