It was bound to happen someday. Pac-Man, being a round yellow ball, was destined to star in a game that emulates those old marble maze games where you tilt the maze to roll around a marble. Similar to Kirby Tilt N Tumble, you must tilt your tablet device to roll Pac-Man around a maze, eating all the dots and avoiding all the ghosts in order to make it to the exit of each level. But luckily, Pac-Man has friends to help him this time. Pac-Man Friends is available to download on iOS and Android devices, but reviewed on iPad here.
About a month or two ago, my good friend Leroy reviewed Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake for PC, and it looked like a game that was right up my alley. So Cartoon Network Games was gracious enough to give me a review code for the iPad version. So in honor of MY real birthday, which is today, September 15, here is my own take on this cute little puzzle game.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have delighted kids since, well, when I was a kid! I was a little too old to get into them back then, but boy I sure did love the original arcade game! Now the four heroes are just as popular as ever, with a computer animated series on Nickelodeon and a new summer movie. Fans can relive the action of the recent film with a game based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.
Two adorable little pandas need your help! They’re trapped between stacks of tiles, and need you to clear them away! Panda Pandamonium is best described as a fast-action arcade Mah-Jongg style game, and it’s available to download on iOS devices (reviewed on iPad here).
A tribe of little furballs lives happily in the forest, when all of a sudden an evil wizard kidnaps their princess! Now the little furries must enter the wizard’s stronghold and save the day in The Brave Furries, a downloadable puzzle game for iOS devices and Google Play (reviewed on iPad here). I’m not sure how making colored fuzzballs hop into similar colored glowing spheres arranged in a spider web grid will save a princess, but oh well. This puzzler is like a modern take on those ‘jump-a-peg’ games, you know, like the ones you can play at Cracker Barrel while you wait for your food.
DreamWorks’ popular computer animated film, How to Train Your Dragon, has spawned a recent summer movie sequel as well as an animated series on television. Now your kids can enjoy a digital storybook based on the characters and settings from the franchise. It’s available for download on iOS devices, but reviewed on iPad here.
Another one of Cartoon Network’s most popular shows, Adventure Time, is about a boy named Finn and his talking magical dog friend Jake as they go on crazy adventures in the land of Ooo. In their newest game: Time Tangle, Finn mistakenly breaks the Time Totem and must dash through portals to repair time. This third-person, continuously running action game is available for download on iOS devices, Google Play, and Amazon (review on iPad here).
One of Cartoon Network’s most popular animated series is Regular Show, and it’s all about a rag-tag group of characters who work at a city park where crazy stuff happens on a regular basis. In one of the episodes, a rival park starts a prank war, and the whole episode parodies war movies like Rambo and Terminator. This game is based on that episode. Gene, the rival park manager, steals a time machine so he can go to the past and win the prank war for good. Now you must help Mordecai, Rigby, Skips, Muscle Man, and the rest of the gang take their park back in this very creative tower defense style game. The Great Prank War is available to download on iOS devices, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore (reviewed on iPad here).
Three little monster critter things live happily with an elder monster critter thing. But one day, a big ugly monster critter thing kidnaps the elder, and so the three little monsters set out on an adventure to rescue him! Mighty Adventure is a colorful continuously running 2-D platformer where you switch between the three critters to use their special skills to bypass obstacles. It’s available to download on iOS devices, and reviewed on iPad here.
The Kingdom of Arcadias was being ravaged by warring armies, until one day the princess of the land took up the sword and led her people to victory. From then on she was known as the Battle Princess. Now the kingdom is being plagued again by opposing armies, and they’ve unleashed new living weapon monsters, too! And what’s worse, the king of the land has been turned into a talking goose! So now once again the Battle Princess must take up arms and lead her people to triumph in this download-only 2-D side-scrolling action game for PS3.