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pocketgamer盘点十大最佳iPhone物理游戏

发布时间:2011-07-25 16:49:06 Tags:,,,

作者:Mark Brown

iPhone上有不少优秀的益智游戏、平台游戏和休闲游戏,虽然类型各不相同,但仍然可以找到一个共同点:物理学。

从《愤怒的小鸟》到《割绳子》,这些游戏都遵守若干核心物理定律,如引力、惯性和冲力等(牛顿可以偷着乐了)。运用这些物理定律不仅可以让游戏有一种逼真的可预见性,还可以带来一种出乎意料的混乱感。

当你把一只愤怒的黑鸟砸到肥猪的堡垒上时,没有严格的程序算法来决定上面的土石要以什么方式坍塌下来;同样的,在《Snuggle Truck》中,装满可爱小动物的卡车会对突然的下落作出什么反应,这也非程序算法所能掌控。唯一能起作用的是世界的运行法则。

所以,如果你对翻落的砖块、飞行的独角兽、信步的小羊羔和滚圆的球感兴趣的话,不妨看看哪些物理游戏占据Pocketgamer评选的十佳榜单!

1、《割绳子》(Cut the Rope,开发商:Zeptolab)

Cut_the_Rope(from freeipadapps.us)

Cut_the_Rope(from freeipadapps.us)

虽然《割绳子》在后面的关卡中,也许违背了万有引力定理和反时空的虫洞理论,但游戏的初期概念确实取自现实世界。随着OmNom的糖果在绳子上来回摇晃,你得克服把糖果往下拉的地球引力、使糖果摆动的冲力和消磨绳子弹性的惯性。你得设法让糖果顺利落到嗷嗷待哺的绿怪兽口中,才能得到开启下一关的星星。

2、《Stair Dismount》(开发商:Secret Exit)

Stair Dismount(from toucharcade.com)

Stair Dismount(from toucharcade.com)

该游戏的乐趣在于观察一个人偶模型如何从阶梯上摔下来。这有什么好玩的呢?也许是看到人偶的骨折、於青;也许是听见人偶骨折的声音;也许是可以将人偶的头像自定义为好友的相片。谁知道呢!

骨折的地方越多,人偶要忍受的可怕影响越大,人偶的翻跟头动作也越滑稽。当然,你的得分也越高,到达一定的分数才能开启下一关。

注意,此为高危险动作,儿童请勿模仿。

3、《愤怒的小鸟》(Angry Birds,开发商:Rovio)

angry-birds(from iphone-apps.toptenreviews.com)

angry-birds(from iphone-apps.toptenreviews.com)

在这款销量过亿的游戏中,你将完全被Box2D物理引擎玩弄于股掌之中。你可以把完美的射击连成线,可以选择最佳小鸟,也可以向任何大神祈祷,但是,小鸟一旦被射出去,能不能射中就完全取决于你对牛顿定律的拙劣模仿了。

据说,这就是使《愤怒的小鸟》如此令人“愤怒”的原因。试想,当木板倒错了地方或竟然屹立不倒,你可能会忍不住大声抱怨牛顿先生和他无可辩驳的法则。

但这同时也是使《愤怒的小鸟》如此有趣的原因。每一次射击带来的都是混乱又不确定的毁坏结果,这就是乐趣所在(人天生就有喜欢搞破坏的恶趣味吧)。

很粗糙,很凌乱,很爽快。我就喜欢每天早上看一看那群肥猪被压偏的样子。

4、《拯救绵羊大兵》(Saving Private Sheep,开发商:Bulkypix)

Saving Private Sheep(from appaddict.net)

Saving Private Sheep(from appaddict.net)

在本游戏中,你的任务就是让一只勇敢的、毛绒绒的战士安全着陆。当前图片显示的是,绵羊大兵身陷敌人的领地,站在一个危险的钢筋塔上。

你必须很小心地伸出它的脚,这样它才能安全地滚到地上去,避免成为落入张牙舞爪、垂涎三尺的狼群口中的美食。

除此之外,你还得兼顾光滑的冰、依时而动的积木块和桶装TNT爆药。这款积木风格的益智游戏设计越到后面越发精妙。

严重掌握牛顿定律会让你占不少便宜:如果你可以使用更少的积木打败狼群,你将获得闪闪发光的奖章。

5、《Siege Hero》(开发商:Armor)

siege-hero(from topappreviews101.com)

siege-hero(from topappreviews101.com)

与第一人称游戏《愤怒的小鸟》类似,《Siege Hero》要求你摧毁敌人的堡垒、城堡、交通工具和其他工事。玩家只要朝敌人的建筑物扔炮弹,看看爆炸效果如何。

你可以瞄准城堡最薄弱的地方下手,折掉地基后,剩下的就交给经典力学去办吧。使用的炮弹越少,你能得到的战利品也就越丰厚。

6、《Snuggle Truck》(开发商Owlchemy)

snuggle-truck(from iphone-games-review.com)

snuggle-truck(from iphone-games-review.com)

运送9只可爱的动物前往动物园就是你在《Snuggle Truck》中的光荣使命。为此,你将驾着装满小动物的小卡车在大坎、小沟之间的严峻地势上一路狂奔。

不幸的是,每只动物,从小狗到独角兽,都会作为独立个体分别对一连串起伏颠簸作出真实的反应。

比如你如果一不小心撞上岩石,小动物有可能会飞出车身,摔到你前面的地上(惯性作用)。小卡车以不稳定的角度,猛地冲下坡道,也会让一车子的小动物到处乱跳。如果你没跳好,小卡车突然翻倒了,就会game over。

这款游戏需要掌握速度和安全的高超技巧,当然,还要有一点运气。安全抵达动物园将获得一枚特制奖章。

7、《Ragdoll Blaster 2》(开发商:Backflip Studios)

Ragdoll Blaster 2(from itunes.apple.com)

Ragdoll Blaster 2(from itunes.apple.com)

本作最突出的物理表现部分是布偶的发射方式。最后五个布偶猫会在附近徘徊,导致连环相撞、就近物品和讨厌的障碍。

《Ragdoll Blaster 2》可以说是本榜单上最有创意的游戏之一。开发商Blackflip在这款游戏丰富的150道关卡中,不断补充新想法。

本作的关卡包括传送门、大摆垂、滚珠、矿车和光滑冰面等,非常丰富。

8、《凯西的精巧设计》(Casey’s Contraptions,开发商:Snappy Touch)

caseys-contraptions(from tipb.com)

caseys-contraptions(from tipb.com)

这款创意来自哥德堡奇妙装置的益智游戏在App Store上卖得很廉价,但在展现不同物理物体的前因后果方面却非常出色。

在凯西的玩具箱装满了机器人、遥控车和汽球,你会看到当被一只突然跳起来的拳击手套打到,一篮子书会作何反应。你也可以看到一墙的箱子怎么被一只装在桶里、在绳子上滑动的保龄球击溃。

如果你的地球引力知识不太扎实的话,你可能很难招架更难的关卡。

9、《Gears》(开发商:Crescent Moon Games)

Gears(from ipadown)

Gears(from ipadown)

如果你想知道物理算法在滚球类游戏中的改进情况,比较一下iPhone的《Gears》和任天堂的《Marble Madness》就见分晓了。与后者的笨拙和不切实际相比,前者自由流畅的球体运动显然更贴近现实生活。

因为危险的下降、坚难的跳跃和狭窄的路径,能在《Gears》中一路过关斩将的人,需要具备可靠的物理知识。

如果你喜欢这类游戏,不妨也尝试一下《Aerox》、《Super Monkey Ball》 和《Marble Blast Ultra》。

10、《Cover Orange》(开发商:FDG Entertainment)

cover_orange(from iphone-journal.com)

cover_orange(from iphone-journal.com)

在这款益智游戏中,鲜嫩多汁的橙子和干瘪的酸果肉之间的差别,就在于你有多了解物理定律。

你要利用工作箱里的工具和头脑里的引力知识来保护你的小橙子。

另外,小橙子还会受到恶劣的天气和突然来袭的酸雨的进攻。没人喜欢酸橙子吧?所以快用你的滚桶和齿轮为小橙子建筑坚固的防御工事吧。(本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译,如需转载请联系:游戏邦

The best physics-based games on iPhone

by Mark Brown

Some of the best puzzlers, platformers, and casual time wasters on the iPhone have one thing in common: physics.

From Angry Birds to Cut the Rope, they all adhere to a few core principals of physics – like gravity, inertia, and momentum – to give games a feeling of real-world predictability, but a true sense of incalculable chaos.

There’s no hard-coded algorithm to decide which way a tower of concrete will tumble when you smash an angry pelican into it, or how a pickup truck full of cuddly toys will react to a harsh drop in Snuggle Truck.

It’s just down to the way of the world.

So, if tumbling blocks, flying unicorns, sure-footed sheep, and roly-poly balls take your fancy, read on to find out our top ten physics-based games on iPhone.

Cut the Rope

While Zeptolab’s casual hit Cut the Rope might dabble with anti-gravity and space-time-defying wormholes in its later levels, the game’s early concepts are very much taken from the real world.

As OmNom’s candy swings back and fourth on a rope, you’ll have to contend with gravity, which is always trying to pull the sweet down; momentum, as you swing it back and forward; inertia, if you run out of slack on the rope; and a big green monster, who’ll gobble your sweety while you’re desperately trying to get that last star.

Stair Dismount

There’s something gleefully amusing about seeing a mannequin tumble down some stairs. Maybe it’s the flailing limbs, perhaps it’s the squishy impact sounds, or possibly it’s the fact that you can slap a photo of your friends’ face on the dummy’s mug: who knows? Who cares.

In Stair Dismount, you’ve got to poke a perilous step-stander, so he’ll fall down a flight of stairs.

The more bones he breaks, the more gruesome impacts his head endures, and the funnier his roly-poly tumble is, the more points you’ll unlock.

Don’t try this at home, kids! Unless someone’s videotaping it, of course, for You’ve Been Framed. Just kidding.

Angry Birds

In this multi-million selling blockbuster, you’re at the absolute mercy of the Box2D physics engine. You can line up the perfect shot, choose the best bird and pray to whichever deity you like, but once the fowl is in the air, it’s all down to a rather crude emulation of Newton’s principals.

It is, by all accounts, what makes Angry Birds so darn frustrating. When a wooden palette tumbles the wrong way or a precarious slab of concrete refuses to topple, you can’t help screaming out against Sir Issac and his irrefutable laws.

But it’s also what makes the game so enjoyable, as every shot ends in chaotic and unpredictable shower of destruction.

It’s visceral, it’s messy, and it’s cathartic. I love the smell of squished pig in the morning.

Saving Private Sheep

In Saving Private Sheep, you’ve got to get a brave woolly soldier onto safe ground. He’s currently in enemy territory, standing on a precarious tower of boxes and blocks.

You must carefully shoot out his footing, so he’ll topple onto the ground, and not into the toothy maw of a salivating wolf.

This Jenga-style puzzler starts getting even trickier when you have to account for slippery ice, timing-dependent blocks, and explosive barrels of TNT.

An acute appreciation of Newton’s laws will get you far here: you’ll earn shinier medals if you can beat the stage quickly and with more blocks left over.

Siege Hero

Like a first-person Angry Birds, Siege Hero requires you to fend off the opposition by wrecking their towers, castles, vehicles, and structures.

To do so, simply lob a few cannon balls at the enemy-filled building and hope that your carefully placed explosive does the deed.

Also like in Rovio’s bird-flinging puzzler, you can crush the castles in Siege Hero by focusing on weak points, nailing foundations, and then letting good-old gravity take over to do the rest. The fewer bombs you lob, the better the loot you’ll take home.

Snuggle Truck

In Snuggle Truck, you’re tasked with ferrying nine cuddly toys to the zoo over giant leaps, cavernous drops, tiny caves, and harsh terrain.

Unfortunately, each toy – from dog to unicorn – is an individual physics object that will react to the ebb and flow of the hazardous terrain in a realistic and chaotic fashion.

Bump your van’s nose into a rock, for instance, and the animals will fly out and spill onto the ground in front of you. Slam your truck down onto a ramp at a wonky angle, and toys will bounce out all over the place. Accidentally turn your van upside down on a gnarly jump, and its pretty much game over.

Snuggle Truck demands a smart mix of speed and safety to ace, and, of course, a little luck, too. You’ll nab a special medal for getting all of the passengers over the line safely.

Ragdoll Blaster 2

The best part of manic physics puzzler Ragdoll Blaster is the way your cotton corpses litter up the stages. The last five fired ragdolls will stick around, causing pileups, handy objects and, nuisance obstacles.

Ragdoll Blaster 2 is one of the most creative puzzlers on this list, and developer Blackflip is constantly throwing out new ideas in the game’s bumper crop of 150 stages.

There are portals, massive swinging hammers, rolling balls, levels on minecarts, and levels on blocks of slippery ice.

Casey’s Contraptions

Rube Goldberg-inspired contraptions and puzzles are ten a penny on the App Store, but they do a grand job of showing off the cause and effect of different physics-based objects.

In Casey’s toy-box world of robots, remote control cars, and balloons, you’ll find out exactly how a basket of books will react when slugged by a boxing glove on a spring. Or how a wall of boxes will like being walloped by a bowling ball in a bucket, swinging on a rope.

Without a smart knowledge of gravity, you’ll flounder on the game’s harder challenges.

Gears

If you want to see just how much physics algorithms have improved the ball-rolling genre, compare the iPhone’s lush puzzler Gears to the NES’s Marble Madness. While the latter is clunky and unrealistic, the former is free-flowing, with the cog-collecting sphere in Gears actually behaving like a real-life ball.

Which is handy, because the perilous drops, tough jumps, and narrow pathways in Gears require a dab hand and some dependable physics.

If you enjoy this, check out Aerox, Super Monkey Ball, and Marble Blast Ultra.

Cover Orange

In this fruity puzzle game, a dab hand at physics principals is the difference between a juicy orange or a shriveled pile of acidic pulp.

You see, you’ve got to use the objects in your toolbox and the innate properties of gravity to manoeuvre an orange to safety.

Otherwise, he’ll be left to the elements, and will get caught in a flash flood of acid rain. No one likes acidic oranges. They’re gross. So shove your fruity pal into cover by dropping a barrel onto a seesaw, or rolling a giant gear with a tumbling crate.(source:pocketgamer


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