Category Archives: iPhone games

'Diggerman', a Frantic Arcade Digging Romp From the Makers of 'Timberman', Has a New Gameplay Trailer

I recently picked up the Steamworld Dig series on my trusty Nintendo Switch during the recent Easter sale, and I am now completely hooked on any game that involves burrowing into the earth. It's hard to explain, but I now have an insatiable desire to dig into the ground and discover the wonders beneath the surface, and Diggerman looks like it'll be able to scratch this peculiar itch. While slightly more of an arcade experience than Image and Form's cult indie hits - you don't have to worry about retreating back to the surface in Diggerman - the frantic race deep into the earth combined with a need to keep your battery topped up looks like a lot of muddy fun. We first looked at Diggerman back at PAX West last year, but developer Digital Melody has today released a new gameplay trailer showcasing the frenetic action at offer...

Asmodee Digital Is Bringing 'Terraforming Mars' to iOS and Android This Quarter

Asmodee Digital, the fine purveyors of digital board games across various platforms, today announced a release window for Terraforming Mars from Fryxgames. Originally announced last year for a 2018 release, Asmodee is bringing Terraforming Mars to iOS, Android, and Steam later this quarter. It will be launching next month on Steam through Early Access for people who can’t wait for the final product. Terraforming Mars sees you play as a corporation and create oceans and forests with resources coming from Earth through various game modes. Watch the introduction trailer for the original release below:..




Trick Shot 2 [$2.99] is a follow up to the lovely Trick Shot [$1.99] from the lead designer of Monument Valley 2 [$4.99]. When Trick Shot released on the App Store a few years ago, it was a lot of fun. As a concpet, this didn’t do anything mindblowing on paper but the execution was really good and the polish on it was pretty great. Read our review of the original Trick Shot here. Jonathan Topf has been teasing a new game through Twitter for a bit now and today, Trick Shot 2 got a release on the App Store and it is available right now. ..

It's been just over two years since Level-5 and co-developer NHN PlayArt launched the deceptively enjoyable matching game Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble [Free] on the App Store, and unfortunately that's just about the end of the line for this one. Level-5 have announced that they'll be shutting down Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble on May 31st. As our world of video games becomes more and more about "games as a service" these types of scenarios are bound to happen. For its part, the popularity of the game itself didn't seem to be a problem, as Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble has a pretty dedicated fan base, but I think this is a case of the monetization not being aggressive enough to earn enough money to keep things going. ..

Nearly two years after its release, developer Infinite Dreams has put out another final content update for their phenomenal shoot 'em up Sky Force Reloaded [Free]. You might be thinking, "Hey! Wasn't their an update a little over a year ago that was supposed to be the 'final' update?" Yes! You are correct! And we really couldn't blame Infinite Dreams for that seeing as they continually pumped out content update for Sky Force Reloaded in the 8 or so months following its release. It was easily one of the most well-supported games on the App Store. Well, I guess they still had some more gas left in their tank as this week's update has added in another bonus level titled B3 which includes "all new enemy units, weapons and a proper boss at the end." But THIS is the final content update for the game, they say. For reals this time!..

'Peko Peko Sushi' Review - All You Can Eat Sushi

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April 3rd, 2018 1:15 PM EDT by Shaun Musgrave in 4 stars, Arcade, Free, Games, iPad Games, iPhone games, Puzzle, Reviews
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Proving that you really can make a fun game out of just about anything if you come at it the right way, the food-serving genre has been quite popular in recent years. At their core, most of these games are really more like fast-paced puzzle games than anything else. Customers come in and demand certain dishes, and you have to sling them as fast as you can. Some games throw in food preparation to make things more complex, but even then, you're just trying to recognize symbols and flick as quickly as possible. Peko Peko Sushi [Free] doesn't ask you to make the sushi, and instead tries to weave more complexity into its food-slinging mechanics. In the end, it feels a lot like a fun arcade game, the sort that might have slipped out in the 1980s as counter-programming to a diet of shoot-em-ups...

This past November, everyone got excited when HAL Laboratory, famed developers of such classic franchises as the Kirby games, Super Smash Bros., and the Mother/Earthbound series released their very first smartphone title in Japan called Hataraku UFO. It's a product of their internal mobile game development team dubbed HAL Egg, and featured an adorable UFO helping out all sorts of folks by using its special ability to carry around objects similar to a claw machine game. The game was so darn charming I just had to have it in my life, but at that time there was no indication that it would be releasing outside of Japan anytime soon, if at all. That worry didn't last all that long though as Hataraku UFO made its way stateside in late February under the name Part Time UFO [$3.99], and it was just as fantastic as I'd hoped it would be. Here's the trailer if you're somehow unfamiliar...

You’re probably aware of how big a disaster the Pokemon GO [Free] Fest was in Chicago. Eli was at the fest and was posting updates as the situation progressed. Niantic apologized for the event and posted about how they worked with a partner who spoke to major carriers to ensure everything goes smooth. Things obviously didn’t turn out well and some people sued. We hadn’t heard anything about this until now and it looks like Niantic is going to settle it and a dedicated website will go live for the settlement...

'Fortnite' Is Finally Available to Play Without an Invite on iOS so Get into the Battle Bus Today

It looks like Epic Games has opened the floodgates for Fortnite [Free] on iOS because you don’t need an invite to play anymore. We’ve been covering Fortnite heavily and even playing it often on stream and the hottest game in the world right now is finally open for everyone on iOS. The best part about the iOS port is it isn’t a spinoff or dumbed down version of Fortnite. This is the real deal and it even has cross platform support with purchases of items (not currency) carrying over to other platforms linked with the same Epic Account...

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. I hope you're all enjoying your holiday weekend, unless you happen to be in a country where it's not a holiday, in which case... welcome to the week. I'm trying to take it a little easy this week, but I still found some good stuff for you to look at over your morning chocolate eggs. 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!..

It Looks like the 2D Zelda-Like 'Ittle Dew 2' Is Heading to iOS and Android

The App Store is no stranger to Zelda-like games. In fact Oceanhorn [$7.99] made quite the name for itself when it was originally shown off for how good it looked for a mobile game at the time and how it took inspiration from The Legend of Zelda. Fast forward to today and we even have Oceanhorn 2 set for release but neither of these is inspired from the 2D Zelda games. That’s where Ittle Dew 2 comes into the picture. Ludosity’s sequel to Ittle Dew built upon the game and is a great 2D Zelda-like experience with a lot of charm. Watch the trailer for it below:..

Zen Studios just does not let up when it comes to releasing cool new licensed pinball games for their suite of digital pinball games. Last month saw the release of three new tables based around the Jurassic Park franchise in anticipation of the new Jurassic World movie releasing this June, and now Zen is ready to go back to one of their most rock-solid licenses with two brand new Star Wars tables arriving next month. These two tables are based on the most recent Star Wars film The Last Jedi, and as with all of Zen's stuff feature some incredulous action and top-notch visuals. Here's a trailer showing off both new The Last Jedi tables, followed by the official descriptions for both which, if you haven't seen the movie yet, might be considered light spoilers...

Late last month, Polish developer Lichthund and Canadian publisher Noodlecake unleashed the German-themed fury of Lichtspeer [$3.99] into the iOS App Store, nearly creating an international incident. We fell in love with the absurdity of Lichtspeer when we first saw a preview of it during GDC last year, and were a bit sad to see that the game was available on pretty much every platform besides iOS before finally launching a month ago. But the multi-platform fun doesn't end there, as today Lichtspeer has also arrived on Android via the Google Play Store and the iOS version has received a free update which adds in Apple TV support. Yes, Lichtspeer on your Apple TV for free if you already own the iOS version. Do note that the Apple TV version requires the use of an MFi controller, and the iOS version's MFi support has been improved as of this update just for good measure...

'Marvel Strike Force' Guide - How to Assemble a Great Team for Free

Marvel Strike Force [Free] is the kind of game that you would have assumed already existed. It's a turn-based strategy RPG that has you gather five Marvel superheroes, villains, or in some cases, a mixture of both, and pit them against the teams of other players (asynchronously, alas) or waves of AI opponents from the movies and comics. If comparisons are more your thing, it's a lot like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes except with Marvel characters and by a different developer, FoxNext Games. Even if you've never played that game, chances are you've played something similar on mobile and Marvel Strike Force won't be extremely difficult for you to grasp...

'Fortnite' 3.4 Is a Big Update That Includes the Guided Missile, Better Visuals on Mobile, and More

Epic Games just released a big patch for Fortnite [Free] on all platforms. Patch 3.4 that has been available on iOS for a few hours now as of writing, and includes various bug fixes and new features. While the patch includes a ton of additions for all platforms, the iOS specific fixes and enhancements include various alerts for unsupported devices and some new graphical enhancements. When it comes to visuals, 4x MSAA is now available for Fortnite on iOS across all supported devices. Speaking of supported devices, Fortnite will now display an incompatible device alert letting the user know that they need a device with 2GB RAM for working. Whispers and party text chat are also now available on the mobile version. ..

This past December, Dontnot Entertainment and Square Enix released their well-received 2015 console and PC narrative adventure game Life is Strange [Free]on iOS. It's an episodic game that's split into five episodes, and the way it works on iOS is that your initial purchase lands you the first episode with subsequent episodes available as IAP. While we absolutely enjoyed playing this game on the touchscreen back in December, it was only really part of the game as only the first three episodes were available initially. Well that changes today as a new update has arrived for Life is Strange on iOS which adds in the final two episodes as DLC. ..

Last year, SEGA released two Football Manager games on the App Store and Google Play for both smartphones and tablets. If you aren’t aware, the Mobile variant is more toned down compared to the Touch variant that is on tablets only. The Mobile variant is also cheaper and runs on more devices across the board given its lower requirements. Today, both Football Manager Mobile 2018 [$8.99] and Football Manager Touch 2018 [$19.99 (HD)] are down to their lowest prices ever at 50% off. ..

Developer Rebel Twins releases all kinds of awesome, highly-polished games, and in the spring of 2015 they released yet another one in Dragon Hills. It mashed up several types of gameplay mechanics into one cohesive experience, with a dash of Tiny Wings here and a dose of Death Worm there, and we enjoyed it a lot in our review. Last fall Rebel Twins released a sequel that amped up an already great game in pretty much every way. We loved Dragon Hills 2 [$2.99] in our review, and after about 6 months of being on the market a significant update is heading to the game on April 5th. Check out the new trailer showcasing what's in the update...

'Fighting Fantasy Classics' Review - A Doorway to Adventure

Although they've been branching out in some big ways in recent years, Tin Man Games is still best known for one thing: digital gamebooks. Whether wholly original works like their Gamebook Adventures series or adaptations of physical books like the Fighting Fantasy line, Tin Man's gamebooks generally have featured excellent presentation while remaining quite faithful to the paperbacks that inspired them. They've released quite a few such titles on mobile, but it's been a little while since the last one came out. Fighting Fantasy Classics [Free] is Tin Man's return to digital versions of traditional gamebooks, and what a comeback it is...

Were you hooked on your precious Tamagotchi as a child? Well, now you can worry about your virtual pet all over again and more, with My Tamagotchi Forever [Free]. As before, you're carrying for a small quirky creature, encouraging it to evolve into something bigger and more impressive. The difference here is that there are mini-games and side quests to complete, alongside general daily care. Want to get ahead and avoid spending real money along the way? Here's our tips on how to get the most out of My Tamagotchi Forever...

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