Posts byNadia Oxford

Previews via Siliconera:

More Details on How Battle Works in Mevius Final Fantasy

There’s still a lot we don’t know about Square-Enix’s upcoming smartphone RPG, Mevius Final Fantasy. It’s supposed to hit mobile (in Japan) this spring, and apparently elements and “ability cards” will play into its battle system quite heavily.

When attacking enemies in Mevius Final Fantasy, you’ll gain “Elements,” which are then used to activate abilities. Abilities have their own types and number of required elements to use. Additionally, there are Ability Cards you can use when requirements are met.

Via Siliconera

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Hands-On Preview of Paradise Bay, King’s Next Game

Though King is best-known for match-three puzzle games that revolve around crushing candy, the studio is looking to change things up a little with its next game, Paradise Bay. Gamezebo has a hands-on preview of this island building / trading title, which recently soft-launched on the Canadian App Store.

[T]he experience feels a lot like Zynga’s CastleVille Legends. You’ll collect resources to build other resources and items that you’ll then trade with the locals, merchants, neighboring islands and, according to the game’s iTunes description, friends (though I haven’t personally unlocked that feature yet.)

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Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities Story Trailer Now Available

Psychoz Interactive’s highly anticipated survival horror game Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities is coming to iOS (and other platforms) on April 23. The extended story trailer is perfectly creepy and exhibits some pretty great-looking graphics for the iOS version of the game.

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Interesting via 148Apps:

Interview with Fast & Furious: Legacy’s Creative Director Talks Cool Features, Cooler Cars

Enjoying the mobile game inspired by the Fast & Furious series? Looking forward to Furious 7? You’ll want to check out 148Apps’ interview with Cuz Parry, the Creative Director for Fast & Furious: Legacy.

Aside from the amazingly detailed hero cars, iconic characters, and beautifully rendered locations from the movies, I’m thinking our new Street, Getaway, and Takedown modes will get fans revving their engines. These modes ramp up the action just like the movies find a way to ramp up the action with each new installment in the franchise.

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Previews via AppSpy:

Hands-On Impressions of Helios Warp

Helios Warp is a “tube racer” that utilizes vector-based neon graphics. It’s pretty hypnotic to watch, as this hands-on video preview demonstrates.

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News via Pocket Gamer:

Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary Gets Premium Edition

Love Boulder Dash? Hate in-app purchases? TapStar Interactive has released a premium version of the game that offers up all its content for a one-time purchase of $6.99 USD. No fuss, no muss.

As you’d expect, there are no ads, microtransactions, or consumable items in this premium version. You unlock the eight other characters by putting in the time, skill, and effort.

Via Pocket Gamer

Previews via Touch Arcade:

Get Revenge on “Mario” With Kill the Plumber

Mario’s been outwitting his enemies for decades, but to be fair, Bowser’s minions are as dumb as bricks. Kill the Plumber is a mobile action game that lets players attempt to turn the tables and stomp Mario as a bad guy. Of course, no licensed Nintendo characters appear in the game; there’s only copyright-friendly replacements.

Kill the Plumber should be out sometime later this year.

Via Touch Arcade

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

Footage of Fan Created Super Mario 64 Running on an iPhone 6

Despite Nintendo’s announcement about is foray into mobile game development, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see the action classic Super Mario 64 on smartphones. That’s where the fans come in. One skilled programmer, Erik Roystan Ross, rendered a version of the first stage of Super Mario 64 in Unity for play on iPhone 6. Touch Arcade went hands-on with the demo.

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Updates via Pocket Tactics:

BattleLore: Command Receives Multiplayer Options and New Campaign in Update

Battlelore: Command is an excellent board game port that was lacking just one feature upon its release: Online multiplayer. Fantasy Flight Games has since rectified that oversight with cross-platform online play. But that’s not all version 1.2 offers.

The first expansion, The Locust, is also available. The expansion adds several new multiplayer maps as well as 4 new units for the battlefield. The Locust expansion is available as a $3 IAP.

Via Pocket Tactics

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Free Apps of the Day, March 27 2015: Chillaxian, Relax Rain, and More

Need to unwind before the weekend? Today’s list of free apps from Apple N’ Apps contains some items that should help you, in a word, chill. Up for grabs is Chillaxian (an arcade shooter), Oquonie (a puzzle game), Relax Rain (a relaxation utility), and SKEW (a photo-editing app).

Via AppleNApps