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Quality Index: The week's best iPhone games – Quarrel Deluxe, The Secret of Chateau de Moreau, Samurai Bloodshow

Quality Index: The week's best iPhone games – Quarrel Deluxe, The Secret of Chateau de Moreau, Samurai Bloodshow
What's this all about? Why it's the weekly Quality Index (Qi) round-up – Quality Index being one of Pocket Gamer's many sister sites.
Qi is like Metacritic for iPhone games, collating everybody's opinions in one handy resource.

Countdown to victory

Combining the traditional wordplay of Scrabble with the strategic backbone of Risk comes the high-scoring Quarrel Deluxe, an iPhone game so perfectly suited to the platform it’s a wonder we didn’t see the likes of it sooner.

If conquering islands and defeating enemy troops through the strength and might of your lexicon sounds like your cup of tea, Indiagames’s anagram-seeking word game should be top of your download hit list this week.
Quarrel Deluxe has captured an 8.5 rating from a quintet of critiques, including this incredibly positive assessment from 148Apps: “Quarrel is a phenomenal game. Frustrations aside, it is so enjoyable and very hard to put down.”

Whodunnit?

Do you want to know The Secret of Chateau de Moreau’s success? Easy. A bit of detective work here, some hidden object-hunting there, and dozens of riddles over yonder.

The protagonist of Four Thirty Three’s murder-mystery saga Antoine has been framed for the killing of his foster father - the Count Moreau. To clear his name, he must discover the identity of the true assassin. Oh, and tell the police.

I wouldn’t be so insensitive and inconsiderate to unmask the actual murderer in this forum, of course. That’s partly because there are 40 alternative endings, and partly because I’m a thoughtful soul.

The Last Samurai

And continuing the theme of chateaux, Samurai Bloodshow fuses elements of the castle defence genre with trading card-based gameplay to forge a refreshingly compelling battlefield experience.

In Slide to Play’s considered opinion, Sega’s army-building campaigns “will thrill guys and gals who like high-stress micromanagement games. Victory is hard to achieve (and each campaign level can be beaten on higher difficulty settings that offer rich rewards), but when you grab it, it's sweet.”

You can get the up-to-date information about which games are reviewing best over at the Quality Index.

With a degree in German up his sleeve Richard squares up to the following three questions every morning: FIFA or Pro Evo? XBox 360 or PS3? McNulty or Bunk?

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