Author Archives: Paul Meekin


Here's a question: How in the world does a puzzle game generate buzz in a world dominated by 'match 3' games? Well, you can either stand out via presentation, or stand out via quality gameplay. Quell Memento [$0.99], a new Sokoban-style puzzler available on the App Store, tries to do both...

Well this is good news, Golf Star [Free] just got a decently sized new update, and amongst some cool features for good players, like increasing the level cap to 60, and the introduction of winning streaks for bonus prizes, you can finally suck at virtual golf with your closest friends...

It's been an App Store eternity since cross-platform CCG Shadow Era [Free] was released way back in 2011, where it got a fair amount of press in the gaming media, and some delicious kudos from us at TouchArcade.  Since, the free-to-play Shadow Era has released physical cards, held a national tournament, and released its first expansion, Dark Prophecies [Free] to little fanfare outside of Shadow Era's own forums...

The Tapping Dead [Free], a retro, free-to-play, one button platformer with more than a passing resemblance to classic arcade games like Donkey Kong and Burger Time hit the App Store recently and I decided to give it a go. Boasting 150 levels, five playable characters, and a steep difficulty, The Tapping Dead hopes to separate itself from similar games with its unique aesthetics. Does it?..

There’s nothing quite as timeless as the bond between a boy and his dog. Countless movies, books, and television shows have been devoted to this heart-warming and somewhat emotionally manipulative theme. However, aside from a less-talked-about-the-better virtual pet craze a dozen or so years ago, this Hollywood favorite has not been particularly well mined by the gaming industry. Fetch [$0.99 (HD)] a new point-and-click adventure from Big Fish games, hopes to fix that...

I accidently recommended the endearingly terrible World Of Aircraft , [Free] to a very good friend, and I kinda feel okay about it. I was...blinded by ambition. In an effort to make a good impression here at TouchArcade, I gobbled up World of Aircraft with gusto and told my friends about it sight-unseen. I should have figured something was fishy when noticing the release notes’ less than familiar association with spelling, grammar and punctuation marks. However, it is safe to say that World of Aircraft’s tutorial level is the most unintentionally hilarious use of the English language in a video game since “All your base are belong to us”. The icing on the cake? The Tommy Wiseau level enthusiasm for its misappropriated text...