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Hidden Gem of the Week: Toast Time

Feature By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 5 months ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Toast Time

Beneath Toast Time’s absurd premise of toast-shooting warrior against time-stealing inter-dimensional enemies lies a hectic arcade game with controls and action designed to suit mobile perfectly. Reminiscent of Super Crate Box, Toast Time’s action revolves around a pool of different weapon types, tight arenas, and projectile-changing crates to grab. One touch controls combat and movent, as each shot fired propels in the opposite direction; these simple mechanics allow for varied scenarios as walls, platforms, and special items like jump pads get added to the arenas and forcing you to make more precise shots. You could fire randomly, but for the best scores, you’ll need t…

6 iOS standouts that do touchscreen controls right

Feature By Ananth Shastri, 5 years, 1 month ago
6 iOS standouts that do touchscreen controls right

While some may have a higher level of tolerance for virtual joysticks than I do, it’s hard to deny that the responsiveness and solidity of something like the 3DS’s Circle Pad make it far superior to any touchscreen facsimile. But that’s not to say that the iPhone can’t rival Nintendo’s handheld as a portable game console - by tailoring their control schemes to the strengths and weaknesses of Apple’s miniature marvel, the following titles prove otherwise. 1. Kero Blaster - Although this gem’s controls seem traditional at first, the game benefits greatly from one significant innovation: your weapons are mapped to a swipe-based slider instead of a set…