I like Scrabble and poker, and I’ve often wished that there were some way to combine them. We could call it “Scroker.” Or “Pabble.”
Words and Cards by Ayopa Games Category: iOS Games Works With: iPhone, iPad Price: Free
I haven’t, actually, because who would think of doing that? Plus, those awesome names are copyright me. Don’t steal them.
Anyway, Ayopa Games did think of it, and now we have Words and Cards, a catchy and fun social mobile game that will have you spelling and trying to remember if a flush is better than a straight. Spoiler alert: It is.
I mentioned high-concept games with evocative titles earlier this week when I reviewed Tilt to Live 2, and here’s another one.
Don’t Shoot Yourself! by Ayopa Games Category: iOS Games Works With: iPhone, iPad Price: $0.99
Don’t Shoot Yourself! is a quick, often frustrating little game in which the name says it all. You control a little ship (I guess) trapped inside of a series of shapes. Your main goal is to keep moving for until a number on the right side of the screen counts down to zero, and all the while your little guy is firing bullets all hither and thither. Your secondary goal is not to fly into any of those bullets.
If it sounds daunting, that’s because it is. But it’s still a game worth trying if only to see if you’re up to the challenge.