Aerox, SimCity Deluxe, Armageddon – iPhone Game Reviews

Mon, Aug 2, 2010

iPhone, Mobile

With so many games being released on the iTunes app store, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with which ones you should or shouldn’t be playing on your iPhone. Thankfully, we have the review round-up to show you the best games available on the app store, complete with summaries and reviews from all around the web.


Sporting squeaky clean graphics, soothing music and tight controls, Aerox looks to take the “ball-rolling” genre that has invaded the iPhone to the next level. Much like the Marble Blast or Super Monkey Ball games, the objective in Aerox is to roll a ball to the end of the level, avoiding as many obstacles as possible along the way. Controlling the ball simply requires that you tilt your iPhone in which direction you’d like to roll it.

TouchArcade reviewed the game and said “there’s a lot to like about Aerox” and that it “isn’t perfect” but they did appreciate the developer’s handling feedback and the promise for future updates to the game. Price: $1.99.

SimCity Deluxe

While it appears to be nothing more than a massive update to the 2008 iPhone original, SimCity Deluxe has enough upgrades and updates to make the new purchase worth it. Deluxe plays much like the original, but with less UI intrusion, graphical upgrades and a few more bells and whistles.

GameZebo reviewed Deluxe and said it was the “best city builder game for the iPhone” but it still lacks much of what makes the PC version so satisfying and fun. “It may still lack the lustre and depth of the PC builds, but those who’ve played the earlier iPhone edition will notice a marked improvement in Deluxe.” Rating: 3.5 out of 5. Price: $6.99.


A no holds barred side-scrolling strategy game best describes Armageddon. On the left of the screen, you have your tanks and artilleries, and on the right is the enemy with largely the same. The objective is simple: Destroy your enemy before he destroys you. To do so, you’re given a huge arsenal to choose from, in which you can purchase upgrades after defeating enemies.

Slidetoplay, in their review, said the game’s difficulty is “inbalanced” in that anything but easy is very, very hard. “However, if you’re into unlocking cool and powerful new tools as you progress through a game, Armageddon on easy mode satisfies.” Rating: 2 out of 4. Price: $2.99.

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