In Sonic CD, the titular hedgehog runs so fast that he can travel through time à la Back to the Future's Delorean. Going into the future portrays a dystopia full of evil robots, yet if Sonic goes back in time and destroys a generator, he can achieve a brighter, happier tomorrow with fewer foes.
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, spun off from the long-running Spyro console series, is a unique mash-up of real-world toy play with a computer game. More than 30 figures (including the titular purple dragon) can be purchased at local toy stores and transformed into playable in-game characters, simply by placing them on the USB-connected Portal of Power accessory included with the game.
Poor Superman. Because of his nigh-invulnerability and near-endless array of preposterous superpowers, DC Comics' star-spangled superhero has had trouble forcing himself into the same video game mold that works so well with many other men (and women) in tights. Chillingo's Superman for iPhone attempts to solve that conundrum with a novel take on the hero's arsenal.
Cars 2 AppMATes is a free iPad app that can be played entirely on its own, letting you drive a virtual, talking car through the familiar world of Radiator Springs from the Disney/Pixar film series, but it's the specially configured plastic cars that make this app unlike anything else out there. Well, when they work properly.
As one of Square-Enix’s non-Final Fantasy masterpieces, Chrono Trigger’s reputation precedes itself. And while it may be hard to deny the nostalgia of seeing that swinging clock pendulum, you might want to temper your excitement over this inexplicably finicky iOS port.
Though seemingly as fluffy as the clouds you'll weave around, Whale Trail delivers a seriously slick new App Store addiction – one that finds you guiding a flying whale through angry-looking storms and spectacular technicolor backdrops.
First released in 2005 for consoles and PC, Psychonauts charmed the pants off of many gamers with its eccentric brand of humor and fantastical settings—but its impact was barely felt at retail, and the lack of sales success likely killed the chances of a quick Mac port. Luckily, the action platformer became a cult favorite, and with the publishing rights back in the hands of creator Double Fine, it’s finally time for Mac gamers to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure via the Mac App Store or Steam.
America has been invaded by a foreign military alliance, and things "from sea to shining sea" are getting pretty hairy. As part of an elite team of soldiers, you'll dispose of the military threat through the generous application of a wide variety of bullets, bombs, and blades, raining fire upon foes in the streets and from helicopters or a circling C-130 "Spooky" gunship. And you'll love it.
Arkham Asylum drops players into the role of the Caped Crusader, who—after a busy night of doling out vigilante justice—has managed to capture and transport the Joker to Arkham Asylum, Gotham City’s island-bound sanitarium and prison for the criminally insane. Despite the hero’s presence, the Clown Prince of Crime breaks free of custody; and instead of escaping (as a sane person might), he opts to lock himself in, take over the institution, and free all the convicts.
Unlike the vast majority of color-matching puzzle games, the play mechanics that power Fractal: Make Blooms Not War may not be readily apparent the first time you play it, nor does the game offer up a dead-simple intro tutorial. Fractal is a bit obtuse, no doubt, but this elegant puzzler is well worth scratching your head for, as the grid-shifting approach gives it a unique feel unlike that of its contemporaries.