Ustwo’s perception puzzle adventure Monument Valley is one of my favorite mobile games. The sequel popped up earlier this week as a surprise announcement during Apple’s WWDC keynote, and it’s every bit as beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable as the first.
Until Wednesday afternoon I was completely unaware of Heroes of Shadow Guard, a free-to-play dungeon crawler/designer game from Louisiana-based indie studio Iron 27. Then the limited edition keyboard was released.
Popularized by games like Puzzles & Dragons, mobile match-three puzzles games usually contain overly-complex mechanics, obnoxious microtransactions and a constant stream of ads for the amazing heroes you could get if you just spent enough cash. Take away those things and you get Match Land.
While Injustice 2 doesn’t come out until May 16, the free-to-play mobile version is available in soft-launch on iTunes in the Philippines. The three-on-three fighter is far from perfect, but more than up to keeping players in the action during bathroom breaks.
Random paid character drops in mobile games aren’t new, but I’m really feeling the burn in Kabam’s mobile fighting game Transformers: Forged to Fight. First I missed out on Beast Wars Waspinator. Now I’m not going to get Soundwave. Ugh.
Games that interact with toys generally release around the same time as their plastic counterparts. Lightseekers figures aren’t out until July 1, but you can play the mobile and card games today. Or I can, and you can watch. Either way.
Since the release of the 2010 original, Adult Swim’s unicorn runner has been delighting players with fanciful flights over fantastic dreamscapes to the turn of Erasure’s “Always.” Robot Unicorn Attack Forever takes that base and builds a collectible robot gacha game on top.
There’s a new Star Wars game out on mobile today, and it doesn’t involve collecting characters, buying things in order to unlock characters or forming a party of collectible characters. At this point a match-three game like Star Wars: Puzzle Droids is kind of refreshing.
One of the hottest new mobile games going is a clever take on the brick-busting genre called Ballz. Go ahead, get it out of your system. I still haven’t.
Unable to wait for its nebulous spring release in the United States, I went undercover as a Canadian to get my hands on the massive robot battles of Transformers: Forged to Fight. It was worth it.
Creating an army of collectible units and sending them down set lanes to attack enemy bases is all the rage right now. Even the Tom Clancy brand is getting in on the act, though ShadowBreak livens things up by giving the player control of a high-powered sniper rifle.
With a new chapter in the Power Rangers saga unfolding in theaters across the country this weekend, Saban and Lionsgate have teamed with mobile developer nWay to release Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, a real-time mobile fighting game featuring heroes and villains from throughout series history.
One of my favorite genre hybrids just got a huge kick in the pants, courtesy of Robot Circus’ Ticket to Earth. It combines tile matching and strategic positioning in a way I’ve never seen.
Development has halted on Smite Rivals, the collectible card arena game for PC and mobile devices. Hi-Rez Studios says the project has been put on hold in order to focus on the original Smite and its successful first spin-off, Smite Tactics.
While the hero of Euclidean Lands seems to be wielding a spear, his greatest weapon is his axes.