Category Archives: iPad Games

Supercell is pulling out the big nerf hammer next week and taking down some of the most popular Clash Royale [Free] cards. Night Witch, the latest card to have been added, will spawn 3 Bats on death instead of 4 and will spawn one second slower. Tornado's duration will go from 3sec to 2.5sec, The Log's range down to 11.1 from 11.6, Goblin Gang will now have 2 Spear Goblin instead of 3, and Skeletons will see a decrease from 4 to 3. Some cards will see buffs, with the Bandid seeing a 4% hitpoints increase, the Inferno Dragon a 7% hitpoints increase as well as a faster re-targeting, and more...

Autumn Dynasty - RTS [$6.99], a, well, RTS that came out quite a few years ago, is still one of the prettiest games on the App Store, but unfortunately it's about the suffer the fate of all 32-bit apps on the App Store. However, I'm the bearer for good news today because in a post earlier today, the developers have announced that they will be remaking Autumn Dynasty - RTS using a new engine to make it 64-bit compliant and, at the same time, improving its multiplayer experience. The new version of the game will come with player rankings, co-op play, 2v2, and more. That's great news because the game is really fun to play, and a better version of it is more than welcome...




Here's the Stunning First Footage From the Mobile Port of 'GRID Autosport'

A few weeks ago, the unfortunate news broke that Feral Interactive's port of the classic Codemasters racing title GRID Autosport had been delayed to Autumn. While this was obviously a disappointing move, the developers asserted their commitment to what will be a major 2017 App Store release, and promised that the delay would mean a more polished and better quality title when the Autumn date eventually rolls around. To satiate excited fans of the series, Feral have today released a glimpse of Alpha footage from GRID Autosport, and all I can really say is wow...

Classic Reload - 'Desert Golfing'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the Classic Reload, the monthly feature where can't seem to get ourselves out of the bunker. Each month, we take a look at a game from the App Store's past to see how it holds up in the here and now. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on their place in the iOS library, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow for. As the driver of this doomed golf cart, I try to choose a good selection of games from month to month. That said, if there's something you want to see, don't be shy! You can leave suggestions below in the comments. I can't promise it will appear soon, but it will be added to the master list for future consideration...

Framed [$3.99] has an ingenious premise behind it; move comic book panels around to change the outcome of the scene. When it was first announced a few years back, everyone was very excited to try it out. While the game had some issues, as we noted in our review when the game came out, it's still a fun game with great art, and it has gone free for the first time ever. This drop in price probably has to do with the recent announcement that Framed 2 is in development, which we posted about recently. Framed suffered from some very predictable puzzles—moving ladders around, rotating pathways, and so on—and a complete lack of narrative, which made players feel a bit lost and lacking an actual purpose outside escaping cops...

If funny adventure games are your thing, then you should definitely pick up Her Majesty's SPIFFING [$3.99] by BillyGoat Entertainment, on sale for the first time ever. The game has you searching the universe for planets to "gently" claim for the Galactic British Empire. You assume command of a near futuristic ship called HMSS Imperialize (subtle) and set to venture into the cosmos with one goal, to serve Queen and country. And SPIFFING is an acronym for "Special Planetary Force for Inhabiting New Galaxies" and nothing else. The game, which has great reviews on Steam, is chock full of British humor and entertaining characters, although some players do note that it's a little on the short side...

Dead Age [$2.99], a survival RPG originally created for the PC, is now available on the App Store and Google Play, and it looks like a ton of fun. The game has you teaming with other NPC survivors as you all try to make it through each day and survive the zombie apocalypse. In order to do so, you have to go out on dangerous scavenging runs to gather important resources and recruit other survivors. You'll also craft equipment, defend your rickety camp from the hordes of the dead, and make all kinds of decisions that will influence the outcome of the game's story...

It feels like it was only yesterday that Pokemon GO [Free] took over both popular culture and TouchArcade, however somehow the first anniversary of Niantic's runaway augmented reality hit is rapidly approaching. The first few weeks of Pokemon GO fever may have been defined by the frequent server issues and in-game glitches, however an abundance of improvements, events and content updates since (including the addition of most of the Generation 2 creatures) has gone some way towards becoming the experience that many expected from that stunning reveal trailer from 2015. To celebrate such an occasion, Niantic are hosting numerous in-game and real life events that aim not only to help the most ardent of trainers finally catch 'em all, but also to bring Pokemon GO players together for some exciting birthday festivities around the world...

You know, I really have to hand it to Nintendo and DeNA. They've been listening carefully to the players of Fire Emblem Heroes [Free] and have worked diligently and quickly to try to address their requests. Pokemon Go [Free] players could only dream of support like this. Well, anyway, the latest version of Fire Emblem Heroes has hit, and it has some really neat stuff in it. The Tempest Trials are a new type of battle that tries to incorporate the series trademark permadeath feature in a rather novel way. A new Xenologue pushes the story forward a little more. There are lots of other nice additions to improve your playing experience, too...

'Lowlander 2: Lowerlander' Soft Launches in New Zealand and the Philippines

Hello, friends. Do you like Ultima? I'll only accept two answers to that question: (1) Heck yes, fool!, or (2) What even is that, you crusty old relic of a games writer? Well, whichever answer you selected, you'll want to keep your ears to the ground for the surely-impending release of Lowlander 2: Lowerlander, the amazingly-named sequel to the 2015 Lord British-approved Ultima tribute Lowlander [$1.99]. The game has just launched in the New Zealand and Philippines App Stores, and could arrive in the rest of the world as soon as next week...

As you've probably read by now, Pathfinder Adventures [Free]  is getting some pretty cool Goblin content soon, but that's not all we're getting. In a recent blog, the developers have talked about updates coming to the Party Creation and Character Selection screen (as well as other interfaces) that should streamline the whole process, especially for those new to the game. Speaking of new players, the game is getting a substantially improved tutorial, which will come in the form of five short scenarios that will teach specific elements of the game in a clear way. And you'll get rewards for completing them. Part of the reason for the new tutorial is that around three-quarters of the players forced to play the original tutorial never returned to the game, which is pretty bad...

This week's Hearthstone [Free] Tavern Brawl is called Just a Hallucination and is actually a pretty cool one. In Just a Hallucination you pick a class and get a random deck filled with spells that also includes these magical cards called Hallucination, 1-mana cards that let you discover a card from your opponent's class. As you can imagine, you get to play with some really fun class combinations; for instance, I was playing a Mage and kept adding Warrior Taunt cards to my deck, making for a pretty entertaining match, especially since my opponent kept using my spells and secrets on me and smashing my poor minions...

Monument Valley 2's [$4.99] release timing was pretty impeccable, with the game popping on the App Store during Apple's WWDC 17. And, of course, the game had the huge success of the original Monument Valley as a wind beneath its wings, so it shouldn't be surprising that according to Sensor Tower's numbers, Monument Valley 2 reached the top of the US App Store four times faster than the original game, which is pretty remarkable. It's hard to know how well the game will do in the long-run, especially because the fortunes of paid games on the App Store change according to the times...

A few months back we talked about Candy Crush [Free] becoming a TV game show, and a few weeks back we heard that Mario Lopez, of Saved by the Bell, was going to present it. Jimmy Kimmel was able to read Mario Lopez's mind, and he re-did the TV game show's trailer with a bit more honesty at the end, so make sure you watch the whole video below. We shouldn't be surprised that Candy Crush will become a TV game show since the brand has been stepping outside the world of mobile gaming for some time now (including sponsoring the big Coachella party this year). And with most mobile gamers at least knowing—if not actually playing—Candy Crush on their phones, the game show has a ready-made audience...

Retro Puzzle Platformer 'Pocket Kingdom' Launching June 15th on the App Store

When we first heard about the tragic demise of Bulkypix last year, it led to much uncertainty surrounding the futures of many upcoming titles that were set to be released under the publisher's moniker. Thankfully, the extremely promising Pocket Kingdom from developers 08 Games is one such game that has safely navigated the trials and tribulations of the past twelve months, and greatly impressed us when we first caught a glimpse of it at GDC in March of 2016. With a distinct pixel art style that is reminiscent of old Amiga games with a new modern flair, and some inventive puzzle platforming mechanics that make the most of a variety of items and obstacles that can be encountered, Pocket Kingdom looks like essential love letter to gaming's past, and is releasing on June 15th for $2.99 on the App Store...

Bethesda's Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free (HD)] continues to add ways to play the game, and now it's ready to add a new mode called Gauntlet. The Gauntlet is a tournament-style mode that gives you the chance to put your best decks to the test against other players. Gauntlets come in various forms and will offer exclusive cosmetic prices among other things. The first Gauntlet, which is also the simplest, is called Rumble, and it will run from Saturday, June 10th until Monday, June 12th. In Gauntlet, you pick a deck from your collection and battle until you reach nice wins or three losses. It's a lot like Hearthstone's Heroic Tavern Brawls. It will cost you 150 Gold or one Event Ticket to enter, and you can get some pretty good prizes if you don't completely suck...

Lo and behold; we got the second episode of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series [$4.99] on the same day as the rest of the platforms. Who knew? As you probably know by now, Telltale's iOS releases haven't been the most predictable lately, but I'm glad to see the Episode 2, Under Pressure, release today. Under Pressure (spoilers) follows the Guardians' adventures as they try to evade a (probably misunderstood) genocidal maniac who wants to steal the powerful relic that can bring back people from the dead. Desperate for some help, Star-Lord and the rest will have to seek old friends and call in favors if they are to survive...

Everywhere you look today, you see Monument Valley 2 [$4.99] stories, which goes to show the impact the original Monument Valley made on the gaming community (and beyond) when it was released. To celebrate the release, Ustwo Games posted a behind-the-scenes video—made with the same artistry as the games—that's definitely worth your time. The video talks about the shift in focus in the new game and the way the developers see narrative and gameplay as intertwined. The developers emphasize the importance of telling a mother's story from her perspective rather than that of her children and hope to see parents and children experiencing the game together...

Telltale's Guardian of the Galaxy [$4.99] series is about to get its second episode, and today we got to see the trailer for Under Pressure. Spoilers from here on. The Guardians have in their possession an extremely powerful relic that can bring people back from the dead (and do even more), and they are being hunted by people who are more than willing to do bodily harm. So, Star-Lord and the rest have to go find old friends and call in some favors if they are to make it through alive. At the same time, the team isn't at its best, so it's quite possible the Guardians will start losing members in Under Pressure...

Apple has announced a 10.5" iPad Pro. The bigger size will feature a larger on-screen and smart keyboard. HDR video, ultralow reflectivity, 600 nits brightness, a wide color gamut, and True Tone display have been added to this new iPad. This iPad Pro will feature Pro Motion, a 120 Hz refresh rate. This will help with the Apple Pencil, with lower latency. This can also dynamically adjust refresh rate, down to 24 Hz for films, for example...

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