Nearly everyone likes roller coasters, so you can hardly blame Nutty Fluffies’ carnival-prize stuffed animals for wanting to ride when their theme park is closed. Of course, this being an iOS game -- one made by the studio behind the Xbox 360’s physics-defying Trials series -- it's more than a breezy day in the park for the animals. You must guide them safely through each track by swiping to move the train and collect hearts, but the safety regulations seem nil, so coaster cars can (and will) go flying off the track if you hit a bank too hard or put a little too much speed behind a jump.
Even if you haven’t heard of Ubisoft’s once-beloved limbless hero, Rayman -- and if you don’t play games on home consoles, that may very well be the case -- Rayman Jungle Run might easily be placed among the App Store's most attention-grabbing titles. Directly inspired by last year’s gorgeous console platform-hopping reboot Rayman Origins, Jungle Run essentially converts Origins’ 2D guts into simplified runner-style gameplay.
After torturing us with its hit sadistic physics-based motorcycle platformer, Trials, developer RedLynx is now going after the casual crowd with MotoHeroz. Its bright visuals and cutesy misspelled title might cater towards the prepubescent crowd, but MotoHeroz is as punishing as the developer's previous output. Luckily, as it was in Trials, a generous checkpoint system ensures that replaying a stage for the hundredth time is just as refreshing as the first.
It’s a good week for iOS gaming software. Not only do we have the resurrected Xbox kinda-classic The Bard’s Tale to look forward to, but we also have word that the developer of Scribblenauts is working on a new game. But the really big news is that Infinity Blade 2 launched today. So let’s get to the updates so that we can all go slay the God King.
This was one of the most interesting and exciting weeks for iOS gaming in recent memory...if you're a specific type of gamer. There's not much on offer this week for the average casual gamer (except the future money tree Snoopy's Street Fair), but if you're a hardcore gamer this is the week for you. There's some juicy drama coming to the tablet gaming space with GameStop beginning to stock Android tablets, and Rockstar has said some other Grand Theft Auto games could make it to iOS in the future.
Odds are you're a good person. You go to work, pay your bills, assist the elderly across the street, and get to bed at a reasonable time. So why would you want to be an amazing Renaissance-era assassin, leaping from a nearby rooftop to quickly dispatch your target with concealed wrist blades (or any other weapon), quickly looting the body and escaping without a trace?
Because it would be about the most fun you could have on your Mac.
Gameloft is bringing yet another of Ubisoft's (its sister company) greatest franchises to iOS platforms. A new trailer was recently released to hype the announcement of Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six: Shadow Vanguard. We don't yet know very much about the game itself, but given 15 years of history, we can make some pretty educated guesses as to how Shadow Vanguard will play.
Looking back over this series of games on consoles and the PC, it becomes apparent that CSI Crime Scene Investigation has been notable for its mediocrity throughout its first three iterations. And not much has changed for this fourth helping of grisly forensic rummaging.