We’re going to try something a little different here. Once a week, I’ll be taking a look through the top 100 paid games on the US App Store and giving a quick highlight of five of them here.
With about 80 games coming out each day, it’s hard to find the good ones. For the most part, the best games rise in sales and make it into the top 100. This week we look at Flight Control, the top seller in games right now. Also, notable winners from IGF Mobile awards can be found below.
I’ll try and feature different games each week. Let’s take a look:
Flight Control – $0.99
You’re an air traffic controller landing planes onto the airfield. Manage more and more planes coming in to land before you become overwhelmed.
Wolfenstein 3D Classic – $4.99
The classic Wolfenstein returns on your iPod Touch and iPhone. The FPS can be played with several control schemes, but gamers should feel most comfortable with the on screen movement touch area shown above.
geoDefense – $0.99
geoDefense is a tower defense game for a very good price. The game is very addicting and hard; it takes a lot of tries to beat levels. It has the look of the games from the Geometry Wars series. I highly recommend it. If you’re not convinced, check out the lite version.
Galcon – $0.99
Galcon is an action and strategy game that includes online multiplayer. It recently won an IGF award for Innovation in Mobile Game Design. If you’re considering buying it, pick it up now because the sale price of $0.99 will not last much longer. There’s also a lite version to try out.
Zen Bound – $4.99
How could we do a roundup without including Zen Bound? It recently won Best iPhone Game at the International Games Festival Mobile awards at GDC. Zen Bound involves you wrapping blocks with a limited amount of rope to cover the largest area. It is a very polished game and I recommend it to everyone.
That’s it for this week. Next Saturday, another great five games from the top 100 will be featured here.