Recommended games in Match-3 Games
The World Ends With You: Solo Remix Updated for iOS 9 (finally)
When the original The World Ends With You came out for the Nintendo DS in 2008, it quickly earned its place as one of the best role-playing games on the platform. The game was made by Square Enix, but it’s a far cry from their traditional fare of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. The setting, story, and combat system make the game more modern and streamlined. And now it’s on iOS.
Naturally, the iOS port removes one of the screens from the equation, but they’ve done such a great job of putting the game on a single touchscreen that you’d never know anything was missing. The setting is a modern-day Japanese city, so the characters have cell phones and walk through streets crowded with modern people with modern problems. Cars and construction equipment populate the fighting areas, and store fronts and urban art play roles in the story.
This is a deep, meaty RPG that can easily eat up dozens of hours of your time. As Square Enix has been known to do, they’re is charging a lot for the game, but it’s well worth the cost. If it’s still too much for you to swallow, you can always wait for a sale. But for serious RPG fans, The World Ends With You is a definite Must Have.
Posted December 14, 2015 by Chris Reed
Collectible card game World of Tanks Generals "feels fresh and new" - 4/5 from Gamezebo
World of Tanks Generals is different enough from most card games that it feels fresh and new, yet should easily appeal to a very specific breed of gamer that already exists. After learning the basics I started looking at the cards as actual tanks rather than cards, and I was casually pulling off tank maneuvers like the Desert Fox himself. World of Tanks Generals is a great card game for casual players and card game enthusiasts alike — but for the more casual player, it might take a little longer to play than what they’re used to on mobile devices.
Posted December 11, 2015 via Gamezebo
Run from a cloud of death and zombies in post apocalyptic ZED
Running through the world, picking up the occasional gun and jumping over anything in the way is the only way to avoid the cloud of death.
The dark and ominous side-scrolling runner ZED is out and it will have you running from a cloud of death and shooting zombies. ZED has some amazing environmental art, even with most of the world being depicted in silhouette.
Posted December 10, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Devouring Stars will fill you up
Games that let you abstractly play God are always fun. In Devouring stars, a real time strategy game released today from Bulkypix and Nerial, you get to pit galaxies against each other in a quest to rule the universe.
Strategy does play a big role in this game — deciding what types of galaxies to use, how to combine then, how big to grow before attacking, or to just escape, they all matter. It’s a well done game with great graphics that reminds me of a different take on Galcon.
Posted December 9, 2015 by Jeff Scott
The Incorruptibles - It’s like Clash of Clans on super hard mode
I’ve been harsh on Clash of Clan clones at times. But that one game really has spawned a whole new genre. They aren’t really simulation, they certainly aren’t city builders, they are something unique.
The Incorruptibles has taken the basic idea of Clash of Clans, base and army building to conquer other territories and multiplied it and made it a lot tougher — in a very good way. The main differences are a much better single player campaign, with a lot more to do than build and collect. A large map to conquer with varied battles and layouts. And troops that are controlled and their numbers adjusted in the middle of battles. Overall it makes The Incorruptibles much more of a strategy game than Clash of Clan-like games have ever been.
The Incorruptibles is out now on iOS and coming soon to Android, highly recommended.
Posted December 8, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Rhythmic clicker 'Groove Planet' gets 4.5/5 from Touch Arcade
I can honestly say that Groove Planet is the first game in this genre where I actually have enjoyed the clicking, and that’s really saying something. It’s so fun, in fact, that I kinda wish they’d taken the concept even further, like allowing menu clicks to count as part of the beat so you never lose your combos, or intelligently recognizing different rhythms so you can improvise your own “tap solos” (as long as they stay in beat, of course!). That’s probably a bit too complicated to implement, and anyway, what Groove Planet does already is pretty outstanding. It’s a clicker that was clearly made by people with a deep love and understanding of music, and because of that, it just might be the most satisfying one I’ve ever played.
Posted December 8, 2015 via Touch Arcade
If Monument Valley were a music game, it would be Maestria
A beautiful isometric world is a strange place for a simple puzzle game. But wow does it set the mood for the story of the game.
In Maestria the goal of the game is to ring the bells in a certain order with a ring that proceeds out from the main character, Fugue’s body. The distance from Fugue will determine the order of ringing. But the task gets trickier as the game progresses with obstacles and more.
Maestria is a great little $1.99 gem of a zen-like puzzle game. With over 160 levels in multiple worlds, there’s a lot to explore.
Posted December 7, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Starlit Adventures review gets 4/5 from Touch Arcade
Even though Starlit Adventures gives you a lot of enemies to outgun and a lot of stuff to collect, it’s a pretty relaxing game. Each maze has multiple paths to the exit, so if you don’t feel like solving some water-based mini-puzzle that provides you with an extra star, you don’t really have to (though you do need a certain amount of stars to unlock new worlds). You can just concentrate on the sheer fun of digging and taking down foes.
Posted December 4, 2015 via Touch Arcade