You know, had I found myself in possession of a genie's lamp yesterday, I would have had one particular wish in mind: that the "Metroidvania" formula be brought to iOS to rejuvenate its Action Adventure library. It turns out that wish has just come true, and I had a genie to thank for it after all!
This action adventure title sometimes jumps the shark in terms of difficulty, but on the whole it's a thoroughly enjoyable exercise in defying gravity. If the fact that the character has Weegee's eyes doesn't win you over, chances are its depth and breadth of content will!
Fakepup may have gone back to 2D since their debut with "Snowball Smash" last year, but they've also raised the bar for their work with this slick take on the running genre. Even if you can't imagine picking up yet another running game, you'd do well to give "Super Bit Dash" a good look, and if you're a retro platformer fan it should extend to your interests as well.
Can the presence of Mr. Destructoid single-handedly salvage a videogame? If "Arcade Jumper!" is any indication, the answer is a resounding: "Yes!" Black Hive Media's latest iOS entry may be rough around the edges, but Destructoid's mascot, among other playable heroes, lend it some of the depth I've so longed for in iOS platformers.
"Commander Pixman"'s level design transcends its presentational simplicity, taking the preferences of the modern mobile gamer well into account. Pixman's levels are both bite-sized and appreciably complex -- which should seem like an oxymoron on paper, but One Minute Games pulls it off handily.
This time we sit down for an in-depth electronic chat with Retromite's two-man crew: Gregg Williams and Kawe Weissi-Zadeh. Like many game industry veterans they've teamed up for a journey back to their creative roots, adding fuel to the retro fire sweeping through the App Store!
The appeal of "Another World" has definitely survived the decades - and the porting process - but a steep interface learning curve and low content-to-price ratio will still turn some players off. If you're a big fan of action games or logic puzzles and missed it the first time(s) around, however, you owe it to yourself to experience "Another World" at least once.