Beautiful, simple iPhone games
May 4, 2009 10:48 AM   Subscribe

I love Ferry Halim's Orisinal games. What are some games for the iPhone with a similar beautiful aesthetic and simple gameplay? Bonus points, as always, for free or cheap.
posted by fiercecupcake to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Rasta Monkey is the cutest game of all time, and apparently addictive like crack, because my boyfriend plays it while we're in bed together.
posted by Juliet Banana at 10:51 AM on May 4, 2009

Not quite a game, but an iPhone version of the Tone Matrix that was a hit on the blue a few weeks ago is coming out in a few days. It's called Melodica, and you can see a demo of it here.

PS: Avoid the Tone Matrix apps that are out already. I've tried them and they are very buggy.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:00 AM on May 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Surely you haven't missed Flight Control? It was the #1 paid game for a while, and it's beautifully designed both graphically and in terms of gameplay.
posted by nicwolff at 12:04 PM on May 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

Eliss (itunes store link) is probably the best (cheap at any price) iPhone game I've ever played. My review is here.
posted by TimeDoctor at 12:25 PM on May 4, 2009

Best answer: Zenbound. Gorgeous sound and graphics. Wrap a rope around a shape. No rush. Just try and wrap as much as possible (with the limitation being the length of the rope and the complexity of the shape.) Even the opening screen says "Designed for headphones"
posted by filmgeek at 12:31 PM on May 4, 2009

Seconding Flight Control.
posted by furtive at 1:20 PM on May 4, 2009

ZenBound is pretty much what you want. Honestly, it's the only iPhone game I haven't been disappointed in so far. BeBot is also good fun but it isn't really a game, more of an amusing toy.
posted by chairface at 2:09 PM on May 4, 2009

Check out Orbital
posted by exogenous at 8:52 AM on September 6, 2009

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