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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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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Decade old Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories ported to iOS - Perfect 5/5 from Touch Arcade

These games were all phenomenal when they were released, Rockstar knows what they’re doing when it comes to porting them, and it’s hard to beat the price to hours of potential gameplay ratio, particularly when considering you can play a GTA game nearly infinitely if you enjoy just rampaging around the city, getting your wanted level up, and seeing how long you can survive. Of course there’s loads of side quests too, giving you even more to do in a game that’s already packed with content.
If you’re into the idea of playing a GTA game but aren’t sure which one to get, I’d definitely start with San Andreas first. It was designed with the scope of console play in mind, and I think the game world is just a little more interesting. That being said, if you’ve been playing along with every GTA release Rockstar has made on iOS over the years, Liberty City Stories is every bit as must-have as the rest of them.

Posted December 17, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Open World, Role Playing, Simulation, Third Person

Universal Rating: 17+

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is a game from Rockstar Games, originally released 16th December, 2015 for iOS


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Cut the Rope: Magic

Om Nom has learned magic in Cut The Rope: Magic

Out today is the latest installment in the Cut the Rope physics puzzlers, Cut The Rope: Magic.

In this installment, Om Nom continues his quest for the candy this time he’s learned a few magic tricks. Using tricks to transform Om Nom into other creatures big and small gives Om Nom special abilities. Beyond that it’s the usual amazing art and sound and super creative puzzles that we are accustomed to with Cut The Rope games.

Posted December 17, 2015 by


Arcade, Physics Puzzler

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $29.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Cut the Rope: Magic is a game from ZeptoLab UK Limited, originally released 16th December, 2015 for iOS


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BADLAND 2

Badland 2 takes everything to love about Badland and turns it up to 11

Sequels can be an tough business. Similar to the way it’s hard for a band to have a hit with their second album, the second game in a franchise is usually really tough. There are so many things in play at that point — number one being the stress of the expectation others have to produce another hit. But in this case, the sequel turned out to be really amazing. Badland 2 takes everything that’s so awesome about Badland and makes it even more awesome without the game losing any of it’s super sincere originality.

The key difference in Badland 2 is the control scheme. The original was one touch — touch anywhere on the screen to flap the wings, rise up, and move forward. This version adds the ability to go left or right by touching on the left or right of the screen. This increases possibilities in the game to allow mazes that snake around rather than being a pretty much up/down affair. Other new features include different obstacles and new challenges that all fit well in the style of the game.

Badland was one of the most original and amazing games released in the history of mobile games. If you enjoyed the original’s art style and challenging gameplay, you will love Badland 2.

Posted December 17, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Infinite Runner, Physics Puzzler, Platformer, Player vs Player, Time Based

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

BADLAND 2 is a game from Frogmind, originally released 17th December, 2015 for iOS


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Icycle: On Thin Ice

Icycle: On Thin Ice from 2013 Updated -- Now even more amazing

(Editor’s Note: Icycle, one of the best games of 2013 has been updated with a new chapter including 7 new locations.)

Are you familiar with the works of a man named Saul Bass? During the ’70s and ’80s he was one of the most iconic graphic-designers/artists the nation had ever seen. His surreal and spacey style graced movie posters, corporate logos, and even movies themselves which included the title sequence for Hitchcock’s Psycho. He has been imitated, revered, and homaged endlessly over the years (check out the title sequence for the Spielberg movie Catch me if You Can for an idea) and it’s not hyperbole to say that he’s one of the most influential artists of the modern era.

The only knock I have against Icycle, and it’s a minor one, is that the controls are a tad too floaty. Dennis just kind of casually moves along the landscape and his jumps tend to not be precise enough to achieve the razor-edge timing that a lot of the levels require. In certain levels Dennis uses an umbrella to glide himself through the obstacles and it’s easy to accidentally activate the umbrella instead of jumping or vice-versa as they’re both controlled by the same button. It’s far from a deal breaker, and with enough practice you can get a handle on things, but in a game that requires such accuracy, the almost laissez-faire nature of the controls can be a bit annoying.

Icycle is unlike anything I’ve experienced in a long time. I could go on and on about the game, but the bottom line is that if you’re looking for a stand-out mobile game which will defy your expectations at every turn, then Icycle is the game for you.

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Posted December 14, 2015 by


Arcade, Humor, Physics Puzzler

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $19.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Icycle: On Thin Ice is a game from Chillingo Ltd, originally released 27th November, 2013 for iOS


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AirAttack 2

Air Attack 2

AirAttack 2 is the game that’s so nice I wrote about twice. It really is that good. It’s still crazy sometimes to think about getting a game of this quality for a couple of dollars, as it could easily sell for ten or twenty times that on a handheld like the 3DS or Vita. While free to play and disposable gaming are common in the mobile world, every once in a while titles like AirAttack 2 come along and make you remember why you love mobile gaming in the first place.

Posted December 14, 2015 via Touch Arcade


Action, Arcade, Shoot-em-up

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

AirAttack 2 is a game from Art In Games, originally released 5th December, 2015 for iOS


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ZED

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


Action, Arcade, Infinite Runner, Zombies

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $7.99) Game Center Rating: 12+

ZED is a game from NULL, originally released 8th December, 2015 for iOS


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Starlit Adventures

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


Action, Arcade

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $19.99) Universal Rating: 4+

Starlit Adventures is a game from Rockhead Games, originally released 18th November, 2015 for iOS


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