This past December we told you about developer Infinite Dreams' plan to remake one of their classic dumbphone/PDA games, Sky Force, for its tenth anniversary. Today, Infinite Dreams has announced that remake, officially titled Sky Force 2014, is launching worldwide on June 5th. A few years back, iOS ports of both the original Sky Force and its sequel Sky Force Reloaded were available on the App Store, and were among my favorite shooters. Unfortunately, incompatibility issues with newer versions of iOS forced the developers to remove the games from sale, so I've been really excited to check out this remade version. And what better way to celebrate a launch announcement? Why, animated .gifs of course...

Infinite Dreams' 2003 Symbian shoot 'em up Sky Force is getting a fancy 3D remake on iOS called Sky Force Anniversary. You may remember that this isn't the first time the Sky Force series has appeared on iOS, as both the original Sky Force and its sequel Sky Force Reloaded were both ported to the App Store in 2010 and 2009 respectively (yes, the sequel was actually ported before the original). Unfortunately, due to incompatibility with iOS updates, both titles have been pulled from sale. However, both were great old-school style shooters that worked wonderfully on the touchscreen, and so I'm very much looking forward to the Anniversary redux...




Out Now: 'Injustice 2', 'Crash Club', 'Miles & Kilo', 'To the Moon', 'Sky Gamblers Races', 'Run-A-Whale', 'Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition', 'Bit Heroes', 'Kill Shot Virus', 'Dungeon, Inc' and More

Welcome to another week of new iOS game releases, and oh boy, what a week we have. There is TONS of awesome stuff hitting this week, including the mobile version of upcoming blockbuster fighting game Injustice 2, Prettygreat's much-anticipated MMO car combat game Crash Club, PC indie hit To the Moon, Kid Tripp sequel Miles & Kilo, the gorgeous Run-A-Whale, crazy Street Fighter II/blackjack mashup Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition, and… phew! Lots more, but I need to catch my breath. So check out all the new games in the huge list below and let us know which games you're interested in picking up this week...

One of the best games of 2015 was Downwell [$2.99], the roguelike action game of descending down a well with rocket boots. Missileman [$2.99] turns that formula upside down, literally. Here, you play as a fellow riding a rocket upward, trying to blast all the enemies in their way, while countless other missiles become available? Oh, and the game is colorful as opposed to monochrome, so it's trying to flip just about everything. Missileman is a game with some clever ideas, but some issues with playing it keep it from being a masterpiece. Still, it's worth checking out...

Out Now: 'WarFriends', 'Z-Exemplar', 'Stickman Surfer', 'Red's Kingdom', 'Drop'd', 'Sky Dancer', 'Polywarp', 'ChocoRun2' and More

It's either Wednesday or Thursday for everyone around the globe (if it's Saturday something has gone horribly wrong where you live) which means that a ton of new games have arrived in the App Store. This week sees the forever-in-soft-launch cover-based shooter Warfriends finally launch worldwide, and the seems-like-forever-in-development ZX Spectrum-inspired horizontal shooter Z-Exemplar finally make its way to release. Those along with the typical wide spectrum of other new types of games can be found in the full list below, so let us know which games you've got your eye on this week!..

Update Mondays: Demon's Rise 2, Sky Force Reloaded, Sonic Dash, Hearthstone, and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Thankfully, things picked up a little last week, so we've got a pretty healthy list of updates to look at. The Christmas and holiday updates are starting to roll in, as well, so we should have a couple of good weeks to look forward to before the freeze takes effect. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Update Mondays: 'Sky Force Reloaded', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'War Tortoise', 'The Sandbox Evolution', and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. So I was already to go for a full-sized article this week, only to find that this was a pretty quiet week. Oh well, that's how it goes sometimes. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

If you've been enjoying Infinite Dreams' Sky Force Reloaded [Free], which just launched at the beginning of June, then today you have even more of it to enjoy as a brand new update has added a tenth level to the game as well as a new tournament level. This update has been dubbed the "Green Update" because, as you can see in the screen on the left below, the new level 10 has quite the green hue to it. The screen on the right shows the new Tournament stage, which has more of a Mayan or Aztec theme. In addition to these new levels there is also a new ship introduced which "modifies one of your weapons" according to Infinite Dreams...

Update Mondays: 'Zenonia S', 'Sky Force Reloaded', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Tiny Tower', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. We've got a nice mix of the new and the old appearing this week, but as usual, it's mostly tilted towards free-to-play games. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Out Now: 'Lost Frontier', 'Sky Force Reloaded', 'Pixel Cup Soccer 16', 'Human Resource Machine', 'Dig Deep!', 'Steppy Pants', 'Monster Builder', 'Nonstop Knight' and MUCH More

Well it's once again that time of week when a veritable truckload of new iOS games hit the App Store. Not just any truck either, a pretty darn large truck. Also, this is a pretty special week as there's a new Mika Mobile game, Lost Frontier, and they don't often release games but when they do they're almost always fabulous. Not to mention Sky Force Reloaded, the sequel to one of my favorite games of 2014 and one of the most graphically impressive games I've seen in a while. It's a great week folks so get busy checking the list below and downloading like there's no tomorrow, and let us know which games you're excited for in the comments!..

Out Now: 'Crashlands', 'Dungelot: Shattered Lands', 'The Westport Independent', 'Pirate Power', 'Sky Chasers', 'Lost in Harmony', 'Rogue Agent', 'Flick Field Goal 16', and More

I've got to say, 2016 has already been a killer year for iOS games. It might even be enough to get me to forget the "January is SO dead for games" stigma that's been true for many years now. Of course, Crashlands is one we've been waiting for excitedly for more than a year now, and it's finally upon us. It isn't quite released as of the time of this writing, but should be coming along soon enough, and we'll have our full review posted right when it pops up in the App Store so be on the lookout for that. Also there's TONS of other rad stuff this week besides Crashlands, so make sure you look through this whole list of goodies. ..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Crashlands', 'Bouncy Blocks', 'Sky Chasers', 'Spike Run', and More

It's Wednesday again, and I already know that tonight is going to be dominated by Crashlands. There's a massive thread in our upcoming games forum for it, and we've all been playing early copies. There's been more than a few rumblings around TouchArcade Towers that this is the first serious GOTY contender of 2016, so, it definitely should be on your radar. I've talked to the Butterscotch Shenanigans guys and they've confirmed they'll be pulling the iTunes release lever manually around midnight Eastern time, so since we don't have a forum thread as there's no iTunes link to speak of yet, it's not included in this list... But it is coming...

I feel like every week I'm writing about another game adopting Crossy Road's free-to-play scheme. There's a good reason for that, as the ability to play for an unlimited amount of time, unfettered from energy mechanics, is a great feeling, and developers seem to be picking up on that. As it stands The Balloons - Endless Floater [Free] isn't quite as entertaining, but it's still a charming pixelated romp through the sky...

'Sage's Sky' Review - How Far Can You Fling This Bird, Anyway?

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October 6th, 2015 2:57 PM EDT by Brittney Broder in 2.5 stars, Reviews
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Sage's Sky [Free] is a quaint and colorful stamina-driven, "launcher" platformer where you play as a small, gray bird called Sage. The goal is to navigate a linear, minimalist landscape in a quest to improve your stats and out-do your own high scores. The game features a variety of upgrades that allow Sage to fly longer, faster, higher, and more efficiently, which can be bought with coins collected in each run-through. The cost of upgrades is pretty steep, which is a major downfall in the game, but rewards can be supplemented by watching brief, in-games ads. The charming art style and hypnotic mechanics make Sage's Sky worth a try, if you have a bit of patience to spare...

Skyshine's 'Bedlam' Possibly Coming to iOS

If you haven't heard of Bedlam, it's an upcoming post-apocalyptic, turn based, tactical rogue-like that looks like Mad Max and Banner Saga had a baby. Bedlam looks at games like FTL and XCOM for inspiration and is built on the Banner Saga Engine. Imagine Oregon Trail, chess, and 80s-era over the top apocalyptic landscape, and you get the picture. In a recent interview, one of the developers said that after the game comes out on Steam in September, their next stop is probably going to be iOS because the game plays great on a tablet (they've already been running it on the Microsoft Surface, and "it's awesome.") If the game makes enough money, an iOS port is highly possible...

In December of last year, developer Infinite Dreams announced they'd be remaking their classic scrolling shooter Sky Force for modern touch devices. Being a huge fan of both the original Sky Force and its sequel Sky Force Reloaded, I was really excited for the news. However, the purist in me wasn't sure how I'd feel about new graphics, and I was leery at the prospect of the game being free to play. Luckily, when Sky Force 2014 [Free] launched in June my fears were put to rest, as the game was absolutely fantastic. The new visuals were incredibly impressive while still retaining the style of the original, and the free to play system built into the game was one of the best I've ever seen, allowing you to play completely for free if you choose or buy permanent IAP to turn the game into a true "premium" experience...

'Deep Under The Sky' Review - A Beautiful Physics-Based Puzzler

Deep Under The Sky [$3.99] is a really fascinating game that winds up being a game that's really fun to play – it has a variety of things to do that are enjoyable to play with in motion, the game is set up to not be frustrating to play, and it makes a lot of its premise by presenting tricky challenges to solve. It does so well at so many things, that while calling a physics-based puzzle-platformer is perhaps the closest approximation of a descriptor for the game, it's got appeal beyond just what those words mean – and it's just so gorgeous and well-made that it's worth checking out no matter what...

'Angels in the Sky' Review - A Fallen Star

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August 5th, 2014 11:00 AM EDT by Eric Ford in $6.99, 2 stars, Action, Games, iPad Games, iPhone games, Reviews, Shooter, Universal
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Boasting visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4, the developers behind Angels In The Sky are obviously banking on a graphical backbone to power their on-rails shooter. While visuals can certainly pick up any game, there’s not much it can do for a game that suffers from fundamental gameplay issues. Unfortunately, with its relatively bland shooter mechanics combined with an IAP focused upgrade system, Angels In The Sky [$0.99] suffers from this issue, making it simply another pretty face...

Out Now: 'Angels in the Sky', 'Deep Loot', 'Micromon', 'Super Heavy Sword' and Tons More

It's Wednesday night, the time is right, and the games are here. We've got a great collection of actual premium non-free to play games this evening, which is pretty refreshing. We're expecting a couple more games that are due out tonight but weren't seen in international stores, so keep an eye on this as we inevitably add more stuff when it appears- Potentially as late as midnight Pacific time...

One of my favorite scrolling shoot'em ups got a fancy modern remake this year with Infinite Dreams' Sky Force 2014 [Free]. It took the original game and gave it a massive graphical overhaul, as well as many other bells and whistles that come with modern mobile gaming like online leaderboards and tournaments. This remade version turned out really phenomenal, but Infinite Dreams still has some more planned for Sky Force 2014. They've posted some new screens in our forums for the forthcoming Stage 8, which you can see in the screenshot on the left while the screenshot on the right is from a cutscene that'll play just prior to the boss battle on that stage...