Posts byChris Reed
How to Unlock Pac-Man Characters in Crossy Road
Pac-Man characters have come to Crossy Road, but figuring out how to unlock them all takes a little doing. Never fear, because Gamezebo is here to show you the one true path. From the article:
Hipster Whale has been ridiculously generous to mobile players this month, adding six new characters to Crossy Road last week, releasing their new endless insta-hit Pac-Man 256, and now giving us another six characters less than one week later. The latest set of unlockables is entirely Pac-Man related and includes four secret characters that have proven to be some of the most mysterious in Crossy Road history. We’ve collected these characters—thanks to some amazing detective work from helpful Crossy Road fans—and wanted to share the ghostly wealth with anyone else having trouble tracking them down.
Posted August 25, 2015 via Gamezebo
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Review: "extremely faithful port"
Designing roller coasters is an underrated pastime, at least for fans of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. 148Apps is a fan of the latest iOS port, more or less. From the 3.5 star review:
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a near-identical port of the original from 2004, with the good and bad that comes along with being that faithful. On one hand it’s an on-the-go version of what’s probably the best game in theseries; on the other, the relative lack of updated controls or design in any form can make it feel clunky and slow. Fans looking to recapture the magic of the PC titles will likely be able to look past theseissues, but folks coming to the series for the first time or looking for a game with more modern sensibilities would probably be better off steering clear.
Posted August 25, 2015 via 148Apps
Metal Gear Solid V to Get a Day-One Companion App
Konami announced today that it will release a companion app for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain the same day the game releases, September 1. What will it do? Here’s Pocket Gamer:
The map connects to Snake’s iDroid (the best of both worlds!)l and can show the in-game map on your phone or tablet. You’ll see more of the map on your device than you can in game.
The app also lets you to listen to all records and music that you obtain as you progress through the game. The app will work with PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, meaning Xbox 360 and PC fans are a bit boned.
Posted August 25, 2015 via Pocket Gamer
A Level Editor is Coming to Badland
If you’ve ever found yourself playing Badland and thought to yourself, “I could totally make these levels,” then you’re in luck, because an editor is coming to the game. And the beta starts today. From Touch Arcade:
Frogmind says the level editor is actually a polished-up version of the same one they used to create official levels for the game, so essentially everything in Badland was built using the same editor, which means the possibilities should be pretty endless. In order to publish a created level you’ll need to be able to beat it, and you’ll be able to browse through, play and rate other peoples’ creations as well. User-created levels can be sorted by rating, difficulty, and length and each week Frogmind will pick one special level to be added to a new “Eternal Day” that will be available on the main menu for all to access.
Posted August 25, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Watch Pokemon Shuffle in Action
Nintendo just can’t stop mixing its special sauce with mobile (well, technically, Pokemon is run by The Pokemon Company, but whatever). The free-to-play 3DS game is heading to mobile (it’s already out in Japan), and Lonnie has taken the upcoming game for a spin. Watch it above.
Posted August 25, 2015 via YouTube
The Only Final Fantasy VII Review You Need to Read
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.
Posted August 24, 2015 via Touch Arcade
A Big Tap Quest Update Lands This Week
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.
Posted August 24, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Hey Cool, a Gross Eye Surgery Game
Apple has no problem banning games of a sexual nature from the App Store, but horrifying surgery games? Bring ’em on! Lonnie gets to slicing up lenses and irises in his latest and most disturbing video yet. Check it out above.
Posted August 24, 2015 via YouTube