Quirky jellies. Adorable warriors. Reformist prison guard. Giant dancing unicorn. Funny army troops. FBI’s oddball puzzle agent. Elegant hand-to-hand combat. Cheerleader vs zombies. Ardanian wit meets tough strategy. These are appSIZED’s Top 10 iOS Original Games for 2011.
It was not easy coming up with appSIZED’s Top 10 games for 2011. This year, I wanted to give credit to iOS original titles – that is, fun, compelling and high quality games that first appeared on the iOS platform. The following games were chosen for the following reasons: they make use of the touch screen and multitouch well, they have excellent graphics and sounds, and they bring something new and/or great to their respective genres. I highly recommend that you put them on your app shopping list.
Three acclaimed and award-winning puzzle/platformer games, and one beautifully unique tower defense game – you can get them all for just $5 while they are on sale this weekend.
1) Jelly Defense ($0.99/Universal) – You cannot miss 2011’s most engaging and whimsical tower defense game yet! Save these adorable jellies from losing their home and immerse yourself in a beautiful, colorful jelly world. You can read the full review here.
2) Scribblenauts Remix ($0.99/Universal) – Using the power of words, make objects come to life and help solve Max’s various riddles. ou are only limited by your own imagination. This recent Game of the Week makes wordplay exciting, silly and fun.
3) Spirits for iPad ($0.99/iPad) – Unleash your creativity as you guide these spirits home using a bit of ingenuity and skill in guiding them to where the wind literally takes them.
4) Contre Jour HD ($0.99/Universal) – The third puzzle/action/platform to make the cut, this former Game of the Week pick is beloved for its striking visuals, immersive gameplay and haunting soundtrack.
Highly acclaimed and award-winning games all this weekend!
Where tower defense games come in nearly all shapes and sizes, Jelly Defense is a beautiful, whimsical and unexpected contender that you can’t help but love. Few TD games can tug at the heartstrings, but certainly, these oddly cute little guys are worth fighting for.
Update: I just discovered links to Jelly Defense were redirecting to Jelly Defender. My bad! All fixed now.
There are a good many things many tower defense (TD) lack nowadays, and one of them is imagination. As one of the most popular genres on the iDevice, I’ve seen food, animals, and even people represented in tower defense games that vary from odd to plain formulaic. In a genre that spawns way too many wannabes and copycats which have a bit of polish and sometimes pizzaz, Jelly Defense steps up to offer its own brand of TD. Stay tuned for a fairly exhaustive review.