Quality Index: The week's best iPhone games Quarrel Deluxe, The Secret of Chateau de Moreau, Samurai Bloodshow
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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 its a wonder we didnt 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, Indiagamess 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.
Do you want to know The Secret of Chateau de Moreaus success? Easy. A bit of detective work here, some hidden object-hunting there, and dozens of riddles over yonder.
The protagonist of Four Thirty Threes 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 wouldnt be so insensitive and inconsiderate to unmask the actual murderer in this forum, of course. Thats partly because there are 40 alternative endings, and partly because Im 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 Plays considered opinion, Segas 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.
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