Posts Tagged 2D

Kobojo has announced details for their newest game, Zodiac – a 2D persistent online RPG.

Kobojo has put together a crack team of developers including composer Hitoshi Sakimoto and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, whose work includes many of the Final Fantasy games and the Kingdom Hearts series, as well as Basiscape who have done audio work for RPG’s such as Dragon’s Crown, Muramasa: the Demon Blade, and Valkyria Chronicles.

“Working with iconic developers such as Sakimoto-san and Nojima-san has pushed us to perfect every element of the RPG experience for mobile and handheld devices,” said Mario Rizzo, CEO, Kobojo, “The combination of their deep knowledge and history along with our company’s experience and artistic style is leading to the creation of Zodiac, our dream cross-platform RPG.”

You can check out the  gorgeous graphics in the trailer video below and whet your appetite for when Zodiac is released in 2015.

Sometimes You Die, Sometimes You Get Updated – the Brutal Platformer gets New Levels and a Price Drop

Posted by on July 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Philipp Stollenmayer, maker of the platforming puzzler Sometimes You Die, has just released a major update! The update includes 7 all new levels that are harder than the original story mode, a German translation, and players will have to find a code that unlocks a secret new feature of the game.

To celebrate the update Sometimes You Die will be going on sale on from today (7/3) through Saturday (7/5) for $0.99!

via: Our Review
Axl & Tuna Review

Axl & Tuna Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A refreshing scoop of personality added to a proven formula for enjoyable casual games come together to form Axl & Tuna: a high-speed endless runner for the whole family!

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Last Inua Review

Last Inua Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Last Inua is a visually beautiful and moving game, but the gameplay is left lacking.

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Micronytes Director’s Cut Review

Micronytes Director’s Cut Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Micronytes isn’t for everyone, but for people who’ve seen the screenshots and haven’t lost interest, the game delivers a few more pros to hold their attention.

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David. Review

David. Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
David is a minimalistic game wrapped inside of a soothing atmosphere in which the hero must defeat a number of evil creatures representing different struggles and aspects of life.

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Sometimes You Die Review

Sometimes You Die Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sometimes You Die doesn't last long, but it'll keep the player intrigued and guessing until the end.

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Bloo Kid 2 Review

Bloo Kid 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bloo Kid 2 has arrived to give fans of classic platformers something to reminisce about. But how long will it last?

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Ratventure HD Review

Ratventure HD Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Ratventure HD may not be a spectacular or innovative new addition to its genre, but it does offer a few new challenges for puzzle game fans to delight in.

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Superbloke Review

Superbloke Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Superbloke isn't quite "super," but it's a solid mobile platformer with some interesting visuals.

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Roller Rally Review

Roller Rally Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Roller Rally has really good level design, but disappointing controls. Since players only control jumping, the game isn’t as engaging as it could be.

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Earn to Die Review

Earn to Die Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Ignore the weird title and simple-looking gameplay, Earn to Die is a gem no iOS gamer should be without.

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Remember Galcon? It was a pretty impressive space-themed strategy title that many of us at 148apps loved upon its release in 2009. Following that came Chickon, a fun chicken based spin-off of the title.

Creator Phil Hassey clearly fancied a change of genre with his next creation: Dynamite Jack. In it, players take the role of a Space Marine captured in battle and forced to work in a mine. This leads to what looks like a great combination of 2D gametypes with stealth elements included as well as Bomberman-style action.

Dynamite Jack isn’t yet 100% confirmed for iOS (with the game set to launch initially on Mac and PC next month) but Phil Hassey let Touch Arcade know via Twitter that a port to iPad looks very likely and with iCade support, also.

Check out the gameplay trailer below and cross your fingers tightly for a speedy release. Dynamite Jack looks like it’s going to be great fun.

[Source: Touch Arcade]

Retro-looking games are always a fun distraction from the high-end graphics and expensive production of games from big developers. Captain Nova is one of those old school-style games.

Captain Nova has crashed on a strange planet and lost pieces of his ship all over the planet’s surface (this reminds me a bit of an old Sega Genesis game, Toe Jam and Earl). Of course, the planet is filled with all kinds of evil creatures that want to prevent the captain from retrieving his lost spaceship pieces.

The game includes 30 challenging levels and an original soundtrack to accompany the game. The game looks like it’s setup in the standard, 2D platformer style with a D-pad for movement and a single button (the “A” button in this case) for actions. The captain collects gears on the various levels and looks to pick up power-ups like a cups of coffee. Apparently Captain Nova likes his caffeine.

The game is going for $0.99.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-05 :: Category: Games

Prepare for the Ever-Expanding Nyrthos

2D action RPGs are always a popular genre. People (myself included) love the simplicity of fighting, looting, leveling, upgrading and crafting. BeerDeer wants to offer players more than that, hence the creation of Nyrthos. It’s still every bit all of those things I’ve mentioned, but it adds a new element to the mix: player influence. It’s not something as pedestrian as choosing from a dialog bog and seeing a good or bad event unfold, however.

In Nyrthos, the exploration of the world and availability of new areas is driven by the player base. One example given is that there might be a broken bridge that can be fixed once enough wood is gathered. If enough players decide to commit to the cause, the bridge will be repaired and the area beyond accessible to everyone. Similarly, players can found and manage their own village. They have a great deal of influence on the game world, and thanks to that the possibilities are practically endless.

Nyrthos will be entering open beta in the very near future (Q1, 2012), and anyone interested in taking a look can sign up on the official website. Pricing and release info are still non-existent at this point, which is to be expected, but we’ll do our best to keep everyone up-to-date.

LostWinds Review

LostWinds Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
LostWinds is an iOS conversion of a well received WiiWare platformer, offering an unique wind based game mechanic.

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Sarge and his partner Trysh have been contracted for a dangerous job. They have to disable a beacon hidden aboard an human ship that, if activated, could prove disastrous in the ongoing war between the United Terra Initiative and the alien Nova Imperium.

Sounds rough, right? But hey, a guy’s gotta pay his bills somehow. There’s never a dull moment in the life of an interstellar mercenary.

Sarge is the newest iOS release from Avalinx. Over six stages of hand-drawn 2D brawling, players will control the eponymous merc as he wades fist-first through hordes of alien foes in his quest to save the planet Zephyr… and get paid in the process.

The visuals are all hand-drawn, and from the trailer it appears that the fully-voiced story has a quirky sense of humor to match the cartoony presentation. There is nothing about that last sentence that is in any way unappealing to me.

Hurry up, though. Because while Avalinx is releasing Sarge for the very agreeable price of free, they’ve stated that it’s only for a limited time. So punch that time clock and start racking up an alien body count already.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-11-11 :: Category: Games

Danmaku Unlimited Review

Danmaku Unlimited Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
What it may lack in variety, this 2D shooter makes up for in color and frenzied bullet hell gameplay.

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The team over at PowPowGames has announced the release of its first iPhone game, Rocket Boy 2D. The colorful side-scroller offers over 35 guns and more than 70 items to collect and use across three worlds. What sets Rocket Boy 2D apart from other titles of this type, however, is its RPG-esque leveling system which calculates stats and damage leading to unlockable content and powerups.

As the enemies, which range from aliens to zombies, get tougher the leveling up process allows you to equip more powerful weapons and skills in order to remain competitive. Rather than just blindly moving to the next available gun, users can choose which areas they wish to enhance in order to defeat the more challenging levels later in the game.

The control system also sounds interesting, using a mixture of the accelerometer for moving the character and touch input to aim and fire a weapon. As you would expect from the name of the game, the hero is also the proud owner of a jetpack which is controlled by the user’s thumb.

From what we’ve seen so far, Rocket Boy 2D looks like a fun arcade game with some interesting takes on the genre and, should the control system work as fluidly as promised, will likely become an addictive time waster for your iPhone or iPod touch.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-07-17 :: Category: Games

Canabalt

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Canabalt is a daringly simple platformer with frantic gameplay and a wonderful attention to detail. The sensation of movement is exhilarating, and like Doodle Jump, it's the simplicity that will keep you coming back for more.

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MiniSquadron

MiniSquadron

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
MiniSquadron is a phenomenal, whimsical 2D shooter with well-honed controls and personality to spare. It's addicting, to put it mildly, and who doesn't like blowing stuff up? This is a must-have.

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Radio Flare

Radio Flare

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Radio Flare is a musical side-scrolling shooter with a soundtrack that dynamically morphs as you play, responding to your actions. While I love the audio and believe that its spot as an IGF finalist in Audio Achievement is definitely deserved, the core gameplay ultimately failed to hook me.

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Bounce On

Bounce On

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Bounce On is a great 2-D platformer and loads of fun. Instead of a plumber in red overalls, you're Bounce, a sentient red bouncy ball on a quest to return to your owner's pocket. It's cute, polished, fun, and has a perfect difficulty curve that will keep you playing this one for quite a few hours.

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