iPhone Review Round-Up: AirAttack, Chopper 2, The Screetch

Tue, Jul 27, 2010

Frisky Misc, 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.


Top down vertical shooters were all the rage back in the late 1980′s and the genre seems to have had a resurgence recently on the iPhone. AirAttack takes the best of the genre and presents it all in a rendered 3D environment. Dodging bullets and bombs isn’t easy however, and it’s not uncommon to have to play a level many times over in order to complete it. SlidetoPlay, in its review, said that it’s “a seriously fun game” and that “The music that accompanies the game is also top notch and fits the gameplay perfectly. If frantic shoot-’em-ups are your thing, AirAttack is one you’ll play to the end.” Rating: 3 out of 4. Price: 99¢.

Chopper 2

While a very simple game that has you dropping bombs on your enemies, Chopper 2 stands out as being one of the most well controlling and fantastic 3D iPhone games. TheAppEra reviewed the game and said it “looked great” and “can be tons of fun”. Chopper 2 is available on both the iPad and iPhone as a universal app, so it seems to be a great deal for the price. Price: $2.99.

The Screetch

A twist on the match three game, The Screetch takes what many match three puzzle games tout as a feature, that being freezing certain gems on the board, and basing the entire game around it. Certain pieces of the puzzle will be covered in “Screetch” and can only be broken by matching a pair of adjacent pieces. When you break “Screetch” pieces, a vial will fill on the right of the screen. When the vial is filled, the level is complete and you can move on to the next.

In their review, GameZebo said that the game is disappointing because it doesn’t do enough to stand out. “Other than change up how many different colors available for matching, there is only one fast-growing hazard and only one power-up opportunity.” Rating: 3 out of 5. Price: $2.99.

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  • Dogbog

    Gamezebo sucks! They make review, but don't play the game enough. The author tell about fast-growing hazard, but it's turn-based game, there is no need to play it fast. Maybe therefore they already delete this review)