Brace yourselves: A Konami mobile game cull is coming. It might be temporary, but nothing’s set in stone.
While most developers and publishers are pretty good about updating their big releases, it’s inevitable for swaths of games to get pulled after an iOS update causes them to stop working, never to be seen again. If we’re lucky, the publishers let us know ahead of time what’s going to get pulled, so that we can make our peace with the fact that they’re still in our backlogged piles, waiting to be played. Well, the first big pull announcement is here, and it belongs to none other than Konami, who made (and apologized for) statements recently about putting greater support behind mobile.
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Want a free tropical vacation? Sure you do. Just one catch: This tropical paradise is on your phone. Still, Virtual City 2: Paradise Resort currently costs nothing, whereas it usually costs $2.99 USD. Virtual or not, that’s a good deal.
After years of anticipation, the board game-style RPG Galactic Keep has landed on the App Store. And it’s really good, says Gamezebo, awarding it a stellar 4.5 stars. From the review:
Galactic Keep’s unique visuals might not be for everyone, and its reliance on luck makes for some teeth-gritting moments. That’s just picking space-nits, though. RPG fans of any stripe should make alien-bashing a priority.
Old-school racing doesn’t get much better than Horizon Chase. That comes from Touch Arcade, whose 5-star review blows the roof off the race car (or something to that effect). From the review:
The amount of content in this game is ridiculous. There’s nine or so tracks per country, and an exceptional amount of variety in the courses. The progression barriers are such that you’ll need to go back and do well on earlier tracks in order to advance further. Thankfully, there are rewards for doing well – finishing third in the bonus races earns you a fleet upgrade, and a new car for finishing first. Get a pro medal on each track in a country and you’ll get a new car, too. It could perhaps get a bit tedious over time, but it does keep getting more and more challenging as you play, and hey – the value for what you get is absurd. This could have been a more expensive game and still worth it. There’s no in-app purchases at all, either.
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