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KartRider Rush+ review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 4th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DREAMY DRIFTING
After spending dozens of hours with it, it’s safe to say that KartRider Rush+ is the best kart racer on mobile.
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KartRider Rush+ Guide - Tips for new racers

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 18th, 2020

KartRider Rush+ continues to be a surprisingly refreshing and fun kart racer that's entirely free-to-play. The main reason for this is just how high its skill ceiling is. Check out the video above if you're curious to know what top level play looks like.

In case you're looking to dive in (or already have) and are looking for tips to be a better racer, take a look at some of these tips and strategies to up your game instantly.

KartRider Rush+ might be good, actually?

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 15th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DREAMY DRIFTING :: Read Review »

It's hard to find good racing games on mobile. Most of them are free-to-play, and free-to-play racers generally suck. Even Nintendo couldn't put together a competent Mario Kart game, opting instead for a weird score chaser that resembles--but feels nothing like--actual Mario Kart.

So, when Nexon released KartRider Rush+ earlier this week, I had low expectations, but I decided to boot it up and try it out anyway. I played a few races, and then I played some more. Then I joined a racing club, found myself friending people, and racing even more. Before I knew it, my week was consumed with playing KartRider Rush+ because--somehow--it has managed to create a free-to-play racing experience that actually feels good.

Titanfall: Assault review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 10th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TITAN FAIL
This multiplayer game looks nice and expensive, but is just a sort of soulless Clash Royale clone.
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Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed arrives on mobile today

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 30th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

No one does mindless hack and slash quite like a Musou game. What's more fun than single-handedly chopping your way through hundreds of enemies? Now, for the first time ever, that unrivaled experience goes mobile with Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed. It's the Dynasty Warriors you know and love, with the same over-the-top action, but this time it's been designed with touch controls in mind.

Heroes of Incredible Tales review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 26th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DIABLO CLICKER
Do you like grinding out gear to make some numbers go up? This flashy, free-to-play action rpg offers up plenty of that, but little else.
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Fantasy War Tactics review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FREE WAR OVER HERE
Strategy game fans will enjoy Fantasy War Tactics, as long as they're not too bothered by minor free-to-play trappings
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Great Moogley Moogle! Nexon Korea is Developing FINAL FANTASY XI for Mobile

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 20th, 2015

Final Fantasy fans are you ready? Nexon has been chosen to develop a mobile game based off of the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI! The original game was set in Vana'diel, a high fantasy world, 20 years after the Crystal War. Players had access to 5 different races: Elvaan, Hume, Galka, Mithra, and Tarutaru. Nexon has not revealed much about the upcoming title, but they certainly seem happy about it.

“We are thrilled to partner with SQUARE ENIX to bring this amazing franchise to mobile audiences around the world,” said Owen Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon, in a press release. “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with SQUARE ENIX by adding one of their most successful titles to our portfolio, as we continue to leverage our game development and global publishing expertise to provide high-quality experiences to gamers around the world.”

This mobile version of Final Fantasy XI is planned to be released in 2016.

Legacy Quest is an Upcoming Roguelike That'll Kill the Whole Family

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 26th, 2015

Nexon Co. and Socialspiel Entertainment are teaming up to develop a new roguelike-inspired action role playing game called Legacy Quest. You become the ever-valiant, yet doomed to die, line of heroes that face an adventure that will have them delving dungeons and vanquishing monsters. Each time a hero dies in the game, their soul is collected and you can use that energy to unlock new traits and upgrade the next hero in your bloodline.

The game has a fun 8-bit style look and gives players tons of options for customization. You can even discover lost relics from some of your past selves. The game will have a social features to let you trade weapons and armor with your friends, join Guilds, and play in player-versus-environment challenges.

“Every time a player takes their hero into a dungeon in Legacy Quest they’re creating their own personal journey that will quite literally echo throughout every other player's game experience in the form of epic loot,” said Mike Borras, CEO of Socialspiel, in a press release. “But it’s not entirely about collecting loot, we’re going to ensure that players are met with an awesome feeling of accomplishment in Legacy Quest as they battle their way through hordes of monsters while sharing that adventure with friends.”

There is no official release date yet, but you can check out the sweet trailer for Legacy Quest below.

MapleStory Live Deluxe Deals Out Massive Damage With New Demon Avenger Character

Posted by Andrew Stevens on July 25th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

There is a new addition to the side-scrolling MMORPG, MapleStory, as Nexon has revealed a new character. Continuing the MapleStory unleashed content, players will now be able to player as the Demon Avenger, a character with quick and power attacks.

The Demon Avenger comes equipped with a sword and shield to hand out massive damage to all who gets in his way. Check out the new trailer below!

New App: Blast Zombies, Use No Monies With Combat Arms: Zombies Free

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on October 25th, 2012

Nexon's just released a free version of their military cum zombie shooter, Combat Arms: Zombies. It's free, it uses the Unreal Engine 3, and it has zombies. Need we say more?

Face off with the infected hordes in this standalone tactical arena-FPS based on the Fireteam Mode from the smash online hit, Combat Arms Online! Battle wave after wave of ravenous creatures dead-set on making you dinner. Hold them off long enough, and you might just get evacuated. Upgrade your weapons, and you might just stand a chance. Let them through, and you won’t live to see morning. Make sure your aim is good, watch your back, and pray for a little bit of luck.

New App: Space Tanks Rolls Onto The App Store

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on October 19th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Did you know that tanks can be cute? Neither did I, but these chibi-esque Space Tanks are just adorable. Nexon makes games like Maple Story for mobile, PC, and Web platforms, so this could be good along with being free.

■ Totally Free! Free Coins!
■ Single and Multi-Player Support!
■ Personalize Your Tank!
■ Battle Across the Universe!
■ Create Your Own Avatar!

Nexon Races onto iOS in KartRider Rush

Posted by Blake Grundman on March 16th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Going back through the annals of video game history, it is hard to remember a time where racing titles were not dominating the landscape.  Franchises like Gran Turismo, Mario Kart and even NASCAR have gone on to sell tens of millions of copies worldwide, but what if that were just the tip of the proverbial iceberg?  Though you may not be familiar with the franchise if you are not living in Asia, Nexon has a driving franchise that scoffs at the idea of tens of millions of participants, instead opting to set their sights on hundreds of millions of players.

To date, their CrazyRacing KartRider series has managed to snag the attention of at least thirty percent of the South Korean population at one time or another, and over 230 million gamers to date.  With a track record like that it is a wonder that they have not found a way to make the KartRider franchise show up on the iOS.  However, this issue was recently remedied with their release of KartRider Rush, which hit the App Store late this week.

KartRider Rush will be following Nexon's traditional development strategy of freemium game design.  Your base game download will be absolutely free, but in order to get the entire game experience players will need to shell out $1.99 for each add-on pack which consists of a new car, playable character, and two new tracks.  Nexon calls these downloads "gameplay enhancements,"

but ultimately the decision to purchase this additional content is left to the consumer.

It will be interesting to see whether this grand experiment works out for the publisher, given their extensive back library of freemium releases just waiting to be tapped into, but if you are a fan of free games, there is plenty to be excited about.  So take it out for a test spin and let us know what you think of it in the comments.