Games I Play On My iPhone (Part 2)

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Published in


After reading my Part 1 post, some people said that I play more games than them! Now that's a surprise really, as I have mentioned before that I am NOT into online games. I mean, you can hardly see me play games on my Macbook or iPhone!

Anyway, here are some more games that I have played before - some of which I have already stopped playing, while others I am still playing on and off, according to my mood. Haha!

The one that I really liked when it first came out is Draw Something

You need to play this game with a friend which you can invite to play or by finding friends in Facebook who are already playing the game.

As the name of this game suggests, you just draw something to let your friend guess what it is that you have drawn. Pretty simple. However, you can't just draw anything. You are given a choice of three random words to draw, ranked by difficulty.

As you can see above, the word 'open' is easier to draw than the word 'wicked'. So if you draw 'wicked', your friend earns 3 coins (instead of 1 coin if you drew 'open') if he or she succeeds in guessing it right!

Your friend who is doing the guessing is given a number of blank spaces representing the word and a selection of scrambled letters which include all the letters in the word plus some other letters not found in the word.

The really fun part is viewing your friend's attempt to guess the word after he or she is done! Below I am watching a replay of my friend Marzie guessing the word 'RAPTURE', a future event mentioned in the Bible. I tried my best to draw it with people being lifted up in the air with the bright yellow sun and blue color to show it's the sky. I even hinted by writing the word "Future Biblical Event". LOL!

Unfortunately, she did not manage to guess it correctly. Guess my drawing sucks! Haha!

OK, this is another one - the word is ESKIMO - and she managed to guess it right. Yay!

Notice the bomb? That's for the guesser to use. By clicking on the bomb, the letters that do not belong to the word are eliminated, thus making it easier for you to guess the word. However, bombs are limited and you need coins to purchase them, so use them wisely.

Below is my feeble attempt to draw MILKMAN. Haha!! I can never draw a proper human.

The good thing for people who are artistic is, you can draw as beautifully as you like and there are variety of colors for you to choose from!

Sometimes, I really laugh hard when people guess wrongly. Look at this. ROSE? Haha!! Does it look anything like a rose?! OK, sorry Rad : D

After you have drawn and your friend have done guessing, it's your friend's turn to draw and you do the guessing. And so it keeps going on and on. Pure fun!

But I have to admit this game does not offer you a strong goal to aim for, so it sort of gets boring after some time. Now I no longer play it anymore.

Now here's something interesting - Draw Something was so successful when it first launched that within 50 days after its release, it was downloaded 50 million times! Developed by Omgpop, it had caught the attention of game giant Zynga, which bought it over for US$180 million!!

Unfortunately, that was a bad decision on Zynga's part, because right after the purchase, Draw Something started to lose its popularity, and Zynga's stock price dropped by 50 percent as a result! Ouch!

Another game that I played (and occasionally still play) is Triple Town. Guess what attracted me to this game? It's the cute bear! Haha!

Triple Town is a game where you aim to build the biggest city possible. You build by matching 3 or more game-pieces together. For example, combine 3 grasses to make a flower, 3 flowers to make a bush, 3 bushes to make a tree, 3 trees to make a hut and so on... you get the idea! You just keep doing it until you've filled the board with houses, cathedrals and castles!

However, the bears tend to get in the way by taking up spaces. Look! The bears don't appear so cute any more! Blocking the bears will turn them into gravestones. And here is where you need some strategy. For 3 gravestones combined will turn into a church, and 3 churches into a cathedral!

So the bears are not so bad after all! The real enemy are not the bears but the ninja bears, which appear later in the game. These ninja bears can teleport from one empty spot to another all over the board so they are a real pain (in the neck). Depends how good your strategy is, the ninja bears can either irritate you or make it all the more fun!

Recently, I downloaded a game onto my iPhone - it's called DreamWorks Dragons : Tap Dragon Drop.

If you have seen the DreamWorks' movie 'How To Train Your Dragon', you may probably like this game. I think this is more for children to play, but then adults can find it quite fun too.

The game is basically about getting the dragon to herd sheep into their pens. There are obstacles which you as the player must think of how to overcome. Ample tools are provided and the dragon can pick up rocks, roar to make the sheep move, smash statues, and burn stuffs with its fire, but stop short of carrying the sheep. 

The sheep are quite vulnerable and can die by dropping from a great height, getting eaten by sharks, and it can even get accidentally roasted by the dragon's fire! I tell you - they are weak!!

To me, it's more of a logical puzzle game. You need to complete each step in the right order or you will lose a lot of sheep! But sometimes, out of frustration, I just kill off those hopeless sheep by burning them, pushing them off the cliff or just feed them to the sharks. Watching them die can be a source of enjoyment. Muahaha!!

One of the games that got me addicted not too long ago is Temple Run.

The story behind this game is simple. An explorer steals an idol from an ancient temple and is chased by demonic looking monkeys, thus the name Temple Run.

There is no level to this game. Your objective is just to run as far and as long as possible without being caught by the monkeys, or crash into obstacles along the way, or fall to your death.

To jump over tree trunks or broken bridges, you can slide your finger forward. To pass under a tree hole or fire, slide your finger backward. To turn the corners, simply slide your finger to the right or left.

The character runs really fast and sometimes you need to tilt your iPhone to collect coins along the way.    This game can be very thrilling and is definitely not a game you want to play if you are looking for relaxation.

However, I did not like its graphics that much. Recently, a friend introduced me another game quite similar to Temple Run but with much better graphics. It's called Subway Surfers.

Just like Temple Run, the objective of this game is to run as far and as long as possible. But instead of being chased by demonic monkeys, you are being chased by cops!

And the title Subway Surfers already gives you a hint that you will be doing all the running along rail tracks so you will be dodging trains, jumping hurdles and even running on top of the trains.

And just like Temple Run, you get to collect coins along the way. Only difference is, Subway Surfers does not require you to tilt your iPhone, so it's easier, but may not necessarily be more fun.

Also just like Temple Run, you slide your finger forward to jump, slide backward to tuck and roll, and slide right and left to switch lanes or tracks. However, unlike Temple Run, there are no corners to turn so it's all straight and easy to see what's ahead, thus making it easier to plan your move.

There are many power-ups in this game like a special magnet that can attracts all those coins, boots that increase your running speed and jetpacks that actually let you fly above all the obstacles! These power-ups can be earned by playing the game or can be bought via the in-game store.

Oops! I didn't quite make through the hurdle, so it's GAME OVER!!

I find the graphics of Subway Surfers much more attractive and colorful compared to Temple Run and that's the main reason I no longer play the latter.

So there you are - the games I play on my iPhone. I'm sure I will be trying out more new games in the future but I still have this to say - I am NOT into games! : )

Wishing on a Falling Star