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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 ($2.99 - $39.99) 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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Almost Impossible!

Though it’s 'Almost Impossible,' it’s also a lot of fun

Almost Impossible from Daniel Counsell is a kind of “nice” impossible game. The bouncing ball looks so friendly, and the red spikes look so deadly. It almost makes you forget the seventeen thousand times you’ve died in the this game.

We’ve seen many games like this before, but Almost Impossible really brings it all together and makes a winner out of the punishing platformer genre. For one, there are occasional save point — which helps a ton. Next the game is just so pleasing to look at. The goal is to move the ball to the right, past check points, over obstacles and avoiding the red bad guys. Some are stationary, some move and chase you. Almost Impossible is a quick play, painful platformer, and a winner.

Posted November 3, 2015 by

Arcade, Platformer, Punishing, Puzzle

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

Almost Impossible! is a game from Daniel Counsell, originally released 28th October, 2015 for Apple TV, iOS

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Two Brothers Take an Emotional Quest in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from 505 Games

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from 505 Games is a 2013 console game released now as a Universal app for iOS. This is beautiful quest game where two brothers are trying to find answers in a beautiful 3D world. There’s a very emotional story in this game and it is amazingly well done. The console version got very high ratings and this mobile version does not disappoint.

Posted October 22, 2015 by

Adventure, Platformer, Puzzle

Universal Game Center Rating: 12+

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a game from 505 Games (US), Inc., originally released 21st October, 2015

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The Beggar's Ride

Great Mobile Platformer Beggar’s Ride Magically Appears

It’s always nice to see a main character I can identify with. In Beggar’s Ride a fat old man with gray hair and a beard has gained magical powers via a discovered mask that allows vision and control of things normal mortals can not see. These special powers lead to solving special puzzles along the way. So, yeah, a puzzle platformer.

This is one of the more beautiful platformers on mobile — and that’s saying something. It’s a great sit down and play game, well worth picking up. Premium game with no IAP. Total lack of Jim Carrey is a bonus.

Posted October 21, 2015 by

Platformer, Puzzle

Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

The Beggar's Ride is a game from Bad Seed, originally released 20th October, 2015 for iOS

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Dust: An Elysian Tail

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


Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Dust: An Elysian Tail is a game from Humble Hearts LLC, originally released 7th October, 2015 for iOS

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Mos Speedrun 2

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

Adventure, Arcade, Platformer, Speed Runner

MFi Controller Support Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Mos Speedrun 2 is a game from Physmo, originally released 30th September, 2015 for Apple TV, iOS

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To-Fu Fury

Out Now: To-Fu Fury

Amazon game studios has been on a quite a pace lately with releasing iOS games. This one adds to the stable with a great physics puzzler / combat game with a sense of humor. Of course it has to since it’s tofu doing the fighting.

Posted July 23, 2015 by

Arcade, Physics Puzzler, Platformer, Puzzle

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

To-Fu Fury is a game from Amazon Game Studios, originally released 22nd July, 2015 for Android, iOS

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