I’m sure plenty of people were a bit dubious when Hitman GO was announced for iOS. I’ll even admit that I had my doubts. However, I was quite pleasantly surprised when I managed to see it in action.
Hitman GO is certainly not your typical Hitman game. It’s also not the kind of Hitman game I think most of us were expecting. It’s actually a puzzle game in which players must figure out how to move Agent 47 so that he can avoid guards and either exit the level or take out his targets. The entire game has this spectacular diorama/board game aesthetic, too.
The really interesting thing is how Square Enix Montréal has managed to incorporate so many of the series’ most notable mechanics (stealth, disguises, dual pistols, etc) into such a drastically different setting. And it all looks like it works surprisingly well. If that weren’t enough, there’s also going to be a special unlockable level designed around one of Bloody Money’s most memorable missions: Curtains Down.
Hitman GO will be releasing on the App Store this Thursday, April 17, for $4.99.
Frozen Synapse, a popular turn-based strategy game from renowned developer Mode 7, will become a universal app and arrive on the iPhone and iPod touch at some point later this year, according to a report from Pocket Tactics. You can get the game on the iPad right now, however, and that version has received a plethora of great reviews.
Notably, the game’s user interface is jam-packed on the PC version and it’s already clunky on the iPad; there’s just a lot of buttons and options that make the game work. It’s hard to imagine Mode 7 being able to fit all of the game’s buttons on such a small screen.
We’ll see how it works on a 4-inch (or 3.5-inch) screen when Frozen Synapse is released for the iPhone later this year.
Posted December 17th, 2013 by Mike Deneen Our Rating: :: ANOTHER HUNTED COW STRATEGY GAME
Hunted Cow puts out yet another turn based combat strategy game. While it plays almost exactly like other games they've done, this one uses the backdrop of one of the most important moments of United States history.
Hero Academy, Editor’s Choice winning app here at 148Apps, has updated to its 1.2 version to include various game improvements and additions to the game.
Additions to the game are a new team and playfield. The new team is called “The Tribe,” an aggressive team that can finish off weak opponents and crystals in one short move. Characters in the Tribe include the Warrior (can instantly knock out enemies under 50% health), the Axe Thrower (extra damage to weak enemies), the Witch (explodes fallen enemies), the Shaman (chain healing), and the Chieftain (an AOE fighter with a charge and a pull). A Tribe-themed playfield has also been added with the team.
Hero Academy has also added iPad support and a few tweaks to improve the game, including bigger buttons and a larger gameplay area that will help to improve the precision and speed at which players can play Hero Academy. Players can also now undo single items instead of undoing every single move made in a turn, making quick mistakes a little less frustrating. Adjustments to Council and Dwarves (temporarily on sale) were also made for the sake of balance.
Dungeon Crawlers, a dungeon-exploring RPG with turn-based combat, has released a major update including new enemies and levels.
Dungeon Crawlers released with four chapters to play through and this update releases the fifth and final chapter to conclude the game. This means more ghoul-crushing, skeleton-hacking levels for players to work through.
The game has also gone full HD to support the new iPad. Dynamic lighting has also been added for some of the more recent iOS devices (iPad third gen, the iPad 2, and the iPhone 4s).
The game now has a store that sells upgrades for characters. The store includes items that cast status effects on characters and of course the standard weapons, armor, and potions to help gear those characters to hack their way through the fifth and final chapter. Other minor tweaks and changes to the game were added including balancing to gameplay (always a good sign when developers are worried about balance and fairness), level select options, and bug fixes.
Dungeon Crawlers is a universal app that only costs $0.99.
Don’t quit with the Disc Drivin’! While developer Pixelocity Software works on the upcoming Zombie Track Meat with Fuzzycube Software and Owen Goss (coming to iOS later this year, now available for Google Chrome), they’ve given their venerable turn-based racing game a fresh update. The game has five new ice-based tracks that implement new elements like ice blocks that deteriorate as they are hit, and snowballs that slow discs down. The new levels also introduce the first new visual theme to the game since its release back in late 2010. On the technical end, the game now supports the iPad Retina Display. Grow tired of not having the app badge update when new turns come in? Well, that’s now enabled in this update, which is available now for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.
These new tracks and features should help to extend the life of this venerable game, which is one of the few titles that I still play on a regular basis, and have done so ever since the game came out. Plus, Jon Hamm plays it, which automatically means those who play it become classier, funnier, and more handsome by association.