iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Compulsive Entertainment’s high-octane arcade racer, Adrenaline, has now made its way to the App Store following a successful launch on Google Play. It’s a ton of challenging, fast-paced fun, boasting easy-to-learn controls and a varied selection of tracks to master.
There are two different modes to take on: Quick Race and Career. Of the two, you’ll likely spend most of your time working through the 9 Career races. Tracks here range from tight bridges to hazardous mountainsides, and the difficulty curve throughout is smooth and fair. By the time you reach the later levels, you’ll be well on your way to mastering tight corners and other such tricky manoeuvres.
Brown Dust, Neowiz’s epic fantasy RPG, is no stranger to special events, though its latest crossover might be its most exciting yet. On top of a challenging new dungeon, fan-favourite characters from the hit anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime are now available to unlock. The crossover event is scheduled to run through to October 16th, so you’ve got plenty of time to get involved and earn as many rewards as possible.
The new Mercenaries are all quite varied in their skills and playstyles, with Warrior Milim Nava boasting strong forward-slashing attacks and Defender Rimuru packing high agility and defence stats. Milim’s Companion is called Veldora, while Rimuru’s is called Shizu. Every player that logs in during the crossover event can also look forward to receiving Rimuru as a special reward. Simply check your in-game mailbox to find him waiting for you when you log in.
Set at the tail end of WWI, ZWar 1: The Great War of the Dead, is an award-winning alt-history shooter like no other. The Great War has ended; the Allies and Central Powers have now united against a common foe. An army of weaponized undead and worse, is sweeping across the former battlegrounds of Europe. And in the fog of the shattered battlefields of lurks something altogether more troubling: Giant, tentacled, Lovecraftian monstrosities, summoned by the games ‘big bad’ – the ‘Black Reverend’.
The game’s Kickstarter campaign has now begun, and so we thought we’d run through what to expect from Ether Games’ promising new title.
MU Origin 2 has already earned its place amongst the most popular MMORPGs of the year, and now its major 2.0 update is set to give fans of the genre even more reason to play. For those not in the know, this one’s the second spinoff to the classic MU Online – a PC MMO from the early 2000s – which advances the fan-favourite formula in new and exciting ways.
First off, the update adds a feature called ‘Battle Core’. This takes the form of a 4v4 match which you’ll be able to take part in from 12:30-13:30 and 18:30-19:30 during the Abyss Season. Up for grabs are Battle Coins, Seed Jewels, and tons of easy XP. And as a nice bonus, earning the highest killstreak in a match will get you the honour title ‘Core Assassin’.
If you’re into your anime, you’ve probably seen or heard of Saint Seiya. Based on a shonen manga by Masami Kurumada, the series was massively popular in the 1980s – especially in its native Japan. Since then, it’s grown into a franchise of all sorts, from feature-length films to toys to video games, and even a CGI adaptation recently launched on Netflix.
Whether you’re a fan already, or looking for your next anime-inspired RPG, Saint Seiya Awakening: Knights of the Zodiac is a solid introduction to the world part-inspired by Greek mythology. It takes the form of an online RPG for the mobile, full of rapid turn-based fights, a story drawing directly from the manga, and hundreds of characters including series favourites.
Got a hankering for a fresh-feeling Match-3 puzzle game that offers a unique twist? You might find exactly what you’re looking for with What a Wonderful World, a new spin on the classic mobile genre which merges entertaining puzzles with global exploration.
Imagine a tale of conlict between factions of good and evil, where rogueish heroes summon beasts to aid them in them in warfare and courageously battle dragons over fields of scorched earth and brimstone - that's exactly the essence of epic fantasy adventure that newly released strategy RPG First Summoner aims to deliver into the palm of your hand.
Released today in over 140 countries for iOS and Android, First Summoner comes courtesy of Korean developer SkeinGlobe and publisher LINE Games (of Destiny Child fame). And as you might expect from an RPG that looks as beautiful and well polished as First Summoner appears to be, you'll find plenty of content to enjoy, including an epic campaign mode, a PVP Arena for head-to-head duels, and a roguelike dungeon mode known as Infinite Chaos for endless battles.
If you’re in the market for a new type of visual novel designed to inform and make you think deeply about its subject matter, then Arranged by Kabuk Games could be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s a wholly unique take on marital traditions in Turkey, exploring the differences between consensual and non-consensual relationships using a multipath story.
It all centres around Elif, a regular Turkish girl that’s returned home to her family after graduating from college. It isn’t long before her parents have saved her from the hassle of finding a husband, leaving her in a position where she is unsure what to do. It’s up to you to guide Elif on this tricky path, interacting with friends, family and others to decide what are the best actions to take.
Recently released matching puzzler Silly Memory is helping its fans with their intergalactic journeys this month with some very special offers on in-app purchases. In case you missed it, Silly Memory is the debut title of French based indie developer CDO Apps, and its winning a lot of fans the world over right now thanks to its pleasing blend of innovative mechanics, whimsical art style, and charming storyline.
Unlike many puzzlers on the appstores, Silly Memory comes with a light hearted and humorous narrative centering on the exploits of a cute little green alien called Gorzbul. After intercepting a myriad of cryptic messages from a mysterious blue planet far off in the galaxy, our curious extra terrestrial protagonist decides to set off on a voyage of discovery, attempting to decipher the beguiling messages and find a path to the planet from whence they came. That planet being none other than our very own Earth.
Epic turn-based RPG Brown Dust is set to turn 500 days old next week, and to celebrate, Neowiz has just unveiled its biggest and most exciting update yet, offering a host of new rewards, increased gacha rates, and a brand new feature that will change up the battlefield - Companion units.
To kick things off, the most significant change the update brings is the introduction of a new auxiliary unit called Companions. Battles will still be dictated by your use of Mercenaries, however you'll now have the option of pairing them up with their unique Companion counterpart which raises their Skill Level Cap from +10 to +15. What's more, every Companion will come with their own backstory which players can discover once they start to level up and change in appearance.
Shoot-em-ups tend to be a dime a dozen on the App Store, but every so often you come across one gem that aims to shake up the genre in a unique way. Developer Devjgame’s P.3 is the latest game seeking to do so this, working as a love letter to the 80s that combines air-tight arcade shooting with simple two-button controls that everyone can get to grips with.
Vertical shooters were all the rage during the days of yesteryear, and P.3 successfully replicates this perspective by mimicking the warped perspective and scan lines of old CRT screens. All this combines to make you feel like you’re playing a game lost from that old arcade you love, except it’s all playable in one hand and available for download from the App Store now.
There are 5 unique stages and bosses to shoot your way through in total, requiring you to dodge incoming enemies while blasting them with a generous number of cool weapons and power ups. Action is rapid and fast – perfect for short commutes as well as extended play sessions where you’re intent on beating your personal best.
You control your ship using only two buttons, with the left-side trigger dipping your ship one way while firing and the right-side trigger letting you move to the other. Holding both buttons down at the same time will see your ship unleash a super-move and slow down the screen, letting you get a jump on any dangerous enemies the minute you need it most.
Think you’ve got what it takes to master this retro space shooter? Give P.3 a go today by downloading it from the App Store.
This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.
Neowiz is set to celebrate the summer by launching a 2-month long festival in its smash-hit RPG Brown Dust. The event kicks off today, and it’s divided into 4 parts, each of which will last two weeks.
Brown Dust is all about collecting, upgrading, and doing battle with an ever-expanding band of Mercenaries. Its fantasy-themed world is distinctive, its strategic combat system is surprisingly deep, and it benefits from having a hugely dedicated fanbase.
You’ll be able to participate in the summer festival by taking part in the campaign, arena, novice arena, and rune temple. You can expect plenty of great rewards too, with diamonds up for grabs, 5-star Mercenaries, 5-star skills books, 5-star skill transfer tickets, 30 legend scrolls, and even fresh summer-themed costumes for mercenaries like Anais and Elisé.
You might be busy sending your hulking Dark Knight into the midst of battle in Webzen’s other recent release: the long-anticipated MU Origin 2. But for something a little different, the South Korean publisher has launched First Hero. Released today worldwide – except for China, the Middle East and Japan – this real-time strategy game for Android and iOS is all about collecting characters and winning wars.
The characters you collect, or rather ‘summon’ in the tried-and-true MMO fashion, are a mix of historical and folkloric figures from around the planet. There are more than 50 of these heroes up for grabs, and that number is sure to grow. Apart from these nods to the real world, everything takes place in a fantasy realm where there are monsters to be slayed, kingdoms to be conquered and alliances to be forged.
ThroughLine Games’ critically acclaimed puzzle-platformer, Forgotton Anne, has finally launched on the App Store. It tells the somber story of the Forgotlings, a collection of lost household objects who have been brought to life using a magical force called Anima.
Fans of the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of animated classics like My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away, will notice and appreciate Forgotten Anne’s similar hand-animated art style. Also like Ghibli’s best work, the game’s affecting story is enhanced by a soaring orchestral score.
You play as Anne, a human enforcer in the land of the Forgotlings who wants nothing more than to return to the world she once called home. In order to do that, she’ll have to work alongside her boss, Master Bonku, to put a stop to a potentially dangerous uprising.
Forgotton Anne, from developer ThroughLine Games, is a gorgeous, hand-animated puzzle-platformer that’s now making its way to iOS. You can pre-order ahead of its release, and you’d be doing yourself a favour as the game’s really rather good.
It boasts a stunning Ghibli-like world, brought to life to by hand-animated visuals created using the same techniques behind the likes of Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbour Totoro. And the stunning, soaring orchestral score, performed by the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, is just another one of the many ways the game immerses you in its affecting story of the Forgotlings; living mislaid objects who long to be remembered.