Fresh iPhone Games for May 10: Hockey Fight Pro, King’s Orders: Savages, Spelunk

May 10, 2011
Games

Hit the ice and drop your gloves with today’s Fresh Games list, which starts the day right with Hockey Fight Pro, distilling all the violence out of the sport. Hockey Fight has you winning bouts to raise a powerful fighter, and while it is a little violent (read: maybe not for the young’uns), it’s a […]

Hit the ice and drop your gloves with today’s Fresh Games list, which starts the day right with Hockey Fight Pro, distilling all the violence out of the sport. Hockey Fight has you winning bouts to raise a powerful fighter, and while it is a little violent (read: maybe not for the young’uns), it’s a challenging good time as well. Get your details by reading on below, and check out a couple of other interesting offerings while you’re at it: King’s Orders: Savages, a casual game that’s both funny and addicting, and monster-fighting and digging game, Spelunk.

Hockey Fight Pro (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Forget the hockey, this game is all about the fights — they’re just brutal in Hockey Fight Pro, which pits you against other players in some rough knock-down drag-outs, in which you’ll use a combination of touch and gesture controls to take on opponents. Four buttons surrounding the screen control face punches, body punches and blocking, and once you connect enough combos, you can execute special punches by swiping your thumbs across the screen.

You’ll need quick reflexes to take on the players in Hockey Fight Pro, because they don’t hold anything back. You can choose from one of several fighters and improve your skills and stats as you win bouts against other players. The game also lets you take on friends using a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection.

King’s Orders: Savages – Chapter One (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Outside your king’s castle are green-haired savages that will maul soldiers as soon as look at them, but your king wants to capture them. He also wants them captured unharmed, meaning the soldiers have to form a human ring around the savages so they can’t escape, while avoiding getting mauled by the monsters while the king runs off in search of a cage. Thus is the premise of King’s Orders: Savages, a high-scoring casual game you play by tilting your device to move the ring of soldiers away from the savage as it charges them, lest one get mauled and the circle of troops diminish.

There are 20 rounds of savage-catching, with each lengthening the amount of savage-avoidance time you need to get through by five seconds. The fewer soldiers killed by the crazed caged monster, the more points you earn — but lose too many soldiers and the savage will escape, resulting in game over. King’s Orders is simple but addicting, and it’s actually a pretty humorous little game; definitely worth checking out for just a buck.

Spelunk (iPhone, iPad) $1.99

People seem to love their digging-and-finding-stuff games, and Spelunk falls squarely into that category. As Collin, an intrepid youth with a pair of rocket shoes and a big drill, you’ll venture into the monster-infested cave at the edge of town in search of minerals and elemental stones to craft into weapons to fight off even more monsters that are attacking your village. A combination of role-playing game elements, digging and finding and crafting items await in this poorly translated but goofy little side-scroller.

You’ll continually receive missions from the local villagers who teach you how to dig, synthesize items and perform other useful feats, and fulfilling them nets you new items and weapons to use against your enemies. Spelunk packs 20 different monsters and should appeal to fans of lots of different games, provided you can get past the bad language localization and figure out exactly what you’re supposed to be doing.

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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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