The iPhone’s unique control shines in these tilt iPhone games

Feb 1, 2010
Games

I grew up playing the original Nintendo, so the idea of a game system without buttons was not only foreign to me – it was downright offensive. Fortunately, before I got my iPhone I got the Wii and began to understand that there was more to gaming that mashing buttons. I believe that’s what they call growing up. On a more serious […]

I grew up playing the original Nintendo, so the idea of a game system without buttons was not only foreign to me – it was downright offensive. Fortunately, before I got my iPhone I got the Wii and began to understand that there was more to gaming that mashing buttons.

I believe that’s what they call growing up.

On a more serious note, the accelerometer is at the center of most iPhone games for good reason; it gives them a unique feel and virtual buttons only take away space on an already limited screen. This has led to many games not only integrating tilt controls, but basing the entire game around them. You may think this would lead to a boring, repetitive game, but many developers have made it work. It’s all right if you don’t believe me; the following games make a pretty good argument for themselves.

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 is a free game, and as long as you keep that in mind it’s a pretty enjoyable game.

Waterslide Extreme has you race down nine slides, collecting as many points as possible while keeping an eye on your time and making sure you don’t fall off. It has two characters as well as two view modes, and though it’s too limited to make it as a paid iPhone game, it’s perfect as a free one.

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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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