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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Auro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure'

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: 2/13/15 - 'Dark Echo', 'Radiation Island', and 'Pike and Shot'

We reviewed a lot of great games this week, but the three with the highest review scores this week I feel really confident in saying you need on your phone. 2015 is ramping up to be a hell of a year, and we're barely a month and a half in. I can't imagine what the rest of the year is going to bring us...

This is How Nintendo is Breaking Into the Smartphone World

Nintendo and mobile gaming have been flirting quite nicely as of late. First there was the whole Puzzle and Dungeons [Free] making an appearance on 3DS thing. Then, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata talked about bringing more mobile games to 3DS. Well, loving is about giving and taking, and Iwata says he wants to bring a Mii app to iOS. Iwata said "It would be fun for players to use their Mii characters as icons on social media. We are currently developing an application that will allow users to do that. The app will be announced around the time our full-year [financial] results are released."..

Hands-on with 'Sick Bricks' - A Mobile-First Toy Adventure

iOS was a little late to the game when it came to action-adventure games that featured real-world toys. Disney’s iOS version of Infinity [Free] is restricted to its (admittedly cool) toy box mode while Skylander’s Trap Team [Free (HD)] is the first title on iOS to offer the full console package. While both have enjoyed some success on iOS, they are still ports of console juggernauts. Sick Bricks by toymaker Spin Master looks to change all that with a new universe of animated shorts and miniature toys all grounded in an action-adventure title designed for mobile...

RPG Reload File 025 - 'Dragon Fantasy Book 1'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where some of us may be losing our hair, but we certainly aren't losing our thirst for adventure. Each week, we dive into the bountiful past of App Store offerings, looking for previously-released RPGs that we can pull out and get reacquainted with. It's a chance to take a deeper dive on games that we may have already reviewed in the past, and a sort of check-up to see how those games are getting on these days. I try to present a fairly balanced schedule that represents the broad spectrum of RPGs out there, but I need your help to make sure I'm not missing anything. Each month, the readers have a chance to select the game I'll be writing about. Hey, you're a reader! If you'd like to vote, simply head on down to the comments, pop into the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or tweet me at @RPGReload with your selection. The next reader's choice article is coming up in the first week of March, so get your vote in as soon as possible!..

'Final Fantasy Legends: The Crystal Of Time And Space' Hits The Japanese App Store

Just a couple of months ago, Square Enix announced they would be releasing a sort of follow-up to Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free] called Final Fantasy Legends: The Crystal Of Time And Space. Well, I guess time flies when you're having fun and developing free-to-play mobile games, because the game just hit the Japanese App Store earlier today. It is, as promised, free to download, and unfortunately for those holding out hope that it might have chapter unlocks similar to Dimensions, it seems that Square Enix is once again chasing the dragon...

Out Now: 'King of Thieves', 'Radical', 'Darklings Season 2', 'Staying Together', 'Auro', 'Daytona Rush' and More

It turned out to be a pretty busy night of new iOS games, as the list below has expanded a lot over the one we posted earlier this morning. Zeptolab's anticipated King of Thieves officially launches, Beavertap's Radical far and away has the biggest "radical" factor, and Staying Together is just plain adorable. There's even a new Darklings game that I was totally unaware existed. Not a bad week so check out everything and let us know what you've got your eye on...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Radical', 'Staying Together', 'Daytona Rush' and a Bunch More

No week can ever truly be weak when Radical is on the horizon. I mean, have you seen the trailer? You should fix that problem if not. If pick up and play insta-death games aren't your thing, that's cool too, there's a ton of new stuff coming out this week as well...

Fans Clamoring for 'Sonic 3 Remastered' Create Online Petition

In October of last year, Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley, the duo responsible for the incredible remastered ports of Sonic 1 [$2.99], Sonic 2 [$2.99] and Sonic CD [$2.99], posted a proof-of-concept video for a remastered version of the only game left to be remastered out of that quartet of original Sonic games: Sonic The Hedgehog 3 aka Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Although nothing had been commissioned by Sega, the developer duo's passion led them to begin work on a Sonic 3 remaster, and they had posted the proof-of-concept video in hopes of getting Sega's attention and getting them to greenlight the project. The three previous remastered Sonic games are absolute masterpieces, and were top-sellers. It's tragic to think that one of the old Sonics might be left off the table...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Evoland'

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: 2/6/15 - 'Lamp and Vamp' and 'Sneaky Sneaky'

The two stand out game reviews this week are one new game and one old(er) game. We're kind of going through our backlog of stuff we might've missed during the insanity that was the end of 2014 and the holiday rush... So keep an eye out for more stuff we might not have reviewed back them intermingled with our normal coverage. Here's the top rated games we reviewed this week:..

So far today we've got the people talking about what Nintendo should do and a Flappy Bird post. We're missing one more vital reagent in my internet summoning ritual to truly bring about iOS armageddon: A vibrant discussion on whether free to play games are actually better than paid games or not...

2014 was the year of everyone having an opinion on what Nintendo should do, and early indications are showing that trend only gaining more steam as we plow through the first quarter of 2015. The reason being, of course, is that Nintendo is more or less having its financial lunch eaten by the rise of smartphone gaming. Or, you could make many other compelling arguments as to why Nintendo hasn't been doing great, like naming confusion between the Wii and Wii U, the dwindling need for a dedicated portable gaming machine, software costs versus free to play games, lunar cycles, or whatever else...

RPG Reload File 024 - 'Adventure Bar Story'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we serve only the finest wolf-ham sandwiches. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it's doing these days. It's a chance to step out of the hustle and bustle of weekly releases and instead, think back to some of the great games we've left behind in our hungry search for the next bite of entertainment. I always strive to provide you with a balanced diet of RPGs, but to help me cover any blind spots, I've got the best sous-chef around: you. Once per month, the task of choosing the game falls to you, my appreciated readers. All you have to do is say the name of the game you'd like to see me feature in the comments below, in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or in a tweet to @RPGReload. I'll randomly choose one winner each month, and plenty of fun will be had by all. The article you're reading right now is the result of one such suggestion, in fact. That means the next reader's choice Reload will be in the first week of March, so get those suggestions in now. February's a short month, after all...

Out Now: 'Midnight Star', 'The Detail', 'Immortal Odyssey', 'One Player Pong', 'Ammo Pigs', 'Hyper Maze Arcade', 'Sinking Feeling', 'The Hardest Flight' and More

As has been the case lately, it turned out to be a surprisingly robust night of new iOS game releases. The long-awaited (and long soft-launched) shooter Midnight Star is finally out worldwide, the crime noir adventure game The Detail seemingly came out of nowhere and is getting a lot of praise, and even if you don't have any friends you can get in on some Pong action with One Player Pong. Friends are totally overrated anyway. I've also included some games that had previously released already like Kairosoft's Magazine Mogul, the awesome trip through the history of RPGs Evoland, and the super-ingenious but tough Odd Bot Out. Check out all the games below, let us know what ones you'll be picking up, and most importantly have fun!..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'The Hardest Flight', 'Immortal Odyssey', 'Hyper Maze Arcade', and More

It's Wednesday again, and like clockwork there's a whole bunch of new iOS games that have popped up on the New Zealand App Store. Again, this is very likely not all of the games that are coming out tonight. It seems like ever since we had that weird week where Apple changed pricing around the App Store has been a bit more unpredictable regarding when new games get released. So, consider this a potential tease of what's to come...

Watch the Mobile Game Ads from the Super Bowl

Watch the Mobile Game Ads from the Super Bowl

February 2nd, 2015 10:18 AM EDT by Carter Dotson in Featured, News
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While we caught wind of at least one mobile game ad that was going to air during the Super Bowl, it turns out that three different games had ads planned for the Game of Much Consequence. Let's run them down!..

Update Mondays: 'Geometry Dash', 'Farm Heroes Saga', 'Real Racing 3', 'Doug Dug', 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. It's another full week this time, with plenty of big and little titles in the mix. 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!..

How to Stream the Super Bowl to Your iPhone or iPad, and Play the Best iOS Football Games

It's Super Bowl time! It's your last chance to watch real football for the next seven months. As such, we have compiled a number of football games for you to check out on iOS, and have helpfully found ways for you to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday on your iOS device...

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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