It was perhaps a slower-than-normal review week in the world of iOS, but there were definitely a couple of real gems. Here’s the top scoring games of the reviews published this week, in case you missed any of them in the flurry of other news posts and videos in the last seven days:
Auro: Monster Bumping, $1.99 [Review] – The first half of 2014 was pretty packed with roguelikes, with games like Wayward Souls ($7.99), Cardinal Quest 2 (Free), and Hoplite ($2.99) all taking their respective stab at the venerable sub-genre. This year has been a little more quiet on that front, with only a few offerings of any note at all. The best of this year’s bunch until now has been Lamp And Vamp ($1.99) which, while very fun, was riffing pretty closely on Hoplite. Well, mark it on your calendars, friends, because I think we’ve got our first fresh hit of 2015 in the genre with Auro ($1.99), the latest game from the developers behind 100 Rogues ($2.99). This one’s been cooking at Dinofarm Games for quite a long time now, but I think it’s certainly worth the wait.
Alto's Adventure, $4.99 [Review] – Ever since we caught wind of the teaser back in September of last year, Alto’s Adventure ($4.99) has been an intriguing title. The biggest question I had was whether the game’s highly stylistic art style would be able to counterbalance a gameplay system that is essentially standard endless snowboarding fare. For me, I think the excellent visual style and soundtrack make for an experience that’s worth experiencing the otherwise basic endless gameplay.
Additionally, we reviewed a few other games this week. As always, you can dig into all of our reviews by clicking here. Alternatively, you can hit up specific scores by using these links: