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Are you ready to get down with the spear god in Lichtspeer [$3.99]? Noodlecake helped port Lichthund's spear-tossing action game to iOS, where it finally belongs. I mean, we've been training for this kind of game for years with all the physics puzzlers about launching stuff out there. I'm ready and primed for this. Which is good, because this game is quite challenging, but it feels so good to take out hundreds of dudes with a light spear in a uniquely-themed world. You stand alone, launching spears at hordes of enemies that just keep coming, facing off in the occasional boss battle. Expect to leave plenty of bloody, spear-ridden corpses in your wake...

'Part Time UFO' Review - It Works Hard for Its Money

For many years, mobile gamers dreamed the impossible dream of having Nintendo games on their platform of choice. When that dream finally, improbably, came true, it didn't come in the form that many of those players had hoped for. There are a lot of factors to consider when thinking about why Nintendo's mobile efforts are what they are, but regardless of the why, the fact remains that they're not quite the same as what the company puts out on its own hardware. Well, HAL Laboratory isn't Nintendo, but they're quite close in a lot of ways. If you were one of those people looking for a Nintendo-like experience on your mobile device, you may find that HAL's latest release, Part Time UFO [$3.99], scratches the itch nicely...




Snatcher Inspired Read Only Memories: Type M Releases on March 6th for iOS and Android, Pre-Order Available Now for Free

After announcing a port a while ago, MidBoss has finally put up Read Only Memories: Type M for pre-order on the App Store. This is a Snatcher inspired point and click (and even smell and taste) adventure that originally released on PC platforms a few years ago. It made the jump to PlayStation 4 in early 2017 before releasing on PlayStation Vita late last year. I’ve played it twice across PC and PlayStation 4 and love the aesthetic and music. This cyberpunk adventure features various aspects of augmentation, AI, and more. Watch the announcement trailer for the iOS and Android release below:..

One game that launched not too long ago but has flown criminally under the radar since then is The Scrungeon Depths [$1.99] from developer Chase Holton, aka When's Lunch? Games. It's a top-down dungeon crawler that released for iOS, Android, and Steam back in early November of last year. We have a tough job here at TouchArcade as the App Store sees hundreds of releases each week, and try as we might to bring all the great games to the surface there are many that inevitably slip through the cracks. I briefly played The Scrungeon Depths when it hit in November, as I try to do with all the new games each week, and thought it seemed just fine, but never dove back in beyond that initial play test. It wasn't until this year that I got around to really giving it a go, and it has impressed me so much that I wish I'd realized it sooner as I'd certainly have included it in my top games of the year. So it goes on mobile, but just today a huge version 2.0 update arrived for The Scrungeon Depths and I figure that's good enough reason to talk about this gem of game and hopefully bring it some much needed attention. First, the trailer for the new update...

Following its soft-launch last summer and its staggered official launch over the course of this past month, Bandai Namco has officially launched Tekken [Free] worldwide a couple of days ahead of schedule. In case you haven't been following along, this is a mobile-ized version of the classic fighting game franchise, which means it's a simplified "swipe fighter" like Marvel Contest of Champions [Free] or Injustice 2 [Free] rather than a full-fledged fighting game with virtual buttons like Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition [$4.99]. It features a huge cast of Tekken characters, each coming in a variety of classes and styles. The big differentiator in Tekken compared to other swipe fighters is its Waza Card system which sees you collecting and upgrading a variety of special move cards and then equipping up to three of them during battle. Unlike similar games which typically have 3 levels of special move per character, in Tekken you can mix and match your Waza Cards to create different fighting styles and then blend those card-based special moves into your normal swipe and tap fighting to create a variety of cool combos...

I got some serious deja-vu when I saw Temple of Spikes: The Legend [$5.99] appeared one the App Store this morning. It turns out that, almost exactly a year to the day, Tigrido announced the debut of the Temple of Spikes [Free] series on the App Store with what was a rather entertaining little arcade game. They may share a similar title, but Temple of Spikes: The Legend couldn't be more different than its predecessor in both gameplay and scope. Now a hardcore twitch platforming title, Temple of Spikes: The Legend takes influence from its speedrunning peers like the excellent Mos Speedrun 2 [$1.99], and the promise of 30 levels and a frankly ridiculous 50+ hours of gameplay underline the game's credentials as Tigrido's first major App Store premium release. After much anticipation, Temple of Spikes: The Legend is available to download for $5.99 today on iOS...

'Raskulls Online', Halfbrick's Next Real-Time Multiplayer Puzzle Game, Is Looking for Beta Testers

I have a lot of respect for iconic App Store developers Halfbrick Studios attempting to step out of their comfort zone as of late. Of course, the App Store isn't a particularly forgiving place for companies that stick to the same old holding pattern with their releases (not mentioning any names here), and developers like Supercell who keep on striving to mix things up seem to achieve the holy grail of sustained iOS success. Whether it's a conscious decision or one forced by the nature of the beast, Halfbrick's foray into AR with last year's Shadows Remain [Free] and the eclectic array of games released over the past few months underlines the Australian studio's determination not to stand still, and Raskulls Online, their latest upcoming App Store effort, continues this pattern. As the title suggests, Raskulls Online is an online, real-time multiplayer puzzle game, and appears to be an interesting grid-based take on the strategy genre. While it's still early days for Raskulls Online, Halfbrick are currently looking for any eager beta testers to help the title get one step closer to a worldwide release...

Mad Otter Games had a vision of a full-scale MMORPG that could be played at home on your PC or out and about while on your mobile devices, with the ability to jump between platforms seamlessly. The result is Villagers & Heroes [Free], which has been out on both PC and Android for quite a while but has finally landed on iOS today as well. In it you'll find all the features you'd expect from a full desktop-class MMORPG including thousands of story-driven quests, raids to battle in with your crew, mounts to ride across the vast lands, weapons and equipment that you can forge and enchant with magical items, and persistent villages where your character can live and help towards making improvements and expanding the village footprint. All of this takes place in a colorful, World of Warcraft-esque fantasy realm which you can see in the following Villagers & Heroes trailer...

'Asphalt 9: Legends', the Latest Console-Quality Racing Release From Gameloft, Has Soft Launched on the App Store

I'm not sure what surprised me more about today's surprise Philippines soft launch release of Asphalt 9: Legends - the fact that there have been nine mainline Asphalt games, or that the veteran racing series still looks this good. While the racing franchise didn't make its iOS debut until Asphalt 4, each successive iteration has normally gone some distance to providing a meticulous, fast-paced and flashy graphical showcase for the device, and hot off the heels of Feral's excellent GRID Autosport [$9.99], Gameloft are back to try and reclaim their throne. Fans of the previous entry in the series may know what to expect from this upcoming sequel, but Asphalt 9 looks like it's throwing even more content, configurable options and crazily fast racing action into the mixer, and the first trailer for the game shows how stunning it looks in motion. While no worldwide release date has been specified as of yet, today's Philippines soft launch is a perfect chance to try out Gameloft's next generation of mobile racing game...

'Dissembler' Review - Click-Clack I Was Making a Match

While it's true that not every pre-existing genre of game has adapted comfortably to touch controls, I feel like the puzzle genre has benefited tremendously from them. In some cases, there are puzzles that just wouldn't work properly with other methods of input. Other titles benefit simply from the improved tactility that comes from using your fingers directly on objects in the game. Granted, you're just mushing your finger against a piece of smooth glass no matter what the game is like, but the really great ones line up sound effects and visual flourishes to create the illusion that you're actually playing around with solid pieces...

'Alto's Odyssey' Review: Once More Down the Mountain

Snowman returns to their breakout hit with Alto's Odyssey [$4.99], and while they don't veer too far from what worked in Alto's Adventure [$4.99], they still find room for a few surprises while maintaining the engrossing atmospheric experience of the original. It doesn't do enough new to change the minds of anyone that didn't like the first game, but everything Adventure does right, Odyssey expands on it...

Just a quick note to our Android friends out there, as was announced a couple of weeks ago, Capcom has brought Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition [$4.99] to Android via the Google Play Store. This is largely the same game that launched on iOS in July of last year, including the three additional playable characters that arrived via updates following its release. However, the Android version of Street Fighter IV: CE includes an exclusive new character, fan-favorite punching bag Dan Hibiki. Hey Capcom, us iOS users want to beat up on Dan too ya know, so maybe think about bringing him over to the Apple side someday please? ..

Our old friend Phil Faily is getting ready to enter the terrible twos as this week marks the second anniversary of Spunge Games releasing their hilarious endless driver/crash simulator Faily Brakes [Free] into the App Store. To mark this momentous occasion Spunge has released a huge update to the game adding all sorts of new goodies. The biggest of which is a brand new theme and environment to careen through called Retro Future. Here, you'll be surrounded by neon-soaked hazards and a catchy synth soundtrack, and there's several new 80s-styled vehicles to drive too. The Retro Future environment also features new dynamic elements like moving hazards and underground tunnels you can drive through. The new environment as well as one of the new vehicles come included for free in the update, with two additional vehicles and two character costumes available in a $1.99 IAP. ..

Gacha games are all about that feel good moment when you know you are about to open up some loot in game. Idiocracy, Inc knows this and wants to hit you right in those feels with Dice Brawl: Captains League. Dice Brawl shares many characteristics of some games most of us are very familiar with, but it is ready to clash with the best of them. Sporting a more traditional tabletop style gameplay and a dash of random gameplay mechanics, Dice Brawl has a niche that suggests it will be able to compete without fully stepping on anyone's toes too much...

If there's one thing I've learnt from covering major App Store releases over the past two years, it's that you can never trust release dates. Alto's Odyssey [$4.99], the eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2015's universally acclaimed and adored endless runner Alto's Adventure [$4.99], was scheduled to launch on iOS tomorrow, but here we are. I'm not sure why I'm complaining about being blindsided by release dates, as five minutes with Alto's Odyssey confirms everything you'd expect from a pseudo-sequel to one of the most beloved mobile releases of recent times - Snowman have yet again created a game that is aesthetically stunning, while also varied and accessible enough to be a lot of fun to play. Alto's Odyssey is available to download on the App Store for $4.99 right now, and while we'll have a review out very soon, I'm sure most ardent iOS advocates have already downloaded it by this point in the article...

A couple of weeks back we learned that Zen Studios had partnered up with Universal to release a set of new pinball tables based on the classic Jurassic Park franchise for their Zen Pinball [Free] and Pinball FX 3 games called Jurassic World Pinball. The new tables are intended to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the very first Jurassic Park movie back in 1993, but they have the added effect of also making me realize that I'm old now. Anyway, today those three new Jurassic Park-themed tables have arrived in Zen Pinball on iOS, Android, and Mac and in Pinball FX 3 on all other platforms. Here's a trailer showing all three new tables in action...

'Sword Art Online: Integral Factor' Announced for Worldwide Release, Pre-Registrations Now Live

Bandai Namco Entertainment just announced that it is releasing yet another Sword Art Online mobile game. This one will be releasing worldwide on both the App Store and Google Play and is called Sword Art Online: Integral Factor. IT takes place in the year 2022 when Akihiko Kayaba has developed a full dive VRMMORPG titled Sword Art Online. Once logged into, you can’t log out until you complete the game and a game over means dying in the real world. You play as a former beta tester for the VRMMORPG who is trapped inside now. Watch the announcement trailer for it below:..

Breath of the Wild aside, Drool LLC's chaotic 'rhythm violence' release Thumper [$4.99] was one of the first experiences that really 'sold' me on the Nintendo Switch. Seeing such a vibrant, colorful and complex indie classic make the transition to a handheld device just felt so perfect, and sure enough set a precedent for a deluge of titles to release on the hardware in the months afterwards. Despite this, there was a nagging voice in the back of my head that wondered 'would this game be even better on iOS', and as if the developers knew what a fantastic idea this would be, Thumper: Pocket Edition made its debut on the App Store last month. Taking full use of the Super Retina Display and extended real estate on the iPhone X, Thumper was a stunning romp for rhythm fans that went down a treat on our forums, despite some minor control niggles that emerged amongst our community. Thankfully, the developers have listened to feedback from fans, and have today released an update for Thumper that adds a new touch-based lane switch control scheme alongside a number of other welcome improvements...

'Kingpin Bowling', an Endless Arcade Bowler from The Frosty Pop Corps, Is Rolling onto the App Store in March

While video games in general have been gravitating towards a hyper-realistic, gritty and brooding aesthetic recently, the App Store remains a refuge of color and wackiness, and I wouldn't have it any other way. That's not to say that titles such as The Room: Old Sins [$4.99] and Inside [Free] are not fantastically engrossing experiences, but when I reach for my iPhone, I'm normally on the lookout for that lighthearted arcade romp that makes me forget about the depressing realities of 2018. The Frosty Pop Corps have been experts of the craft over the past few years, with games like High Dive [Free], Sprnkls [Free] and most recently Ninja Attack! [Free] lighting up the App Store with luscious production values and finely tuned gameplay mechanics. Kingpin Bowling looks like yet another strike from the prolific developers, as its spin (or roll?) on the endless runner formula looks full of charm and challenge...

What to Do in 'Dissidia Final Fantasy OO' After You've Beaten It

So you've made it all the way to the end of Dissidia Final Fantasy OO [Free]. First off, congratulations. That means you've watched a ton of cutscenes and battled your way through all five chapters of the story so far, undoubtedly tackling plenty of optional quests along the way. Nevertheless, there's probably some stirring in some corner of the gamer part of your soul, wondering if that's all there is (or maybe the regular part of your soul too, if you're the existential part). The answer is no, because not only is there assuredly more to come on the story front — and if you've beaten what the game has laid out to date, you know that there's nothing close to a resolution to its epic tale — there's plenty to do while you wait for the developers to add more to the main quest line. If you want to keep playing, here's what you should be doing every day to make sure your characters are as well-prepared as they can be for what eventually lies ahead...

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