Been a while since i've posted in here. Been lost of good premium priced games recently, a shift away from the 'often' crappy freemium games.
One huge huge annoying thing to an ios fanboy like me who has tons of apps on his phone - When ios 11 comes out in September 32 bit games wont work anymore. You know those apps where you start them and they appear with 'the developer needs to update this...' that means unless its updated it wont work later on which is a major nightmare. I like 'app dipping' and having a quick go of so many apps but i'll lose a lot of old favourites. My fault in a way for not playing them tons to completion when i originally got them instead of 'hoarding' but frustrating.
But theres been a lot of great premier priced games, heres some...
Arkanoid vs Space Invaders
By Square Enix, i'm so glad its not freemium, works really well. Basically deflect the invaders shots back up to hit them. Very polished game
Ghouls n Ghosts
What Capcom have done (used to be one app) is have seperate apps now for some old classics. Already out is 1942 (controls well), Commando (not so good) and Ghosts n Goblins. I'm hoping the other two will be updated, there are various control methods but it doesnt 'save' your option which is a pain. Ghouls n Ghosts does. Rock hard game though but it does have an easy option which helps. For a quid to have this on your phone its great
Nice retro style shoot em up, controls very well
Nice turn based game with retro style graphics. Been a huge hit on Steam
Lode Runner 1
New revamped version with new graphics, much better than the original on ios as the controls are good and it plays really well
Old Mans Journey
A great looking new game, you change parts of the background so the guy can go on his journey. Quite a 'relaxing' game
Bit like Myst, touch the screen to find objects to continue your path. A nice puzzle style game.
Other games i've recently bought...
TitanQuest - Great conversion, loving this, tons of content
Planescape Torment - Never played this before, would recommend ipad though, too small for the phone
Citadal 1986 - Nice retro style C64 looking platformer
Penarium - From Team 17, nice single screen arcade game
To the Moon - Point n cilck, very polished adventure gaem
Die With glory - Point n click, you have to try and 'die' (you're a viking). Again very good
Space Jetpac - Obviously not a legal copy of Jetpac but it plays alright and its good to have on your phone
I'm gutted about Apple getting rid of 32 bit apps, many wont be updated as obviously those old apps dont make a profit anymore so i'm sure devs wont spend money on updating them. Some will but not 'lesser hits'. But the amount of premium apps coming out now is great, theres one out next week which looks a bit like a Rogue Squadron style of game, cant wait to get that.
Best $10 i've spent ? Its signing up to builds.io for a year, can then install (non jailbreak) the apps and emulators they have. Love the emulators !