Category Archives: Fighting

'Football Heroes' Review - The Awesome Gridiron Mayhem

Football Heroes [Free] by Run Games is a sports lover’s wet dream come true. Combining crazy gameplay elements from past satirical sports franchises (Mutant League Football, Blitz, and Tecmo Bowl) with simplistic and strategic play-calling, Football Heroes is without question the best American sports portrayal on the app store. FB leaves out all seriousness and infuses an abundance of fun that overflows through its presentation, wit, and perfect controls. It has very minor technical glitches that I can completely overlook as it has easily become my most used app. For its advancement of a genre, controls, and presentation, it is an absolute no-brainer to download, play, and keep...

If you read my review, you know I had mixed feelings about Batman: Arkham Origins [Free], the latest from NetherRealm and Warner Bros. While I enjoyed the gameplay, I felt the monetization aspects ended up killing the game, particularly the poorly-implemented stamina meter. That said, it's a free game, and it's Batman, so I know a lot of you are playing it anyway. With that in mind, I thought I'd put together a little guide to help you make your way through the game without whipping out your Bat-Credit Card. Unless, that is, you want the Batman Beyond suit, in which case, I hope you have $50 to spare...

Well I thought it was both surprising and awesome when Viewtiful Joe and Lester Knight were added as playable characters in the Game Bakers' fantastic touchscreen brawler Combo Crew [$1.99], but today's update really takes the cake. Four new fighters have risen to the occasion and again the Game Bakers have partnered up with Capcom to bring them into Combo Crew. Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Blanka from Street Fighter II all make their Combo Crew debut in this latest update. Like Viewtiful Joe, each of these new characters will cost 99¢ to download and unlock before you can play with them. Or, if you prefer, you could buy the "Capcom Crew" IAP for $3.99 which unlocks all four new characters and Viewtiful Joe, plus will include any future new characters for free...

To know how well you're going to like Warner Brothers and NetherRealm's latest superhero action game, Batman: Arkham Origins [Free], you need to ask yourself a few questions. Was the combat in Batman Arkham City Lockdown [$5.99] too complicated for you? Did you find Injustice [Free] had too many characters who weren't Batman? Do you love badly implemented stamina meters? If you answered yes to all of these questions, please smack yourself in the back of the head, and then head to the App Store to download this game, because friend, is this one for you!..

Earlier this week, we posted about a mobile version of Batman: Arkham Origins [Free] coming around the same time as its console big brother sometime around the 25th of this month. Well, apparently, that means tonight. It's a free to play brawler that I'm thinking is going to be pretty similar to Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free], as it also will hook up to the console version of the game for some exclusive crossover unlockables...

The pixel art powered beat 'em up Fist of Awesome [$3.99] hit the App Store last night for free. Funded by a Kickstarter, Fist of Awesome is also punching its way to the PC, Mac, and even OUYA if anyone is still into that. Take a look at the trailer:..

Revolutionary Concepts has given their lovingly-crafted iOS port of the classic fighting game Karate Champ [$2.99] a new update which adds support for Retina Display graphics, 4-inch wide screens, and iOS 7. The original Karate Champ launched in arcades back in 1984, and was one of the forefathers to the fighting game genre. It's not your typical fighting game though, with health bars and crazy special moves. Rather, it's a much more tactical affair more akin to an actual karate competition. The iOS version was recreated with an incredible attention to detail back in 2010, and we really enjoyed being able to carry around this classic in our pocket. The game has been stagnant since then though, so it's refreshing to see it still getting some love after all this time. Here's a couple comparison screens so you can see Karate Champ in its previous blurry form and its new high resolution, widescreen updated form...

'Infinity Blade III' Hits the App Store

What's left to say? Infinity Blade is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) franchises on the App Store, and the final entry in the epic trilogy Infinity Blade III [$6.99] is now available to download. We've already posted our full review, noting that once again the Infinity Blade series has marked the graphical benchmark for iOS games, but also that it brings even more of the fantastic one-on-one battling that has defined the series for the past three years. It's more Infinity Blade, but bigger, better and more beautiful than it's ever been...

A couple of weeks back we checked out a very interesting looking upcoming original fighting game for the iOS platform called Cool Clash [$0.99 / Free], and skirting the typical Thursday release schedule the game is now available in the App Store. The immediately noticeable thing about Cool Clash is how brilliantly animated it is. The characters and backgrounds are all hand-drawn, and in motion it looks like you're playing an actual cartoon...

One of the games that hit earlier than usual this week but is making lots of waves in our community is Kung Fu Jumpu [$0.99] from Magic Cube. Part of the reason it's gotten so much traction is because it's unlike any game I've seen before. It's a fighting game, but it's turn-based...

If you were a fan of the mid-80s brawler Kung Fu Master, or perhaps better known as simply Kung Fu on the NES, then I've got a game for you. It's called KungFu Quest - The Jade Tower [Free / Free (HD)] and it makes no bones about being inspired by that 1984 classic. Part of the appeal of Kung Fu Master was that it was simple to play but deceptively deep with its mechanics. KungFu Quest nails this perfectly, and at the same time expands upon it in a way that feels modern without interfering with the simplicity...

Thanks for checking out our Injustice: Gods Among Us guide! If you're a free to play gamer and want to learn how to win these games without spending real money, be sure to check out our guides for other top games:..

'Bloodmasque' Review - Vampires + Stupid Faces = Massive Entertainment

Bloodmasque [Free] from Square Enix is a true oddity. It's part RPG, part Infinity Blade [$5.99] and part Clone Booth [$0.99]. You play the part of a vampire hunter who has sworn his (or her) life to ridding the world of the bloodsucking vermin, starting with nineteenth century Paris, France...

It was four years in the making, but when Benjamin Marchand's touchscreen fighter Kinetic Damage [$2.99 / Free] finally landed on the App Store, it was worth the wait. Marchand rethought what a fighter should be like on the touchscreen, dropping complex button inputs for combos and special moves and replacing them with much simpler strikes that are grounded in real-life martial arts and can be strung together organically into combos...

Firstly, let me start off with a mini review for the movie: Pacific Rim - Bad acting, bad dialogue, bad accents (those guys are NOT Australian) and bad-ass robots kicking monster butt - 8/10. Now on to the game.....

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