s2jpgA few lite versions of games we have enjoyed in the past popped up on the App Store this week. If you haven't bought these games yet, here's your chance to give them a try. App titles link to Lite versions.

PathPix Lite ($1.99) - Kris Pixton's simple puzzle game we enjoyed where you draw lines to connect colored numbers. The length of each path you draw must equal the numbers you're connecting. Starting off simple and graduating to massively complex levels, when you finish connecting all the lines the level zooms out and you can see the picture you were making.

Pipe Mania Lite ($4.99) - Based on the 1989 Amiga game, Pipe Mania has been ported and remade many times over the years and even served as the motivation behind oodles of mini-games such as hacking in BioShock. Players connect pipes going from a faucet to a drain using the random pieces the game gives you. For more details, check out our review.

Tyrian Lite ($1.99) - A DOS-era vertical shooter ported to the iPhone using touch controls to shoot everything that moves. Featuring two game modes, Full, where you can customize your weapons, and Arcade where upgrades appear randomly. We enjoyed the game in our review, and the weapon upgrade bug that was mentioned has since been fixed.

Westbang Lite (99¢) - A reaction tap-shooter where you play as a sheriff of a small town tasked with the job of taking out bandits. It's not as simple as it sounds, as you not only have to properly identify your targets, but also wait until they draw. In our review we recommended Westbang as a fun and casual gaming experience.

  • Lord Gek

    Westbang! is so deceptively addictive! It sounds like such a passable game. Which of the three doors will open and it might be a good guy or a bad guy, react accordingly. W00t w00t. But the whole "you can't shoot until they draw on you and each character goes about drawing on you (or not) in a unique way. To farking clever and impossible to put down!

  • Lord Gek

    Westbang! is so deceptively addictive! It sounds like such a passable game. Which of the three doors will open and it might be a good guy or a bad guy, react accordingly. W00t w00t. But the whole "you can't shoot until they draw on you and each character goes about drawing on you (or not) in a unique way. To farking clever and impossible to put down!

  • arn

    Yep. I think both Westbang and PathPix are deceptively good and will surprise people. Meanwhile, Pipe Mania and Tyrian are more pretty-much as advertised.

  • arn

    Yep. I think both Westbang and PathPix are deceptively good and will surprise people. Meanwhile, Pipe Mania and Tyrian are more pretty-much as advertised.

  • HipHopTouch

    + 1 for West Bang... fantastic game, in my top 10.

    Slugger still reigns supreme.

  • HipHopTouch

    + 1 for West Bang... fantastic game, in my top 10.

    Slugger still reigns supreme.