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Patterned, the hit Apple Arcade puzzler, gets a sizeable Valentine's Day update

News By Cameron Bald, 2 days, 20 hours ago
Patterned, the hit Apple Arcade puzzler, gets a sizeable Valentine's Day update

Patterned, Borederleap's inventive puzzler, is arguably one the best games currently available on Apple Arcade. It's chiefly concerned with chilling you out, immersing you in its patterns and sounds. You'll start out with a rough sketch that you gradually piece together, slowly building upon the pattern by adding in more colour and a clearer structure as you go. It's sorta like putting together a jigsaw puzzle but infinitely more interesting and involving. Now, the game has received some lovely Valentine's Day content, new spring patterns, achievements, hidden puzzle elements, and accessibility features. The latest puzzles feature artwork from the talented Helen Ahpornsiri, who speciali…

Overdrive City, Gameloft's city builder/racing game hybrid, speeds onto iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 3 days, 14 hours ago
Overdrive City, Gameloft's city builder/racing game hybrid, speeds onto iOS and Android

Gameloft's Overdrive City is perhaps best described as a city builder mixed with a racing game. It's clearly aiming to be a car enthusiast's dream come true, offering a way to build, customise, and race your very own collection of high-end vehicles. You'll start with the basics before developing your city into a full-on car empire, taking you from the factory floor to the track. Most of your time will be spent fulfilling service orders, exporting shipments, and then racing your impressive collection. This isn't your typical city builder, with most of the upgrades you can craft being, for example, automotive showrooms, manufacturing plants, and roadways. At launch, there are currently ove…

Poly is a hard-as-nails runner where you control the world around you

News By Cameron Bald, 6 days, 22 hours ago
Poly is a hard-as-nails runner where you control the world around you

Poly is a newly-released, hard-as-nails runner where the twist is that you don't play as the runner – you play as the world around them. The idea is that you'll spin the level to keep a little ball bouncing along a series of small platforms inside a strange portal. It's said to be unbelievably punishing, requiring rapid reaction times and a mastery of the game's simple controls to survive, firing up "emotions filled with anger and powerlessness". In fact, Poly was tested with a number of players who managed 5775 attempts. Of those attempts, only 7.1% were successful. If you happen to get hooked, you can take on your friends' high-scores and attempts to climb the worldwide leaderboa…

Cyber Knights: Flashpoint's Kickstarter almost doubles its initial funding goal with 26 days to go

News By Cameron Bald, 1 week, 1 day ago
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint's Kickstarter almost doubles its initial funding goal with 26 days to go

Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, a cyberpunk turn-based RPG from The Trese Brothers, has already found tremendous success over on Kickstarter, where it has now almost doubled its initial funding goal with 26 days left to go. It appears to be set in the same universe as the developer's classic Cyber Knights for Android, and it sees you taking on the role of the commander of a team of shadow mercenaries. It's clearly a very ambitious title, boasting turn-based combat, interesting stealth and hacking mechanics, base building, and a narrative and cast that shifts and changes depending on your decisions made throughout. At its core, Cyber Knights: Flashpoint looks to be an X-COM-like strategy title…

Bridge Strike, Project R3D's River Raid-inspired shooter, launches for iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 1 week, 2 days ago
Bridge Strike, Project R3D's River Raid-inspired shooter, launches for iOS and Android

Developer Project R3D's River Raid-inspired Bridge Strike is now available for Android and iOS. It's a free-to-play arcade actioner where you'll be challenged to perform rapid evasive manoeuvres as you fly through tight caverns and take on deadly enemies. An extra level of challenge stems from having to keep your plane fuelled and in decent condition. One slight mistake can spell your demise, though you'll thankfully have an endless supply of rockets at your disposal to use as you see fit. You're going to be dealing with a variety of both air and sea-based enemies, keeping levels fresh and tricky. The game also boasts a nice pixel art visual style and several impressive weather types, r…

Chester's Adventure is a cute puzzler set in an impressive hand-drawn world

News By Cameron Bald, 1 week, 4 days ago
Chester's Adventure is a cute puzzler set in an impressive hand-drawn world

The newly-released Chester's Adventure is a cute, casual puzzler that sees you playing as Chester the bear as he explores an impressive hand-drawn world. His quest is ultimately to restore Laleille, his homeland, to its former glory by pushing back against the Lord of Chaos. How does he plan to do this? By solving a series of increasingly tricky jigsaw puzzles, of course. The more puzzles you solve and stages you clear, the more resources you'll earn. You'll use these to purchase new parts for your airship, which makes traversing the world easy and fun. You can alter the look of the airship and eventually give it some special powers. The 'Ursa', as it's known, is said to be a big part o…

Krulk is a 2D puzzler about a caveman stuck in a futuristic cave

News By Cameron Bald, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Krulk is a 2D puzzler about a caveman stuck in a futuristic cave

Krulk is an upcoming 2D adventure puzzler about a caveman who finds himself stuck in an oddly futuristic underground cave system. It comes to us from developer Black Mole Studio, and it's headed for an iOS and Android release this year. You'll spend most of your time solving puzzles and delving deeper into the interconnected map. As you can see from the trailer, the tech you'll encounter along the way isn't exactly period-appropriate. New tools are required to progress, and it sounds like Krulk will also test your memory when it comes to one of its tricky cave wall puzzles. The game is said to feature "an original and enchanting soundtrack". The art style, characters, and backgrounds all…

Secret Oops! is an AR co-op game available now for Apple Arcade

News By Cameron Bald, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Secret Oops! is an AR co-op game available now for Apple Arcade

Secret Oops! is an AR co-op actioner where you'll be challenged to make sure the "world's dumbest spy" isn't detected. It comes to us from developer Mixed Bag, and it's now available to all Apple Arcade subscribers. With a mysterious threat slowly rising, an agency of spies run by robot pigeons is given the task of saving the day. They send Special Agent Charlies, who is simultaneously a great spy and still monstrously dumb. Without your help, he'll trigger all sorts of traps, security cameras, and deadly guards. You'll need to plan ahead and execute your plan with skill if you're to succeed: smart communication is vital. There are currently two distinct worlds and 35 tricky levels for up…

Mario Kart Tour's Valentine's Tour introduces Cherub Baby Peach

News By Cameron Bald, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Mario Kart Tour's Valentine's Tour introduces Cherub Baby Peach

With the Mario Kart Tour open beta test and Ice Tour now at an end, it's time to hop straight into the Valentine's Day Tour. This one takes place back in Paris and introduces a Cherub version of Baby Peach as a new racer. "Say hello to Baby Peach (Cherub)! Isn't she absolutely angelic? With Cupid's arrow at the ready, she's out to capture your heart...and the win!", said an introductory tweet posted on the official MK Tour account earlier today. The video below showcases some new and returning characters. What better course to represent the Valentine's Tour than Paris? The city of love is back for even more heated races on the promenade.Follow the link for more #MarioKartTour videos!http…

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry gets a 'Happy Ending' epilogue

News By Cameron Bald, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry gets a 'Happy Ending' epilogue

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry's tale is set to conclude with its 'Happy Ending' epilogue. It's now available for both iOS and Android as a free update. It follows the conclusion of Wet Dreams Don't Dry, allowing you to follow the rise of Prune and uncover what happened to Larry's "lucky lady", Faith. If you missed the game at launch, it's a point-and-click title that sees you playing as Larry Laffer, an 80's sleazeball dragged into the 21st Century by a mysterious time travel machine. His outdated views of women are put under the microscope, offering up a different take on the same old Larry. Along the way, he'll have to deal with mysterious tech companies, dating apps, and mo…

Marvel Contest of Champions adds Nova to its bumper fighting game roster

News By Cameron Bald, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Marvel Contest of Champions adds Nova to its bumper fighting game roster

Kabam's versus fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions has added superhero Nova to its bumper roster. Richard Rider, a normal New York high-school student, gets caught up in the adventures of an alien peace-keeping force known as Nova Corps. With their numbers depleted by the infamous space pirate Zorr, the last remaining member of Nova Cors, Rhomann Dey, chooses Rider to replace him. But what's in it for him? Well, some pretty awesome superpowers, for starters. Nova makes use of powerful gravimetric energy beams to devastate his enemies. When on the defensive, he can throw up a protective shield to deflect attacks and live to fight another day. Nova is a powerful and fast defender whose…

Dragalia Lost teases its take on Monster Hunter's Rathalos

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
Dragalia Lost teases its take on Monster Hunter's Rathalos

Over on Dragalia Lost's official Twitter account, we got our first look at the RPG's take on Monster Hunter's Rathalos. By taking part in the upcoming Dragalia Lost x Monster Hunter event, you'll be able to add the terrifying dragon to your team. Rathalos is coming to the world of #DragaliaLost! Here's a picture of the 3D model for Rathalos, who you can form a pact with during the event. We'll keep sharing info leading up to the event, so keep an eye out, and please look forward to it!#MonsterHunter pic.twitter.com/TUU922eSAF — Dragalia Lost (@DragaliaLostApp) January 16, 2020 The crossover is planned to launch later this month, and it'll add boss fights inspired by Capcom'…

The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross pre-registration is now live for iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross pre-registration is now live for iOS and Android

Pre-registration for The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross has finally opened, and it sounds like we now have a more solid idea of when it'll launch. As first reported by Gamer Braves, the game's App Store page lists the intended release date as March 31st, giving players over two months to pre-register for handy rewards. Grand Cross is a turn-based RPG that sees you utilising skill synthesis to battle enemies and master its "dynamic combat system". Skills with the same star rank can be placed together to boost their overall power. You'll also have a number of ultimate moves at your disposal to turn the tide of battle. The combat generally aims to be versatile and open to player experimentatio…

illo: Help the Armadillo Escape is a globetrotting runner with a cool aesthetic

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
illo: Help the Armadillo Escape is a globetrotting runner with a cool aesthetic

illo: Help the Armadillo Escape is a newly released runner from Spanish indie developer Mar Carballo. It sees you playing as a highflying armadillo, who escapes the back of a poacher's van to begin a globetrotting adventure. You'll see a variety of beautiful locations on your trip, including Zarautz, Madrid, Bilbao, and Piravik in Norway. Gameplay is a mix of fast-paced platforming and intense runner action, with you having to avoid touching the ground at all costs. As you progress, you'll unlock new skills and upgrades with which to traverse the environment. I really like its distinctive aesthetic and general art design, though I have to wonder if we'll see more colours other than blue…

Dead Cells is coming to Android in Q3 2020

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Dead Cells is coming to Android in Q3 2020

We've known for a while that Playdigious and Motion Twin's Dead Cells would eventually be making its way over to Android, but we now have a slightly firmer idea of when it'll launch. In a comment reply to a Touch Arcade tweet, Playdigious confirmed that the port will arrive in Q3 2020. The team is also working to put out a content update for the mobile version, though its release date is still unknown. As expected, the iOS and Android ports will eventually resemble the PC and console versions in terms of content. Android version will be out Q3 2020. We are also working on content update but do not have a timing to share at the moment. Ultimately we will catch-up with Console/PC versions.…