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Reliance Games has announced that their new single-player, 3v3 tag-team fight-fest, Ultimate Robot Fighting, is coming soon.

Robots with artificial intelligence have freed themselves from their human masters and have dominated the world’s most popular sport: robotic arena combat. You can control 45 different battle machines with a variety of fighting styles across nearly 250 challenges. The game uses cel-shaded animation and real-world-inspired environments to make you feel like you’re right in middle of the the action.

You’ll be able to battle it out in Ultimate Robot Fighting this Thursday, December 4.

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SteelSeries Stratus XL

 
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Pairing the Stratus XL is as easy as it is with pretty much any other MFi controller. You just turn it on, get your iOS device to find it, and you should be good to go. Then you start up one of the hundreds of compatible games and start playing. And it does play them all quite nicely. The controls are responsive, the button placement feels right, and it’s got a nice heft to it. The build quality is also rather impressive. Whereas other MFi controllers I’ve recently played around with felt sort of hollow and fragile, the Stratus XL feel dense and sturdy. You could probably hurt someone if you threw it at them, actually. [Note: 148Apps does not condone throwing your MFi controllers at anyone, for any reason. That’s bad form.] –Rob Rich

Fantasy Solitaire

 
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That’s the main beauty behind Fantasy Solitaire. It uses artwork from fantasy illustrator Ian Schofield, and it shows. Each card looks impressive, with the artwork relating to fantasy characters being really quite delightful. Fantasy Solitaire rewards your success with more cards too, so it soon looks quite gorgeous. Otherwise, Fantasy Solitaire is a fairly typical game of Klondike Solitaire. Each turn involves you drawing three cards before figuring out the best place to put them. The trick, as always, is to try to get the Ace cards pulled out first for any chance of success. Controls are simple enough with taps and drags to place cards, plus an auto-complete button when you’re right near the end of a game. There’s no hints button though, so make sure you’re up to speed with this game type. –Jennifer Allen

Reckless Racing 3

 
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Reckless Racing 3 is here, with driving dynamics that are as satisfying and addictive as ever as spot-on traction physics meets fun-fueled racing. There are 6 new and diverse locations that spawn 6 courses each, ensuring that players will still be kept guessing even though the backdrop might often remain the same. Combine that with the new Gymkhana event (specially laid-out courses that test driving skills), the same wealth of tweaks for controls and settings to enhance player experience, plus the recent addition of 4 reversible classic Reckless tracks, and what’s left is a driving game packed with features. –Lee Hamlet

Click Cam

 
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Click Cam is an interesting new way of sharing photos in that it’s entirely random how it does it. It’s more of a curiosity than an app you’d spend great amounts of time with given its many limitations, but hey, it’s free, so that kind of works. All you need to do is enter a few simple sign up details before taking a photo and uploading it to Click Cam. The actual photo taking interface is pretty basic when it comes to options, but you can choose from a few filters once the image has been snapped. Once you’re happy with what you’ve snapped you can name it, then simply hit the red button so it goes off to some other user somewhere. You’ll never know where or really what the person thought of it. The recipient can rate it but you don’t get to find out how you fared. –Jennifer Allen

AffordIt

 
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A simple interface is both a blessing and a curse for AffordIt. It means it’s very easy to use, but it also means that it lacks some important features that would make it really stand out from the crowd. One such pivotal feature is that AffordIt only allows for one format of budgeting at any one time. For instance, you can set things up to plan out your Christmas shopping, but you can’t then have a separate section for your regular outgoings. That immediately restricts AffordIt to one project at any one time. It does that one project pretty well, luckily. You can easily set a budget for whatever it is, before adding additional credits based on whatever comes your way. Have a Christmas budget organized but then you get a bonus at work that you want to set aside for that occasion? AffordIt makes it easy to adjust accordingly. Adding cases of expenditure is just as easy, with the app keeping it simple and focused on what the item is and its value. –Jennifer Allen

Toca Nature

 
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Rightfully named Toca Nature, the app opens up with a fertile land ready to be transformed into the landscape of players’ imagination as they transform this area into different regions of their choice – be it hills created with a tap that can easily be built up into snow capped mountains, valleys, and even bodies of water, all of which will soon be inhabited by different animals. The effect is quite magical as one watches fish swimming and beavers climbing out onto dry land for the first time as life is brought to their personalized ecosystem. Trees can be planted that will attract a variety of creatures, be it bears, foxes, rabbits, deer or woodpeckers. An axe is also included as a clever way of arbor clearing and of having a chance to change the topography again and again – a helpful tool to be sure. –Amy Solomon

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Tank Invaders: Shmup Evolved

 
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Despite its name, Tank Invaders: Shmup Evolved is neither a shmup, nor is it particularly evolved. It’s still pretty good though. The story and characters put McBane to shame with their corniness. The player becomes a missile commander for allied forces that are fighting against the Terror – as in, an organization that literally calls itself Terror. They employ lunatics and fanatics to their side, lacking but a swastika and the actual Devil as their commander to complete the image of a perfect enemy for the forces of democracy and everything that is good. Anyway, the player has to endure endless waves of enemies as they try to destroy the thingy that the player is trying to protect (what is that that we’re trying to protect, by the way?) by shooting a barrage of missiles onto advancing enemies. –Tony Kuzmin

Joinz

 
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Joinz is a puzzle game with deceptively simple gameplay, starting out easy, but very quickly becoming a test for your brain, particularly that part that is responsible for not throwing violent tantrums when you fail to beat a high-score. The gameplay of Joinz is somewhat similar to Lines. There is a square field that has a single building block. The player can slide this block in four directions, making it travel until it hits an object or a border. Every time the player moves a block, another block appears on a random position on the field. Unlike lines, where the player has to create lines from the blocks of the same color to remove them from the field, Joinz requires the player to create one of the three shapes that pop up on the top of the screen. When the shape is complete, the player gets another one to make. As the player progresses, the shapes get gradually more complex, starting from simple tetris-like forms, to the complexities that fill up half of the game board. Also, appearing blocks start to get additional colors, making the field even more difficult to navigate. The player has to “jump” off of the existing blocks in order to create the required shapes. Don’t forget that once two or more blocks are connected to each other, it’s almost impossible to break them apart, so they’ll behave like a singular shape. –Tony Kuzmin

Ironkill: Robot Fighting Game

 
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Ironkill: Robot Fighting Game wants you to fight; it might be the easiest directive to follow in handheld gaming. The gameplay boils down to combat. The initial run is a tutorial of sorts, and the gameplay is laid out with the help of an appropriately named intro robot. The fighting is works as player against a CPU opponent, and is a war of attrition: whoever depletes the other’s life bar first wins, and doing a damage is performed with the help of the control buttons at the bottom. One initiates a quick attack, one does a harder type of attack, and there is a defense button. –Tre Lawrence

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EPOCH.2 Goes Free for a Limited Time as Apple’s App of the Week

Posted by on August 15th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Currently on sale for the grand price of nothing is third-person shooter, EPOCH.2.

The game has you trekking across a post-apocalyptic landscape as you battle robot against robot. Using an intuitive finger swiping control method you’ll be able to select targets, dodge incoming fire, make split-second tactical decisions, take cover, and launch various special abilities. Wave upon wave of enemy robots are against you in arena-style combat, so it should be a pretty frantic but satisfying affair.

EPOCH.2 is on sale in honor of it being Apple’s pick for App of the Week this week, so expect it to be a pretty limited offer.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction – The Official Game Review

Transformers: Age of Extinction – The Official Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Get your motor running. Head out on the highway. Then slaughter endless hordes of robots with your giant robot axe, if you can stay awake.

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CLARC Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Romance. Kidnapping. Heroics. Inebriated robots? Trust me, it works. CLARC is an action-puzzle game not to be missed.

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Astro Golf Review

Astro Golf Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Astro Golf is futuristic miniature golf for all fans of traditional mini golf gaming.

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Mech Battle Arena Review

Mech Battle Arena Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mech battles should be very cool and epic, Mech Battle Arena is unfortunately neither.

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Hot Mess Review

Hot Mess Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It has its flaws but Hot Mess is still a charming tale of a robot's urge to stop couples from getting together.

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Mech Conquest Review

Mech Conquest Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mech Conquest's approach to intergalactic warfare will see many sci-fi fans go weak at the knees. It's just a shame the use of completely automated battles may put a dampener on the action.

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Real Steel: World Robot Boxing Review

Real Steel: World Robot Boxing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The movie may not have been a hit, but it did create a fantastic mobile game. Its follow up is a knockout as well.

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Reliance Games Sure does love robots. Then again, who doesn’t? And with Labor Day fast approaching it’s time to share that love on the cheap.

Starting today, Real Steel will be on sale for $0.99 through Monday, September 2. Not just the game itself, either. The extra in-app purchase packs will be going on sale as well. And that’s just one half of it. Pacific Rim will be totally free from Sunday, September 1 through Monday, September 2. Check out the full list of discounts below.

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8/30 – 9/2
Real Steel will be $0.99
– Abandon will be 50% off
– Starter Pack will be 33% off
– All Robots Pack will be 25% off
– All In One pack will be 20% off

9/1 – 9/2
Pacific Rim will be $0.00

RunBot Review

RunBot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A little sterile, RunBot lacks some personality but it does the job as a reasonable Endless Runner.

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Pacific-RimPretty much everyone has been buzzing about “Pacific Rim” this month. The movie has been doing quite well from what I understand (plus it’s freaking awesome), but like most summer blockbusters that popularity also equates to some tie-in games across multiple platforms. While I found the Xbox Live Arcade game to be pretty enjoyable, the iOS iterations – yes, there’s more than the one – were both extremely disappointing. However all hope is not lost. While the Pacific Rim iOS title may have been a colossal (*rimshot*) letdown, there are still a fair number of great games on the platform featuring giant robots and giant monsters that can be quite a bit of fun.

Rock'n and Sock'n with GiganderX

Rock’n and Sock’n with GiganderX

GiganderX (Prodigy Co. Ltd, $0.99)
I’ve sampled a fair number of “giant robot” games across multiple platforms but none have managed to capture the oversized and plodding nature of these massive engines of destruction quite like Robot Alchemic Drive or Remote Control Dandy. And no other iOS games have managed to capture a similar feel of either title better than GiganderX. It’s fairly simplistic – there’s an extremely basic combo system, one special attack, and only a handful of levels – but it does an admirable job of making you feel like you’re piloting a slow, lumbering, oversized toy as it combats other slow, lumbering, oversized toys.

Giant Metal Robot (Poppy, $0.99)
Giant Metal Robot is a bit unorthodox, but that’s a big part of why I like it. You have to tilt your device to steer the young girl (and later her dog, too) along a rooftop, while swiping down to make the robot smash its fists. Flatten the little girl or her companion and it counts as a loss. Fail to smash all the skeletons that are chasing them around before time runs out and it’s a loss. Accidentally launch the little girl off the roof after smashing something and you lose. It’s deceptively tough, and yet it’s easy enough to play that it should keep you entertained for a while.

The signs are everywhere (and bloodthirsty) in My Little Monster

The signs are everywhere (and bloodthirsty) in My Little Monster

My Little Monster (Group Sound, $0.99)
As a long time fan of giant monster movies, I can’t not find the idea of raising and training my own to be both awesome and oddly charming. And that’s before taking the adorable and weird characters, goofy skills, and ridiculous hats into consideration. It’s an odd hybrid of virtual pet and simple action game, but it’s also a neat distraction for any kaiju fan.

RoboCat Rampage (Luke Turvey, $1.99)
Some robots are more interested in preserving nature than in protecting humanity; and that’s exactly what RoboCat Rampage is about. You move the enormous mechanized feline around each stage attempting to squish anything that looks industrial while also trying to avoid stepping on anything green (i.e. trees, etc). The more smoke-belching factories and vehicles you smash before reaching the end of the level, the higher your score and the happier the little woodland creatures will be.

Fortunately The War for Eustrath is easier to enjoy than it is to pronounce

Fortunately The War for Eustrath is easier to enjoy than it is to pronounce

The War of Eustrath (iQuibi Inc, $2.99)
Giant robots aren’t a genre; they’re a subject. So while The War for Eustrath may not seem quite as “typical” as the other games on this list, but it’s definitely relevant and possibly one of the best. The characters are quirky in an eye-rolling kind of way, but it’s a very competent strategy game. One that features some pretty cool-looking mechs. Cool-looking mechs that fight each other. It’s like Xenogears crossed with Fire Emblem, and I can’t think of a single thing about that description that isn’t awesome.

OFFWORLD (6waves Lolapps, FREE)
I wasn’t expecting to enjoy OFFWORLD‘s Rock-Paper-Scissors style combat as much as I did, honestly. But enjoy it I did, and I think it adds a fair bit of strategy to what could have otherwise been a very basic game. Not only is there plenty of mental back-and-forth as you try to predict your opponent’s next move, there are also lots of customization options for various weapons and attachments. Plus it looks and animates gorgeously.

Don't underestimate Monster Jam Jam's giant radioactive poultry

Don’t underestimate Monster Jam Jam’s giant radioactive poultry

Monster Jam Jam (Behold Studios Jogos Electronicos LTDA ME, FREE)
I happened upon Monster Jam Jam accidentally, but I have to admit I was rather impressed by its no-frills simplicity. Each match is random, and the only difference between monsters is their appearance, so all you have to worry about is out-thinking your opponent (AI or otherwise). It uses a fairly simple combat system wherein each combatant picks an action (attack, power up, heal, defend) and attempts to guess what the other side is planning. No scores, no leaderboards, no upgrades or unlockables; just a bunch of quick pick-up-and-play kaiju action.

Roar Rampage (FDG Entertainment, $0.99)
What is it most people think of when they think about giant monsters? Property damage. And property damage is you’ll get when you start playing Roar Rampage. The giant boxing glove-toting lizard moves along automatically, so all you have to worry about is flinging his fist all over the place in order to bust through buildings and knock helicopters out of the air. It’s simple, destructive fun.

Destroy Gunners ZZ is a blast despite the distinct lack of giant beards

Destroy Gunners ZZ is a blast despite the distinct lack of giant beards

Destroy Gunners ZZ (SHADE Inc, FREE)
Destroy Gunners ZZ is a freemium/social sequel of sorts to the original Destroy Gunners; the latter of which has been one of my most preferred mech combat games to date. I decided to list the sequel over the original simply because it looks a little better, has a little more variety, and has had a few control refinements but the first game is also totally worth a look. Especially for any early series Armored Core fans hoping to find a comparable experience on iOS.

Robot Rampage (Origin8, FREE)
Just like people, not all robots are friendly. In fact, the robot headlining Robot Rampage is a total jerk. All it does is stomp around smashing everything in sight, while occasionally blasting stuff with lasers. Of course when you get to control the giant robo-jerk as it smashes up buildings and fries all military resistance with heat beams it’s actually pretty cool.

Death Work ain't afraid of no early birds

Death Worm ain’t afraid o’ no early birds

Death Worm (PlayCreek, $1.99)
Not all vicious giant monsters walk around on two legs. In fact, some of them don’t have any legs at all! And while watching a giant radioactive shellfish level a city can be pretty intimidating it can be just as bad when dealing with a subterranean horror you’ll never see coming. Being said subterranean horror, rather than running from it for dear life, is a lot cooler. Especially when you can evolve new traits between levels.

Super Monsters Ate My Condo! ([adult swim], FREE)
Super Monsters Ate My Condo! is admittedly a bit of a stretch, but it features plenty of giant monsters so I figure it has a place on the list. Plus it’s a lot of fun. The odd physics-based match-3 puzzles coupled with the quirky kaiju waiting to gobble up each high rise floor are a great match. It’s the kind of game that could very easily make an hour disappear if you give it half the chance.

Microbots Review

Microbots Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Exterminate the infestation of robots by creating paths of conveyor belts to reach their targets. It's a fun, unique, and addicting arcade puzzle game.

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Hakitzu: Code of the Warrior Review

Hakitzu: Code of the Warrior Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
For a game about teaching others, Hakitzu could use a few lessons.

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Unmechanical Review

Unmechanical Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There might be no words within Unmechanical but it still tells quite the story about a little, lost robot. It's a highly imaginative puzzle game, too.

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Top Bot Review

Top Bot Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's cute to look at but Top Bot is a pretty shallow if mildly entertaining multiplayer racing game.

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My Robot Friend Review

My Robot Friend Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Learn math, a little spelling, and some serious problem solving skills (or just have fun) with this programmable pal. Just don't expect a virtual buddy.

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Man in a Maze Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A family-friendly maze puzzler that’s a little odd on the surface, but its humorous and varied gameplay makes it top-notch.

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Atomic Frogs Review

Atomic Frogs Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Launch exploding mutant frogs at robots and large buttons in this creative take on physics hurling.

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Amp, Watts & Circuit Review

Amp, Watts & Circuit Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Flawed controls and AI mean that Amp, Watts & Circuit isn't quite as enjoyable to play as it should be. There's a certain quality about it that makes you want to keep playing, though.

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New App: Blast-A-Way, Portal-Inspired Puzzle Game Now Available

Posted by on August 29th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I’ve been looking forward to this game from Illusion Labs since it was announced a few weeks ago. Now that I’ve had a chance to play through a couple dozen levels, I’d describe it as a Portal-inspired, yet has a very different game play style, puzzle game with robots.

Carter is working on a full review for you and it will be up in the morning.

Roblade Review

Roblade Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The potential is there, but this arena brawler with robust robot customization needs some streamlining.

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Motorcity: Drive Review

Motorcity: Drive Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Steer high powered futuristic muscle cars with advanced weapons systems through tracks at insane speeds.

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Sminis Review

Sminis Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Guide lines of trundling robots on their escape from an evil factory.

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RoboFonics Review

RoboFonics Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Robotic factory drones build to the beat in this tap-driven rhythm game.

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Unstoppable Robots. Do I need to say any more than that? Robots fighting. Has to be worth a look, surely? Still here? OK, I’ll explain why Unstoppable Robots is worthy of everyone’s time.

As the screenshots ably demonstrate, the robots in the title look a little colorful and crazy. The reason behind this is because they’ve been compromised by a virus called ‘Dummy Algorythm.’ Players must stop these corrupted and defective robots as soon as possible. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to do this across the 25 different locations and numerous boss fights.

16 different weapons keep the action fresh as players battle against the 30 different types of enemies. To an extent, it’s like a Tower Defense title except instead of sitting back and watching the robots be destroyed, players can take an active role by inflicting the damage themselves.

Unstoppable Robots is a free app for iPad users with some in-app purchases to add to the game or remove the adverts if the player so wishes. At that non-existent price, it has to be worth a play!

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-06 :: Category: Games

Battle 3D: Robots Sky Review

Battle 3D: Robots Sky Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Robots, aliens, upgrades, experience and explosions! And a wonky camera and awkward controls...

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Curvebot Evolved Review

Curvebot Evolved Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Curvebot is a delightful puzzler that channels the spirit of the classic game Qix

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Babes VS Robots

Babes VS Robots

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Babes blowing up robots in a fun game with a quick learning curve, interesting backgrounds and tons of levels. Babes VS Robots lives up to its name.

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