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Released: 2010-02-24 :: Category: Games
The game W.E.L.D.E.R. is a strategic, word building puzzle game in which players gain points by swapping letter tiles to complete the longest words possible and using various power ups to achieve higher scores and longer words within a randomly generated field of letters.
On June 21st, developer Ayopa Games is expected to release a major update to their popular word game. This update will include a new multiplayer mode for the game that will allow players to play W.E.L.D.E.R. against their friends or random opponents via Game Center. This new multiplayer mode will allow players to go head to head, chat, use power ups to their advantage or to their opponent’s disadvantage, and even watch as their opponent’s moves.
In addition to multiplayer, this update will also include many changes to the game overall, including an undo button on the iPhone version, new prices for the Wrench powerup, and a new “Weld of the Day” word that will award players an extra Gigawatt bonus when it is built that same day.
One of three non-Apple apps, and the only game, showcased at the unveiling of the 3rd generation iPad, NAMCO BANDAI’s Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy impresses hard-core and more casual gamers with incredible console-quality graphics and intense aerial action. Last week the first update was rolled out, packed with goodies for fans and reasons to entice new players to pick up this sleek air combat title.
We raved about the multiplayer options when we first reviewed Air Supremacy and now it’s been expanded to 10 online players up from eight. There are also three new playable planes and 17 new achievements. There are head-to-head matches against friends via Game Center and a rematch option for online multiplayer games. If one owns an earlier title in the franchise, Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory, one new aircraft is unlocked with this update, along with some minor enhancements and bug fixes.
The game has been wowing users and critics alike, not only with console-like visuals but with amazing gameplay and lots of small touches that make this one of the most immersive experiences on iPhone or iPad. If one’s looking to the future of iOS gaming it’s definitely the time to take Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy for a test flight.
Gameloft’s wave-based hack ‘n slash RPG Dungeon Hunter 3 has at-last gotten a much-requested feature: online multiplayer. The 1.1.1 update adds 4 player online play through their own Gameloft Live servers. The modes include a co-op mode, where players go on the game’s missions with three other players, helping to get higher ranks and collect better rewards from the levels. Player levels are viewable in the menu, so if some newbie jumps in with their level 1 in a level 40 game, then they can be kicked out like the noobs they are. As well, there’s a player vs. player mode where 4 players duke it out in an arena to see who the mightiest warrior is, clashing steel and casting spells until one is left standing. Deathmatch mode is only for bragging rights, there are no coins or treasure to be had for victory here. The update is available now, alongside some other bug fixes and tweaks.
Released: 2011-12-21 :: Category: Games
This week at 148Apps.com, we checked out stunning cool new multiplayer features in two fan-favorite games: Infinity Blade 2 and SpellTower. Carter Dotson had this to say about IB2′s new features: “Infinity Blade 2‘s first major content update has finally dropped on the App Store, bringing its new ClashMob feature to the game. The ClashMob challenges are asynchronous multiplayer events where everyone who participates contributes toward some collective goal.”
And Jennifer Allen writes that, “SpellTower has just got even better with a major new update coming to the app. The big update is the addition of Debate Mode, multiplayer support via bluetooth providing a Rush-style battle of word skills amongst players.”
Released: 2011-12-01 :: Category: Games
Released: 2011-11-17 :: Category: Games
The fun continued at GiggleApps.com with Amy Solomon’s review of the odd Dynastid Beetle. She writes, “Dynastid Beetle is a fun and educational interactive app for children. To those living in the United States, an application dedicated to learning about a beetle may seem like an odd choice, so it is worth noting that dynastid Beetles are commonly kept as pets within Asian households. Versions of this app are available for both iPad as well as iPhone. This interactive app contains five sections – each dedicated to teaching a specific aspect about the lives of dynastic beetles.”
Want to know more about one of the more original apps for kids on the App Store? Read Solomon’s full review on GiggleApps.
Released: 2012-03-07 :: Category: Education
Finally, on AndroidRundown.com, Carter Dotson introduced MMO Dark Legends for Chrome and Android, and had this to say about the game for iOS: “The game is available now on Google Play for Android, and from the Chrome Web Store. The iOS version is expected to release after a two-week exclusivity period with Google, but player accounts will transfer between platforms by logging into the same account; it currently works between the Chrome and Android versions, just as it worked with Pocket Legends and Star Legends.”
Since its release in November, SpellTower alone has been responsible for my iPad needing regular recharges. It’s one of the most addictive word games out there, understandably winning in our Best App Ever Awards at the end of last year.
SpellTower has just got even better with a major new update coming to the app. The big update is the addition of Debate Mode, multiplayer support via bluetooth providing a Rush-style battle of word skills amongst players.
That’s not all though with subtle improvements such as retina support for the new iPad, color options to make it easier to play in the dark, the ability to tweet best words scored and, ideal for me, reduced battery consumption.
If somehow SpellTower has passed you by and you’re a Word Game fan, you owe it to yourself to check it out immediately. It’s out now. Don’t blame me if free time vanishes somewhere thanks to it.
Star Arcade, cross platform social gaming community, has recently released the next game in its social multiplayer lineup, Diamonds Paradise. Diamonds Paradise is similar to another Star Arcade game, Diamonds Capture. Both games include trying to capture as much area on the board of gems as possible. The new element in Diamonds Paradise is that the game is now honeycomb shaped, making for new and interesting combos for playing to create to win
Special items have also been added in Diamonds Paradise. The game includes an in-app shop with virtual items to purchase, a ranking system, stats, the ability to invite friends, and, of course, chat with other Star Arcade players.
Star Arcade is a cross platform mobile gaming community. Players can play each other regardless of what operating system their mobile devices may be running including iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry. Games are also available on Facebook. Other games from Star Arcade include Jelly Wars and Star Reversi.
Clear the calendar and kiss those loved ones goodbye, celebrated iOS MMO Pocket Legends is turning 2 years-old. But this isn’t any old birthday party, no sir. Spacetime Studios is doing it backwards by giving gifts to the party-goers, not the guest of honor.
What this means is that the developer has made all premium areas free to access. Now anyone can quest, loot grind, or pointlessly emote in each of the six exclusive zones (Sandstone Caves, Skeller’s Return, Croc Feud, Frozen Nightmares, Shadow Caves, and Wyldwood). Those who’ve dropped some cash to access these areas already have no need to fret. All players who have paid to unlock these environments will be getting a special in-game vanity helm (the Frozen Crown of Gratitude) to lord over all those plebeians who didn’t show their support monetarily. Similarly, everyone will be able to purchase a special 2012 Anniversary hat during the event which can bestow tiny clones of itself atop the heads of those who wave to the original wearer.
Star Legends users haven’t been forgotten either. Bird, Elf, and Bear “Bobble Head” masks will be available throughout the week-long celebration. Anyone curious to see what all the fuss is about, get back to a game they might have been absent from for a while, or might just be between marathon sessions can check out both MMOs for absolutely free. Just act fast if oddball hats are a priority. The festivities will only last through the end of next week.
Released: 2010-04-08 :: Category: Games
Overkill, Craneballs’ free target shooter, has gotten a major update bringing Game Center online head-to-head multiplayer to the proceedings. It operates in a similar fashion to Fruit Ninja’s online multiplayer. There are three sets of enemies: blue enemies that the player must shoot for points. These enemies, if not taken care of before they firing circle meter diminishes, will shoot at the player, which causes the player to lose points. The red enemies are the other player’s enemies; shooting them causes a point penalty to be assessed. The white enemies are worth a lot of points, but can be shot by either player, so getting to them before the other player is the goal. As well, there are powerups that can be shot, granting temporary upgrades or attacks to obscure the other player’s view. Lag does not appear to affect the player’s aiming, though the view of the opponent’s target may be delayed.
There are two tiers of gameplay: Novice, where everyone has the same weapon, and Elite where gun upgrades, flying bots, score bonuses, and Game Center leaderboards get involved. This mode costs 30 Overkill Medals to unlock. The free update is available now.