Ah, warm summer nights. Fireworks, beachside grilling parties, and the moans of the tortured undead. You can experience some of these things in the latest update for Plants vs Zombies 2.
What’s New in Version 3.8.1
Summer Nights are here and the un-living is easy. Celebrate with hot backyard parties through August 13, plus:
• Special-edition plant Strawburst – jamming for a limited time
• 7 summer-ready zombies, including Hot Dog Imp
• Explosive firework piñatas
• 5 fresh collectible costumes
• Summertime Vasebreaker mode – sparklers with every smash
• New repeatable Quests for Wild West, Far Future and Dark Ages
From what I hear, Agar.io is a game all the kids are crazy about, even though (or because) you can name yourself any word you want, regardless of its R-rated-ness. From Touch Arcade’s 4.5 out of 5 star review:
Agar.io is described as an “MMO,” but it’s a lot more arcade-like in nature. You’ll start off as a single, solitary cell — yep, as in, a microscopic organism. Your objective is to simply absorb smaller cells, grow in size, and live as long as you possibly can. If you happen to get absorbed, it’s game over, and you’ll start over from the beginning. I’m leaving out the major gimmick of course, in that most of those other cells that you are eating and being eaten by are actually other players. Hence, the “massively multiplayer” part. As you’d expect, things can get extremely hectic and competitive being surrounded by a constant sea of players.
Via Touch Arcade
In this physics-based puzzler, your job is to build an island. From 148Apps’s 3/5 review:
The end result of In Churning Seas‘ less gamey design makes it feel like just that: less gamey. Given the haunting soundtrack, minimalistic aesthetic, and odd crypitc messaging between rounds, this seems very much intentional. The problem with this, though, is that it can feel a bit too random – and as a result, more frustrating.
Thanks to its soft launch in New Zealand, Gamzebo has gotten their hands on Star Wars Uprising, the upcoming Star Wars RPG from Kabam. So far, they like it. From the preview:
As we’d guessed previously, Star Wars Uprising is a Diablo-lite in a familiar universe. Players will control their hero through taps and swipes as they clear
dungeon after dungeonplanet after planet of monsters and villainsdroids and stormtroopers. The combat is a very by-the-numbers affair, but it still manages to be a good time. You’ll have four different moves at your disposal at any time, and perfecting the experience means knowing which skill to use when. For example: when a stormtrooper gets ready to discharge a wide arc of laser fire, I’ll double-tap to dodge/roll to the side, get close enough to knock them back and dizzy them, and then pull back on my hero to unleash a shotgun-style blast of hot laser death.