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The Questkeeper Review: A Very Crossy Road RPG

When Crossy Road launched, it was exactly the free-to-play game the world needed at the time. Countless imitators have cropped up since, but very few have added anything of value to the formula. Enter The Questkeeper. This game introduces a number of ideas, including RPG elements, and creates something fresh. From Touch Arcade’s 4.5 out of 5 star review:

There’s always something to do in The Quest Keeper. The endless levels are fun because it’s tough to do well in them, but they’re always rewarding to play. And with the 500 m bonus, doing well gives you some extra goodies, either some extra coins or the occasional item or quest unlock. Doing well feels satisfying just because the threat of death is ever-persistent, you’re rarely ever safe from a ill-placed gap or spike trap. Every high score feels like you accomplished something. And because there’s the fixed quests to do, you can find something new to do.

Via Touch Arcade

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Corridor Z Review: Endless Runners Aren’t Dead Yet

If you thought all the blood had been sucked out of the endless runner genre, you might want to take a look at Corridor Z, a free-to-play game about running down hallways to escape zombies. From Touch Arcade’s 4 out of 5 star review:

The one thing I give developer Mass Creation huge props for with Corridor Z is that it attempts to insert a backstory and context into the simple premise of running endlessly. Sure, Temple Run had the “plot” of you running from cave monsters after stealing a rare jewel, but Corridor Z actually boots up with a cutscene explaining the mysterious viral outbreak that has taken place in the local high school, the game’s setting. Collectible journal entries are scattered throughout the game as well which bring about the story of a character named Jill, though each entry’s attempt at humor will either float your boat or not. I felt they tried too hard at times.

Via Touch Arcade

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Implosion Review: A Great Action Game Built for the Touchscreen

The best iOS games are built to work great on a touchscreen device. That’s exactly what Implosion is. It’s a hack-‘n-slash action game that was obviously made from the ground up for the platform. According to Pocket Gamer’s glowing 9 out of 10 review:

It’s a big, brash action game that fits pretty much perfectly in the palm of your hand. And while you’re slashing and blasting your way through its army of mutants and monsters, you won’t be able to stop smiling.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Naught Reawakening Review: Grueling but Fun

In Naught Reawakening, you don’t control the main character. Instead, you control the environment by rotating it around the black cat-like main character. It works pretty well, but it isn’t easy. Check out 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review.

The world of Naught Reawakening is dark and dangerous, which isn’t surprising given its Limbo-inspired silhouette-based graphics. Enemies patrol the corridors, and even the foliage will give you a nasty shock if you’re not paying attention. Thankfully Naught Reawakening has plenty of checkpoints scattered through each level, though using them requires you to spend “seeds” that you pick up as you play. In other words, there’s no free ride here. You have to scratch and claw for your victories.

Via 148Apps

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Lonnie Plays Skatelander

Crossy Road meets skateboarding in this upcoming endless skater. It’s a boxy game of lanes and obstacles as you skate down the road, performing tricks along the way. There’s no denying the Crossy Road resemblance, but there’s a lot more going on here onscreen. Lonnie gives it a test run in the video above.

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Dungeon Hero RPG Review: Retro Mediocrity

If you grew up on old-school first-person dungeon crawlers, you’ll probably want to check out Dungeon Hero RPG, a free-to-play game that brings gaming’s past to its present. It’s a monotonous adventure and the controls could use work, but it has some redeeming qualities. Read Pocket Gamer’s full 6 out of 10 review here.

Dungeon Hero RPG‘s control problems can be surmounted with practice, leaving behind an average but enjoyable dungeon-crawling experience. It’s worth your while if you’ve been wanting to spend time around some creatures that like to hang out in dank corners.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Out There: Ω Edition Coming Soon as Free Update

As you may or may not know, Out There is my jam. It’s a spaceship roguelike-ish adventure game where you’re trying to get from the middle of outer space back home on limited resources. An enhanced version of the game has just launched on Steam. According to Touch Arcade, the developer is finalizing the mobile version of the Ω upgrade, which will be a free update to owners of the standard version. Brace yourselves, space-farers.

“We’re in the process of finalizing the mobile version,” developer Michaël Peiffert told me over e-mail when asked about the iOS version. “I can’t give you a precise date right now, but we hope it’ll come out in a month or two.”

… The upgraded version of Out There [$3.99] includes 50 new narrative events, new types of solar systems, an extra ending, an expanded soundtrack, and a new coat of high-definition paint.

Via Touch Arcade

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People are Doing Crazy Things in Hearthstone

French streamer and Hearthstone player Mamytwink claims to be breaking all kinds of Hearthstone records lately. First he apparently set the record for the longest single turn, and now he claims to have set the record for most cards drawn and most fatigue damage in a turn. From Touch Arcade:

For the uninitiated, here’s a simple breakdown: Hearthstone decks have 30 cards in them, and you take 1 point of damage each time you overdraw (this is called “fatigue”). The effect is a cumulative penalty for running out of cards. You take one point of damage the first time you overdraw, two points the second time, and so on.

The losing player in Henn’s experiment overdrew 14,745 times, and some quick, back-of-the-napkin summation reveals that he took a total of 108,714,885 points of fatigue damage. The turn took 24 hours to complete and finished up earlier this morning.

Via Touch Arcade

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Lonnie Plays Wrassling

If you’re into the whole Atari 2600 aesthetic and enjoy silly things, you’ll definitely want to keep Wrassling on your radar. The game doesn’t come out until next week (April 16 to be exact), but you can watch Lonnie play it right now.

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Sorcery! 3 Launching April 23

If you’re a fan of good games, you’ll want to mark your calendar for April 23, because that’s when the next installment of the beloved game/book Sorcery! series hits iOS. It had previously been planned to release the week before, but sometimes delays happen. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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DomiNations Review: Compellingly Strategic

DomiNations is a city-building game that combines ideas from a number of other city-building and world-domination games to create something that’s totally decent. It’s a free game, and you can read 148Apps’ 4 out of 5 star review here.

It’s not perfect as it still requires you to keep an eye on those premium currencies and slows you down a bit with timers, but DomiNations is easily one of the best examples of the genre. You’ll find yourself itching to progress, enjoying forming alliances with others, and seeing your civilization flourish.

Via 148Apps

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Mortal Kombat X Review: Pretty but Boring

Pocket Gamer has taken Mortal Kombat X for a spin and has found it to be a decent fighter that lacks a certain je ne sais quoi. You can read the full 6 out of 10 review here.

Mortal Kombat X is a little too brainless for its own good. There isn’t even the slightest hint of strategy, and while the energy system isn’t too egregious, the whole thing is a slog of the grandest proportions.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Mortal Kombat X is Out Now on iOS (More or Less)

The folks at Touch Arcade have discovered that the mobile version of Mortal Kombat X is out now on iOS, a week ahead of its console counterpart. You can grab it right here for free, but you may have trouble downloading it.

Via Touch Arcade

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Toca Kitchen 2 Review: Fun AND Educational

In this open-ended cooking sim, you drag in ingredients and choose how to cook them. You can combine the food into delicious recipes, or make your character eat any awful concoction you can come up with. From 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review:

You can choose to feed your character something really tasty, but a lot of the fun comes in seeing their reactions when you give them something unpleasant, such as a watermelon covered in ketchup. Toca Kitchen 2 keeps it light in that way, always giving kids something new to spark their imagination.

Via 148Apps

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Lonnie Plays Countryballs: The Quest for Clay

If you like your auto-runners to look like they were made in MS Paint, have I got a game for you. The prolific iOS gamer Lonnie has taken Countryballs: The Quest for Clay for a spin alongside his trademark running commentary. (He’s only really playing it because the developer put his head in it). But it’s still fun to watch, so check it out.

Via YouTube

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An ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Table is Heading to Zen Pinball

The final trailer for what could be this summer’s hottest movie has just hit the web, which makes it the perfect time for the makers of Zen Pinball have announce that the game is getting a new table based on Avengers: Age of Ultron on April 21. From Pocket Gamer:

Just last week we had the announcement of a Star Wars Rebel table for the pinball game series. And now this week comes the news of anAvengers: Age of Ultron table.

That’s on top of The Walking Dead table, the South Park table, and all the other Marvel pinball tables that the series has got recently.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Rock On Review: Rock Solid

With music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band gearing up for a comeback, you might find yourself in the mood to bring some rock ‘n roll to your mobile gaming. If so, Rock On just might be your cup of tea. From Jennifer Allen’s 4 out of 5 star review on 148Apps:

Working your way through the game level by level, the idea behind Rock On is simple – guess the song and guess it quickly. Early levels are a simple matter of guessing 5 out of 10 songs correctly. As you progress though, there’s a need to guess 6 songs in a row correctly, or to guess quickly for the sake of points and a steadily decreasing timer bar. The concept remains the same though, as it’s all testing your musical knowledge. Sometimes you need to know the artist, other times the song.

 

Via 148Apps

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The Top 5 Star Wars Games on iOS

Because Disney announced this morning that the Star Wars movies are finally coming to digital stores, Touch Arcade thought it would be a good time to round up the 5 best Star Wars games on the App Store. Here’s the list, with details and App Store links available in the full article.

  • Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars Pinball 3
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Star Wars: Commander

Via Touch Arcade

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Lonnie Plays Kid Tripp

Kid Tripp is a fun li’l auto-runner that’s super challenging and kind of like Adventure Island (which only people over the age of 30 will probably remember). YouTuber Lonnie takes it through its paces and ends up liking it. Watch the video here.

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The “quirky adventure RPG” Lili is has just dropped to $0.99 from $2.99, so if you enjoy excellent graphics and games that don’t put up too much of a challenge, it’s easily worth a dollar. Read our review, and download it here if it sounds like your kind of thing.

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A Day in the Woods Review: A Fun, Simple Puzzler

Everyone knows the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. In this puzzle game, you swap hex tiles to deliver the fairy tale heroine to grandma’s house. 148Apps’s Rob Rich enjoyed the game quite a bit, scoring it 4 out of 5 stars in his review.

It’s very much a tile-swapping game with rules that get a little more fleshed-out as you progress. At first you just have to move her to the front door. Then you need to detour and collect all the flowers on your way. After that you’re introduced to berries, which aren’t essential to complete a level but are needed if you want to earn three stars (you’ll also need to finish at or beneath the maximum turn limit). Bears eventually show up to further complicate things, then fire gets thrown into the mix to mess with you even more because bears are afraid of fire and won’t go near it. And so on.

Via 148Apps

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