Category Archives: iPhone games

Even if you've never watched an episode of Jeopardy!, you probably know about it and probably know that you have to answer with a question. Its popularity isn't that surprising given that its current incarnation has been around since 1984 (although originally created in 1964). Today, the game has made the jump to mobile in the form of Jeopardy! World Tour [Free], and it's actually a good use of the IP and a pretty fun game in its own right. I've been playing the game on and off today, and I've been having quite a bit of fun with it. There are thousands of clues and categories—from the general to the very specific—which should keep you entertained. For instance, I played a round with a category called Awards and another where Truman Capote was his own category...

If you're one of the many players of FIFA Mobile Soccer [Free], you'll be glad to know that starting tomorrow and for each Friday until July 3rd, you'll be enjoying various Team of the Season events, players, and items. Every Friday, the game will be celebrating one of the top five leagues in the game—Germany's Bundesliga, Italy's Calcio A, Spain's La Liga Santander, France's Ligue 1, and England's Premier League. Each Team of the Season Friday will bring along 23 players (11 starters and 12 reserves) who'll be chosen based on their performance in their domestic leagues. You'll be able to grab those players either through the Starters Plan or the Reserve Plan...




Hearthstone [Free] developers have talked about considering new ways of giving players free packs and free cards, and this Saturday, May 20th, they'll give away a single free card to every player who logs in that day. The free card is the 6-mana 4/4 Fight Promoter, which has a Battlecry "If you control a minion with 6 or more Health, draw cards." Before you start reading way too much into this Blizzard move, Ben Brode has said that they aren't testing anything or teasing anything; they just wanted to keep the game "spicy" by doing a fun one-off. There are bigger events planned for the future, and this is them just getting warmed up...

Throughout the history of the App Store, I feel like we've had practically every variety imaginable of dual stick shooters. Hell, we've even had dual stick looters, but a no stick shooter? That sort of thing is worthy of The People's Eyebrow. Well, it turns out this no stick shooter, which consequently is also named No Stick Shooter [$1.99] is an unbelievably frantic game that's most easily described as Missile Command with some interesting twists. It's a little too stressful of a game for me, but in a world where gamers go absolutely wild for unbelievably fast-paced games like Geometry Dash [$1.99] I can definitely see the appeal...

Back in early March, Capcom Mobile announced that they'd be bringing four of their classic arcade games to the App Store in special mobile versions: 1942, Commando, Ghosts'n Goblins, and Ghouls'n Ghosts. The following week they followed through with that promise as 1942 Mobile [$1.99] hit the App Store. Then the following week Ghosts'n Goblins Mobile [$1.99] hit, and the week after that Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando Mobile [$1.99] hit. Which pretty much ensured that the next week Ghouls'n Ghosts would arrive, except… it didn't. Was there an error in their original announcement? Was it supposed to be just the original game releasing and not its superior sequel? The answer is no, as today Ghouls'n Ghosts Mobile [$1.99] has finally arrived in the App Store. ..

Everyone in the world of Clash of Clans [Free]is "patiently" waiting for the huge upcoming update to drop, but in the meantime, we got information about the latest balancing update, which will go live once the big update goes live. This round of buffs and additions focuses on powering late-game spells and helping make the grind through Town Hall level 9 more bearable. The update will add Clone Spell level 5 at Town Hall 11, with Clone Spell levels 1-5 seeing a buff. There will also be a Freeze Spell level 6 at Town Hall 11 and a Heal Spell level 7 at Town Hall 10. A 7th Gold Mine and Elixir Collector will be available at Town Hall 9 instead of Town Hall 10 as was the case before...

Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] continues to get fun and colorful mash-up packs, and this time around we got a Greek Mythology invasion, which is very appropriate for the world of Minecraft. This pack brings close to 40 new skins that include Zeus, Apollo, Prometheus, Medusa, the Minotaur, and plenty of half-dressed muscular men. In addition to the skins, this pack adds a new UI to the game, a custom texture set that you can see in the screenshot below, and an original score by Gareth Coker. This pack has been on consoles for some time now, so I'm glad to see it come to mobile...

Telltale is about to wrap up the third season of its hit The Walking Dead [$4.99] series, also known as A New Frontier, probably on May 30th. I say probably because the mobile versions of the various episodes haven't always landed on the same day as the other versions. Hopefully, this time around we'll get it on the 30th. The last episode of the series is called From the Gallows—a pleasant title—and takes players to a Richmond teetering on the bring of collapse as chaos threatens to engulf it from all sides. Slight spoilers from here on, so read at your own risk. The lives of those close to Javier are in danger, and your previous decisions throughout the series will determine which characters trust him to guard all that they hold dear...

'Arkanoid vs Space Invaders' Review - After Seeing the Movie "Pixels," I Guess This Mash-Up Makes Sense?

Early this morning, Square Enix unveiled to the world the latest and greatest thing they've been working on in arena world of mobile gaming. If you're thinking, "Oh, neat, you mean they updated all their old Final Fantasy ports to 64 bit?" Well, that'd be nice, but today's news is in the form of the somewhat confusing release of Arkanoid vs Space Invaders [$4.99], a mash-up, which I suppose totally makes sense in a world where Adam Sandler's Pixels can rake in just shy of $245 million dollars at the box office. As the title indicates, the Arkanoid and Space Invaders universes have been duct taped together in a way that actually works quite well and, despite what I thought initially, makes a strange amount of sense...

Gamevil's been part of the mobile gaming scene for pretty much as long as there has been a mobile gaming scene, and part of the reason for that is their ability to read the market and adjust accordingly. They've gone from flip-phone sports games and hack-and-slash action-RPGs to puzzle-RPGs, Adventure Time tie-ins, and gorgeous social RPGs. Though they favor a free-to-play model these days, they always put a lot of effort into delivering a polished experience. As a result, they're one of the more prolific social RPG publishers of today. One of their other strengths is in finding good development partners to work with, and the latest team they've hooked up with is Singta...

'Old Man's Journey' Review - Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

It's been on our radars for about a year, and Old Man's Journey [$4.99] is out now and well worth checking out. This adventure game is the tale of an old man who goes on a journey that touches on his past and is at times a harrowing tale of survival in a world where there just isn't that much transportation infrastructure. I'm joking around, but that is solely to cover up that Old Man's Journey is an emotionally effecting experience that is brief but well worth experiencing...

Oh, you thought your wallet was safe for another week? Well, Bandai Namco and Behold Studios have some other plans for your precious pocket money. After what feels like 10,000 years, Chroma Squad [$4.99] has finally made its way to the App Store. From the developers of the popular Knights of Pen & Paper, Chroma Squad is a tactical RPG based on the Super Sentai/Power Rangers-style teams of heroes in color-coded spandex...

If you want a taste of how it would feel to be one of the cogs in a totalitarian machine, check out the just-released Beholder [$4.99]. In Beholder, you are a State-installed landlord, and your purpose is to ensure none of your tenants is planning any kind of subversive activities or posing any threat to the State. And, of course, why would they? They should know they live in the equivalent of heaven on Earth and should be thankful for it. But I digress. Your duties include bugging apartments, going through belongings for anything that doesn't belong there, and, of course, reporting anyone who seems like a current or potential threat...

Earlier this month we told you that the fine fellas at Beavertap Games were prepping a huge update for their fantastic Mikey Jumps [Free], and as of just a bit ago that update has gone live in the App Store. The update adds a whopping 200 new levels to the game, and adds in a major new mechanic with warp portals. These will allow you to enter one portal and instantly exit the other, creating some mind-melting new level designs which you can see in this new version 2.0 update trailer below...

This week's Hearthstone [Free] Tavern Brawl will take you all the way back to early 2016 when An Evil Exchange first made its appearance on our devices. This Brawl is an entertaining one because of how asymmetric it is. An Evil Exchange has one player play as Kel'Thuzad and the other as Rafaam, and they are competing to see which one is the toughest boss around. Both bosses give you a pre-constructed deck, and Kel'Thuzad has 30 Health and 30 Armor while Rafaam has 60 Health, so expect matches to take a bit longer than usual. As you would expect, Kel'Thuzad's Hero Power brings a random minion back from the dead...

Star Realms [Free] is a great deck building game that has a pretty loyal following. When the game came to mobile, its UI design wasn't the best—as we noted in our review—and overall it didn't look as good as the game deserved. Even though the game has been out since 2014, the developers decided to release an update today that overhauls the game's look as well as adds real-time gameplay and the Colony Wars expansion. The new interface is based on player feedback and should look much better, and there's even new music. In addition to the UI changes, there have been other changes like increased security, with every move logged with the server now...

One of the surprise platforming hits of last year had to be the particularly memorable and especially gross Eggggg [Free], from developers Hyper Games. Rather than use athletic jumping prowess or other such abilities, the protagonist to Eggggg used their vomit to propel them around the beautifully designed levels. It's a bit of a peculiar game mechanic, but after the initial difficulty curve it just clicks, and reveals itself to be one of the most charming and unique games in its genre on the App Store. While its initial $2.99 cost of entry was great value for the 21 levels within the game, the developers have made Eggggg the unbeatable price of free for the next week only...

Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest [Free] continues to keep up with all the Magic The Gathering expansions, and today's update has brought the Amonkhet expansion to the very entertaining mobile game. Amonkhet is the 74th Magic expansion and the first in the Amonkhet block. As you might probably have guessed from the name, this expansion was inspired by Ancient Egypt. The MTG: Puzzle Quest version of the expansion comes with 155 new cards, including 10 Masterpiece cards...

In early February we learned that Djinnworks would be taking on the sport of skateboarding with their popular Stickman aesthetic in a game called Stickman Skate Park. Then in late March, we got word that Stickman Skate Park had been renamed Stickman Skate Battle to put emphasis on its online multiplayer battling. Now, following a short beta test period, Stickman Skate Battle [Free] has arrived as of early yesterday. It offers a bunch of different parks to skate in, plus tons of unlockable characters and skate equipment. Check out the launch trailer to see Stickman Skate Battle in action...

Heroes Above: Sky Clash [Free], the casual, squad-based strategy game that mostly takes place across battling airships, has, well, flown out of beta and launched worldwide today. Heroes Above has you training and evolving various heroes as you strive to create the best squad you can. As is usually the case in games like this one, you get to pick from a variety of troop types as you try to customize the game to fit your play style...

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