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Upcoming 'Tiltagon' Wants to be the 'Super Hexagon' of Tilting Games

The challenging arcade game genre spawned by Super Hexagon [$2.99] has certainly seen plenty of games that follow its principles, and the Flappy Bird craze has to owe something to that as well. But not a lot of games in that vein really use tilt controls, perhaps because they're very hard to get right, especially in a fast-paced, unforgiving game. Well, the upcoming Tiltagon is going to try and do just that: be a tilt-based take on the Super Hexagon formula. Players will have to tilt a ball across a series of platforms that steadily disappear, collecting dots on the platforms to score a point and make the next one appear. The platforms get steadily more perilous, with things like obstacles spinning around them, platforms with large holes in the middle, and platforms that have falling-away pieces to deal with. It's not that easy...

I don't mind games that are free to try with an IAP to unlock the rest of the game, but one of the tricky things about them is that it's hard to notice when they go on sale. If you've been waiting patiently for Capcom's fantastic Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD [Free] or Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies [Free] to come down a little bit in price, your court date is set for today. The games are initially free to download, so you won't see them showing up on useful services like AppShopper Social [Free], but the full game unlock IAPs for both are currently slashed down to prices so crazy, even Dr. Hotti can't believe them...

WWE SuperCard [Free] has just gotten an update that brings a number of cards and enhancements. Over 60 new cards have been added to the game, with cards including John Cena, The Rock, and more. There's a new rarity level for cards as well, the Survivor rarity level, which supercedes Legendary as the eighth and highest card rarity...

If you haven't gotten a chance to play the Tilt to Live series yet, or have only enjoyed free versions without playing the full versions, well, Thanksgiving is going to be a pretty good day for you. Tomorrow, on November 27th, One Man Left is launching the "Tilty-Tilt Boom Boom Bundle," which is by far the best name for a bundle yet. It includes the paid version of the original Tilt to Live [$2.99], Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous [$2.99], and Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge [$2.99] in one bundle. The bundle will launch for $4.99, and be available at that price for the rest of the month, before going to $5.99 starting in December...

The World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor launched not long ago, and one of the big features is the new garrison system. If you don't play WoW, it works like this- As you level your dude up from 90 to 100 in the latest expansion, quests are constantly linking back to building your own individual customizable base. Your garrison serves as a hub for crafting and questing, particularly as you start unlocking the ability to add specific buildings to your garrison which cater to your interests in the game. There's PvP centric buildings, buildings for farming up mounts, buildings for battle pets, and more. Additionally, in your garrison you gain followers which you're able to send on missions for various perks and different types of loot...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Astro Boy Flight', 'Color Ranger', 'Dwelp' and More

Before everyone goes wild on calling this a weak week, remember apps are typically "released" on a Thursday, and this Thursday is the US holiday Thanksgiving. As is customary for this time of year, there's a stupid amount of games on sale, so while there might not be a whole lot that interests you this week, maybe divert your weekly App Store purchasing funds to filling out your catalog with older games you might've missed which are now substantially cheaper instead?..

I will forever admit to being a sucker for games with pixel art, and Sunburn [$2.99] had immediate appeal to me based on that, but also thanks to its unique premise: instead of trying to save everyone, the goal is to control the jetpack-equipped astronaut captain, trying to get a bunch of stranded astronauts together, and launch into the sun so that nobody dies alone. But there's limited oxygen, so there's some planet-hopping involved, fiery asteroids to avoid, and a chain of astronauts to string along, trying to make sure they don't suffer a solitary demise while trying to get to the collective goal. This means that death is an odd thing, because dying itself might not be the ultimate goal. It's about making sure everyone suffers a quick death, rather than dying alone in the middle of space. That's a new one! It's a clever and macabre concept for a space physics puzzler, and while the game has issues, the concept alone is well worth checking out...

'AwesomeBoots' is an Upcoming Game About Bopping People While Wearing Jet Boots

AwesomeBoots is a game releasing this Thursday, November 27th, that's worth getting excited for. It's an arena survival game that is kind of a combination of Toast Time [$2.99] and SlamBots [$1.99]. The protagonist of AwesomeBoots lives in a world where the government has banned boots, probably because boots now have jet propulsion systems in them, and they're clearly unsafe without proper licensing and training. Maybe that's why Mikey in Mikey Boots [$1.99] had to keep running. But this booted rebel is going to die with his boots on, using them to launch in the air, doing flips and the like to dodge the heavily-armed authorities trying to take him down. Thankfully, it's possible to bop enemies to take them out, and get more points, because you might as well take some of them with you on the way out!..

Even if you've never heard of the Lone Wolf series of gamebooks written by Joe Dever (with their sporadic publishing history I wouldn't blame you), Joe Dever's Lone Wolf [$0.99], a new adventure made specifically for mobile platforms, has got a lot of initial punch. While everything seems to start like any other gamebook you've played on iOS, as soon as you reach the first battle of the game, it's clear that this game has got some strong ideas about where to take gamebooks in the future. The 'Wow' factor of turning the page to an illustration that comes to life in full 3D can't be underestimated, but in its quest to escape the shackles of its old format, Lone Wolf trips over some very familiar problems inherent to its new one. In the style of our reviews of The Walking Dead [Free] and The Wolf Among Us [Free], this review will be appended to as each new act releases...

'Paranormal Minis' is a New Action Shooter from Ravenous Games

About a year ago, Ravenous Games announced in our forums that they'd once again teamed up with Bulletproof Outlaws, the folks who did the lovely graphics for League of Evil 2 & 3, and were working on a stylish new dual-stick shooter called Paranormal Minis. In the months that followed it sounded like some progress was being made on the game, but Ravenous had their hands full with other iOS releases, and eventually they put Paranormal Minis on the back burner, uncertain if they'd return to finish it or not. Well, as they posted today, Paranormal Minis is alive and well, and in fact it's received a pretty major design overhaul, going from a dual-stick shooter to a more traditional brawler-style action shooter. Here are a couple of new screens...

'The Witcher Battle Arena' Beta Now Accepting iOS Players

The season of the mobile MOBA is finally upon us, it seems, with Vainglory [Free (HD) / Free] getting such huge showcases from Apple. Plenty of other developers have been trying to make the MOBA genre work on mobile, and one of the more interesting entrants is CD Projekt Red, creators of The Witcher series, with The Witcher Battle Arena. The game was announced back in July with promises of three-on-three battles with no pay-to-win elements. A new trailer was released in August, along with a signup for a beta, but only on Android. Well now, iOS players who want to help beta test the upcoming MOBA can do so, as CD Projekt is looking for beta testers. You can sign up here at this link. They're not promising everyone gets into the beta, unfortunately, but this still may be a way to provide feedback and play the game before its worldwide release...

If you're a board game fanatic traveling for Thanksgiving and other holidays coming up over the next month, you may find that actual board and tabletop games are a bit difficult to tote around compared to an iPad. Thankfully, there's a number of board and other strategic-type games that have gone on sale for you to check out. Here's a hefty list of the cheap titles:..

Check Out the 'Tales From The Borderlands' Launch Trailer

Telltale's Tales From The Borderlands is launching on Steam today, and like their games are always launched, will slowly drizzle out to other platforms over the course of the week. We'll likely see it on iOS anytime between now and Friday-ish, with fingers crossed that it's coming sooner rather than later. Telltale just released the following launch trailer, which is definitely worth a look...

New Apple Ad Features Metal MOBA 'Vainglory'

November 25th, 2014 12:30 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in News
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The previous bar for "winning the App Store lottery" was getting featured on the App Store, then it got raised to being Editor's Choice, and now it's apparently "have Apple make a TV commercial about your game." Or, at least, that's the trail the recently released Metal-powered MOBA Vainglory [Free] is on. Check it out:..

Love it or hate it, Candy Crush Soda Saga [Free] has made a fairly predictable march up to the top of the charts since its release not too long ago. That means tons of people are playing it, and knowing King's games as I do, that means tons of people are getting stuck and wanting to toss their mobile device every time they hear that smarmy voice-over guy say, "Oooh". Well, as usual, I've spent a good bit of time playing the game since its soft launch in the sandy deserts of Canada, and I've got some advice to help you turn those "ooohs" into "ahhhs". Well, there isn't actually an "ahhh", but you know what I mean...

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