Posts byNadia Oxford

Updates via Pocket Tactics:

Rules! is Ready for the Apple Watch

Frantic Memory-style game Rules! is coming to the Apple Watch. In fact, the game’s 3.0 update made it compatible with the device, and it’ll be playable when the Apple Watch is ready to go. Understandably, some modifications had to be made in order for the game to work with the Apple Watch’s tiny touch screen.

Now, before we get too excited, realize that the version on your watch won’t be the same thing you get on your phone or iPad. The wrist version will feature short brain teasing puzzles that you can play to achieve a daily goal which will unlock new options within the game. It’s like Runkeeper for your brain.

Via Pocket Tactics

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions Review – Stellar

Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions is a platformer based on the Star Wars Rebels animated TV show. And, according to Touch Arcade’s 5 out of 5 review of the game, it’s top-tier stuff.

I originally intended to devote about an hour to Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions to try the game out but ended up playing it right through with only a few levels to go. It’s such an amazing game, one of the best platformers I’ve played.

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via Gamezebo:

The Trace Review: Traces of Fun

Detective-themed point-and-click adventure game The Trace is a decent play, according to Gamezebo’s 3.5 out of 5 review. The game doesn’t take any major risks, but should still offer fans of mystery and adventure a good time.

The truly rewarding moments in The Trace are exploring its gorgeous, accessible world and feeling like you are a physical part of it. Opening a door and not knowing what lies behind it; looking around a single room from different angles; finding clues because you have actually moved, unlocked, or turned your way to them.

Via Gamezebo

News

WWE 2K Coming to Mobile this Spring

The Wrestlemania afterglow hasn’t quite died down yet, so a lot of wrestling fans will be happy to learn 2K is bringing a new wrestling game, WWE 2K, to mobile this spring. The game is supposed to feel like a “natural compliment” to WWE 2K15 for consoles.

The simulation-based game will feature a playable roster of your favorite WWE Superstars, from modern day warriors like Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan to venerated legends like Hulk Hogan and Sting, as well as a Create-a-Superstar mode. Gamers will gain ground by mastering their virtual grappler’s comprehensive move sets in three different match types, each of which features full ring entrances for the competing Superstars. Their challenges will then keep coming in Career Mode or from their friends in the form of Live Multiplayer Matches.

Previews via AppSpy:

Hands-On Impressions of Blitz Breaker

If you need more adorable twitch games in your life (and we all do), you’ll want to keep an eye on Blitz Breaker. It’s coming later in 2015, and AppSpy has some hands-on footage of the title.

Via AppSpy

News via Pocket Gamer:

Namco Bandai Pulls Katamari, Pac-Man, and Other Games from the App Store

Namco Bandai has performed a cull on some of its games on the App Store, eliminating certain titles and their sequels. The Katamari games are gone, as is Ridge Racer and Noby Noby Boy. No reason for the takedowns has been given.

Writing in the iTunes descriptions for certain games, Namco says “We regret to inform you that service for this application will be terminated as of 3/30/2015.”

Additionally, the firm points out that “items already purchased may be used until service termination,” and that “upon service termination, guarantees of operation no longer apply.”

Via Pocket Gamer

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

Previews via Gamezebo:

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.)

Via Gamezebo

Previews via YouTube:

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.

Via YouTube

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.

Via 148Apps