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Beneath The Lighthouse

"Mobile gaming done with aplomb and intelligence" - Pocket Gamer on Beneath The Lighthouse

Pocket Gamer takes a look at Nitrome’s Beneath The Lighthouse and comes away loving it’s brutal gameplay, giving it a very strong 9/10.

Why are you curled up in a corner crying and laughing? – Because Beneath the Lighthouse is a mean game. Mean and brilliant. I don’t know if there’s a word for that, but there should be.

Er, okay. So what is it? – It’s the new game from Nitrome. It’s a puzzling platformer, but in classic Nitrome fashion it’s got a brilliant twist. The main character is a ball, and you move him around by twisting the 2D levels around.

Posted October 30, 2015 via Pocket Gamer


Action, Arcade, Puzzle

Offers in-app purchases ($3.99 - $3.99) Universal Rating: 9+

Beneath The Lighthouse is a game from Nitrome, originally released 28th October, 2015 for iOS


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Afterpulse

Killer FPS Afterpulse Released on iOS - equal parts amazing and annoying at the same time.

Afterpulse has been in soft launch for a while now and I’ve been tracking it. It’s a really impressive first person shooter but it’s not without it’s annoyances.

First let’s get this out of the way. The first person shooter gameplay is some of the best and most impressive ever seen on a mobile platform. The graphics are beyond console quality, the controls are pretty good (for virtual sticks), and the frame rate on the latest iPhone 6s+ is amazing. Metal graphics really do impress.

But that comes at a cost. It’s a free to play game that uses all of the old, tired, annoy the hell out of the player to get them to pay tactics. They haven’t learned anything from games that have progressed the free to play methods beyond energy systems and multiple currencies. Because of this the game is unbalanced and just annoying. Really it’s a pristine, amazing FPS wrapped up in a wad of old dirty clothes.

So why are we writing about this? Well I considered not mentioning it just out of anger from the annoying energy timer. But it’s Editor’s Choice on the App Store this week and the gameplay itself is really really good. It’s so good that I am putting up with the annoyances just to play it. But I do feel a little more dirty every time I play it.

Posted October 26, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, First Person Shooter, Third Person

Offers in-app purchases ($4.99 - $99.99) Universal Rating: 17+

Afterpulse is a game from GAMEVIL USA, Inc., originally released 22nd October, 2015 for iOS


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X-Mercs

Game Insight Releases X-Mercs To Cure Your Turn Based Blues

X-Mercs is a new and interesting take on the typical turn based strategy game like X-Com. For one, it’s free to play. There are also PvP raids in the game (ala Clash of Clans) that can add way more interest to the game.

All in all it’s a really well done game with amazing art and great gameplay.

Posted October 19, 2015 by


Action, Player vs Player, Strategy, Time Based

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $99.99) Universal Rating: 12+

X-Mercs is a game from Game Insight, originally released 18th October, 2015


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Downwell

An Infinite Runner and A Shooter Fell Down a Well — Downwell Rocks

First time I saw this game I almost dismissed it. Almost.

Luckily for me I decided to give it a try because I had heard the name mentioned. Wow am I glad I did. This is a great game. The basic premise of the game is that the main character is falling down a well — and a gun is the only thing available to slow down the fall. Along the way there are gems to be gathered, upgrades to be bought, and power-ups to be earned.

It’s a little gem of a game, in spite of how it looks. Give it a shot.

Posted October 15, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Retro Inspired, Role Playing

Universal Rating: 9+

Downwell is a game from Devolver Digital, originally released 14th October, 2015 for iOS


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Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom

Out Now: Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom

The sequel to Sonic Dash has many of the things that the original didn’t have. If you tried the first on and hated it, try this one, it should make everyone much happier.

Posted October 8, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Infinite Runner, Retro Characters

Offers in-app purchases ($1.99 - $99.99) Universal Rating: 4+

Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom is a game from SEGA, originally released 7th October, 2015


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Max Ammo

Out Now: Max Ammo from Mantis Shrimp

DEFEND THE EARTH
Play the most insane action shooter today! Shoot, upgrade and craft your way through hundreds of levels of intense blasting action, with loads of new challenges every month! It’s just you versus the Reptor Empire, and you’re going to need Max Ammo!

Are you ready for an all-out, high-octane thrill-ride? Will you swear to protect the planet at all costs? Are you ready to blow everything up? If the answer is “HELL YEAH!”, you may be ready for the biggest, best and most badass shooter on mobile!

Forget about awkward controls! This brand-new game is designed exclusively for your mobile device – just swipe to dodge and tap to fill the enemy with lead. Get ready for tight controls, big action and Max Ammo!

Posted October 8, 2015 by


Action, Role Playing, Third Person

Universal Rating: 12+

Max Ammo is a game from Mantis Shrimp, originally released 9th October, 2015 for iOS


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Storm Casters Ultra

Out Now: Storm Casters Ultra from Get Set Games

A cross between a CCG and a dungeon crawler, Storm Casters is a loot-filled, action-packed dungeon adventure game from the makers of Mega Jump and Mega Run. Find and collect rare Battle Cards to discover new spells, blast enemies with explosive powers and evolve your character to become a mighty Storm Caster!

Posted October 1, 2015 by


Action, Adventure, Arcade, Collectible Card Game, Dungeon Crawler

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

Storm Casters Ultra is a game from Get Set Games, originally released 30th September, 2015 for iOS


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HoPiKo

HoPiKo Review from Gamezebo - 4.5/5 - "Highly satisfying gameplay"

Gamezebo has taken a look at the recently release HoPiKo:

HoPiKo’s repetition is what helps you learn the ins and outs of every segment and level. That doesn’t mean things don’t get a little frustrating, though.

But having to “Play it again, Sam” barely makes a dent on HoPiKo’s crimson finish. Try playing it at the start of your day. It’s like electric coffee.

Posted September 29, 2015 via Gamezebo


Action, Arcade, Puzzle, Shoot-em-up

Universal Rating: 4+

HoPiKo is a game from Laser Dog, originally released 24th September, 2015 for iOS


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