I'm honestly a little surprised that I didn't receive more death-threats for not having a Top List up for March by now, but I can only assume people were satiated by the immense amounts of candy they're likely to have recently consumed. In any case, the delay was necessary to catch up to all the releases that came out at the month's end, so now we have a definitive list of titles to choose from. What's my personal pick of the month? You'll just have to wait and see...
This is AppSpy.com's Top 3 iPhone Games for March, 2012.
Swordigo (Touch Foo / Ville Mäkynen) $1.99 Univ.
Swordigo was a bit of a dark-horse, promising little more than a simple Action-RPG platformer, but delivering something far more engaging. Stylistic and clever, it takes its cues from the second Zelda title, but pairs it with fun, RPG-like elements; rewarding exploration; and a story that never seems to slow down. Picking Swordigo up is easy, but putting it down again may be far more challenging.
CHAOS RINGS II (SQUARE ENIX / Media.Vision) $17.99
Clocking in as one of the platform's most expensive titles for the iOS, you'd expect Chaos Rings II to deliver an experience worthy of its premium pricing. Thankfully the sequel to the insanely popular original title does just that, extending the gameplay by adding more depth in the selection of spells, party composition and tackling of challenging side-missions. While the story remains somewhat macabre, the player has at least some control over the eventual ending thanks to the choices they make. If you've got the cash to spare and you love your JRPGs, make Chaos Rings II a special purchase for this year.
Editor's Choice: Waking Mars (Tiger Style) $4.99 Univ.
Squeaking in under the line thanks to its March 1st release date, Waking Mars is my personal pick of the month as its unique gameplay that revolves around developing a sustainable 'ecosystem' is insanely fun to master. Each area is like a miniature puzzle that must be solved by utilizing knowledge you've gained through experimentation; trial and error has its rewards as you'll be able to unlock the secrets behind why Mars is slowly waking up.
The good times don't stop there though as March was absolutely BURSTING with amazing releases ready to eat up all of your spare change. Highlights of the month include: Battleloot Adventure - an amusing, if simplistic turn-based title that has you conquering various quests to earn vast sums of booty in the kingdom of Kameloot. MotoHeroz - from the company that brought us time-trial classics such as Trials HD, MotoHeroz pushes your limits in controlling their whacky racers. Fibble - Crytek's debut release on the iOS platform and a fun physics puzzler as well... don't let the character's cute appearance fool you as this is no easy challenge. And last, but not least, Angry Birds Space - the long awaited true sequel to the smash-hit bird-flinging simulator manages to push the game in to new territory, while also featuring content sufficient enough to keep hardcore fans occupied.
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Swordigo - http://www.appspy.com/swordigo-review
Chaos Rings II - http://www.appspy.com/chaos-rings-ii-review
Waking Mars - http://www.appspy.com/waking-mars-review
Battleloot Adventure - http://www.appspy.com/battleloot-adventure-review
MotoHeroz - http://www.appspy.com/motoheroz-review
Fibble - http://www.appspy.com/fibble-review
Angry Birds Space - http://www.appspy.com/angry-birds-space-review