We weren’t running around E3 this year just for the fun of it. We were hard at work, bringing you previews of every game we could get our hands on. And if you like your previews in video form, look no further. Below you’ll find hands-on videos of the first few iPhone games we got a hold of, including Fifa and Madden 12 for iPad, a platformer called Blobster, a racer called DrawRace 2, a dream-like game called Contre Jour, and even an Xperia Play game. We still have more videos to upload, so check back soon for part two of our video roundup.
True Skate has been around for two and a half years, a lifetime in mobile games. But the cool thing is that it’s still getting upgrades through $0.99 in-app purchased new levels. Unexpected, but very awesome.
In True Skate, the player controls a skateboard with two fingers, making this almost like a music timing game. Each move of the finger, or coordinated moves of two fingers lead to a trick or some sort of control of the board. Don’t worry, it sounds insanely hard, but the tutorial does a good job of guiding new players through the game.
It’s a very fun escape.
Sorus Shield is an interesting beast. It has obvious influence from Tetris — but it’s also more of a level based puzzle game like Candy Crush Saga. And it works!
In this game the pieces move from bottom to top and match in the familiar way. The difference being that pieces can move freely when parts of them are matched. This game also riffs on the Tetris model by having multiple varieties of obstacles and variations on the theme that are added as the levels increase.
All in all, Sorus Shield is a fun little game that works really well on mobile.