Category Archives: Release

I know everyone is in the midst of Pokemon GO [Free] fever, and maybe even some Super Stickman Golf 3 [Free] when they're not out trying to rule their local gym, but Double Fine has just dropped a cool release on us: Day of the Tentacle Remastered [$4.99] has just released on iOS. This classic point-and-click adventure game cmae out in a remastered version earlier this year, but a mobile version was conspicuously absent despite other games such as Grim Fandango [$4.99] getting mobile versions. It seemed really only like a matter of time, and well, time has come!..

One of the main reasons we were such big fans of the original Out There : Ω Edition [$4.99] by Mi Clos Studio was not purely because of the admittedly excellent survival gameplay aspects, but the atmospheric and agoraphobic feeling that being lost in space alone perpetuated. For anyone captivated by the lore of the series, Out There Chronicles [$2.99] appears to be the perfect evolution from the original, as through creating an interactive graphic novel that focuses on the writing and narrative as the main priority it will certainly satiate anyone looking for an expansion on the Out There universe...




Owing to the popularity of the series, one of the main questions many potential iOS gamers ask is "Where is a Pokemon game on iPhone?". While we were told back at E3 that a late July release date is likely, the wait appears to be finally over as Pokemon GO has launched in New Zealand on the App Store - whether for a soft launch or a precursor for a full worldwide release, we don't know as of yet. While it is a variation from the traditional turn based RPG that many know and love, the augmented reality aspects of finding Pokemon that live around your local area based on certain terrains is sure to excite many ardent trainers. For anyone looking to catch 'em all on the move, Pokemon GO appears to be a great stopgap until the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon, and whatever further future plans Nintendo may have in mind for mobile devices...

'NBA Live Mobile' Now Available Worldwide

July 5th, 2016 6:45 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Release
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Perhaps all this NBA free agency news has you jonesing to play a basketball game, and trying to construct a super-team of your own to rival the potential basketball juggernaut that is the 2016-17 Golden State Warriors with Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson. Well, EA Sports has conveniently launched NBA Live Mobile [Free] worldwide today on iOS and Android. In a similar vein to the FIFA Mobile [Free] and Madden NFL Mobile [Free] games that are out right now, this is an evergreen version of EA's basketball franchise, with current Thunder point guard and likely future "most shots taken in a season" record holder Russell Westbrook on the cover of the game...

Back in January Roadhouse Games announced a new mobile RPG based on the legendary band Iron Maiden. While that sounded like an odd combination, the game actually made a lot of sense as it let you play as a team of various types of Eddies, the bands longtime undead mascot, and play through the crazy environments show on the band's album art throughout the years. In short, it was a free to play battling and collecting RPG like those that are so popular on mobile, but dripping in Iron Maiden fan service. Following a brief soft-launch in late May, today Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast [Free] has released worldwide...

Brace Yourself Games has just launched the fantastic rhythmic roguelike Crypt of the NecroDancer [$4.99] for iOS and Apple TV. The game's been out on desktop and console for a while now, but finally you can play this game on mobile. The hook is that it's similar to many roguelikes in that you go from tile to tile, and bump into enemies to attack them, but you have to move and act as according to the rhythm of the music. Oh, and each level has its own music tracks with their own beats, the enemies all have their own predictable yet complicated behaviors. There's secrets to discover, permanent unlocks to be had for the main campaign, and characters with different behaviors that will alter the way the game works...

The days of every new iOS game dropping uniformly at midnight on Thursday morning seem like a distant memory. Owing to the evolution of the App Store and the emergence of soft launches for many new titles, the release schedule is significantly more fluid. This means that, while there is a lot more unpredictability and excitement on what's going to come out each week, sometimes games can slip past our concise weekly round up. One such game is Nanuleu [$2.99] by Selva Interactive, which won 2nd place at the 2015 Indie Game Maker competition and impressed us on our first look last week...

In a surprising move this morning, the highly awaited Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore has launched on iOS - however, only on the Netherlands App Store so far. The Galaxy on Fire series by Deep Silver Fishlabs has been a truly iconic IP for iPhone gaming, with previous iterations receiving critical acclaim and a fandom rarely seen outside of a far more established series. It's therefore unsurprising that the upcoming thread for Galaxy on Fire 3 on our forums has been buzzing ever since the initial reveal in 2015, and successive VR support for one of the most graphically advanced games on the platform have only fuelled the fire...

The relative dearth of traditional first person perspective racing games beyond Real Racing 3 [Free] and what’s left of the Asphalt series has been a blessing in disguise for fans of the top down driving genre. From classics such as Reckless Racing 3 [$2.99] to recent offerings like Pixel Machines [$0.99], there certainly is a lot of choice - and even an official Micro Machines title from Codemasters which has unfortunately not escaped its initial soft launch period yet. For any fervent fans, Battle Cars [$1.99] by developers Dracoders has launched today, and will seemingly satiate any one looking to fill the void until the Micro Machines official iTunes release with some classic arcade action...

Surprise, Nitrome's got a new game out now, called Redungeon [Free]. They're describing this as kind of being the Platform Panic [Free] of top-down dungeon crawlers, in that you collect coins and have multiple characters that you can upgrade. This one has you moving from tile to tile in real-time, trying to avoid the many deadly hazards that populate this deadly dungeon you're exploring. Your different heroes that you unlock along the way can help you out by taking out enemies, keeping you safe, being immune to hazards, and more...

Well, there was a load of new iOS games released tonight but not among them was one that we've been highly anticipating since we played it at E3 last week. However, moments ago Teeny Titans [$3.99] from Grumpyface Studios and Cartoon Network finally popped up on the App Store. Better late than never, I always say! If you missed what Teeny Titans is all about, it's more or less a Pokemon-style character collecting and battling game utilizing a huge roster of DC Superheroes in their Teen Titans form. Here is our look at the game from E3 last week...

In a typically unpredictable App Store manner, the highly anticipated Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari [Free] has dropped a day early and has finally been released on iOS for free. Being the collaboration of developer Featherweight and artist Dan Graf (who were responsible for Skiing Yeti Mountain [Free] and Fruit Ninja [$1.99] respectively, amongst others), the game has an extremely strong pedigree, and an interesting amalgamation of game mechanics to boot. The unique gameplay of running and jumping between animals on a stampede shakes up what is a rather tired genre, and you are also able to look after your own sky zoo through doing missions, upgrading exhibits, catching rare animal variants and successively opening your doors to the public to reap in the admission fees. This merger of auto-runner beast taming action with a management aspect on the side is a really novel idea that we thought was awesome when we looked at Rodeo Stampede for the first time back at GDC...

We brought news last week that 1979 Revolution [$4.99] by developer iNK Stories was to be released on the App Store soon, and thankfully the wait was not too arduous as this morning the game was finally released. However, it really is a 'game' in the loosest sense, but definitely not in a bad way. While you have the ability to make certain choices as the protagonist Reza Shirazi, a photojournalist living in the very heart of the Iranian Revolution, the main focus is on the 'cinematic experience' which really delves into the reality of one of the most momentous events of the 20th century...

White Wizard Games, the fine folks behind the popular Star Realms [Free], have just released their latest deckbuilding game onto the App Store, and it will drive you to madness. Cthulhu Realms [Free] is a fast-paced deckbuilding game from Darwin Kastle, designer of Star Realms. You'll start with 5 cards, allowing you to put locations in play, boost your sanity (this is a Lovecraftian-inspired game after all), collect power, or remove cards. The last sane person standing wins!..

Ravenous Games have created a large following over the years by releasing excellent pixel platformers and shooters, with League of Evil [$2.99] being one of the first true twitch action games in the mould of Super Meat Boy. Today marks a dramatic change to their well-refined formula, as Paranormal Minis [Free] has finally been released after a turbulent development period that stretches back two and a half years of development all the way to 2014. Instead of requiring razor sharp reflexes and pixel perfect jumping skills, Paranormal Minis has numerous similarities to the early App Store breakout hit Zombieville [$0.99], and mainly consists of side-scrolling shooter action. ..

Orangepixel's Heroes of Loot 2 [$3.99] was surprisingly announced to release this week, what with the busy times over the summer with various big releases and sales sure to hit. The game got approved for sale quickly enough that a June 9th relase was planned. However, Orangepixel's Pascal Bestebroer accidentally hit a wrong button, and the app wound up releasing a couple days early. Instead of pulling it from sale or hiding the blunder, he's just rolling with it, so Heroes of Loot 2 is yours to buy right stinking now, with the half-off early-buyer discount...

Just a few weeks ago we talked about the limited soft-launch of a new mobile fighting game in the BlazBlue series, and although the planned worldwide launch was all set for June 8th, BlazBlue Revolution Reburning [Free] snuck out early around the globe over the weekend. While the initial trailer and info we had on BlazBlue RR led us to believe it was a 3v3 swipe-based fighter similar to Injustice [Free], Marvel Contest of Champions [Free], that's not exactly the case. ..

As far back as August 2015 we caught our first look at auto runner/platformer hybrid The Amazing Bernard [$3.99], which caught our eye with its interesting take on the genre with innovative mechanics such as being able to create platforms and springs using the touch screen to keep your adventurer progressing over numerous different worlds, environments and even to fight off giant enemy crabs. Unfortunately, its initial release of late 2015 was pushed back to February 2016, and when this later due date was missed, the future of this creative platformer was up in the air. Thankfully this protracted release saga has come to an end as tonight The Amazing Bernard has launched on the App Store, coupled with a launch trailer with a rather inspired music choice which sums up the quirky feel of the game:..

Earlier this month we showed you the trailer for a clever upcoming arcade/tower defending game from developer Ogre Pixel called Warcher Defenders [$0.99], and as of late last night the game is now available in the App Store. It's tough calling Warcher Defenders a "tower defense" game, as even though you're literally defending enemies from attacking your tower it's not the typical tower defense formula at all. More accurately it's a castle defense game as it's played from a sideview with enemies approaching from the right. There are platforms attached to your tower which allow you to attack from various heights. ..

Real-time strategy game Battleplans [Free] has finally escaped soft launch and gone worldwide, and it's well worth checking out. Like many mobile games, it feels like has the DNA of other titles – Clash of Clans [Free] and Tactile Wars [Free] come to mind here. You engage in short-form battles, as you try to capture enemy crystals, while warding off their defenses, gaining rewards to build up a bigger and better army. What's interesting about the defense part is that as you unlock more units, you can start to set up ever more complicated defense strategies to help ward off your online opponents...

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