Quality Index: The week's best iPhone games Infinity Field, Early Bird, Hector: Ep2 - Senseless Acts of Justice
It's like Metacritic for iPhone games, collating everybody's opinions in one handy resource.
Annihilating the Quality Index competition this week with an awe-inspiring 9.3 rating from three reviews is Infinity Field, Chillingos bright and vivid twin-stick space-age shooter.
Busier than Westfield Stratford City shopping centre during one of those dawn sales at Next, your iPhones 3.5-inch touchscreen is quickly saturated in Infinity Field by gazillions of enemies and their mesmerising mortar fire.
With an obvious nod to Geometry Wars, Chillingos out-of-this-world shmup blasts its rivals into smithereens, as IGN notes: There are six game modes, with added depth provided by numerous power-ups and the ability to upgrade your ship and switch between its weapons. These include extra lives, force fields, helper ships, and more.
A bird in the hand
Ahhh, whats that well-known maxim in English drummed into schoolchildren from a young age? One mans meat is another mans poison? Nope. Good things come in small packages? Yep, thats the one.
Anyways, Early Bird by Booyah is powered by the same Box2D physics engine as Rovios all-conquering nearly namesake, so, if nothing else, your on-screen swipes are registered with appropriate precision.
Fortunately for the developer, its chirpy, cheery cartoony adventure offers plenty else besides - 96 challenging levels, Game Center integration for leaderboards and achievements, and, of course, a worm.
We Brits are compelled by small-screen coppers with tortured souls: Eddie Fitz Fitzgerald in Cracker; John Luther in Luther; and, errr, Jim Bergerac in Bergerac.
Thats probably why Straandlooper decided to curse the eponymous anti-hero of its hugely entertaining point-and-click game Hector: Ep2 - Senseless Acts of Justice with raving dipsomania and a violent streak.
Pocket Gamers own chief inspector definitely fell for the dubious charms of Straandloopers rough-and-ready fat arse of the law, calling attention to a strong script, great characters, and some fantastic animations in Episode 2.
You can get the up-to-date information about which games are reviewing best over at the Quality Index.