We took notice of Skyworks' first iPhone game Arcade Hoops Basketball [App Store, $1.99] when it was released back in November. It reproduces an arcade basketball game on your iPhone with both a "classic" and "progressive" mode.

The game is a relatively short lived experience, but comes in an overall polished package with very good use of the touch controls to "throw" the balls to the basket. Both speed and direction of your swipe will affect the light of the basketball. Fans of the original arcade machines will likely enjoy this iPhone simulation.

This developer video shows off the game (though does not directly demonstrate the swipe control).

Meanwhile, Skyworks has recently released another nicely packaged game using the same swipe-control method called Arcade Bowling [App Store, $1.99]. Their latest game offers a simulation of Skee-ball. Again offering "classic" and "progressive" modes, the game offers the best iPhone reproduction of Skee-ball to date. Ball physics seem a bit "loose" but the swipe control works well and the progressive mode offers enough challenge to keep you playing.

Another developer video (again, does not demonstrate the swipe controls):

While it's hard to call either of these games "must haves", they provide a very well polished and fun experience for fans of the original games.

App Store Link: Arcade Hoops Basketball, $1.99, Arcade Bowling, $1.99,

Update: Skyworks has just released QB Pass Attack Football, $1.99 (same swipe controls as above) and X's & O's Football, $1.99 (simplified football game).

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  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    Skyworks has just released 2 football games: QB Pass Attack Football and X's & O's Football.

    Anybody try these yet? I like the first 2 games...

  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    Skyworks has just released 2 football games: QB Pass Attack Football and X's & O's Football.

    Anybody try these yet? I like the first 2 games...

  • arn

    hm. must have just come out. The QB Pass Attack is very similar to the above games. Same swipe control to throw the ball into the holes. I found it harder than the others.

    X & O's football is a simple football game. You have four 60 second quarters during which you try to score as much as you can. you pick from various plays and tap on the screen to pass. It works, but is a very simple game. I could see people enjoying it.

    arn

  • arn

    hm. must have just come out. The QB Pass Attack is very similar to the above games. Same swipe control to throw the ball into the holes. I found it harder than the others.

    X & O's football is a simple football game. You have four 60 second quarters during which you try to score as much as you can. you pick from various plays and tap on the screen to pass. It works, but is a very simple game. I could see people enjoying it.

    arn

  • SalsaMD

    Arn,

    Have you tried Pocketsports Football for comparison?

  • SalsaMD

    Arn,

    Have you tried Pocketsports Football for comparison?

  • K

    Wish they had a wifi mode...

  • K

    Wish they had a wifi mode...

  • arn

    I haven't tried pocketsports footbal yet. I'll look into it.

  • arn

    I haven't tried pocketsports footbal yet. I'll look into it.

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  • gamestadude

    I just got both of the Skyworks football games and they kick butt! These guys are coming out with some excellent stuff.

  • gamestadude

    I just got both of the Skyworks football games and they kick butt! These guys are coming out with some excellent stuff.

  • acegamer

    I've got all 4 of the Skyworks games, great games. My son is totally addicted to Xs Os Football, I can't get my phone back. Fun games!

  • acegamer

    I've got all 4 of the Skyworks games, great games. My son is totally addicted to Xs Os Football, I can't get my phone back. Fun games!

  • gamegurl

    Fabulous games. I can't stop playing either of them and like them both. I keep waiting for tickets to spit out of the bottom of my phone! I especially like the realistic sounds, the special effects and the Progressive modes. There's an awful lot to like about these games. Great pricing for both, too. Good work, guys.

  • gamegurl

    Fabulous games. I can't stop playing either of them and like them both. I keep waiting for tickets to spit out of the bottom of my phone! I especially like the realistic sounds, the special effects and the Progressive modes. There's an awful lot to like about these games. Great pricing for both, too. Good work, guys.

  • bart johnson

    simple and addicting, what an iphone game should be

  • bart johnson

    simple and addicting, what an iphone game should be

  • iCER

    I got 102 high score on the free game. missus got 100. She cant beat me :D Anyone else get higher? Email me and i want screen shots as proof!

  • iCER

    I got 102 high score on the free game. missus got 100. She cant beat me :D Anyone else get higher? Email me and i want screen shots as proof!

  • http://www.coachbasketballblog.com/ Coach Basketball

    Thanks for sharing this cool Arcade Bowling and Arcade Hoops Basketball: Casual Fun! Keep posting!:)