Category Archives: Featured

RPG Reload File 030 - 'QuestLord'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we heal ourselves by eating Lizard On A Stick. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the increasingly lengthy history of the App Store to see how it holds up in the present day. It's more than that, though. It's also a chance to revisit some good times, and go for a deeper dive than a review typically allows us. Although I'm the captain of this particular ship, once a month I give the helm to one of you, allowing you to select the featured RPG. Simply tell me your choice by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. Through a process of random selection, one of the suggestions will be chosen to be featured in the next reader's choice article. The next one will be RPG Reload File 032, which means I'll be rolling the dice next week. Vote now if you're interested...

Out Now: 'Stormblades', 'SwapQuest', 'Stan Lee's Hero Command', 'TouchTone', 'Magenta Arcade', 'Sky Streaker' and More

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, welcome to another big week of new iOS games. There's a few games tonight that I've been patiently waiting for, like Stormblades and SwapQuest, and then there's something like the new Mikengreg game TouchTone which looks totally unique and is something I totally knew nothing about. I love that about iOS. As always check out the full list of new games below and let us know what games you'll be picking up in the comment section at the end...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Stormblades', 'SwapQuest', 'Goblin Quest: Escape' and More

It's another Wednesday, which means precisely two things this early in the morning: First off, the New Zealand App Store just had a whole bunch of new games appear on it. Secondly, we've got the same weekly caveat that it's very likely that these aren't all the games being released tonight- Instead, these are the games that have discussion threads currently in our forums. Stay tuned for a full roundup this evening once we suss out everything new that's on the App Store. There's some games I know are coming out tonight which haven't appeared on the New Zealand App Store yet, so it's definitely worth checking out our full list tonight...

Nintendo Partners with DeNA to Make Smartphone Games with Nintendo IP

Nintendo and DeNA, two Japanese gaming giants in very different ways, have announced a partnership at a press conference just moments ago in Tokyo that will see them collaborating on smartphone games using Nintendo's iconic IPs. Gaming consultant Dr. Serkan Toto is at the press conference and live-tweeting some details regarding this major announcement. ..

Update Mondays: 'CSR Racing', 'Diner Dash', 'Hay Day', 'Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition', 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. Lots of interesting stuff this week, as usual. 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!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Proto Raider'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Best iPhone and iPad Games - 3/13/15 - 'Baldur's Gate 2', 'Blokshot Revolution', 'Flop Rocket', and 'Card Crawl'

Since we were busy with GDC last week, we didn't end up posting a best games roundup... But, to be fair, we didn't post many game reviews either. So, this week is a collection of the last two weeks worth of game reviews. Like an extra-value two-fer'. Again, these are games we reviewed in the last two weeks, not games that necessarily were released in the last two weeks. It trips people up every week, but until we've got a Maglor cat explaining it, I'm going to keep mentioning it. ..

RPG Reload File 029 - 'Shining Force'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we discover that there's a little Jogurt in all of us. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past for a little revisiting, a little reflecting, and a bit of a deeper dive than our regular reviews typically allow us. The RPG genre is as vast as the ocean, and I try to schedule games in such a way that we get a balanced plate as we go along, but I need your help with that. Once per month, the selection of the game falls to you, the reader. Simply let me know which game you'd like to see by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. The winner will be randomly chosen and featured in April's reader's choice article. I don't know what it will be, but I'm pretty sure we're fresh out of SEGA games now!..

Out Now: 'Dungeon Hunter 5', 'Paper Monsters Recut', 'Pocket Mine 2', 'Card Crawl', 'Paper Dungeons', 'Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager' and More

With GDC behind us it's back to business around TouchArcade Towers, and tonight is a jam-packed release night. Especially if you're a fan of dungeon crawlers or dungeon crawler-like games. There's Dungeon Hunter 5, probably the biggest name on this list, but there's also the quirky and interesting Card Crawl and Paper Dungeons offering up even more dungeon-y goodness. I'm also quite stoked for Pocket Mine 2's worldwide launch as well as Paper Monsters Recut, an enhanced re-release of one of my favorite platformers. Check out the full list below and as always let us know what you're picking up in the comment section...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Dungeon Hunter 5', 'Paper Monsters Recut' and More

This year so far has been really weird for the typical Wednesday release cycle. Previously you could've set your watch by the weekly onslaught of games every Wednesday morning which creeped out on to the New Zealand App Store. In the last few months, however, that trend changed to just straight up releasing your games worldwide, or releasing them at some other random time throughout the day. It's weird, but, whatever, we'll make it work...

Best of GDC 2015: 'Crashlands', 'Does Not Commute', 'Sorcery! 3' and 'Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon'

As you all know, last week was GDC 2015 and it was a week-long whirlwind of developer meetings, game demos, walking and Denny's. Everyone is in town all at once and we try to meet with as many people and see as many iOS games as possible. It's exhausting and overwhelming and fun all at the same time, and that's without ever even setting foot on the actual show floor. With all of our GDC coverage finally out there in the open (save for a couple of demos that are held up with embargo silliness) it's time to go back through and highlight the games we found to be our favorite. Here are four games from GDC that you can look forward to playing this year that stood out to us and why...

Apple's "Spring Forward" keynote event is underway, and it's pretty much a given that they'll be unveiling all sorts of new details about the Apple Watch. But there might be some other surprises as well. A refreshed MacBook Air? An iPad Pro announcement? Something to do with Beats or their iTunes Radio streaming services? Who knows! You can watch all the keynote action right from the comfort of wherever the heck you are. ..

Update Mondays: 'The Simpsons: Tapped Out', 'WWE Immortals', 'The Ensign', 'SimCity BuildIt', 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. This week's batch is a bit smaller than the last few weeks, but there are some very significant updates in there. 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!..

The Apple Watch Keynote is Starting Soon, Are You Expecting Games?

Today is the day that we all get to tally our score cards with regards to what the Apple rumor mill was and wasn't right about with the announcement of the Apple Watch set to begin in just under two hours at 10:00 AM Pacific. A lot has been revealed already with regards to how the Apple Watch is going to work, as they were giving full-featured demos following the last keynote:..

Blizzard is still holding their cards pretty close to their chest with regards to the iPhone Hearthstone [Free (HD)] client, with no real specific release timing beyond sometime in the next couple months. Regardless, today during their brief keynote during PAX East they revealed a couple images of what it's going to look like running on the iPhone:..

RPG Reload File 028 - 'Phantasy Star 2'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where men get discounts on piano lessons for reasons not divulged in the localization. Each week, we jump into the time tunnel and grab an RPG from the App Store's past to give it a play in modern times. It's a bit of revisiting, a bit of reflection, and a chance to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow for. The RPG genre is a wide one with a lot of different kinds of games in it, and I try to present a good variety in this feature from week to week. To help me out with that, I turn to you, the reader, to choose what I'm playing once a month. Today's article is one such reader's choice, and the next one at the beginning of April could be yours! All you have to do is tell me the name of the game you'd like to see me play in the comments below, in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by via a tweet to @RPGReload. I'll randomly choose a winner each time, so even if your choice is unpopular, it still has a chance. Go for it!..

Out Now: 'RAD Boarding', 'Blockwick 2', 'Lastronaut', 'Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic', 'Real Steel Champions', 'Warhammer: Snotling Fling' and More

As you probably know we are at GDC 2015 all week, which has us running around all over town and in general being really busy. Hence why there wasn't our normal "Coming Tonight" post this morning. Apologies for that. However, we did find the time to dig through the forums and compile a list of new game that are out right now, including RAD Boarding, Lastronaut and, a sequel to one of my all-time favorite games, Blockwick 2. So check out the list below and if there's anything we missed give it a shout out in the comments...

Update Mondays: 'Clash Of Clans', 'Final Fantasy', 'Zen Pinball', 'Sonic Dash', 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. I'm trying a slightly different format this week to cut down on some of the clutter. Let me know if you like it. 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!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'iNetHack2'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 2/27/15 - 'Pinball Arcade: The Addams Family', 'AG Drive' and 'Planet Quest'

Another week of awesome games, including one kinda-sorta weird review where we focus on a specific IAP item inside of a game. But, to be fair, figuring out what to do with content-centric IAP is still a little weird for us... Bur, whatever, you need Pinball Arcade any way you slice it. Again, these are the highest scored reviews we published this week: ..

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