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Out Now: 'Block Fortress: War', 'Devious Dungeon', 'Mines of Mars', 'Frontline Commando 2', 'Wave Wave' and Much More

It's another Wednesday night, and another huge batch of new iOS game releases. I mean, there are a lot of new games this week. Some really great stuff too, like Block Fortress: War, Mines of Mars and Devious Dungeon. It feels like the past few weeks have been especially good for new games, making this year already off to a great start and it stands to just keep getting better. App Store and forum links below, make sure you clear some time in your schedule to tackle some of these new games...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of February 2014

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it sure was home to some big iOS game releases. Final Fantasy VI after what feels like years of waiting, an Eliss re-release and tons more were among our best rated games of the month. Again, these are not necessarily games that were released in February, but rather, merely the best games we reviewed in February. Also, our scoring system isn't representative of any traditional metric where you combine scores of graphics, sound, fun-factor, replayability, and other elements. Rather, we just rate games based on how much we recommend you download them...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Out There'

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...

Tony Hawk Working on a New Skateboarding Mobile Game

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk revealed last night on Larry King Live of all places, that he's working on a new skateboarding game for mobile devices. Details currently are remarkably vague and limited to this 62 seconds worth of conversation:..

Out Now: 'Autumn Dynasty Warlords', 'Cubed Snowboarding', 'Demonrock', 'Disco Zoo', 'Out There', 'The Voyage' and Lots More

It's Wednesday, and there is a veritable flood of new iOS gams to choose from tonight. There appear to be lots of sleeper hits in the mix this week, like One Spear Savage and Word Mage, along with more well-known games like a new Autumn Dynasty, Avadon 2, and, one I've personally been very excited for, Out There. Oh, and don't forget about the dancing animal sim Disco Zoo. It's simply an awesome week of releases, and many of these games Eli streamed earlier on our Twitch channel, so be sure to give that a look too...

I'm not exactly sure what the occasion is, but there's a pretty crazy number of high profile iOS games on sale at the moment. Well, I guess being the App Store and all, you don't really need a reason to have a sale. Still, something seems up with all these games going on sale today of all days. Perhaps an Apple feature or something? Whatever the case, if you've been waiting to pick any or all of these title up, now is a good time to do so...

Secret Deals, Pizza Parties and Countdowns: The Story of Riley Testut's GBA4iOS

This weekend I caught up with Riley Testut, an 18 year old senior at Richardson High School just outside of Dallas, TX. Unless you're one of his nearly 25,000 Twitter followers, you likely don't know his name, but if you've been reading TouchArcade over the last week you definitely know his app: GBA4iOS, a shockingly great Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance emulator that doesn't even require jailbreaking to install...

Play Gameboy Classics In Your iPhone Browser With This New Emulator

It seems like emulator news is the flavor of the week, between webNES, GBA4iOS, and now Ben Midi's Gameboy. Like webNES, it runs entirely inside of mobile Safari, so unlike GBA4iOS you don't have to install anything weird, roll your date back, or anything else. It works quite well, particularly in landscape mode:..

Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i Bluetooth iOS 7 Controller Revealed at Mobile World Congress

Historically speaking for iOS gamers, despite being among the largest mobile conventions in the world, Mobile World Congress hasn't ever yielded much we'd be interested in. It's a conference filled with ten million variations of every nearly identical Android device, the hardware that powers cellular networks, and a bunch of other highly technical stuff that has nothing to do with iOS games...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Bug Heroes 2'

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...

Out Now: 'Bug Heroes 2', 'Coldfire Keep', 'Fright Fight', 'Mad Skills Motocross 2', 'Tengami' and Much More

Welcome to another Wednesday night and another batch of new iOS game releases. There are so many cool games coming out tonight. It took me by surprise a bit, actually. I've been waiting forever for games like Bug Heroes 2 and Tengami to arrive (and they were both SO worth the wait), but there are a lot of other really great-looking new games in this list that I'm dying to check out too. And don't forget that the Game Boy Advance emulator, GBA4iOS version 2.0, launched earlier today as well, and a bunch of people seem to be having fun with that whole thing. Check out the list below and be sure to visit the forums for impressions and check out Eli's Twitch.tv stream from earlier today where he played many of these new releases...

Earlier this week we learned that GBA4iOS, an emulator for iOS that runs Game Boy Advance and legacy Game Boy games, was getting a massive revision and being rebuilt for iOS 7. Well, now that the countdown timer on the GBA4iOS website has finally ticked down to the last second, the new version of the emulator is now available. And, as we had suspected, it does not require a jailbreak in order to install it, nor does it require the weird workaround of turning your device's clock back in time like the previous version did...

Coming Tonight: 'Tengami', 'Bug Heroes 2', 'Mad Skills Motocross 2' and Tons More

It's Wednesday morning and time to do the new iOS games dance again. If you're new to all this, games come out in the New Zealand App Store first thanks to the magic of iTunes regions (As it's Thursday there now) and slowly trickle out over the rest of the world before landing in the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern...

How to Play NES Games On an iPhone Without Jailbreaking via webNES

If you want to run emulators on your iPhone (or iPad), you've basically got two options: Use this crazy workaround which involves rolling the date of your device back to 2012 and installing old, previously signed emulators. Alternatively, you can just bite the bullet and jailbreak and install any number of emulators that people are actively developing on Cydia. Well, as of this weekend there's a third option. Like the previous two solutions, the third isn't very ideal either, but if you want to play NES games on your iPhone, it's worth checking out...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Any Landing'

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...

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