Pacific Rim is now free, so it costs nothing to save the world from rampaging kaiju, In other words, no more excuses.
Ask and ye shall sometimes receive. Jim Squires from Gamezebo suggested via Twitter that a crossover between The Banner Saga and Kingdom Rush Origins would be cool. It appears Ironhide Game Studio and Stoic Studio agreed.
Effective immediately, Kingdom Rush Origins players will be able to access a new secondary hero in the second level of the game’s latest update: Bolverk the Varl. Bolverk had a small role in The Banner Saga, but (we’ve been told) may see some more screen time in the game’s impending sequel.
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The extremely violent ragdoll physics simulator Happy Wheels is a huge hit on the App Store, and this is just the beginning.
If you were a huge fan of the browser version of Happy Wheels, you might have noticed that the iOS version is sorely lacking in content compared to its older sibling. Well don’t worry because according to a post by developer Jim Bonacci on the game’s official website TotalJerkface.com the stripped-down version of Happy Wheels that was released on iOS was totally intentional.
Scott Cawthon revealed what’s next for everyone’s favorite animatronic nightmare fest, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4.
According to Cawthon, some of the plans are more certain than others since he’s still working on the update as we speak. If you are one of those who’ve beaten Night 6, the update will add all kinds of fun stuff in your extras menu, including a challenge menu, a cheat menu, and a twist on a familiar minigame, which means that those who can beat the challenges will have access to a new set of stars to earn. The preceding additions are going to be released for certain.
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Is Final Fantasy VII for mobile worth your time and money? AppSpy breaks that question down with a very in-depth video review.
Hear ye, hear ye! Hearthstone’s Grand Tournament is now open!
The update is out now. Card packs can be purchased individually or in discounted bundles from the in-game Shop for gold or real-world currency. You can also win The Grand Tournament card packs as rewards in Arena Mode, or craft cards using Arcane Dust.
Via Pocket Gamer
Touch Arcade’s Shaun Musgrave is basically a walking JRPG encyclopedia. He’s given his thorough review treatment to Final Fantasy VII on iOS, and it’s just as fantastic and enlightening a read as you’d expect if you follow his work. You should read it from start to finish, but here’s an excerpt from the four-star review to get you started:
If you can take that all in stride, this is actually a perfectly serviceable version of Final Fantasy 7. The mini-games work well enough with the virtual controls, the loading times are greatly reduced as compared to the original PlayStation version, and all of the interesting new options from the Steam release of the game have been carried over. That means players who just want to zoom through and enjoy the story can press a button to max out every stat, flick off encounters, and cruise through. Similarly, expert players who want to make things a little spicier can now simply turn off encounters to keep their levels low rather than the tedious process of running away. For everyone in between, being able to flick encounters on and off is a small, but appreciated update. You’ll make it hard on yourself if you use it too much, but being able to double-back and check a different branch in a dungeon without getting slammed by meaningless encounters is pretty useful, as far as I’m concerned.
The idle clicker game Tap Quest is weirdly enjoyable (like disturbingly enjoyable). It’s also free. AND it’s getting a big update this week. From Touch Arcade:
Besides that new endless survival mode, version 2.0 introduces the “Fever” gameplay system, adds “The Conqueror” tier 10 equipment set, a Dragon relic, a “Starter Pack” IAP and lots more. The version 2.0 update is already in Apple’s approval queue, and if all goes well it should be out at some point this week. If you haven’t yet, be sure to read our review of Tap Quest, or if you’re a clicker fan or just curious about the genre, give it a download for free and check it out for yourself.
One of the most beloved and best-selling JRPGs of all time is now available on iOS, and 148Apps feels a bit on the conflicted side about it. From the 3.5-star review:
It’s still really cool to be able to play Final Fantasy VII on my phone, though. The inelegant interface doesn’t really get in the way of actually playing the game (just looking at it), and all the other mobile-centric tweaks (max stats, turning off encounters, cloud saves) feel right at home in a mobile port. There’s little reason to pick this version over the PC or even the PSN versions, but if you like the idea of reliving the 80+ hour epic on the go it’s not a bad choice.
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The fourth and penultimate episode of Telltale’s fine Tales from the Borderlands series of adventure games is out, and IGN found it to be the weakest installment yet (of a very good series). From the 6 out of 10 review:
The fantastic momentum that Telltale has built throughout the first three acts of Tales from the Borderlands grinds to a halt in Escape Plan Bravo. While I still adore this world and its fantastic characters, Episode 4 doesn’t capture the same intriguing story progression and amazing character development of its predecessors.
Do you like physics games? Do you enjoy ricocheting balls off of things in a Pong-like fashion in order to solve puzzles? If you answered yes to either of those questions, hurry to the App Store and grab Ricochet Theory, a game that lets you enjoy both of those pastimes. It normally sells for $1.99 (with no IAP), but it’s currently free.
Hitmen aren’t known for being lovers of rest and relaxation, so it’s no surprise to learn that Hitman Sniper recently received a substantial update.
What’s New in Version 1.3.1
What’s New in Version 1.3.1
– Added Everyplay integration: Record and share your best play sessions
– Introducing the Head of Security: He patrols and calls in reinforcements
– New rifle added: Aria – Gold (Unlocks all targets and Intel)
– Assassin Tier expanded to the 1000 best players
– Added Inverted aiming option
– Now allows for music playback in the game
– Metal integration and various performance improvements
– Will not connect to servers if connection is too weak
– Bug fixes and various improvements.
New information about the upcoming game Star Trek: Timeline reveals some key details about the title, including which characters are invited to the party (pretty much everyone).
The team behind the game emphasizes in every opportunity that it consists of great fans of the show, so they want to really bring the core principles and viewpoints of Star Trek into the game: optimism for the future, belief in progress and equality, and a love for exploration.
Supercell recently talked about the reasons why Clash of Clans has been enduringly popular over the past weeks and months. It also revealed “ClashCon,” a celebration of all things Clash of Clans that will be happening in October.
Supercell has also recently announced that in celebration of the game’s third birthday, the company will hold its first ever convention, ClashCon, that aims to unite players from all over the world. The Con will take place October 24, 2015 in Helsinki, Finland, Supercell’s base of operation. The company has promised that ClashCon will surprise Clash of Clans players but didn’t disclose any more about that.
A balanced bear is a happy bear. Alphabear is now a touch more even-handed thanks to some recent retooling.
What’s New in Version 01.06.01
So much good stuff in this update! Here are the biggest changes:
– We’ve done a major rebalance of the game. Difficulty increases per chapter should feel more even and rewards should feel more consistent.
– Bear naptimes are MUCH shorter.
– A couple dozen cute new bears spread across the chapters, to increase the variety of rewards (and because, well, why NOT add a bunch more cute bears?)
– Bear selection screen has been revamped to make it easier to browse your collection and select/unselect bears (pro-tip: you can now double tap a bear to select it quickly.)
– New “challenge missions” in each chapter, which are extra-hard, but always give rare rewards if you earn a gold egg!
Pokemon Shuffle, the free-to-play puzzle / battling game currently exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS, recently hit the Japanese App Store and Google Play. An English-language release probably isn’t far behind, pika.
This is not Nintendo’s entry in the world of mobile, however. The Pokemon Company isn’t fully owned by Nintendo and has made plenty of iOS apps already. Nintendo’s first mobile game with DeNA will be announced this year.
Via Pocket Gamer
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