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Frantic twitch puzzler Hyper Square is on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 6 months ago
Frantic twitch puzzler Hyper Square is on the App Store now

Hyper Square, a frantic twitch based puzzle game from Team Signal, is out now on the App Store. The gameplay revolves around swiping squares into portals to make them disappear. While the basics may seem easy, however, Team Signal adds increasingly more complex layers of mechanics, requiring you to resize and rotate tiles against the clock before flinging them into the requisite portal. Hyper Square’s vibrant aesthetic keeps the gameplay visually interesting and exciting, while also managing to increase its sense of urgency with its pulsing lines and colours. Despite this it remains quite minimal, ensuring that even at its most fraught you are able to follow what is going on.…

Ace auto-runner Rayman Fiesta Run updated with new levels and Nightmare Mode

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 6 months ago
Ace auto-runner Rayman Fiesta Run updated with new levels and Nightmare Mode

Ubisoft has just released an update to the highly-rated Rayman Run Fiesta, giving you a sizeable chunk of new features to spice up an already superb game. When we reviewed it back in November, we said: "Even more impressive than its excellent predecessor, Rayman Fiesta Run is a fiercely entertaining kaleidoscope of colour, wit, and wonder." Now that kaleidoscope has been updated with 16 additional levels, three new costumes to be unlocked, and a brand new boss battle. What's more, Ubisoft has added Nightmare Mode, an ironman challenge that sees you try to fight through 36 levels without dying. So prepare to get really familiar with the starting level. If you haven't already nabbed it, yo…

Free-to-play match-three puzzler Godzilla - Smash3 spotted in the App Store ocean

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 6 months ago
Free-to-play match-three puzzler Godzilla - Smash3 spotted in the App Store ocean

With the new Godzilla movie on the horizon, we were expecting a monster of a game to emerge from the ocean of the App Store. Not to disappoint, developer Rogue Play has unleashed Godzilla - Smash3, a free-to-play match-three puzzler. Never ones to run from danger, we have thrown ourselves headlong into the game’s monstrous maw. Taking control of the massive reptile, we advanced on the worlds cities, wiping out all manner of military defences. The top of the screen shows Godzilla’s path of destruction in full 3D, allowing us pick and choose our targets. You must control his attacks by matching coloured shapes on the grid beneath. This match-three gameplay follows a similar st…

Smashing-looking table tennis sim Table Tennis Touch out now on the App Store

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 6 months ago
Smashing-looking table tennis sim Table Tennis Touch out now on the App Store

Table tennis has never looked this good before. At least, not on the App Store, where Table Tennis Touch has launched today at a price of £2.49 / $3.99. Though at first, that tag may seem pretty hefty, it's actually incredibly generous when you find out just how much content is on offer. First-off, there's a lengthy and difficult career mode which developer Yakuto Limited has promised offers opponents "so hard you may never win, ever." If challenge is your thing, you can't go wrong here, then. Maybe mini-games are more your style? Table Tennis Touch has you covered here with timed challenges - pitting your ball-manoeuvring skills against moving obstacles, smaller tables, and skitt…

Badland update brings four player co-op to Day 1 campaign

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Badland update brings four player co-op to Day 1 campaign

Frogmind’s latest update to its wonderfully floaty side-scroller Badland has added four player co-op The multiplayer levels are all modified versions of the game’s original Day 1 levels. These 40 stages have been tweaked for co-op play, and feature 120 new missions, plus seven new achievements, to test your group's skill. While the update will let you and your chums control your flying furballs using a corner of your iPad's touch screen, it also supports MFi controllers. If you have the controllers on hand, this allows you to all get a good view of the action without your friends' thumbs getting in the way. Playing through Badland with four other players will likely cha…

Charming indie platformer Thomas Was Alone has just jumped onto the iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Charming indie platformer Thomas Was Alone has just jumped onto the iPad

Mike Bithell has finally ported his minimalist indie platformer Thomas Was Alone to iPad. Set in a dark, angular universe, Thomas Was Alone has you take control of a selection of different sized rectangles as they try to escape their collapsing world. While the cast is just a collection of four side shapes, the differences between them goes deeper than just their dimensions Each rectangle possessing unique abilities. Take Clare, the large blue square, who, despite worrying about her size, is the only one of the team able to float on water. Then there's the cynical Chris, whose shorter stature lets him fit through gaps others cannot. It is only by making use of every block's individual…

Alone in the Dark to sneak onto the App Store at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Alone in the Dark to sneak onto the App Store at midnight tonight

Alone in the Dark, the game that inspired the survival horror genre back in 1992, is finally making its way to the App Store. The iOS version of the Lovecraft-inspired chiller has you solving the murder of Jeremy Hartwood. Letting you take on either the role of private investigator Edward Cornby or the victim’s niece Emily, you must complete the various puzzle’s that fill Hartwood’s manner to unravel the mystery. Naturally, this port of the Atari PC classic feature’s new controls to optimise the experience for touchscreen. Controls aside, though, we're keen to see whether time has been cruel or kind to this infamous entry in the horror genre. Appropriately, …

Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide coming to iOS later this year

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide coming to iOS later this year

Hammerfall Publishing announced a new collaboration with Games Workshop today, with news of its new strategy title Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide. Despite the name, Regicide won't just be swap out standard chess pieces for Space Marines and Orks. Project lead at Hammerfall Cathrin Machin promises that the game will go “beyond the standard boundaries of chess to revolutionize the way it is seen”. What this actually means is anyone's guess, though, with the trailer (below) giving away nothing of the gameplay. What is known is that the game will stay faithful to the 40,000 universe. The single player campaign, written by Games Workshop author Ross Watson, will fo…

Beautiful point-and-click adventure game Machinarium is on sale

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Beautiful point-and-click adventure game Machinarium is on sale

To celebrate the recent release of beautiful puzzler Botanicula, Czech developer Amanita Design has reduced the price of its previous game, the equally handsome Machinarium. This gorgeous point-and-click adventure has you taking control of a tiny dilapidated robot as he makes his way through a steampunk world to rescue his robotic girlfriend’s robotic dog. However, to achieve this modest goal, he must overcome the robotic oppressors who rule the dystopian city. The story is told through charmingly animated pictures and glyphs, with all of its narrative nuances left for you to piece together. The textured wolrd invites you to interact with every element of the e…

Dexterity testing downhill skier Dudeski is now free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Dexterity testing downhill skier Dudeski is now free on the App Store

Back in March we were enjoying the Winter Paralympics on the TV, and downhill skier Dudeski on our iPhones. While the real games are over, Dudeski's arcade styling can still be enjoyed - and for free, no less. Making your way to the bottom of the game’s pixilated Lord Shred mountain is not just a simple matter of weaving through the course’s slalom gates. Each of the mountain’s four stages are filled with different obstacles, from fallen tree’s to Yetis, all of which will end your run is not avoided. It is only by skillfully dodging all of these hazards that you'll make it to the finish line. If that wasn’t enough, there is also an avalanche chasing yo…

Expansive 3D RPG The Shadow Sun gets hefty price reduction

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Expansive 3D RPG The Shadow Sun gets hefty price reduction

Developer Ossian Studios has sliced the price of its fantasy RPG The Shadow Sun by more than half. The Shadow Sun has you controlling your hero from a third-person perspective through a 3D world. There are ten hours of story to quest your way through, made up of 70 different areas, all filled with their own dangers and secrets. The Shadow Sun takes clear inspiration from other Western-styled fantasy RPGs. This should come as no surprise considering it was developed by industry veterans whose collective works include contributions to Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate, and The Witcher. The limited time sale has cut The Shadow Sun's price from £5.49 / $7.99 to £1.99…

Cave Story developer unleashes amphibian platformer Keroblaster onto the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Cave Story developer unleashes amphibian platformer Keroblaster onto the App Store

Daisuke Amaya, developer of the acclaimed PC and Nintendo DS game Cave Story, has just released his new platformer on the App Store. Keroblaster is a classically-styled 2D platformer. Taking clear inspiration from the 8-bit era in both graphics and gameplay terms, the game has you jumping between lo-fi platforms blasting anything in your path. The whole thing looks like it could be based on a long forgotten 80’s Saturday morning cartoon about a suave, jetpack-wearing lizard out to save the world. However, unlike licenced games of the period, Keroblaster may actually be quite good, as Amaya’s previous work demonstrates he's a dab hand at creating tight platformers. If you fa…

Sega’s Dragon Coins mixes monster training with penny shove combat

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Sega’s Dragon Coins mixes monster training with penny shove combat

Sega’s new free-to-play game Dragon Coins takes the monster training mechanics from Pokemon, and adds combat based on coin-dozer arcade machines. Its an odd combination, but play a little and it starts to make sense. You take a team of five monsters into battle, each of whom sits under one of the five lanes down which coins can be nudged. Dropping coins in the top of the coin dozer pushes the existing penny pile forward, causing some to fall into the monster channels, and the monster to attack. Much like the arcade machines Dragon Coins mimics, this leads to an addictive mix of tactics and luck during battles. Collecting different coloured coins has different effects. For example,…

New Modern Combat 5 classes and XP system revealed

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
New Modern Combat 5 classes and XP system revealed

Gameloft has just revealed more details about Modern Combat 5: Blackout, outlining the game’s multiplayer classes and level progression system. Last week's announcement focused on the upcoming shooter's mission structure. This new reveal has swung the focus back towards multiplayer, outlining the four character classes: Assault, Heavy, Recon, and Sniper. The four soldiers types are all archetypal, with Recon equipped for close range, the Sniper specialising in distance, and the other classes sopping up everything in between. That said, the class list does show an absence of any support roles, indicating that the focus is on all-out action. We've also been given details a…

Namco Bandai releases free-to-play Soulcalibur game on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Namco Bandai releases free-to-play Soulcalibur game on iPhone and iPad

Namco Bandai’s free-to-play take on its popular one-on-one brawler Soulcalibur has just hit the App Store. Titled Soulcalibur Unbreakable Soul, this mobile iteration of the series builds on its outlandish story mode, sending you on a quest to find the fragments of the evil Soul Edge. Before getting to the action, however, you are be treated to a tutorial of every system the game has to offer. While Unbreakable Soul’s gameplay may look familiar at first glance, its combat is based around queuing up moves. Cards at the bottom of the screen trigger attacks. Match three or more of the same cards together and you'll get a combo. As a free-to-play game, there are plenty…