iPhone games are a super source of entertainment and while most are visually friendly, some make you wonder how Apple let them even get on the App Store. Beyond the generic fart and poop games, iPhone entertainment has gone into deeper and darker realms of gross. Here are five games that made my stomach do a wallop.
This is the most recent gross game to have hit the App Store and it's been a hit. The aim of the game is as the title suggests. You are presented with the faces of a bunch of genetically gifted men and women; their faces marred by some pretty unfortunate skin blemishes. Your touchscreen automatically makes you their dermatologist and you start hacking away at their blemishes, from pimples to blackheads, to whiteheads to pimple scabs.
Get rewarded for oozy fluids
The way you pop the blemishes is by scraping around them and as in real life, you know your job is done when fluid oozes out of the skin. As gross as this game is, it was number one in the top 25 free games for three days last week and is still in the list at a lower position. Pimple Popper is available for $0.99 (approx Rs. 45) in the App Store and also has a free lite version. Check out some footage from the game in this video.
Yes, everyone knows bugs are gross and while most games cartoonify their bugs to make playing the game about the game itself, this one's intention is to make you squeal. Gameplay is pretty simple – there are cockroaches roaming about your screen and it's your job to squash them. And when you do squash them they leave behind their oozy green residue. Killing cockroaches in real life isn't as creepy and mortifying as it is in this game. The plus point is, though, that you get points for all the cockroaches you kill. Now if only there was such a point system in real life. If you wanted to be a tad less squeamed but still play with cockroaches, try A-a-a Rage Against the Cockroach. There are so many of them in your screen that it makes you sick, but there's no residue to clean up after. iRoach 2 is available in the App Store for $0.99 (approx Rs. 45) and also has a free lite version.
These screenshots are tame compared to the game
Yes, someone wants you to lick your iPhone. A kitchen happy granny's made a lot of food and wants you to eat it all up. In order to eat it, you have to lick your phone. The various food you have at your disposal is Chinese food, Italian pasta, chocolate and ice cream and of course, there are vegetarian friendly options. It's not like you can taste any of the food when you actually lick it and you could get away with just touching your iPhone screen with your hands the way your tongue would. iLickit is available in the App Store for $1.99 (approx Rs. 90) and a lite version for $0.99 (approx Rs. 45). The game that started the licking phenomenon is a game called Pocket Ice Cream. It's the same philosophy. You're in an ice cream store and various flavours are presented to you. You just have to lick them off their screen. Make sure you sanitize first though. Yuck!
Please sanitize your phone prior to licking
This game is interesting because it's used as a teaching tool for kids in toilet training. The game is visually friendly and all in all kinda cute but when you only hear the sounds, as your co-worker would when he's sitting next to you, let's just say bladder control problems might begin. The gameplay is a little similar to Angry Birds where you have a monkey on the left side of your screen and you have to make him aim to pee in flower pots to make the flowers bloom. The minute the pee touches something, whether you hit or miss, the all too familiar sound of liquids clashing is heard. Of course, you can turn the sound off, but where's the fun in that right? Pee Monkey is available for $0.99 (approx Rs. 45) with a free lite version in the App Store.
Dangerously cute and will make you want to pee
Coming back to gross things you can do with your body, this game literally frightens me. The aim of the game is save the brain from maggots destroying it, but the maggots aren't what's disgusting in the game. The brains are actual brains, as in pictures taken of real brains with blood and goo inside a person's head. The sound effects are pretty horrific too but if you can get past the pictures of the brains, you literally can get past anything. Download at your own risk. Brain rot is available in the App Store for free.
Need I say more?
So there you have it. Five iPhone games that will make you squeal. Let us know how your stomachs react after playing in the comments section below. Let us also know if there have been any other iPhone games that have made you whither on the inside.
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