Top 5 Most Non-Accessible Games on Apple Arcade

While some of the games are accessible enough for people with physical disabilities, there are still ones which are non-accessible. In this blog I will give a list of 5 games available for download on Apple Arcade which are not accessible.

No 5: Marble It Up: Mayhem

Marble It Up: Mayhem is a multiplayer game by The Marble Collection, and for 1-10 players and suitable for people 4+. In this next chapter to games such as Marble It Up and Marble Blast, you will embrace the intuitive and chaotic multiplayer modes, and hunt gems, tag your friends, and prove your marble mettle online! Roll through a beautiful designed single player campaign _ with dangerous obstacles, mind-bending paths, shifting gravity, and potent power-ups _ and grow your magnificent collection of marbles and trials!

To play this game on Mac you have to use W, A, S, D, Space, and Mouse _ and to get on to a new platform you have jump and go forward, using 2 buttons. There’s no option to change these controls as far as I know to have something like auto jump, or double click a specific button to be able to get on a new platform _ which would allow gamers who can’t play the same as everyone else feel involved.

For this reason, I will give Marble It Up: Mayhem 1 star.

No 4: Hotlava

Hotlava is a multiplayer Action game for 1-4 players by Klei, and suitable for ages 4+. In this game you are tasked to run, jump and climb across nostalgia-packed environments with hot molten lava covering the floor, and try not to land on it!

Like what I said about Marble It Up Mayhem, the problem with jumping in Hotlava is having to press 2 buttons at one time, which I, and many others, find difficult _ if not impossible _ to do! I can’t figure out any way of changing the settings to being more accessible, and the only good thing is the character jumps slightly higher _ allowing people with quick movements to take the time they need to move, but by disadvantaging those who can’t!

So like Marble It Up, I will give Hotlava 1 star.

No 3: Shinsekai Into The Depths

Shinsekai Into The Depths is a single player Action game created by Capcom, and suitable for players 4+. It presents a fresh and original underwater exploration game, filled with unique visual and audio experiences.

In it, the land has slowly but steadily been covered with ice, forcing man kind to take refuge in the ocean. But even the sea can’t protect them forever! The ice overtakes the undersea home of a lone aquanaut, forcing an unplanned journey of exploration and discovery. Take control and follow a mysterious mechanical creature ever deeper.

The problem with this game is again when you have to jump and move forward using 2 buttons, but while this is still a problem, it is more accessible than other games on this list. There isn’t the fear of dying with only one click, and you can double click to go higher, and then press W to go forward if you can move quickly. But no matter how high you can choose for your character to go, having to press another button quickly still excludes people move as quick _ which is why I will give it 3 stars.

No 2: Ufo On Tape

UFO On Tape is a single player Action game for players ages 9+ and developed by Revolutionary Concepts.

What would you do if a real UFO descended from the clouds? Would you run screaming, or would you grab your phone and start recording?

Exclusive to Apple Arcade, UFO on Tape puts you in the hot seat as you speed through the countryside, looking out for visitors from outer space.

While on the contrary this game would be accessible _ as to play it your only moving a mouse and clicking if your playing on Mac, or scanning and tapping on iPhone and iPad, it’s been placed at number 2 on this list due to everything happening so fast. There’s no option to slow how fast the UFO moves, and by the time you move and click, it’s hard to keep it up each time the UFO moves.

So for this reason, I will give UFO on Tape 3 stars.

No 1: Redout: Space Assault

Redout: Space Assault is a single player action game by 34BigThings, and suitable for ages 12+.

You play as Leon Barret, ace fighter pilot of the Poseidon Security Forces at Poseidon Corp, are put in control of a Super Orbital Recon Fighter during the 2395 Colonisation of Mars!

To play this game you have to use W, A, S, D, Space and mouse, but after playing it on my Mac I found that I spent most of my time pressing space, and not being able to do anything else. The problem I find is how fast you have to play, and it doesn’t give you enough time to press anything else.

So based on that, I will give Redout: Space Assault 1 star.

As mentioned in previous blogs, I like Apple Arcade, but the fact that most of these games are non accessible to people with physical disabilities means more has to be done. Apple already lets you buy switches, and also change settings to make your device more accessible, so I don’t know why they didn’t say to the developers of these games that there needed to be other options. I would also like to say that it might also be worth Apple copying other examples and create some type of adaptable controller.

The Top 5 Most Accessible Games on Apple Arcade

Hi guys and welcome back for another review! Sorry I didn’t update last week or last night _ I was suffering from the Winter bug and last night just wasn’t going to plan. But I will be updating again tomorrow, and all the videos for last few weeks will be uploaded as soon as possible.

So as promised, this post is all about the top 5 most accessible games on Apple Arcade. For those of you who don’t know, Apple Arcade is a subscription hub from Apple, where you can download and play out-rolling games with no additional adds or costs. You get all this for just £4:99 a month, and after signing up you get 1 month free! So if you are a gamer and you haven’t done this already, go on to the app store on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, and sign up.

No 5: Sonic Racing

Sonic Racing is free if you download with an Apple Arcade subscription.

Sonic Racing is a multiplayer racing game developed by SEGA, and suitable for players 9+. It lets the player take control of fifteen playable characters from the Sonic universe, and compete in the ultimate multiplayer racing experience. While racing you can collect power-ups, set traps and attack competitors as you drive at high speed!

You can decide how you want to play _ and enjoy single player mode, play with your friend or go big with players online in multiplayer mode! Sonic Racing also lets you create your team _ with each character having its own unique advantage and special Team Ability. There are 15 tracks in total _ each split across 5 zones _ and Wisps are back! These 15 spectacular creatures are here to offer help when overcoming rival teams _ and you get more rewards the more you race!

If I was judging Sonic Racing on how accessible it is on iPhone or iPad, I would give it 4 stars. But moving around and pressing multiple buttons makes it harder to do on Mac, and if you can only use one finger, you crash A LOT! I don’t find it too difficult on iPhone or iPad because I can move my head to select wisps quickly, but this wouldn’t help someone who can’t move as quickly. For this reason, I will give it 3 stars.

No 4: Agent Intercept

is free if you download with an Apple Arcade subscription.

Agent Intercept is a single player Action game developed by PikPok, and suitable for players 12+. In it you play as an agent, challenging international agents for the top spot! With a brand new Current Crisis to sink Uko’s sub _ you now get refined steering and improved gameplay.

I’ve only played this game on Mac _ and though I do like it _ I think it has many of the same problems as Sonic Racing. Unless you have a lot of movement, it is very hard to steer the car, so I would like if this could be sorted. Meanwhile, I will give this game 4 stars.

No 3: What The Golf

What The Golf is free if you download with an Apple Arcade subscription.

What The Golf is a single player action game, and suitable for ages 9+. In the words of Apple, it is the golf game for people who hate golf. A silly physics-based golf parody where every golf course is a new surprising type of golf. it adds an amusing spin to the game _ where you will be asking yourself: WHAT THE GOLF.

I’ve only played What The Golf on Mac, but to play you just have to be able to move a mouse and click. For this reason, I will give it a massive 5 stars.

No 2: Pac-Man Party

Pac-Man Party Royale is free if you download with an Apple Arcade subscription.

Pac-Man Party Royale is a multiplayer family game for 1-4 players, developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, and suitable for ages 4+. A play on the classic game, you can battle your friends both locally and online, playing in hope of being the last Pac-Man standing.

To play this game on Mac, you have to use the 4 arrow keys, but to do it on mobile or on iPad, you just use your finger. If you are aware of or have experience playing Pac-Man, you know how fast you have to go, but this could be hard for some players _ especially the further you get.

But since it’s accessible for fast one-handed play, I will give it 5 stars.

No 1: Grindstone

Grindstone is free if you download with an Apple Arcade subscription.

Grindstone is a single player puzzle game by Capybara games, and suitable for ages 12+.

A sword-slashing puzzle battle, Grindstone is a similar game to others in the board clearing puzzle world. Grindstone Mountain has been overrun with vicious Creeps _ who you have to slay to make your way up its treacherous peak where fortune, glory (and death) await!

Grindstone is another game which only requires you to move a mouse and click, which is why I’ve put it in my number 1 spot with 5 stars!

The Top 6 Most Accessible Games on iPhone X

Gaming is multi-platform, and is popular with all kinds of people no matter where you are! So in this blog I will be looking at what I think are the 6 most accessible games available for download on the iPhone X.

These games can also be downloaded on other phones and tablets.

No 6: Minion Rush

Minion Rush is a game developed by Gameloft and is available to download for free on the iPhone X. It was released in June 2013 _ not long before or after the release of the 2nd Despicable Me film came out (and which my younger self absolutely loved) _ and lets you play as different minion characters as you complete quests. Most of the action within the game I can do, but what I always found frustrating was how I couldn’t work the rocket, moon, and slide quests properly.

It says in the game that to complete all of them you have to tilt your phone _ which is very hard to do if you can’t use your hands. Luckily, I have a strong mouth which helped me discover that I could tilt my phone by hitting it over using a stylus and the side of a 3D Phone Cover, but it still doesn’t take away from how it excludes people who don’t have as much movement or force as me.

No 5: Temple Run

Temple Run is a game developed by Imangi Studios, and was released in August 2011. It has a similar concept to Minion Rush, but instead has you running through a temple being chased by gorillas while you try to find your way out. Like the actions in Minion Rush, I also found the actions in Temple Run easy on the whole, but I don’t like also having to tilt the phone as it is very difficult for me to tilt.

Overall, I did find both of them very easy to play, but my advice to both Gameloft and Imangi Studios would be to include an autotilt option in settings, or include the option to just move the character across by just dragging or tapping on the screen.

No 4: Number Cross

Number Cross is a game developed by Astraware, and was released in April 2012. It lets you play four different puzzles a day, and is basically a mobile version of a normal Number Cross puzzle.

It’s very easy to drag numbers up, but what would make it even better would be the option to make the puzzle smaller in size. As it stands, it’s just a wee bit hard to reach up if you need to get higher, but everything else is fine.

No 3: Kriss Kross

Like Number Cross, Kriss Kross is a game also developed by Astraware, and it was released alongside it in April 2012. Same as Number Cross, Kriss Kross offers 4 new puzzles a day, and also like it, the main grid is simple. But like what I said about Number Cross, I would like if they could add an option of changing the size of the grid to make it more reachable.

No 2: Knife Hit

Knife Hit is a game developed by Ketchapp, and was released in June 2018. You can complete challenges or just play as normal, which you do by throwing knives at a piece of wood until it breaks. You get new knives the higher up in levels you get, and you can take a move by just tapping.

For having a good colours with fantastic accessibility, I will rate Knife Hit as Number 2!

NO 1: Candy Crush

Candy Crush is a game developed by King, and which had its iOS version released in April 2012. It is a puzzle type quest game, where moving candies to a particular spot or tapping boosters is easy!

For this reason I’m giving it my Number 1 spot.

All these games can be downloaded for free on the iPhone X.

The Top 6 Most Accessible Apps on iPhone X

One of the things that makes the iPhone a popular phone is having the ability to do every-day activities on your phone, no matter where you are.

This blog will list 6 of the most accessible apps available on iPhone, concentrating on how accessible they are.

No 6: Duolingo

Duolingo is a free, language learning app _ available for download on Apple and Android devices, as well as the web and Windows _ and has been widely used since 2010 and after the launch of its private beta in 2011.

I am using Duolingo to learn Spanish, but while most of its features are easy to access, sometimes it finds my voice a bit hard to understand. This is the only reason why I’m rating it as Number 6, because everything else they offer is brilliant.

No 5: BBC Sounds

BBC Sounds is an app developed by BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited. You can listen to any of your favourite radio shows and podcasts on it, and it is available for download on Apple and Android devices, and for Windows and the Web.

As someone who wants to keep up to date with the news all the time, and who is trying to get into Political Journalism, I use BBC Sounds nearly all the time. It’s easy to get around, and I don’t think it’s too hard to find what programme you like.

No 4: BBC News App

Like what I said about the BBC Sounds app, I find the BBC News App interesting because it allows me to go round and find out about the top stories of the day with ease. I used to find that reaching up was a problem for me, but I find it’s easier with a bigger stylus.

The only bit of criticism I’d give it is that it’s harder to search for a particular country you want the top stories on, but it’s not too difficult.

No 3: Apple Store App

The Apple Store App is an app available for download on iDevices, and where you can view and by the latest devices and accessories. It’s very easy to browse _ meaning you don’t need to reach _ and you can do everything from searching to ordering.

No 2: Apple Podcasts

Apple Podcasts is a free app coming on every iPhone and iPad product, but can be downloaded for free on the App Store if you have to reinstall.

Through Podcasts, you have everything from historical or theological discussions, to recordings of theatrical productions, and much more.

No 1: iTunes

iTunes is the main Apple app for listening to music, and with a monthly Apple Music Subscription, you can download your favourite music and songs for free!

iTunes is compatible with any iDevice, but you can also access it online on a Windows computer. You can do this by searching for http://www.itunes.com