As the days go on I rarely have to defend my iPad to less understanding foke, either the device is becoming more widely accepted or the hype has worn off and people are just less bothered to criticize. Whatever the reason the apps available are growing at such a rate it’s hard to keep up with the best of the best. Anyway here is my breakdown of this months must haves.
iPhone : Developed by Adam Atomic & Danny Baranowsky
Physical exertion is not my strong point, my only real vice when it comes to getting sweaty under the colar is scaling and climbing. As a kid I was hooked on climbing anything and everything in sight; from lamp posts to walls and trees, now I tackle sheer cliff faces. Its all in an afternoon of play for me but Gravity hook HD takes climbing to a whole new level.
Climbing in this thing is hard, I spent a good few goes just getting the feel for the gravity and elasticity of your rope. You climb by shooting and reaching one node at a time, using the spring from your rope you launch yourself up to reach another node. Not only do you have to master the correct timings for releasing and grabbing you have to dodge floating mines and decoy nodes that will fall under your weight sending you hurtling down. Objective, climb the highest!
iPad : Developed by Schmeuk Studios
Settling in and playing the head scratching game Risk as a kid was always considered fun-times. I was young and it was way before mobile phones were smaller than the common household fridge, but I remember wishing for advance features; a digital readout, a HUD-like display, a auto counter… all sorts of tech that would make moving hundreds of pieces around the board that little bit easier.
What I was wishing for has surely been answered here with Conquist. A beautifully designed interface makes setting up, saving and loading games a charm. This game has had lots of thought put into it, lots of lovely details and simple controls and none of the annoyances of moving pieces around.
Play against the inbuilt bots or add up to 5 friends into the mix. With auto turning screens that remember where you’re sitting this game has been thought about through and through.