Category Archives: iPad Games

A node is a point at which lines come together or branch. It also drives the gameplay of new puzzle game noded [$0.99] by Pixel Envision Limited. In noded you're presented with a series of lines and nodes in a particular shape and given a target shape to replicate. You tap on the nodes to flip their associated lines in another direction and must figure out the right series of moves to morph into the correct final shape. The goal is to complete this transformation in as few moves as possible...

Tim Fowers, creator of the tabletop and digital novel-writing game Paperback [$3.99], just released a brand new title to the App Store. Burgle Brothers [$4.99] is yet another tabletop to iOS conversion and plays out like a classic heist movie. You pick your crew ala Ocean's 11, each potential recruit has unique abilities to bring to the party, and figure out a master plan to pull off a daring and high-value heist in a very secure building. Naturally no plan of thievery survives contact with the mark and much of the game is about how you adapt and extract yourself from difficult circumstances...




'Swim Out' Review - A Relaxing Poolside Puzzler

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August 11th, 2017 12:45 PM EDT by Nick Vigdahl in $1.99, 4 stars, Games, iPad Games, iPhone games, Puzzle, Reviews, Universal
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Summer is cruising along at a blistering pace isn't it? It's the speediest of all seasons to be sure and before long many of us will be left with wind chills and blankets of snow to continually clear and drive through, others will face sleet and gloomy skies. It's not over yet, though, and a new puzzle game is out to help conjure happier times once it is. Swim Out [$2.99] is a clever new puzzle game about a blue-capped swimmer looking to navigate their way through a great many high traffic pools...

The King is dead and the Vikings are invading. The Prince and Princess must set aside sibling squabbles, drive back the marauders, and set the kingdom to rights. That's the premise of a very cool looking game under development for several months now but until today, remained nameless. Bad North will be a single-player, real-time strategy game set in a land of warbands and raiding Vikings. A cross between tower defense and Total War, you'll have to defend your territory by beating back waves of enemy ships and warriors. As you defeat them you'll earn gold and experience with which you can upgrade your warriors to better take down more enemies. Oh, yeah, and it looks great...

We're on high alert here at TouchArcade and ever vigilant in tracking the coming iOS 11 "Appocalypse." If you have no idea what I'm talking about allow me to recommend our definitive guide to iOS 11, 64-bit support, and the end of playability of a great many older games. The short of it is, if a game has not been updated from 32 to 64 bits it will stop working on any device that runs iOS 11. Luckily developers have been responding to this threat to their games and, despite there being little financial reward for doing so, are updating their games if possible. One such game is Slayin [$0.99] which just got version 3.0. The update description is simple, yet welcome, "Added 64-bit support."..

Rubicon really knows what they're about when it comes to turn-based, tactical war games on mobile devices. They all but pioneered the genre early on in the App Store with Great Little War Game [$0.99] and followed it up with Great Big War Game [$0.99], and Great Little War Game 2 [$0.99]. Last June, Epic Little War Game [$0.99] hit the scene and really modernized the franchise. It offers the same great intuitive and fast-paced gameplay and is a lot of fun. A wide variety of units, each with their pros and cons, along with a variety of different terrain considerations really drive up the decision making and make this a great game for strategic players...

While I wasn't that impressed with Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 [$4.99] Episode 1, I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes, and we won't have to wait long for Episode 2 to hit. Giant Consequences will be available for mobile on August 15th for the usual $4.99. Episode 1 had Jesse and Petra venture into an underwater temple with Jesse wearing the mysterious glove that he found. But while our heroes manage to escape the underwater temple, they are followed back to Beacontown by a (spoilers) gigantic prismarine colossus, and he means business. It will be up to Jesse and the gang to figure out the mystery behind the Admin and to face the gigantic (get it?) consequences of their actions...

Hearthstone's [Free] Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is live in the Americas, and it brings along the first ever expansion solo missions. The first set of missions is live, and it's called Rise of the Frozen Throne. This set consist of The Prologue and the Lower Citadel, which features three bosses. The first Boss you will encounter is Lord Marrowgar, consisting of the bones of a thousand adventurers slain by the Lich King. The designers tried to capture Marrowgar's WoW essence and bring it into the game. So, Marrowgar summons Bone Spike minions that if not dealt in one turn, they deal a lot of damage to you. He also has the Hero Power Skeletal Reconstruction that brings his health back to full. In other words, build a deck that goes for a kill in a single turn while also taking care of those minions...

Get ready for some very welcome cold everyone because Hearthstone's [Free] latest expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, has gone live. A small caveat here, though: expect the servers to be smashed for the first hour at least. If you haven't heard much about the expansion yet (which I'd find surprising given all the reveals), Frozen Throne brings the evil influence of the Lich King to the game, transforming the cards and even the heroes into abominations. We are getting for the first time alternate heroes (not skins) in the form of Death Knight cards. Cards like Deathstalker Rexxar, Malfurion the Pestilent, and Scourgelord Garrosh will add a fun twist to deck building and perfectly work with the theme of the expansion...

Titanfall: Assault [Free] has finally launched worldwide on the App Store. The PvP RTS that’s based on Titanfall is the franchises second proper step into mobile. Titanfall: Frontline never made it out of soft launch but Titanfall: Assault is now available for free across the App Store. This is part of the deal Respawn has with Nexon for a series of mobile games with the Titanfall franchise. Nexon, Respawn Entertainment, and Particle City even have a new launch trailer to celebrate the worldwide release. Watch it below:..

We've got an quick look inside the headquarters of Supercell where they have announced a nerf, I mean balance adjustment—I was told to say balance adjustment—for a number of powers in their smash hit lane-based collectible-card game Clash Royale [Free]. The Supercell developer pats the head of the Nerf bat affectionately. "I always use Lucille when I ner…er, balance powers in the game." He smiles and scans the cowering powers on their knees before him. This is obviously his favorite part of the job. "Now who shall it be…eeny meeny miny moe." On "moe" the bat swings down and hits Night Witch with a solid blow. "Wooooooo! That's 9% less damage, 11% shorter range, bat spawn speed down a second, and 2 bats rather than 3." The dev smiles a wicked smile, "Who's next?"..

'Fighting Fantasy Legends' Review - Nomad Successfully Passes their Skill Test

Given their importance both in RPG history and in the memories of many players, it's not surprising that Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson's Fighting Fantasy gamebooks have been adapted into many different kinds of video games over the years. Some of them simply did the obvious, turning the books into text adventures. More often than not, however, the developers would get creative, turning out everything from first-person action/adventure games to Tomb Raider knock-offs. As a fan of the books, I ended up trying out most of these games as they released, and I can say that the main thing they had in common was that they weren't very good at all. Then smartphones and tablets came along, and all of a sudden, Fighting Fantasy games found their feet. Fighting Fantasy Legends [$4.99] continues that bout of good fortune, offering an awesome new take on the classic gamebooks...

Supercell really hit it big with Clash Royale [Free]. Not only has it gotten huge on mobile, big enough to take on Hearthstone [Free], but they are one of the frontrunners in the charge to bring esports to the mobile world. Clash Royale's spring season pulled in over one-million players, all lined up to prove their skills and take the title as the best player in each of the game's regions. Now the fall season is gearing up starting with the Crown Championship 20 Win Challenge. To get in on the action you have to win 20 games August 16th through August 20th. Winners will earn in-game prizes and will qualify for the next stage, bracket play, and ultimately a chance at a global prize pool of over one-million bucks...

This week's Hearthstone [Free] Tavern Brawl is the shifty ShiftCon, but it looks like it's too buggy to work at the moment. If you log into Hearthstone right now, you'll get a message that "We're aware that some players can't access the Tavern Brawl right now. We're working hard to fix the issue. Thanks for your patience." So, if you were planning on playing the Brawl right now, you might be unable to actually start a match. The actual brawl is all about the cheap but very powerful legendary Shifter Zerus. Each player gets a random deck consisting of many Shifter Zerus and some random spells from your chosen class. And each player starts with 3 mana...

The Corpse Party [$17.99] franchise made its debut on iOS back in 2012 in Japan. The original hit the App Store and had no support for English at the time, but thankfully we now have two of the three Corpse Party games localized. If you’re ready for some absolutely creepy horror and genuinely scary moments, you might want to check out the two localized releases here, as 5pb. is having a sale on the App Store for the full franchise. This sale is on until August 20th, with some great discounts on the included titles. While the games are available on multiple platforms, there are some cases where the iOS version is the definitive version, such as with Blood Drive. I’m a big fan of playing adventure games and visual novels on portable devices, so having these on iOS is fantastic...

'Noblemen: 1896' From Foursaken Media Targets August 31st Release Date

Foursaken first revealed Noblemen: 1896 as an alternate history third person shooter back in November. The game lets you strategise action from a top down view, play out battles in a cover style shooter perspective, or use an auto-battle option. Every new bit of information has been great, but we've wanted to know when we will be able to get our hands on Noblemen: 1896, after many months of waiting. We've been following it ever since, and after going through beta testing, we finally have a release date - August 31st...

Lovestruck Minimalist Puzzler 'Our Ways' Is Looking for Beta Testers on Our Forums

In 1969, legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra famously declared that 'I did it my way'. In 2001, equally legendary frontman and American icon Fred Durst stated that it's 'my way or the highway' as part of nu-metal trailblazers Limp Bizkit. Now, in 2017, developers Rolling Pig Studio are looking challenge this individualistic way of thinking with their upcoming game Our Ways, which explores the concept of relationships through its compelling puzzle game mechanics. With two virtual joysticks, you must control two separate sentient blobs that are looking for love, and navigate obstacles to ensure the pair connect and find true circular happiness. We were impressed with Our Ways' intuitive and unique concepts in our first glimpse back in May, and since then the developer has been actively sharing their progress on our forum thread. With the game gearing up to its imminent release, Rolling Pig Studio are now looking for beta testers to sign up and try out Our Ways on our forum thread...

'Legendary DXP,' a Digital Deck-Building Game Based on the Popular Tabletop Version, is Launching Next Week

Last June, Upper Deck — the trading-card and sports memorabilia maker — announced that it was moving into the digital arena with Legendary DXP, a digital trading card game based on its Legendary tabletop games. The best known of these is probably Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game, though as any true browncoat can tell you, there's also a version based on Joss Whedon's Firefly. Legendary DXP will use similar deck building gameplay as the tabletop games, though it will be set in a new — and considerably less expensive to license — fantasy world called Alamyth. The names have changed but the theme remains and players will recruit powerful and legendary heroes to improve their deck and use it to battle dastardly evil-doing villains that keep popping up...

Vainglory [Free] is one of the biggest games on either app store and home to the most competitive MOBA scene in mobile gaming. Super Evil Megacorp, the makers of Vainglory, just released a brand-new update to the game yesterday. Version 2.7 is headlined by a new hero: Reza. Reza is an assassin who is quite fond of fire, judging by his powers. He sports Scorcher, a fiery shockwave that'll crispify foes in its path and an ultimate power in the form of Netherform Detonator, a nuke of fiery destruction. Supporting his fire-based arsenal is, appropriately enough, the Firestarter heroic perk which allow Reza's basic attacks to do crystal damage after applying Firestarter with his special attacks. You can unlock Reza with ICE for the first seven days and either ICE or glory thereafter...

During the mid and late '90s Taito released a trilogy of awesome scrolling shooters starting with 1994's RayForce, then 1997's RayStorm, and finally 1998's RayCrisis which was the third game in the series but actually a prequel to RayForce. Many moons ago, in January of 2012 to be exact, Taito released a port of RayForce [$6.99] onto the App Store. Shooters worked well on the touchscreen and RayForce was a welcome addition to the iPhone's library of shooters. Fans of the series figured that the rest of the trilogy would make a good fit for mobile too, and indeed in June of 2012 the iOS version of RayStorm [$9.99] was released. That just left RayCrisis and later in 2012… it never came. Nor did it come in 2013, or 2014, or 2105. Not even in 2016! What the heck, Taito? Well, it took 5 years, but 2017 turned out to be the year as RayCrisis [$9.99] finally hit the App Store earlier today...

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