The iPhone 5 hasn’t even been released for a whole month, and producers are already waging the war of ‘who’s going to produce the best, iPhone 5-optimized free game for the device’. There are some good contenders on the market already, some of whom you will find featured below.
JAM: Jets Aliens Missiles
On first glance, there might not be anything new or particularly exciting about JAM: Jets Aliens Missiles – especially if you’ve played the classics of the alien chase-and-battle genre, such as G.R.I.N.D. and numerous others. However, there is no beating around the bush when it comes to the sheer value, both visual and in terms of gameplay that JAM provides. You get to make aliens explode, and then explode some more, over the course of five long, rewarding levels. There are also power boosts for buying better missiles, shields and repainting your jet. In brief, JAM is one top quality arcade space shooter, that is bound to keep you entertained for several hours of play.
The whole point with Temple Run is to see as far off into the distance as possible. As such, the new version of this game is perfectly suited for the taller screen of the iPhone 5. The game can be downloaded completely free of charge. Critics have been arguing that the extra millimeters of visual real estate won’t do much to change the gameplay of this mobile gaming classic—but one thing is for sure: it will definitely make it easier on the eyes!
Happy Street is one of those games that will find you casually playing during a work break or a longer commute – only to then have you discover that it’s rather hard to go without it. Essentially, it’s a mobile sim which has you in charge of a street. Start out by building your own home, then go on to build more homes and businesses for incoming townsfolk. The faster you develop the street, the more difficult (yet also rewarding) the process of maintaining it will turn out to be.
Solitaire Pro by Fino Soft
This game app was released recently, in late September 2012, after the world-awaited launch of the iPhone 5. It has been specifically designed with the iPhone 5 in mind, and its speedier, larger, more efficient touch screen in view. The game basics are that of a classic Solitaire game, and the producer encourages gamers to use it as practice for their poker game. Truth be told, Solitaire may or may not increase your abilities to play poker, but it most certainly help will away otherwise dull moments.
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans is an absolute must-have for amateurs of strategy games, which, incidentally, also happen to be all the rage now for smartphone gamers, the same way casino games seemed to have taken over the market a few months back. The core of the gameplay is to build and develop your base community, and then defend it from the other players that will attempt to attack, conquer and take over. You get to defend your base camp by placing landmines, which require energy and gold. The further you get into the game, the more resources you will need to deploy for your defense. And, like many other freemium game titles, Clash of Clans is developed to have you constantly coming back for more.
Author Bio:- Doc Morrows is a hardcore gamer, both on desktop devices and on mobile devices—not to mention gaming consoles. When he’s unwinding after a hard day of gaming, he likes to play solitaire online, off his new iPhone 5.