I’m rubbish at racing games, really quite spectacularly awful – so I was intrigued by the novel control system on offer in Smash Cops. You simply place one finger on the screen right behind your police patrol car and then ‘push’ it in the direction that you want to travel as you pursue a series of bad guys in their getaway cars. The missions are fairly simple and repetitive – not a patch on more sophisticated racers such as Need For Speed – but the control system is fun and easy to get to grips with for young ‘uns and senile old fools like me.
The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
Steven Spielberg’s film version of Tintin may have received a decidedly mixed reception but this game-of-the-film turns out to be a surprisingly good effort – and a bargain at just 69p. The game has excellent production values, from its cinematic title sequence to the finely textured 3D graphics, and provides a good combination of action and puzzle-solving for younger gamers. The control system is very simple for little fingers, but still provides options such as a stealth mode for creeping around obstacles and some high-speed chase sequences that relive the excitement of the film. And I’m ashamed to admit that I had to look on the interweb thingy for solutions to some of the puzzles.
Ten... top iOS games
Re: Re: Amazing how much better
Indeed, half of these "amazing" iOS games are just re-hashes of old 16-bit or 8-bit titles. Meh.
Contre Jour, but no World of Goo?
In fact, Contre Jour appears to have quite a few 'influences'...
Re: Amazing how much better
Are you suggesting that this line up of games proves that iOS games are better than those for the Android platform?
I dont really understand how or why you can say that, based on the games listed in this report.
Re: Re: Amazing how much better (AC, 20:47)
So that's two trolls not to feed.
Re: Amazing how much better
I smell a bit of a troll.
Even if you based your troll-opinion on these two articles - the quality of the graphics on the android roundup were just as good as the iOS games, if not better (ShadowGun, Sprinkles) - the games scores were mainly in the 90% range for the android games, iOS were more around 88%. The iOS roundup had more rehashed retro games too - less originality.
But besides all this - the two articles were personal roundups of games on different platforms by diffierent authors. Not a summary of the very best available on either platform.
The only real places I think Android suffers in terms of game quality are:
1 - half-arsed ports of existing iOS games that take over a year to come out after the iOS versions... but now Android has more marketshare in mobile space I expect that trend to be reversed.
2 - Lack of HD games aimed at tablet screens. I don't see this changing until the tablets get cheap enough to grab more users and equal the iPad in popularity.