Skyworks Delivers on Mobile Arcade Games
With Arcade Bowling Lite in the number 4 position among free apps and Arcade Bowling and Arcade Hoops Basketball selling in the top 50 among paid apps, Skyworks is making a mark with their games for the iPhone/iPod. We took a look at a few of these games and were pleased with what we found. None of the games are too complex or require too much thought or skill, but they deliver when it comes to quick easy fun.
Arcade Bowling and Arcade Bowling Lite brings the ever popular Skeeball game to your device. Each round that you play gives you the typical 9 balls to roll. To pick up your ball, touch the bottom of the screen and then flick your finger forward to roll the ball. The speed and direction of your finger affects the speed and direction of the ball. Once the ball is launched, you can further fine tune its direction by tilting your phone.
Arcade Bowling is $1.99 in the iTunes App Store. The lite version is free.
Arcade Hoops Basketball and QB Pass Attack Football are similar games with a similar goal. Which one is better? Depends on which sport you like better. In both these games, the object is to throw a ball as many times as you can into a goal before the time is up. Time starts when you throw the first ball. Grab a ball by touching one of the four balls at the bottom of the screen and throw it by flicking your finger toward the goal. Once again, speed and direction matter. Both games have classic and progressive games. The progressive game moves the basketball backboard forward and backward in Arcade Hoops and gives you four quarters of play in QB Pass Attack.
Arcade Hoops Basketball is $1.99 in the iTunes App Store.
QB Pass Attack Football is $1.99 in the iTunes App Store.
While still simple and easy to play, X’s & O’s Football is the most complex of the group. When you launch the game, there are two football teams of 5 players each on the field. You choose from a finite number of pre-designed plays. Then, tap the screen to hike the ball. The players will carry out the play. Your job is to tap the screen where you want the ball tossed. If you time it right and tap the right spot, the pass will be complete and your team will try to run the ball down the field for a touchdown. It is a fun way to play a simple game of football on the go.
X’s & O’s Football is $1.99 in the iTunes App Store.