Best Games To Play On An iPad
There are so many iPad games that it’s tough to uncover the jewels and evade the junk. That’s our mission here – to bring you very best iPad games.
Bejeweled HD (free)
We’ve lost count of how many gem-swappers exist for iOS, but PopCap’s Bejeweled has a long history, which brings a maturity that’s reflected in this iPad release. Along with a polished standard mode, where you match three or more gems with each swap, there’s Diamond Mine (dig into the ground), Butterflies (save insects from spider-ronch doom), and Poker (make ‘hands’ of gems).
Asphalt 8: Airborne (free)
At some point, a total buffoon decreed that racing games should be dull and grey, on grey tracks, with grey controls. Gameloft’s Asphalt series dispenses with such foolish notions, along with quite a bit of reality. Here, in Asphalt 8, you zoom along at ludicrous speeds, drifting for miles through exciting city courses, occasionally being hurled into the air to perform stunts that absolutely aren’t acceptable according to the car manufacturer’s warranty.
Frisbee Forever 2 (free)
We loved the original Frisbee Forever and this sequel is essentially more of the same. Fling your plastic disc away, guide it through hoops, collect stars, and make it to the finish line. What makes Frisbee Forever 2 really stand out is the lush locations you get to fly through, including ancient ruins and beautiful snowy hillsides.
Gridrunner Free (free)
Gridrunner Free has the look of a lost 1980s arcade game, with hints of Caterpillar and Space Invaders. But this is really a thoroughly modern affair, with perfect touch controls and bullet-hell-style gameplay, albeit bullet-hell in the video game equivalent of a shoebox.
QatQi starts off a bit like Scrabble in the dark, until you figure out that you’re really immersed in a kind of Roguelike mash-up. So although the aim is to make crosswords from a selection of letters, you’re also tasked with exploring dungeons to find score-boosting stars and special tiles.
Royal Revolt (free)
In Royal Revolt, the king is dead and his siblings have stolen his kingdom while the prince was at school. Unfortunately for them, he was studying magic and is now out for revenge. The game itself is a real-time-strategy effort with some seriously cute and well-animated graphics.
Smash Hit (free)
If you find catharsis in smashing things, Smash Hit will leave you in a totally blissed-out state. You float through the void, lobbing metal balls at glass objects, clearing a path and chaining collisions. Over time, the paths become increasingly complex, the camera begins to whirl, and the shots get very demanding, depleting your meagre resources. A single one-time ‘premium’ IAP upgrade exists should you want to start out on any sections of the journey you’ve managed to already reach.
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by techtalks @TechTalks January 29, 2016 5:57 AM UTC