As the November calendar tips into the second half of the month, this past weekend found a variety of game-related news, including the iOS resurrection of a classic Amiga favorite, a first-anniversary celebration for a beloved new favorite and even the debut of a free game without in-app purchases, which is a concept we can really get behind. Read on to find out more in our weekend recap!
Thor is one truly badass warrior, but even his trusty hammer, electrifying moves, and a gaggle of armored cohorts to summon into battle can't quite save his latest jaunt from feeling a bit rickety around the edges. On a visual level, Thor: The Dark World is certainly an attractive-looking top-down brawler, which sends you through beautiful 3D environments to smash up evildoers and demonic beasts. Unfortunately, pushy microtransactions and shaky combat break the spell early on.
Marvel's latest Thor adventure hammers its way into movie theaters this Friday, but the folks at Gameloft are already taking iOS and Android gamers all the way to Asgard with an official game based on the new film.
Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. We’ve got a good mix of new options this week, from the promising Bit.Trip Run! and Anomaly 2 — both of which found success on other platforms before launching on iOS — to high-profile free-to-play offerings like Thor: The Dark World, Backyard Monsters: Unleashed, and Stack Rabbit. And if you’re seeking some Halloween-themed thrills, audio-centric horror adventure Papa Sangre II is well-timed to provide some sound-based scares.
The summer movie season kicks off in earnest this weekend with The Avengers, the monstrously hyped, years-in-the-making Marvel Comics adaptation that pulls together the storylines of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Black Widow, and surely many other familiar faces. If you're planning on waiting on line for a midnight screening, or just want to catch up on the heroes' adventures before seeing the film in the near future, here are eight apps starring members of The Avengers that'll get you pumped and prepped for the movie ahead.
Watch almost any recent movie trailer and you'll see a website for the movie mentioned. That's just standard these days.
Still, the studios have been going overboard and developing a plethora of iOS games for upcoming movies. And now the time has come to separate the wheat from the chaff and to see which movie-based iOS games are worth the time it takes to download and install them to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, much less shell out a few bucks for the experience of playing. With that in mind, we bring you the Mac|Life Summer Movie Game Roundup, complete with an emperor-esque judgement system of thumbs up, thumbs down, and a few quick thoughts as to why...
If you’ve been pumped up since seeing Marvel’s comic book hero Thor brought to life on the big screen last weekend, you may equally excited by the company’s small-screen edition, in the form of a new game that just hit the App Store.