If you always wanted to know what would happen if you tossed “Spaceballs” and “Streets of Rage” into a blender, wonder no more! Avalinx’s “Sarge” may only be an hour long, but it’s one of the finest and funniest hours you’ll spend as an iOS gamer if you’re a beat ‘em up fan. Psst — it’s free too!
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!
If you consider yourself an Action or Action Adventure fan, it sounds like you've got plenty to look forward to in "Ashley Ao," the first collaboration between seasoned iOS developer Honey Tribe Studios and artist Salamandaga. The moment we laid our eyes on the first early footage, we knew we absolutely had to rush out and get an interview with the developers, Shaz Yousaf and Ryan Jackson!
"Whale Trail" won't convince you back into the infinite side-scroller genre if you've written it off for good, but if the occasional infinite game has become your guilty pleasure, this is definitely one to check into for its great physics and exquisite level of polish.
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.
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!