Our monthly recap looks back at the games we reviewed during February, with a total of 18 iOS and Mac games presented here in bite-sized, to-the-point encapsulations. And if you want to see more, simply click the link on each slide to read the full critique and find the link to purchase each game. The App Store produced a pair of 5/5-rated games in February, thanks to the amazing Threes! and Eliss Infinity, but other iOS titles — like redone classic Final Fantasy VI, plus Bug Heroes 2 — also impressed in recent weeks. And on Mac, the month was headlined by the great revival of Tomb Raider, which luckily comes in at a very appealing price.
We’ve got a diverse array of intriguing new releases to scope out this week, from sci-fi drama Out There to the wacky, retro-stylized card-battler Calculords and NimbleBit’s free-to-play Disco Zoo. Be sure to keep an eye out for full reviews of some of these titles in the coming days, and then check back next Thursday for an all-new list of notable games to consider.
One of the more interesting iOS controversies over the past couple of months was developer King's strange attempt to get the word "candy" trademarked in an attempt to fend off imitators of its popular Candy Crush Saga game. It succeeded in Europe, but in the wake of the resulting widespread protest, King has officially withdrawn its trademark application for the word in the United States.
Disappointed with the current MFi (or "Made for iPhone") game controllers on the market? As Engadget reports, Mad Catz introduced yet another offering in the form of its C.T.R.L.i gamepad during the Mobile World Congress 2014, and it looks like it has potential.
Last week was a little quiet for App Store releases, but consider this a fine bounce-back, thanks to very alluring originals like Tengami, Oquonie, and Second Chance Heroes, along with the anticipated Bug Heroes 2. We’ve already got reviews of a couple of these titles up, but be sure to keep an eye out for more in the coming days, and then check back next Thursday for an all-new list of notable games to consider.
Nintendo may still insist on keeping its head out of the mobile market, but that isn't stopping a few enterprising developers from filling the gap. This time, it's the guys behind GBA4iOS, who made a name for themselves in 2012 with an app that let you play Game Boy Advance games via an emulator. It's back again, and this time Apple's apparently allowing it (for now).
Like Tetris? With a little bit of awkward iOS app work, you can get it for free on your iOS device. You won't find it for free in the App Store proper on your iPhone or iPad; instead, you'll have to head to to the Apple Store app and download it from there.
It’s admittedly a slower week for notable new releases — surely most of us are still obsessed with Threes, luckily — but we’ve picked out eight games to keep an eye on, including Word Puttz (from the creators of You Don’t Know Jack), Square Enix’s Deadman’s Cross, and HonorBound, plus a huge update to the newly-retitled Solitaire Blitz: Lost Treasures.
Stunned by the high costs of many of the new "Made for iPhone" (MFi) products? Apparently those high costs at least partially spring from Apple's high licensing costs. Change might be on the way, though, as Japanese site Mac Otakara reports (via MacRumors), as Apple has both reduced the licensing costs for the program and the price of the associated Lightning cables and other accessories.