Our ratings for games we reviewed in August are now in place, and we now present to you the ones that are on the top of the heap. Each game reviewed receives a 1-5 star rating relative to the other games from that month. Generally, a 3 or higher is considered a "good" rating.

Our final scores are not the product of any traditionally objective measures such as graphics or sound, but simply reflect the games we would most recommend to others.

5 Stars

Jetpack Joyride, Free - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - This is our favorite game of the month, as this endless power-up packed single-button flying game is responsible for sapping days of productivity across the entire TouchArcade staff. There are so many hooks to keep you playing that you can do "one more game" for hours through achievements, missions, unlockables, and all sorts of cosmetic customizations.

SPY mouse, Free - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - Firemint has managed to de-throne Angry Birds from the #1 position on the App Store with this line-drawing-powered stealth game. Collect cheese, evade cats, use various tricks, and even fight bosses. All the gameplay elements go together incredibly well, and Firemint even managed to remove a lot of things that have historically annoyed us about stealth games in the process.

EDGE Extended, $2.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - We thought the original Edge was incredible, and Extended somehow takes that same game formula, applies a substantial layer of awesome, then knocks it out of the park. Clever platforming mechanics combined with fantastic music really just create an experience that you can't miss.

iBlast Moki 2, $2.99 / Universal HD - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - This game sets the standard of what gamers should expect of sequels. It's got familiar puzzle-centric physics mechanics of the original with tons of new features that add complexity and all kinds of new ways to solve puzzles. Additionally, a perfectly integrated solution system can show you how your friends completed a level if you get stuck.

The Last Rocket, $1.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - Retro-inspired games are fairly common on the App Store, but The Last Rocket is one of the best examples we've seen of a modern-day title that could have easily passed as an absolutely fabulous NES game. The Graphics and music are all delightfully 8-bit, but even without all these retro trimmings the gameplay could stand on its own.

Anomaly Warzone Earth, $1.99 / HD - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - Who knew that turning tower defense in reverse would make for such an incredible game? If you're even vaguely interested in anything to do to tower defense, Anomaly: Warzone Earth needs to be on your iOS device. The mechanics are solid, the atmosphere is cool, and it'll leave you wanting for a sequel.

4.5 Stars

Contre Jour, $0.99 / Universal HD - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - If you take the environmental modification mechanic found in Bumpy Road and combine it with a stupidly cool amount of style, you've got Contre Jour. Chillingo is on a serious streak of releasing incredible games, and Contre Jour fits that description in every way.

Sprinkle: Water splashing fire fighting fun!, $1.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - Who knew that putting out fires could be so much fun? In Sprinkle, you've got to control a crazy fire hose to complete various physics-centric water puzzles. As an added bonus, the water looks and behaves beautifully and how well this mechanic is done makes Sprinkle worth picking up even if you're not normally that crazy about physics games.

Rogue Sky, $0.99 / HD - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - This balloon flying and fighting game has fantastically simple controls, both for flying as well as firing your cannons. Great graphics and a cool mood greatly add to the overall experience, and collectable in-game coins do a good job of making the game as difficult as you want it to be. Collectables can be ignored, or hunted down for an additional challenge.

Fractal: Make Blooms Not War, $1.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - It seems that the best puzzle games evoke an argument amongst our community as to whether the game is fun or frustrating, and Fractal certainly has spurred that kind of discussion. We had a great time with it, and loved the ambient soundtrack. This is definitely one game you'll want to play with the sound on.

Mega Mall Story, $3.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - Kairosoft's winning simulation formula, this time applied to a crazy multi-level shopping mall. This both seems significantly deeper, and comes packed with a building mechanic that seems to make significantly more sense to us Americans than previous offerings.

Silverfish MAX, $2.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - We had a great time with the pocket-sized iPhone version of Silverfish in our review, but the game really comes alive on the iPad especially when paired with the iCade. A real joystick turns this game into an action-packed arcade experience that makes us glad that the coin slot on our iCades doesn't actually require quarters.

Kickin Momma, $0.99 / Universal HD - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - Many developers have tried to duplicate the Peggle formula, but it seems like few if any have had much success. Somehow Hothead Games seems to have broken this trend, and created a game that feels just Peggle-y enough to seem familiar, but different enough to be totally enjoyable on its own.

Temple Run, Free - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - Imangi Studios doesn't release games all that often, but when they do, they sure are good. Temple Run takes the endless runner formula, adds a third person chase viewpoint, some tilt mechanics, and heaps of power ups to cheat death. Additionally, Temple Run was voted the forum game of the week when it was first released.

Special Mention

Pocket RPG iPhone Edition, $2.99 / HD - [iPad Review] - [Forum Thread] - Launching last month as an iPad exclusive that we had a great time with, Pocket RPG iPhone Edition brings the same entirely randomized dungeon-crawling gameplay to the smaller screen of the iPhone and iPod touch.

FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS, $13.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - After a wait that felt like an eternity with how fast the App Store moves, Final Fantasy Tactics landed with a bang. Hardcore fans will likely overlook all of the game's shortcomings, but the fact remains that this is an incredibly lackluster port with many technical issues that prevented us from having anywhere near as much fun as we wanted to with it.

Full Deck Hold'Em, Free - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - While it's a little difficult to get excited for another poker game, Full Deck Hold'Em feels like a game that should come pre-loaded on every iPad 2. Sporting in-game video chat with up to four friends in real-time multiplayer, it makes playing games without video feel archaic in comparison. Alternatively, if you don't have an iPad 2, you can give Word Chat [99¢] a spin with any iPhone 4 or 4th generation iPod touch to see similar video chat magic.


The rest of the game ratings can be seen in their respective rating categories (also found in the sidebar navigation): 5 Stars, 4.5 Stars, 4 Stars, 3.5 Stars, 3 Stars, and 2 Stars.

As always, we expect there will be some debate about relative scores, but keep in mind that everyone's personal ratings may vary based on individual tastes.

For more of our favorite iOS games, check out our "Best iPhone Games" category which includes all of these monthly posts as well as other special compilations of the greatest games the App Store has to offer:

  • Awesome

    Wait a minute... JetpackJoyride launched sep. first. Deal with it and wait for end of sep

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      We reviewed it on August 31st, which makes it an August game with how our rating system works.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

       In other words don't use their rating system to tell you what the best games of the month were because it won't be accurate.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        What's the point of splitting hairs on this? Jetpack Joyride was released at 11:00 PM Eastern on August 31st, earlier for western time zones. We had a pre-release copy and posted a review when it went live, so, for the sake of our rating system, that makes it an August game.

      • Wut

        So where's Drawrace 2? Out on the same day as Jetpack Joyride yet not given any stars...

      • Anonymous

        Well then where's DrawRace 2? Came out same day and I am in LOVE with that game. :)

      • Anonymous

        Oops, I didn't read below. My bad!

      • Unfair

         I actually think your reviews are very bias and are not fair. you guys have always been halfbrick fans and honestly jetpack joyride does not deserve 5 stars. coming from an iOS gamer who has been here since the beggining, i can assure you its not 5 stars. it is a simple endless runner and brings very little new to the endless runner formula. that is why i dont trust your reviews.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        It's not uncommon for people to have differing opinions. Your stating yours as a fact, which is a mistake. Jetpack Joyride is easily a 5 star game in my and many other people's opinions. You can disagree, as is your right, but that doesn't mean our review is wrong or unfair.

        If you don't true our site, then what the hell are you even doing here?

      • Wut

        I do appreciate your opinion, and actually agree Jetpack Joyride is a five star game. But compared to other games, there was so much coverage on it - for every trailer, numerous hands on, that it did feel a bit excessive, and therefore I can understand why people may view it as 'bias' when it was just really enthusiasticly supporting a good game.

        I just think that due to the fact that when you announce the Sept. games of the month, Drawrace 2 may have got forgotten and not be appreciated as much which is unfair considering it was released on the same day.

        Or can't you just put your star ratings at the end of reviews straight away? Would solve everything IMO.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        Well, that's mostly due to Halfbrick releasing so much promo material for the game. But search the site for all the posts we did and I don't really think it was excessive. Developer diary videos, a name change, and a gameplay trailer fluffed up the coverage. But beyond that, there was the hands on when the game was announced at GDC, Eli's pre release hands on, and then our review. We've covered other games as much or more than Jetpack Joyride. IMO it deserved the coverage.

        As for DrawRace, it will get its time in the sun during the next roundup. It's really really simple: Look at the date on the review, that's the date the roundup will go by. We function on Eastern Standard Time. Now, we could arbitrarily hold a finished review just to let the WordPress time click to the next date, but I mean c'mon, how silly does that sound? We prefer to have a review for a hotly anticipated game go live the moment it's available. 

        And about the star ratings, we are in the midst of tweaking how that's done, and it's possible they will show up immediately when a review does. It's not a for sure thing, cuz it has to fit in with a bunch of other things going on, but it's possible.

      • FFA

        You must fix your review system. You should compare it to other games isntead of just flat out giving your opinion. I have like Jetpack Joyride as much as you do, but lets face it, compared to other games, it lacks originality and theres not much to it. Gameplay is basic. If anything it should have gotten 4 but a flat out 5?! I just cant beleive you would rate it so highly, making it seem like it is something we have never seen before.

      • http://twitter.com/Ax23000 Matt Lindquist

        A 5 doesn't mean a game is original, it means that it is brilliant and fun to play...which Jetpack Joyride certainly was for me.  Obviously tastes vary.  For you it may be a 4.  That's your right.

        Originality is not quality.  There are plenty of 'original' ideas that make for terrible games.

      • FFA

        Then that is not a good review. A review should be unbias and based on content, not on opinion. I could love one game but someone else could hate that game. Jetpack Joyride is fun to play, its certainly addicting but TA's review made it seem like the best. "And really, I believe this is the highest praise a games journalist could possibly give a game." The review says this is pretty much game of the year, which certainly cannout be said since there are many more games that bring much more to the table than Jetpack Joyride does. JJ is a simple endless runner, its addicting, its fun, and thats all there is to it. I'm not sure how it can be given "the highest praise" from a "games journalist."

      • UmbraVir

        But if you get rid of the independence between reviews, you have to ask yourself whether the games that made their appearance in the app store prior to games like Jetpack Joyride have to have their reviews changed or not.

        I think what you're looking for is the "best games of the year/month/etc." rather than individual reviews. Sure, JetPack Joyride doesn't bring anything fresh or new to the platform, but it's well polished which grants it its 5 stars(because it's good in its own genre).

        But yes, I do agree that JetPack Joyride doesn't bring anything new(and certainly doesn't deserve five stars- but hey, it's their opinion right?)

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        HAHAHAHAHA. Read your second sentence. You don't want a review, you want a game description. Those are readily available in the App Store info. A review IS someone's opinion, flat out. It's exceedingly funny to me how badly you don't understand this.

      • FFA

        Nice to see how professional TouchArcade journalist's are. Do you not understand? A review should be based on content compared to other games and be fair towards other games too, thats why your opinion can't come into play. Lets say I was writing a review for a game. Even though I loved the game, in order to give a fair honest review based on the truth, not my opinion. In this case the truth is content and gameplay! I guess you wouldn't understand though since your work for a website that puts all games released in August second because they just absolutely loved another one so much.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        So what you're saying is that you have no idea what a review actually is.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        Again: hahahahahahahaha

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        Here you go guy, straight from the old OS X dictionary:

        Review - • a critical appraisal of a book, play, movie, exhibition, etc.,published in a newspaper or magazine.

        Keywords: critical appraisal. Go ahead and have a think about that.

      • Brian Hobbs

        I have absolutely nothing to bring to this passionate debate.  I simply wanted to add another tier to this tower of a thread.

      • Spazzing

        Wow....way to reply like a sweaty troll.. Well done , very professional.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        Pretty sure you're confused on who is the troll here.

      • http://twitter.com/MattRix MattRix

        The game is #1 on the App Store right now. That's not due to TouchArcade's coverage either. Face it, this is a big game, and it deserved all the coverage it got. 

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      These roundups have always been based on the date we review something, not the date of release. If you go back and look, there have been times we've lagged on reviewing something, and reviewed it a month later. That review is then added to that particular month's roundup. Otherwise, it would be impossible to even include it in a roundup at all.

      This is not new, not sure why it's an issue now.

      • GiHubb

        This has to be the silliest discussion ever. Should have been in the round up, shouldn't have been. C'mon people! However I think you should rate the game immediately after the review is posted. All other review sites do it, and they do it for a reason.

  • Matt F

    Jetpack is a september release to me whether it was reviewed earlier or not, it was released on sept 1st and thats means its a september game. EDGE Extended, Last Rocket and Contre Jour are all absolute must haves... 

    • Carl

      Who cares, it's a review. You are not losing or gaining money by demanding the game to be reviewed your way.

  • http://twitter.com/mguniverse Danny Perski

    Cado is better than the Tom and Jerry mouse thing. 

  • Alex

    but but, where is 1112 episode 03 ?

  • Wut

    Where's Drawrace 2? Was released on 31st August at 11.00 pm in some western countries, same as Jetpack Joyride. Coincidence?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      These monthly roundups are based entirely on when our review was posted. DrawRace 2 was reviewed on the 2nd of September, and it will be included in September games. So, no, not a coincidence at all- This kind of thing happens all the time. I'm no sure why people are choosing to make such a big issue of it this month when we've been using this method for over two years now.

      • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

        It's not a big issue, but you are enticing people to comment because you
        can't see the mistake and you continue to defend it.  People assume that
        your post on the "Best iOS Games August 2011" consists of games that are
        officially released during the month of August and not based on the date
        you reviewed the game or when you first got you hands on the game to
        review it.

        Technically, Jetpack Joyride was available for 1 hour on the last day of August, but do you think it's fair to compare it to the other games that were available for most of the month of August?

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        This is what I think you're failing to understand- Our ratings aren't comparing anything, they're merely representative of how much we recommend a game. Because of this, Jetpack Joyride isn't at any kind of advantage of disadvantage regardless of when it's posted.

        As to why it was posted with August, I guess I'll go into a little more detail as to why we do the things we do- The TouchArcade front page, the forums, and AppShopper are all closely linked together when it comes to games. We've got systems in place that allow for reviews to show up in the AppShopper app, ratings to appear on the [appinfo] tag in our forums, and some other features which will be more clear in the future as we roll them out.

        All of these things tie together based primarily on when our reviews go live not iTunes release dates, and when a new month rolls over things kick into place that essentially say "Alright, I'm grouping these previously reviewed games together for August and rolling out ratings across our network of iOS-related stuff."

        So really, there's nothing sinister at hand here, instead we're just working inside of the constraints of our various systems in place that make all the incredibly useful things work behind the scenes. We put a lot of effort into having reviews ready the instant games are available in the USA, and it's never caused any kind of issue before except for this single rare occurrence where the Thursday releases landed on the first of the month- And really, I'm not sure why it's an issue now.

        Jetpack Joyride is one of the best games I've played recently, and it deserves this kind of recognition.

      • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

        Your recommendation has to be based on something. Maybe you are doing it without realizing it, but by rating something and stating something is the "best," you are indeed comparing it to something else with or without directly saying this game is better than that one. When you lump them all into a single post based on your rating, it makes it more obvious of the comparison. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that! I don't have a problem with you rating something based on your opinion and experience. I prefer it.

        Honestly, I don't think you are doing anything sinister or that you're a bad person or anything. I happen to also like Jetpack Joyride.  I just disagree with your reasoning for including it.  It's probably going to be one of the best games of September, not August.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        It's really simple: click on the review and look at the date under the title. It says August. It will be part of the August roundup. That's it.

      • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

        You could also change the title slightly. "The Best iOS Games Reviewed in August."

        That would be easier. Usually when gaming sites/magazines compare games in a single month, it's because the games were all released during that month. So I think it's understandable why people would expect that and comment on it.  But do what you want. I don't think anyone was really all that upset over this. I think it was just a good discussion.

         Good luck to you.

      • GiHubb

        I think it was one of the most idiotic discussions I ever saw :) In any case, star ratings should appear immediately when the review is up, as all other sites do it. I mean, why post a star rating up to a month later when no one looks at the review any more?

      • http://twitter.com/thesporkwithin Josiah Wilson

        What, like stating as the first line in the post that "Our ratings for games WE REVIEWED IN AUGUST are now in place, and we now present to you the ones that are on the top of the heap." Caps are mine, words are theirs.

      • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

        That is clever of you to notice that, but it doesn't change the meaning of the sentence or readers expectations. I think you might be a little late coming into this discussion. So, here's what I've taken from it:

        Touch Arcade probably started this site by reviewing games that were already released and got into the habit of rounding up the best games of the month based on what they reviewed for that month. New readers who are used to other site's and magazine's systems of rating games by month based on the game's release date couldn't have possibly seen what Touch Arcade was doing. There was a misunderstanding and it took a while for people to see both sides.

        I haven't read very many other comment threads, but that pretty much sums it up form my perspective. I don't really have anything left to add to the discussion, but feel free to discuss it with someone else. There might be a few people left to talk to.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        Errr, no. TouchArcade was around before the App Store even opened, and has covered/reviewed games as soon as they've come out whenever possible. This whole "set the release date for a specific date on a Thursday" business is actually fairly new, and when you do that then time zones come into play. For me, a review posted at the exact time of release is at 8pm, WELL into the previous day. It's the simple fact of the date the review is posted, nothing more.

      • UmbraVir

        Just out of curiosity, what kind of games did you review before the AppStore came out? o_o

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        Jailbreak stuff and things that pertained to gaming. Our whole archive is easily viewable if you want to check it out.

      • UmbraVir

        Oh I see. I was just thinking that you reviewed games on older phones which would have been ... quite humorous. 

      • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

        That's cool. I think it might be fun to learn more about the history of Touch Arcade sometime. Maybe include an "about" page with some author profiles and possibly include their favorite games. I think people would enjoy that.

        Personally, I think it makes better sense to group the "Best iOS Games of the Month/Season/Year" based on the their release date, but I see why your way makes sense to you. Good luck with that.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        I agree, grouping them by their actual release date does make sense. I'm not against that at all. But within the confines of how and when we post our reviews, and the way the releases are staggered across the different time zones, Jetpack Joyride ended up on the August list. There's really no profound reason other than that. I promise you that we didn't even think twice about it becoming some sort of issue, but apparently people have too much time on their hands and are desperate to find something to complain about (that's not directed at you, btw).

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  • theRPGNOOB

           Pocket RPG is nothing more then a glorified duel stick shooter (if your playing as the dark ranger) with dumbed down RPG elements to satisfy the retard crowd. How did it deserve a special mention from TA  

    • Anonymous

      Because it's fun. It's not the in-depth RPG you were obviously expecting, but it is an entertaining dungeon-crawling hack 'n' slash.

    • unfair

       because TA likes to keep its corporate friends happy

    • Anonymous

      PRPG was one of the few games that kept me interested this in August; unlike most dual stick affairs, this has plenty to do and see. It's a streamlined "action" RPG that delivers, not a repetitive endless wave of dullness found in many dual stick shooters.

      • UmbraVir

        Sadly it lacks depth and the traditional item hunting attribute which is an essential spice in any RPG-stew. Streamlined isn't necessarily a good thing either, it drives away the non-casual gamers of the iOS as the difficulty is ramped down way too much.(and for many makes the game mundane and tedious- think about it, the traditional component of a game is risk. Without this component, it's not a game, it's a toy like Tiny Towers or a Rubiks cube) 

        That said, it's easy to find any better RPG on the appstore.

      • Anonymous

        Really? Like those side-scrolling poorly ported Korean RPGS that feature uncontrollable platform jumping and awful frame rates? 

      • UmbraVir

        Yeah it is ok for people who just want to jump into action, but, as I've said, the condition sounds like it would apply for casual gamers only.

  • Awesome

    facepalm @ game previewed-counted in august, while launch prac in september. Its the crowd your writing for.

  • Kaisan

    Dont worry about the trolls. These same people would complain if you didnt include Jetpack Joyride in the games of august. 

  • Anonymous

    Literally every single person who jumped on the 'OMG jet pack joyride is September game RAWR!' bandwagon needs to get a life. Seriously. Take a deep breath, look at the comment you made, and really think, was it worth my commenting? Was it really worth it?

    Frakking trolls every last one.

    • Awesome

      Yes it was. Why, other games that in august launched were deserving "first place or mention. Im really thinking they had review ready because preview. Anyways, have a nice day.

    • FFA

      So you think its fair to lower the chances for exposure to all the great games released in August just because TA thinks that the one in September was better then all of them?

      • http://twitter.com/thesporkwithin Josiah Wilson

        Do you stop reading these roundup posts after the first game mentioned? No? Neither does anyone else. It didn't do anything to affect any other games, it's just at the top of a list.

  • TheRPGNOOB

    Gwet17 After alaron yes I was expecting a RPG not a shoot this until it dies game. Not to mention it's two EASY. JYcat_NY streamlined you mean butcherd for money right?

    • Anonymous

      You don't like the game - that's all fine and well. It made special mention for a reason -- the TA staff enjoyed it as well; not to mention,  it's one of the stronger forum topics with favorable reviews. What were you expecting with a name like "Pocket" RPG - a Dragon Age clone?

      • FFA

        What was I expecting from Pocket RPG? Uhmm an RPG perhaps? This isn't a traditional dungeon RPG and I think thats what most people expected, especially with the description. The game doesn't work very well. But I agree with you on the special mention, TA liked it and therefor its totally fine for them to put it in there special mentions. Its TA's special mentions, not mine, or yours, or his.

  • Anonymous

    The Secret of Chateau de Moreau should have had a special mention!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001209473382 Henrique Cabral

    I also agree that 1- having bought Jetpack, its seriously overrated. and 2 - September 1 release. September game.
    Whats the best platform for Anomaly Warzone? Got it for the Mac but oooh so tempted to get it for the iPad. hmmmm

    • http://twitter.com/Kirkenjerk Ryeley Kuykendall

      Anomaly Warzone is the one game I'd buy an iPad 2 for had I not already had one. It is amazing in every way (in my opinion).

  • http://twitter.com/Kirkenjerk Ryeley Kuykendall

    Toucharcade reviewers are unbiased: discuss.

    • Awesome

      stop making useless comments: the thing has already span in this comments

      • http://twitter.com/Kirkenjerk Ryeley Kuykendall

        Its called sarcasm, everyone in this comment section is posting drabble that makes absolutely no sense, and when I say everyone I mean stupid "gamers" (i use that term loosely) who think they know everything about journalism and reviews. They don't, they're idiots. Point. Set. Match.

      • http://twitter.com/MattRix MattRix

        SO MUCH SPAN

  • http://twitter.com/Kirkenjerk Ryeley Kuykendall

    also, ramble ramble ramble.

  • Matt F

    The thing i dont get is: if there so many good games in august -really good games- why promote a game that will sell anyways and can bury the rest into oblivion? theres so many games that deserved this honor, being the first... with that speech you gave for JJ everybody will buy it and discard the rest (again the best month in the year)

    • Anonymous

      That's the problem. I don't think TA is here to promote apps. As a news / review site, I would imagine they are here to review and talk about what is buzzworthy. 
      Probably the overwhelming majority of 500k or so visitors appreciate an opinion of what is super hot right now. It' nice when they can give an indie a boost from time to time but, to be relevant a news site has to cover what is relevant.

  • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

    70 comments!!!

    Is that a Touch Arcade record?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Not even close.

      • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

        damn.

        ★ The Most Comments in September 2011 ★

        :D

      • Anonymous

        What is it then? :o 200+? 300+? And which article?

      • UmbraVir

        Well Nizen, what does your scouter say about the thread's post level?

      • Anonymous

        IT'S OVER 9000.

        I c wut u did thar.

      • UmbraVir

        Goddammit. We will make this the longest thread >:0

  • http://twitter.com/QWERTYtheBold Brandon

    This is insane.

  • Awesome

    Wow. I guess i have made people waste their time added up c2-3 hours. And everyone who is thinking i did it for trolling- no i didnt. At least at the beggining i didnt post it to troll.
    I apologize @ Eli and Jared for me(or ones on "bandwagon") causing headache to you guys. Keep making those awesome podcasts and reviews ;).

  • http://twitter.com/JZWilliams Zach Williams

    This comment thread hurts my brain.

  • Strong PZM

    I'm no expert with games unlike some of you lads who obviously are so this may not be helpful to anyone who's planning on purchasing Jetpack Joyride, but it is one of the best games I have ever played on the iPhone (for a 17 year old guy, i dont play a lot though), too much replay value (with the help of the badge), just too much everything for a casual game. It doesnt justify its price (.99) are you serious If i have tried playing it and then have to buy it for 5 dollars, I Will buy it! As a 'casual' gamer, this is definitely that one game i will recommend to me mates who are casual gamers also. its that one game i will tell them to check out to get them away from my photos on the iphone or twitter when i lend it to them lol. And yes i rate games based on how much i enjoy it and not how original it is etc.. (and also based on its icon, lol, i delete non-retina display icons..e.g. bejeweled,boggle,backbreaker2 lol,sims ambitions, lol)

    Please don't hate bruv!

  • theRPGNOOB

    what is the power level of this comment thread Goko?
    Goko: ITS UNDER 9,000.