Rather excitingly, the first major update for Ski Safari has just been released. This update brings with it 30 new challenges to delve into, along with 8 more ranks for Sven the skiier to climb. There’s the addition of a new animal to ride in the form of a wolf, as well as a new vehicle. New costumes, gadgets and powerups are included, plus there’s a new slope with new hazards. Can you guess that there are lots of new things to enjoy here? Oh yes!
As a final addition, players can now spend their collected gold coins in Ski Safari‘s in-game shop. A much nicer touch than using real money, surely?
The update is available now so what are you waiting for? Get sliding down those slopes!
Escape From Age Of Monsters is already plenty of fun, as our review discussed last month, but it’s just about to get a whole lot more enjoyable.
The latest update to the beautiful endless runner is set to offer a whole bunch of a new features.
New “flyby” items will be available to unlock and thus upgrade. There’ll be a Coin Converter upgrade which changes all pop-ups to money bags for a set time, as well as a Bonus Collector, a Boost for ploughing through walls and a new Coin Multiplier.
As well as that, there are new extra lives to acquire, player-activated powerups to enjoy and even the chance to restore to life after defeat or profit from a headstart that skips the player past the first building.
For those talented players who can stay in turbo mode for long enough, there’s now Double Turbo that offers a 3x multiplier and, ultimately, Turbo Heaven giving players an impressive 5x multiplier.
Bsides all the new upgrades, there’ll also be new buildings to leap from and various tweaks and improvements.
The darkness is coming. It won’t give up. Ever. The only option is to run. Dodge obstacles, plan ahead and only resort to direct conflict when there’s absolutely no other choice. But most importantly: Never. Stop. Running.
InterWave Studios, in collaboration with EVENT Interactive, is bringing one of the best indie runners this side of Canabalt to iOS. rComplex is a beautifully stylized runner with a story. One that will only fully reveal itself to those with the fortitude and reflexes to brave all seven of the world’s environments. Players control a nameless “running man” as he jumps, ducks, dodges and sprints from his seemingly omniscient pursuer.
Aside from looking super-awesome (no, really, look at those screens!) it also offers up a bit more variety than a standard runner. Each level involves running of a sort, certainly, but some use close-quarters to up the tension while others utilize lane-changing motorcycle chases. Plus there’s that story I mentioned that can be uncovered through a combination of progress and item/secret discovery.
There’s no official price announcement yet, but rComplex is due out at the end of February. All things considered, I don’t think I mind having to wait another month to get some hands-on time. I’m fairly certain it’ll be worth it.
Carter speaks with ustwo’s mills, a British design firm and developer who are about to release their first game, Whale Trail. Carter and mills discuss the trials and tribulations that have gone into the game’s development, what testing has brought to the final experience, why the game is a premium app in a world of free to play titles, and the risk that ustwo is taking in releasing this big budget game.
Ahh, runners. Perfect for the iPhone. Well, any one-button games are really pretty perfect for it, I suppose. Of course, while plenty of developers can make games like that, not quite as many choose to maintain them.
Fortunately, Imagni Studios is the kind of developer that really caters to their fans with updates and added content. Case in point, Temple Run‘s recent update and price drop. Some new Game Center achievements have been added, along with two new playable characters (Scarlett Fox and Montana Smith) and two new power-ups (Boost and Head Start). The price has also been reduced to absolutely nothing (as in free). A final less touted, but in my opinion much more significant, change has been made: it’s now possible to earn free coins through special offers, as well as the tried and true methods of earning through playing and in-app purchase.
With the new additions, price drop and assurance from Imagni Studios that a new batch of content is already on the way, why not give Temple Run a try?
Posted June 14th, 2011 by Timothy Smith Our Rating: :: DECENT RUN
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