LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes tops iPhone Games of the Week

May 2, 2013

Ready for some games? This week’s top iOS games feature a the Dark Knight…in LEGO form! If that’s not enough fun, there are apps for fans of arcade shooters, old school action games, Iron Man 3 fans and even an app for passive gamers. Enjoy!

LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes ($4.99)

The LEGO series of mobile adventure games have been around for a while and they’re still going strong. There’s just something about seeing your favorite licensed characters turned into LEGOs! But LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes ups the ante by featuring characters from the entire DC Comics family. LEGO Batman has over 80 playable characters, from Batman to Superman to Poison Ivy and the Flash. It’s a robust roster, each with their own abilities and gadgets to master. In a series first on iOS, the mini-figs in LEGO Batman even talk!

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The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels ($4.99)

If you enjoyed the original The House of the Dead: Overkill, you’re sure to enjoy The Lost Reels, which functions as a sort of bonus expansion of the Overkill universe. Lost Reels features three new worlds to play in Story Mode, while the original cast of Overkill returns, from Isaac Washington to Varla Guns. The Lost Reels also features three different control schemes to try out: Accelerometer controls, Virtual Pad, and Frenzy Tap. Players can upgrade their guns as they play using in-game “Ka$h,” or spend their money on combo extenders, reload boosters and more.

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Random Heroes 2 ($0.99)

Random Heroes 2 is back with the same charming 2-D shooter action that made the original and League of Evil so fun to play. This time gamers get 90 levels to defend from evil using 22 different weapons and 18 characters. The game’s upgrade system is intact and players can collect stars and crystal skulls to enhance the challenge. Well worth checking out if you’re into classic action games ala Contra or Mega Man.

Iron Man 3 – The Official Game (Free)

Iron Man 3’s mobile game equivalent will keep players fighting long after the credits roll on the film thanks to an endless amount of self-generating levels across the game’s three locales in Malibu Shores, New York City and China. Players will also square off against four villains from the Iron Man comics during the game, including Crimson Dynamo, Ezekiel Stane, Living Laser and M.O.D.O.K. Players can upgrade their Iron Man suit to one of 18 different variations while also upgrading powers to their suit as they play.

Gardenscapes (Free)

For a more laid back game, there’s Gardenscapes, where players try to identify dozens of objects in a given room. Gardenscapes features 60 rooms with more than 3,000 hidden objects to find. There are three different game modes plus additional quests and mini-games to enjoy.

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Dan Kricke

Dan Kricke has been playing with electronics and writing about them for years. He loved his Sega Dreamcast and now the PlayStation 3. On the iPhone, he's a fan of sports apps and anything that offers new music.


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