Top 3 iOS Games of February 2011
So how was February for you? Personally the end of the month has been amazing and not just because my birthday is around the corner! Great games, great concerts and a lot of fun were all to be had this month, but best of all a relatively unknown game managed to burst out of nowhere, catching us at AppSpy off-guard and quickly racing up the charts to #1.
As always a full transcript follows after the video, complete with links to the reviews for those who need more convincing!
February has been a strange month and despite the overall low-tone of the releases in the video gaming world it has been punctuated by a few high-points, not the least of which were the releases of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Bulletstorm and Killzone 3 on various major consoles. Not to be outdone, the App Store has had its own set of great releases and in an exciting twist a true rags-to-riches story has unfolded in the last week of the month.
But enough banter, lets jump in to "AppSpy's Top 3 iOS Games for February 2011".
3. NBA JAM - Electronic Arts ($4.99)
The year is 1993, Midway are eating up quarters in the Arcades thanks to Mortal Kombat and out of nowhere a wild NBA JAM appears. Over 17 years later the series hasn't lost its charm at all and the basic 3-button control system has worked in its favor for the iOS device translation of this madcap 2-on-2 Basketball title. Sadly multiplayer isn't featured, but unlocking all the available content is sure to keep you busy for quite some time.
2. Starfront: Collision - Gameloft ($6.99)
If anyone was going to make a Real Time Strategy work on iOS devices, it was Gameloft. While the usual comparison's to major titles in the genre could be made, it was ultimately an unfair one to make as Starfront felt wholly unique thanks to well designed controls and gameplay features that meshed perfectly with the touch-based interface. Best of all the focus on online play wasn't diminished and for many the campaign was simply icing on an already tasty cake; a great pick for competitive RTS fans.
1. Tiny Wings - Andreas Illiger ($0.99)
Who would have known that in less than a week a title that was (when we reviewed it) still unknown would not just simply break in to the top charts, but come to dominate it, knocking mainstay's like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja down a peg to become number one? While we as gamers constantly demand better value for our money through content, production value and deep gameplay, Tiny Wings captures the elegance of mobile gaming as you glide your way through ever-changing vistas in an attempt to earn a new nest or a high-score worthy of competing with your friends (or even the world). With little more than a simple idea, charming graphics, smile-inducing squawks and a relaxing soundtrack, Andreas has captured the attention of the world with the struggle of this flightless bird.
But that's not all for the month and notable mentions go to excellent titles like League of Evil, Karoshi and JellyCar 3 - each providing a bucketful of fun and entertainment for those willing to check them out. We've got some big reviews in the coming weeks, but until then keep watching this space and don't forget to subscribe, comment and vote for more great video reviews! Also, check us out on Twitter and Facebook to receive direct updates for news, reviews and previews on our site!