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Crashlands

Crashlands "Holy Wompits, This is Amazing" - 5/5 from Touch Arcade

Crashlands is simply an excellent game that is a lot of fun to play. Every time I open the game to check something really quickly for this review, I end up playing it for another hour. It’s the most enjoyment I’ve had with any crafting game, and is honestly one of the best games I’ve played on iOS. It’s exceptionally rare for a game that has both open world emergent gameplay and a linear main quest to not drop the ball on one of those things or the other, but Crashlands nails it on all counts. Consider this one an absolute essential.

Posted January 21, 2016 via Touch Arcade


Adventure, City Builder, Dungeon Crawler, Humor, Open World, Role Playing, Simulation, Story Based

Universal Rating: 9+

Crashlands is a game from Butterscotch Shenanigans, LLC, originally released 20th January, 2016 for iOS


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BattleHand

BattleHand is "a cut above the rest" - 3.5/5 from Gamezebo

 

… BattleHand certainly packing in plenty of content. However, it feels artificially extended by that cumbersome way of dealing with energy. It’s deep enough to make you want to play for a long time, but instead it’s casual gamers that will glean the most benefit, being able to dip in and out for a fight or two. Still, at least it’s a cut above the rest in many of the ways that count.

Posted January 20, 2016 via Gamezebo


Collectible Card Game, Role Playing

Offers in-app purchases ($4.99 - $99.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

BattleHand is a game from Kongregate, originally released 5th January, 2016 for iOS


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Traffic Rider

Traffic Rider - "a fully-fledged racer" - 4.5/5 from Touch Arcade

Using a motorcycle to split lanes and weave in and out of traffic, you’ll navigate linear tracks on your way to a finish line. The catch is that cars have a mind of their own, accelerating or braking in odd places. It’s tough to really get anywhere at all times, but the control scheme is so good that it will help facilitate your way through that challenge.

I was surprised by how much depth Traffic Rider has, and it’s in my regular rotation at this point. With responsive controls and a uniquely programmed set of AI cars to navigate, this one will keep you busy for a while.

Posted January 20, 2016 via Touch Arcade


Racing

Offers in-app purchases ($1.99 - $29.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Traffic Rider is a game from Soner Kara, originally released 23rd December, 2015 for iOS


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Rocket Ski Racing

Rocket Ski Racing a "very solid game" - 4/5 from Touch Arcade

In Rocket Ski Racing you play as a skier with a rocket strapped to his or her back, and you must race. (I mean, if it wasn’t clear from the title.) There are six different snow covered courses that twist and curve and loop around, and you have to get to the finish line before your multicolored opponents do. Each race is usually pretty quick, with around 5 laps that whiz by in under a minute. They go by so fast, in fact, that one of the keys to success is memorizing when and where to turn, since you can’t always see very far ahead and there’s no map.

Posted January 20, 2016 via Touch Arcade


Racing

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Rocket Ski Racing is a game from Jared Bailey, originally released 11th January, 2016 for iOS


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Globber's Escape

Globber’s Escape a "solid little take" on Pac-Man Genre - Touch Arcade

While there are plenty of Pac-Man games on iOS, Globber’s Escape is still a solid little take on the genre. And its touch controls where you just tap where you want Globber to go work well to where it’s kind of a surprise more normal Pac-Man games just don’t use that. Anyway, it’s still a pretty solid little game to check out, and if you haven’t, now’s not a bad time with the game’s update available on iOS.

Posted January 19, 2016 via Touch Arcade


Arcade, Retro Inspired

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $4.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Globber's Escape is a game from Robomodo LLC, originally released 2nd July, 2014 for iOS


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Defenders 2

Nival’s Defender 2 - "Balance of Tower" - 3.5/5 from Touch Arcade

Take Nival’s Defenders 2, for instance. It’s a tower defense game, and like most games in that genre (including its predecessor Defenders) you’ve got to carefully consider the placement of every tower and spend your cash wisely to efficiently take out as many creeps as possible without getting overrun. The free-to-play model, however, is full of upgrades and card fusing and all kinds of free-to-play junk that starts to blur the line between strategy and currency-spending. Did I fail that level because I put things in non-optimal positions, or because my cards suck and I need to evolve them up?

Posted January 19, 2016 via Touch Arcade


Tower Defense

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $24.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 12+

Defenders 2 is a game from NIVAL, INC., originally released 6th January, 2016 for iOS


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Momoka: An Interplanetary Adventure

Momoka - Touch Arcade Game of the Week

The thing that really sets Momoka apart from those other games and gives it its own feel is when you first get the keys to your very own rocket ship. From there you can blast off and explore an entire solar system of tiny planets that, when you land on them and are exploring on foot, actually feel quite expansive. Flying through the solar system is a trip and tons of fun, and was the moment that I knew Momoka was going to be a special game. Add in the fantastic music and a quirky cast of characters to meet throughout the galaxy and you really can feel all the heart and soul that went into this game.

Posted January 19, 2016 via Touch Arcade


Platformer, Puzzle

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Momoka: An Interplanetary Adventure is a game from Felwig Games LLP, originally released 13th January, 2016 for iOS


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Pocket Mortys

Pocket Mortys - "You gotta try this, broh" - 4.5/5 from Gamezebo

 

Anyone familiar with Pokémon will be able to get a feel for the combat pretty quickly. There aren’t 150 Mortys to collect, sadly, but there are over 80 in total and they can be evolved into stronger forms. This is pretty much just as compelling as it was back when we were first introduced to Red and Blue, and there are a lot of really creative looking Mortys to find – even if there’s a lot of overlap in their attack techniques.

As a fan (not super fan, but a fan) of Rick and Morty, as well as a long-time enjoyer of Pokémon, I’ve been having a lot of fun with Pocket Mortys. It strikes a nice balance between making references to the show and being a somewhat simplified “Gotta Cath ‘Em All!” homage. You gotta try this, broh.

Posted January 19, 2016 via Gamezebo


Dungeon Crawler, Open World, Retro Inspired, Role Playing

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $19.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Pocket Mortys is a game from [adult swim], originally released 5th January, 2016 for iOS


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