Category Archives: iPad Games

Do you like the Square Enix Go series of games, but feel like they needed more crime? Congratulations, Vandals [$3.99] is the game for you. This turn-based puzzler unapologetically resembles the series that started with Hitman Go [$4.99] and applies a graffiti and street art theme to the game. It's really derivative, but the graffiti aspect is fun, and the game provides a history of street art to boot! However, depending on your feelings about the Square Enix Go games, this might not be worth picking up...

I'd hope that by now Death Road to Canada [$12.99] needs no introduction, but just in case, here we go. A collaborative effort between long-time mobile developers Rocketcat Games and Madgarden, Death Road to Canada is a survival adventure slash roadtrip simulator that tasks you with making it from Florida to Canada in order to escape a zombie apocalypse. Canada is apparently immune to zombie infestation, or something. It's a stunning mixture of resource management, open-ended decision making, and good old-fashioned zombie bashing. We liked it okay I guess. ..




It's inevitable that there will be some stragglers after we post our weekly list of new game releases, and in today's case that straggler is none other than the stylish side-scrolling beat 'em up Golem Rage [$2.99] from Zuki Games. We've been following this one ever since we first laid eyes on it back in June of 2016, and after a lengthier than planned development cycle and multiple beta test periods, the game is now finished up and available on the App Store. The idea behind Golem Rage is that it's a runner blended with beat 'em up elements, and you'll play as this charming and misunderstood golem who everyone is out to attack. As you run through each level your goal is to get to the finish as quickly as possible, smashing, bashing, and destroying anything and anyone that gets in your way...

If you've ever found yourself playing an RPG and thinking to yourself how much you enjoy moving a character around simple maps, winning battles by pushing the fight button, and skipping through a banal trope-laden story, but wishing that it didn't take so darned much time and thinking to beat, has Kemco got the game for you. Archlion Saga [Free] is a super-simplified JRPG, and when I say super-simplified I mean that it makes Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest look like Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne. But it's not ashamed of this fact at all. The game trumpets its brevity and low difficulty as key features, a sort of relief from the usual overly-long game that ends up thrown in a pile of unfinished purchases. It's not a concept I'm opposed to, but Kemco doesn't pull it off very well...

Epic Games just released another big patch for Fortnite [Free] on all platforms. The big additions are the Port-a-Fort and the new 50V50 v2 Battle Royale mode in terms of content and features. The Port-a-Fort is an epic drop that you can have up to 5 of in your inventory. Once thrown, this instantly sees a fort built which is three stories tall. It is made of metal and lets you jump to the top through tires at the bottom to access the roof. Watch a video showcasing it below:..

Back in December a super fun little arcade avoidance game launched called Man Vs. Missiles [Free] from developer Spiel Studios. The premise was simple. You're flying a plane, people are launching homing missiles at you for some reason, and since your plane isn't equipped with weapons you'll need to outrun and outmaneuver the missiles and eventually cause them to run right into each other and explode. It's like some really cool scene out of Top Gun. Best of all, Man Vs. Missiles only required the use of a single joystick for movement, so it made a perfect one-handed distraction when you had some free time to kill. If you aren't familiar with Man Vs. Missiles, check out the trailer to see what it's all about...

Shadowgun Legends [Free] from MADFINGER Games is finally here after what turned out to be a long development and beta period. If you’re not familiar with the series, it revolves around a group of mercenaries called Shadowguns who hunt down and kill aliens called “The Torment” who came from an unknown place and for an unknown reason. It’s all very Gears of War, which the earlier 2 games in the series clearly drew inspiration from, being third-person shooters. Legends’ combat plays out in first-person view,..

It's been a few months since the last one, so it was about time for another Feh Channel update video for Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes [Free]. And here we are! The latest video comes alongside a new update, and it highlights a handful of new additions to the game. If you're a fan of the more obscure Japan-only entries in the Fire Emblem series, this one is definitely for you. If not? Well, you get a new mode to play around with, and that's not bad either...

'Ovivo' Review - No Grey Areas

'Ovivo' Review - No Grey Areas

StarStarStarStarStar
April 9th, 2018 7:00 PM EDT by Andrew Fretz in $1.99, 5 stars, Games, iPad Games, iPhone games, Platform, Reviews
99¢ Buy Now

You don't usually think of meditation and video games in the same thought. The serene calm you search for in meditation seems antithetical to the pulse pounding shooters or brain scratching puzzles or edge of your seat cinematic story books you find in most games. It seems to be a weird way to introduce a game, as one that does not drive the brain with sensory overload. But that is a core part of Ovivo's [$0.99] identity. So enough talking about what it isn't and what it doesn't do, because there is a lot of meat on the bone of this trimmed down gem...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Fortnite', 'Tetris Blitz', 'Fighting Fantasy Classics', 'Sonic Forces', 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. While I wasn't keeping quite as careful an eye as usual due to a brief vacation I took, I still found a few nifty updates that some of you might care about. Well, I tried, at least. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

The Upcoming 'Wild Arms' Game Is Titled 'Wild Arms Million Memories' and It Is Releasing This Year in Japan on iOS and Android

A while ago, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan announced an initiative to properly get into smartphone gaming. They established a new company called ForwardWorks. When it was announced, we knew of a few brands they would bring to mobile devices like Hot Shots Golf and Arc the Lad in addition to Wild Arms. Wild Arms originally launched on PS1 in 1996. The franchise features a blend of fantasy and a Western setting with strategy elements and great music. The mobile game will have a new story and we finally have a name for the game in addition to a release window...

Back in the early days of the App Store, Gameloft became known as the folks who would bring "highly inspired" versions of popular console and PC games to mobile. Gangstar was their take on Grand Theft Auto, Modern Combat was their take on Call of Duty, Brothers in Arms was their Medal of Honor, Order & Chaos was their World of Warcraft, Dungeon Hunter was their Diablo, and… well, you get the picture. Love or hate the idea of a company aping popular titles like that, you had to hand it to Gameloft for being one of the only companies back then bringing those fuller gaming experiences to the mobile platform. One of my favorite of the Gameloft derivatives was the N.O.V.A. series, which originally aped Halo pretty hard but by the third release felt much more inspired by Crytek's Crysis series. Basically, a sci-fi first-person shooter, and a pretty fun one to boot...

It finally happened: Never Stop Sneakin' [$2.99] from the creator of Dust: An Elysian Tail [$5.99] hit mobile. The announcement was a surprise, but the game ever getting a release on mobile was an inevitability. This parody of Metal Gear Solid felt like a mobile game that just so happened to release on the Switch before mobile, probably because people would actually pay $14.99 for it as opposed to $2.99. For one, the game's control scheme was simple enough to use a single joystick, and touch controls were in the game. All sorts of actions are handled automatically, to where I'd say that the game was designed to be played with a single hand in portrait mode. Even the game being in widescreen felt like it was showing a lot of unnecessary information. The structure of the game felt based around playing it for a few minutes a day, as long sessions could become repetitive. As well, the progression system is all about completing objectives and spending currency, in a way that feels entirely like a mobile game. And amazingly enough, Never Stop Sneakin' on mobile feels just like a native mobile title! I was right!..

In terms of quality and quantity, there aren't many publishers on iOS serving their niche quite so well as Choice of Games does. For years, the company has been delivering an unbelievable variety of gamebooks from a wide array of authors through its Choice of Games and Hosted Games labels. These games aren't just fun to play, but are also often excellent stories all on their own. The presentation of these games is as spartan as it comes, but if we ever get to a point where carefully composed prose and the human brain aren't enough to stoke the fires of imagination all by themselves, then I want off this planet...

The classic strategy game title Rome: Total War [$9.99 (HD)] arrived for the iPad in the fall of 2016, and it sure was fun to be able to shape history while on the go. Since then two expansion releases have arrived: Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion [$4.99 (HD)] was released just over a year ago and Rome: Total War - Alexander [$4.99 (HD)] released last July. All three games are strictly for the iPad, which makes sense on one hand being that they're menu-intensive games with tons of UI elements and tiny little soldiers running about. On the other hand, that sucks for iPhone owners, you know? ..

Dust: An Elysian Tail [$5.99] is a fantastic combat-heavy Metroidvania-style action adventure game that originally released on Xbox 360 during the summer of 2012 but has since made its way to pretty much every other platform, including a surprisingly great iOS port in October of 2015. Besides being a great game, Dust also made waves for being almost entirely the work of just a single developer, Dean Dodrill of studio Humble Hearts. Given its incredible art and animation and overall level of quality, that's almost impossible to believe, but it's true. ..

I was pretty darn excited to see that Revolutionary concepts, despite mostly being out of the mobile gaming world for a number of years, took the time to update two of their most unique offerings to save them from the 32-Bit Appocalypse last year. First up was UFO on Tape [Free] which received a 64-bit update in March of last year, followed by the phenomenal puzzler Gesundheit! [$3.99 / $2.99 (HD)] which received its 64-bit update the following June. Then this past December, the developers did me one better by updating UFO on Tape with full screen support for the iPhone X, and it looked glorious. Now, following in the footsteps of its partner, Gesundheit! has also received a welcome iPhone X update and it is looking better than ever...

Fighting Fantasy Classics [Free], the latest incarnation of the popular gamebooks of years gone by, is a great delivery system for the top-notch digital conversions developer Tin Man Games has become known for. It launched with a few titles that had yet to get the Tin Man touch, and there are lots more on the way. While the team is busy converting those books, however, they've also pushed out an update that addresses some of the feedback they have received...

The original Pako - Car Chase Simulator [$1.99 / Free] began life on mobile back in the summer of 2014 as a super fun and stylish endless survival driving game, and it only grew and grew from there with a slew of updates in the years that followed. Eventually it found its way to desktop where it was also quite well-received. For the sequel, developer Tree Men Games went in the opposite direction, creating a game for desktop and console first and then porting it to mobile in January of this year. To get the game working well on mobile, the visuals were toned down and some of the content from the console and PC version was left out, but that didn't stop Pako 2 [$1.99] from being one of the most fun releases of 2018 so far. Now Tree Men are beginning to flesh out the mobile version to bring it more on par with its older siblings, and today a new Pako 2 update has added a new level and three new vehicles into the game...

Pokemon GO [Free] will get you to clean up the world soon it seems. Niantic has teamed up with Playmob for an event to clean up the world on April 22nd. This event has been dubbed the Pokémon GO Earth Day Clean Up and it will happen across various locations worldwide. In addition to actually cleaning up, attendees will be able to donate to the Mission Blue Foundation to help support marine protected areas worldwide. The goal of the event is to get trainers to join up and gather garbage and debris in locations that need a lot of work. ..

Copyright 2014, TouchArcade.com, LLC.