iPhone Games from Cliff Maier
Longtime forum member Cliff Maier (cmaier in the forums) just posted his sixth full game, making him long overdue for accolades on the front page. All of the games are simple, clean, and optimal candidates for boonies mode data URLs. All of the games are small and make excellent use of the fonts present on the iPhone; due to his careful programming, all of the games com in at around 80k (and even less for ThumbTrek). This is important, as it means that the games will still be eminently playable over EDGE networks.
- Tic-tac-toe with a twist
Tic-Tac-Whoa, the first game, is a tic-tac-toe game that's been amped up with bonuses, obstacles, treasures, and other fun stuff.
- Vegas Solitaire
A simple and fun Vegas solitaire game. Each hand sets you back $52, and you earn money by applying cards to the foundation.
- Vegas Blackjack
Just like it sounds, Blackjack with Las Vegas rules. This is the newest inclusion to his online arsenal of games.
- Jacks or Better Video Poker
For those that prefer the slot machines, there's the video variety of poker. Maier's straightforward draw poker "Jacks or Better" type does not score single pairs that aren't face cards. Best inclusion: the presence of the 'Max bet' option.
- Deuces Wild Video Poker
Like Jacks or Better, but with deuces as wild cards. The game does not score hands less than 3 of a kind; if your hand is a single pair or two pair, you'll lose the hand. I'll admit that do I miss the 'max bet' option in deuces wild.
- ThumbTrek Port
ThumbTrek is a port of a very old but popular Star Trek game from the 70s.