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NOTE: in some YouTube videos, the iPhone in the transparent case is a 3G S; the one without any case is a 3G. In some other videos, the 3G S is the one with the charger cable plugged in; with all the newer ones (filling in the entire screen estate), the one on the left. Nevertheless, you can easily spot it by it simply much faster loading games & having a somewhat more washed-out, worse-quality screen. Also, it's on the 3G S that audio is played (I turn up the volume on it all the time, while, on the 3G, I do the opposite). Finally, you can easily spot the 3G S based on it having an inserted SIM card (unlike the 3G) and the battery level also displayed in percentages (in the upper right corner) on SpringBoard.
|App||iTunes link(s)||Official genre||Genre given by me||Price||Game speed / playability on 3G / 3G S? Any problems?||Game type||Number of concurrent players||Networking model||If remote, in-game chat?||Number of remote players in lounge? Currently playing / waiting in a new game||Game lounge?||In-game sound / music? Does it allow the iPod playback in the background?||Control method? If tilt control used, calibration? Can it be played while lying on your back?||All version avg rating||Current version avg rating||Nr. of voters for all versions||My rating: MP||Single Player||How it compares to titles in exactly the same genre?||Recommended?||Remark?||Demo screenshots|
|3-D Vector Ball by Gyrocade 3.2||ITUNES||Arcade, Entertainment, Sports||Action (3d Pong)||$1||+ / +; -||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Tilt or touch / + / - (can't drive down the bat under the half of the screen)||3.5||4||1371||5||5||Yes! Despite the price, very funny particularly in MP mode!||4.0 has been promised for over 1.5 month with a lot of additional MP stuff. |
YouTube video HERE.
|SlotZ Racer by Freeverse 1.1.2||R, ITUNES||Racing, Entertainment, Simulation||Action / racing||Currently (10/15/2009), $3||+ / +; -||Parallel||2/3/4; 2D only in all MP modes||Same device only (not any kind of wireless) with some clever corner-of-the-screen control||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch; n/a||3.5||3.5||3322||5||5||5||Very funny, highly recommended, particularly if you can get it for cheap||YouTube video HERE.|
|Mino by Xio 1.1||N, ITUNES ; as of 10/18/2009 (and 11/12), no track of it in AppStore||?||Tetris||$3||+ / +; -||Parallel (you only see what the others do)||Up to 5||Lounge only||-||8/7 Fri 14:07: 5/1||+ with chat (no LS; no private messages); you'll see your would-be opponents||+ / + / -||Touch only (alternatively, with left / right / down icons)||(removed)||(removed)||(removed)||4||4||Pretty nice if you like Tetris||YouTube video HERE.||N/A|
|StarPagga by Funsuma Games 1.5||R, ITUNES||Action, Arcade||Space shooter||$2||Definitely slower than on 3GS / + ; -||Head-to-head||Up to 6||Both local Wi-Fi, BT and lounge. BT and remote games sometimes don't connect.||-||8/7 Fri 14:07: ?/0; no one joined in 2-3 mins; 10/10 Sat 11:10: 2 players||+ (quite a lot: opponent selection / invite / boards etc - see the demo videos. No chat though.)||+ / + / -||Accelerator; + / -||4||4||210||4||-||Pretty nice if you like space shooters and you have a faster iDevice (Touch 2G+ and iPhone 3G S+)||You might want to test it on the 3G before purchasing not the quickest and the phone heats up considerably (unlike on the 3G S). Uses push notification. |
YouTube video HERE.
|Real Racing by Firemint 1.12||N, ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Racing||Racing||$5||Pretty nice on the 3G too / +; -||Head-to-head||Up to 6||Wi-Fi, BT (starting with 1.12) and lounge; latter with ladder-like system and needs to practice in career mode first.||n/t||n/t||n/t||+ / + / +; playable with background playback even on the 3G||Five control methods: accelerometer / touch; the rest divided up between auto/manual accelerometer / brake||4.5||4.5||1797||5||5||5||Great||YouTube MP demo video HERE (Bluetooth mode). 11/12/2009 update: Note that, as the original was of pretty bad quality, I've posted a video of the brand new version HERE. This time, as opposed to the former case (when I used Bluetooth), I used Wi-Fi for connection.|
|HOMERUN BATTLE 3D (previously: Baseball Slugger: Home Run Race 3D) by Com2uS Corp. 1.2.3||ITUNES; R,||Sports, Arcade, Sports||Sports||$5 (originally was: $1)||No speed problems, not even with the 3G playing music in the background with iPod||Parallel (you only see what the other does)||2||Lounge only||n/t||8/7 Fri 14:09: at least 9 rookie found in quick matchup mode||Nothing special; random matching (but you can manually add your buddies as well to play manual games)||+ / - (in-menu music is very repetitive) / + (asks about keeping the music when starting the game)||Touch||4.5||(later)||3320||5||5||n/t||I've found it pretty boring: only for baseball fans!|
|Star Hogs by IUGO 1.1||R; , R, ITUNES||Strategy, Action, Entertainment||Artillery||$5||Excellent||Head-to-head||2 4||Lounge only||-||8/7 Fri 14:12: Only one (password-protected game); another player joined after my game about 4 minutes||Nothing special (not even chat), except for seeing the other player's name and using passwords||+ / + (st) / +; mode selectable at the beginning||Touch||4||(later)||832||5||5||+||YouTube video HERE.|
|F.A.S.T. Fleet Air Superiority Training! by SGN 1.5||R, ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Arcade||Dogfighting combat||$1 now||Excellent||Head-to-head; 2 vs. 2 team||2 or 4 (in 2 vs. 2 lounge game)||Lounge (to do the quick matching) or local BT (that is, OS3+ only)||-||8/7 Fri 14:20: immediately found 4 in quick 1v1 match; after that, no one for 4 minutes||Random matching; own game rooms to play with your buddies only||+ / - / -||Touch (firing) + accelerometer / - (only sensitivity can be changed) / -||3.5||(later)||5179||5||5||n/t||Highly recommended, particularly at the current price point.|
YouTube MP demo video HERE.
|Topple 2 by ngmoco 1.3||R , ITUNES||Entertainment, Puzzle, Arcade||Tetris-alike but much more fun||$1||Excellent||Parallel||2||Local Wi-Fi||n/a||n/t||n/a||+ / + / + (in More / iPod music)||Touch||4||(later)||1844||5||5||5||Definitely recommended||YouTube video HERE.|
|Adrenaline Pool Online by Eurocenter 1.5||ITUNES||?||Pool||$5||Excellent||Head-to-head||2||Lounge and hotseat||+||8/7 Fri 14:25: 12/0; matchmaking found an opponent in about 1 min||Both automatic (you can even use e.g. country / sex-based filtering) matching and manual table creation; quite a few players||+ / + / + (you'll need to disable music in the first dialog and restart first)||Touch||n/e||(later)||n/e||3||3||Yes, if you do like pool||n/t||N/A|
|Adrenaline Pool Online 2 by Eurocenter 2.0||ITUNES||?||Pool||$3 (initial sale)||n/t||Head-to-head||2||Same as above||+ and voice chat in addition. It's GREAT! You can speak to your opponent all the time. Note: you must use headphones to hear him.||8/7 Fri 14:28: 14/0; auto matchmaking immediately found 4+ players||Same as above||Same as above||Same as above||3.5||(later)||47||5||5||Very nice||Note that it's only different from Adrenaline Pool Online in voice chat support. YouTube video HERE.||N/A|
|Arcade Pool Online by Lucky Clan 1.6||ITUNES||Arcade, Sports, Sports||Pool||$1||n/t||Head-to-head||2||Lounge only||+||8/7 Fri 14:39: 13; auto matchmaking found an opponent in 30 secs||Manual opponent location; chat, ladder||+ / - / -||Touch||n/e||(later)||n/e||4||4||n/t||YouTube video HERE.|
|Real Football by Gameloft 1.5.2||ITUNES - no longer available for purchase, it seems (instead, the 2010 version only)||?||(European) Soccer||was at the end: $1 (no longer available)||Excellent||Head-to-head||2||Local Wi-Fi only||n/a||n/t||n/a||+ / - (only menu music) / + (selectable right at the beginning)||Touch only||(removed)||(later)||(removed)||3||3||n/t||n/t||N/A|
|DinoSmash Online by Eurocenter 1.2; N||ITUNES||Action, Entertainment, Arcade||Platformer||$1||Excellent||Four different game types (Deathmatch / Capture the flag / Team Deathmatch / Team Survivor)||2 12||Lounge||-||8/8 Sat 9.34: 3 deathmatch players and several chatters; 0 team survivors||Chat; No manual opponent that is, you can't just play your friends, there may be others joining. If you select another table (Play / Select Table), then, you may have the chance not to be disturbed by other people.||+ / - / +||Touch only||3.5||(later)||2056||5||-||5||Really nice game (particularly at the price point) if you can put up with the non-tactile controls||Can only be played with an active internet connection - no games are possible vs. just the computer.|
YouTube video HERE.
|Siberian Strike by Gameloft 1.2.3; N||ITUNES||Arcade, Action||1942 clone||$5 initially; $1 now||In MP mode, on the 3G, not very fast just playable.||Cooperative (like in SW IV)||2||Local Wi-Fi only||n/a||n/t||n/a||+ / +||Touch only||4||(later)||735||4||5||5||Not as sophisticated as SkyForce Reloaded. The latter, however, doesn't support MP.||YouTube video HERE.|
|Iron Sight by Polarbit 1.0.1; R, R||ITUNES||Strategy, Action||Artillery game in 3D||3e||Excellent||Head-to-head||2||Lounge only (and hotseat)||+ (!)||8/7 Fri 14:44: 0; no one joined in 8 minutes.||Nothing special; usernames shown; passwords can be used||+ / - /||Touch only (with on-screen controls)||3.5||(later)||236||4||4||n/t||YouTube video HERE.|
|iFPS Online by Pick Up And Play 1.2; N||ITUNES||Action, Entertainment, Adventure||FPS||$2. Lite version also supports online games but not local ones. That is, you can't play your local buddies without others entering the game, it seems||Acceptable on 3G, good on 3G S.||Head-to-head||4||Both lounge and (the default)local games. The latter can be quickly joined from the main menu.||-||8/7 Fri 14:45: |
10/8 Thu 9:53: commercial version: 2 servers with 0 players
|Nothing: no chat, no usernames, only passwords to protect games||+ / - / -||Touch only by default; in Settings, you can switch to Touch + Accelerator mode. Nevertheless, I've found playing with the accelerator is very hard||2.5||(later)||1659||2||3||Not very good IMHO||It's only compatible with 3G S starting with v1.2|
YouTube video HERE.
|Touch Hockey: FS5 by FlipSide5 3.1.1||ITUNES||Sports, Arcade, Sports||Action||$2. The only disadvantage of the Lite version are the ads displayed for about 10 sec when starting each and every game.; LITE||Excellent||Head-to-head||2||In addition to hotseat (which is similar with Slotz), local BT. It must be initiated from Settings (no separate "Wireless Multiplayer" item in the main menu)||n/a||n/t||n/a||+ / - / + (excellent: even plays the game sounds during this)||Touch||3.5||(later)||921||5||5||Excellent||YouTube video HERE.|
|Real Tennis 2009 by Gameloft 1.1.2||ITUNES||Simulation, Sports||Sports||$5; lite version only supports instant play (no MP)||Excellent||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi only||n/a||n/t||n/a||+ / - / + (sound is too played back)||Touch + Accelerator; - (can only be played in almost horizontal position) / -||3.5||(later)||1357||4||4||n/t||YouTube video HERE.|
|Fast & Furious by i-play 0.4.8||ITUNES||Racing, Entertainment, Action||Racing||$2; lite ("test drive") version doesn't support MP||Excellent||Head-to-head||2(+?)||Wi-Fi only + online scroreboard + "ghost" racing||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||3.5||(later)||3597||3||3||n/t||If playing between a 3G and a 3G S, create the game on the first; otherwise, there will be errors and / or the phones will disconnect after 2-3 seconds. |
YouTube video HERE.
|GTS World Racing by Handmark 1.01.00||ITUNES||Racing||Racing||$5||Excellent||n/t||n/t||Wi-Fi only||n/a||n/t||n/a||+ / + / + (if you select "Disable audio" in menu. Then, sounds won't be played either.)||Accelerator; - (only sensitivity is settable) / -||3||(later)||1582||3||3||n/t||YouTube video HERE.|
|Ferrari GT: Evolution by Gameloft 1.3.4||ITUNES||Sports, Racing||Racing||$2 (was: $1)||Excellent||Head-to-head||n/t||Currently, local Wi-Fi only||n/a||n/t||n/a||+ / + / -||Accelerometer / Screen tap / On-screen wheel; - (only sensitivity can be set) / + (as only left/right is utilized)||3.5||(later)||3383||3||3||n/t||Lounge-based remote MP will be implemented soon. |
YouTube video HERE.
|Cube by fernLightning 1.7.1||ITUNES||Action||FPS||free||Pretty much unplayable on 3G; on 3G S, much better||Head-to-head||n/t||Server runnable anywhere will later be released||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||Touch to aim / fire + accelerometer to move (even backward) / strafe; -||2||(later)||90875||-||2||-||n/t||Servers were incompatible at the time of testing (unless you download and compile the server source yourself). As of 10/10/2009, there still isn't a compatible, public server (this is shown on the video). |
YouTube video HERE.
|Fuzzball by Avolans 2.0||ITUNES||Strategy, SocialNetworking, Puzzle||(European) Soccer-billiard combo||$1; lite version is ad-supported||Excellent||Head-to-head||2||Lounge||-||8/7 Fri 14:45: found opponents immediately all the times I've tried (on other days too)||Auto-assignment and friend list / invitation||- / - / +||Touch||2.5||(later)||2321||5||5||5||Highly recommended and entertaining!||Really funny and interesting; has a built-in (simple) Web browser and notification capabilities so that you're notified when someone wants to play you. |
YouTube video HERE.
|Astraware Board Games by Handmark, Inc. 1.10||ITUNES||Board, Family||Board||$3 (orginally was: $1)||Excellent||Head-to-head||2||Lounge||-||8/7 Fri 15:01: 0 games; no one created / joined anything for 4 minutes. 8/8 Sat 21:01 and 23.41: 0 games||Nothing (just a list of current games and the ability to create a new one) no userlist etc.||+ (very rudimentary) / - / +||Touch||2.5||(later)||53||3||4||4||n/t||Pretty simple game; still, was worth the intro price ($1). About the current price? Well, I don't know... |
YouTube video HERE.
|Word Play! ONLINE by Devare! 1.6||ITUNES||Word, Puzzle, Productivity||Word||$2 (originally: $1) + lite||n/t||Parallel||5?||Lounge||-||8/7 Fri 15:17: a LOT||Nothing (just a list of tables to join and the number of players in it / their names)||+ / - / -||Touch||3.5||(later)||366||4||4||n/t||Only for native English speakers! YouTube video HERE.|
|Asphalt 4 : Elite Racing by Gameloft 1.3.8||ITUNES||Sports, Racing||Racing||$1||Excellent||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / - (theoretically, it should; in practice, however, it doesn't)||Accelerometer / Screen tap / On-screen wheel; - (only sensitivity can be set) / + (as only left/right is utilized)||(n/e)||(n/e)||(n/e)||4||5||4||A must buy at this price point argh, I've purchased it for $10||YouTube video HERE.|
|321 Jump! (Bluetooth Multiplayer Jump!) by MASQ Interactive Limited 2.1||ITUNES||Arcade, Entertainment, Action||Platform||$1||Excellent||Opponent (in that you may want to pick up power-ups first)||4||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / -||Accelerator / - / + (only left/right is used)||4||n/e||45||3||-||There definitely are better titles, even at this price point e.g., DinoSmash or Asphalt 4||Pretty silly and simple, but you may like it nevertheless. |
YouTube video HERE
|BOMBERMAN TOUCH 2 Volcano Party by Hudson 1.5||ITUNES||Action, Entertainment, Adventure||Bomberman||$3||Excellent||Both opponent and parallel (if you choose not to kill but help each other in getting along as quickly as possible)||n/t||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / + (after you've disabled sound and exit the game)||Touch (two modes, with fixed D-pad and a relative one usable anywhere)||3||2.5||234||3||3||n/t||Go for this and not the first part, which has no MP and costs more than twice as much! Also note that previous versions were pretty useless they disconnected after about a minute.|
YouTube video HERE.
|MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition by Electronic Arts 2.3||ITUNES (removed!)||?||Monopoly (board game)||$5||3G: Playable, 3GS: Excellent||Head-to-head||4||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch||(removed)||(removed)||(removed)||n/t||n/t||N/A|
|Leaf Trombone: World Stage by Smule 1.5||ITUNES||Music, Music, Educational,||Instrument||$1||OK||Parallel||2||BT (and world stage)||+ (on the world stage)||A lot of judges||A lot||+ / +||Touch||3.5||3.5||4322||A music app pretty funny||n/t|
|Galcon by galcon.com 1.7.1||ITUNES||Strategy, Arcade||Real-time strategy||$3||OK||Head-to-head by default; with 1.7, also received team play (2vs2)||2..4 with support to FFA and 2v2 games||Lounge||-||8/11 Tue 9:37: 4 open games and some 6 full||Join games (also as a spectator)||+ / +||Touch||4||4||1874||5||5||5||A must buy always a lot of people to play online and great game||YouTube video HERE.|
|UniWar by Xpressed 1.0.5||ITUNES||RolePlaying, Entertainment, Strategy||Turn-based strategy||$1||OK in multiplayer mode; some tutorial maps are very slow on the 3G||Head-to-head; free for all; team play (even 4 vs. 4)||2 4||Lounge, can be asynchoronous (VERY clever!)||-||n/t||n/t||+ / -||Touch||3.5||4.5||3260||5||4||5||One of the must buys excellent in almost every repsect||Push notification supported. YouTube video HERE.|
|Flight Control by Firemint 1.4||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Strategy||Real-time strategy||$1||Excellent||Cooperative (need to direct airplanes of a given color to the other player's screen)||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch||4||4||22898||5||5||5||Highly recommended! A must buy!|
YouTube video HERE.
Dedicated thread (with for example current records) HERE.
|Quick Draw by Swipe Interactive 1.2||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Word||Hand-drawing||$2||Excellent||n/t||2||Lounge||-||8/7 Fri 17:18: 1/4||n/t||+ / - / +||Touch||3||3||307||3||-||Only if you like games where you need to guess what's being drawn. Not very good on a stylus-less (less strict) platform.||Can only be played online (to just practice drawing). YouTube video HERE.|
|DrawRace by RedLynx Ltd 1.05||ITUNES||Racing, Arcade, Entertainment||Guessing||$1||Excellent||Opponent (albeit you can't crash with him; that is, it can also be thought of parallel)||2||Global with random opponent selection from the entire world or your country (based on a setting)||-||8/7 Fri 17:11: a LOT, even in smaller countries||Too bad you can't make it play a definite buddy only random opponent selection is possible.||+ / - / -||Touch||3.5||3.5||1067||5||-||Great! Highly recommended!|
YouTube video HERE.
|Sea Battle Classic by A. Kurulenko 1.1||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Board||Torpedo||$1||n/t||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi / BT (local only)||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (sound must be disabled in Settings and app restarted; no sound effects then, though)||Touch||3.5||n/e||32||4||5||Great, albeit pretty simple||YouTube video HERE.|
|XPilot by 7b5 labs 1.1.1; N||ITUNES||Action, Entertainment, Simulation||XPilot||$2 regularly / free if you compile it||The animation stutters on even the 3G S on some maps||Head-to-head||many||Lounge (several servers)||+||8/8 Sat 16:23: about 2 players in the 30-40 servers||- (no real lounge: just select a server to immediately join it. There are many of them with 0 players; that is, you can safely play your buddies only.)||+ (simple beeps) / - / -||Touch||2.5||2.5||127||3||-||-||Only for real XPilot fans if you aren't one, don't bother||See THIS for more info. YouTube video HERE.|
|3-D FIGHTER PILOT : Guns of War by DumbGames.net 2.0.1||ITUNES||Entertainment, Simulation, Kids||Airplane shooter||3e||On the 3G, stuttering||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||N/a||N/a||N/a||+ / - / -||Accelerometer / - / -||2.5||2.5||561||2||2||Very poor F.A.S.T. Fleet Air Superiority Training! by SGN is WAY better||Don't bother|
|Crazy Drops by Colombiamug 1.1.1||ITUNES||Arcade, Entertainment, Puzzle||Tetris||$1||OK||Parallel (time racing)||2||Wi-Fi local||N/a||N/a||N/a||n/t||n/t||3||3||384||3||3||Not very interesting I've found Mino more interesting, particularly if you're looking for other players to play (it's lounge-based, unlike this one)||YouTube video HERE.|
|WiFi Warfare by Jesse Starks 184.108.40.206||ITUNES||Arcade, Action||Shoot'm'up||$3||OK||Free for all shooter||any||Wi-Fi local and lounge||-||8/8 Sat 19:23: 10 players; 23:40: 5 players||- (you directly join remote games no lounge)||+ / - / -||Accelerometer (default) or D-pad / - (only sensitivity can be set) / - . Accelerometer can only be used with the phone lying on some surface; D-pad-based aiming is even harder. (There's no tap-the-screen-to-aim-there support.)||3||4||580||3||3||As there are always several players and it also supports local play, you might want to give it a try but I am not sure you will like this title. (Personally, I think there are much better titles; most importantly, DinoSmash Online.)||YouTube video HERE.|
|Pool Star Online with Earl Strickland (was: Pool Star Feat. Earl Strickland) by I-play 1.4.4||ITUNES||Entertainment, Sports, Simulation||Pool||$2||n/t||Head-to-head||n/t||Wi-Fi local and lounge||+ (!)||8/9 Sun 0:02: 0 player; no one joined my game for some minutes||- (you're directly assigned an opponent; you can't even select the one you'd like to play)||+/ - / -||Touch||3.5||3.5||67||4||4||The game isn't bad at all (particularly at this price point) I particularly like displaying the trajectories or showing the player the wrong targets)||YouTube video HERE.|
|Ronnie O'Sullivan's Snooker by I-play 1.2.6||ITUNES||Entertainment, Simulation, Sports||Pool||$5||n/t||Head-to-head||n/t||Wi-Fi local and lounge||+ (!)||8/9 Sun 0:08: 0 player||See with Pool Star Feat. Earl Strickland||+/ - / -||Touch||n/e||n/e||n/e||4||4||If you're only a casual snooker player, Pool Star Feat. Earl Strickland from the same developer may be a better (and much cheaper) choice. It's very similar to this one.||YouTube video HERE.|
|SCRABBLE by Electronic Arts 1.2.98||ITUNES||Word, Board||Scrabble||$5||n/t||Parallel (albeit you need to wait for the other's turn to end)||n/t||Wi-Fi local and facebook||n/a||n/a||n/a||+/ + / + (with disabling music first; game sounds are played back)||Touch||3.5||3.5||7990||3||?||n/t||YouTube video HERE.|
|Marble Blast Mobile by GarageGames 1.2||ITUNES||Action||Marble madness||$5||3G: very poor, 3G S: excellent. In a 3G vs. 3G S game, the 3G can be in a major disadvantage||Opponent (you have to collect the gems before the other player)||2 4||Wi-Fi and remote lounge||-||10/11 17:00: 0||Create / join games||+/ + / -||Accelerometer (+ touch for camera / rocket use etc.)||3||3.5||555||4||-||Pretty nice worth checking out||YouTube video HERE.|
|iFishing by Egerter Software 1.9||ITUNES||Entertainment, Sports, Simulation||"Fishing"||$3||OK||Parallel||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - /||Accelerometer + touch||3.5||4||2176||3||-||If you like fishing games (I don't)||YouTube video HERE.|
|SevenSwords Prologue by Asobimo, Inc. 1.1.0; T, R||ITUNES||Entertainment, RolePlaying, Action||Online Action-RPG||free||Excellent, even on the 3G (3G S doesn't seem to be faster)||Opponent (or, if the two of you have an opponent, cooperative)||many||Lounge (lag is around 1s or more)||+||8/8 Sat 18:30: 0; 10/15 14:02: about 10||- (not a lounge)||+/ + / -||Touch||2.5||2.5||3674||3||-||Fortunately, as opposed to August, there are a lot of actual players.||note that listing / creating battle rooms is done by tapping the manager in the game; available in the US and Japan. YouTube video HERE.|
|UNO by Gameloft 1.5.4||ITUNES||Card, Board||Card||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2 4||Wi-Fi local and lounge||-||8/9 Sun 13.56: between 3 and 5; some people have also joined the games I've created||No real lounge: only create / join rooms||+/ + / +, with game sounds||Touch||3.5||4||3633||4||4||Nice if you like card games||YouTube video HERE.|
|WordFu by ngmoco, Inc. 1.3||ITUNES||Entertainment, Puzzle, Word||Word||n/t||n/t||Parallel||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+/ + / +, with game sounds||Touch + shake||3.5||3.5||1856||4||4||Only for native English speakers||YouTube video HERE.|
|Guitar Rock Tour 2 by Gameloft 2.0.0||ITUNES||Simulation, Music||Instrument / action||n/t||n/t||Parallel||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / n/a (no point in playing another tune)||Touch||4||3.5||415||4||4||Mostly for music lovers||YouTube video HERE.|
|Dragon Masters by Aftershock Innovations 4.11 and Dragon Masters LIVE! by Aftershock Innovations 4.12 (ITUNES, ITUNES)||n/t||?||n/t||$10 reg (now, $5) for the non-live version; live is free||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||?||?||?||n/t||n/t||N/A|
|Heroes Battle Online by Vincent Bellet 1.41||ITUNES||Strategy, RolePlaying||Online RPG-alike||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||Lounge (asynch!)||+ (this is too asynchronous)||I've been challenged by about 5 opponents after registering||To select an opponent, to upgrade your shields etc.||n/t||n/t||3.5||3.5||178||3||3||Don't expect anything traditional RPG it's an asynchronous (see UniWar's approach) spellcasting on other player(s).||YouTube video HERE.|
|Zoot by tranquo 1.0||ITUNES||Action||n/t||3e||OK||Opponent (with groups)||Several||Lounge||+||8/9 Sun 15.25: 0 players in both Europe and the US||-||+ / - / -||Touch by default; accelerometer too; + / - (up/down is also used)||n/e||n/e||n/e||4||-||Pretty interesting and original concept; I, however, didn't find it as engaging as the best MP titles||YouTube video HERE.|
|Pollys Popping Parrots Reloaded by p13development 1.0;||ITUNES||Puzzle, Entertainment, Action||Color matching||$2||OK||Parallel (time-restricted)||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / -||Touch||4.5||n/e||6||3||4||Not bad if you like color matching||Older, Wi-Fi-based versions didn't reliably work between my 3G and 3G S at all; the new, BT-based does. |
YouTube video HERE.
|Hollywood Hangman by LimeLife, Inc 1.0.3||ITUNES||Word, Entertainment, Puzzle||Trivia / word guessing||$3; lite version doesn't support MP||OK||Parallel (you mutually provide words the others can guess with some help from the phone)||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / -||Touch||Only if you like "guess word"-type (when played, trivia) of games||n/t|
|Ancient Legion by DigitalFun 1.2||ITUNES||RolePlaying, Strategy, Entertainment||Web browser-based textual RPG||Free (note that the "FREE"in its title is the Italian version)||OK (strictly browser-based)||Head-to-head||A lot||Lounge||n/t||n/t||n/t||+ / + (very repetititve) / -||Touch (Web browser-based)||2.5||2.5||1627||3||4||If you like text-based RPG's||Very nice trailer video & comics available. YouTube video HERE.|
|Pocket Jockey by Muse 1.0||ITUNES||Racing, Music, Music||Horse racing game, also making use of the accelerometer||$1||OK||Parallel (time race)||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / - (no point in listening to anything else after all, particularly in pocket mode, you will need the music to bounce / jump the right way)||n/t||2.5||n/a||152||3||-||It's worth giving it a try, particularly if you do want to bounce and jump around like a horse jockey. The control schemes are pretty funny.||A funny gamer mostly suited for multiplayer games.|
Under 3.1.2 (as opposed to between 3.0.1-based iPhones), it didn't work in MP mode (complained of too slow a network, even after a full reset) - see the video. YouTube video HERE.
|Aurora Feint II: Arena Daemons by Danielle Cassley and Jason Citron 3.2||ITUNES||RolePlaying, Puzzle, Entertainment||RPG puzzle||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2||Lounge: Asynchronous duels||+||8/9 Sun 20.20: a lot||Chat etc||+ / + /||n/t||4||4||1707||Particularly if you like matching games||Note that the $3 reg ($2 now) Aurora Feint II: The Beginning is strictly single-player, with additional online chatting in tavern|
|RoboFighters by Team4000 Software LLC 1.4||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Arcade||3D Fighting||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + /||Accelerometer (+ touch to throw bombs)||3.5||n/e||84||3||3||Probably for fans of Street Fighter but it's a much worse-designed game (only two weapons)||n/t|
|iBot Sumo by Beorn Software 1.2.0||ITUNES||Arcade, Simulation, Entertainment||Action||$1; lite version doesn't support MP||OK||Head-to-head||2 4||Wi-Fi local (and turn-based hotseat)||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (with game sounds)||Accelerometer||4||4||36||4||-||You might like the idea check out the lite version||You need to knock out each of the bots of the arena. YouTube video HERE.|
|X-Plane Racing by Laminar Research 9.40||ITUNES||Education, Simulation, Sports||Simulation||$10||OK||Parallel (time racing), unless you crash into the other plance||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Accelerometer||4||4.5||358||4||5||If you like the X-Plane series, you may also welcome the MP features||To find the other iDevices, go to the menu and, then, the rightmost "Multi" tab. YouTube video HERE.|
|X-Plane Extreme by Laminar Research 9.40||ITUNES||Entertainment, Racing, Simulation||Simulation||$10||OK||See above||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Accelerometer||4||4.5||2229||4||5||See above||See above|
|X-Plane Helicopter by Laminar Research 9.40||ITUNES||Entertainment, Racing, Simulation||Simulation||$10||OK||See above||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Accelerometer||4||4.5||1110||4||5||See above||See above|
|X-Plane Glider 9.40||ITUNES||Racing, Education, Simulation||Simulation||$10||OK||See above||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Accelerometer||4.5||n/a||17||See above||See above|
|Card Master by Odasoft 1.2||ITUNES||Casino, Card||Card||$1; MP not available in lite version||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (with game sound)||Touch||3.5||3.5||26||n/t||n/t|
|Belote Expert Online by Eurocenter 1.5||ITUNES||Card, Casino, Entertainment||Card||$8||OK||Head-to-head||Several||Lounge||-||8/9 Sun 21.54: several||Table selection (meaning playing with anyone)||+ / + / + (after disabling music and restarting sounds are played)||Touch||3||2.5||27||n/t||Uses the same networking engine as DinoSmash, Adrenaline Pool Online|
|Rising Blocks by Michael Le 1.0;||ITUNES||Puzzle||Color matching||$1; lite version doesn't support MP||n/t||n/t||n/t||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (with sound)||Touch||4||n/a||31||2||2||Very simple I'd go for e.g. Aurora Feint II: Arena instead||YouTube video HERE.|
|liar's by Hey Buddy Software 1.2||ITUNES||Casino, Dice, SocialNetworking||Gambling||$1||? (couldn't play it because I only have two devices for testing)||Head-to-head||3 6||Lounge||? (couldn't play it)||8/9 Sun 23.54: 0; 10/15 20:26: 0 joined for 5 minutes||Creating / selecting game tables; chat while waiting for starting a game||+ / - / -, it seems||? (couldn't play it)||2||2.5||455||?||?||It's lounge-based multiplayer only (no local play supported). As the minimum number of players is 3 and there don't seem to be (m)any other players around, I'm not sure it's worth getting||YouTube video HERE. Note that the video doesn't show how the game itself is played as there were only two players (and the game needs at least 3).|
|Laser Tag by Ecoshop Holding 2.0||ITUNES||SocialNetworking, RolePlaying, Family||Fun||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2+||Wi-Fi local, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||2||2.5||3457||1||1||Well, this isn't really a game but a pretty silly gun simulator. It works like touchscreen-based "fingerprint readers" that is, it's a complete joke.||n/t|
|TV Show King by Gameloft 1.1.0||ITUNES||Family, Trivia||Trivia||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2 4||Wi-Fi local, lounge||n/t||8/10 Mon 0.07: 0||Creating / selecting game tables||+ / +||Touch||3||3||881||4||4||Very nice and the ability to answer questions parallelly is a big advantage highly recommended at the current price point||YouTube video HERE.|
|Durak by Lost Token Software LLC 1.1||ITUNES||Entertainment, Card, Casino||Card||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2 4||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||4.5||4||251||n/t||n/t|
|slotCar Mania by feelThere 1.0||ITUNES (3.5/25)||Simulation, Racing||Slotz||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2 4||Wi-Fi local and direct IP entry||-||n/a||n/a||+ / - / -||Touch by default (accelerator can also be used)||3.5||n/a||25||4||4||Pretty nice if you need real wireless multiplayer (which SlotZ still deosn't support), go for it.||Direct IP entry means you can play people on entirely different networks if the connection is direct. (On T-Mobile's cellular network the one I've tested it on isn't so I couldn't reliably test this.) YouTube demo.|
|Briscola / Brisca / Briscas by Makebari 1.2;||ITUNES||Strategy, Card||Card (medieval)||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||3.5||3.5||355||n/t||n/t|
|Truco by Odasoft 1.2||ITUNES||Card||Card (South-America)||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Touch||3.5||3.5||72||n/t||n/t|
|Board@Work by Spigot Games, LLC 1.2||ITUNES||Entertainment, Puzzle, Action||Color matching||$2||OK||Parallel||2||Lounge||-||8/10 Mon 8.43: 0||Creating / random joining games (not possible to join a game with a given title)||+ / - / -||Touch||4||n/e||15||4||-||n/t||YouTube video HERE.|
|Atari Football by Atari 1.0;||ITUNES||Sports, Sports, Kids||Baseball||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (with game sounds)||Touch||2.5||n/a||32||3||2||If you like the top-down, 2D rendering (as opposed to the 3D rendering fo some other baseball games)||YouTube video HERE.|
|Smackarooni by Spinapse, Inc. 1.2;||ITUNES||Arcade, Action, Entertainment||Strategy?||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (with game sounds)||Touch||2.5||2.5||122||1||1||Very simple I'm not sure it's worth bothering||YouTube video HERE.|
|CurveBallz Deluxe by Mehboob Charania 2||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Sports||Action (3d Pong)||Free now ($1 reg)||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||2.5||2.5||913||2||2||As opposed to 3-D Vector Ball by Gyrocade, free, but a bit less capable (e.g., no accelerometer support)||YouTube video HERE|
|Trivial Pursuit by Electronic Arts 1.0||ITUNES - as of 10/18/2009 (and 11/12), seems to be removed||?||Trivia||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||(removed)||(removed)||(removed)||3||3||I think TV Show King by Gameloft 1.1.0 is better worth the price ($1), particularly because it's faster-paced and allows both players to answer simultaneously||YouTube video HERE.||N/A|
|Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D by Digital Chocolate, Inc 2.0.17||ITUNES||Puzzle, Arcade||Tower Blocks||$1||OK||Parallel (time race)||2||Split screen||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||4||4||2479||5||5||Just like SlotZ, highly recommended: very cool. While this game doesn't support wireless, it's big fun when played on the same iPhone.||YouTube video HERE.|
|iNinja by Geppetto Inc. 2.0 (full) / 2.1 (lite)||ITUNES; LITE||Action||Ball / air hockey games||$2; free lite version does support MP!||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||3||3||56||5||-||Great game, highly recommended particularly the free version||a very decent title, particularly in single player. In multiplayer, there aren't AI enemies or obstacles; still, it's great fun against a human opponent, just like the comparable Hyper Puck by Kieffer Bros. YouTube video HERE.|
|Catcha Mouse 2 by Odasoft 1.0||ITUNES||Puzzle, Strategy, SocialNetworking||Puzzle||$1 (note that the first, now-free part in the series doesn't support MP)||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||3.5||n/a||1268||4||4||n/t||YouTube video HERE.|
|Wopiti Words by Wopiti 1.2||ITUNES||Word, Education, Puzzle||Word||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||Lounge||-||8/10 Mon 10.00: 0||Nothing: random matching you can't select your opponent by hand. (Nevertheless, there doesn't seem to be much / any players around; that is, you'll most probably be assigned your buddy)||+ / - / +||Touch||2.5||2.5||54||3||3||Another word game||YouTube video HERE.|
|Air Sail by Readdle 1.1||ITUNES||Racing, Arcade, Entertainment||Ship racing||free||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / -||Blowing into the mike (alternatively, touch) + accelerator / - / -||2.5||2.5||894||4||4||Pretty funny: by default, you need to blow into the mike of the phone for your ship to advance. As it's free, highly recommended!||YouTube video HERE.|
|KarmaStar by Majesco Entertainment 1.00||ITUNES||Strategy, Card, Entertainment||Strategy||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2-3||Wi-Fi local||(possible to chat when setting up the game)||n/a||n/a||+ / + / +||Touch||3.5||n/a||549||4||-||Pretty interesting and unique game may be worth a look||YouTube video HERE. Note that I didn't really bother learning all the rules; that is, the MP demo isn't a true representative of how the game should be played.|
|Crossbones by New Insect Overlords LLC 1.0.1||ITUNES||Puzzle, Entertainment, Board||Puzzle||$3; lite version doesn't support MP||OK||Head-to-head||2-4||Wi-Fi local or Lounge||-||8/10 Mon 10.57: 0||Only list of available games||+ / -||Touch||3||3||1689||?||?||You might like it I myself haven't bothered with learning the rules so I can't really comment on the quality and the addictiveness of the game. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any online players at all and it costs $3 (while some other, in my opinion, very decent puzzle games like Catcha Mouse 3 by Odasoft only cost $1).||YouTube video HERE.|
|Bomber Online by Eurocenter 1.12||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Action||Bomberman||$4||OK||Head-to-head||2-5||Lounge||+||8/10 Mon 10.57: 4||Create / join games; high scrores; friends||+ / +||Touch; excellent (!) control: no a D-pad but directly directing your character in the direction you want||3.5||3.5||2892||5||5||I'd prefer this over BOMBERMAN TOUCH 2 Volcano Party by Hudson 1.5 because of the much better controls and the much more versatile lounge-based game (with players always around)||TouchArcade discussion thread; YouTube video HERE.|
|AirFight by Ocko AB 1.0||ITUNES||Action, Simulation||Plane||6e||OK||Head-to-head||2 (while in single player there may be far more enemies)||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / -||Accelerator||2.5||n/a||97||2||2||IMHO, F.A.S.T. Fleet Air Superiority Training! by SGN 1.5is way better particularly at its current price point ($1)||YouTube video HERE.|
|Wi-Fi Battle Boats by Inner Four, Inc. 1.1||ITUNES||Entertainment||Torpedo||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Touch||2||2.5||54||2||-||2||I'd go for Sea Battle Classic by A. Kurulenko 1.1 instead: it looks cleaner, also supports BT and allows you to play the CPU too for the same price||YouTube video HERE.|
|Tic-Tac-MMO by RhoMoSoft, LLC 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, , Puzzle, Board||Tic-Tac-Toe||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Lounge||+||8/10 Mon 11.27: 0||- (automatic matching; as there're no/few other players, you'll most probably be matched with our buddy, though)||+ / - / +||Touch||3||n/a||16||n/t||n/t|
|BattleAtSea by Pelted Software 1.0;||ITUNES||Strategy||Torpedo||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch||3.5||n/a||506||2||2||Sea Battle Classic by A. Kurulenko seems to be a much better choice.||Unlike Wi-Fi Battle Boats by Inner Four, Inc. 1.1, it supports single play. YouTube video HERE.|
|Go Fish Multiplayer by PressOK Entertainment 1.0;||ITUNES||Card, Entertainment||Card||$1||OK||Head-to-head||4||Lounge||+ (with pre-defined strings)||8/10 Mon 15.50: at least two were found at once to play||(Automatic matching; however, if you join the lounge at the same time, you will most probably be in the same game)||+ / +||Touch||2.5||n/a||80||Pretty cheap and there seems to be a lot of folks lurking around in the lounge it may be worth giving a try||n/t|
|Pocket Football by Rashid Nasibulin 1.1.2||ITUNES||Sports, Action||Foosball (table soccer)||$1; lite version doesn't support MP; there's also a free single player version||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local and the same device (the latter works great!)||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||3||3||212||2||4||Unfortunately, this game has major problems in multiplayer rendering it completely useless at least when played between an iPhone 3G and 3G S. This is demoed in this demo video. Probably this is why the title seems to be removed from the US AppStore.||YouTube video HERE.|
|Foosball World Cup by Better Day Wireless 1.8||ITUNES||Entertainment, Board, Sports||Foosball (table soccer)||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local and the same device||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +, albeit VERY repetitive. There are two of them.||Touch||3||3||258||3||4||IMHO, worse than Pocket Football by Rashid Nasibulin because of the 3 times higher price and, when played on the same device, the finger must be placed over the playfield, as opposed to the other title||1.) Received Wi-Fi support in 1.8 2.) Note that neither this title nor Pocket Football support spindling the paddles and/or controlling individual rows. In this, the SUPER FOOSBALL by DumbGames.net 1.1.4, the very rudimentay (and ugly) Table FootBall by IKKooN - Fred Courteille 1.0 and the free iSoccerFor2 (The First Foosball Game) Alfredo Delli Bovi 1.1.1 are all better. (None of them is wireless-enabled.) Also note that neither games support 3D, unlike iFoosball Spruce Technologies 2.0. The latter is great in 3D, particularly on the 3G S (on the 3G, it can stutter, particularly if you, instead of the default 3, use 4 rows of paddles). NOTE: this game has some glitches in multiplayer at least when played between an iPhone 3G and 3G S. This can also be seen in this demo video. (Not only the initial disconnects, but also the desynchronized in-game animation.) Keep this in mind when purchasing it and you have this particular set-up (I don't know whether there're similar problems between similar models; say, two 3G's or 3G S'es). Nevertheless, it's on sale now (as has also been announced yesterday) and is still far better suited for wireless multiplayer than the only other alternative, Pocket Football by Rashid Nasibulin . YouTube video HERE.|
|Raging Thunder by Polarbit 1.0.3||ITUNES||Racing, Arcade||Racing||$4||OK||Opponent (same race)||2 4||Wi-Fi local, lounge and direct IP||-||8/10 Mon 18.22: 0||Only game creation / joining. The latter is manual; that is, you can safely play your remote buddies. Lag is acceptable.||+ / +||Accelerator||3||3||2879||3||3||Nice, particularly if you want to play buddies far away. (Nevertheless, don't expect many online players.)||YouTube video HERE.|
|Quartz 2 Deluxe - Crystal Drop by Chillingo Ltd 1.21||ITUNES||Puzzle, Family||Tetris / Color matching||$3||OK||Parallel||2||Direct IP||-||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Touch||3.5||3.5||78||4||5||4||Nice game, particularly if you're looking for a remote game and/or liked it on Windows Mobile (of which it's an enhanced version)||this game is pretty unique in that it doesn't support automatic Wi-Fi local network discovery. This means you must manually enter the host's IP address into the client (which is also demoed in the demo video). However, this also means you will be able to play even remote opponents (not only local ones) if they have a direct IP even without a lounge. YouTube video HERE.|
|Wave Blazer by Polarbit 1.0.0||ITUNES||Racing, Arcade||Boat racing||3e||OK||Opponent (same race, pickups etc.)||2 4||Lounge||-||8/10 Mon 18.44: 0||Only game creation / joining. The latter is manual; that is, you can safely play your remote buddies. Lag is acceptable.||+ / -||Accelerator||3||n/a||816||3||3||3||An, in my opinion, pretty average boat racer - nothing to write home about.||YouTube video HERE.|
|Quick Draw Cowboy Gunfight by ACME Mobile Products 1.1||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, RolePlaying||Quick drawing out your gun||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Accelerator + touch screen||2.5||2.5||488||1||1||Very silly there are much more worthy MP games for the same price||n/t|
|Parallel Kingdom by PerBlue 2.2 N||ITUNES||RolePlaying, Entertainment, Strategy||MMORPG||Free||n/t||n/t||n/t||Lounge||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||3||3||2342||n/t||n/t|
|CozyQuest by Nils Munch 1.2.2||ITUNES||RolePlaying, Adventure||MMORPG||$5||n/t||n/t||n/t||Lounge (Web-based)||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||3||2.5||587||Many people like this essentially Web-based (that is, don't expect anything with gorgeous 3D graphics & animations in this respect, it's not even close to SmartCell's Shadow of the Legend on WinMo [discontinued]) game. You may like it too.||Note that as it's Web-based, it isn't as prompt as it could be and, sometimes, there're major slowdowns / pauses for even minutes.|
|TRIVIA WARS by Zephyr Creative 2.0||ITUNES||Word, Trivia, Productivity||Trivia||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Touch||2.5||3||475||3||3||I'd prefer Gameloft's TV Show King - it's cheaper and is much faster (you don't end up having to wait for the time to run out, the dialogs displayed etc)||YouTube video HERE.|
|Light Riders 3D by DS Media Labs 2.0.4||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Racing||Tron||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2 4||Wi-Fi local (BT & lounge is coming)||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||3||3||492||5||1||5||Great! A must buy particularly at this price point||Note that this game is completely useless in single player mode the AI is very-very weak and dies very quickly. That is, this game should only be used in multiplayer. YouTube video HERE.|
|Attack from the Dead by CDE 1.4||ITUNES||Arcade, Action, Entertainment||Third person shooter||$1||OK||Co-operation||2||Wi-Fi local & BT (with online scrores)||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (iPod list browse & playback support from inside)||Touch||3||3.5||1888||2||2||2||Pretty lame game IMHO||YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|Attack PRO Wireless Bluetooth Spaceship Battle by Poulet Maison 1.1.0||ITUNES||Lifestyle, Entertainment||Retro shooter||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||2.5||3||185||3||-||Nice but, IMHO, there're more interesting MP games in the AppStore||In pre-1.1.0 versions, there were problems with the 3G and the 3G S communicating; the movement of the ship on the 3G couldn't be seen on either devices - see THIS video|
. A YouTube video of the new version HERE. Note that it shows some kind of bugs - the barriers on the map aren't refreshed on one device for some reason when moving to the next field; this is why - on later maps - the ships move so strangely.
|Tic-Tac-Touch: FS5 by FlipSide5 2.6.2||ITUNES||Entertainment, Board, Kids||Tic-Tac-Toe||Free (ad-supported; the one without ads is $1)||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT or lounge||+ (albeit with predefined strings only)||8/11 Tue 18.00: found one at once||Random matching; however, if you join the lounge at the same time with your (remote) buddy, you'll have a high chance of being able to play each other||+ / -||Touch||3||3.5||66172||Excellent with very versatile (both Net-less local and lounge) communication||n/t|
|Touch4 FS5 by FlipSide5 2.6.||ITUNES||Board, Entertainment, Family||4-in-a-row||Free (ad-supported; the one without ads is $1)||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT or lounge||+ (albeit with predefined strings only)||8/11 Tue 18.00: found one at once||Random matching; however, if you join the lounge at the same time with your (remote) buddy, you'll have a high chance of being able to play each other||+ / -||Touch||3.5||3.5||34999||Excellent with very versatile (both Net-less local and lounge) communication|
YouTube video HERE.
|Headsup Poker 3G (Texas Holdem & Omaha) by Haolan Qin 1.1||ITUNES||Card, Casino, Entertainment||Poker||The free version is ad-supported; the commercial one is $4||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ /||Touch||2||3||713||3||3||n/t||Note that there used to be a separate, earlier Texas Holdem and Omaha versions. The free versions of these only allowed for playing until 10 hands. No such restriction with this title. The new version, however, doesn't support Wi-Fi connectivity, only BT; that is, it doesn't work on 1st gen iPhones and iPod Touches. YouTube video HERE.|
|Texas Hold'em by Apple Inc. 1.1;||ITUNES||Casino, Card||Holdem poker||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2+||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||4||4||9461||4||5||n/t||Takes up quite much storage (128M compressed)|
|SG Mahjong by GameFront Singapore 2.2||ITUNES||Card, Entertainment, Casino||Mahjong||$1||OK||Cooperative||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Touch||3||3||55||4||-||n/t||YouTube video HERE.|
|Scopa by Veronica Giamboi 2.0.1||ITUNES||Entertainment, Card, Family||Card||3e||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT and Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/t||Touch||4.5||n/a||12||n/t||n/t|
|Pong - iPhone Edition by Jonah Grant 1.2.1||ITUNES||Simulation, Entertainment, Arcade||Pong||$1||Speed problems on the 3G S in two-player mode currently, useless in the 3G vs.` 3G S configuration||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||- / - / +||Touch||3||3||86||5||-||n/t||The current version no longer has speed problems between a 3G and a 3G S. |
YouTube video HERE.
|Checkers Lite by Trivial technology 2.0.0||ITUNES||Family, Board||Checkers||Free (ad-supported)||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch||3||3||902||n/t||n/t|
|Combat On Palm by Dog eat Dog Studio||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Arcade||shooter||free||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (with sounds)||Touch||2||n/a||117||1||1||n/t||Very weak. |
YouTube video HERE.
|Mancala Lite by Trivial technology 2.0.0||ITUNES||Kids, Board||Mancala (board game)||Free (ad-supported)||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch||2||2.5||3289||n/t||n/t|
|Reversi Lite by Trivial technology 2.0.0||ITUNES||Family, Board||Reversi||Free (ad-supported)||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch||2.5||2.5||388||n/t||n/t|
|Virtual Pool Online by Celeris Inc. 1.97||ITUNES||Sports, Entertainment, Simulation||Pool||$3; lite version doesn't support MP||OK||Head-to-head||2||Lounge||+||8/12 Wed 23.40: found several at once on boards of all sizes - excellent!||Both automatic and manual matching||+ / - / +||Touch||3.5||3.5||2992||Definitely - when it comes to the number of average other online players, it's by far the best. In addition, according to some pool buffs, it has an excellent pool engine.||-|
|NanoMechs by Theorian 1.1||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Action||Platform shooter||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2...8||Local Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Accelerometer / - / + (only left/right)||3||3||92||4||4||WiFi Warfare by Jesse Starks is better in that it also supports remote play (and a lot of online players all the time). However, I like the graphs of this title better and the, IMHO, much superior control. Also, don't forget DinoSmash Online, which is, IMHO, the best game of the genre.||-|
|Armageddon Squadron by Polarbit 1.0.2||ITUNES||Action, Simulation||Dogfighting combat||3e||3G S: excellent; 3G: acceptable||Head-to-head||2...4||Wi-Fi local, lounge and direct IP entering||-||8/13 Thu 01:00: found 0; waited for about 20 minutes for other players to join, in vain||Create / join games - that is, manual matching possible||+ / - / -||Accelerometer / + / +||3.5||3.5||1764||3||3||IMHO, F.A.S.T. Fleet Air Superiority Training! by SGN is a better choice, particularly if you want to play others (not your buddies) online. It has, generally, far more online players. Also, (now), it's way cheaper.||YouTube video HERE.|
|Ace Tennis Online by Eurocenter 1.3||ITUNES||Action, Sports||Tennis||3e||Excellent||Opponent||2||Lounge||+||8/13 Thu 01:30: matchmaking found at least two opponents in about a second||Both automatic (you can even use e.g. country / sex-based filtering) matching and manual table creation; quite a few players||+ / - / + (you'll need to disable music in the first dialog and restart first)||Touch||3||3||2804||4||4||Yes, if you do like tennis and/or want to play remote players (Real Tennis 2009 by Gameloft can only play local games)||YouTube video HERE.|
|Checkers Online by Eurocenter 1.3||ITUNES||SocialNetworking, Strategy, Board||Checkers||$3||Excellent||Opponent||2||Lounge and hotseat||+||8/13 Thu 19:25; matchmaking found an opponent immediately||Both automatic (you can even use e.g. country / sex-based filtering) matching and manual table creation; quite a few players||+ / - / + (with sounds)||Touch||3||3||192||Yes, if you do like the genre and want a game with more online players to play than with e.g. Astraware Board Games||n/t|
|Live Poker by Zynga 3.2||ITUNES||Card, Entertainment, Casino||Poker||free||Excellent||Opponent||2...9||Lounge||+||Hundreds of thousands of concurrent players; matchmaking found an opponent in no time||Torunaments, tables etc||+ / - / + (with sounds)||Touch||3.5||3.5||86149||If you're a fan of online poker, this title should be the first to check out||n/t|
|Office Tanks by ET NETERA 1.0||ITUNES||Arcade, Strategy, Entertainment||2D tank shooter & strategy||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2...4||Wi-Fi local||n/a||n/a||n/a||- / - / +||Touch||n/e||n/e||n/e||4||5||Yes - assuming you stick to larger maps where you can involve more strategy. Useless for single player.||This is a game allowing up to four players over Wi-Fi (no BT / lounge). The larger the map you select when creating the game, the more strategy you can involve. You need to capture the enemy / neutral flags in order to pump up your tank production, which, then, can be used to attack your enemies. During direct attacks, you must use tank micromanagement to keep them always moving (it's much harder to hit a moving tank than a standing one). In single player, it's pretty pointless and can be hardly used to practice (apart from controlling the tanks). |
YouTube video HERE.
|Tank War - Bluetooth Battle by 6tags.com 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Family||2D tank shooter||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||- / - / +||Touch||2.5||n/a||48||2||2||well, IMHO, Office Tanks by ET NETERA certainly has much more up-to-date graphics, faster and more challenging gameplay and involves more strategy, particularly on bigger maps. That is, I'd prefer getting it first. Nevertheless, you may want to give this title a try too, particularly if you need / prefer BT over local Wi-Fi.||This game seem to have been developed by the same folks as Attack PRO Wireless Bluetooth Spaceship Battle. Fortunately, it isn't suffering from the same bug when playing between an iPhone 3G and a iPhone 3G S.|
YouTube video HERE.
|Bust-A-Move by TAITO Corporation 1.1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Puzzle||Color matcher||$5||OK||Parallel||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / -||Touch||4||4||119||3||4||Well, you might like it; I, nevertheless, find it a bit pricey ($5!) for a simple color matcher game which doesn't have any kind of non-parallel (!) multiplayer||YouTube video HERE.|
|ShapeShape by inXile Entertainment 3.0||ITUNES||Arcade, Puzzle, Entertainment||Rolando knock-off||$1 now (08/22/2009; regular: $3).|
Remark (10/09/2009): the price seems to be permanently dropped to $1
|OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / +||Touch||3||3||549||4||4||Given that the game isn't just parallel (but you do play on the same map, also meaning collecting stars before your opponent does the same), it's pretty recommended - particularly for $1||YouTube video HERE.|
|10 Pin Shuffle (Bowling) by Digital Smoke LLC 1.20||ITUNES||Entertainment, Sports, Arcade||Bowling||$2||OK||Parallel (turn-based)||2||local Wi-Fi and BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (with sounds)||Touch||4||4||518||4||-||Not bad||-|
|iMech by Flying Dino 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Adventure, RolePlaying||Mech / transformers 3D deatchmatch||Starting price: $3; it almost immediately dropped to $1 and stayed (as of 10/09/2009) at that.||3G: a bit choppy (not taht recommended); 3G S: OK||Head-to-head||2...8||Lounge||+; pre-defined strings only||08/22 18:00 West/East-European server: 2||Accounts or anon play||+ / + (excellent music!)||Touch||3||n/a||1178||3||4||Given that there're so few FPS games and iFPS, while it's free, is pretty lousy and the only similar multiplayer game I know of, RoboFighters by Team4000 Software LLC, is way worse (while it costs exactly the same), I can recommend this title.|
YouTube video HERE.
|Reign of Swords Ep I||ITUNES||Strategy, RolePlaying||Turn-based strategy||$2; lite version doesn't support MP at all||OK||Head-to-head||2||Lounge only||- (!)||08/22/2009 Sat 16:00: I've received 2 challenges from other players||Ladder; inviting your buddies only or anyone||+ / -||Touch||4||4||3411||4||5||4||Not recommended if you plan to play multiplayer. It's FAR better implemented in the successor (Ep II). Go for it instead, unless you don't want to touch MP. Also, please read my separate comments and links on why I don't recommend the MP of Ep I in my article, in the "(UPDATE 08/23 12:14 CET)" update.||-|
|Reign of Swords Ep II||ITUNES; as of 10/18/2009, seems to be removed||?||Turn-based strategy||$5; lite version doesn't support MP at all||OK||Head-to-head||2||Lounge only||- (!)||08/22/2009 Sat 17:00: I've received 1 challenges from other players||Ladder; inviting your buddies only - or anyone||+ / -||Touch||(removed)||(removed)||(removed)||5||5||5||Highly recommended. Multiplayer is FAR better than in the predecessor (Ep I). You don't need to purchase the previous game to be able to understand & play this title. Also, please read my separate comments and links on why I don't recommend the MP of Ep I in my article, in the "(UPDATE 08/23 12:14 CET)" update. It also contains a lot of additional tips & tricks.||-||N/A|
|iPunchOut Boxing by Ecoshop Holding, LLC||ITUNES||Action, Sports, Entertainment||Accelerometer-based "boxing"||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/t||n/t||2||2||51||1||1||n/t||n/t|
|Aera by iChromo 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Simulation||Flying shooter||$3||Not very good on 3G, nice on 3G S||Head-to-head||2||Local Wi-Fi only||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Tilt only / + / -||3||n/a||289||3||4||Not really||I don't think you want to prefer it to F.A.S.T. Fleet Air Superiority Training! by SGN - the latter seems to be far better (and even cheaper). I don't think you want to prefer it to F.A.S.T. Fleet Air Superiority Training! by SGN - the latter seems to be far better (and even cheaper). Note that, as I didn't want to learn all the different accelerometer-based tricks for control (which I quickly show by showing the built-in help in the beginning of the video), I don't show a real one-on-one fight in the demo video, much more just a demo on how fast the game is on the two iPhone models (3G and 3G S), how reliable the communication is etc. YouTube video HERE.|
|Krazy Kart Racers (US) by Konami Digital Entertainment 1.1.5||ITUNES||Racing, Family||Kart racing||$3||OK on 3G, great on 3G S||Head-to-head||8||Local Wi-Fi, direct IP entering and lounge with a (at the time, non-working) German and (working) Swedish server||-||9/23 7:23AM CET: none||Only game listing, nothing else (no chat etc)||+ / + / +||Tilt / Touch; - / +||3||n/e||73||3||4||If you do need multiplayer, currently (9/23) this is the only kart racing title to offer it||Konami's kart title. Not as good as that of Gameloft or Eurocenter, in my opinion. YouTube video HERE.|
|Alive 4-ever by Meridian 1.0.3||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Action||2D top-view zombie shooter||$1||Stuttering somewhat on 3G, OK on 3G S||Cooperative||2||BT, Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / - (not even by disabling everything)||Touch only||4||4||2699||5||5||Taking the price into account, pretty nice - assuming you do want to play games abundant in blood||YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|AR3NA by VPI.Net 1.0||ITUNES||Board, RolePlaying, Entertainment||Round based RPG / strategy||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT; also seems to offer online (lounge-based) remote play; however, tapping it seems to take one to local BT play||n/a (?)||n/a (?)||n/a (?)||+ / +||Touch||4||n/a||5||4||4||Seems promising; however, I think there are better round-based strategy titles - e.g., Reign of Swords Ep II.||YouTube MP demo video HERE. Note that I didn't really show how e.g. attacks are made.|
|Baaahlast by Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. 1.0||ITUNES||Family, Action, Entertainment||Artillery||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch||n/e||n/e||n/e||1||1||There are much better artillery games out there - Star Hogs by IUGO and Iron Sight by Polarbit - if the lounge-only approach isn't a problem (or is an advantage), check them out first||Frankly, I don't think it's worth the $3... |
YouTube video HERE.
|Catcha Mouse 3 by Odasoft 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Puzzle, Strategy||Puzzle||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi and BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||n/e||n/a||n/e||5||5||You need to stop your opponent (if he's selected playing the mouse) from getting to any of the holes by placing traps in front of him. Great fun, highly recommended for the price||Multiplayer must be explicitly enabled in Options; it's there that you can also select between Wi-Fi and BT. YouTube demo video HERE.|
|Coin Soccer by Miharo Games 1.1||ITUNES||Sports, Sports, Arcade||Penny football||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch||3.5||3||79||4||-||If you like or want to learn coin soccer aka Penny football(see THIS for more info on the rules [note that they're also explained in the help system of the game]), check it out||Pretty nice|
|Minesweeper Flags by Rits Plasman 1.1||ITUNES||Strategy, Puzzle, Entertainment||Minesweeper||free||OK||Head-to-head (played on the same map)||2||BT and online lounge-based||+; note that the other party gets notified of the incoming messages only by a sound effect||9/23 11:37AM CET: several (at least six) other players joined my game (nevertheless, the game warns of few players, stating it's a new title with, consequently, few online players)||Automatic game joining / pairing - that is, you can't explicitly choose your buddy to play; stats||+ (not heard when iPod is playing) / - / +||Touch||2||n/e||226||For free, highly recommended|
|Hyper Puck by Kieffer Bros. 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Family||Suffle Puck controlled by shooting on and picking up goodies (e.g., shield and tiple shot)||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + (nice but can be a bit repetitive; different music for the other arena, selectable from Edit) / + (you must disable music in More / Settings first)||Touch for aiming; tilt for controlling your pad / - / + (left/right only)||4||n/a||10||4||5||Pretty nice for the price; however, note it's not the traditional shuffle puck with plain shuffling your bat. If you need the traditional shuffle puck type of game, look for Air Hockey by Acceleroto (LITE) if playing on the same iPhone isn't a problem (as of version 1.1.113 [1.0.3 with the Lite version], wireless multiplayer still isn't supported.) The same stands for World Cup Air Hockey by Skyworks Interactive 1.1 [Lite version: 1.4] - only online rakings are supported; true multiplayer is only on the same iDevice. Air Hockey Fingertips Sports by Sea Lion Games (as of version 1.4) and AirHockey by Nicolas Solan (as of v1.023) are also suffering from this problem. iPuck by BluMtnWerx (version 1.2) only supports score challenges in Facebook. Note that iNinja [Lite] (see above) with real (local Wi-Fi) multiplayer is still more far away from real Shuffle Puck than this title.||Only available in the US AppStore; make sure you switch to "Slow" from the "Classic deathmatch" type in Edit if you find the game too fast. |
YouTube MP demo video HERE.
|iRaft Wars by iTech Development Systems 2.5 (Lite version 1.0)||ITUNES||Arcade, Adventure||Artillery||$2 (lite version doesn't support MP)||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local (remote lounge only pomised for future versions)||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Touch||3.5||3.5||290||2||3||Not really recommended||On the poor and overpriced side if you take into account other artillery games: There are much better artillery games out there - Star Hogs by IUGO and Iron Sight by Polarbit - if the lounge-only approach isn't a problem (or is an advantage), check them out first|
|Robocalypse - Mobile Mayhem by Vogster Entertainment, LLC||ITUNES||Entertainment, Strategy, Action||RTS (realtime strategy)||$5||OK||Head-to-head; team (with more than two players online)||2..4||Wi-Fi local or remote lounge||-||9/23 1:05PM CET: Chicago: 0/0; Moscow: 1/0; New York: 1/0||Server / game / team selection; no chat||+ / + / -||Touch||4||4||351||5||5||In my opinion, not bad, albeit some players have complained of the game mechanics and stated it isn't worth the price. Yup, you can't expect a Starcraft clone...||Review HERE.|
YouTube MP demo video HERE. (Note that it only shows the first 2-3 minutes and doesn't show how non-early game is played.)
|Blades of Fury by Gameloft 1.0||ITUNES||Arcade, Action||Fighting (street fighter clone)||$7||Great, even on the 3G||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local or BT; make sure you disable Wi-Fi for the latter to work||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + (great in-game music, as is pretty common with Gameloft's titles)||Touch (either virtual D-pad or drag; selectable)||4||n/a||504||5||5||Great and highly recommended if you like high-end street fighter clones||YouTube demo video HERE|
|Real Soccer 2010 by Gameloft 1.0||ITUNES||Simulation, Sports||Soccer||$7||Great, even on the 3G||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi local, BT (continuously disconnected on me on starting the game) and remote lounge with full gaming support||-||9/23 3:18PM: Found an opponent at once with random opponent selection||Create rooms (doesn't have to rely on random opponent assignment)||+ / + (great in-game music, as is pretty common with Gameloft's titles)||Touch||4.5||n/a||621||5||5||Great and highly recommended if you like high-end soccer games||Supports Push notification for remote opponent invitation|
|Adrenaline Golf Online by Eurocenter 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Sports, Simulation||Golf||$1 (!!) - intro price||OK||Parallel||2...4||Remote lounge||-||9/24 10:24PM CET: 20 players; I've immediately found three opponents in automatic match-making - as with Eurocenter's games in general, a lot of online players||Create / join rooms and automatic matchmaking||+ / +||Touch||3.5||3.5||238||5||5||Quite a steal at the intro price - go get it, particularly if you have a 3G S (it looks excellent on it)||YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|Snake DOS by Andy Lin 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Action||Snake||$1 (intro price; note that a free client version will soon be released for strictly multiplayer games; also see how PocketCommodore64 3.0 works in multiplayer mode on Windows Mobile)||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / +||Touch||4.5||n/a||29||5||-||Great if you're a Snakes fan||YouTube MP demo video HERE. Note that, the game being very fast-paced and I kept continuously dying when controlling both sides at the same time, I (alone) couldn't make a decent video of how the in-game play really looks like.|
|Hip Hop All Star by I-play||ITUNES||Simulation, Music, Music||Music||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||2.5||n/a||52||4||4||Great if you like music games and/or hiphop||YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|Pool by PosiMotion 2.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Sports, Strategy||Pool||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Touch||3||n/a||511||2||3||I really don't think it's worth the price - I think Adrenaline Pool Online 2 by Eurocenter is way better a choice|
|Sprint Addict Online by Champen Studios, S.L. 1.0.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Simulation, Racing||Racing||$1||3G: very poor and badly stuttering; 3G S: OK||Head-to-head||2..10||Remote lounge||-||10/2 around 21:00 CET: noone||chat, whois, whoami etc.||+ / + (very repetitive)||Touch + Accelerator / - / ?||2.5||n/a||10||Really poor - there isn't much point in getting it.||Note that you can also register your account from your desktop browser at http://www.sprintaddict.net/register . |
YouTube MP demo video HERE. 11/12/2009 update: I've tested the new version on both my iPhone 3G and 3G S and found it equally useless as the initial one. It's absolutely unplayable on the 3G (stutters very bad) in exactly the same networking environment as the 3G S, where it's much-much smoother. Nevertheless, the game still lacks real textures and, which is even more important, online players.
Note that, as the original was of pretty bad quality, I've posted a video of the brand new version HERE.
|FIFA 10 by EA SPORTS 1.0.2||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Sports||Soccer||$10||3G S: great; 3G: acceptable||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||4||n/a||465||5||5||Great! It looks very cool||YouTube video HERE; TouchArcade review HERE.|
|Galcon Labs by Phil Hassey 1.8||ITUNES||Arcade, Strategy||Strategy||$1 (intro price)||Great||See with Galcon||2...4||Lounge-based||-||10/06 17:02CET: at least 15||Create / join tables||+ / +||Touch||4||n/a||108||5||5||While the new four modes don't add much to the original Galcon, at $1, it's still a very good choice - particularly for people that can't afford the more expensive original||Dedicated TouchArcade thread.|
YouTube video HERE.
|Cocoto Kart Online by Eurocenter 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Adventure, Racing||Kart racing||$1 (limited time intro price; will be raised to $3)||3G (without music): acceptable; 3G S: great||Head-to-head||2...4||Remote lounge only||- (promised, though)||10/03 20:02CET: at least 15||Automatic /manual opponent search; create / select / join games||+ / +||Tilt (default) or touch||4||n/a||350||5||5||For this price, a steal - go get it! MP, while it's remote only, is excellent and almost lag-free.||YouTube video HERE. Note that it has been taken over a (for upload) heavily taxed network connection; this is why it's stuttering this bad. On a network connection with way less traffic, it would have worked flawlessly.|
|Chess Elite by 99Games 1.2.2||ITUNES||Entertainment, Board, Strategy||Chess||$4 (between 10/3 and 10/5/2009, it was $1)||OK||Head-to-head||2||Remote lounge; non-FICS / ICS!||-||10/03/2009 17:12 CET: several dozens of players; I've received two invitations at once||listing possible opponents, sending them an invitation etc.||+ / -||Touch||3||3.5||155||4||5||For $1, it was a steal. For $4 - well, dunno...||Uses Push for notification - excellent!|
YouTube MP demo video HERE.
|iSamurai Bluetooth by Toy Kite Software 2.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Simulation, Action||Accelerometer-based "sword" game||$2; sometimes for free||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Accelerometer||2.5||4||860||4||5||Much better than other accelerator-based multiplayer "games" like Quick Draw Cowboy Gunfight by ACME Mobile Products - here, the accelerometer is not only used to track the quick change from being in a vertical postition to horizontal, but also other positions, movemens, strikes and blockings. All this is explained pretty nicely and thoroughly in the in-tutorial animations (see my video!)||Dedicated thread HERE; pretty nice videos HERE. My video only shows the tutorials and the two devices connecting, NOT the actual fight! YouTube video HERE.|
|Bluetooth Wireless Tennis with Agnieszka Radwanska by FUN and MOBILE 1.0||ITUNES||Sports, Simulation, Sports||Tennis||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Touch||4||n/a||5||4||4||I think it's definitely easier to play than either Ace Tennis Online by Eurocenter or Real Tennis 2009 by Gameloft. Also note that while this is strictly a local BT game, RT2009 is Wi-Fi and Eurocenter's title, as usual, online only. This pretty much nails down your choice depending on your networking topology and whether you have a local mate to play against.||Dedicated thread HERE. |
YouTube video HERE.
|LightBike Online by Pankaku Inc. 1.2.2||ITUNES||Action, Racing, Entertainment||3D Tron||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Hotseat (with divided screen), Wi-Fi and online lounge. The latter lags so bad (at least from Europe) that it is completely unplayable.||-||10/9/2009: 0||(only) automatic match-making after playing a test match to find out one's strength||+ / +||Touch||3.5||4||7591||4||4||OK, unless you want to play your mates on the same Wi-Fi network or, using the same network, online.||Some AppStore reviewers state it's not working online. It does. Nevertheless, as is also shown on the YouTube video, it will severely lag in some (very) special cases - fortunately, not when you just play people from far away. YouTube video HERE.|
|KIL.A.TON by Dot Matrix Interactive Design 1.1||ITUNES||Action, Strategy, Entertainment||Artillery shooter||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2...6||Online lounge||-||10/9/2009 15:05PM: 1||create / manually join games||+ / -||Touch||3.5||4||287||4||4||Not bad. Nevertheless, I think both Star Hogs by IUGO and Iron Sight by Polarbit are better.||YouTube video HERE. Note that it was made just a day before the 1.1 upgrade, which is stated to have a lot of new weapons.|
|Shrek Kart by Gameloft||ITUNES||Arcade, Racing||Kart||$5||3G: acceptable, 3G S: good||Head-to-head||2...6||BT and local Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Tilt||4||n/a||76||4||4||Not bad - but I'd check out Cocoto Kart Online by Eurocenter first, particularly if you want remote (network) play.||Also see THIS and THIS for more info. |
YouTube video HERE.
|Ancient War by Triniti Interactive Limited 1.2||ITUNES||Action, Strategy, Entertainment||Civilization IV / Cartoon Wars-alike (very light strategy)||$1||3G: prone to total slowdown when there're a lot of sprites to animate (see particularly the end of the multiplayer demo video), 3G S: OK||Head-to-head||2||Remote lounge||-||10/14 12:20: 3||Create / join games||+ / +||Touch||4||4||120||4||-||It's pretty much like the mobile (heavily dumbed-down) version of Civilization 4||YouTube video HERE.|
|The Reactor by Facet Studios LLC 1.1||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Puzzle||Tetris||$1||OK||Parallel||2||Wi-Fi and BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||n/e||n/e||n/e||3||3||IMHO, isn't better than the comparable titles (e.g., Mino) - apart from being able to be played offline, via BT||YouTube video HERE.|
|ATV Offroad by 2XL Games 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Racing, Sports||Motor racing||$8||Excellent, even on the 3G. One of the best and most polished titles in this regard.||Head-to-head||2...4||local Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Accelerometer||4.5||n/a||37||5||5||5||So far, it has received great reviews - check out if you're a fan of the genre. TouchArcade thread HERE, frontpage news HERE.||YouTube video HERE.|
|Play Marbles by Darkside Entertainment 1.2||ITUNES||?||Marbles||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch + tilt||4||4.5||53||4||4||-||Great if you like the genre||YouTube video HERE.||N/A|
|Quantum Collapse (RTS) by Javier Davalos 1.2||ITUNES||RolePlaying, Strategy||RTS||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||3.5||3.5||234||3||3||Not the best, but, given that there're not many RTS'es for the platform, you may still want to give it a try||BT multiplayer doesn't seem to work between a 3G and a 3GS, both jailbroken and running 3.1.2. (Of course, the game is official.) YouTube video HERE.|
|Warfare Incorporated by Spiffcode Inc. 1.6||ITUNES||Action, Strategy, Entertainment||RTS||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2...4||Remote lounge||+||10/17/2009: about 25||chat, create/join games||+ / -||Touch||3.5||4||3436||5||5||4||Recommended if you like the RTS genre||YouTube video HERE. Note: the Windows Mobile version (YouTube video HERE) isn't interoperable with the iPhone one as the former simply doesn't support remote multiplayer, only local one. This is also shown in the video.|
|Mecho Wars by Luc Bernard 1.5.2||ITUNES||Entertainment, RolePlaying, Adventure||TBS (Turn-based strategy)||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2||Remote lounge||-||10/17/2009: about 25||create/join games||+ / +||Touch||3.5||3.5||467||5||5||5||Excellent! A must try.||YouTube video HERE.|
|Rock Band by EA||ITUNES||Music, Entertainment||Rhythm||$10||OK||Collaborative||2...4||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + (of course)||Touch||4.5||n/a||36||4||5||5||The TouchArcade folks seem to like it very much.||Also see THIS for a discussion (frontpage news item HERE), YouTube video HERE.|
|Air Force Online by CDE 1.0||ITUNES||Action, Entertainment, Adventure||Top-down shooter||$1||OK||HP, survival, CCF||2...8||Remote lounge||-||10/19/2009 16:40: 0||Create / join games||+ / - / + (even allows direct access to iPod library from inside Settings [by tapping iPod])||Touch / tilt / - / + (only left/ right is used)||n/e||n/e||n/e||2||2||IMHO, this title isn't very interesting. I've enjoyed Siberian Strike by Gameloft much better - and it is also $1 only (note that $1 seems to be only the intro price of this game).||YouTube video HERE.|
|Harbor Master by Imangi Studios 1.6||ITUNES||Action, Kids, Entertainment||Flight Control-alike||$1||OK||parallel||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||Touch||+ / +||4||3.5||2378||3||4||3||IMHO, Fligh Control is more fun and has better (cooperative, non-parallel) multiplayer gameplay||YouTube video HERE; TA thread HERE|
|Sniper Vs Sniper: Online by Com2uS Corp 1.0.1||ITUNES||RolePlaying, Simulation, Entertainment||Sniper game||$5||OK||Head-to-head, 2v2 team||2...4||Lounge||Partial (pre-defined strings / audio)||10/22/2009: at least 20||chat, invite, separate channels||Touch + tilt||+||4.5||4.5||28||5||-||Not bad at all - and there are a lot of online players.||YouTube video HERE; TA mini-review HERE, dedicated thread HERE.|
|Metallica Revenge by Tapulous 1.0; N||ITUNES link||Music, Music, Action||Rhythm||$5||OK||Parallel||2||BT, Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||Touch||+ / +||4.5||n/a||307||4||5||Not bad if like rhythm games & Metallica||YouTube multiplayer demo video HERE|
|Breakspin by Walt Disney 1.2||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Puzzle||Brick breaker||$3||OK||4||n/a||52||TouchArcade threads HERE (review) and HERE (regular discussion). THIS thread compares it to other Brick Breaker games. YouTube multiplayer demo video HERE|
|DOOM Classic by id Software 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action||FPS||$7||OK||Deathmatch / Cooperative||2 4||Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||Touch||+ / +||4.5||n/a||470||5||5||YouTube videos: Cooperative |
Deathmatch. Also see THIS TouchArcade quick review.
|World Series of Poker Hold'em Legend by Glu 1.0||ITUNES||Finance, Casino, Card||Poker||$7||OK||Head-to-head||8||Local BT & Remote lounge||-||-||- (random assignment only really basic features)||Touch||+ / -||4.5||n/a||17||4||4||While, at the time of testing, there weren't many people to play (as opposed to (Texas Hold'em by Apple Inc. and Live Poker by Zynga), some of the TA folks stated it's way better as a poker game than anything else.||A demo video of it running in multiplayer Bluetooth mode. The second half of the video shows that at the time of making the videos (around 11/01/2009 13:00 CET) there weren't anyone to play online.|
|Eliminate Pro by ngmoco:) 1.0||ITUNES||Arcade, Entertainment, Action||FPS||Free||OK||Head-to-head||2 8||Remote lounge||Touch + Tilt||3||n/a||25640||4||5||YouTube demo video HERE, TA quick review & further links & discussion HERE; review & tutorial HERE. It also shows |
- in-lounge chatting
- inviting friends for friendly matches
- playing regular (non-invite) games
|Asphalt 5 by Gameloft 1.1.0||ITUNES||Racing, Arcade||Racing||$7||3D: acceptable; 3G S: better but still not excellent||Head-to-head||2||BT, Wi-Fi, Remote lounge||-||Touch or Tilt||+ / +||4||n/a||256||5||5||Highly recommended! While it does have speed problems even on the 3G S (let alone the definitely worse 3G), it's way better than the previous title in almost every respect. Note that it also has remote (lounge-based) multiplayer with, it seem, quite a few human players lurking around.||TouchArcade review HERE, YouTube video HERE. |
NOTE: by default, the game requires Wi-Fi to operate in lounge-based mode. Therefore, if you do want to play it over 3G (or other cellular connections), you must jailbreak your phone, install 3G Unrestrictor (or something similar) and allow the game to use 3G in it. I've posted a full tutorial on this HERE.
|Monster Ball by Full Control ApS 1.0||ITUNES (LITE)||Entertainment, Board, Strategy||Puzzle||$1 (intro price)||OK||Head-to-head||2||Remote lounge||-||11/03/2009: noone||- (random assignment only really basic features)||Touch||+ / +||5||n/a||7||Recommended, particularly at this low price.||official homepage; dedicated thread HERE (I especially recommend THIS post); YouTube video HERE. Make sure you check out the lite version! NOTE: as you can see on the video, there aren't many online players around - and, as of now, there isn't any non-random opponent selection either.|
|Cliffed by IUGO 1.0.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Racing||Action||$2||OK||Parallel||2 4||Remote lounge||-||11/03/2009: quite a few||- (random assignment only really basic features)||Touch||+ / +||4||n/a||40||Pretty nice game if you like the genre||Dedicated thread HERE (I especially recommend THIS post); YouTube video HERE. Note that I, having to control to iPhones at the same time, very quickly lost the multiplayer game; therefore, to see how the game is played (e.g., in single player), also see other demo videos. Also note that, in general, there are quite a few online players and there isn't any way to create private / separate games only meant for your buddies; that is, the lounge code could be a bit more polished.|
|Haunted 3D Rollercoaster||ITUNES||Arcade, Action||Rollercoaster||$3||OK||Parallel||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||Touch or tilt||+ / +||4||4.5||270||4||5||YouTube video; also see THIS|
|Jurassic 3D Rollercoaster Rush||ITUNES||Arcade, Action||Rollercoaster||$3||OK||Parallel||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||Touch or tilt||+ / +||4||4||476||4||5||YouTube video; also see THIS|
|iTressette X4 by doclouisjones.com 1.0.1||ITUNES||Entertainment, Board, Card||Card||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||Touch||+ / -||n/e||n/e||n/e||3||3||YouTube video HERE.|
|Clarie's Bar by CDE 1.2||ITUNES||Action, Entertainment, Simulation||Timing||$1||Cooperative||2||BT||Touch||+ / +||2||n/e||39||3||3||A typical bar serving game with cooperative multiplayer (one of the players need to play the role of the bartender, which isn't the case with the non-multiplayer version).||YouTube video HERE.|
|smackBOTS by LeftRight Studios 1.4.1||ITUNES||Action, Entertainment, Arcade||A very simple Street fighter clone||$1||Remote lounge||-||11/03/2009: 0||Opponent list (manual game creation / start)||Touch||+ / -||2.5||n/e||608||3||3||If you like a very-very simple (don't even think of anything like Blades of Fury by Gameloft!) fighter title, you might want to give it a try. I've uploaded a demo video HERE.|
|Chess with Friends by Newtoy Premium||ITUNES||Board, Strategy, Entertainment||Chess||$3||OK||Remote lounge||4.5||n/e||63||4||4||A non-FICS client meaning fewer (possible) opponents than with FICS. No ranking either.||Uses Push notification|
|Chess with Friends by Newtoy Free||ITUNES||Strategy, Board, Entertainment||Chess||free||OK||Remote lounge||2.5||3.5||26610||2||2||See above. The differences: Note that the new, 2.x version is almost unplayable because of he full-screen ads. If you still have the old, pre-2 version, do NOT upgrade! Also note that exactly the same stands for the commercial/free versions of Words with Friends from the same developer. (FULL, FREE; news item. I haven't made a video of the latter because it's so similar, menu / invitation / game management-wise, to Chess with Friends.)||YouTube video demonstrating the ads, inviting people, chatting, the push delay etc.|
|Outer Empires by Ironwill Studios 0.0.1||ITUNES||RolePlaying, SocialNetworking, Strategy||MMORPG||$2||OK||Parallel / Head-to-head||A lot||Remote lounge||4||n/a||34||5||5||YouTube video HERE; TA news item HERE|
|Cyber Chess - FICS & ICC by clickgamer.com 1.7||ITUNES||Entertainment, Board, Strategy||Chess - FICS & ICC||$8||OK||Head-to-head||2||Remote lounge||+||n/a (FICS)||Invite, random||Touch||+ / - / +||3||n/a||32||5||5||The only game to go if you (also) need ICS support. Polished but VERY expensive.||No push / playing several players at the same time, unlike with Chess with Friends / Chess Elite! YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|Handy Chess Online (FICS) by Anton Zemlyanov 1.0||ITUNES||Sports, Board, Sports||Chess - FICS||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||Remote lounge||-||n/a (FICS)||NO invite; excellent random filters (ranking from/to etc.)||Touch||+ / - / +||3||n/a||209||4||4||The biggest problem with this title is the complete lack of player invitation (you will hardly be able to play your buddies, as can also be seen in the video) and chat||No push / playing several players at the same time, unlike with Chess with Friends / Chess Elite! YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|Magnus' Super Online Chess by Magnus Lidman 1.3||ITUNES||Board||Chess - FICS||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||Remote lounge||+||n/a (FICS)||Invite, random||Touch||+ / - / +||3||2.5||38||4||4||Pretty nice.||No push / playing several players at the same time, unlike with Chess with Friends / Chess Elite! Dedicated homepage HERE; it even compares the title to other ones. Note that the chart is pretty flawed: it doesn't list other FICS clients (iChess, Cyber Chess, Handy Chess Online) at all. YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|iChess by myMobileApps 2.0||ITUNES||Board, Strategy, Entertainment||Chess - FICS||Free (ad-supported) / $1+$1 (In addition to the $1 base price,; FICS access must be separately purchased from inside the app for another $1)||OK||Head-to-head||2||Remote lounge||+||n/a (FICS)||Invite, random (the latter didn't find anyone for me, though)||Touch||+ / - / +||2.5||3||53898||3||4||If you want a FICS client for free, this title is the way to go fortunately, the ads are in no way disturbing, unlike with the free version of Chess with Friends||No push / playing several players at the same time, unlike with Chess with Friends / Chess Elite! YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|SteamPong by RIVE Entertainment 1.0||ITUNES||Arcade, Action||Pong||$1||OK||Head-to-Head||4||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||Accelerometer / - / -||+ / - / +||n/e||n/e||n/e||2||4||5||Pretty nice||YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|Call of Duty: World At War: Zombies by Activision 1.0||ITUNES||Action, SocialNetworking||FPS||$10||3GS: OK; previous models: pretty unplayable, particularly when played online||Cooperative||2 4||BT, local Wi-Fi and online lounge||-||11/16/2009 evening, CET: quite a few||Create / join games, including private ones||+ / -||Accelerometer / Touch||n/e||n/e||n/e||5||5||5||Probably the best FPS to date I consider it (apart from the problem of only having one map; more will be available via in-app purchase; and, don't forget you may not like it if you have older (slower) hardware) even better than Eliminate||YouTube video HERE. In it, first, I show local Bluetooth. Then, at 3:20, I quickly switch Wi-Fi on and return to the game to show you creating local, private Wi-Fi games (which involves having to enter a code on the client; this needs to be set in Profiles inside the game). Unfortunately, I exit this mode by mistake right at the beginning (couldnt lay down the phones as, then, the pause is displayed right away) nevertheless, at least you saw how password-protected games are joined. After this, I show online (lounge-based) gameplay. As you can see, online play is even slower on the 3G (its on the right) than local play its pretty close to unplayable. The 3GS has absolutely no speed problems with online play, though. Also note that there are several online players; in this regard, you dont need to be afraid of the same fate as with (the not recommended) iFPS, where you can meet hardly any human opponents. TouchArcade news item (with comments) HERE; dedicated thread HERE.|
|Spot-O-Mania by NiiDees LLP 1.0||ITUNES||Puzzle, Family||"where's the difference?"||$1||OK||Cooperative||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / -||Touch||n/e||n/a||n/e||2||3||3||Lite version has three pictures and enabled MP.||YouTube video HERE|
|MiniSquadron by MrFungFung 1.0||ITUNES||Action, Arcade, Entertainment||2D flight shooter||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2||local Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||5||n/a||10||4||5||Excellent||YouTube MP video HERE. Also see THIS TouchArcade news item and THIS thread. Review HERE.|
|flipside by Igloo Games 1.1.1||ITUNES||Puzzle, Action, Entertainment||Color matching||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||3.5||3.5||45||4||4||YouTube demo video HERE); dedicated TouchArcade thread HERE.|
|bitFLIP by Hands-On Mobile 1.0.0||ITUNES||Music, Puzzle, Music||Color matching||$2||OK||Cooperative||2||BT, local Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / +||Touch||4||n/a||68||4||4||4||Dedicated TouchArcade thread HERE; the YouTube MP demo video|
|Harry Potter: Spells by Warner Bros 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Family, Arcade||Spellcasting with accelerometer||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT, local Wi-Fi, remote lounge||-||11/20/2009 15:00: no games seen / no one joined (waited for around 5 minutes)||Create / join games||+ / +||Touch + accelerometer. The latter must be used strictly in horizontal mode; that is, no in-bed playing can take place||3.5||n/a||111||4||4||5||If you're a HP fan, you might like it. If, on the other hand, you aren't, you may want to look elsewhere there are far more interesting titles.||YouTube MP demo video|
|NoyZyoN Online by GFG 1.2||ITUNES||Music, Music, Educational||Puzzle TBS; Remember the order of music playback||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT, local Wi-Fi, remote lounge||-||11/20/2009 15:00: 0||Search / filter usernames||+ / +||Touch||n/e||n/a||n/e||3||3||3||YouTube demo video HERE|
|EXtreme Puzzle Mania: Rock Paper Scissors by EXintricity 1.0||ITUNES||Puzzle, Entertainment, Strategy||$2||OK||Parallel||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||5||n/a||6||3||3||YouTube demo video HERE|
|MONOPOLY by Electronic Arts 1.1.13||ITUNES||Family, Board, Entertainment||MONOPOLY||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2 4||BT, local Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||5||n/a||13||4||5||YouTube demo video HERE|
|N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance by Gameloft 1.1.0||ITUNES||Action, Adventure||FPS||$7||Pretty nice even on the 3G||Head-to-head||2 4||Lounge, Wi-Fi, BT||-||12/18/2009 19:00: about 10 players||Create / join rooms (with known creators); no chat or private games / invitation||+ / + / + (iPod songs accessible from inside)||Touch only||5||n/a||221||5||5||5||n/t||Very nice and fast, even on the iPhone 3G if you want an Eliminate Pro alternative, check it out. YouTube demo HERE; dedicated TA thread HERE. A comparison to Eliminate Pro HERE.|
|Modern Combat: Sandstorm by Gameloft 1.2.0||ITUNES||Simulation, Action||FPS||$5||3G isn't very fast||Head-to-head||2||Lounge, Wi-Fi, BT||-||12/18/2009 19:30: about 8 open games||Create / join / private games / invite||+ / + / + (iPod songs accessible from inside)||Touch only||3||4||3500||5||5||4||n/t||News item; dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube demo HERE.|
|Soft Freak Fiesta by Gogogic 1.0||ITUNES||Action, Strategy, Entertainment||A bit like Fuzzball by Avolans with additional weapons||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Lounge, BT||-||12/18/2009 19:40: about 2 open games and 8 players||Create / join||+ / + / + (music to be started from iPod before starting game)||Touch only||n/e||n/a||n/e||4||-||4||n/t||Pretty nice for the (low) price; YouTube demo HERE; dedicated TA thread HERE.|
|Red Conquest! by John Kooistra 1.0||ITUNES||Simulation, Strategy, Entertainment||RTS||$4||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / + (music to be started from iPod before starting game)||Touch only||4.5||n/a||41||5||5||5||n/t||Quick review; YouTube demo HERE; dedicated TA thread HERE.|
|Super Monkey Ball 2 by SEGA 1.1||ITUNES||Action, Puzzle, Entertainment||Tilt-action game||$8||OK||Parallel||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / -||Tilt / - / -||3.5||3.5||360||3.5||3.5||4||A bit pverpriced for what it offers||Full review; Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube demo HERE.|
|Snow Moto Racing by Resolution Interactive 1.0.1||ITUNES||Racing, Entertainment, Sports||racing||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / + (start playback before starting the game)||Tilt / - / +||n/e||n/a||n/e||3||3||4||n/t||The first game in the Moto Racing franchise to support true multiplayer (as opposed to ghost multiplayer). Quick review; YouTube MP demo video HERE; TA thread HERE|
|Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. by Gameloft 1.1.3||ITUNES||Simulation, Arcade||dogfight||$7||3G isn't very fast||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / -||Touch or Tilt / - / -||5||n/a||55||5||n/t||5||n/t||News item; dedicated TA thread HERE and HERE; comparison to F.A.S.T. (the other excellent title) HERE. YouTube demo HERE.|
|Battle for Wesnoth by Kyle Poole 1.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, RolePlaying, Strategy||MMORPG||$5||3G is useless, 3G S passable||MMORPG||A lot||Lounge||See official client||See official client||See official client||n/t||Touch||n/e||n/a||n/e||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||Quick review|
|Assassins by Tiny Utopia 1.0||ITUNESs||Action, Productivity, Strategy||2D top-down pretty simple shooter||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + (VERY repetitive) / + (start playback before starting the game)||Touch||n/e||n/a||n/e||3||3||3||n/t||YouTube demo HERE; Dedicated TA thread HERE.|
|Labyrinth 2 by Illusion Labs 1.0.0||ITUNES||Entertainment, Arcade, Puzzle||Tilt-action-puzzle game||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2..4||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (both pre-starting and from inside iPod access)||Tilt / + / - (you can re-calibrate but, then, it won't work while lying)||n/e||n/a||n/e||5||5||5||Excellent||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube demo HERE.|
|ToonWarz by Polarbit 1.0.0||ITUNES||Action||FPS||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2 6||Lounge, Wi-Fi, BT||-||12/20/2009 18:40: 0||Create / join games||+ / - / + (pre-start)||Touch only||n/e||n/a||n/e||2||2||2||Basically, you get what you pay for NOVA, Eliminate Pro or Zombies are, technically, far better. (Unless you plan to run the latter on a previous-generation model)||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube MP demo video HERE|
|Wargame by jemast software 1.1.5||ITUNES||Strategy, Simulation||Strategy (RISK clone)||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2..6?||Wi-Fi, BT, direct IP||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (pre-start)||Touch only||n/e||n/a||n/e||4||4||4||n/t||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube MP demo video HERE|
|Pandemica by XMG Studio Inc. 1.1||ITUNES||Entertainment, Action, Arcade||Augmented reality?||$2||Stated to be 3G S only; however, it ran on my 3G too. Nevertheless, it's a very weak title so I don't think you should bother||?||2?||Wi-Fi, BT (?)||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/t||Touch + compass + tilt||n/e||n/a||n/e||?||1||?||Based on the single player game, very poor||Couldn't create a connection between my 3G and 3G S.|
|Iron Fist Boxing Prestige Edition by Realtech VR 3.1||ITUNES||Sports, Sports, Arcade||Boxing||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / -||Touch (+ tilt in the case of KO)||3||3||520||3||3||5||n/t||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube demo HERE.|
|WORMS by Team17 SW 2.0||ITUNES||Strategy, Entertainment, Action||worms||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2 4||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / + (pre-start)||Touch||3.5||3.5||2293||5||5||5||n/t||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube MP demo video HERE|
|BATTLESHIP by Electronic Arts 1.0.5||ITUNES||Board, Strategy||battleship||$3||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (pre-start)||Touch||4||4||126||4||4||5||Pretty nice, particularly if you don't want to switch off the 3D animation||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube demo HERE.|
|Connect 4 by Electronic Arts 1.2.8||ITUNES||Family, Entertainment, Board||Connect 4||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (pre-start)||Touch||2||n/a||200||3||3||4||n/t||Reported to crash frequently the same has only happened to me some times over BT (but not over Wi-Fi); dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube demo HERE.|
|Let's Golf! by Gameloft 1.1.1||ITUNES||Sports, Arcade, Sports||golf||$2||OK||Parallel||2||Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / -||Touch||4||4||6067||4||4||4||n/t||YouTube demo HERE; dedicated TA thread HERE.|
|Tiger Woods PGA TOURฎ BY EA SPORTS 1.7.22||ITUNES||Simulation, Sports||golf||$5||OK||Parallel||2||Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / + (pre-start; no sound / commentary while playing music)||Touch||3||4||2100||4||4||5||n/t||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube MP demo video HERE|
|ITable Soccer Online by Esimple 1.1||ITUNES||Sports, Simulation, Sports||Also see Coin Soccer by Miharo Games||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT?||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/t||Touch||n/e||n/a||n/e||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube demo HERE.|
|Rogue Planet by Gameloft 1.1.0||ITUNES||Strategy, Action||TBS||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / -||Touch||n/e||n/a||n/e||5||3||5||n/t||YouTube video HERE|
|Milkcaps by Clever Coding LLC 1.0||ITUNES||Strategy, Board||n/t||free||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/t||Touch?||2||n/a||137||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||Didn't work between my 3G and 3G S|
|Stone Wars by EpicForce 1.1||ITUNES||Action, Strategy, Entertainment||Worms clone||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||Lounge, Wi-Fi, BT||-||12/20/2009 20:33: 0 players joined for 25 minutes||Create / join, also with private rooms||+ / + / + (pre-start)||Touch||4.5||n/a||10||3||3||3||Some other Worms clones have far more online playes, if you're into online gaming. Also, Worms and the best other titles of the same genre are, technical, suprtior.||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube MP demo video HERE|
|Slime Ball by Pinger, Inc.||ITUNES||Sports, Family, Entertainment||Arcade Volleyball clone||$2||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / + (pre-start)||Touch||4||n/a||75||5||n/t||5||If you loved Arcade volleyball, this is a no-brainer||Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube MP demo video HERE.|
|Tap Tap Revenge 3 by Tapulous 3.1||ITUNES||Action, Music, Music||Rhythm||$1||OK||Parallel||2 10||Lounge||n/t||12/20/2009 20:20: about 40; a lot of open games to join||Join||+ / + / n/a (no point in NOT listening to another tune)||Touch||4||4||12000||4||n/t||4||n/t||Individual songs need to be purchased in-app; YouTube MP demo video HERE|
|AeroGuitar Samurai Rock by Five Any Inc 1.0.0||ITUNES||Music, Music, Action||Rhythm||$2||OK||Parallel||n/t||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / n/a (no point in NOT listening to another tune)||Touch||n/e||n/a||n/e||4||n/t||4||n/t||Individual songs need to be purchased in-app (some are free); Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube demo HERE.|
|ZANSHIN by e4c Solutions, LLC 1.0||ITUNES||Arcade, Action||The same subject as International Karate on the C64||$1||OK||Head-to-head||2||BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / - / -||Touch||3||n/a||31||3||n/t||3||Not the best controls||YouTube MP demo video HERE; Dedicated TA thread HERE.|
|!!!Hide It by Matthew Lilius 1.0||ITUNES||Family, Kids||n/t||$1||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/e||n/a||n/e||n/t||n/t||n/t||n/t|
|Line Racer by inXile Entertainment 2.0||ITUNES||Racing, Simulation, Entertainment||Line Racer||$2||OK||Parallel||2 4||Wi-Fi||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / + (built-in iTunes access)||Touch||3||3.5||50||4||4||4||n/t||YouTube video HERE|
|Need for Speed Shift by Electronic Arts 1.0.0||ITUNES||Racing, Sports, Entertainment||racing||$10||3G is just playable, 3G S is very nice||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / + (pre-start)||Tilt / - / + (works exactly like a steering wheel when lying)||4.5||n/a||27||5||5||5||See the comparison tteads||News item; Dedicated TA thread HERE; YouTube demo HERE. A comparison to Real Racing HERE.|
|COMMAND & CONQUER RED ALERT Electronic Arts 1.1.0||ITUNES||Simulation, Strategy, Entertainment||RTS||$5||OK||Head-to-head||2||Wi-Fi, BT (BT frequently crashed in my tests!)||n/a||n/a||n/a||+ / + / + (pre-start)||Touch||4||3||960||4||4||5||n/t||YouTube MP demo video HERE; Dedicated TA thread HERE|