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Aero Smash [Free] is the latest arcade style shoot ‘em up to hit the App Store. The game is very much an arcade game where the objective is to stay alive the longest and gain the highest score possible by shooting down enemy planes and objects on the hectic battlegrounds you will be thrust onto. You control a variety of flying objects that can be mostly classified as planes (although there is a flying pancake in there among other oddities), with additional flying vehicles that you can purchase or earn over time. You control your plane by tapping the left or right side of the touchscreen to move in that direction. However, the plane does a looping type of maneuver if you go too far to the left or right and it isn't a direct control method by any means...

Welcome to another Arena of Valor news roundup! We’d like to say “It’s that time again!”, but circumstances halted our original plan to have the first go up on a Friday. Assuming all has gone well, the publish date of this particular issue is Friday, May 18th as opposed to Monday, May 22nd. Expect these on a Friday is what I’m trying to say here...




A full length animated film for To the Moon [$4.99] is currently being produced. Today, Freebird Games has been planning a full-length animated feature film for the game for two years now and it is finally officially in production. To the Moon has one of my favourite stories in gaming with one of the most memorable soundtracks I've experienced in a game so I'm looking forward to more details about this for sure. Kan Gao also posted a video with the announcement and more details about how they will approach the movie and you can watch it below:..

Originally, I planned to write this review of Kemco and EXE-Create's latest RPG offering with as much effort as the game seems to have had put into its creation. But if I did that, this review would already be over. Kemco has never been a company I would accuse of overachieving, but the last couple of years have been particularly rough. They've worked with a couple of new developers and published the odd title that breaks from their norm, but it's looking increasingly like those were one-offs rather than enduring new partnerships. Which leaves us with EXE-Create, probably Kemco's most reliable development partner in recent years. As Kemco has come to rely more and more on EXE-Create's churned-out releases and the market for premium off-line RPGs has shrunk, even the (to be very generous) modest sparks of creativity found in earlier games have all but vanished...

Epic Games details how Fortnite [Free] has evolved since it launched on iOS when it was invite only. Since I've mentioned invites, you do not need one to play and I mention this again because people still ask for invites. The current state of the mobile version of Fortnite is pretty great but there have been some annoyances that affected me quite a bit. I'm glad that some of these are being addressed right away while a few others were dealt with in recent patches...

'Identity V' Is an Asymmetrical Multiplayer Horror Game Releasing Globally Soon on Both iOS and Android

Netease has partnered with Behaviour Digital to bring their Dead by Daylight gameplay into Idenity V. Identity V is an asymmetrical multiplayer survival horror game that will be releasing on iOS and Android very soon. Dead by Daylight has seen success on consoles and PC and Identity V has done quite well on the charts in China already. The global launch will be happening in the near future and you can watch the newest trailer for it showcasing gameplay below:..

The Gentlebros announce 'Cat Quest II' for iOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and Android

Cat Quest [$4.99] from The Gentlebros is one of my favourite games of 2017 on any platform. I've played it all the way on iOS and Nintendo Switch. The Gentlebros delivered a lesson for all in how to perfectly bring an open world style action RPG to multiple platforms. It runs and plays great across the board with a superb pick up and play experience with a ton of cat puns and fun. Today, The Gentlebros announce Cat Quest II. ..

Follow me if you will back in time to early 2014 when indie developer Dustin Auxier released his hit Flash game dungeon crawler The Enchanted Cave [$0.99] on the App Store. Technically the game had been on iOS previously, as Dustin had contracted out the porting of the game to a third party studio who released an iPad version called simply Enchanted Cave way back in October of 2010. The truth though was that nobody, including Dustin, ever really liked that version, and so he took it upon himself to learn how to port the game on his own so he could do it justice. That original The Enchanted Cave was well-liked both by people who knew the Flash version and people completely new to the game, and its success afforded Dustin the chance to work on a sequel which would flesh out the concept and make improvements based on feedback of the first game. It was just over three years ago that that sequel, The Enchanted Cave 2 [$5.99], arrived on the App Store to much acclaim, including our own 4.5 star review...

Are you a fan of Gradius or R-Type? If you are and enjoy pixelated and retro graphics, you definitely need to give Super Hydorah [$6.99] a try. This mobile release comes some months after the PC and PS4/Vita versions of the game which came out late last year, and offers everything a horizontal shoot 'em up fan would want. Super Hydorah is a horizontal shooter where you move in a trajectory toward the exit from the left to right side of a stage while avoiding obstacles, enemies, and missiles being launched your way. If you have twitch reflexes and enjoy feeling adrenaline or on the edge during your gameplay sessions, you will feel right at home with this game...

'Zero/Sum' Review – A Game Way More Hero Than Zero

Zero/Sum [$1.99], is a nifty little concept wrapped in a big box of awesome. Sean Kearney and his indie studio Squeezebox Software have worked long and hard to present us with the perfect formula for a simple yet addictive game. It has a unique feel best described by a quote from their website, "It's Sudoku meets Die Hard". ..

Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for May 17th! Tomorrow is Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition day, so you have that to look forward to! Today, there's a dozen new releases, because you needed a dozen new games, didn't you. Nintendo's next big original Switch title is Mario Tennis Aces, and if you want to try out the online gameplay, Nintendo's running an online demo from June 1st to 3rd, with the demo available for download on May 24th. There will be a competitive bracket for the demo, with leaderboards up until can unlock Mario's overalls in full version of the game. ..

It's been about six months since Plague Inc [$0.99] contracted Mad Cow Disease, so it seems like it's about time to add another infectious disease to the game, don't ya think? Developer Ndemic Creations thinks so too, and they've just announced the next big update for the humanity-eradicating strategy game. This one goes by the name Mutation 16 aka The Royal Update. No, it has nothing to do with a certain wedding that's happening on Saturday, rather this is due to Plague Inc receiving a royal award from Her Majesty The Queen called The Queen’s Enterprise Award for Innovation. Hey, congrats! Virtually killing off all life on Earth is certainly innovative. Now, on to the actual content that will be in The Royal Update...

You may be familiar with falling-down roguelike games that have blocks or obstacles falling on your character and you have to survive as long as you can without getting hit. Well, Volcano Tower [Free] is one of those games in a platformer dressing. The game has a very Tiki type of theme with masks, angry-faced blocks and overall Pacific Islander-style aesthetics present. This makes the game stand out a bit from other offerings on mobile in terms of its looks. However, Volcano Tower doesn't have much going on besides that. It is a game that does have that addictive quality the first half hour or so you play it, but gets very repetitive afterwards. ..

Although indie developer Dark-1 calls their game a music-based rhythm title, in reality it is more of a hardcore maze-platformer hybrid with some rhythm thrown in for good measure. The music is really there to add to its intensity and challenge. Odium To the Core [$2.99] is challenging to say the least, and it may surprise some of you given how easy it is to control. This is one of the more intense and interesting games to hit the App Store recently. ..

'Steam Link' App Hands-On Preview - The iOS and Apple TV Killer App Doesn't Even Play Games from Apple's Ecosystem

Earlier this month we got news that Valve had plans to bring a Steam Link app to the Apple TV and iOS devices. Released back in November of 2015, Steam Link is a hardware device that allows you to stream games from your PC to your TV, played via the Steam Controller. Unsurprisingly, like most things Valve does, the Steam Link works pretty well. The problem is it's another set top box to buy, which (at least amongst my circle of gamer friends) led to fewer people than I would have expected actually picking one up because in this day and age between Apple TVs, Amazon Fire devices, Google Chromecast, and an array of consoles, needing one more HDMI port to plug something in is a tall ask. Meanwhile, tons of people have iPads, iPhones, and/or Apple TVs, so some sort of app-based implementation of Steam Link seems far more ideal- Particularly when compared to buying yet another piece of hardware to live in your home theater setup...

If you've been living under a rock, PUBG Mobile is a real thing and it is pretty damn awesome on iOS and Android. The team has been updating it with some great features and new content on a regular basis. Hot on the heels of the big 0.5.0 update, PUBG Mobile [Free] hits a big milestone on mobile. Tencent and PUBG Corp. have revealed that the game is now at 10 million daily active users worldwide. This does not include China as the release on iOS and Android is different in China. This milestone is less than 2 months after the game debuted worldwide...

'Guildlings,' the Next Game from the Creator of 'Threes!', Gets a Teaser Trailer

We've been covering Guildlings for a long time now. Over the last year or so, we've been getting small teases through newsletters and reveals for what exactly Guildlings is ahead of its launch. Sirvo's upcoming game is set to release this Summer on iOS and Android and today, we finally get a teaser trailer for it. The trailer shows off a small bit of what you actually do in the game ranging from some combat and dialogue. Watch the trailer below:..

Out Now: 'Super Hydorah', 'Homo Machina', 'Disney Heroes: Battle Mode', 'Zero/Sum', 'Idle Champions', 'Rev Heads Rally', 'Diggerman', 'Rotten Escape', 'Animal Super Squad', 'Bloki', 'Run or Die', 'Volcano Tower' and More

Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on the same day has diminished. Still, we've kept our weekly Wednesday night format as for years that's the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado please check out the full list of this week's new games below, and let us know in the comments section which games you'll be picking up!..

Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for May 16th! We've got word on a few new games coming to the Switch, including Tin Man's debut, Flashback coming to the US, and waifu bartending! But perhaps the biggest news today is the 50% sale on Wonder Boy. Which isn't to be confused with Monster Boy, which is getting an FDG-published spiritual sequel to the Wonder Boy series. Good luck trying to keep that all together. Plus, there's some good new releases this week. Let's dive in, shall we?..

If you're a fan of Marvel Strike Force [Free], you've undoubtedly noticed that it keeps things mostly within the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of character selection. That is to say that the heroes and villains are primarily inspired by the ones you see on TV and in movies and not as much by the comics. Still, the presence of Wolverine means they aren't limited to just Marvel Studios fare, and the arrival of Deadpool and Cable just in time for Deadpool 2 could kick down the doors for more just as assuredly as the Merc with a Mouth kicks down the fourth wall...

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