Category Archives: $6.99

Borderlands Legends [$4.99 / $6.99] hit the New Zealand App Store very early this morning, and we've got our greasy mitts all over this game. Unfortunately, once you get it on your device, all the strange things 2K was doing like revealing the game in a strategy guide starts to make a lot of sense as the game is just not good. The best way to describe it is by likening it to the "GameBoy version" of popular video games, and anyone alive in the 80's should know exactly what I mean...

'Need For Speed Most Wanted' Review - A Racer That Really Twirls My Keychain

It's crazy to think that in a couple of years we'll be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Need for Speed series. The games have come a shockingly long way since the original 3DO release in 1994, and while Need For Speed Most Wanted [$6.99] definitely has that highly-iterative EA feel to it, they're getting closer and closer to perfection. ..

At the beginning of the week, we told you that Cave's Dodonpachi Maximum would be heading to the App Store, and as of today it is now available worldwide. Dodonpachi Maximum [$11.99] is an original shooter created specifically for mobile, arriving exclusively on the Windows Phone 7 platform back in April. It takes elements from previous Dodonpachi games and slaps them into a "bullet simulator" to offer sort of a best-of-Cave compilation...

Once a stagnant genre at the onset of the App Store, RPG fans have become increasingly fortunate in recent years with a nice selection of titles, both new and old, to enjoy. Spiderweb Software has been doing its part by revamping and porting its large collection of old-school PC RPGs to the iPad. Avernum 6 is the third such title (after Avernum [$9.99 (HD)] and Avadon [$9.99 (HD)]) to be released on iOS and continues the trend of strong, narrative-driven role playing games on the iPad...

Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch [$6.99] is a port of the classic Sega CD/Saturn game, a JRPG with high-quality anime cut scenes, an unusually strong combat engine, and well-developed characters...

EA’s newest iteration of its soccer franchise, FIFA 13 [$6.99], has hit the App Store to coincide with the release of the console versions today. You might remember we briefly checked out FIFA 13 at E3 this year, and EA showed off even more of the game’s features at their media event last month...

Almost a year ago to the day, at last year’s Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced a card battling game called Demon’s Score. Well, at least that’s what we thought at the time, but thanks to some sketchy translation issues that wasn’t actually the case. Square Enix WAS working on a card-battling game, and in fact it launched just last week. It’s not called Demon’s Score, though, it’s called Guardian Cross [Free] and it’s free to download and check out for yourself, or you can see what people have been saying about it in our forums...

We've been keeping tabs on Wild Blood [$6.99] every since Gameloft announced that they would be utilizing Unreal Engine 3 in their iOS games. Being one of the games taking advantage of that engine, there's little doubt that Wild Blood is a nice looking game. However, an uneven difficulty curve, control issues, and a few other technical missteps keep this adventure from reaching the lofty heights of the tale it's based on...

Despite one's personal feelings on the Marvel universe (or comic books in general) you cannot deny the sheer rejuvenation in popularity for the series, culminating in the recently released Avengers film. Marvel (via Wideload Games) has decided to take advantage of this popularity with its release of Avengers Initiative [$1.99], a new title for iOS. While Initiative looks stunning and models its gameplay after the incredibly successful Infinity Blade series, a distinct lack of innovation coupled with a weary reliance on IAP make it fall disappointingly short...

PopCap’s beloved take on tower defense Plants vs. Zombies [$0.99] and its iPad counterpart Plants vs. Zombies HD [$0.99 (HD)] have both received updates today. A “Last Stand” game pack offers up 5 brand new levels as well as an endless level, and there are 3 new achievements to unlock as well. A new Mallet pack will let you swing on your zombie enemies while in Survival or Last Stand...

SNK Playmore has been on fire this year, with The King of Fighters-i 2012 [$3.99], the iOS version of their classic fighting franchise, hitting in May and two stellar NeoGeo ports, Metal Slug 3 [$3.99] and Blazing Star [$0.99], both released in July. A far cry from their only previous iOS effort, 2009‘s Metal Slug Touch, which was not very good and has since been pulled from the App Store (trust me, you aren’t missing out on anything)...

I admit that I am a bit on the jaded side when it comes to some of the genres of iOS games out there, but when something like Horn [$6.99] comes my way, all those cynical bits seem to dissolve away and leave something childlike in their wake. Maybe it's that Horn, the young blacksmith's apprentice that you play the game as, reminds me a bit of Ico (in fact, there's something distinctly Team Ico-esque about the entire games's aesthetic). Or possibly I was drawn in because this is composer Austin Wintory's first musical project since the heartachingly beautiful score he wrote for Journey. In other words, Horn has a lot going for it by means of look and pedigree...

In the mid-90s SNK released the first game in one of their most revered series, Metal Slug. The run and gun platformer had become a staple in arcades of the 80s and 90s, and nobody did it with more panache than SNK did with the Metal Slug games. Beautiful hand-drawn art, incredible animations, and buckets of personality were the hallmarks that set Metal Slug above the huge pack of similar games. And of course, the ‘Metal Slugs’ themselves – a variety of vehicles you could hop in and lay waste to everything in sight...

Much like the eponymous film currently raking in millions in ticket sales, The Dark Knight Rises[$6.99] aims for great heights and mostly hits its marks. The game follows and expands on the events that unfold in the final entry in The Dark Knight trilogy film saga, but don't worry: we won't divulge any spoilers for the two of you who haven't seen the movie. All you need to know is a masked terrorist named Bane has bad intentions for the people of Gotham City, and you, being Batman, need to strongly discourage him against those plans...

'Yesterday' Review - Point and Click Your Way Through A Noirish New York

I love point and click adventure with a mad passion. I'll play anything that falls under the description, in fact. It's been great to see so many iOS developers taking a stab at the genre lately, and since Yesterday [$6.99] certainly looked like a solid entry, my clicky index finger was all over it the moment I got a gander at the pretty graphics...

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