Touch screens and action-oriented gameplay don't typically mix, but over the course of pondering the best platformers on mobile, I found myself having a really hard time picking just five. Quite a few developers have found really creative ways to make games that require quick reflexes and precision feel perfectly enjoyable on your phone or tablet.
You can't be a lone wolf all the time, especially if you want to show off your gaming prowess. And that's where this list comes in - we're running down what we think are the top 5 multiplayer games for iPhone. There might be some controversial choices, but we're alright with that. 148Apps loves controversy IDST.
Obviously multiplayer games can be pretty subjective, so we'd love to hear if you've got a favorite that we haven't included. Let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article, or give us a shout on our Facebook or our Twitter. We love to chat.
One of the things we like to do here at 148Apps is broaden your horizons. Maybe you're a fan of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and you're looking for something that's going to scratch similar itches? Well that's where we come, and more specifically this list of the top iOS games like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, comes in.
We've scoured the App Store to find games that fit into the same genre as Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and that we think are going to really work their way into your play rotation. But of course if you've got your own suggestions then do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
With so many games releasing across multiple platforms, it's easier than ever to find a mobile version of something you love. But there's still plenty of games that exist on consoles that we'd love to see make their way to mobile. So we thought we'd write a list that contains the very best of them. And here it is.
Overwatch is the game that proved Blizzard can essentially do anything it wants. It's a first-person shooter with co-op elements and a MOBA twist thrown in for good measure. And it's done brilliantly both in the world of real people, and in the make-believe land of eSports, where it's one of the biggest games. But, and it's a big but, you can't get it for mobile. That's not to say that there aren't alternatives though.
Alternatives like the ones we've put together in this list. There are some games you'd expect to be there, there are games you might expect to be there, and there's the standard 148Apps left-field, "what on earth is that doing there!?!" choice as well.
Obviously if you've got your own suggestions, feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you're interested in list-based content, click here to check out all of the other lists we've made in recent time for your reading and perusal pleasure.
Gameloft announced today that it has sold a monstrous 20 million apps since the App Store opened in July of 2008. Regardless on your stance on Gameloft and the originality of their titles, this number is incredible.
According to Gameloft, 42 of their 47 iPad and iPhone games that have come out this calendar year have reached the top 5 in the games category with 25 of the games reaching the #1 spot (presumably in their respective game categories. I think Angry Birds has been the #1 overall game since 1906, but don't quote me on that).
"The first half of 2010 marks a new step for us on the App Store," declared Michel Guillemot, President of Gameloft. "The launch of the iPad and iPhone 4 has opened new horizons for developers and allowed us once again to transform our consumers' gaming experience. 20 million paid downloads is proof that our games meet the expectations of our players and we will continue to satisfy them."
With 100 apps currently in the App Store, each app has, on average, sold 200,000 copies. They seem to be keen on pumping them out at record pace now too, with 15 titles to be released by the end of 2010, including "NFL 2011 HD, Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles HD, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD on the iPad, as well as Dungeon Hunter 2, Gangstar: Miami Vindication, Star Battalion and Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus (also available on the iPad) on the iPhone".
Congratulations Gameloft. It's always nice to see a huge success in the App Store. And please, if you are reading this, I am not so patiently awaiting a sequel to The Oregon Trail. I'm dying here. Of dysentery.