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When I first played Exploding Kittens on mobile, I was quite happy with the way the physical had turned digital; the subtle additions of animation and sounds here and there really helped bring the game to life, making it even more fun to play than the original. Sushi Go! [$4.99] has followed a similar path in its journey from card to digital with the developer keeping the game's original card art but adding subtle animations that help make the game quite charming and make it feel more like a digital game than a straight port of a card game. Sushi Go! isn't perfect - there's limited interaction with other players (no emotes or anything like that), which detracts from the social aspect of a card game, and the iPad UI doesn't take advantage of the screen as well as it could. Despite these issues, Sushi Go! is a fun, quick card game that might also put a smile on your face every time you play it...

'Mafia 3: Rivals' Launching Alongside 'Mafia 3' on Console on October 7th

With Mafia 3 releasing on October 7th, 2K has seen fit to release a mobile tie-in game. And on that same day, you'll be able to check out Mafia 3: Rivals on iOS and Android. Developed by regular 2K mobile shop Cat Daddy, this is a bit different from other Mafia titles. Here, you'll be trying to rule New Bordeaux by recruiting crime bosses from Mafia 3, seizing property, collecting loot, and taking on rival gangs both computer and player controlled in RPG-style combat...




Marvel Pinball [$0.99] is about to get some of the most iconic female super heroes and super villains in a very fun new pack. I like the way Marvel Pinball has been expanding, and what an easy way for the developer to increase the game's revenue. Marvel's Women of Power pack is bringing two new tables and characters like Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen, and more. The A-Force table brings an alternate Soviet-dominated reality and features an interesting storyline involving the destruction of a Cosmic Cube. The table's Wizard Mode lets you control Black Widow and Madame Masque directly as you try and keep the Cosmic Cube balls alive...

'Zombie King' Gets New Rhyming Trailer

It's always a good sign when a game shows up and multiple people in TouchArcade Towers want to write about it. The perfidious Tasos Lazarides wrote up auto-runner Zombie King last week when it was first revealed, complete with an animated GIF. But lo, the villainous Carter Dotson is here to bring you the new trailer for the game, explaining a bit more about the game. Literally, there's a narrator explaining the concept in rhyme:..

'Harvest' Combines Auto-Running with Farming Sim, Coming in October

Farming sims are nothing new on mobile, but what I like is when a developer blends in some more action-oriented gameplay into the mix. Make you work for those virtual crops, you know? That's what solo developer William Mesilane of Studio Zero hopes to accomplish with his upcoming game Harvest. Originally born from a simple Flash game called Four Second Firestorm Mesilane worked on back in 2006, and then fleshed out in another Flash game called Harvest+ in 2008, Harvest has you running for your life from a combine harvester, collecting fruits and veggies along the way which you can then add to your farm and eventually sell for a profit. Farming ain't easy, and in this case, it's potentially life-threatening...

'Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders' Coming Sept. 29th

Very soon you'll have the chance to step into the shoes of the famous Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's portly, Belgian detective. Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders is based on one of Christie's most famous novels, and it has received good reviews on other platforms. Now, we are getting the game on mobile, and I'm excited since Agatha Christie was one of my favorite authors growing up. The game starts with Poirot receiving a mysterious letter from someone who goes by the name A.B.C.. In the letter, A.B.C. announces a murder while challenging Poirot's abilities, something that the very, very arrogant detective is sure to get offended by...

'Fangold: The Eventful Adventures of Land of Britain' is a Card Battling Game that Features an Open World to Explore

Card battling games are all over the place in the App Store, but a card battler that also features an open world to explore? That's something I haven't seen yet, and it's what Potato Killer Studios is promising with their upcoming game Fangold: The Eventful Adventures of Land of Britain. The game was announced all the way back in May of last year, but this week the developers have released the first official gameplay trailer showing the game in action. In addition to building up decks and battling players in PvP and PvE, you can also roam the land to take on quests from characters in the world, gather up items for crafting, and deck out your very own Inn with awards and furniture. Check out the trailer for Fangold...

It was good while it lasted, wasn't it? After many weeks holding the Top Grossing spot of the US App Store, Pokemon GO [Free] has lost its throne. Pokemon GO sat on that iron throne for 74 days, below the record holder Clash of Clans (374 days) and Candy Crush Saga (109 days). Still, that's a more than respectable (and profitable) run for the game and one that I'm sure Niantic is pretty happy about. Who dethroned the king? That would be Supercell's Clash Royale [Free]. The main reason behind Clash Royale's coup is its latest content update that has muted emotes (a sore spot for many players) and, more importantly, added new chests and new cards, also known as new ways for players to spend money on the game...

Last month, a new game from Night School Studio and Telltale Games called Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.ipa [$2.99] (or simply Exfiltration for sanity's sake) made a big splash when it hit the App Store. Designed as a companion experience to the first season of the award-winning Mr. Robot TV series, Exfiltration put you in the role of a hapless citizen who happens to find a smartphone on the sidewalk and, upon opening and investigating the phone, gets sucked into a crazy hacker plot. The game plays out entirely through a faux text messaging application interface as you discover new information and plot your way through by communicating with all sorts of people, some who are actual characters from the show. ..

I know that today you were probably wishing for more RNG in your Hearthstone [Free]. Well, never say that Blizzard isn't listening since this week's Tavern Brawl is Randomonium, one of those Brawls we've had multiple times in the past. Is that a bad thing? In this case no because I do enjoy this one despite (or maybe because of?) its craziness. So, in Randomonium you pick a class, get a random deck, and then play a game where card cost is random every single turn. So, as you can imagine, you don't know what you're getting next and you don't know how much it will cost the next turn. This brawl is not about good strategies but more about trying to make the most of each turn and, primarily, having fun with all the crazy RNG that's bound to happen...

Frogmind, the developers of the BADLAND [$2.99] games, have announced that they have sold 51% of their company to Supercell, developers of [Free], though I'm sure you knew that. While Frogmind's only major games are the two BADLAND titles, they've also been working on some free-to-play prototypes with Frogmind CEO Johannes Vuorinen: "We...started exploring the Free to Play model [after the first BADLAND]. We felt there was so much room for value and innovation there. And the direction where the market was headed was pretty clear. We started prototyping F2P game concepts parallel to working on BADLAND 2 [$3.99]."..

One Man Left's 'Space Food Truck' Finally Hitting Mobile in October

Oh, how One Man Left had forsaken us for the greener pastures of Steam with Space Food Truck. But much like the prodigal son, the Tilt to Live 2 [$2.99] developers are returning home with Space Food Truck, which will be coming soon to iPad and Android tablets. Yes, only tablets – One Man Left tried to get their "co-op card adventure" working on tiny screens, but it just wasn't working well...

Upcoming 'Drifty Chase' Simplifies Drifting to One Tap

When you think of drifting in video games, you're probably imagining precise feathering of whatever button controls the gas, hitting the button that pulls the hand brake, then delicately wiggling an analog stick to gingerly slide around the corner. What if you could simplify all that into one tap? Well, that's exactly the magic of the latest verby verb to be released, Drifty Chase. Check out the video:..

Happy International Banana Festival, everyone! (Keep in mind, today is not to be confused with National Banana Day, which is apparently a totally different holiday.) I guess bananas are good enough to occupy more than one day on the made up holiday calendar, which, well, seems alright to me I guess. A bunch of iOS developers are joining in on the International Banana Festival celebrations. This list should get a few additions throughout the day as well, since we're expecting Sorcery 4 and a bunch of other games which likely aren't Jade Empire to be randomly popping up on iTunes at some point very soon...

Get excited guys because the big Teeny Titans [$3.99] update is coming this Thursday. As we talked about a few weeks back, this update is bringing a challenge mode to the game, called Justice League Recruitment Center, that will challenge even players with maxed out figures. When you win in the challenge mode, you'll get Justice points that let you rank up within the Justice League but also unique figures that can't be earned anywhere else in the game. And the challenge mode has an additional twist in the form of randomly generated teams and crazy gameplay twists that should add plenty of replayability to the already-great game and give us plenty more to do...

After a bit of a delay, the first episode of Batman: The Telltale Series [$4.99] is now available on iOS. The game was delayed on mobile after releasing on console and PC, and there was no word just exactly when the game would finally release on mobile. With episode 2 actually out this week, it seemed odd that the mobile version still hadn't hit, but surprise! The first episode is out now, though the Android version hasn't shown up yet, and the second episode is "coming soon."..

Fast-Paced Pizza Delivery Platformer 'Ninja Pizza Girl' is Getting Close to Release on iOS

Ninja Pizza Girl is an upcoming platformer from Disparity Games, a family development studio comprised of a husband, wife, and their four daughters. The game has launched on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam, and is heading for release on iOS and Android. You may recall we checked out an early version of the game running on an iPad back at GDC in March, and really liked what we saw. Well, according to the developer's Twitter account, the iOS version is close to completion and currently they're working with Apple to decide the best time to launch the game in the App Store. Which means, hopefully soon! Check out the launch trailer for Ninja Pizza Girl...

Turn-Based RPG 'War of Crown' Is Having an Android Beta Soon

If you are an Android user, you're in luck because War of Crown, Gamevil's and Asone Games' upcoming turn-based strategy RPG, is going to have a closed beta only for Android users from September 28th to October 2nd. The pre-registration period for the beta runs until Sept. 27th, so you still have a week to try and get into the beta. Keep in mind that only players from the US, Korea, and Japan can join. If you manage to get into the beta, you'll get $50 worth of in-game currency that you can use once the game launches globally. Not a bad deal at all...

Card Game 'VEmpire' Coming Along Well, and You Can Play it Online

It's been quite some time since we last talked about VEmpire: The Kings of Darkness, an upcoming deckbuilding game, but the good news is that the game has come a long way since our last story. If you haven't heard of VEmpire before, it's an ambitious deckbuilding card game that is set not in a fantasy or sci-fi world but in what is an interesting take on the historical Habsburg dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire. And I say interesting take because the game is about the Habsburgs coming back as vampires, so as far as I know, not historical...

The Sci-Fi 'Battleship Lonewolf' Is Looking for Beta Testers

I like cool-looking spaceships; maybe it's all that exposure to X-Wings when I was young or that one time I was abducted by aliens. Nevertheless, when I saw Battleship Lonewolf, a sci-fi action strategy game, in our forums, I have to say I liked the way those spaceships looked. Moving beyond the looks, this upcoming game has you commanding a space battleship in tactical battles. In order to survive and further explore the depths of space, you'll have to figure out how to balance your spaceships attack, defense, speed, and so on, all the while upgrading your systems in an effort to overcome the many enemies...

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