What if you crossed zombies with match-3 and lane defense? Zombie Match Defense!
This game by Jake Sones is the result of a bet, probably made over multiple drinks, that two over used game genres couldn’t be combined and made to be fun. Jake thought he could do it and I think he has succeeded.
Zombie Match Defense turns out to be a fresh take on match-3 games. With the combination of the two genres some new mechanics pop-up that are cool. The game includes both a map-based progression mode and also mode I prefer, the endless mode which is unlocked after a couple levels. And I think I can honestly say that Zombie Match Defense is the best zombie match-3 lane defense ever made. And it’s also lots of fun.
Posted October 26, 2015 by Jeff Scott
iOS 9 Has Been Jailbroken
TA brings us the news that the once thought to be unjailbreakable (now it’s a word!) iOS 9 has been jailbroken.
Of course doing so is a huge security risk, but not as risky as having an Android phone.
Posted October 14, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies Comes Back from the Dead and Gets First Update in 18 months
Major props to Activision for updating this game, even though it took them a while. It’s great to have companies in the App Store that will update games instead of just dumping major hits in favor of little yellow pill-shaped things.
If you haven’t grabbed this yet, support the decision by EA to fix this and go buy it!
Posted October 14, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Real Boxing 2 Gains "Creed" Movie Tie-in
Yes, there’s a movie coming up called Creed. Not named after that horrible band from the 1990’s, but for the upcoming Rocky tie-in movie Creed. Rocky is too old to fight now, so he has to find someone else to live out his pugilistic dreams. Along comes the son of Apollo Creed, and boom, there’s a movie. We’ll let the screenwriters figure out the details.
Now back to Real Boxing 2 — the upcoming Unreal Engine fighting game has gained the Creed title as a movie tie-in. Usually movie games are horrible, we’ll see if the movie tie-in curses this once promising game. The game comes out in November.
Posted October 14, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Hocus. Review - 4/5 from Touch Arcade
In Hocus by Yunus Ayyildiz you play as a small red cube that needs to traverse a wide variety of impossible geometries. Why? Well, to get to a small red hole. Once you do, the level is completed and you move on to the next. There are 50 overall, which may not sound like much, but it’s a good amount for the price (with the obligatory promise of more to come, of course).
Posted October 13, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Coming Soon -- the New New Slide To Play
We’ve been trying out new things at Slide To Play to get just the right mix of curation to make the site that works best for you, our reader. But hearing from readers, we just haven’t found it yet. So, it’s time to shake things up a bit. Move some bits around and push some pixels. Later this week we’ll be re-launching Slide To Play as something very different and hopefully very useful.
The new new Slide To Play will be focused purely on discovering great games. We’ll only be posting the games that we love ourselves or are recommended by trusted friends. That variety will hopefully mean you can always find something new and exciting that fits your tastes.
We hope that Slide To Play 4.0 will be the go to resource to find new and exciting games for all mobile platforms.
Keep an eye out, we’ll have more on this soon.
Posted October 13, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Minecraft Future Updates Discussed by Mojang Mobile Team
Check out the article for Touch Arcade’s full write up, but some of the highlights of what is coming to Minecraft PE include:
– World height increase
– Classic crafting
– Redstone improvements
Posted October 8, 2015 by Jeff Scott
[Update] Missing Capcom and Telltale Games Coming Back - Others May Be Gone for Good
[Update: Good news! Touch Arcade spoke with Apple and the earlier report from Pocket Gamer did not come from official sources. There has been no policy change (thankfully) — apps disappearing seems to just be a bug for now. While developers can remove apps from the purchased list, it is not the default to do so. That’s what is happening and that is the bug that is causing the ruckus.]
Capcom and Telltale have responded to Touch Arcade and let them know that the missing games are coming back to the App Store. They were removed due to bugs with iOS 9. Seems like games companies aren’t putting in the time to test their games with beta versions of the iOS. I mean it was available for three months…
There has been a lot on confusion around the removed games recently. Due to a change in the iTunes store backend it seems as though anything removed from sale from all territories will no longer be available to download if you had previously downloaded it.
If this is a bug or the new policy is still up for debate. Pocket Gamer has a source at Apple that says it’s the way things work now — but there’s no written policy change to be found. If it is the new policy it is a 180 degree reversal of the way things have been working.
We’ll have to see how this shakes out.
Posted October 7, 2015 via Touch Arcade