Despicable Me: Minion Rush, by Gameloft, is introducing a new runner to the mix in their latest update. Now you can play as Carl, the prankster minion. Carl has a few new abilities to play with, includingrunning at a higher speed from the start. Gameloft has also added Eduardo's House as a new area. You'll be able to race through the infamousEl Macho's home and find secret areas.
Carl is also all ready for April Fool's Day. You'll need to collect Chili Peppers, Piñatas, and Fireworks to play pranks on the Minions, get awards, unlock funny gags, and progress the story!
You can download Despicable Me: Minion Rush for free on the App Store.
Canadian developer Snowman has announced that their endless procedural snowboarder Alto’s Adventure is set to ride its way onto the App Store next week.
Featuring physics-based movement and dynamic lighting and weather, players will need to master the 'easy to learn' one-button trick system in order to chain elaborate tricks and maximize their speed down the alpine environment. Along the way the game features 180 goals to achieve, from rescuing llamas to leaping over vast chasms. THere's also a Wingsuit to acquire, which will allow players to gracefully fly and loop their way down the snowy peaks.
Alto’s Adventure will be available in the App Store next Thursday, February 19, for $1.99.
In this endless runner, SpongeBob and Plankton are searching for the lost Krabby Patty formula. You'll be dodging obstacles, floating in bubbles, and flying around on a jet pack as you race through Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom, and the beach. If times get tough you can even transform into Super SpongeBob! He can power through any obstacle that gets in your way.
You can download SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run for $3.99 on the before going to see the movie in theaters February 6.
It’s easy to want to write off Blades of Brim as a gimmick. You could look at its swordplay as a cheap attempt to distinguish itself from every other endless runner out there. But the combat actually is an integral part of the game, giving it a distinct identity. Is that enough to overcome endless runner fatigue? Decide for yourself in this edition of It Came From Canada!
Blades of Brim uses the typical endless structure. Players try to dash as far as they can while dodging and defeating obstacles and enemies. There aren’t distinct environments per se, but as players level up they’ll unlock new parts of the map, granting them access to new areas during each trip. The worlds are diverse and the transitions between them are fairly seamless. The coolest touches are the little challenge rooms that give players some task to complete on a stretch of road seemingly existing in a pocket dimension. Meanwhile, the cartoon fantasy visuals have tons of colorful energy and, more importantly, run super smoothly.
But obviously Blades of Brim's big hook is its prominent combat system. By swiping the screen, players will slash their sword. Fortunately, it’s a lot more robust than just a single, glorified defensive option. Players can use slashes to stylishly hop between lanes and fling themselves skyward, all while taking down enemies in their path. They can also take advantage of the branching level design for moves like wall runs and flying ground pounds. Successfully and fluidly chaining attacks together, while constantly propelling forward, makes players feel like a force of nature. And the game’s forgiving health system, allowing players to take one hit and recharge health from there, prevents needlessly frustrating roadblocks. Rounding out the system are unlockable weapons like axes with different stats, along with new characters. And if players are really in a pinch, they can sacrifice some magic to summon a double-jumping dog to ride, complete with a handy projectile attack.
Blades of Brim looks like it could carve out a nice little niche for itself in the expansive endless runner landscape. Players can see if that niche is right for them when the game launches globally, soon.
Boson X, the endless rotational runner by Ian MacLarty, is currently free. In the game you are a scientist in a suit running inside a massive particle accelerator. You'll jump and dodge as you search for the elusive Boson X.
Gameloft has released issue four of Spider-Man Unlimited. The update contains a ton of new spidery content. There are 25 new missions and events centered around Sandman. Issue four will also feature the first appearance of a playable Spider-Gwen. She's a Gwen from an alternative reality that also had a run in with a radioactive spider.
Players will also be able to check out a new environment: New York City’s Highline. This NY location has been recreated to include including hidden pathways and authentic obstacles.
You can check out the Spider-Man Unlimited Sandman update for free on the app store.