Fresh iPhone Games for Nov. 1: Zombie Racers, Tower Breaker 3D, and more

Nov 1, 2010
Games

Halloween may be over, but there are still zombies that need to be exterminated in your iPhone. Check out Zombie Racers and some other new apps in today’s Fresh iPhone Games. Zombie Racers (iPhone, iPad) $0.99 I’ve played a lot of the zombie games available for the iPhone, but I haven’t encountered a racing game […]

Halloween may be over, but there are still zombies that need to be exterminated in your iPhone. Check out Zombie Racers and some other new apps in today’s Fresh iPhone Games.

Zombie Racers (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

I’ve played a lot of the zombie games available for the iPhone, but I haven’t encountered a racing game that includes hordes of the undead until now. When you first read the title, it sounds kind of, well, dumb: like you might be racing against zombies, which makes no sense — how can zombies race anybody?

But instead, Zombie Racers is about regular racing, against regular drivers, except the courses are overrun with zombies. You’ll plow through ghouls on your way to victory, and the more zombies you take out, the better you can upgrade your car. It’s an interesting take on two classic formulas, and it’s cheap.

Tower Breaker 3D (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

If you’ve ever seen the game Jenga played at a party, you have an idea of Tower Breaker 3D, which is basically the same game but virtual, not physical. You’re presented with a tower constructed of bricks that you must remove, one at a time, without making the whole tower fall over.

It’s pretty nifty, mostly because Tower Breaker 3D, as its name suggests, is played in 3D. You can rotate around the outside of the tower to pick the brick you want to go after, and then carefully remove it with the iPhone’s touch controls. The game dishes out points based on which bricks you take and how high the risk is for each section removed.

15 24: Slide Puzzle! (iPhone, iPad) Free

The rules of 15 24 are simple: you’re presented with a grid filled with tiles, except for one blank space. In order to solve the puzzle, you need to move the tiles using the empty space in an attempt to put them in order based on the number on each tile. You can learn it almost immediately, but getting good at it is something else entirely.

The numbers in the name 15 24 refer to the potential grid sizes. Easier puzzles feature 15 numbered tiles you have to put in order, while there are 24 tiles in the harder puzzles. The game tracks the amount of time it takes you to solve each puzzle, as well as the moves you make during the course of figuring it out. You can compare your results against other players using leaderboards as well.

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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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