As people spends more and more time on iOS platform, many formal console games release iOS version to earn the new cake. Here are some acclaimed spin-off games for iOS, take a look:
Each of these games does full justice to the console series that spawned it, whether through a faithful conversion or a new game that's sympathetic to the host platform.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
How on earth did EA manage to squeeze the essence of its fabulous Need For Speed: Most Wanted console game into our iOS devices?
Well, it's actually quite simple. At the same time as EA commissioned console racing specialist Criterion to make the console version, it invited mobile racing specialist FireMonkeys to do the honours on mobile.
The result from the Real Racing team is the finest arcade racer on iOS. Eye-bleedingly fast; beautiful to look at; and as slick and fluid as a console racer, Need For Speed: Most Wanted shows how console racer spin-offs should be done.
|Need for Speed™ Most Wanted|
|Buckle up, hit the gas and hold on tight; you’re in for the ride of your life. Outrun cops, outsmart rivals – and outdrive your friends – in the most dangerous Need for Speed yet. Do you dare to be the Most Wanted?行|
Rayman Jungle Run
Ubisoft's quirky limbless mascot made a triumphant return to console (and Vita) in 2011 with the beautiful 2D platformer Rayman Origins. When it came to developing an iOS spin-off, though, there was one problem - even the best smartphone platformers are compromised, unwieldy experiences.
It's all to do with those darned virtual controls, which invariably suffer in comparison to their console counterparts and their reliable physical controls.
Rayman Jungle Run is the perfect response. It carries forward the stunningly sharp 2D artwork and Disney-esque animation of Origins, while stripping the gameplay back to a simple speedrun platformer that can be played with one thumb.
|Rayman Jungle Run|
|The legendary platforming hero is making the jump to your favorite iOS device! Rayman Jungle Run is powered by the same UbiArt Framework engine that brought you Rayman Origins - Winner of numerous Game of the Year and Platformer of the Year awards.|
LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias
By Frontier Developments
You know how we just criticised iOS 2D platformers? LostWinds 2 is an iOS 2D platformer. Ah. It works, however, because it's based on gestural commands, which the iPhone and iPad can handle with ease.
LostWinds 2 is unique on this list for being a straight port from the original developer. Like the first LostWinds game for iOS, though, it's every bit the equal of the WiiWare original.
Take some ingenious swipe-based gameplay mechanics, place it in a gorgeous fantasy world, and add a masterful sense of adventure and you have a triple-A game that's worthy of Nintendo itself.
|LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias|
|The award-winning, enchanting ‘LostWinds’ adventure continues! Amazing new season-switching gameplay. Incredible new wind powers at the tips of your fingers. Beautiful visuals. Expansive new environments to explore.|
By IronMonkey Studios
Prior to merging with Firemint to work on Need For Speed: Most Wanted, IronMonkey Studios made this unexpectedly stunning addition to the popular Dead Space franchise.
Why 'unexpected'? The console original was a tense, tight third-person action-horror game with some of the best visuals around. Replicating that experience on mobile would be a formidable challenge for any iOS developer.
IronMonkey boldly stuck to the console template, and amazingly it worked like a charm. Dead Space is great to look at, responsive in the hands, and pant-browningly tense - just like its console inspiration.
|Featuring hardcore gameplay with enhanced graphics for iPad 2 and a rich audio experience, immerse yourself in events that unleash the Necromorph horde again|
Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile
If there's one gaming genre that demands as much physical control precision as the 2D platformer, it's the 2D one-on-one beat-'em-up. Capcom understood this with Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile (SFXTM), and produced an inspired workaround for this console spin-off.
Developers of previous iOS Street Fighter conversions opted to replicate the complicated console controls (with their complex half-turn commands, etc.) using virtual buttons. For SFXTM, Capcom wisely ditched that idea and started from scratch, including adding a dedicated button for special moves.
As a result, battles are fluid and intuitive, while the tactical element that both Tekken and Street Fighter are renowned for is retained. Oh, and the game looks an absolute treat, too.
|STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN MOBILE|
|The Street Fighter and Tekken franchises clash head-to-head in this never-before-dreamed-of crossover battle! Take on players from all over the world in Wi-Fi Ranked Match while increasing your player level!|