It’s that time of year again, when darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, creatures crawl in search of blood… Sorry, the ghost of Vincent Price possesses me from time to time. What I meant to say was, it’s Halloween time again! Time for our annual look at fun and scary iOS apps for Halloween!
FREE for a limited time, Spider Prank allows you to set a timer and hand off your iPhone to your friends to play with. At the set time, a giant spider will appear on your iPhone’s screen, spooking your arachnophobic friends!
You can use your own photos as the background, (I like to take a screenshot of an app or my Home Screen, then ask someone to see if they can figure out why my iPhone has frozen up…) The spider also reacts to gravity, and you can drag, tap, and shake the spider. Fun for the whole family!
Spider Prank FREE for a limited time, it’s normally priced at $0.99
FREE – Available for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]
This horror adventure is set in a pixelized world. In this murder mystery, YOU decide what ultimately happens.
“Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.”
As you play the game, it changes to reflect your perspective. In this horror game, truths are entirely subjective!
$2.99 – Available for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]
This table from REAL PINBALL challenges players to eliminate the vampire 4 different ways while they have a chance to activate such well-known pinball features, such as combos, jackpots and multiple balls.
Other features include REWIND, and SLOW MOTION.
This game includes 3D graphics, realistic ball physics, special light effects, different camera views, and sparkling vampires. (OK, maybe I just threw that last one in there for Twilight fans…)
Saves your high-score in OpenFeint and Game Center.
If you’re not a vampire fan, there are always the zombies to play with!
This sequel to the hit action-strategy adventure game leads you on an adventure where you’ll battle zombies from the dawn of time to the end of days. (There are some movie titles in there somewhere…) Amass your army of super plants, energize them with plant food, and unleash them! Oh yeah, and protect your brain!
New plants and new zombies abound, so get your zombie-zapping skills ready and zap them before they get to the Sprint phone store! (Wait, is that right?)
Oh, and if you’re not convinced yet, I have two words for you: “Zombie Chickens.” NUFF SAID!
FREE for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]
Uncertain of his sister’s fate, a boy enters LIMBO.
Guide this unnamed boy through dangerous environments and traps as he searches for his lost sister.
The game is presented in black and white, which only adds to the horror. The horror genre is well represented in this game, with film grain effects, lighting, and ambient sounds all adding to the mood.
Good luck finding his sister. Perhaps you should concentrate on staying alive first?
$1.99 – Available for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store [DIRECT LINK]
While the above games and gimmicks are all well and good for older trick or treaters, what about the smallest ghouls in your haunted house? Don’t worry, we would never forget them!
We featured this one last year too, but it’s not a Halloween app roundup without the Peanuts gang!
Create your own Peanuts character and join in as Linus and Sally wait for the Great Pumpkin! Choose from all sorts of great costumes and dress up for trick-or-treat, or join Charlie Brown at his first ever Halloween party!
This family favorite is narrated by Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown.
Digitally remastered voices, dialog and music from the original 1966 television special are all here.
An excellent chance to introduce your kids to the Peanuts gang!
$5.99 – Available for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store [DIRECT LINK]
If you’ve got Disney fans in your haunted house, this is the app to share with them!
“Mickey is having a Halloween party, and all of his friends are invited. But when Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy get to Mickey’s house, they are spooked by strange noises and a creepy ghost! Read along as your favorite Disney friends get to the bottom of this haunted house mystery, and be on the lookout for ghostly surprises! Real character voices and thrilling sound effects add to the fun in this spooktacular adventure.”
The app features classic illustrations, professional narration, character voices and great background music. All what you’d expect from a Disney production.
You can also record you or your child reading the story and have it played back to you. Reading modes include: Read to Me, Use My Recording, or Auto Turn pages.
$0.99 – Available for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]
Well, that’s our roundup for this Halloween. We hope you’ve had a frightfully good time. Have a safe and happy Halloween. Scare you, um… I mean… See you next year!