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Touch Arcade Gives Dust: An Elysian Tail 5/5 - "one of the best games I've played on iOS this year"
Shaun Musgrave gives a glowing 5/5 to the recent release Dust: An Elysian Tail noting:
While I don’t think this version of the game is the one to beat, those who haven’t played Dust: An Elysian Tail before or simply want a portable version of the game will be well-served by this thoughtful port. If you primarily play games on your iOS device, this is an easy recommendation. It’s a substantial, enjoyable action-adventure game with superb visuals and a strong sense of style. The developer clearly took the needs of the platform into account, providing all kinds of options that make sense for mobile players, but without compromising an inch on the gameplay. This is one of the best games I’ve played on iOS this year, which I suppose is Shaun-speak for “go buy this game now, friends”.
Posted October 14, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Mos Speedrun 2 Review Gets Perfect 5/5 from Touch Arcade - "But Wait, There’s More"
Carter “3 1/2 stars” Dotson took a look at Mos Speedrun 2 over at Touch Arcade and gave it a full 5/5 stars.
Will you love Mos Speedrun 2? If you loved the Mikey games, you owe it to yourself to check this out, especially since the original Mos Speedrun was a fantastic game that heavily inspired that franchise. But this sequel is definitely more for the hardcore player who doesn’t mind repetition and the high level of challenge. This was a game I quit in frustration many, many times.
Posted October 7, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Out Now: Mountain Goat Mountain
Zynga’s Mountain Goat Mountain is an endless climbing game that puts you in the hooves of nature’s best athlete: The majestic mountain goat. Think you’re a good climber? Goat for it.
Always Be Climbing.
Mountain Goat Mountain is a fast arcade game, where you climb the highest and most treacherous mountain ever seen by a goat.
JUMP up the mountain. Jump up the mountain.. Jump up the mountain… you get the idea.
CLIMB to all new heights to show your friends that when the goating gets tough, you get goating.
DODGE lots of things that when falling will most likely squish you. Collect different Goat Hats to travel to different environments, including Arizona Desert, VR Voxels, and Winter Snowland.
Posted July 17, 2015 by Nadia Oxford
Out Now: Adventures of Pip
Adventures of Pip is a top-tier platforming game that’s all about evolving from a single pixel to a multi-pixel hero, and back again.
Adventures of Pip revitalizes the classic side-scrolling action platform genre. Pip — the ultimate digital underdog – is a lowly single pixel in a 32-bit world who proves that you can’t judge a hero by the fidelity of his shaders. During the game, Pip gains the ability to evolve and grow by absorbing pixels from his fallen foes. Those same pixels can then be used to blast through environment puzzles and enemies, devolving Pip back to a single pixel. Players will explore five stylized worlds and experience up to 10 hours of epic adventure saving Pip’s village from the evil Queen DeRezzia.
Posted July 3, 2015 by Nadia Oxford
Out Now: Heroki
Sega’s gorgeous-looking flying / platformer game, Heroki, is ready for takeoff (that’s code for “ready to download on iOS”).
• 10+ hours of deep gameplay
• Explore four stunning worlds
• Meet and befriend a cast of friendly characters
• Face dozens of unique enemies and prepare for an epic boss battle
• Discover a host of islands within your village to play mini-games and side-quests to earn special rewards
• Game Center Achievements
• 60FPS performance with beautiful console-like graphics
• iCloud saving
Posted July 2, 2015 by Nadia Oxford
Out Now: Tales From Deep Space from Amazon Game Studios
Amazon has released another game from their internal game studios, Tales From Deep Space. This puzzle platformer / adventure has a lot of personality and looks fantastic. Worth the price, hell yes. But as we know, $6.99 can be a hard sell these days.
Posted June 25, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Adventures of Poco Eco: Lost Sounds Review
If you like your games to sport gorgeous audio and visuals, you’ll probably want to take a gander at Adventures of Poco Eco: Lost Sounds, which Pocket Gamer scored an impressive 9 out of 10 in their review.
Levels mainly play out like little puzzles. There are buttons to push that rearrange the scenery, and amps to find that unlock even more buttons.
It’s all delightfully sedate, and there’s a chilled out vibe that permeates everything. Some might find the hand-holding a little too tight, but in a way that’s the whole point: you’re here to see and do rather than fathom.
Posted March 23, 2015 via Pocket Gamer