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AppAdvice Game Of The Week For April 19, 2012

Every week, our staff will handpick a game from the past seven days that we believe is a must-download for your iPhone or iPad. These games will always be from a wide variety of genres, but they are chosen because our own staff members love it and can’t quite put it down. So here are this week’s picks! Enjoy, and happy gaming!

Max Payne Mobile

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Max Payne, originally a console game, is now available on iOS.

In the game, you take the role of Max, an undercover cop that has been framed for murder. To add to his misery, the mafia and police want him dead, and his wife and daughter were shot and killed in front of him. Boy, this guy has a lot on his plate, doesn’t he?

The visuals of the game are top-notch, and fans that have played the games before will be happy to know that they remain the same. The comic strip cutscenes are also included, which brings back the nostalgia for players.

This is also the original game that introduced Bullet Time — yes, think of what you see in “The Matrix.” When Bullet Time is activated, the entire game slows down, which allows for precise and exciting shooting.

Max Payne Mobile is a classic game that any nostalgic gamer or new player should get for their iPhone or iPad, especially at the bargain price of $2.99. Our staff loves the game and has been having a hard time putting it down! However, be warned — the graphics can be a bit violent, so this probably isn’t the best choice for your kids.

Check out our original review here.

Honorable Mention

Wawa Land

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We love side-scrolling platform adventures, and Wawa Land is a perfect candidate. This game plays homage to the most famous platform adventure — Super Mario Bros — and it does it very well.

You’ll take the role of Wawa, who has to rescue the Royal Jelly, who has been kidnapped by critters. You’ll have to make your way through various levels and fight enemies with abilities such as wall jumps, backflips, and ground pounds (sound familiar?). Even the enemies bear a resemblance to Nintendo’s classic, and there are suits and power-ups that pay respect to the original too.

The controls work, though our own Lory Gil says they are “less than stellar.” The game also does not seem to be Retina display optimized, so the charming visuals may be a bit fuzzy on the iPhone 4/4S and new iPod touch.

It’s a delightful little game that is fun to play and will bring back memories of the days when you spent all Saturday playing Super Mario Bros. in your pajamas. Make sure to check it out if you enjoy side-scrolling platform adventure games. It’s available only on the iPhone.

Check out our original review here.

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AppAdvice Game Of The Week For April 19, 2012

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