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The best thing about Minion Rush is that it is well-suited for the Siri Remote. The controls are simple, however, the game isn’t that easy. It’s a great game for children and can easily provide hours of free entertainment.
Jetpack Joyride for Apple TV
Simple is sometimes a good thing. There are myriad auto-runner games for Apple TV. These games thrust the player through each level, with simple user controls. While this may sound easy, auto-runners usually get very complicated and challenging. They’re a great test of reflexes and reaction time. From the developer of Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride is another simple, yet elegant, pleasure.
Jetpack Joyride features ridiculously simple controls. Players only need to tap the Touch surface to propel their vehicle upward. This may seem easy, but it’s ridiculously challenging. The game is constantly changing, with new levels, vehicles and obstacles. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so fun.
My only problem with the game is that it is buggy in some areas. For example, I went into the store and was unable to exit. I had to quit the app and launch it again. On my first attempt using the game, it couldn’t connect to their servers. Upon launching the app again, it worked. This is an indie game, but they could probably invest a few more resources in quality assurance. That said, it’s free, fun and worth putting up with a few defects.
Many More Free Games for Apple TV
Writing this article was very difficult, because there are so many great free games for Apple TV. It’s kind of like choosing which puppy to adopt, because they’re all so adorable. I’ve been using the new Apple TV for almost two years now, so the reviews come mostly from experience. I can honestly say that, even though it is a new device, Apple TV already has an impressive selection of games.
Not every Apple TV game is a slam dunk. There are some really terrible games that, for whatever reason, get the Editor’s Choice designation. Some of these games are not free. I made a few mistakes, and although apps are inexpensive, it adds up. Apple TV owners should be cautious about buying apps. After all, the best games are so good that people want to spend money on them. That’s how it should work. I find bad paid apps to be far more annoying than great apps with in-app purchases. For whatever reason, some bad apps always manage to game the system.
This article barely scratches the surface of free Apple TV games. I had to make some hard decisions in order to prevent this article from becoming a book. If you own an Apple TV already, just browse the App Store for the best free games. If you don’t own an Apple TV, rest assured that there are plenty of great apps and games. You can also check out “Apple TV tvOS Apps” which shows every app available on Apple TV, including the top 10 free and paid apps.
Sure, Apple TV isn’t an Xbox or PlayStation, but I also think it’s unfair to claim that it’s only for casual gamers. Most of the GameLoft titles are available on game consoles. I’ve checked them out on other platforms, and honestly, they are better on Apple TV. Apple TV offers some impressive hardware and runs a ridiculously efficient operating system. This is true of most Apple products. This is why comparing specs just doesn’t make sense. It’s the overall user experience that matters. Apple TV really does have the potential to be a great gaming console and some of the best games are absolutely free.