Telltale’s continuation of Batman: The Telltale Series [Free], Batman: The Enemy Within [Free] is racing towards its conclusion with the fourth episode due out across PC, consoles, and mobile next Tuesday. The formula Telltale usually follows with these episodic games typically leads to episode four rapidly building towards the conclusion of the story with the fifth episode delivering all the pay-off to that built-up. Check out the trailer:
I really am into these Batman games. I’ve mentioned this whenever I’ve posted about them, but I really appreciate how they actually intensely involve playing as Bruce Wayne in parallel with Batman. Decisions you make as each alter ego impacts the other, and it’s super clever how it all works out... Read More
The Room franchise on iOS and Android is one of my favourites. It is another one of those franchises that began on mobile but has expanded to non mobile platforms but these games still play best on a nice touch screen. The Room: Old Sins  was announced to release on January 25th on iOS with an Android release following after. It is now up for pre-order on iOS for $4.99. Watch the trailer for it below:
I love The Room franchise for how it manages to push visuals and constantly impress me with puzzles and narrative intertwined into fantasti... Read More
Something caught my eye and I meant to tell you all about it earlier this week, but dang it all if the week hasn’t just slipped on by me and here we are already at Thursday. Better late than never, I guess. Anyway as you might already know I’m a massive fan of Mooff Games, as they’ve somehow been able to capture that special sauce that makes games so fun and dress them up with all sorts of silly parodies of pop culture and video games. Their Toon Shooters [Free] is a riff on classic horizontal scrolling shoot ’em ups, Maximus [Free] is like a love letter to brawlers like Golden Axe, and Blackmoor [Free] is something of a hybrid fighting game/platformer which feels a lot like Castlevania and Street Fighter II had a lovechild... Read More
One of the worst situations that I ever find myself in is to be out and about with a phone that’s pretty close to death. For me that always seems to happen during a long day trip at Disneyland, where the outlets are always camped out (yes, this is actually a thing) and the in-park portable batteries are mediocre at best. Similar situations happen to me and my Nintendo Switch, where a lot of the standard USB car chargers and the like just don’t have the chops needed to adequately charge it on the go.
Last year we talked about the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD, which is still one of the best portable chargers on the go. It really is (and continues to be) the go-to behemoth if you want a single solution to charge nearly any portable device on the go... Read More
Developer Kevin Ng created a smash hit back in May of 2013 with the stylish and frantic Impossible Road [$2.99], but several months before that he was also involved with a cute and quirky side-scrolling platformer called Food Run. This was an auto-running style of platformer, and while it didn’t necessarily reinvent the wheel or anything it was one of the more polished and quirky runners on the App Store. It was also novel for being both level-based and fully premium, unlike most of its contemporaries, and it just gushed with fun and personality. Unfortunately Food Run eventually went the way of the dodo, but Ng has resurrected this old favorite with a completely remade version called Food Pals [$2.99] which just hit the App Store earlier today.
I’ll admit I have a juvenile sense of humor, but working in mobile games so long makes you a bit adverse to poopy and fart stuff. There’s just so many games that hang their hat on natural bodily functions that it’s grown a bit stale. But pooping to propel yourself through the vastness of space? I’m always on board for that. And that’s pretty much the premise behind Yum Yummy Superlicious, the silly name of the upcoming game from Toronto-based studio Tendril. You’ll play as Yum, a plucky little… creature thing, as he (she?) eats their way through an endless supply of food that’s floating around in space for some reason. You’ll then poop to propel yourself forward to gobble up even more food while avoiding things like crazy monsters and space junk. Check out the trailer.
Some developers just demonstrate a knack for certain genres and decide to stick with them. It’s not a bad way to go, and since Rayark has already given us several quality rhythm games like Cytus and VOEZ, it’s only natural that the studio might want to revisit that particular music-saturated well again. Happily, what it’s come up with in Cytus II [$1.99] is the best kind of sequel, one that should please fans of the first game while also assuring you don’t require any knowledge of it.
What you do need is fast fingers, because Cytus II starts out challenging and only gets harder from there. It’s not so much the intricacy of the game mechanics because there are only a handful of things you’re asked to do to tap notes in time with the music... Read More
It’s Full of Sparks [Free] is the latest release from prolific App Store publishers Noodlecake and developer Dabadu Games, and it’d be understandable if there were lingering doubts about whether quantity would eventually come at the expense of quality, and if some titles would make less of a bang amongst the iOS community. Thankfully, It’s Full of Sparks lives up to its name – from the outset, Dabadu Games have made a game full of sparks, new ideas and an abundance of charm from start to end. While a ‘platformer’ in the loosest sense of the word, It’s Full of Sparks suits the iPhone and iPad perfectly with its simple but incredibly solid central premise, and inventive level design means it remains engaging even as the novelty begins to wear thin.
In It’s Full of Sparks, you ... Read More
Hello, gentle readers. It seems like our previous ranking lists have gone over pretty well, so I’m going to be carrying on with them on a semi-regular basis. The topic this time around is the JRPG genre, an admittedly wide umbrella that I’m restricting simply to make it a useful label. What we are looking at here is a ranking of games that follow closely in the footsteps of Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and their ilk. Turn-based battles, melodrama, interesting characters, a plot that has a start and a finish, and things like that. If the combat system involves real-time action, it won’t be on here. If it’s an endlessly-updated free-to-play game, it also won’t be on here. As odd as it may seem, these games do not have to be from Japan... Read More
Things are still a bit slow on the App Store, as usual, in January. Everyone went wild releasing their games before the holiday freeze, and we’re setting the odds and ends that for whatever reason didn’t make that cutoff. As far as made up holidays are concerned, today is Ditch New Years Resolutions Day, which seems pretty apt. We’ve had 17 days of working out or whatever else it is we said we’d do all year. That’s enough.
Here’s all the new games that have been posted to our forums so far: