Fresh iPhone Games for Apr. 20: Squid Drop, Saga of Hero, Confidence – The Game

Apr 20, 2011
Games

You’ll be falling and fighting, as well as dusting off a little useless knowledge, with today’s crop of Fresh Games. Squid Drop, a vertical scroller in which you score points by descending as far as you can beneath the waves, leads the pack. Following close behind is a 3D action-adventure game by the name of […]

You’ll be falling and fighting, as well as dusting off a little useless knowledge, with today’s crop of Fresh Games. Squid Drop, a vertical scroller in which you score points by descending as far as you can beneath the waves, leads the pack. Following close behind is a 3D action-adventure game by the name of Saga of Hero, in which you’ll quest through the world carrying a sword and the ability to wield magic. Finally, we’ve got Confidence, a trivia game with questions spanning 90 categories.

Squid Drop (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Use your thumb to guide a squid as it descends into the briny depths in Squid Drop, a vertical scrolling game that’s kind of like games such as Doodle Jump, but in reverse. Rather than attempting to bounce from ledge to ledge, though, your job is to slide your thumb back and forth to avoid objects that crop up in the way as your squid sinks deeper and deeper. The lower you go, the better your score.

Making good runs as you dive into the depths opens up additional aspects of the game, like power-ups that can give you bonus depth as you descend and boost your score. Squid Drop is full of achievements and a global leaderboard that lets you see how you stack up against everyone else playing Squid Drop.

Saga of Hero (iPhone, iPad) $1.99

Grab a sword and start adventuring across the world in Saga of Hero, a 3D action-adventure game in which you’ll fight monsters with your wits, your sword and your magic spells. There are a wealth of enemies to combat as you adventure forward, following a fantasy story through the course of the game.

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Saga of Hero will draw you through 15 different areas, each with its own unique setting and atmosphere. You’ll even get to ride a dragon into battle during the course of your quest.

Confidence – The Game (iPhone, iPad) Free

If trivia is your thing, you’ll want to pick up Confidence – The Game, a trivia game that’s loaded with 600 questions across 90 categories across four difficulty settings. The premise is simple but novel: players look through the categories of questions and assign point values to each category based on their confidence in how they’ll perform in that category. It works out that you have the best chances of scoring big points in the fields where you’re most knowledgeable, but so does your opponent.

Confidence lets you play either against a friend on the same device or against one of eight computer-controlled opponents. The game is broken into two seven-question rounds and one final, wild card question round. It also includes some in-app purchases that let players add a ton of extra questions to their games.

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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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