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Badland Daydream Level Pack Arrives to Celebrate 20 Million Downloads

Posted by on December 19th, 2014
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Badland developers Frogmind has announced that their popular side-scroller has reached the 20 million player mark worldwide, and their latest level pack ‘Daydream’ is coming out to celebrate.

Featuring ten new single-player levels, 30 missions, and five achievements, this new level pack also includes the journey of SNORF (one of the multiplayer characters) through the more bizarre sections of Badland. To celebrate the holiday season, the pack is also free for a limited time. Fans of Badland will also be happy to know that Frogmind has announced that they are working on ‘multiple’ titles in the series for release next year.

Badland is available from the App Store now, if you aren’t one of the aforementioned 20 million players, for $3.99. The ‘Daydream’ pack is available for free for a unspecified ‘limited’ time.

via: Our Review

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is an excellent example of how to meld gaming styles into one great experience, all while crafting a fascinating universe.

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Roller Polar Review

Roller Polar Review

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Jump over all kinds of wintery hazards in this endless casual game reminiscent of Flappy Bird.

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ROTO Review

ROTO Review

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Players that enjoy simplistic one-touch puzzle platformers may get some mileage out of ROTO, but how much mileage is hard to say.

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Bean’s Quest 2: Bean Dreams Review

Bean’s Quest 2: Bean Dreams Review

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Bean's Quest 2: Bean Dreams delivers on its promise of being more of the first game, for better or for worse.

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Sunburn! Review

Sunburn! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Platform through the depths of space to make sure your entire crew dies together in this satisfying and intriguing puzzle platformer.

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Space Expedition Review

Space Expedition Review

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The only thing boring about Space Expedition's lonely journey is its title.

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Splot Review

Splot Review

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Splot is a tight platformer with controls that work surprisingly well for a touch screen device.

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Woah Dave!, by Choice Provisions, is a retro-style arcade platformer. This is the first game they are releasing since changing their name from Gaijin Games (perhaps best known for the BIT.TRIP series). Players fight aliens as Dave, a strange little fellow in teal pants. You can reach the top of the leader boards by pocketing the spare change that aliens drop when you kill them.

If you can’t wait and need your Woah Dave! fix immediately, the soundtrack is available on iTunes and CD Baby.

You’ll be able to pick up Woah Dave! this Thursday, October 30, for $1.99.

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Lion Pig Review

Lion Pig Review

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Despite its bizarre protagonist, Lion Pig is a pretty standard platformer.

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Monsu_Title_ImageMonsu looks to be a cute and cuddly little runner/platformer from Angry Birds alum Boomlagoon. I was able to get my hands on it for a bit and I can confirm that it is, in fact, cute and cuddly. It’s also got a lot of cards to collect and equip, which is a bit different for the genre. Good different, form what I’ve seen.

In between choosing a card to bring into battle, smashing houses while collecting coins, and generally laying waste to those who would oppose me, I had the chance to speak to Boomlagoon’s CEO, Antti Sten, about the interesting hybrid.


Antti Sten

Antti Sten

148Apps: Would you say Monsu is a runner/platformer with card collecting elements, or a card collector with platformer/runner elements?
Antti Sten (AS): It’s like a platformer, endless runner, with this card-collecting aspect. Basically you get to collect 40 different cards, and you can equip three of them at a time. All of them bring this really cool visual and helping aspect to the game, so you can run with these companions and buddies that make it like a whole different experience depending on what cards you choose.

The core game is the runner, of course. You can play the game without the cards but you can’t play it without the running.

148Apps: What was it like to hybridize two very different genres? Were there any particular challenges? Anything easier than you’d expected?
AS: We thought we’d have trouble figuring out what the cards would be, because we wanted each of them to be richer than some power-up. There are some like that but most of them are really game-changing. It went pretty smoothly, really. We had a few challenges with other mechanics, like for example the social mechanics. We currently have leaderboards and you can share with other players, but we’ve been trying to figure out what would be the most convenient features to include.

Monsu_Smash_The_Villagers148Apps: Where did the idea for a runner/card hybrid come from?
AS: It’s always hard to say specifically when the game idea was born. At one point we were trying to figure out how to make a different kind of endless runner – we had all kinds of ideas, like what kind of controls could you have, should there be attacking – and at one point we started to wonder “What if it was more like a platformer?”

Of course with platformers you’re thinking about Super Mario Brothers, and one of the key aspects of that game is that you can get these power-ups that really change the way that you play the game; for example, when you get the fire flower you play totally differently than when you get the star. We wanted to create something like that with Monsu‘s cards. And of course we went overboard and now we have around 40 of them.

Monsu_Beat_Your_Friends148Apps: Did you learn anything from the development of Angry Birds or Noble Nutlings that helped with the development of Monsu?
AS: Simplistic UI is always something that we want to have – let users get straight to the game, and not have too many screens to handle. And of course there’s the graphical style, which we’ve carried over from previous games.

148Apps: I imagine the climate of the App Store has changed a bit since releasing Angry Birds and even Noble Nutlings. Do you think that may have changed the way you approached Monsu?
AS: Yeah, I guess that one of the things that really has changed for us is that now we require much more depth. We wouldn’t want to publish a game with just like one mechanic and X amount of challenges or levels, so there has to be some kind of progression – something to fiddle with. That’s one of the things that’s going to be very different from Noble Nutlings.

148Apps: Have there been any trends or reactions you’ve seen in the App Store lately that have you concerned about how Monsu will be received?
AS: The genre itself – really casual, easy to play games – there aren’t many that have been all that successful. If you look in the App Store, the Top Grossing games based on revenue are usually like casino, resource management, and licensed games, which Monsu is not. But Monsu is a fun game, and there’s always been room for these types of games!


Thanks to Antti Sten for his time. Monsu is available to download on the App Store now, for free.

Goblin Sword Review

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Fun visuals, good music, engaging level design, and lots of content make Goblin Sword an excellent little game.

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SpeedyPups Review

SpeedyPups Review

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Despite the Sonic the Hegehog undertones, SpeedyPups isn't quite a success. But it does capture a sense of speed well.

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The Sleeping Prince Review

The Sleeping Prince Review

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The Sleeping Prince looks and feels great to play, but its lack of peril and restrictive energy system infuriates.

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Quantum Sheep has announced that the latest entry in the Air Supply franchise, Air Supply SOS, will be making its way onto iOS soon.

Within the game, The Time Travel Clothing Company is stealing wool from kidnapped Quantum Sheep, resulting in the Mothersheep sending out an SOS (“Save Our Sheep,” of course) to all heroes. It’ll be your job to be that hero – using your jetpack to dodge dangers and put rescued sheep into your rocket, all the while keeping an eye on your dwindling air supply.

Inspired by Jetpac on the ZX Spectrum, the game features twenty characters to unlock, 100 levels to play, over forty different alien enemies, and over 11 million customization combinations for the look and feel of the game.

No pricing or release date has been announced yet for Air Supply SOS, but the game will have no in-app purchases or adverts and has been confirmed to work on iPhone 4 and up, original iPad and up, and on 5th generation iPod Touch.

Ninja Warrior Temple

Ninja Warrior Temple

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Ninja Warrior Temple is clever, but not nearly as nimble as a ninja should be.

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Mikey Boots Review

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Mikey Boots is a fine third instalment in the excellent Mikey series of platformers.

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Duke Dashington Review

Duke Dashington Review

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Simple to learn, tricky to succeed at, Duke Dashington is a fun platformer in 10 second bursts.

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Ninja Smasher! Review

Ninja Smasher! Review

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This one-touch action platformer makes being a ninja explorer feel effortless and satisfying.

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Dodo Master Review

Dodo Master Review

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Dodo Master is tough but fair, and that's what makes it a joy to play.

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Mister Beam Review

Mister Beam Review

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Mister Beam's puzzles are great. But its platforming? Not so much.

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Traps n’ Gemstones Review

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Fight mummies, dig tunnels, and ride a runaway minecart to discover ancient secrets in this throwback exploration game.

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Thomas Was Alone Goes Universal, Slashes Price to $3.99

Posted by on July 24th, 2014
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Previously, Bossa Studios’ and Mike Bithell’s Thomas Was Alone was itself alone on iOS, being only available to iPad owners. That’s changes today, as the adventures of Thomas and his quadrilateral buddies is now available for iPhones (minimum 4, with 4S upwards recommended) and 5th generation iPod Touches due to the game becoming an universal app. To celebrate this, the game is also on sale, knocking 33% off the usual price for this weekend.

Thomas Was Alone is available now for $3.99, and will be until July 28, at which point the price will rise back up to $5.99.

via: Our Review

Finnish developer Boomlagoon has released a teaser trailer of their forthcoming side-scrolling action platformer, Monsu.

Looking like a pretty cute auto-runner, Monsu has another trick up its sleeve, courtesy of the many cards that you can collect as you play.

Coming from some of the minds behind Angry Birds, there will be dozens of customizable characters to get to know, with the hope that Monsu is more character-driven than most running platformers.

A series of online tournaments besides the rich single-player world should ensure there’s plenty of fun to be had when Monsu arrives on the App Store later this summer.

Check out the trailer below to see just what to expect very soon!

Mighty Adventure Review

Mighty Adventure Review

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Switch between three characters in this twitchy auto-runner.

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Sonic Jump Fever’s New Launch Trailer Sprints into View

Posted by on July 10th, 2014
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Sonic Jump Fever, SEGA’s competitive high-score follow-up to their vertical platformer Sonic Jump, is now available on the App Store. To celebrate this a launch a new trailer has been unveiled, showing off the kind of combo jumping Sonic and his pals can pull off in-game now.

You can grab Sonic Jump Fever off the App Store for free.

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

Posted by on July 3rd, 2014
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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!

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Farting Felix Review

Farting Felix Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
With plenty to do here, Farting Felix is a rather enjoyable experience.

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Oscura Second Shadow Review

Oscura Second Shadow Review

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If Tim Burton tried his hand at game designing, the dark fairytale platforming of Oscura Second Shadow would be the result.

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Canabalt has Finally Been Updated

Posted by on June 23rd, 2014
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Good things come to those who wait. Finally, Canabalt has been updated for the first time in over two years!

The update brings with it widescreen support for iPhone 5 owners, the inclusion of Game Center and Twitter integration, a new music track, 4 different runners, and a plethora of bug fixes.

For those who haven’t yet experienced the delights of Canabalt, the game is available now on the App Store, priced at $2.99.

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