10 App Store Games To Watch [7/27/15]

roundup-07272015-intro

The summer’s drawing to a close, at least as far as school is concerned in our area.  Thankfully the App Store doesn’t care if there are kids around to play its games or not, and the new offerings are still flowing on a daily basis.  One of my favorites this time around is Rush Star – Bike Adventure, an over the shoulder “infinite runner” style game with some cool motorcycles and intense level design.  If you prefer to do your racing on the water you might want to check out Driver Speedboat Paradise, a game that somewhat pays homage to the arcade classic Hydro Thunder but offers so much more game play.  Maybe you’re just not into motor vehicle games at all, in which case you might consider MicRogue, a game that looks like a rouge-like but plays more like a puzzle game.
Continue reading…

Stupid Zombies 3 in Review – Still Just Standing Around To Get Shot

review-stupid-zombies-3-1

I’m still one of those people that believe there’s almost nothing better than a good zombie game, and from what I’ve seen so far Stupid Zombies 3 certainly qualifies.  It’s been a while since I played the first one, and I’m not even sure if I played part 2 or not, but based on my time with the third chapter I think it’s fair to say that the series gets better with every iteration.  Zombie slaying, bouncy physics and an RPG toting granny really work well together. Continue reading…

Space Food Truck – Help One Man Left Realize Their Portable Vending Desires

20150721-sft-1

The developers of the awesome “dodge ‘em all” series Tilt To Live and the free-to-play strategy game Outwitters are at it again.  This time they’re taking on the galaxy with Space Food Truck, a quirky combination of Star Trek and Diner Rush.  Okay, it’s really not like either of those things, but I bet that got your attention.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, it to scour the galaxy for the perfect ingredients to make the best dishes to serve all your clients.  It will take the combined efforts of all four of your crew members, which can conveniently be controlled by multiple players.  You can play the game solo, but the optimal configuration is to have one person control each crew member.  The game is conceptually complete, but the good folks at One Man Left Studios are coming to Kickstarter for your help. Continue reading…

Guardian Sword in Review – Match 3 / RPG And So Much More

review-guardian-sword-1

I’ve always made the assertion that there’s room for one more match 3 hybrid on my device as long as the game keeps me entertained.  Guardian Sword has done so much more than that so far – it has become an addiction.  Rather than just mindlessly slogging through battle after battle this game actually has a story, items for you to collect and use, and multiple paths to pursue.  The characters and bosses are cool, and even the combat is handled differently than most games of this style that I’ve played.  I wasn’t at the point of being burned out on the match 3 / RPG mash-up yet, but even if I had this game would have sucked me right back into it.
Continue reading…

Update: Streetfood Tycoon from Kuyi Mobile better than ever

20150713-streetfood-tycoon

Streetfood Tycoon was always one of my favorite street vendor time management games, but leave it to Kuyi Mobile to feel like they need to make it even better.  There was already plenty to serve, tons of fun customers and lots of goals to meet.  This time around they’ve decided to tackle pop culture, new challenges and even pay homage to their homeland.
Continue reading…

You Wanna Make Games? Sure You Do…

20150711-humble-game-making-bundle

You’ve been playing games for years, but the truth is you secretly want to actually make them.  The problem is, you don’t know where to start.  Maybe Humble Bundle can help you out.  They are currently offering a game making bundle that comes with a wide assortment of tools for making games and some demos of what can be made with those tools.  For a complete list of what comes with the bundle you can check out the official page here: Humble Game Making Bundle (and yes, I’ve already bought mine).  In the mean time, here’s a partial list of what you can get, depending on what you’re willing to pay… Continue reading…

Game of Dragons HD in Review – Certainly No Game Of Thrones

review-game-of-dragons-1

I always say that even a company with an overflowing catalog of high quality games will end up with some that don’t quite live up to the standards you’d expect.  G5 Entertainment is one such company, and Game Of Dragons HD is one of those games.  The game is not terrible mind you, but it is pretty mediocre, and in a genre that’s saturated with lots of fun games that’s not a good place to be.
Continue reading…

Air Race Speed in Review – No Opponents But Still A Blast

review-air-race-speed-1

Typically I’m not a big fan of racing games that don’t have bullets flying and power ups galore, and it’s even less likely that I’ll play such a game when there are no opponents to be found.  There are certainly exceptions to the rule, however, and Air Race Speed has become one of them.  Despite often being frustrating, what makes this shine are the tracks, and with 36 of them it should take you a while before you’ve either mastered them or gotten bored.  It might not have all the bells and whistles like ammunition or car upgrades, but it manages to get the adrenaline pumping, and that’s the best thing that can be said for a racing game in my opinion.
Continue reading…

Triangulae in Review – Don’t worry, there’s no math involved

review-triangulae-1

Triangulae is a puzzle game that seems to be following this delightful new trend of not being a 2048 clone or physics puzzler or “insert your favorite popular puzzle genre here”.  In fact, I’m pleased to say that I don’t think I’ve played anything quite like it before.  It’s got all the bases covered with three different game play modes for different types of players, the mechanics are simple to master while the game itself isn’t, and there’s enough challenge to satisfy most typical gamers.  Puzzle gamers, prepare to add another gem into your collection.
Continue reading…

Looking for a bargain for the 4th? How about 10 Tons of them?

2015-10tons-4th-july-sale

Are you interested in finding some entertaining games to help kill some time over the 4th of July weekend?  10tons Ltd. is happy to oblige by putting all of its iOS games on sale.  This includes the great marble popper series Sparkle, wonderful matching games like the Azkend series and Heroes Of Kalevala, and quirky puzzle fare like King Oddball.  For a full list of games check out their iTunes page here: 10tons on iTunes
Continue reading…