There's a sense, reading back through this list, that 2009 was a major moment of creativity on the iPhone, and that maybe creativity has dwindled on the platform over the years. So grab a few of these, polish up your vocabulary, and enjoy. You follow the titular Old Man as he travels across the country, aiding him along the way by altering the hills and landscapes in front of him and interacting with the objects and people he meets. If you love intense word games on the go, then Wordmint is definitely worth a try. With no such constraints you can die in Crashlands, but you respawn without losing anything , the game becomes a very different prospect, less fraught with careful conservation of resources, and more guided and combative.
It's cute and charming, and carefully created so that players have documented mind-dissolving high scores, like this, on YouTube. You can download Scruzzle Word from the App Store. The aim is to grab a bunch of collectables before reaching a goal. Cost: Free So how annoying are the ads? Pick your words wisely because titles will rise from the bottom of the screen, and you will need to do what you can to keep them down. I picked this up because I followed the comic and the animated internet cartoon for years now.
This aspect makes Hangman Free a great choice with close friends, as well as an awesome way for parents to introduce this classic game to their kids. Platformer gaming fans should definitely pick this one up or watch for price drops in the future, because it's a great game to have on your phone. Cost: Free So how annoying are the ads? Price: Free with in-app purchases Crashlands Crashlands is kind of like for people who got frustrated by the unforgiving survival elements. For the final descent, the game switches to a traditional lunar lander view, where subtle puffs from boosters slowly direct your craft to the landing pad. You have to guide the little critters to their flying saucer by drawing lines to split the screen and move the pieces so that the critters can get to different levels. There are that you can use to score big in the game, which are drawn from the Enhanced North American Benchmark Lexicon, or , for short. You need to find words up, down, left, right, backward and diagonal.
If you're looking at Threes! The ships controls break down, requiring players to clean digital gunk off the panels and repair broken boards, all the while keeping the ship from spiraling into a black hole by shaking the phone or flipping it upside down. No ads Available as a separate app for iPad? Infinity has better image resolution and widescreen support, and also includes a sandbox mode, a nice place to pretend you're in the sci-fi movie of your dreams. Battle up to 99 other players on the island as you climb up the ranks, collect new crabs, and customize them with items and weaponry. That single, simple, brilliant mechanic makes Splitter Critters one of the best puzzle experiences in recent memory. It's an intense scrimmage between two people, and you can always view the dictionary definition of a word if you're ever curious. Perfectly fit the blocks in the frame.
Unlike other card games, the rules for this are pretty flexible, and for a reason. All you have to do is just drag shapes to fill in the blank. You'd be hard-pressed to find a person on the planet who hasn't heard of. Manipulating the landscape was as important as the direction of your next step. Overall, Wordscapes is just challenging enough to be interesting, but when you combine that with its beautiful ambiance, it's definitely a worthy download. The game tracks your score, but does the score matter if the game never ends? Now Angry Birds is a franchise and a phenomenon.
You can easily block yourself into a corner in this game. The wavy motion of the bird, its soft caws, the gentle children's song gently bouncing in the background: every component merges together into this blend of sound and color, putting me into a relaxed trance. Sponsored Links Price: Free 3 7 Little Words 7 Little Words is an entertaining puzzle game. Word Connect Word Connect will keep your brain occupied as you swipe between the various letters to assemble words. It requires your spatial cognition to navigate the levels and avoid hitting the obstacles with your paired red and blue dots, which can only turn on a wheel at the bottom of the screen.
You have to find hidden words among mixed letters. Although the latter continues to be a great puzzle game, Pet Rescue Saga is as much interesting if not more. You know, typical spider work. You're not entirely sure what it is or how it works, as it appears all anyone's doing is moving around pulsating balls and dodging vibrating squiggles. The thematic music complete with birdsong and soothing water audio and the sound effects sound a little plinky coming from the phone's speakers, but we can imagine via headphones on a noisy commute they'd actually be quite relaxing. Scruzzleword offers beginner and challenging modes making each game fun and challenging for people of all ages.
Ridiculous Fishing requires you to utilize a series of crazy items in order to catch larger and larger fish. I was updating another game and saw the update for Word Collect and thought why not. Frankly, I hate to call it a game. But for me, Tiny Wings is best enjoyed as a meditative tool. You control the tiny Princess Ida on a mysterious mission in a place called Monument Valley, made up of non-Euclidean structures populated by belligerent black birds.
Developer Steph Thirion released an update, Eliss Infinity, in early 2014. Photo: Pigeon Wings is a frustrating game to talk about. Bounden is simpler than it sounds, the sort of game that trains you to be an expert, as long as you give it the time. It's top-down view simplifies the experience of getting about, and looks better on the portable screen. Plus, check back weekly for our free iPhone game of the week, which you'll find below. Thank you to 'turbinenreiter' for the help. Meanwhile, you have to explore and mine the surrounding monoliths, while defending against enemy attack.
Though ads are a constant presence in Word Cookies, they do not interfere with gameplay in any way, usually popping up in between levels, in addition to a banner on the bottom while playing. And since it doesn't require an internet connection to play, it's great for plane rides. There are three parts to the gameplay. The world scrolls quickly and automatically, with the player carefully timing jumps with a single tap of the screen. Though seemingly limited, it actually serves to make friends or family interact with each other more in person, as opposed to having that sense of detachment that's all too common with multiplayer mobile games.