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Quality Index: The week's best iPhone games - Cubis Creatures, Bounty Bots
By James Gilmour 21 April 2012
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Every week, Pocket Gamer sister site iPhone Quality Index (iPhone Qi) highlights the newest games to make a critical splash in the cool, seductive waters of the iPhone pool.
Grabbing scores and opinions from all corners of the web, including from 148Apps, AppGamer, and IGN, Qi answers all your iPhone-related questions before you've even asked them.
Today, we're going to focus on two new contenders vying to be crowned king of your iPhone. Both are worthy, but do they have what it takes to win your head, your heart, and your wallet?
Slotting its way into this week's iPhone Qi Top 10 comes orally fixated match-three puzzler Cubis Creatures.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to awaken a menagerie of sleeping creatures by matching coloured blocks in their open mouths.
Hey, I never said it would make any sense.
To make things a little more exciting, FreshGames has added an extra dimension to the standard genre formula - this allows you to slide wedges underneath the cubes and stack vertically as well as horizontally.
The game's cute characters, daily tournaments, and solid single-player campaign caught Gamezebo's attention, with the site calling it "a fun puzzler with plenty of personality and polish".
Spinning its spurs further down the charts, meanwhile, is the mechanical multiplayer madness of Bounty Bots.
Set in the historically inaccurate "Welded West", this title invites you to assemble your very own geared-up gunslinger, before heading online and letting the lead fly.
Though iOS third-person shooters are notoriously tricky to control, MunkyFun has focused on accessibility, ensuring everyone will be able to find their way around the town of Deadbolt, no matter what their skill set.
In fact, collecting coins is the name of the game here, making the smiting of one's enemies a side-quest rather than a priority.
148Apps's reviewer believes iOS owners will "appreciate its whimsical style", and that Bounty Bots is "well worth the free download".
You can get the up-to-date information about which games are reviewing best over at the iPhone Quality Index.