Currently Enjoying: Dungeon Raid
I’m currently really enjoying Dungeon Raid on iPhone/iPod – a really nice little game that strips the level-up element from an RPG and combines it with a puzzle game. It’s great fun. A quote from this review gives a flavor of the game:
You begin each game of Dungeon Raid with a unique text introduction. For example, in one game you may be setting out on a vision quest, and in another you’ve accidentally opened an inter-dimensional portal. Either way, the results are the same: You must battle nameless, faceless monsters and survive for as long as possible.
Skull and bones.
In a typical Match-3 setup, you’re faced with a board full of icons. Instead of swapping them, though, you have to trace a line between at least three to make them disappear off the board. Potions restore your health, shields add to your defense, and gold lets you buy new items. You can also destroy enemies by tracing through skull icons, along with sword icons that increase your attack level.