Play This: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Updated for Apple TV
Update (11/11/2015): Infinity 3.0 Edition has been updated on the Apple TV to include the full console game. I’ll let that sink in for a moment. The full console game! Senior Producer for Infinity Sean Patton claims the Apple TV version, utilizing Metal, has graphic quality somewhere between the X-box 360 and a PS/4.
This update includes support for a special Bluetooth version of the base station, in Apple TV black even, that’s available starting now at the Apple Store for $99. The starter pack includes the base station, a Steelseries Nimbus MFi controller, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker characters, and the Twilight of the Republic playset. This also means that all current and former Infinity characters will work with this version.
Note that the Apple TV version is not a Universal version, so please search for “Infinity” in the TV App Store to download.
Oh man, this game is awesome. Some of the best parts of the Infinity 3.0 release — like the Star Wars characters — on iOS! The game works best with an MFi controller, I used the Steelseries Stratus XL. Toy Box is fully there, and many other great gameplay modes to explore. Now I can play everything in Infinity as Yoda. What more can a man-child like me ask?
Posted November 11, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Peaceful Color Changing Art Puzzle is the Setting for Cobe the Gallery
Cobe The Gallery is a very thoughtful and peaceful puzzle game. In this blocky art puzzle game colors must be changed all to a single color within a certain number of moves. This is done by rolling over color blocks onto other colors. The way the color blocks fill in and move is a very specific order that is explained within the game. Cobe the Gallery contains 81 different puzzles.
Cobe the Gallery is offered free in the App Store with no ads. Hints are available to purchase, beyond the included free hints.
Posted November 9, 2015 by Jeff Scott
A beautiful hand build world is the setting for Lumino City
The App Store has seen it’s fair share of beautiful games this month, just read further below to see a whole bunch of them. But nothing quite compares to this one. The BAFTA award winning Lumino City comes to iOS from State of Play, and it’s amazing.
Lumino city is a very well done point and click / puzzle game. But what sets it apart is the lush and finely crafted art work. The entire game is hand made using and filmed with a camera, not rendered. Real world stuff — remember that? Take a look here to see a behind the scenes video on how the whole thing was made.
This is a beautiful, fun, engaging, and very thoughtful game. Throw into that mix that it’s made with a beautiful real-world set, and it’s a must play experience. Also check out it’s little sibling, Lume also by State of Play.
Posted October 29, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Review - Super Spider
(editor note: in honor of Halloween, here’s a great recent release to play this weekend.)
Puzzle / adventure game Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon puts you in the hairy hide of a spider, and as Gamezebo’s review relays, it ain’t a bad experience.
This is the sequel’s only major drawback, and to some players it may not even be considered a negative. Shrouded Moon is really just walking a fine line between technical accessibility and immersion, and it’s favored the former in this instance. This makes the game easier to pick up and play, to put down and return to later, and to tackle at your own pace, especially with high scores in mind.
Posted October 28, 2015 via Gamezebo
What if you crossed zombies with match-3 and lane defense? Zombie Match Defense!
This game by Jake Sones is the result of a bet, probably made over multiple drinks, that two over used game genres couldn’t be combined and made to be fun. Jake thought he could do it and I think he has succeeded.
Zombie Match Defense turns out to be a fresh take on match-3 games. With the combination of the two genres some new mechanics pop-up that are cool. The game includes both a map-based progression mode and also mode I prefer, the endless mode which is unlocked after a couple levels. And I think I can honestly say that Zombie Match Defense is the best zombie match-3 lane defense ever made. And it’s also lots of fun.
Posted October 26, 2015 by Jeff Scott
It must be halloween, even the puzzles have ghosts in Pokaboo
Pokaboo is a fine little puzzler that’s easy to solve, but hard to solve in the minimum number of moves. In Pokaboo a ghost moves around pushing color blobs — the colors will join together when matching colors are above or to the sides of one another. The puzzle is solved when all colors are matched up. And while that’s pretty easy to do — it’s really tough to do so in the minimum number of moves.
Pokaboo is a fun little puzzle that could use from an in-game hint system. But overall it’s a fun little premium diversion not weighed down by complicated controls, IAP, or silly currency systems.
Posted October 23, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Two Brothers Take an Emotional Quest in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from 505 Games
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from 505 Games is a 2013 console game released now as a Universal app for iOS. This is beautiful quest game where two brothers are trying to find answers in a beautiful 3D world. There’s a very emotional story in this game and it is amazingly well done. The console version got very high ratings and this mobile version does not disappoint.
Posted October 22, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Great Mobile Platformer Beggar’s Ride Magically Appears
It’s always nice to see a main character I can identify with. In Beggar’s Ride a fat old man with gray hair and a beard has gained magical powers via a discovered mask that allows vision and control of things normal mortals can not see. These special powers lead to solving special puzzles along the way. So, yeah, a puzzle platformer.
This is one of the more beautiful platformers on mobile — and that’s saying something. It’s a great sit down and play game, well worth picking up. Premium game with no IAP. Total lack of Jim Carrey is a bonus.
Posted October 21, 2015 by Jeff Scott