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'Final Fantasy' vs. 'Dragon Quest': Shaun Ranks the iOS Ports of Both Series

The iOS platform is a haven of great (and some not-so-great) ports of classic games. Square Enix has made a big business out of porting their older catalog to iOS alongside some of their original mobile titles, and their most recent example of this is an excellent port of the 2008 Nintendo DS remake of

The 'Drake VS Lil Wayne' App is a Really Cool Idea, But I'm Not Sure It Did Anything

For some strange reason, I've been on a concert attendance bender for the last couple weeks like never before in my life. Late last month, I got to hang out with Avenged Sevenfold to see their upcoming game Hail to the King: Deathbat, and last night, I was back at the same venue to see

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Dragon Quest IV'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game

I'm OK With Video Games and New Video Games Being Released

It seems like lately the video game think piece (I'm not sure who coined that phrase) is becoming a requisite part of a game's release cycle. Instead of vague teaser, potential preview, availability announcement, and review, the internet as a whole apparently got together and invented a new story to sandwich in there, dubbed the

'Space Colors' Review - Beauty is Skin-Deep, but Still Beautiful

Space Colors [$0.99] makes a simple bet: that blowing stuff up in space, amongst a rainbow colorful explosions, is its own reward. That just doing that, with only cursory guidance as to what to do next, is enough to make for a fun game. While perhaps the meta-game of missions and perfromance is somewhat lacking,

Peter Molyneux's 'Godus' Finally Launches Worldwide

While it's been soft launched for quite a while as the developers tweak monetization methods and whatever else they did during the soft launch, Peter Molyneux's Godus is finally available for the entire world to try out. Godus, as the name blatantly hints, is a god game and the pseudo-sequel to Curiosity - What's Inside

'Ace Attorney 5' Makes A Surprise Appearance On Japan's App Store

I think one of the weird things about the iOS gaming market is how big games can seemingly come out of nowhere and be on sale without much of a word from anyone. The latest example comes from Capcom, who recently scored a serious hit with their release of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [$14.99]. Following in

'Joe Dever's Lone Wolf' Act 3 Now Available, Act 1 Free for a Limited Time

It was just yesterday that we told you the third Act for Joe Dever's Lone Wolf [Free] would be hitting this Thursday, but due to how time zones work and other wackiness, it's actually available as I type this. In addition to that, if you haven't already bought Lone Wolf previously, the first Act which

'Traps n' Gemstones' Updated with MFi Controller Support and Bug Fixes

One of the finest action platformers on the App Store is Traps n' Gemstones [$4.99] from Donut Games. In fact, it's somewhat surprising it turned out to be so great, considering Donut has largely focused on simplistic puzzle and arcade games during their time creating for iOS. However, despite being out of their wheelhouse, they

Square Enix's 'Secret of Mana' On Sale this Week for $3.99

Square-Enix has been running a sale on its mobile games catalog for almost two weeks, but it’s been limited to the Google Play store until now. Between now and the end of the week, you can save a fiver on the iOS version of Secret of Mana [$3.99], which is usually $8.99. Secret of Mana

'The Great Prank War' Review - Tower Defense (Very) Lite

For the most part, Regular Show games tend to fit the videogame mold far better than its Adventure Time brethren. Videogames are heavily cemented in the show itself, and there's hardly a season that passes by when stars Mordecai and Rigby veg out on the couch and game for hours on end. This time around

Are You Smart Enough For This 'Smarter Than You' Puzzle?

If you haven't been paying attention, Eighty Eight Games is on the verge of releasing a new iOS game called Smarter Than You. It's a clever spin on the classic game of rock paper scissors, iOS-ized. It's got a crazy payment model too, and I'm arguably more curious to see how all that works out

'Soccer Physics' Review - Dumb, Dumb, Dumb Fun

Soccer Physics [$1.99] is a dumb game and I mean that in the most loving way possible. This is the latest from the creator of Wrestle Jump [$1.99] and Tank of Tanks [$1.99 (HD)], Otto-Ville Ojala. It's a 2-on-2 soccer game where players have only cursory amounts of control over their players by timing their

Freebie Alert: Customizable Space Shooter 'Starborn Anarkist' Free for Two Days

Here's a whopper of a freebie: ZeMind Games' Starborn Anarkist [Free] is currently free for the next two days. Originally launched this past December, Starborn Anarkist sunk its hooks into me thanks to a very engrossing ship-building system. There are more than a dozen different ship shapes to build by dragging and dropping a variety

Hands-On with 'Bioshock' for iOS - The World of Rapture in the Palm of Your Hands

Well, it turns out that the cryptic image that 2K Games tweeted a couple of weeks back that hinted that Bioshock might be on its way to Apple devices wasn't just a bunch of hot air. The first-person shooter classic Bioshock is indeed on its way to iOS, and last week 2K was gracious enough

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Deep Loot'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game

'Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon' On Sale for $1.99 this Weekend

The latest Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters today, and to celebrate the official mobile game Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon [$1.99] is on sale for just two bucks for the weekend. We're slowly turning the tide of the long-time trend of movie tie-in games being terrible, and The Universal

Best iPhone and iPad Games of July 2014

It's the first of August, and it's a perfect time to look back at some of the absolutely amazing games that were released in July. Unbelievably great ports, totally original games no one expected, and more. These are the sorts of things that make being an iOS gamer awesome. Here is a collection of our

Fraud Tycoon Review

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Fraud Tycoon is a half-baked, messy, promotional tie-in that does their sponsor no favors whatsoever. The post Fraud Tycoon Review appeared first on 148Apps.

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