Fresh iPhone Games for May 5: Frisbee Forever, Imaginary Range, Piclings
A couple of cool new games hitting the iTunes App Store this week are free, so you should snap them up while you can. Frisbee Forever is up first: it has you throwing a frisbee down a track, collecting stars along the way, through 100 different levels. Second is Imaginary Range, an app from Square Enix that combines small games with a comic book story. Get everything you need to know about both, and more, below.
Frisbee Forever (iPhone, iPad) Free
A hundred 3D Frisbee courses stretch out before you in Frisbee Forever, in which you’re challenged to flick a Frisbee disc down various paths to catch stars along the way. You’ll need to guide your disc through rings in order to finish each level. By either tilting your device or tapping arrow controls, you can adjust the path of your disc in mid-flight in order to catch everything.
There are tons of levels and worlds to play through in Frisbee Forever, and earning stars in each level lets you unlock new Frisbees with different designs and attributes. You can also unlock lots of achievements and secrets along the way too.
Imaginary Range (iPhone, iPad) Free
Square Enix, the makers of games such as the Final Fantasy series and Chaos Rings, has released a new offering in Imaginary Range. The app is a comic book that has mini-games scattered throughout, which you’ll have play through during key portions of the story. You’ll also have to pay attention on each panel for hidden objects you can take and use along the way.
Imaginary Range includes various short games to play through, which become unlocked to play anytime once you’ve made it through the story. The games include picture puzzles in which you’ll rearrange tiles to make an image, a Flight Control-like missile attack game, and laser-blasting game that’s a lot like the classic Bust-A-Move.
Piclings (iPhone, iPad) $0.99
Platforming levels in Piclings are similar to what most gamers will be used to -- jump and fly around various levels, avoiding spiky enemies while gathering coins -- but it’s the actual design of each level that’s intriguing. Rather than use drawn backgrounds and large, cartoony video game levels, Piclings uses actual photos, creating the game world using the natural lines found within a photograph or drawing.
Piclings comes with a few levels preloaded, like one that has you running along the back of a pigeon and another in which you’ll climb a brick wall, but the real power of the game is in allowing you to create levels yourself using your own photos. The game will automatically fill in the data about what surfaces or lines your character can stand on and what he’ll fall through, or you can use the game’s level editor and set all the information yourself. Then you can share your levels with other players over the Internet, and check out theirs as well.