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Feral Interactive's next ambitious mobile port is 2014's Alien: Isolation, a survival horror game where you play as Amanda Ripley (Ellen Ripley's daughter), developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. We got some advance access to the mobile version of the game and have been working our way through it. See the video above for a healthy chunk of the game in action, as well as some additional impressions below.
The first thing to note about this game is that it is pretty technically demanding. If players want to experience Alien: Isolation on iOS, they will need the following:
- A supported device running iOS 14.8 or later
- At least 11GB of free space to install the game (though it is recommended to have 22GB available)
[Not sure if you really "gotta go fast?" Have a look at our Sonic Runners review.]
Despite its flaws, Sonic Runners' platforming action is actually quite fun. Though it can be a little more complicated than old-school Sonic games. Here's how to make sure you're up to speed when jumping in.
Scoring high in Sonic Runners has a few different benefits. First is that scoring high in a run can get you to boss showdowns faster. This is good because bosses can yield buddies if you play your cards right (more on buddies later). Secondly, scoring high inevitably allows you to collect a lot of rings. Rings are good because they can help level-up characters. Finally, scoring high makes it easier to rank-up, which can reset the number of lives you have and is a particularboon if you're not spending money on anything.
SEGA has released the new Football Manager Classic 2015, which has been streamlined and redesigned to work on newer tablets. You'll be able to manage to a selection of 117 leagues from 51 nations, get to decide who you sign from the over 150,000 players from around the world, work on their training, decide which players get benched, select the tactics your team will use, and more as your guide your chosen team to the win. There is also a challenge mode that will test your skills with a variety of handicaps.
“Getting a full game mode from the home computer version of Football Manager onto tablets has been a dream of ours for a couple of years,” says Miles Jacobson, Studio Director for Sports Interactive, in a press release. “Finally there are some devices powerful enough to allow us to do this and we’re delighted to bring the most sophisticated football management experience to tablets to date.”
You can start your manager career by downloading Football Manager Classic 2015 for $19.99.
SEGA is offering Crazy Taxi for 80% off the normal price until December 11. The sale is enough to make you drive like a madman through the streets.
Just like the old classic from the Dreamcast, Crazy Taxi for iOS, has you racing to pick up fares, shouting at slow buses, and jumping off the highest hills to show off your cabbie skills. The game offers 3, 5, or 10 minute runs in Arcade Mode and Original Mode, and features an awesome soundtrack by Bad Religion and The Offspring.
You should pick up Crazy Taxi for $0.99 on the App Store before SEGA realizes just how crazy their sale is.
Football Manager Handheld 2015, by SEGA and Sports Interactive, is the latest in the best-selling Football Manager series on iOS.
The app has a bunch of new features that give it the edge over previous games. The new 2D Match Engine allows managers to better analyse their team's performance on the field, and the Scouting Agency allows them to look at, and monitor, a ranked list of the top 50 players.
Football Manager Handheld 2015 also has an updated ‘My Club’ Mode. Now you can create a club and populate the squad with a selection of real or fictional players. Each member of the squad can be assigned a Player Role. You also have access to more detailed club stats that give you seasonal and historical information.
There are some new World Rankings, for both international teams and national leagues. These rankings evolve over time based on performance. As you win and collect trophies you can get achievements to show off on your Manager Achievements Page.
There are a ton of other improvements as well. You can check them all out by downloading Football Manager Handheld 2015, which is available on the App Store now for $9.99.
The month-long Hulkmania Takeover event will feature a Bay City full of Hulkamaniacs, giving players a chance to hire Hulk Hogan as a driver and earn bonus cash for every smash, crash, and pick-up. As players use him they will fill their Hulkameter, unlocking unique Hulk Hogan-themed customizations for their taxis that, along with some bragging rights, add a ride bonus.
Alongside this event, the update also brings full controller support, the ability to share stills of taxis, and the ability to share video via Kamcord.
Crazy Taxi City Rush is available to
hulk out download from the App Store now for free.
SEGA has released the biggest update to Dragon Coins yet. Now Coin Masters can battle it out in the Arena. Form your tactics by assembling a team of your most elite monsters and check out their new arena skills. Victories in the arena will give you battle coins for both offensive and defensive wins. SEGA will also be holding Arena Ranking Missions, where your ranking on the leader boards is based off of how many battle coins you collect.
The new Dragon Coins update also includes new Rare, Super Rare, and Ultra Rare monsters. As they level-up the left over experience will now carry over to their evolved forms.
You can pick up a copy of Dragon Coins today for free on the App Store.
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.