Recommended games in Player vs Player
C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars -- equal parts Battlebots and cat fight
Not that kind of cat fight. In this cartoon game the player creates an almost Rube Goldberg-esque fighting robot and battles other players creations. In a sort of jousting fashion, each player pushes to destroy the other players robot. This is an interesting departure for Zeptolab, the makers of the Cut The Rope franchise. A foray into the multiplayer world with a quirky, but fun game.
Posted April 20, 2017 by Jeff Scott
The best game you aren’t playing this week - Thumb.Run
I originally heard about Thumb.Run on <a href=”http://www.producthunt.com” rel=”nofollow”>Product Hunt</a>, downloaded it and ignored it for a while. But then I decided to launch it and an hour goes by and my phone battery dies. Yeah, I like this game, so I think I should write about it.
Thumb.Run is a game where the players run around a course that looks like it’s from a platformer game. Three laps against an opponent, fastest time wins. Seems simple, but it’s deceptively difficult, maddeningly addictive, and loads of fun. There are new runners to unlock and power ups available along with multiple courses. It’s $0.99 and worth a look if you like fun.
Posted March 10, 2016 by Jeff Scott
Clash Royale Sees Worldwide Release (Finally!)
Clash Royale has been a major consumer of my time over the past couple months. I have been heralding it as the best game ever seen and now it’s available for all to play.
This game could be described as MOBA-lite or Hearthstone-lite. But really it’s neither. It’s a mash up of so many genres that it’s almost it’s own. Great game mechanics that are a ton of fun and it’s actually a game that take skill, timing, and planning.
In speaking to friends it seems like this game is really sticking with people that didn’t really take to Clash of Clans. A dream come true for a company like Supercell. So if you did or didn’t like Clash of Clans, give this a shot, it might be your next favorite game.
Posted March 2, 2016 by Jeff Scott
Downtown Showdown - "turns city building into competition" - AppTrigger
There’s nothing quite as pleasantly surprising as a mobile game that starts out looking like one thing and morphs into something else. Downtown Showdown, the second release from Colopl for the western market, is like that. Early on, it seems like just another Sim City-style city-builder, but as you play more, it reveals some more competitive DNA.
That’s because you’re not only trying to build the best city you can, but also to take sides in the conflict between rival businessmen Zach Gold and Bill Banks. On top of that, there’s also a very real competitive multiplayer element, where you have to recruit attacker units to muck up cities built by other players and compete to see who can build the best city in a limited amount of time.
Posted January 19, 2016 via AppTrigger
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 Jeff Scott
The Incorruptibles - It’s like Clash of Clans on super hard mode
I’ve been harsh on Clash of Clan clones at times. But that one game really has spawned a whole new genre. They aren’t really simulation, they certainly aren’t city builders, they are something unique.
The Incorruptibles has taken the basic idea of Clash of Clans, base and army building to conquer other territories and multiplied it and made it a lot tougher — in a very good way. The main differences are a much better single player campaign, with a lot more to do than build and collect. A large map to conquer with varied battles and layouts. And troops that are controlled and their numbers adjusted in the middle of battles. Overall it makes The Incorruptibles much more of a strategy game than Clash of Clan-like games have ever been.
The Incorruptibles is out now on iOS and coming soon to Android, highly recommended.
Posted December 8, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to Star Wars: Commander
Star Wars: Commander is arguably the best Star Wars game for mobile right now. Yet it seems to be the least appreciated of the three main ones. The other two big ones are just plain boring repetitive gatcha games. While it can be said that Star Wars: Commander takes a lot of inspiration from Clash of Clans, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
If you haven’t given Star Wars: Commander a try yet, now’s a good time to hop in with the new Force Awakens content added including two new characters and a new planet.
Posted December 3, 2015 by Jeff Scott
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 Jeff Scott