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Asphalt Overdrive trailer has an 80s soundtrack, classic vehicles, car backflips, bacon outrunning, and loads of neon

News By Peter Willington, 5 days, 18 hours ago
Asphalt Overdrive trailer has an 80s soundtrack, classic vehicles, car backflips, bacon outrunning, and loads of neon

Video games let us do the impossible, such as slaying demons, or saving the world, or explore distant stars. In the case of Asphalt Overdrive, video games let you travel to the eighties, drive classic supercars, escape police chases, and backflip your car through a billboard. Video games are awesome. The game's out now on iOS and Android, with a Windows Phone version coming soon. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Popcorn Party is bursting with Sprout-y flavour

News By Peter Willington, 5 days, 18 hours ago
Popcorn Party is bursting with Sprout-y flavour

The latest puzzle game from DeNA and Room 8 Studio is Popcorn Party, which is apparently inspired by a pen and paper game I've never heard of, called Sprouts. You're tasked with drawing lines between popcorn kernels, with the aim of chaining matching kernel colours together and bursting them in one go for highscores and access to special abilities. Want to throw your own Popcorn Party? Get the game for free from the App Store now. [App Store link]…


I won't Force you to watch this Star Wars: Galactic Defense developer diary, but you probably should

News By Peter Willington, 6 days, 12 hours ago
I won't Force you to watch this Star Wars: Galactic Defense developer diary, but you probably should

DeNA, Disney, and Lucasfilm have teamed up and are producing a tower defence game called Star Wars: Galactic Defense. Excited? Yeah... The jury's obviously still out on whether it's going to be any more than a standard TD game with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader slapped all over it, but we've got our fingers crossed. The dev diary below features awkward smiles by the executive producer, a sequence in which a man speaking English is subtitled in English, but most importantly it has gameplay footage for you to look at and say "ooooh that looks quite nice".…


I have the answer to the big question raised in this trailer for Dr. Quizington

News By Peter Willington, 6 days, 12 hours ago
I have the answer to the big question raised in this trailer for Dr. Quizington

Scholar, gentlemen, and eponymous hero Dr. Quizington is trying to find the source of the river Nile. Unfortunately, no one's yet told him that it's generally regarded that it can be found in the Nyungwe National Park of Rwanda. So I guess he's set off on a journey to discover the answer all by himself. Queue 1,000 questions across all sorts of subjects and tons of achievements to unlock in this mobile trivia title, the trailer for which is below. You can download Dr. Quizington for free right now. [App Store link]…


Yes Chef! is the latest effort to be published by Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride peeps

News By Peter Willington, 6 days, 13 hours ago
Yes Chef! is the latest effort to be published by Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride peeps

How do you fancy a new match-3 puzzler published by them what put out Colossatron and Age of Zombies, and developed by CitrusJoy? Cool, you're in look. On top of the standard match-3 formula, Yes Chef! also promises special power-ups to give you the edge on the leaderboards, including bombs, shuffles, speed boosts, and so on. It'll be out worldwide on October 9th, but if you just can't wait and you have an Australian or Canadian iTunes account, you can get it now.…


Epic Island is Backflip Studios' new RPG, and this is what it looks like

News By Peter Willington, 6 days, 13 hours ago
Epic Island is Backflip Studios' new RPG, and this is what it looks like

Backflip Studios has a new RPG on the way. It's called Epic Island, and is a big and colourful take on the genre. Expect the usual questing for loot, fighting baddies, and saving the day, all against the backdrop of a chunky cartoon world. The trailer also promises boss fights with huge creatures, and the option to battle your friends. Want to give it a go? Well it's out now, so you totally can. [App Store link]…


Brand new Angry Birds Transformers trailer reveals gameplay, confirms release date

News By Peter Willington, 6 days, 19 hours ago
Brand new Angry Birds Transformers trailer reveals gameplay, confirms release date

After the ridiculously awesome 80s cartoon trailer released a few weeks back, I didn't think another Angry Birds Transformers video would ever get me quite as hyped again. I thought wrong. Minutes ago Rovio released its gameplay trailer for Angry Birds Transformers, and any potential fears that it might be a boring re-hash of old ideas have transformed and rolled right out the window. The game is scheduled to be released on iOS on October 15th, and on Google Play October 30th. I. Am. Excited.…


Slowmo headshots, suicide bombers, exploding barrels, gun-porn: this Kill Shot trailer has it all

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Slowmo headshots, suicide bombers, exploding barrels, gun-porn: this Kill Shot trailer has it all

The headline says it all really: the new video for Kill Shot has just about everything you need in a trailer for a free-to-play first person shooter that's big and explosive and completely over-the-top in its depiction of armed combat. Most of Kill Shot seems to revolve around being a sniper (although other weapons are available), and carefully lining up your sights to terminate targets with extreme prejudice. There are slowmo replays when you off someone in an especially epic way, and with the Watch and Share feature you can share the gruesome replay with your mates. It's out now, go grab it. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Pumped BMX 2 has me pumped, and will get you pumped once you watch this video of Pumped BMX 2

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Pumped BMX 2 has me pumped, and will get you pumped once you watch this video of Pumped BMX 2

There's a trailer for Pumped BMX 2 out, and it has me frothing at the mouth in anticipation. I adore games like Touchgrind Skate 2, True Skate, and so on, and Pumped BMX 2 looks like a bike-themed take on those games, but in 2.5D. There's a flexible control scheme and a realistic physics engine in place that allows you to do loads of different tricks, 50 levels with 500 challenges, plus achievements and leaderboards. Oh, and you can record replays to show off to mates. The game's out on the App Store tomorrow. Get pumped.…


Underworld: Drug Lords trailer is all about the narcotics, AKs, and the opening sequence of Eastenders

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Underworld: Drug Lords trailer is all about the narcotics, AKs, and the opening sequence of Eastenders

Drugs are bad, mmmkay? But dealing drugs is worse. If for some reason you do have the urge to peddle highly addictive, life-destroying, terrorism-funding contraband then Underworld: Drug Lords will let you do that in the comfort and safety of your middle-class suburban home. The trailer for the game may be all about glorifying a pretty reprehensible crime to a funky soundtrack, but it also has a bit 24 seconds in that looks a heck of a lot like the opening of Eastenders. Underworld: Drug Lords is free-to-play, and out now on Android. [Google Play link]  …


SyRUSH is the waffle simulator we've all been waiting for

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
SyRUSH is the waffle simulator we've all been waiting for

Have you ever thought “I really love waffles, but I can't justify eating them every day because they'll probably give me a heart attack”? Well lucky for you Two Scoop Games have created a video game alternative that won't send you into cardiac arrest. SyRUSH is a “fast-paced waffle simulator” for your iOS device with “seven delicious toppings to master”. It's out now, and the chiptune-infused trailer is below. The game is free to try, and costs 99c / 69p for the full version. [App Store link]…


KNeoWORLD Arcade will test your MeNTal dexTERiTy, here's the tRAiler

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
KNeoWORLD Arcade will test your MeNTal dexTERiTy, here's the tRAiler

KNeoWORLD Arcade's title may seem to have its capitalisation all over the place, but let's not hold that against it, because it also looks like a solid edutainment title in the form of Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training or Lumosity. The mobile game features 30 minigames created by educators and scientists that are designed to improve your skills in mathematics, spatial awareness, logic, reasoning, and so on. It's suitable for all ages, and also includes those all-important leaderboards and achievements to brag to your mates about how much smarter than them you're becoming. $4.99 / £2.99 is the asking price, and there are no ads or IAPs once you've paid your entry fee. [App Store link]…


Air Supply SOS looks just about as batty as an actual ZX Spectrum game, trailer sports 'rubber pleasures'

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Air Supply SOS looks just about as batty as an actual ZX Spectrum game, trailer sports 'rubber pleasures'

Described as an "homage to Jetpac from the old ZX Spectrum days", Air Supply SOS features arcade-oriented action, plenty to see and collect, and the visuals and music are vintage Speccy. Low-res shapes, bizarre mash-ups, basic colours, and pop culture references: this is the real deal, and the music sounds wonderfully authentic, due to being made on an actual ZX Spectrum. The game's out tomorrow (25th September) on iOS. Here's the trailer. I'm hyped.…


Zodiac is a 2D JRPG with a story by the writer of Final Fantasy XV and a soundtrack from the composer of Final Fantasy Tactics

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 5 days ago
Zodiac is a 2D JRPG with a story by the writer of Final Fantasy XV and a soundtrack from the composer of Final Fantasy Tactics

Here's why I'm excited for Zodiac; The game itself is being developed by Kobojo, a European outfit that seemingly have a bit of a passion for JRPGs. Talent includes peeps that have worked on Pokemon and a whole bunch of MMOs. The scenario is from the mind of Kazushige Nojima, whose previous work includes Final Fantasy VII, VIII, X, X-2, Final Fantasy XV, and Kingdom Hearts. Music is provided by Hitoshi Sakimoto, of Final Fantasy XII and Tactics fame, with credits on Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story, Gradius V, and more. The game promises an epic story, turn-based battles, platforming, puzzle solving, and an online persistent world to explore with friends. I'm pumped for this, and I think yo…


Modern Combat, Infinity Blade, King of Fighters, and more going cheap in first wave of App Store bundles

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
Modern Combat, Infinity Blade, King of Fighters, and more going cheap in first wave of App Store bundles

Everyone loves a bargain, and things don't get much more bargainous than premium mobile games getting bundled up into one big package of awesomeness. Happily the App Store now gives developers and publishers the option to bundle their games together for a price that's much lower than buying all the titles individually. The launch wave of bundles is epic. Modern Combat 3, 4, and 5 for just £6.99, £1.49 will bag you Angry Birds, plus Seasons, Space, and Star Wars, and SNK is doing a mega deal that includes Metal Slug 1, 2, 3, and X, together with The King of Fighters-i, '97, and '98, plus Samurai Shodown II for a measly £9.99. Did we mention there's also Infinity Blade,…