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DuckTales

In case you missed it, DuckTales Remastered is on iOS and Android


With controller support
Apr 13
DuckTales Remastered was released in 2013, and despite a few nagging issues, it was a fantastic platformer. Now thanks to WayForward you can play it on iOS and Android for $9.99, and it's actually not half bad. The key is to... read
Professor Layton 7

Professor Layton 7 is coming to smartphones, maybe not the 3DS


A vampire whodunit
Apr 07
Back in 2013, Layton 7, the newest game in the series at the time, was announced for iOS, Android, and 3DS. Now it seems like the latter platform has been cut out entirely, as developer Level-5 unveiled its work so far on the... read
Dual iOS impressions

'Dual' is a really cool mobile shoot 'em up that functions over two devices


With a fair 'one person buys' setup
Apr 06
The other day I ran across a newly released shooter for iOS and Android called Dual. The whole gimmick is that it uses two devices to function, with a screen that spans between them. By forming a tenuous Voltron-esque link you can play two modes, versus and co-op. Although it is a free download, thankfully, only one person needs to buy the premium version ($1.99) to play the latter mode. read
Final Fantasy: All the Bravest was a travesty. It played itself, it was pretty abrasive in its pandering, and the microtransactions were so pushy that it was hard to enjoy it without feeling like you were constantly being sold something. Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is another free-to-play game in the same vein, but it's a much better effort that doesn't feel straight-up insulting to fans. read feature

Four Christmases ago, I joined the smartphone brigade when I found an iPhone 4S nestled under the tree. Oh boy! I thought. Now I can grab all those iOS games that people can't shut up about! And for a couple of years, I was a... read feature

Nintendo mobile

Nintendo talks NX, mobile game pricing, DeNA partnership


'Nintendo will continue its [console] business with even stronger passion'
Mar 18
Nintendo is finally entering the mobile game space through a collaboration with DeNA. Why now? As CEO Satoru Iwata explained to TIME, "We have come to the stage where we can say that we will be able to develop and operate so... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X doesn't lose any brutality in its mobile version


Practice your tapping
Mar 12
Just because it's running on devices that aren't as powerful as PC or consoles, doesn't mean that Mortal Kombat X tones down the violence for its mobile version. No, judging by this gameplay video, all the skull-crunchi... read
Lost Within

Human Head is back with mobile survival horror title Lost Within


Coming to iOS and Fire devices
Mar 09
Last I heard of Human Head Studios, it had taken over development on Minimum (and, prior to that, was working on Prey 2 until publisher Bethesda finally said stop). The company is now putting out a mobile horror title called... read
Breaking Bad

This Breaking Bad 'inspired' weed game on iOS is just....


Can't even
Mar 04
While scrolling about in the iOS app store I found a game called Breaking Farm -- or as it's known by its other name, "Impending Lawsuit." The story involves "Weedsenberg," who watches a "famous television series" a... read
Rockman Xover

Rockman Xover will be shut down at the end of this month


Mega Man was dead, risen on mobile, will he rise again?
Mar 03
Have you experienced the trainwreck that is Rockman Xover yet? The free mobile game may not be available in the west, but it's still the only surviving and active Mega Man game -- that is, until the end of this mont... read
Republique

At long last, Republique is out on PC via Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store


The developer made good on its promise
Feb 26
Once upon a time it felt like Republique would never make it to PC after its successful Kickstarter campaign. Thankfully though developer Camoflaj has been open about the process, guiding us through the series of delays until... read
Mizuguchi's 18

Rez, Lumines creator working on puzzle RPG '18'


Well, the art is great
Feb 20
On a few separate occasions this year, I've been reminded that Rez exists and felt a flood of guilt after recalling how long it's been since I last played this ridiculously cool sequence (too long). A new Rez, or Rez HD on c... read
Endless snowboarding

Stylish endless snowboarder Alto's Adventure now on iPhone and iPad


It's nice when mobile games respect your time
Feb 19
It's rare that I cover mobile games here but I couldn't let Alto's Adventure slide by me. This is pegged as an "endless snowboarding odyssey" with a one-button trick system and 180 goals to best. Other things worth noting be... read
Mighty Switch Force

Mighty Switch Force! makes the jump to iOS with a funky trailer


Well that was sudden
Feb 10
WayForward sent me an interesting note today -- Mighty Switch Force! is coming to iOS in the form of Mighty Switch Force! Hose it Down. Wait, what?! This isn't going to operate just like past entries though, as it is not a t... read
I was skeptical of Sons of Anarchy at first, but once I realized it was Hamlet on wheels I was in. Its seven season run wasn't perfect (particularly the Belfast plotline), but it kept me thoroughly entertained throu... read feature

Crossy Road Android

Download Crossy Road from Google Play and wonder where the day went


It's like Frogger, except kids recognize it
Jan 08
Hipster Whale's endless mobile hit Crossy Road was previously only available from the Apple App Store and Amazon, but now Android users can play the game through Google Play, too. I like Crossy Road, but not as much as some p... read
Monument Valley

Monument Valley apparently has a 95% piracy rate on Android, 60% on iOS


Wow
Jan 07
Although I haven't had the chance to finish it, Monument Valley is a rad indie mobile game. Sadly, developer Ustwo has shed some light on some recent sales data, and it doesn't look good. According to its numbers, only 5... read
Bravely Default

Bravely Archive: D's Report is a thing now for iOS/Android


And it's officially a franchise
Dec 23
After I finished Bravely Default and unlocked the secret ending, I thought to myself "please make this a franchise." I know the sequel was already greenlit by Square Enix, but I wanted the series to continue -- perhaps b... read
GTA

GTA: Chinatown Wars out now on Android


Also, it's gone universal on iOS
Dec 22
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars was an odd release. Rockstar decided to support a Nintendo platform and it paid off critically, but for whatever reason it never took off, and was ported to the PSP later that year a... read
Free games

Halfbrick makes some good games, and now all the iOS ones are free


Happy holidays
Dec 18
Ah, the holiday season. That awkward time of year when you're expected to be in the same room as your extended family, talking to your great aunt that you barely remember about how no, you're not in school anymore; you gradua... read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone is now available everywhere on Android


Finally
Dec 18
After a soft launch in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available worldwide. You'll need to sport a 6" (or larger) Android device to run it though, so don't try and squint on you... read
Lords of the Fallen

Angry Viking simulator Lords of the Fallen is coming to iOS and Android


Interesting
Dec 18
Well this is an interesting turn of events. Despite not having a version of the game out for the Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii U platforms, developer Deck13 Interactive will release Lords of the Fallen on iOS and Android de... read
 
original

Review: Peggle Blast

Dec 06 // Chris Carter
My criteria for enjoying a game with microtransactions is simple -- am I having fun, and can I consistently have fun without feeling like I need to pay out? Unlike some people who hate microtransactions on sheer principl... read feature

Tomb Raider II

My favorite Tomb Raider game is out now on iOS for $1.99


I know the suspense is killing you
Dec 05
Tomb Raider II is by far my favorite Lara Croft adventure. Although the visuals are dated by today's standards, the locales and sense of adventure pretty much have no equal for me. I remember spending roughly 30 hours pl... read
Sci-fi point-and-click

Love You to Bits is a sci-fi spiritual successor to Tiny Thief


Pickin' up the pieces of love
Dec 02
Oh, this is cute. Some of the people behind the acclaimed mobile point-and-click adventure Tiny Thief are back with a "spiritual successor" about a human explorer scouring the universe for his robot girlfriend. It's called L... read
Ron Gilbert adventure

Maniac Mansion spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park meets Kickstarter goal


The hamster is safe!
Nov 24
It's happening: the creators of Maniac Mansion are making another 2D point-and-click adventure together. Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick launched a Kickstarter for Thimbleweed Park just last week and with more than $375,000 rais... read
Infinite Frogger

Crossy Road is Frogger for a new generation


iPhone and iPad for now, with 'other platforms to follow'
Nov 24
I'm not one to get into mobile gaming but every few months something comes along and enough friends and peers tweet about it that I feel compelled to join them, if only for a day. Crossy Road, a sort of isometric, voxel-y, ... read
Taito mashup

Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders should have happened years ago


Mobile game announced for Japan
Nov 14
I was too young to get into Space Invaders, influential as it was, but Arkanoid is my jam. Taito is working on a mobile game for iOS and Android that combines the two properties, according to Game Watch, and I'm loving the so... read
Super Secret Service

Super Secret Service is an unexpected treat


Save the President from paper airplanes and tomatos
Nov 08
Austin Ivansmith directed Ducktales Remastered, a relatively big budget retail game featuring hand drawn animation the voice cast from the original Disney cartoon. It was a lot of work. You'd think that in his off hours he'd... read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone expansion Goblins vs Gnomes coming this December


120+ new cards for PC, Mac, and iPad
Nov 07
This trailer for Goblins vs Gnomes, an expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft hitting next month, sure is fun. I like it when videogame trailers are basically just songs. The expansion will add more than 120 cards, in... read
Hearthstone

Justice brought: Hearthstone fraught with bots, caught a lot


All for naught, naughty bots
Oct 28
Blizzard's doing its best to keep Hearthstone players on a level playing field, and that has resulted in action against a significant number of users. Recently announced in a Battle.net post, "several thousand" accounts ... read
Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike out in Japan on October 30


Just in time for Halloween
Oct 28
The gussied up Android and iOS version of Final Fantasy VII's motorcycle minigame is coming out in Japan this week, according to Famitsu. This feels right. It's been too long since Square has milked Final Fantasy VII. Possib... read






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