Posts byNadia Oxford

Reviews via AppSpy:

Stormblades Review: A Casual Infinity Blade

AppSpy’s review of Kiloo’s hack-and-slash adventure pegs it as a more casual take on the Infinity Blade franchise. There’s fewer things to collect, less ways to gear up, and you’ll ultimately hit the inevitable grind-or-pay wall that accompanies many free-to-play titles, but you’ll have a good time for an hour or so.

Via AppSpy

How-Tos via 148Apps:

Hints and Tips for Compass Point: West

Compass Point: West is a town building / card-collecting / action game that understandably gets pretty busy at times. If you’re having trouble holding onto your claim, 148Apps has a strategy guide that should help you bring some semblance of order to the Old West.

Via 148Apps

Updates

Taichi Panda Gets Big Update that Includes New Character Class

Pandas tend to take things easy in the wild, but Snail Games’ Taichi Panda isn’t about to slow down. The action-driven MMOG recently received a huge update that brings a ton of new stuff to the table, most notably the fox mage sorcerer class. There are also new pets, a new outfit enchanting system, a new level cap, and lots more. Taichi Panda is free to download.

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Out Now: Sid the Snake

Even though mobile games are creeping closer and closer to console quality, sometimes you just need to go totally retro and unwind with a classic: Snake. But Sid the Snake is more akin to a full-blown arcade title than the monochrome Nokia experience you’re probably familiar with. At any rate, it’s very shiny thanks to its neon graphics, and pretty difficult. How long can you survive?

Reviews

Stan Lee’s Hero Command Review: Fun, But Not Heroically So

Stan Lee’s free-to-download action game is pleasant enough but could ultimately be so much more, according to Gamezebo’s review of the title.

A wide variety of henchmen and low level baddies inevitably stands in the way of whatever you’re trying to accomplish, but while the combat is fast-paced and simple beat ‘em up fare, it’s also quite frustrating. The thumbstick and large button for basic attacks work well enough, but the buttons for your hero’s powers are almost comically small — so much so that you’ll tap where you think the button is and simply fail to activate anything.

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Out Now: Jump’N’Shoot Attack

The instructions are in the title. Jump’N’Shoot Attack is a challenging 2D platformer inspired by NES-style adventures, particularly Mega Man. It’s full of weird colors and weird enemies. It can be yours for $1.99 USD.

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Out Now: Silly Sausage in Meat Land

Nitrome’s stretchable pup is ready to go in Silly Sausage in Meat Land, an action game that’s illustrated with lovely sprite graphics and offers a crazy challenge. Seems like a good option if you’ve had it with Mr Jump. Silly Sausage in Meat Land is free to download.

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Out Now: Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Square-Enix’s latest free-to-play RPG lets you relive famous battles from across Final Fantasy’s history. You can also collect tons of items, learn new skills, and forge equipment. Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a real nostalgia rush, but newcomers to the Final Fantasy series should find tons to do, too.

News via Touch Tap Play!:

Tiny Dangerous Dungeons Coming to the App Store on April 2

Game Boy-styled Metroidvania adventure Tiny Dangerous Dungeons is due to hit the App Store on April 2. Fans of exploration will definitely want to get their hands on this one.

Like other Metroidvania games, in Tiny Dangerous Dungeons players will have to explore a big interconnected map, pick up items and weapons, defeat enemies and generally avoid getting killed. Thankfully the game will come with a check-point system so you won’t have to start everything from the beginning if you have been defeated.

Via Touch Tap Play!

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

The Trace Review: Solid Case

Looking for a high-quality murder mystery game? Pocket Gamer recommends The Trace by Relentless Software, which earns an 8 out of 10 from reviewer Mark Brown.

Ultimately, The Trace is a pleasant if not pulse-pounding game about tapping on bodies and prodding at doorknobs. But there’s a clever investigatory twist that helps you feel something like a proper gumshoe.

Via Pocket Gamer