Every year there seems to be a handful of games launched on the iPhone 4S that go on to become a global sensation. In 2010/11 Angry Birds proved a worldwide hit with millions of users becoming addicted to the simple game play that the title offered. In 2012 it looks as though two equally as addictive titles are becoming a hit with mobile gamers everywhere. We take a look at Temple Run and GlassPong.
Recently Temple Run has become the top grossing game for the iPhone 4S. The title is a free game although users have the option to purchase additional coins which can be exchanged for power ups and character boosts. The principle of Temple Run is quite simple, guide your explorer character through a series of paths and collect coins along the way while trying to travel as far as you possibly can. There are obviously obstacles in your way which you will need to swerve, jump and slide under to avoid. These actions are performed by simply swiping on the screen of the phone or by tilting your handset. To make things a little more interesting there is a pack of hungry creatures chasing you meaning it is important to avoid the obstacles or they will catch up with you and the game will be over. The simple control mechanism helps make this title so appealing and the colourful graphics resemble a console based game rather than a mobile release. If you like to compete with your friends you have the option to post your scores on Twitter at the end of your game.
Another game available for the iPhone 4S that looks destined to be a huge success in 2012 is GlassPong. The idea behind this title is very simple indeed, you have one minute to bounce as many balls as you can into different glasses. An upward swipe on the screen of the 4S launches your ball while tilting the device to the sides enables you to control which direction they are travelling in. During the game occasionally you are presented with a yellow ball which is worth triple points if you can hit your target. Like Temple Run the game is very easy to play and each game only last 60 seconds which is perfect is you have a few minutes to spare. This game does not require any in game purchases with the developers relying on advertising to generate revenue.
Temple Run on the iPhone 4S looks like being the runaway success that Angry Birds was on the iPhone 4. The game looks great and provides hours of fun. GlassPong is a similarly addictive title and the fact that both titles are available for free means that they are easily accessible to all 4S users.