TouchArcade's Best iOS Games for September 2012

by

apple touch icon 2iOS gaming site (and sister site) TouchArcade has posted a roundup of their Best iOS Games for September 2012.

The list of games consists of the highest rated iOS games from just the month of September, and offers a variety of genres. Topping the list are a physics puzzler, matching puzzler, and a side-scrolling hack-and-slash game. The remainder of the list offers a similarly diverse list that may appeal to different types of gamers.

5 Stars

Bad Piggies

Bad Piggies, $0.99 / HD
[Review] - [Forum Thread] - A fantastically fresh spin on the Angry Birds formula, this time you play as the pigs and build various contraptions to reassemble your grand plan for stealing the eggs from the birds. This game is shockingly good, and shouldn't be missed. Sandbox mode, in particular, is incredible.

Super Monsters Ate My Condo!

Super Monsters Ate My Condo!, $0.99
[Review] [Forum Thread] - The original game was awesome, but this new Bejeweled Blitz-like spin on the formula cranks things up to 11. Two minute long games are hectic from start to finish, and if you're good, you can still pull off those insane scores that people loved bragging about in the original Monsters Ate My Condo.

God of Blades

God of Blades, $2.99
[Review] - [Forum Thread] - An incredibly unique game with art and sound design that's out of this world. It almost reminds us of Sword & Sworcery in a way in that the game is so artistic that the entire experience is something you don't see very often on the App Store. Definitely dig into our review.

4.5 Stars

Lili™

Lili™, $4.99
[Review] - [Forum Thread] - This Unreal engine powered game has a look at feel that is by far the most Nintendo-like I've seen on the App Store. Add a sword fighting mechanic and a Triforce, and it might pass for Zelda. The flower picking mechanic is a little weird, but it's easy to get into.

Rayman Jungle Run

Rayman Jungle Run, $2.99
[Review] - [Forum Thread] - When I first heard of this game, I rolled my eyes expecting another Temple Run clone. Instead, we got a platformer that is not only totally awesome but feels perfect on the iPhone.

Plight of the Zombie

Plight of the Zombie, $2.99
[Review] - [Forum Thread] - A really slick line drawing stealth game that puts the player in charge of moving zombies around various levels. If you're tired of zombie games, give this one a try, it feels really fresh compared to most mindless zombie games.

Super Hexagon

Super Hexagon, $0.99
[Review] - [Forum Thread] - This game has taken the TouchArcade crew by storm, with Jared and Arn fiercely competing on leaderboards with a few of our mutual Twitter followers. I'm not good enough at video games to make a good effort, but if you like very short very fast paced games, you need this one.

Splice : Tree of Life

Splice : Tree of Life, $3.99
[Review] - [Forum Thread] - Cipher Prime nails it again with an oddly obscure cellular puzzler. It started its life on the PC, but like all of their games, the iPad almost feels like Splice's natural home.

TouchArcade also lists their readers' top most anticipated games. Topping the list is Infinity Blade Dungeons, which was first previewed at Apple's iPad 3 media event in March, but hasn't yet been released.

Top Rated Comments

decafjava Avatar
108 months ago

Angry Birds has a storyline? lol To me it seems to be a case of, "pig eat my egg, I kill pig... THE END"

I think he means he wishes there were games with actual storylines as popular as simple casual games like Angry Birds.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arn Avatar
108 months ago

I absolutely HATE Super Hexagon. After I bought it, I immediately assumed it was another one of those apps that only showed up at the top of the app store list due to scam-reviews. I couldn't imagine how ANYONE could think that game was fun. Now I'm really shocked to see it on this list. I thought it was one of the lowest quality games I'd ever played on the iPhone, and it was very boring and simplistic to boot. But I guess people really do like that sort of thing... Again, I'm shocked. I would definitely not recommend Super Hexagon.


I've got to 91 seconds on the starting level. I loved it.

I don't think boring is a good description. I can see how some people might not like it but more because its very hard.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
STiNG Operation Avatar
108 months ago

wasn't that supposed to be released ages ago

oh and I love that toucharcade doesn't put the price of the HD Bad Piggies (it ain't $0.99) almost as much as how I love that Roxio won't do universal apps. And I'm sure in a few weeks they will release their Bad Piggies Seasons Level Pack as another app so they can try to rule the charts even more. Tacky move that I wish Apple had never allowed (same with Cut the Rope, Where's My and others that try the same stunt)

I agree, honestly my fav game is amazing breaker.....3 starred every level available lol. I haven't played angry birds since it first came out and don't plan on buying bad piggies. I'll stick with amazing breaker, jet pack joyride, infinity blade, and free music dload....:D
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
singhjeet29 Avatar
108 months ago

I've got to 91 seconds on the starting level. I loved it.

I don't think boring is a good description. I can see how some people might not like it but more because its very hard.


You're beating me by a second arn :mad:

:p

I'm addicted to Super Hexagon, its so fantastically simple, fun, retro. I absolutely love it, hope Terry updates it for the 5's screen.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

16inchmacbookpromain

Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to Feature Flat-Edged Design, MagSafe, No Touch Bar and More Ports

Thursday January 14, 2021 9:32 pm PST by
Apple is working on two new MacBook Pro models that will feature significant design changes, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note to investors that was obtained by MacRumors. According to Kuo, Apple is developing two models in 14 and 16-inch size options. The new MacBook Pro machines will feature a flat-edged design, which Kuo describes as "similar to the iPhone 12" ...
iphone x camera close

iOS 14.4 Will Introduce Warning on iPhones With Non-Genuine Cameras

Thursday January 14, 2021 8:07 am PST by
In the second beta of iOS 14.4 seeded to developers and public testers this week, MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has discovered code indicating that Apple will be introducing a new warning on iPhones that have had their camera repaired or replaced with aftermarket components rather than genuine Apple components. "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple camera," the message will...
prototype iphone 12 pro

Prototype iPhone 12 Pro Shown Off in Photos

Wednesday January 13, 2021 3:39 pm PST by
Developer Giulio Zompetti, who often shows off prototype versions of Apple devices, today highlighted a prototype version of the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 12 Pro is running an operating system called SwitchBoard, a nonUI version of the iOS 14 update that Apple uses internally. We've seen SwitchBoard on prototype devices before, as Apple uses it to test new features. Zompetti's prototype...
find my app safari post

Safari Allows Users to Enable Hidden 'Items' Tab in 'Find My' App Ahead of AirTags Launch

Wednesday January 13, 2021 5:45 am PST by
As seen in screenshots obtained by MacRumors in 2019, Apple's long-rumored AirTags items trackers are expected to be managed through the Find My app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Now, any user can get an early look at this tab. MacRumors reader David Chu today alerted us that the hidden "Items" tab in the Find My app can be enabled on an iPhone or iPad by typing in the link findmy://items in...
pioneer carplay wc5700nex

The Best Apple-Related Accessories at CES 2021

Wednesday January 13, 2021 1:16 pm PST by
CES 2021 is taking place digitally this year, and it hasn't been as exciting as in past years because many vendors have opted out. That said, some companies are still showing off some interesting Apple-related accessories that are coming out this year and that will be of interest to Mac, iPad, and iPhone users. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Pioneer Wireless...
Hue module dimmer switch

Philips Hue Announces New Wall Switch Module, Dimmer Switch, and Outdoor Light Bar

Thursday January 14, 2021 3:11 am PST by
Philips Hue has announced a new wireless dimmer switch module that lets Hue bridge owners directly control the smart lighting from their standard wall switches. The new Philips Hue wall switch module is the ideal addition to any Philips Hue set up. Installed behind existing light switches, it allows users to turn their existing switch into a smart switch and ensures their smart lighting is...
macbook pro 16 inch thunderbolt

Bloomberg: Next-Generation MacBook Pro to Offer Improved Displays, Faster Charging Over MagSafe

Thursday January 14, 2021 11:36 pm PST by
Following today's report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlining major changes for the next-generation MacBook Pro models coming in the third quarter of this year, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has weighed in with his own report corroborating some of the details but seemingly differing a bit on others. First, Gurman shares more details on the return of MagSafe charging to the MacBook Pro, indicating...
cook cbs this morning

CBS This Morning: Apple to Make 'Big Announcement' Tomorrow Morning

Tuesday January 12, 2021 8:46 am PST by
CBS This Morning today shared a short clip of an upcoming interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook in which addressing last week's events at the U.S. Capitol, with Cook saying "it's key that people be held accountable for it." Following the clip, Gayle King of CBS noted that the interview with Cook was not specifically arranged to address the current controversy over Parler and other repercussions, ...
iOS 14

Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Wednesday January 13, 2021 10:03 am PST by
Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new betas coming a month after Apple released the first betas. iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad. Paired with the HomePod 14.4 beta that is...
caldigit thunderbolt 4 dock featured

CalDigit Introduces USB-C Dock With 10 Ports and Up to 94W Charging for Macs [Updated]

Wednesday January 13, 2021 9:16 am PST by
CalDigit today unveiled a new Thunderbolt 4 dock with a wide selection of connectivity options, including three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The dock also has a Thunderbolt 4 port that allows it to be connected to a Mac with a single cable, with up to 94W of pass-through charging for the latest MacBook...