App Store

Let’s Eat Sweets!

How do you choose a game from the baffling variety on offer on the App Store? When it’s only 69p at stake, the name is as good a reason as any to splash the pennies. Let’s Eat Sweets! – that’s Temporal Games’ exclamation mark, but I like it...

Beat Sneak Bandit, ZiGGURAT

Interesting tales at both ends of the App Store this week. Angry Birds Space achieved 10 million downloads in three days, a story so important that literally every site on the internet reported it. At the other extreme, one-man developer Mr Qwak had his well-received iOS game Retro...

Shooting, glowing and mazing

Warning: mobile games can cause severe earworms. This week I’ve been warming to Whale Trail – which Adam covered last week – and with that the Gruff Rhys track of the same name has become firmly stuck in my head. The lyric, “I can see my house from...

Katamari Amore

A lot of people seem to have taken umbrage at Katamari Amore’s pricing structure. It’s a free download, which gives you access to one level in time attack mode. Essentially, it’s a demo. What’s wrong with that? Honestly, people have been spoiled by the level of freeness on...

Heroes in a fake hard shell

Apple’s App Review Board has come into scrutiny after letting an unofficial Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game slip onto the App Store. The game, which is apparently close to being unplayable, has been created by a Vietnamese developer going by the name of either Dang Van Phuong or...

Battle of the match-threes

I beligerantly maintain that Zoo Keeper was, and is, the best game for the Nintendo DS. GameRankings disagrees, but GameRankings is wrong. 193rd? Shove it up your arse, GameRankings. It took a long time for it to make the natural transition to iPhone, but now that it has,...