Remakes of Phoenix Wright, Karate Champ top iPhone Games of the Week

May 27, 2010
Games

While this week’s top iPhone games have a very retro feel, I can assure you they’re brand new – to the iPhone at least. The list includes remakes such as Phoenix Wright, Karate Champ and Spectre 3D, as well as a rally car-racing iPhone game that might as well have been made 20 years ago. Don’t worry, though, as these […]

While this week’s top iPhone games have a very retro feel, I can assure you they’re brand new – to the iPhone at least. The list includes remakes such as Phoenix Wright, Karate Champ and Spectre 3D, as well as a rally car-racing iPhone game that might as well have been made 20 years ago. Don’t worry, though, as these classics will never go out of style.

1. Phoenix Wright

Bowmaster‘s (99 cents) ascension to the top of the paid games chart should come as no surprise. Hunting games have always done pretty well on the iPhone, as have games that only cost $1. Throw in an icon that’s very reminiscent of Robin Hood — as well as solid controls — and you’ve got a sure-fire iTunes App Store hit. The game’s storyline has you play as an aspiring member of a group called the Merry Five, and you challenge each member of the group across five levels in hopes of becoming their leader. The game is controlled with a floating bow and arrow that you control with your thumb and index finger and aiming that is accelerometer based. You shoot at animal-shaped targets in environments that, while not being the best the device can visually produce, won’t bother most gamers. In fact, when compared with other games on this week’s list, the graphics are positively spectacular. Bowmaster is a solid, but not quite great. game and well worth not only $1, but your time as well.

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David Lister

David Lister is a freelance writer in Chicago. He is a former editor and writer at the NationalSportsReview.com and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. 

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