This Week in Mobile Gaming - August 3rd, 2010

This Week in Mobile Gaming

This week we partake in some web-slinging action, jump across rooftops while being chased, sprint through the woods, solve puzzles to figure out a mystery and take a stroll around a medieval setting.

Spider-Man Total Mayhem iPhone

Spider-Man: Total Mayhem: How can we not recommend a Spider-Man game for iOS devices? As Spidey, fight through super villains running amok in New York City who are attempting to spread a virus through the city. The game includes more than 20 fighting combos, special attacks, 12 levels, and the use of your Spider-Sense. Familiar faces are abound in the title and you can unlock the black suit, allowing you to replay with the advantages of the symbiote attributes. $6.99 for a beefy game with replay value and great graphics.

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Mirrors Edge iPhone

Mirror's Edge: Originally on the HD consoles, Mirror's Edge has made its way to the iPhone. In parkour fashion, you take control of Faith Connors who is a runner in the future. Make your way across rooftops and obstacles, evading pursuers and reaching your destination. This title brings great graphics and mechanics to iOS devices. $4.99 in the app store.

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Dead Runner iPhone

Dead Runner: A new take on endurance games like Canabalt and Robot Unicorn Attack, except you take on a first-person point of view with a similar aesthetic to Limbo. Make your way through the woods as quickly as possible without running into a tree. The deeper in the woods you go, the faster you run and the amount of trees increases. Dead Runner includes two modes, distance mode and points mode. A buck in the app store.

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Puzzle Agent iPhone

Puzzle Agent: As Nelson Tethers, you must aid the U.S. Department of Puzzle Research to figure out various puzzles and brainteasers to reveal the mystery behind Scoggins Eraser Co. The game is plentiful in puzzles, and if you're still on the fence be sure to check out Rory's review of the Steam version for PC and Mac. $4.99 in the app store.

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*Pick of the Week*

Epic Citadel iPhone

Epic Citadel: This is the first preview of what Epic Games is creating for the iPhone. In Epic Citadel, you get to tour the landscape of the medieval area that will take place in the developers' upcoming Project Sword title for the iPhone and iPad. This game is built wholly with the Unreal engine and is definitely gorgeous. You are limited to just walking around by either tapping where you'd like to walk to or by using the on-screen joystick controls. Although there isn't much to do in the game, it's merely a preview of what Epic has in store as well as an example of the potential that iOS devices have with gaming. The best part about the preview experience is that the app is free.

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Some pretty awesome picks this week, Ranters. There seems to be more mobile titles churning out with more depth and style versus the basic casual games.

What do you think about these picks? Are you planning on throwing down a few bucks to check them out? Let us know in the comments!

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