Today we look at party game Brain or Monkey, zombie runner Running Dead, and point-and-click style adventure game Age of Enigma: The Secret of the Sixth Ghost for iPad.
First up is the party game Brain or Monkey. This social game brings two or more players together to answer trivia questions. The key is that you have to answer the questions quickly…while you are answering them, you need to place your thumb on the screen to prevent a monkey from eating too many bananas or falling which will lose you the game. The iPhone is then passed around quickly to the next player. The initial version of the game is free with a series of cards to play with, but you can purchase additional cards through the in-app purchase system. The free version “questions” (which aren’t questions but statements, actually) aren’t really that hard, so you might want to consider investing in more cards.
Running Dead is another zombie shooter for iOS, this time in the form of a runner style game. The trailer shows some of the gameplay, which is basically dodging a lot of obstacles, shooting zombies in front and following behind, and picking up additional ammo and such. The top-down 2.5D perspective is pretty interesting, though, and the graphics are quite good. For $0.99 you might want to give it a try.
Lastly, Casual Box Studios has released Age of Enigma: The Secret of the Sixth Ghost for iPad, previously released for PC/Mac. This is the first of a series set in a somewhat creepy world where psychic Ashley must discover and help release ghosts in a haunted house that are trapped. The storyline is somewhat intriguing, and the manner in which you search for items a bit unique…swiping around the screen till the game reveals items and actions to you with a hand. There’s a casual and adventure mode, but even the adventure mode is a bit easy for experienced players. Still, there seems to be more than enough items to gather and puzzles to solve. The game downloads for free for a demo version, but unlocking the full version is $4.99.