Top New and Updated Free iPad Games by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
It’s no secret that smartphones and tablets are really game consoles. The fact that you can do other things with them is merely coincidental.
In that vein we’d like to point you to some of our favorites that imbue the following key characteristics; they have to be released or updated withing the last 30 days, they are free to download, they do not have exorbitant IAPs – nothing over $9.99, they make good use of the iPad increased real estate, and, of course, they are fun to play!
So here are 7 standouts in no particular order.
The Tower – In this fun puzzle app from Ketchapp you’ll be required to concentrate and you’ll need quick reflexes. You are tasked with building the tallest tower in the world. While playing against your friends or strangers you’ll be tapping the screen to carefully place ever-smaller blocks atop one another so they balance and let you keep going higher.
But watch out! As you go higher the pieces you’re balancing keep getting smaller so to properly place them, as you’d expect, the game gets harder and harder.
Frozen Free Fall – Disney’s match-3 game derived from its hit movie, Frozen, features great graphics and, of course, your favorite Frozen characters to make it even more fun to play. Your game-playing adventure will take you through the Kingdom of Arendelle with Anna, Elsa and others. Without opting for any IAPs you get hundreds of puzzles to work on and can unlock additional characters as you do.
This game is a terrific addition to your game rotation and will surely be a favorite of all the Disney fans in your family.
Swing Copters – If you’re jonesing for a Flappy Bird clone that you can spend some time with, try this one. It has pretty good gameplay on the iPad and will keep you entertained. The difficulty level is a bit more than we’d like but if you stay with it you can definitely improve and get some decent runs out of it.
We would like to see a simpler mode to start with, which would help those who, maybe because they’ve been living under a rock, have not already learned how to play these types of games.
The swinging obstacles add to the appeal of the game and make it worth a download.
Cheating Tom – Can you get through school simply by cheating? Not the greatest message for kids but definitely a fun game to play. With over 100 levels of assorted challenges, from copying answers from your fellow students to outsmarting teachers, this game will keep you on your toes and entertained.
Reactions from the other characters in the game add to the fun as you collect powerups and do your best to cheat your way to straight A’s.
Subway Surfers – Truth be told this is probably one of the most addictive games some of us have ever played, and played, and played. It has terrific replay value and through the use of special challenges, daily and weekly specials, and long running challenges that might take days or even weeks to complete, you just keep coming back for more.
We really like this one (can you tell?) and hope that other developers take a cue from how they are able to start out pretty easy but then build up the difficulty without ever becoming impossible.
Tower Boxing – This retro-styled game is just a ton of fun. What makes it so much fun? We don’t know about you but the most fun we’ve every had was when we were intentionally breaking something.
And breaking something big is better than breaking something small.
So what can be more fun than knocking down a skyscraper! Seriously, you need to download this free game and start punching. You won’t regret it.
Piano Tiles (Don’t Tap The White Tile) – For those of you who like a game that requires concentration and focus, Piano Tiles is sure to scratch your itch. You’ll need to complete the game to get a high score so stay with it. You’ll also improve as you go and learn to stay in the zone.
One aspect of this game that we appreciate is that the audio tracks feature classical pieces such as Fur Elise and Ode to Joy. They should probably open this up to other genres or even your own playlist, but we’re not complaining.
What do YOU think? We’d love to hear your comments and know what games you’re playing. Let us know!