One month ago today, many of us were buried under piles of discarded wrapping paper, new toys, and holiday cheer but now we stand with little except the frigid blasts of winter to keep us warm. Thankfully, this is a prefect time to turn to tablet gaming for warmth* and entertainment!
This week’s crop of top iPad games features a complete redesign of pinball as we know it, a twisty, turn-y tree adventure, a Match-3/RPG mash-up, and an atmospheric indie adventure/mystery title. Do any of these belong on your iPad? Read on and judge for yourself!
*Note: we here at Padvance do not advocate tablet gaming as a means of staying warm.
Momonga: Pinball Adventure
An adventure game on a pinball table, or – more accurately – an adventure game with pinball elements, Momonga mixes an overarching plot with boss fights, exploration, and plenty of pinball challenges as you lead the flying squirrel Momonga on a quest to rescue his friends and family from the talons of the evil owls.
Price: Free – $1.99 / £1.49
App Store: Momonga Pinball Adventure
Not particularly Zen in the least, this simple puzzle game has you rotate a ring of stones around a tree to catch falling stones of the same corresponding colour. Like a game of Simon set in your back garden, Zen Training relies on pattern recognition and quick reflexes to keep up with its gameplay.
App Store: Zen Training
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
Equal parts RPG and match-3 puzzler, Clash of Heroes will test your reflexes to as you try to line up falling friends into fearsome phalanxes. Similar in gameplay to Bejeweled, this excellent puzzle game features a surprisingly deep battle system that makes Tetris Attack look like mere child’s play. With a 20-hour campaign and asynchronous multiplayer modes as well, there’s a lot in this game to keep you busy!
Price: $4.99 / £2.99
App Store: Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
Those who loved the classic and moody exploration adventure Myst would do well to set foot in the brooding and atmospheric world of Kairo. With plenty of puzzles to solve and lore to uncover, Kairo can easily suck you into its minimalist world for hours at a clip.
Price: $4.99 / £2.99
App Store: Kairo