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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Best iPhone and iPad Games - 3/27/15 - 'Final Fantasy: Record Keeper', 'Taichi Panda', 'Swap Quest' and More

I told you guys last week we had picked up some new team members, and if you haven't noticed, we've been on fire this week. Tons more content across the board ranging from more reviews, developer interviews, more guides, and way more news. I even had to change the front page to display more stories at a time just so we weren't bumping our daily load out off the front page. A good change overall, I'd say. Anyway, here's our top scoring reviews we published this week: ..

WWE WrestleMania 31 is This Weekend, Here's the Five Best Wrestling Games on the App Store

WrestleMania 31 is on Sunday, and it's going to be a huge spectacle. Brock Lesnar, who affirmed that he's sticking around with WWE and not returning to UFC, is fighting in a title fight with Roman Reigns, there's an epic battle royale planned, and John Cena will try to take the United States Title back from Rusev. This should be amazing. If you're in the mood to play some wrestling games before or after WrestleMania – or if the show gets boring and you need something to do during it – here's five rad wrestling titles to slam on your device...

The internet was on fire this morning when it was revealed that Unity developer Erik Roystan Ross posted a playable version of Super Mario 64 HD built in unity that runs inside your browser, provided you've got the Unity plugin installed, of course. It's a bit of a tech demo to showcase his Unity tool Super Character Controller which is a collection of functions that make animating characters easier. How easy? Well, easy enough to throw together the first level of Super Mario 64...

During its Friday night Twitch stream, developer Super Evil Megacorp revealed the new hero for its popular MOBA Vainglory  [Free (HD)]. Vainglory's new hero is Vox, Celeste's brother and a mobile sniper who can be build both for single and multi target damage and can fight equally well in lane and jungle. Vox will be joining the fray in the upcoming update...

In the fall of 2010, EA revived the legendary NBA Jam franchise in what was originally planned to be a bonus game included with the purchase of their basketball sim NBA Elite 11 on consoles. A rebooting of the well-known and long-running NBA Live franchise, NBA Elite 11 was plagued with development problems and eventually cancelled prior to release. Thankfully, EA decided to release the rebooted NBA Jam in October of 2010 as a standalone digital download on consoles, and in February of the following year that game made its way to iOS devices. And let me tell you, NBA Jam [$0.99 / $4.99 (HD)] was glorious on the iPhone. ..

Spiderweb Software makes some mighty fine RPGs that you can enjoy on your iPad. The developer's latest game, Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, is due to hit the App Store in a couple of weeks on April 15th. Presumably in celebration of that pending release, Spiderweb has been running some sales on their previous titles. Last weekend, the first Avadon [$9.99 (HD)] game was on sale for half-price. This weekend, it's the 2014 sequel to that game, Avadon 2: The Corruption [$4.99 (HD)]. Regularly $9.99, you can pick up this gem for just $4.99 for the next couple of days...

Disney Teases 'DuckTales: Remastered' for iPhone

One of my absolute all-time favorite NES games was DuckTales, and adventure platformer based around the Disney cartoon series of the same name. It starred the wealthy Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, as well as a large supporting cast of both friends and enemies. It's a total classic! In 2013, Disney, Capcom and WayForward collaborated on a modern remake of the game for consoles and PC titled DuckTales: Remastered. Now, according to a photo tease from the Disney Interactive Twitter account, it looks like DuckTales: Remastered is heading to an iPhone near you...

PSA: Madgarden's 'Chillaxian' is Free Today

March 27th, 2015 11:30 AM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$1.99 Buy Now

Here's a cool freebie to chill out to this weekend. Chillaxian [$1.99] from Madgarden is free right now. This is a Galaxian-inspired space shooter, where enemies float around at the top of the screen, and you must shoot them as they occasionally fly down, though these aliens aren't about lining up, they just kind of bunch together freely. The game uses simple touch controls with auto-firing, you tap on the left and right sides of the screen to move, and can bend bullets by moving as they fire. The game features a neat generative music effect that picks up as action speeds up, and "1979 mode" for something that looks like it's being played on a buzzing CRT monitor. Oh, and impressively, the whole game is .2 MB. ..

'Rules!' Is Officially the First Apple Watch Game

March 27th, 2015 10:30 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News
$2.99 Buy Now

We've been watching AppShopper like a hawk as Apple Watch updates have been rolling out over the last day or so. MacRumors has a full list of all the interesting apps they've seen so far, but on the games front, there really hasn't been that much. ...Until this morning when Rules! [$2.99] had an update approved adding Apple Watch support...

Fincon's 'Angel Stone' is an Upcoming Action-RPG That's Very Cross-Platform

Fincon, publisher of Hello Hero [Free], are working on a new action-RPG right now, called Angel Stone. The big hook they're going for here is cross-platform online multiplayer between iOS, Android, and the web, which is always an impressive feature when pulled off properly. In fact, they've got a video that cleverly shoss off an Android tablet, iPad, and someone on a device hooked up to the TV, all playing together...

New Hearthstone [Free (HD)] spoilers emerged from the depths of Blackrock Mountain yesterday as Blizzard pulled a Khaleesi and unleashed three dragon-themed card spoilers from the upcoming adventure (hard to believe Blizzard hasn't planned its dragons release to coincide with the Game of Thrones' Dragons coming to HBO a mere ten days after Blackrock's release)...

RPG Reload File 031 - 'Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we never try to brush a wookiee's teeth. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's huge back catalog. We revisit the game, expand beyond the borders of a typical review, and see how it's doing in the wild future that is today. The RPG genre is an incredibly broad one, and I try to bring a balanced plate from week to week. I want your help with that, however, so once per month, I'll be featuring a game selected by you, the readers. Simply make your selection known by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or tweeting to @RPGReload. Next week's article is one such choice, and will feature Undercroft [Free], as selected by TouchArcade forum user DrJD. Thanks Doc, I like to get a physician's opinion once in a while!..

Spring is coming. The last batches of snow are starting to melt, Wrigley Field's bleachers are still a pile of scrap metal, and spring training games are starting to feel unnecessary. That means the time for real baseball is almost here, and thankfully MLB Manager 2015 [$4.99] is here just in time for the season to start next week. This is the latest in the Out of the Park Baseball franchise, which has gotten its first officially-licensed entry with MLB Manager 2015. ..

'Hearthstone' Blackrock Mountain Adventure Launches April 2nd

Well how about that. The "leak" we posted about yesterday from the Korean Battle.net refund page turned out to be spot on. Blizzard just confirmed that the Blackrock Mountain single player adventure for Hearthstone [Free (HD)] will indeed launch on April 2nd...

One of the big things that happened with the Disney acquisition of Star Wars was that they launched a new animated TV series, entitled Star Wars Rebels, which has actually gotten a really good reception in light of it replacing the popular Star Wars: Clone Wars series. Well, Disney's just launched a new side-scrolling action game based on the new show, Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions [Free]...

There's a lot of Clash of Clans [Free] out there, and there's tons of collectible-card games, your Hearthstone [Free (HD)] games and the like. But one that blends elements of both? That's kind of new. Compass Point: West [Free] does just that, being all about base-building, attacking enemies, and raiding other players. The twist is that all your units are based off of cards you collect from packs, with units, items, and powerups of different rarities in different packs. You can also merge duplicate cards in order to get stronger versions of them. You get a free pack every two hours, and completing missions actually can speed up that timer, and you can buy higher-quality card packs later on as well...

When I think of the phrase "useless challenge," I think of all the times I tried walking on sidewalks without stepping on the lines. Well, apparently Hearthstone [Free (HD)] player Mamytwink one-upped me, barely, by creating and executing his own "useless challenge," as he calls his shenanigans, the longest Hearthstone turn to date. He set up a game of Mage Versus Priest with another friend and went on to break records. How long was that turn you ask? A mere 45 hours, 18 minutes, and 24 seconds...

We're working on a bunch of awesome stuff to make the best iOS gaming forum in the world even better, and the first feature launched this afternoon: A fully responsive redesign of our forums. If you're not hip to the whole responsive web design trend, what that means is our forums automagically lay themselves out differently depending on either the size of your browser window or the screen size of the device you're viewing it on...

The Clash of Warhammer Saga Continues with 'Warhammer: Arcane Magic'

We can all have a good laugh at the number of Warhammer games that are out there. Because there's a lot. We saw Eisenhorn: Xenos at GDC. Warhammer: Snotling Fling? [$3.99] Sure, I guess! But then the Warhammer games keep coming, and coming, and I'm just wondering if there's someone at Games Workshop that just rubber-stamps anyone with a proposal for a Warhammer game because they keep coming, and it stopped being funny a while ago when I'm pretty sure a new Warhammer game gets announced every single week. Seriously, last week we posted about Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion. It's gotten to a point that I have to call this phenomenon the Clash of Warhammer Saga. This week, it's Warhammer: Arcane Magic from Turbo Tape Games of UHR-Warlords [$1.99 (HD)] fame, with this being a turn-based strategy board game that is based on the physical game of the same name...

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