Category Archives: iPod touch games

'Life is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis' Review - Square Enix Kicks This Series off With a Bang

When Life is Strange [$2.99] was originally announced back in 2014, it immediately shot to the top of my list of anticipated releases for 2015. Since then, I’ve played it multiple times across various platforms but had been constantly puzzled at the lack of an iOS version given the genre. I thought Square Enix and Dontnod Entertainment would’ve seen the value in putting their new adventure release on a platform where Telltale Games has seen success. Fast forward to today and we finally have Life is Strange on iOS and the port is mostly great. ..

Critical Ops [Free] has solidified itself as the "Counter Strike" of mobile since its release in October 2016. It has continued to foster an extremely loyal fan-base while bolstering a respectable eSports scene. There seems to be tournaments around every corner, as well as several other opportunities for competitive mobile gamers to challenge (or flaunt) their skills against other players. However, one of the common complaints seen/heard within the Critical Ops community is the game's small number of maps. Luckily, a new update has emerged today that brings a whole new map, friend chat, tutorial changes, spawn changes, and crosshair fixes to the game...




'GRID Autosport' Releases on November 27th for $9.99 for iOS

Feral Interactive have finally announced the release date for GRID Autosport. The premium racing game will be releasing sooner than you think. We already learned about the hardware requirements and you will need iOS 11 and a lot of space on your device to play this. They recommend 8GB of free space to avoid installation issues but the game with its free DLC packs will be about 6GB. On the iPhone side of things, it will support iPhone 7 and later and only work on iPad Pros (and the 2017 9.7 inch iPad). The video below demonstrates why it is so demanding:..

Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 [$4.99] continues with Episode 4 hitting devices on November 7th. If you’ve been wanting to play Season 2 of Telltale’s Minecraft Story Mode I’d advise you to read Tasos’ review of Episode 1 and avoid reading anything about the latter episodes for spoiler reasons. Episode 4 titles "Below the Bedrock" and it takes you literally to a city below the bedrock. Jesse and the gang have narrowly escaped the Admin’s twisted prison and they find a forgotten city that isn’t completley abandoned. The tale continues as they try and discover the origins of the Admin. Watch the trailer for Episode 4 below:..

Science fiction fans will know that we are getting a new Star Trek show called Star Trek: Discovery this Sunday, and it's kind of a big thing since we haven't had a new Star Trek show in more than a decade. To celebrate the new show premiere, Star Trek: Timelines [Free] has already added two of Discovery's characters: Commander Michael Burnham and Lieutenant Saru. But starting October 5th, Timelines is ushering in a month-long mega-event called "Discovery: A New Anomaly." As you would expect, this new event will add new Discovery crew, ships, and stories into the game, which should be a treat for fans of Star Trek and of the new show. The event will consist of 4 individual weekend events, so it should keep you busy for some time...

The Zombie Gunship series is a mobile classic, and today the series is heading into the AR future with Zombie Gunship Revenant [Free], a version of the game developed specifically for ARKit and iOS 11. The game's main concept is similar to previous iteration. You circle the battlefield below in heavily-armed helicopter gunships and use all your firepower to take out those poor zombies below you. Using ARKit, your house becomes the battlefield, and instead of moving the camera around to scout the battlefield, you move your device as if it was the gunship itself. If you have one of the latest iPhones and iPads, you'll enjoy even better visuals since the game uses Apple's Metal 2...

It's a good time for those who like adventure games. In addition to the release of the fantastic Thimbleweed Park (which we really liked in our review), we also got the first price drop for Full Throttle Remastered [$4.99], the classic 1995 LucasArts game that puts you in the middle of a tale of "Motorcycles, Mayhem, and Murder." The game originally released for $4.99, but now you can grab it for $2.99, which is such a bargain for this game. To be honest, the price would be a bargain even if the game wasn't a remastered version of the original. But when you add new hand-drawn and 3D high-resolution artwork and remastered audio and music, well, definitely a bargain that you shouldn't miss out on if you enjoy the adventure games of old...

Words With Friends [Free] became one of the early ambassadors of mobile gaming when it launched 8 years ago, finding its way to the phones of many who wouldn't call themselves "gamers" at that point in time. To celebrate its 8 anniversary, Words With Friends continues its growth but this time around we are getting pop-culture inspired words that might make the language purists among you (or the older ones among you) cringe. We are getting words suggested by other players or ones that you hear about often, so expect to earn points for words like Delish, Queso, Bae, Bestie, Hangry, Smize, BFF, and many other ones most often seen on Instagram and Twitter rather than dictionaries. We can start debating what makes a word a word or whether TFW should be in a Scrabble-like game, but the fact is these words are extremely popular and are slowly making their way into official dictionaries. So, I think they are fair Words With Friends game...

The big Hearthstone [Free] nerfs are upon us. The 9.1 update, which comes bearing the nerf hammer, has officially dropped onto the App Store, so make sure you know how some of your decks might have changed before playing another round. If you don't remember exactly which cards have changed, the changes are as follow: Innervate gives you only 1 mana crystal instead of 2, Fiery War Axe costs 3 mana (up from 2), Hex costs 4 mana (up from 3), Murloc Warleader gives +2 Attack to your Murloc instead of +2 Attack and +1 Health, and Spreading Plague now costs 6 mana, up from 5. The developers talked about the reasoning behind the nerfs, pointing out how they didn't want to move these Basic cards to the Hall of Fame, like they've done with Classic ones, since Basic cards serve different purposes in the game. There are more details about the changes here...

Naga Sea Witch, Nerfs, Death Knights and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #112

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] roundup of everything cool that happened last week. The most important news is that we are getting some important nerfs that should change the effectiveness of some powerful decks, although we'll have to wait and see their actual effect. We also got some fun Hearthstone competitions, a great article on designing Death Knights, and some fun videos. I'm glad to see the developers take relatively quick action and give us some nerfs that will hopefully help balance the classes a bit better. The team has been guilty in the past of waiting too long before nerfing cards, so I'm glad to see this wasn't the case this time around. Let us begin...

Telltale continues to spout out episodes for its many series, and soon it will be time for another Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 [$4.99] episode to drop on our devices. Episode 3 of Telltale's take on Minecraft is coming out September 19th, and it looks like it's going to be a fun one judging from the trailer. Spoilers from here on, so proceed with caution. Episode 2 ended not with glory, despite Jesse and the gang succeeding in taking down the Ice Tower clock, but rather in literal hard times, with Jesse and the rest getting "transported" to what looks like a maximum security prison. It seems like the Admin wants to continue playing with Jesse and the gang like a scientist does with rats in a complex and confusing maze...

If you are a Hearthstone [Free] player, you can now proudly display your love for the game as an official phone case. Specifically, FabZat is now offering official, high-quality (or so they say) 3D-Printed phone cases based on some of the game's most memorable cards and card backs. While the selection isn't as extensive as I would like it to be, it does contain some gems. There's the amazing Dr. Boom (I miss that card), Aya Blackpaw, Deathwing, Grommash Hellscream, Patches the Pirate, Reno Jackson, Ragnaros the Firelord, Leeroy Jenkins, and Azure Drake. On the card back side, there's Ice Crown, Pirates, Fireside, Love is in the air, and more. The store will be adding more cards based on player demand and new content...

There are quite a few multiplayer first-person shooter games for mobile gamers to experience and (possibly) enjoy. It's a genre that has consistently evolved over time in order to adapt to the limitations of touch screen controls. Despite those limitations, these games continue to be a mainstay on my mobile devices. One of my favorite first-person shooters on the App Store is Bullet Force [Free] by Lucas Wilde. Lucas Wilde also recently released his newest game, Forward Assault [Free], which I had the pleasure of testing before its release. Forward Assault may look the same as Bullet Force (aesthetically) but it is an entirely different beast. This guide will hopefully help you ease into this competitive first-person shooter by increasing your knowledge of the game, as well as increasing your skill as a player...

Well it looks like our celebration of Simogo's catalogue and the shiny new 64-bit updates across the board with surprise discounts maybe short lived. Some of the games rarely are discounted and seeing games like Device 6 [$3.99] at $0.99 feels like highway robbery. We've been covering their stuff right from the start so will take any chance to get more people playing these amazing releases. Shaun just wrote about Beat Sneak Bandit [$2.99] for the Classic Reload and it is most definitely one of the early greats on the App Store. I cannot stop praising Year Walk [$3.99] and Device 6 [$3.99]. Simogo have clarified on Twitter today that the sale will end tomorrow (or later today depending on your timezone) and they may never discount their titles again. This isn't new as some developers don't plan on devaluing their releases through discounts in their minds. ..

Some of us may be mourning now that summer is nearing its close. However, Vainglory [Free] has released its 2.8 update to ease our pain. The 2.8 update includes some pretty big changes to the game, such as adding two new in-game items (SpellSword and Healing Flask), removing potions, numerous balance changes, and multiple UI improvements...

I have always been extremely fascinated by the Victorian Period. Its aesthetics and 19th century industrial technology definitely allure me more than other periods of time. However, I am an even bigger sucker for Neo-Victorian (A.K.A Steampunk) aesthetics and its different technologies. I think they are a unique mixture of different aspects that you wouldn't initially imagine to be together. My choices in playing past games such as Dishonored and Bioshock Infinite were definitely influenced my my fascination with Victorian science fiction. These aforementioned personal fun-facts are why I absolutely had to try out Noblemen: 1896 [Free] by Foursaken Media...

Simon's Cat, that cute, white cartoon kitty, is a bona fide internet celebrity, and now it's starring in Simon's Cat-Crunch Time [Free], a Match 3 with fun visuals. If you haven't heard of Simon's Cat, it's an animated cartoon and book series by the British animator Simon Tofield that has exploded in popularity over the last couple of years. The Simon's Cat YouTube channel has 4.5 million subscribers, and the short videos often hit over a million views. The videos are very well made, and if you have a cat, you'll recognize all of those behaviors...

'Flipping Legend' Review - It's Flipping Sweet

It can be tough to stand out for a game that is in a well-worn genre. The sort of endless runner with action elements genre can be a tough sell for some folks when there's a ton of those games out there. But Flipping Legend [Free] doesn't deserve to be skipped. This separates itself from the rest of the pack by having a unique movement system, an RPG-style upgrade system, strong artistic direction, and most importantly: being fun to play at its very core...

Huijaus Games and publisher Appsolute Games have been promising us Mr. Future Ninja [$1.99], a stylish stealth-action game, and finally it is here. And there it goes. The premise seemed incredibly promising, but the problem is that the game is just too short. Characters and puzzle types get introduced, and then by the time you think they're done introducing things and ready to start really, really testing you, well, the game is over. It's a fun experience up until that point, but I just wish there was more of it...

'Framed 2' Review - The Second Half of a Really Good Game

When I reviewed the original Framed [$3.99], I said "Given the brevity and lack of progression in the concept, this really does feel like half of a larger whole stretched out to fill one game." Holy crap was I right. Loveshack Entertainment decided to return to the concept with Framed 2 [$4.99] and the difference is night and day. I don't know if I have ever played a game where the second title in the series made the first one look like utter garbage in comparison, but that's exactly what Framed 2 does. It is exactly what the original game needed to feel like the genius title that the concept deserved...

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