Welcome back to another edition of NowGaming on Apple TV. Through our NowGaming app, available exclusively on the tvOS App Store, we bring you the highlights of the best games that you can install on your fourth-generation Apple TV. This week, we’re looking at games that place nice with the iPhone. Some of the games utilize your iOS device as a second (or third, or fourth) controller, while some provide you with iCloud synchronization so you can play your favorite games on the go, picking up right where you left off on your big screen.
Endless platform jumping
Bean jumps automatically, and you simply slide your finger on the touch pad to control Bean's direction. Your goal in each level is to minimize the number of jumps needed to reach the finish.
Find The Axolotl
There's a hidden character known as the axolotl in each level. It's a pink little dinosaur that is usually in hard to reach places.
Eat the chili to gain the ability to fire through walls.
Bean Dreams is a fun, casual game that’s easy to enjoy on the Apple TV. What’s even better about this game, though, is that it fully supports iCloud synchronization. That means you can plan Bean Dreams on your big screen, and your progress is saved across all your devices. It’s great for taking the game on the go with you, and playing on your iPhone or iPad when you’re waiting in line or on the bus.
Go on an adventurous nautical journey
A Puzzle Adventure
Beyond combat, there are also puzzle sequences to solve.
Battle Big Bosses
Use your sword, shield, and bow & arrows to take out bosses.
Boat Between Islands
The land of Oceanhorn requires boat travel. During the journey, you can shoot targets.
Been playing Oceanhorn for a while on your iPad or iPhone? I wouldn’t be surprised, since the game has been popular for quite some time. If you don’t want to start the game all over when you enjoy it on your Apple TV, rest easy: iCloud cross-saves between Apple TV and iOS devices works great with this exciting nautical title.
Survive incoming enemy shapes
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
Each new level introduces a new world. There are worlds shaped as spheres, pills, peanuts, and more.
Clear the pegs that appear, to activate a power-up. You can also unlock drones to aid your attack.
Collect Crystals For Multiplier
Each enemy you destroy leaves green crystals. Pick up those crystals to increase your multiplier, and amplify your score.
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved is probably one of the most gorgeous games available on Apple TV and iOS. If you’re like me and love to take your games from the big screen to the road, you’ll enjoy full iCloud game progress synchronization between the tvOS and iOS versions of the game.
Off-road kart racing mayhem
Beach Buggy Racing
Action Packed Kart Racing
Race against five other kart racers as you bump and speed around the track.
Collect power-ups in classic kart racing style. You can use boost, missiles, and even suspend gravity.
Activate Special Boosts
Each driver comes with their own special boost that replenishes over time. That includes a fiery nitro boost.
You can play Beach Buggy Racing by yourself and have plenty of fun, but guess what makes it even more of a blast? Taking on your friends to see who can stay in first place. You can use an MFi gamepad, but Beach Buggy Racing also supports using your iPhone or iPad as an additional controller. This title also supports save-game synchronization between Apple TV and iOS, so you can pick up where you left off no matter what device you’re on.
Riveting transformer battles
Battle Supremacy: Evolution
Intense Aerial Combat
You can dodge, weave, and barrel roll your way to victory, with intense aerial combat that will keep your adrenaline pumping.
Pilot A Drone
In addition to the familiar aerial combat, you can also pilot a drone with a first person perspective of the dogfighting action.
Drive A Tank
The game lets you evolve from plane to drone to tank. You get to drive a tank for a ground attack.
With an addictive game like Battle Supremacy: Evolution, you’re bound to want to keep playing even when you aren’t home on your Apple TV. Fortunately, iCloud synchronization has your back, and you can enjoy the action no matter where you are, picking up right where you left off.
Excellent integration between iOS and tvOS
These are some of the top games for Apple TV that play nice with your iPhone. Stay tuned next week, when we provide you with another list of Apple TV games. Maybe we’ll explore how well the set-top box can stack up against a PlayStation or Xbox with some games that have awesome console-like quality.