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Platform games for iPhone and iPad: Ten of the best

The Apple App Store has a huge selection of platform games available to download for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, including both free (with ads) and paid ones. However, just like with all other types of applications, some are worth downloading more so than others.

Mark Brown over on the website has recently published an article that lists what he believes are ten of the best platform games available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The very first game on the list is SilverTree Media’s 3D puzzle-platformer Cordy, which sees players taking control of a little robot named Cordy.

Although the Cordy game is free to download, players do have the option of buying additional content via in-app purchase. The free game features just 4 levels, while the full game provides you with a total of 27 levels. Another platform game worth considering is One Single Life, which Brown says is more of an arty experiment than a real game.

The One Single Life game is all about a guy who believes he can make a series of death-defying leaps between rooftops and as the title suggests, players only get one life to complete all the levels. Meanwhile, the Pix’n Love Rush game has players rushing through neon-tinted worlds while dodging enemies, collecting coins and trying to rack up a high score.

Cascadia Games’ Cavorite is another game that made it onto the top 10 list. The game — which costs £1.49 to download — features a total of 63 levels across three unique worlds, boss battles, retro 16-bit era graphics and more than 60 Game Center achievements to unlock. Hook Champ on the other hand sees players using a grappling hook to swing through haunted ruins.

The Hook Champ game includes varied levels, character upgrades, collectibles and local, global and OpenFeint high score boards. To-Fu: The Trials of Chi is also listed as one of the best platform games. Players move their character by stretching and pinging him across the screen. The game features 130 unique trials, with various obstacles to overcome.

When first looking at the Continuity 2: The Continuation game, you’ll think that it just looks like your typical stickman jumper. However, once you zoom out you will discover that the level’s individual rooms are in fact giant tiles that players can slide about in order to rearrange the entire play area. The list would not be complete without the Sonic the Hedgehog 4 game.

The Sonic the Hedgehog 4 game comes with two exclusive levels and all of Sonic’s classic moves. The last two games on the list are Roboto, which features more than 30 exciting levels, boss battles and addictive mini-games, and League of Evil, which sees players taking on the role of a special agent that’s out to stop the League of Evil.

You can read more about the games via the App Store links provided. Do you have any of these games downloaded?

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Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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