To celebrate the game’s first birthday, our good friends at Crescent Moon have made the lovable Gameboy-style action platformer 2-Bit Cowboy free to download. If you haven’t given this game a shot yet, now’s the time. Grab it here.
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The month of April has come to an end, so it’s time to tally up the releases. Here are Gamezebo’s 7 best iOS and Android games of the month. You can read the full article here, with links to reviews and everything.
- Spirit Lords
- Tiny Guardians
- Broken Age: Act 2
- Does Not Commute
- Implosion – Never Lose Hope
You read that right: The MOBA Vainglory will soon be an official esport. It’s almost like mobile gaming is becoming a legitimate thing (a drum we’ve been beating since the dawn of the App Store). From VentureBeat:
Developer Super EvilMegacorp has announced a partnership with e-sports organization ESL for the Vainglory Cup Series. Together, the two companies will put together a tournament for Vainglory (read our review), the multiplayer online arena battler for touchscreen devices, that starts May 13 in Europe. The finals take place June 14, and the winning team till get a cash prize as well as Shield tablets from Nvidia. This is Vainglory’s first official e-sports event, and it will go a long way toward proving that competitive gaming, which is expected to generate more than $450 million in revenue by 2017, is viable on tablets and smartphones.
From time to time, publisher G5 makes a full game from its vast library free for a limited time. Right now that honor goes to Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings. It’s a mystery/hidden object game that may not be totally distinct from many other G5 games, but sometimes familiarity is just what you’re looking for. Download the iPhone version here and/or the iPad version here.
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By all accounts Microgue is a winner of a bite-sized roguelike. 148Apps has chimed in with a glowing review of its own, saying:
The great thing about Microgue is that each playthrough is different as a result of randomized levels, though players improve their ability to make progress by learning how to manipulate enemies and the environment to their advantage. This makes Microgue satisfying as a result of learning rather than a game about accumulating experience or gear.
This flick-based basketball game has you and an opponent flinging as many basketballs into the same hoop as you can within a set amount of time. The player with the most points wins. From Pocket Gamer’s 6 out of 10 review:
Basketball Showdown 2015 is fun and handsome, but at heart it’s no different to any number of Flick Kick-a-likes that have flooded the App Store.
Art lovers have built a museum in a forest, and one of the forest’s citizens is not happy about the intrusion. In this game, you play as a bear who’s main goal is to thrash his way through the rooms of a museum, destroying all of the artwork he can along the way. From Gamezebo’s review:
These few cracks don’t affect the canvas as a whole, though. Bears vs. Art is a charming, polished, and lovable addition to Halfbrick’s oeuvre. If hung in a gallery, it would definitely be worthy of slamming with your body and tearing into beautiful bear confetti.
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has just had its price cut in half. It’s currently selling for $4.99 instead of $9.99, so if you’re in the market for a classic computer RPG, now’s the time to bite.
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148Apps has leveled its reviewing gaze at Spy_Watch, a spy game that’s made to be played primarily on the Apple watch, but that also works on just an iPhone. The reviewer didn’t have a watch, but found it to be a very hands-off game, at least on iPhone. From the review:
The idea of not having much to do gameplay-wise was a concern when I first started up Spy_Watch, but I honestly don’t mind it now. It took all of a day before I started to imagine what my agent was going through while out on a mission, and not having to constantly check in has been rather nice. Being able to answer the agent’s questions by swiping the notifications to the left and tapping my choice is also great since it saves me the time of having to open the app.
Hakuoki is a visual novel that costs a whopping $28 (you can buy chapters individually from the free version, or pony up the full price for the whole thing here). The question is, is it any good? Touch Arcade says yes. From their 4 out of 5 star review:
Romance is a lot more subtle in Eastern cultures than it is in Western culture, and with most of these games originating from Japan, it’s no surprise to see that reflected in these games regardless of the setting. Hakuoki is no different, and its Edo-era setting only reinforces those conservative cultural values. You play as a young woman named Chizuru Yukimura who has come to Kyoto in search of her missing father. You almost immediately get into some serious trouble that ends up with your falling in with the Shinsengumi, an elite group ostensibly dedicated to keeping the peace in Kyoto on behalf of the Shogun. Those who are up on their Japanese history know this was a real group, and Hakuokiuses the names and loose personalities of the real leaders for its main cast.
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If you enjoy dungeon crawlers and Pipe Mania in equal measure, then Dungeons of Madness is the game for you. In this crazily difficult adventure, your hero moves automatically, and it’s up to you to map out his path before he does something stupid. Pocket Gamer mostly enjoyed the challenge in their 6 out of 10 review.
Dungeon of Madness is a neat idea, but it needs to declog its pipes of frustrating elements.
If you’re getting yourself pumped up to see the sure-to-be-a-blockbuster summer movie Jurassic World, you’re probably playing the iOS game. As luck would have it, Pocket Gamer has some tips and tricks to get you started. From their guide:
Don’t worry about placement when you first start building. You’ll have so little room until you can afford an expansion that you’ll just want to fit everything in as tightly as possible. You can always move it later.
Make sure you evenly level up at least one carnivore, herbivore, pterosaur, and amphibian to be competitive in battle.
Swordigo is an excellent side-scrolling hack and slash game. It’s colorful, it’s fun, and it has a fantastic feeling of progression. Just read our review if you’re not convinced. It’s currently free, so be sure to download it if you haven’t yet.
If your reflexes are finely tuned enough to have gotten you through all of the levels in Mr Jump, you’re in luck: 12 new excruciating, exacting levels have been added to the game for free. From Gamezebo:
Players can experience the new set of levels by selecting “World B” from the start menu. The first new stage introduces a jetpack that controls just like Jetpack Joyride. What you’ll find in the other 11, I couldn’t begin to guess. After 50 attempts at World B Stage 1, I’m still at 39% completion.
Jurassic World mixes park building with dino-on-dino combat. If that’s the kind of thing you’re after you’ll definitely want to give it a look. From 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review:
Much has been streamlined this time around. You still have to hatch dinosaurs and clear away the overgrown portions of Isla Nublar, but you won’t also have to spend time and resources removing rocks and other debris after you’ve already cleared an area. You also don’t have to worry about juggling two separate types of food for your critters – this time there’s just one food source that covers both herbivores and carnivores (this is a lot more awesome than it sounds).
The third part of a trilogy of roguelikes, Arcane Tower sports retro appeal and challenge, but not too much else. Depending on what you’re looking for in a roguelike, that might be enough. From Pocket Gamer’s 7 out of 10 review:
As a result, Arcane Tower is the best game in this punishing trilogy. It still lacks the fizz, pop, and impeccably condensed tactical scope of something like Hoplite or Lamp and Vamp, but it’s a tight and challenging addition to the roguelike genre nonetheless.
While he might not be the world’s biggest sportsball fan, that didn’t stop YouTuber Lonnie from stepping up to the plate and trying out R.B.I. Baseball 15, the latest from the good old MLB. The results are not, shall we say, pretty. Check it out.
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