appSIZED: Top 10 iPhone and iPad Games of 2011

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.

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iOS App Review: Midnight Mysteries – Devil on the Mississippi

Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi is the spooky, exciting sequel to Salem Witch Trials, an atmospheric hidden object detective thriller that is an exciting mix of history and literature. A must have!

 
Mark Twain needs your help. A demon is after him, but he doesn’t know why. And what does William Shakespeare have to do with all this?  
 
Midnight Mysteries is a popular series of hidden object/point-and-click detective adventures featuring prominent literary figures. Now ported to the iPad, the first installment came last year with Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials which landed on appSIZED’s list of top 10 games for 2010. Continue reading

Happy Halloween! Sam & Max, Gamebook 7, The Creeps and Zombie Pizza on Sale!

Sam and Max game book the creeps zombie pizza

There are already tons of awesome apps on sale this Halloween, and here are a couple more to add on your buy list.

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Sale Alert! Drawn: The Painted Tower is on Sale, Traffic Rush and Chop Chop Kicker are Free

Typhoon Pedring is wreaking havoc here in the Philippines so pardon the delay in posting news and reviews about games and apps to watch. Here are today’s picks:

The incredibly beautiful and almost magical puzzle adventure Drawn: The Painted Tower HD (Full) for the iPad is on sale at $3.99 for a limited time. If you missed the massive 99 cent Big Fish Games sale a few weeks back, then this is as good as it gets. Go get it, it’s definitely worth the price tag.

Traffic Rush appsized

A Donut Games’ classic, Traffic Rush (Universal) is FREE for a limited time. Play traffic policeman and tell cars when to stop and go, while avoiding collisions. Donut Games have a Monday freebie game special promo for the next couple of weeks so stay tuned for their other offers.

Chop Chop Kicker Pro appsized

Finally, Chop Chop Kicker (Universal) is also FREE for a limited time. This cute little action/platform game lets you draw rainbows, squiggles and other creative designs to keep your friend dinosaur in the air for as long as possible. Recommended for the entire family.

If I missed anything, feel free to add to the list in the comments section!

Sale Alert! Superbrothers on Sale, Rise of Atlantis HD (Premium) and Hotel Dash are Free!

Award-winning action/adventure indie game Superbrothers – Sword and Sorcery EP (Universal) is on a special ONE DAY sale only, with the price dropping to $0.99 – I suggest you grab it now before it’s too late.

Rise of Atlantis HD

Meanwhile, one of my favorite developers/publishers, Playrix Games, just made their match three adventure game Rise of Atlantis HD (Premium) for the iPad – normally $6.99 – FREE in conjunction with Free App A Day’s efforts.

Finally, Flo fans, don’t forget to snap up Openfeint’s FREE for a day pick Hotel Dash for the iPhone.

There you have it, the appSIZED picks for today – 2 great freebies and an awesome game for only $0.99. Enjoy!

Machinarium for iPad is AWESOME!

Indie point and click PC/Mac puzzler Machinarium feels right at home on the iPad 2.

This game is currently topping the paid app charts and is Apple’s iPad Game of the Week … Go go get it. $4.99 is a STEAL!


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