Mobile platforms are in a tricky position when it comes to gaming. We rock some incredibly powerful little devices in our pockets, and as gamers we naturally want “console-like" games for them. The problem is that the actual experience of gaming is drastically different between consoles/PCs and smartphones/tablets, which is why smaller arcade-style games typically do better than deeper, more complex “console-like" games. One game which comes to mind as a great example of striking the perfect balance between a big, impressive gaming experience but fitting into the mobile gaming style is Rayark’s Implosion – Never Lose Hope ($1.99).
Launching this past April, Implosion took the character action genre that’s been a mainstay on consoles and adapted it into a much more mobile-friendly package with a combat system that was simplistic enough to work well with virtual controls but still deep enough to be strategic and satisfying. Its campaign structure was also conducive to shorter play sessions which worked well when gaming on the go, but the story and action weren’t any less satisfying because of it. It really is one of the best games on iOS, and to celebrate Rayark’s 4th anniversary as a company they’ve put Implosion on sale for $4.99 from today until September 27th.
Implosion has only been on sale once before, back in July, and is easily worth its normal $9.99 asking price so it’s something of a steal for half that price. In addition to being on sale, Implosion also just received a huge update that adds in new VR challenge missions with leaderboard integration, a Boss Rush mode, and new elite XADAs. Implosion really clicked with our own Shaun Musgrave and he had no problem giving it 5 stars in his review from April, so if you dig these kinds of hack ‘n slash action games and want one that’s perfect for taking with you on the go, the newly updated and currently on sale Implosion should fit the bill.