As we work through out backlog of games from the holiday week, one sidescroller has been getting rave reviews in our forums is Chop Chop Ninja by Gamerizon.
Chop Chop Ninja is a sidescrolling platformer/beat 'em up in which you play a ninja. As always, your job is to save the princess! The game features iPhone-specific control system that works quite well. Movement, jumping and attacking are all done by on-screen touches and gestures. No D-Pad to be found, and it works surprisingly well. A Lite version offers you a chance to try it yourself, and this video shows the game in action:
The Lite is quite short and really gives you the tutorial piece, but the remainder of the full game seems to offer a good amount of level and obstacle variety across 10 levels. Combat is pretty basic with repeated attacks, but the game also incorporates platforming skills and obstacles.
Join the discussion thread or try the Lite yourself.