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Rayman Adventures

Rayman Adventures Bounces onto the scene

The recent Rayman games on mobile have both been pretty good and Rayman Adventures continues on that well honed formula but is slightly tarnished by being the first free to play version in this series.

This action platformer is beautiful, and fun, but now free to play. The result is a slightly more repetitive and less fun game. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good game, but could have been better if the free to play siren song weren’t so strong right now.

Give it a shot and if you like the core mechanic, try out Rayman Jungle Run and Rayman Fiesta Run for more.

Posted December 3, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Platformer

Offers in-app purchases ($2.99 - $19.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Rayman Adventures is a game from Ubisoft, originally released 20th October, 2015 for iOS


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Temple Run 2

Frozen Shadows expansion hits Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2 has been the perfect example of an endless runner. It has everything a fan of the genre would want — variety in gameplay, characters, and now an even bigger monkey!

With over one billion downloads already, is there anyone who hasn’t played this yet? This expansion to Temple Run 2 brings the nearly three year old game is a welcome sight for fans and those new to the game as well. It refreshes this game and just maybe introduces it to a new group of players.

If you haven’t played it, give it a shot. If you have, now you have a reason to play it again.

Posted December 3, 2015 by


Action, Adventure, Arcade, Infinite Runner

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

Temple Run 2 is a game from Imangi Studios, LLC, originally released 17th January, 2013 for Android, iOS


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SORUS SHIELD

Tetris + Candy Crush Saga = Sorus Shield - Out now on iOS

Sorus Shield is an interesting beast. It has obvious influence from Tetris — but it’s also more of a level based puzzle game like Candy Crush Saga. And it works!

In this game the pieces move from bottom to top and match in the familiar way. The difference being that pieces can move freely when parts of them are matched. This game also riffs on the Tetris model by having multiple varieties of obstacles and variations on the theme that are added as the levels increase.

All in all, Sorus Shield is a fun little game that works really well on mobile.

Posted November 27, 2015 by


Arcade, Match-3, Puzzle

Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

SORUS SHIELD is a game from Marcus Dobler Applications UG (haftungsbeschränkt), originally released 18th November, 2015 for iOS


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True Skate

Flashback Game - skateboarding classic True Skate

True Skate has been around for two and a half years, a lifetime in mobile games. But the cool thing is that it’s still getting upgrades through $0.99 in-app purchased new levels. Unexpected, but very awesome.

In True Skate, the player controls a skateboard with two fingers, making this almost like a music timing game. Each move of the finger, or coordinated moves of two fingers lead to a trick or some sort of control of the board. Don’t worry, it sounds insanely hard, but the tutorial does a good job of guiding new players through the game.

It’s a very fun escape.

Posted November 25, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Timing

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $4.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

True Skate is a game from True Axis, originally released 18th October, 2012 for iOS


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Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade

Mech shooter Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade Will Please Many

The latest in the Warhammer super-genre is out in this free to play mech battler. Taking command of an Imperial Knight mech in this shooter / battler is pretty epic. The graphics are pretty good, but the game is not without issue. Then again, what game is?

Mobile-centric bite sized missions and constant upgrades to the mech repeat as the player navigates through an endless set of missions to help retake a planet. It’s a shooter lovers perfect mobile game, that’s for sure. But it left me wondering what if the free to play mechanics weren’t so strong and the game had a stronger story and action focus?

Those with an iPhone 6s or 6s+ can take advantage of 3D Touch to have extra control of the weapons, as shown during the iPhone 6s launch keynote. This game will please many — but I found that the missions were just too short, and the required upgrades too numerous for the game to be enjoyable for me.

Posted November 20, 2015 by


Arcade, Fighter, Role Playing, Shoot-em-up

Offers in-app purchases ($2.99 - $19.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 12+

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade is a game from Pixel Toys, originally released 19th November, 2015 for iOS


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King Tongue

Lick This! - King of Tongue out now

They say the tongue is mightier than the sword, and in King of Tongue it’s mightier than much more.

Out now on iOS, King of Tongue is a cross between a platform battler and a rope swinging game. And it’s a blast to play. Tapping on a spot on the screen, the main player’s tongue shoots out and attaches to anything it can. If it’s a stationary object then the player starts going that way. If it’s moveable then the two objects start moving toward each other. Combining these two mechanics to fight the bad guys works out really well. It may sound stupid, but sometimes stupid is just what is needed to make a game fun.

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Action, Arcade

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

King Tongue is a game from Ankama, originally released 18th November, 2015 for iOS


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Super Boys - The Big Fight

Touch Arcade Chooses Super Boys as their Game of the Week

Touch Arcade takes a look at Super Boys – The Big Fight by Mooff Games and awards it game of the week:

Super Boys is set up like a TV show fighting tournament, sort of like Smash TV, with an over-the-top announcer, a studio audience, and fabulous prizes. At first you’ll be confined to the single-player tournament which has you fighting up twenty floors of a massive tower with each floor containing four normal fights followed by a boss fight. Once you’ve beaten the first floor, you’ll be given a second character as a prize, and introduced to the mechanics of setting up and upgrading your own team of fighters.

If you’re a fan of fighting games or any of Mooff’s previous games, give Super Boys a try. It’s free after all. It does have a learning curve, but it’s worth sticking with. Especially make sure you pay attention to upgrading your characters and team stats, otherwise it can feel overly difficult. Once things click though, Super Boys is some of the most fun I’ve had on iOS in some time. Oh, and as an extra little bonus, Mooff’s entire iOS library is free right now, so it’s a good time to stock up on any of their games you might have missed.

Posted November 10, 2015 via Touch Arcade


Action, Arcade, Fighter, Platformer

Offers in-app purchases ($1.99 - $49.99) Universal Rating: 9+

Super Boys - The Big Fight is a game from Mooff Games, originally released 4th November, 2015 for iOS


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Skylanders SuperChargers

Skylanders Again Brings Their Whole Console Game to iOS, and this time Apple TV in Skylanders SuperChargers

Activision has once again brought their entire console game for a Skylanders franchise title to iOS and now the new Apple TV. In this edition, evil has taken over and Skylanders must fight via land, sea, and air using an nearly endless list of unique and modifiable vehicles. This edition also includes support for but does not require the Skylanders SuperChargers starter pack, a bluetooth base station that includes a controller, a couple Skylanders characters, and a vehicle. The starter pack is available via Amazon for $69. There are also dozens more additional characters and vehicles available. Additional vehicles and characters are available to purchase in the game without the base station.

On Apple TV, the initial start-up time was about six minutes (will vary greatly based on your home internet speed), which isn’t great. But additional loads were not bad as they seemed to happen in the background as cut scenes were playing. Siri remote support is there, but a controller is pretty much required as the Siri remote support is horrible.

Overall the game is impressive, and well done. It’s a great look at what console developers can do on the Apple TV and iOS. Let’s all hope we will see more like this.

Posted November 9, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Arcade Racing, Dungeon Crawler, Open World, Physics Puzzler, Platformer, Puzzle, Third Person

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

Skylanders SuperChargers is a game from Activision Publishing, Inc., originally released 7th November, 2015 for Android, Apple TV, iOS


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