• Junk Jack X

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Education, Games, Adventure, Simulation

    The original Junk Jack, from Pixbits, was a favorite among iOS gamers looking for something like a Minecraft for mobile (before there actually was Minecraft for mobile). While it was surely a good game, full of the exploration and crafting elements people wanted, it was a bit overwhelming, and lacked guidance. These games generally do to some extent, but I found the original hard to get into. The sequel, Junk Jack X, fixes all of that, focusing on accessibility and small iterative improvements to the original, without changing too much. It also adds multiplayer. more »

  • Smash Bandits Racing

    Rating:
    4 out of 5
    Category:
    Games, Action, Racing

    Smash Cops and Smash Cops Heat are both unique takes on top down arcade racing games, in which you indiscriminately chase down criminals with extreme prejudice and high levels of violence. Now Hutch Games has brought us the latest sequel, follow up, or whatever you'd want to call it, and they've flipped the tables on us. Now, you're playing as the criminals being rammed off the road by cops in Smash Bandits. more »

  • Asphalt 8: Airborne

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Entertainment, Games, Arcade, Racing

    It's been five years since Asphalt 4: Elite Racing, the first of Gameloft's Asphalt titles to grace iOS, was originally released. It's one of those long running franchises that you can use to easily mark the growth of a platform, and looking at the brand new Asphalt 8: Airborne, it's been quite a journey. Keeping a lot from Asphalt 7, such as pricing model and overall structure, but with even better graphics, tighter controls, and more polish than ever, Asphalt 8 is one of the penultimate arcade racers on iOS today. more »

  • Plants vs. Zombies™ 2

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Entertainment, Games, Adventure, Strategy

    It's been a few years now since Plants vs. Zombies came along, completely revitalizing tower defense games and bothering to contextualize zombies in a game instead of just throwing them in for no reason. They actually suited the games mechanics perfectly. With all the humor and charm and creative plants, colorful visuals, and catchy background music, PopCap created a behemoth of an IP, and a rabid fanbase was soon screaming "Sequel! Sequel!" That sequel is here, and it couldn't be more aptly titled, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time! more »

  • A Ride into the Mountains

    Rating:
    4 out of 5
    Category:
    Entertainment, Games, Action, Arcade

    A Ride Into the Mountains is a simple indie title floating under the radar that has managed to be particularly eye catching towards critics, who are giving the game universal praise for its elegant design and almost poetic minimalist approach. At its core it's simply a game about archery, in which you as a young lad ride to fend off a demonic presence that has tainted your land, but with simple controls and a unique aesthetic, it really manages to suck you in. more »

  • Solstice Arena - World's First Speed MOBA

    Rating:
    4 out of 5
    Category:
    Entertainment, Games, Role Playing, Strategy

    The MOBA, or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, craze brought about by games like DOTA and League of Legends continues. We've had attempts to bring the genre to mobile before, with games like Legendary Heroes. Well Zynga is throwing their hat into the ring, though the game they've created isn't even really a fully fledged MOBA at all. It's called Solstice Arena, and it's a surprisingly fun combat focused online multiplayer team game. Fair warning. I'm an avid LoL player, so I might throw some terms and references out here and there. more »

  • Greedy Dwarf

    Rating:
    3 out of 5
    Category:
    Entertainment, Games, Adventure, Arcade

    Greedy Dwarf from Sleeper Cell and Crescent Moon Games puts you in hard hat of a tattoed dwarf miner. This Dwarf miner is in a big hurry, as he's being chased by a fearsome dragon, and for good reason, considering he just stole that dragon's gold. Sadly, he's deep in a labyrinthine set of lava-filled caverns, and odd gravity phenomena isn't exactly making his escape any easier. more »

  • Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage

    Rating:
    5 out of 5
    Category:
    Games, Adventure, Puzzle

    What do you get when you mix slice based physics puzzling with Vikings and Rovio Stars, the new publishing arm of Rovio? Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, from Nitrome games. With cut based gameplay reminiscent of Cut the Rope, Slice it! and Smoody, it's up to you to save your fellow Vikings from the ice cold wastes and man eating trolls. This is seriously one of the coolest puzzlers that I've played in a long time. Excellent in every sense of the word. more »

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