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Home » Apps with tag 'arcade game'

Q-Games' Eden Obscura is swinging onto iOS on May 18th

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 2 days ago
Q-Games' Eden Obscura is swinging onto iOS on May 18th

The artistically abstract and arcade-y agile Eden Obscura is releasing soon on mobile, bringing Q-Games' unique Pixeljunk style and satisfying swinging to iOS later this week, according to the developers on Twitter. Eden Obscura is an enhanced and updated successor Q-Games' Pixeljunk Eden, designed with mobile in mind; the floral landscapes and graceful swinging remains, now with a useful double jump and a unique feaure that uses your phone's camera to create dynamic and atmosphere backgrounds to navigate through. With each gossamer grapple and planted seed, your agile movement through the world brings it to life with growing structures to swing even higher in your quest to collect specia…

It only takes two fingers to pull off tricks like a pro in Touchgrind BMX 2, out now on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
It only takes two fingers to pull off tricks like a pro in Touchgrind BMX 2, out now on iOS

Illusion Lab's Touchgrind BMX was a unique arcade sports game for mobile, combining jumps and tricks with a control scheme designed to suit touchscreens. Seven years later, Touchgrind BMX 2 brings a whole array of new courses, improved graphics, and those classic dual-finger controls to iOS. Mechanically, Touchgrind BMX 2 will be familiar to fans of the first; placing two fingers on the handlebars and frame, you can guide your bicycle's turns and swipe to pull of various moves when you leap off ramps. Starting with a dirt course, the sequel's tracks soont take you to desert, forest, rooftop tracks and more, complete with a number of skill-testing challenges asking you to perform specifc t…

Hang-glide with skill in colorful arcade game Ava Airborne, out now on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hang-glide with skill in colorful arcade game Ava Airborne, out now on iOS

Laser Dog has been releasing clever arcade games on the App Store since their 2013 debut Puk, and the hang-gliding Ava Airborne looks like a welcome addition to their library with its release on iOS. As the titular Ava, you ride the winds through a hazarous sky, weaving through hoops, around killer ballons and floating barriers, deadly windmills and lasers, among other obstacles. SImple controls allow you to loop and dive with ease, gaining altutude to rise above traps or diving to gain speed; as you master the controls, you're able to collect more point ballons and unlock special contraption customizations, ranging from bottle rockets to biplane wings, while friendly companions offer a a…

Hyperforma is a cyberpunk arcade game headed to iOS next week

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months ago
Hyperforma is a cyberpunk arcade game headed to iOS next week

Hyperforma puts you in the headspace of a curious explorer traveling through the mysterious cyber-landscape of ancient civilization's network, presented as fast-paced and visually-stylish arcade action coming to the App Store on March 26th. Gameplay-wise, Hyperforma is essentially a brick-breaker, representing hacking as your digital avatar chipping away at the barriers protecting mainframes and other data. But instead of the classic design of your paddle below a block structure, your avatar bounces off the walls and floor while you rotate the central block structure in 3D space, You'll need to hit nodes and avoid richocheting through gaps in the firewalls that make up the side of the scr…

Manipulate gravity to master your high-scoring flow in Flo, headed to iOS and Android in 2018

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 1 week ago
Manipulate gravity to master your high-scoring flow in Flo, headed to iOS and Android in 2018

If you’re looking for your next high-scoring addiction, you might want to keep an eye on Flo, an upcoming arcade game bringing a minimalist aesthetic and skillful mechanics to iOS and Android. Guiding a swooping orbs along rolling hills, you alter gravity with a tap of the screen to dive through the ground and ride along the underside of your endless path. You’ll need to time these shifts too, as mines block your path and a smoky wall of death is following close behind. Similar to Tiny Wings, sliding down hills will increase your speed; with these carefully-timed accelerations, you can literally smash through your friend’s scores, marked on the screen as walls to shatter…

infinite Review

Review Nexus Game Studio By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 5 months ago
infinite Review

When you call your game Infinite, you create certain expectations in the player's mind. Seeing that this game is a consistent travel through the colored vastness of space to collect enough energy to birth stars, while dodging abstract obstacles and oppressive black holes, the name is apt. One touch control is the name of the game here. Your... whatever you are will orbit the planet, and touching the screen will extend that orbit outwards, allowing collection of energy that is further…

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Zaxxon Escape Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 7 months ago
Zaxxon Escape Review

As Arcade games go, Zaxxon by SEGA remains milestone in gaming history thanks to its many firsts - not the least of which was the introduction of 'axonometric projections' to create a sort-of holographic 3D effect. Thankfully it's 2012 now and 3D effects are the least of our worries, so SEGA have dug up their classic title to give it Temple Run-like shake-up. It's here that things start to feel a bit worrying - avoiding hazards has always been a staple in the original isometric shoot'…

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Darkside™ Review

Review Clockwork Pixels By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 10 months ago
Darkside™ Review

First and foremost when discussing Darkside by Clockwork Pixels, one has to commend the game for being a free title that's more akin to a demo than an opportunity to nickel and dime its players through in-app purchases. Downloading this twin-stick shooter will give you the arcade mode with limitless play, and for the price of ninety nine cents, you unlock the full game which includes two additional modes, and the use of screen clearing smart bombs. Whether you wish to spend the money o…

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Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Review

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Review

We've all seen the tabletop retro arcade machines at a hipster-ish coffee shop, or maybe at a family friendly restaurant, and honestly, who hasn't been tempted to put in a few coins to relive (or just try out) a few classics? Eventually the rose-tinted glasses aren't enough and you realize why we've moved on - it's nice to pay a visit to the forefathers of modern gaming, but you wouldn't want to stay there. Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition attempts to gussy-up the original classic and pa…

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Disco Kitten Review

Review EA Chillingo By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 11 months ago
Disco Kitten Review

One should always read a game's description with a pinch of cynicism, if only to save yourself the disappointment that comes from false expectations. Disco Kitten markets itself as a unique rhythmic title, but in reality IJ Software and Chillingo's techno-kitty-themed game is more of a reflex tester than anything else. Once you shed the expectations of clever musical scores, strange patterns to replicate and other rhythm-game tropes, what you're left with is a title that soars above m…

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Non Flying Soldiers Review

Review EA Chillingo By Dave Flodine, 6 years ago
Non Flying Soldiers Review

Just because you're a flightless bird doesn't mean your life is devoid of meaning. If Non Flying Soldiers teaches us anything, it's that with a little help you can be molded into a rough and tumble fighting unit. Unfortunately without that help you'll be walking into electrical currents, but no one said the plan was foolproof. Welcome to a game that revitalizes a puzzle concept not really seen since Lemmings. Each level consists of a miniature obstacle course and it's your goal to get…

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WrestleFest Premium Review

Review THQ Inc. By Dave Flodine, 6 years, 2 months ago
WrestleFest Premium Review

Full disclosure here, Dave is a huge wrestling fan. Having watched various promotions from the late 80s all the way up to today, this either makes him the best candidate to review this remake of the arcade classic Wrestlefest, or perhaps the worst. It's all how you look at it. Nonetheless this is how it's gotta be so let's see if THQ can take what made the original Wrestlefest so fun to play and make it shine on the iPhone. The original game only had two modes, Battle Royal, and Tag T…

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Caverns of Minos Review

Review Llamasoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 6 years, 4 months ago
Caverns of Minos Review

I think I'm slowly getting it - by 'it' I mean Llamasoft, and by 'get' I mean I'm not sure if I'm just losing my mind or if their games have simply grown on me like some sort of hyper-color retro-tastic mold. Their latest arcade focused title Caverns of Minos may owe its inspirations to titles like Caverns of Mars, but in typical style the game will either inspire joy thanks to its many self-referencing gags and over-the-top mash-up of gameplay, or will simply feel like an unholy mess;…

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Time Ducks Review

Review Tough Guy Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 6 years, 5 months ago
Time Ducks Review

There are two ways to approach a game like Time Ducks by Tough Guy Studios. One is to simply say "it's Frogger, combined with Flight Control after a heavy session of drinking in the Hot Tub Time Machine" and just leave it at that... I'll even pat you on the bottom as you scamper away to your room to enjoy it. The other is to put on a legitimate reviewers hat and wait for the inevitable gaming coma that comes when you finish a round, not quite knowing what happened, but knowing you did…

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