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3 iPhone Games that Tell Legendary Stories

Some stories are timeless, and some of the best mobile games build their own storylines around the stuff of myths and legends.  Timeless stories capture the imagination; when translated into an interactive game, these stories come alive and allow players of all ages to immerse themselves in a classic tale.

Naked King” is a free game from ActOn that takes the iconic image of the emperor stripped of everything and builds a delightful castle defense strategy adventure around it.  Instead of a king duped by unscrupulous advisors, however, this Naked King has lost his clothes by force.  He needs to reclaim them—not to mention his crown—or he’ll be late for a very important date.  It’s not just any date, either. It’s a wedding date with a princess.  Don’t worry, warriors, this isn’t much of a romance.

“Naked King” is first and foremost about defending, improving, and fortifying one’s own castle while reducing the enemy castle to rubble in each progressive stage.  The enemies are pretty easy to spot, being a fantastic array of monsters, with some challenging extra-monstrous bosses thrown in.  To emerge victorious (and fully clothed), players start by producing food using worker units, increasing resources until they can build an army consisting of knights, snipers, heroes, wizards, and more.

Hero of Sparta II” is $4.99 and from Gameloft that tells a new tale in a legendary setting.  The dedication of the Greek city-state of Sparta to a culture of combat is historical fact, but it’s been raised to the status of legend.  “Hero of Sparta II” mixes history with myth by adding a liberal dose of Greek mythology, and then sets the player loose in this fantasty hack-n-slash as the warrior Argos returns from the Underworld.  The Spartan warrior faces a new set of challenges and ever-more imposing enemies, inviting players to unleash their own inner warrior in incredible combat scenes.

Ikaros” is a $1.99 and from Riverman Media LLC that takes the famous myth of a young man who builds his own wings in order to fly and transforms it into an addictive game experience.  Beautiful 2D animation complements the well-designed gameplay.  Ikaros, better known as Icarus to much of the world, must escape the island of Crete.  In order to do so, he takes flight—but it is a risky endeavor.  Limited flapping ability means that players must time their landings in order to progress.  Along the way, they’ll gather treasure in order to fill Ikaros’s Flight Meter.  In the myth, of course, Icarus does not succeed—but in the game, players have a chance to rewrite history.

Whether it’s one man against gravity, one man against the world, or one man and an army against a mob of pants-stealing monsters, these three games know how to entertain.  iOS mobile apps can be the perfect portal into a more magical, mythical world for players who want to exercise their imagination.

10 Fun Games for your Smartphone

Whether you want to relax, use your logical reasoning skills, or just kill some time, there is a game to suit your taste. They are the best way to relieve stress and take your mind off work. Convert your smartphone into a portable gaming device. Here’s a list of 5 games that shouldn’t be free.

Here is a list of another 10 fun games for your smartphone.

1. Angry Birds 

Help the birds take revenge against the pigs who stole their eggs.  Players use a slingshot to launch the birds and hit the pigs on various structures in the game area. As you advance through the levels, new birds with better abilities appear. Angry Birds is one of the best games available for your smartphone.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

2. Uno

The classic card game, helps you de-stress as you play against bots or your own friends across the globe.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

3. Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game that ensures satisfying fruit carnage as you slice and dice everything on your screen.  It features multiple gameplay modes,  leaderboards and multiplayer.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

4. X Construction

A fun puzzle game that requires you to build bridges with limited materials and in limited time. A game for the engineering mind which loves building. X Contruction is definitely among the best paid games on Android.

Price: Paid | Available on Android

5. Scrabble

The classic spelling game is now available for your smartphone. Its time to show your word skills, challenge your friends or play against the bots.

Price: Free | Available on Apple

6. Sudoku

Sharpen your mind with the logical number placement game now on your smartphone.

Price: Free | Available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

7. Paper Toss

The perfect game for times when you feel unproductive, bored or just plain frustrated. Crumble the paper and thrash it. The Game is surprisingly fun at those times when you have nothing to do.

Price: Paid | Available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry

The Sims 3

The famous strategic life simulation computer game is also available for your smartphone. With The Sims 3 you can live a full fledged virtual life. Different versions of the game is also available.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

9. Solitaire

The famous table top card game is now in your pocket. You can select from a number of card game options across platforms depending on what you want to play.

Price: Free/Paid | Available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

10. Hangman

A classic word guessing game. Hangman sharpens your spelling and logical skills and is one of the best ways to kill time.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

iPhone/iPad Game App Review: Dead Space

Dead Space™ is a sci-fi action game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This game features enough blood and violence to make any FPS gamer satisfied. While some people stated that this game was frightening, it was far from it. However, blood drenched corpses will fall from the corridors and the dark atmosphere should be enough for some of the more casual gamers to tremble.

You are Vandal who is left alone to fend for himself as menacing alien beings called Necromorphs try to attack and eat you for dinner.  If you have experience playing any third person shooter for the iOS device then you should have no problem navigating through this game. You will use the left side of the screen to either run, or walk and the right side of the screen will be used for aiming and controlling your point of view.

Those who are familiar with the console version should see recognizable abilities and weapons. You will have several weapons such as the plasma saw along with gadgets like the kinesis and stasis module.  Kinesis will use some kind of laser type force to pick up and throw objects that you normally couldn’t do with your own strength. And the stasis module is also available and will allow you to form a force field around a Necromorph, essentially paralyzing it and leaving it open for you to gleefully kill.

The game offers eleven exciting chapters which should take from anywhere between 4-10 hours. The game is full of suspense and you might notice your pulse rising just a bit. The graphics are beautiful and the sound effects are really realistic. Those who actually watch the cut scenes will also be satisfied with the voice over’s. This game is really an excellent FPS game and those who are a fan of them will definitely need to check this game out!. The cost of this game is $6.99.

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