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Mika Mobile's RPG sequel Battleheart 2 releases on iOS next month

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago
Mika Mobile's RPG sequel Battleheart 2 releases on iOS next month

Mika Mobile's games have always had a unique look and style, blending their notably charming aesthetc with skillful mechanics across various genres. With Battleheart 2, they're returning to the real-time party-based RPG action of the original, now with new classes, new perks, and a vibrant new art style. While the spin-off Battleheart Legacy focused on a single hero to control, Battleheart 2 revives the original's gameplay, letting you build varied parties to tackle challenging groups of fantasy foes and difficult bosses. Choosing from twelve classes - from Necromancer to Samurai - battle is waged through precise taps. directing units and performing powerful skills to control, debuff, and…

Match cheese and smiling shapes in quirky colorful puzzler Dr Meep [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago

Hidden Gem of the Week: Blockwick 2

Feature By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Blockwick 2

Blockwick 2 is a clever puzzler that takes the familiar block-sliding gameplay and wrings myriad mechanics and clever challenges from that design. Every stage in Blockick presents the same challenge: manuever like-colored blocks around tight levels so they all connect in a single group. That task might be simple, perhaps even solvable through trial and error, but it's the additional objectives and mechanics that elevate Blockwick 2 to something special. Each stage has special runes hidden on the ground, presenting you with the extra challenge of discovering the specific solution that covers all the markings with the blocks. Those elements alone would make Blockwick 2 a difficult puzzler,…

Bounce and slide with style in new 3D platformer Suzy Cube [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago

Golf Club: Wasteland is a golfing journey across a ruined Earth

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago
Golf Club: Wasteland is a golfing journey across a ruined Earth

Golf Club: Wasteland takes the familiar side-scrolling golfing mechanics of Super Stickman Golf and Desert Golfing, and places them in a artfully-presented dilapidated Earth years after a global disaster ravaged the planet. In the far future, the rich and poweful of Mars travel back to their ruined homeworld for relaxing golfing excursions. Golf Club: Wasteland instead puts you in control of a Martian outcast golfing his way through a destroyed world. Your journey takes you from parked spacecraft to abandoned factories, the outskirts of monolithic cities to grim sewers where mysterious creature lurk. The world design has a satricial atmosphere, with background imagery and areas informed b…

Fast-paced magical combat abounds in fantasy ARPG Darkness Rises [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago

Master over-the-top tracks in Oddrok's Best Rally, releasing next week on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago
Master over-the-top tracks in Oddrok's Best Rally, releasing next week on iOS

Oddrok's Power Hover was a smartly-designed runner that used sci-fi variety and hazards to make its stages feel fast and unique. Their next major game Best Rally follows those same tenets, combining rally drifting with puzzle mechanics. Promising 31 racks, each is a short sprint of often-physics-defying racing, through loops, over jumps, around steep hairpins. Precise drifts might help you reach the end of some tracks, but Best Rally have a wealth of other surprises along the way. Moving barriers to evade mid-drift, sometimes manually activated by buttons on the road. Sinkholes in the midst of tracks threatening to drop your car into darkness. Four rally cars, leaderboards, and achivement…

A hands-on of Warner Bros' park management tie-in Westworld

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago

A Steel Media round-up for the week of June 18th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of June 18th

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour reviews the colorful musical auto-runner Muse Dash. Blending the rhythmic fun of the music game with the reflex-testing action of the runner, Muse Dash is praised as a fun test of hand-eye coordination. Over on Pocket Gamer, Emily Sowden assembles a number of reader impressions of the recent RPG Evoland 2, a game that takes players on a journey through the history of the genre. The overall consensus praises the game's unique variety and humor, but state that the controls could be more responsive at times. Fin…

Silverfish DX offers colorful arcade evasion spectacle [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago

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Hidden Gem of the Week: Puzzlepops!

Feature By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Puzzlepops!

 At a glance, Puzzlepops might be quick to dismiss. It seems much too sweet and charming to be a tricky and challenging puzzle game. But while it may be all familiar concepts and puzzle design, Puzzlepops delivers a bevy of satisfyingly difficult and clever brain-teasers. Along a structure of nodes and path, you need to maneuver candy pieces into the properly colored and sized spots. That last part - size - is crucial, as like candies can combine into larger chunks. On these increasingly claustrophobic grids, where space is a premium and there are different candy types clogging up paths, figuring how and where candies need to be so they can meld never ceases to a challenging aspect o…

Explore Norse Myth in companion app God of War: Mimir’s Vision [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago

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Muse Dash is a colorful and charming rhythm action runner [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago

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Noodlecake’s Suzy Cube is a bright and bouncy 3D platformer, out now on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago
Noodlecake’s Suzy Cube is a bright and bouncy 3D platformer, out now on iOS and Android

Platformers on mobile tend to be sidescrolling or auto-runners; far less dare to tackle 3D platforming on touchscreen. Suzy Cube‘s charming aesthetic, varied design, and polished controls make it one of the best recent entries in that category. As the titular cubic hero, you’ll need to run and leap through dozens of stages, framed by a well-placed camera that follows you through tight tunnels, ruin interiors, and precarious outdoors gauntlets. Special pads flung you across stages in graceful arcs, while roaming enemies and moving platforming await as challenges for your jumping prowess. Changes in environments along with ability-changing power-ups and new obstacles keep Suzy…

Break the rules in quirky football title Kind Of Soccer 2018 [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 3 years, 4 months ago

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