Angry Birds Seasons tops Fresh iPhone Games of the Week

Dec 3, 2010
Games

Welcome to another installment of Fresh iPhone Games of the Week. We bring you some of the highlights of some of the more interesting games released so you can catch up over the weekend. Angry Birds Seasons (iPhone) $0.99 We all love the simplicity and challenge of Angry Birds, but one of the cool things […]

Welcome to another installment of Fresh iPhone Games of the Week. We bring you some of the highlights of some of the more interesting games released so you can catch up over the weekend.

Angry Birds Seasons (iPhone) $0.99

We all love the simplicity and challenge of Angry Birds, but one of the cool things about the game is that developer Rovio Mobile likes to release new content for various holidays. We got a few new things when Halloween rolled around. Now it’s Christmas time — so what’s Rovio planning for us this time?

Turns out, Angry Birds is getting an Advent Calendar-like update of extra holiday themed levels, with a new stage offered every day. Also new to the app is Game Center support, as well as some “hidden” additions we don’t know about yet. If you haven’t tried this game before now, this might be the time.

Silverfish (iPhone) $1.99

We’ve heard nothing but great things about Silverfish, a game that combines classic arcade and fighter action. It’s something of a combination of games like Pac-Man, Geometry Wars and Centipede, in which you dodge and blast away at enemies.

Silverfish includes an original, complete soundtrack, Game Center integration, and three different game modes each with their own set of unique rules. If you like action games, we think this is a game you’ll like — it might be 2010’s best iOS game.

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Spirits for iPad $4.99

This Lemmings-style puzzler has a great, hand-drawn art style and 40 levels of gameplay to offer. The price might be a little high, but the originality of the game will make up for it for many players.

Featuring an orchestral soundtrack and some pretty cool environmental physics, pick this one up if you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks on something that looks, sounds and feels different from the games you’re used to.

Clock Blocks (iPhone) $0.99

This is a little tough to explain, but once you understand the premise of Clock Blocks, it’s a hard game to put down. So here goes: there are several blocks arranged on the screen that you have to eliminate, each with a moving clock hand on its face. A ball appears on the screen and hits one of the blocks, activating it, and starting a timer. When the hand on the block makes one full rotation, the game is over, so you have to hit the game’s single button to shoot the ball to another block, elminating the block. Here’s the tricky part: the ball is shot in the direction the clock hand is facing as it spins around the block, so you really only have one chance to time your shot before you lose.

Clock Blocks includes three game modes and 40 different puzzle levels, plus Game Center support for leaderboards to see how you stack up against players all over the world.

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Sentinel 3: Homeworld (iPhone) $3.99

The latest in the Sentinel series of tower defense games is the also the franchise’s largest, spanning 20 levels and multiple game modes, plus endless survival modes for every single map in the game.

Sentinel 3 has an extremely cool look, especially on retina displays, and supports achievements leaderboards from both OpenFeint and Game Center. If you like tower defense at all, check out this game — you might be witnessing a new standard in the genre on iPhone.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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