After our E3 demo of Plants vs. Zombies 2, we were left desiring a lot more hands-on time to really get a feel for the game’s new freemium model. Now that PVZ 2 has soft launched in the New Zealand and Australian App Stores, we got exactly what we wanted– many more hours of planting defenses and knocking the heads off of hungry zombies. We’ve been playing it nonstop, and haven’t had to spend a dime so far.
When I sat down to play Football Heroes, the pitch from the game’s creators at Run Games was somewhat weird. At its core, Football Heroes starts by drawing heavily from Tecmo Bowl’s classic and simplistic style of football. The next thing was infusing that proven formula with MOBA-inspired special attacks, like in League of Legends. Quite the unusual mix, but I parked the hype, and tried out Football Heroes for myself. Read More
I recently spent some time touring Konami’s upcoming slate of mobile games. There were a wide cross-section of games across multiple genres. That said, all of them had one thing in common: They will all will be launched with a free-to-play model. Hate it or love it, this is the new normal and Konami’s showing proves this new normal can be exciting based on it’s Summer 2013 lineup. Read More
Amazing games like Chaos Rings and Song Summoner prove that when Square Enix puts their minds to developing a role-playing game for mobile devices, fans have reason to get excited. Bloodmasque is next in line, and it places you in the role of a vampire slayer traversing 19th century Paris. While story is always a key feature of RPGs, Bloodmasque’s big hook is letting you become a key figure in the story, literally. Read More
One of the more interesting little gems I saw at E3 was from Polish developer Teyon Games. Crazy Chicken: Pirates is a casual iOS game that draws upon the Moorhhuhn universe, which is very popular Germany. The distinct visual style of the game is eye-catching, but the gameplay offers an interesting fusion of Where’s Waldo and Duck Hunt. Crazy combination, right? I thought so too. Read More
The longest day of the year—the summer solstice—is coming. Zynga is marking the occasion with the release of Solstice Arena, its own entry in the hugely popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre. Solstice Arena, available now for iPhone and iPad, aims to let both hardcore and casual MOBA fans engage in fierce battles with friends and enemies alike. Read More
I took a stop by the Warner Bros Interactive booth to check out what’s on display. Was it a bird? A plane? No, it’s licensed mobile game attempting to leverage the excitement around the new Superman movie! Read More
The FIFA franchise has historically offered a great simulation of soccer on mobile. For the most part, the essential gameplay and feature modes tend to closely mirror its console brother. FIFA 13 was an elegant and satisfying soccer game we loved. Naturally, I was eager to see what an extra year can do for the best portable soccer game around. In FIFA 14, the series makes bold moves to rethink how soccer should be played on a portable device. Read More
In the upcoming game Cut the Rope: Time Travel, cute little Om Nom discovers a time machine that lets him access various periods in history. Luckily for him, candy has been around a while. The game doesn’t come out until Thursday, but we got our hands on an early copy and took it for a spin. Check out our hands-on video below. Read More
We first got our hands on Halfbrick’s Fish Out of Water last month, but with the game’s imminent release we thought we’d show you what it’s all about. Fans of the developer’s previous games, Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, might be surprised by how laid-back it is compared to those games. Watch the video below. Read More
In case the title isn’t clear enough for you, this is a game about boxing monkeys. With two buttons, it’s about as simple as games get, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a look. Check out our hands-on video below. Read More
In the last year, iOS games like Lili and Horn have shown us that epic action-adventure games are, in fact, possible on a touchscreen. Soon, we may be able to add another single-word title to the list: Spiral, an intriguing, futuristic game with outstanding Unreal Engine graphics and animation.