Not only is "Pickpawcket" one of the best art history lessons you'll find on iOS, it's a really cool game too! Maybe it's not that port of "Metal Gear Solid" you've always wanted on your iDevice, but fans of stealth action and logic puzzle games are nevertheless highly encouraged to give this one some well-deserved attention.
If you've been following iFanzine for awhile you'll no doubt remember "Yslandia," brought to us by MovingPlayer and BulkyPix last October. I wasn't sure what to expect when MovingPlayer made the jump from MMORPGs to casual puzzlers, but after "Drag'On" you'll hear no complaints from me if they decide to spend some more time in their newfound niche!
If you sat down with me for a game design chat, I'd probably recommend two ideas be crossed right off the list of possibilities: anything too reminiscent of "Minesweeper," and zombies. However, Frogtoss Games had an extraordinary insight -- what about combining the two? It turns out that the result is kind of awesome.
"Across Age" and "Cavorite," stirred together? Be still, my beating heart! iFanzine recently spent some time with the PC demo for "Wyv and Keep," which will make it to iOS among the number of release platforms a jolly corpse is planning to tackle. Okay, maybe we're cheating, but we just couldn't resist getting our grubby game-previewing hands on this one after we learned about its cool teamwork premise.
Okay, okay -- its whole title is actually "Hamlet or the Last Game Without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement." Phew. This logic puzzler from Alawar Entertainment first splashed into the PC gaming scene last year, and now you can grab it for a buck on your iPhone or iPod Touch! While it has scant replay value and demands a strong appreciation of the genre, it's so irreverently zany and well executed on the iOS that logic puzzle fans would do well to pick this one up if they haven't played it before.