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[Sponsor] Pull off rad tricks in Stickman Skate Battle out now on mobile
We’d like to thank our sponsor for this week, Stickman Skate Battle from Djinnworks GmbH.
Think you can pull off the most rad tricks out of all of your friends? Well, why not put that to the test in Stickman Skate Battle, a multiplayer skate-off experience out right now on iOS and Android.
Stickman Skate Battle challenges you to face off against a friend in a variety of different modes. There’s high score, in which you try and perform the best tricks in a minute. The winner is, as you expect, the player with the highest score at the end. Then there’s domination mode, which takes its cues from Splatoon. Here you trick off obstacles to cover them in your colours, and win if you have the most obstacles at the end. You can steal your opponent’s obstacle, which is pretty cool, by performing a better trick on it.
Aside from the main modes, there are also a bunch of daily, weekly, and league tournaments to take part in – if you dare. These offer the highest challenge, as you’re up against players globally. You might want to train up for that by completing the tutorial, practicing your tricks in training mode, and taking on the AI in offline play. If you fancy a bit of personal flair on your character, you can choose from a variety of different skaters and boards, as well as learn a few special tricks.
It’s clear that Stickman Skate Battle has been designed with love for the sport in mind. From the hand-crafted skate parks, to the variety of skaters, and the controller support at launch. Go on, you know you want to grab it from the App Store or Google Play right now.
Posted May 17, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Half golf game, half platformer, Golf Zero entertains
Golf Zero is the kind of game that must have come out of a dare or a high. Combine a golf game with a platformer and throw in bullet time just for the heck of it. In the multiple holes the player has up to three shots to get the ball in the hole while jumping from platforms and generally shooting the ball (magically) while in the air. Not sure how that works, but this game, miraculously does work.
It’s inventive, fun, lots of levels, and best of all it’s free to play with ads.
Posted March 17, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Freeverse heritage lives on in Fish!
Flick Fishing was one of the original great fishing arcade games on iOS. Well Freeverse got swallowed by ngmoco:), which was swallowed by DeNA. And DeNA really only hits our radar these days because they are making mobile games for Nintendo. So Freeverse is long gone, but not forgotten.
But, the heritage lives on in Fish! from Strange Flavour. If you liked Flick Fishing, or like fishing games, give this a shot. Also available for Apple TV, which is a bonus.
Posted March 10, 2016 by Jeff Scott
Football Manager Touch 2016 gets top marks at Touch Arcade
Despite the 3D engine disappointment, the game still stands as the king of manager games on iOS and an extremely-easy recommendation to anyone even remotely interested in sports. The game’s depth is probably incomparable to anything on the App Store, its replayability probably unmatched too, and the entertainment it offers ranks up with the best gaming experiences I’ve had on any platform. SI has put a lot of work to make the game play better on tablet, and it shows as it’s definitely the most tablet-friendly manager game to date.
While the game will entertain every player who enjoys deep management games, it truly shines when you actually know football and follow it. Why? Because there’s a sense of vindication when playing FMT 2016 that I don’t think I’ve ever gotten from another game. When that no-name player you got into your digital team at the beginning of the year ends up becoming a big signing for a real-life big team merely a few months later, then you can proudly say “I called it.” Outside the ‘moral satisfaction’ that such moments bring, they also show the game’s realism in terms of player representation, another reason why playing this game and watching the real sport end up merging together in a fabulous amalgam of sports entertainment.
Posted December 15, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Rocky Balboa Coaches You in Real Boxing 2 Creed
Vivid Games has released their much anticipated follow up to the awesome Real Boxing. This time round it is branded with the upcoming Rocky franchise spin off, Creed.
The graphics on this game are amazing — partially thanks to the Unreal Engine used. It’s also a very strategic game and not just a button masher like many similar games. Figuring out when to punch, when to guard, and when to charge ahead will be key in conquering this game. Look for open spots and choose the type of punch to fit that hole. Personally, I’m getting destroyed.
Overall a good free to play sports related game, great graphics, a great fit for boxing fans.
Posted November 18, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: MLB Perfect Inning 15
Celebrate Major League Baseball’s new season and throw your first pitch with MLB Perfect Inning 15! Warm up in the spring season with enhanced gameplay, improved graphics, and all new game modes. Play with all the players of MLB! It’s a whole new ball game. Bring the heat!
Worth downloading if for no other reason than Madison Bumgarner of the World Champion San Francisco Giants is on the icon. Way better than that weirdo that was on there for MLB Perfect Inning 14.
Posted April 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: WWE 2K
• Authentic WWE Action, Superstar Entrances, wrestling moves, your favorite match types, and more.
• Create a Superstar: Create the Superstar you always wanted to be. Available for use in all game modes.
• Career Mode: Choose a Custom or WWE Superstar and take him through his WWE journey. Earn Respect, upgrade your skills, earn titles, and achieve goals to earn your way to the WWE Hall of Fame.
• Training – Learn how to play WWE 2K, from beginner to pro, learning the nuances of the deep gameplay in the game’s tutorial mode.
• Real-Time Multiplayer Matches- Take your created Superstar or your favorite WWE Superstar online and play against friends or the WWE Universe .
• Tons of Unlockables: Play and unlock tons of new items to further customize your created Superstar.
Posted April 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Endless Skier Alto's Adventure Released
Alto’s Adventure is a very pretty endless runner / skier. Released today by Snowman ($1.99, App Store), the game is a very beautiful looking downhill Ski Safari type game. Set in a beautiful procedurally generated alpine world, tricks are done with just one touch to jump/rotate the skier while in the air to gather coins and power up from jumps.
Beautiful game well worth the two buck price tag.
Posted February 19, 2015 by Jeff Scott