A little over a year ago Knights Onrush (TMA Review) set the new standard for castle defense games with addictive gameplay, polished interface and superb graphics. Following up on the franchise, the developers later released A Quest Of Knights Onrush – a side-scrolling arcade title about the adventures of one of the knights in the original. And just recently, Chillingo released Knight’s Rush – the next chapter in the series, plunging the would-be pillaged knights through other dimensions.
This past week saw a couple significant releases from some big players as well as some really strong releases from popular indie developers. First up is R-Type, one of the most lauded old school shooters of all time. If you’re a shooter fan but want something a little more “modern” there’s Dodonpachi Resurrection (you’ll need one of the latest generation of iDevices to run this bad boy). For the RPG fans we have Phantasy Star II, a retro release that lets you experience the 80s Sega Master System phenomenon just as it was meant to be right on your iPhone. Chillingo also released Knight’s Rush, the third in a series of casual games featuring anime inspired medieval characters and lots of action. And naturally there are plenty of options for those who want something not mentioned in the above list as well.