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Shaun's Favorite iPhone and iPad Games of 2015 (via Shaun @toucharcade)

Shaun's Favorite iPhone and iPad Games of 2015 (via Shaun @toucharcade)

Shaun's Favorite iPhone and iPad Games of 2015 (via Shaun @toucharcade)

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Downwell

Price: 2.99
Version: 1.0.72
Release Date: 2015-10-15T02:01:39Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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Downwell is a curious game about a young boy venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into precariously placed shops and buy some helpful items or level up between levels to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. No two trips down the well are ever the same! Simple, Responsive Controls - Designed for mobile from the ground up, Downwell is presented with intuitive and elegant controls that allow for action-packed gameplay using just three buttons. The Amazing Gunboots - The fashionable and lethal Gunboots allow players to unleash a torrent of firepower on the nasty creatures dwelling in the well and slow your decent with each shot. Unique Weapons & Items - Get different weapons, shop for peculiar items and obtain powerful upgrades that all stack and affect the way you play! A New Adventure Every Time - Each level in Downwell is procedurally generated, so no two trips down the well are ever the same providing a fresh new adventure each time! Music by Eirik Suhrke. Sound Design by Joonas Turner.
Release Notes:
- Fix for a bug that crashes the game before the very end

Implosion - Never Lose Hope

Price: 1.99
Version: 1.5.1
Release Date: 2015-04-08T15:24:08Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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Bringing AAA console gaming experience to mobile devices. Twenty years after the fall of Earth, the remnants of the Human race are once again faced with extinction. The time has come to justify our existence. A mysterious life form known as the XADA squares off against humanity's last weapon - the War-Mech series III battle suit. Features: Stunning console-quality graphics, first-class voice acting and Hollywood-grade audio production. Full orchestral scores masterfully mixed by Grammy Award winner and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy engineer, John Kurlander. The most intuitive touch user-interface seen on the platform. A vast arsenal of super-tech weaponry at your disposal, upgradable via the streamlined ARK Kernel system. Become the ultimate fusion of Man and Machine. Ensure the survival of the species. - Using iCloud save after login Game Center at Options menu
Release Notes:
Bug fixed.

DRAGON QUEST V

Price: 14.99
Version: 1.1.1
Release Date: 2015-01-22T08:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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******************** This grand adventure, unfolding over three generations, is now available to play in the palm of your hand! Take your place among a family of heroes, sharing in all the triumphs and tragedies of their storied lives! Enjoy three generations’ worth of adventure in one standalone package! There will be a fee to download the game but download it once, and there’s nothing else to buy, and nothing else to download! *In-game text is available in English only. ******************** ◆Prologue Our hero begins the story as a small boy, travelling the world with his father, Pankraz. Over the course of his many adventures, this lovable lad learns and grows. And when he finally becomes a man, he resolves to continue his father’s unfinished quest—to find the Legendary Hero... This thrilling tale on a stunning scale can now be enjoyed on pocket-sized devices! ◆Game Feature ・Make Friends with Mighty Monsters! The fearsome monsters you face in battle can now become your friends, giving you access to unique spells and abilities—and a whole host of strategic possibilities! ・Converse Freely with your Fellow Party Members! The party chat function allows you to converse freely with the cast of colourful characters who will accompany you on your adventure. So don’t hesitate to turn to them for advice and idle chit-chat whenever the urge assails you! ・360-Degree Views Rotate your viewpoint in towns and villages through a full 360 degrees to make sure you don’t miss a thing! ・AI Battles Tired of giving orders? Your faithful companions can be instructed to fight automatically! Use the various tactics at your disposal to see off even the toughest enemies with ease! ・The Casino With slot machines, poker, the monster arena and the exciting slime races of the slurpodrome, the casino is sure to provide you with a little light relief when the pressures of adventuring prove too great. Better still, you can exchange the tokens you earn for all kinds of exciting items, making taking a break well worth your while! ・Treasures ‘n’ Trapdoors Take dice in hand and roll your way around specially designed game boards, enjoying a whole range of exciting events as you go! Some of the things you’ll see won’t be available anywhere else, and if you manage to make it to the end, you can win some really great rewards! ・Bruise the Ooze is Back! Bruise the Ooze, the slime-smashing minigame introduced in the Nintendo DS version, is back with a bang! Tap the slimes within the time limit to earn points in this super-simple yet fiendishly addictive goo-splatting extravaganza! ・Simple, Intuitive Controls The game’s controls are designed to work perfectly with the vertical layout of any modern mobile device, and the position of the movement button can be changed to facilitate both one- and two-handed play. ・Experience the legendary RPG loved by millions in Japan and worldwide! Created by a legendary trio with the master creator Yuji Horii, the revolutionary synthesizer score and orchestration by Koichi Sugiyama, and art by master manga artist Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball). -------------------- [Supported Operating Systems] iOS11.0 and above. [Supported Devices] iPhone 5S/iPod touch (6th Generation)/iPad (5th Generation) and above.
Release Notes:
Fixed a bug.

CHAOS RINGS Ⅲ

Price: 19.99
Version: 1.2.2
Release Date: 2015-05-28T16:55:10Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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The newest addition to the popular smartphone RPG series is finally here! ・CHAOS RINGS Overview CHAOS RINGS is a full-scale RPG series for smartphone devices that was first introduced worldwide in 2010. As part of a continuing series, CHAOS RINGS OMEGA was launched in 2011, followed by CHAOS RINGS II in 2012. The rich game world, deep storyline, and high-quality soundtrack have been praised throughout the world, recording over 1.1 million downloads across the series. To this day, CHAOS RINGS firmly maintains its position as the best RPG series available for smartphones. ・Story/World There, on the blue star, is everything you desire. On the floating continent high in the sky, you can find New Paleo. Explorers from all across the land flock to this hub city, seeking to fulfill their dreams and desires. But this is but a brief stop before their journey to their true destination, the azure planet of Marble Blue. Unexplored lands, hidden treasures, monsters, legends...everything an adventurer could want could be found on this one planet. The protagonist lives on the outskirts of town with his sister, tending to the family's livestock. One night, led by a mysterious voice, he meets a beautiful woman, who says to him thus: "You must go now. Marble Blue, the sparkling blue mother planet, awaits." Worlds yet undiscovered, treasures that fulfill your wildest dreams, mythologies lost in the pages of history...a great journey, the dream of a thousand years, is about to begin.
Release Notes:
●iOS13 OS Compatibility The following bugs have been addressed: ・Display issues on the iOS13

Dust: An Elysian Tail

Developer : Humble Hearts LLC
Price: 5.99
Version: 1.7
Release Date: 2015-10-08T03:40:58Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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"This is one of the best games I've played on iOS this year." 5/5 - Touch Arcade The award-winning, multi-million selling adventure finally hits the App Store, lovingly crafted for iOS by creator Dean Dodrill! "Dust pretty much has it all." 5/5 - Giant Bomb "... Fabulously executed." 9/10 - EGM "... A beautiful, well-written, and entirely fun action-RPG." 9/10 - Digital Trends Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past. Key Features *A traditionally-animated action-adventure tale *An expansive world filled with unique characters, quests, and secrets *Action-packed nonlinear platforming rewards exploration and experimentation *Fully voiced cast and a deep, rewarding storyline *Highly customizable input methods for maximum control *Full MFi extended gamepad support (dual-thumbstick models) *Four difficulty settings for players of all skill levels *Available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese *Award-winning musical score by HyperDuck SoundWorks Devices with 1GB RAM are highly recommended for an optimal experience. These include: *iPhone 5 or greater *iPad 3rd Gen or greater *iPad mini 2 or greater *iPod touch 6th Gen or greater Devices with 512MB RAM are now compatible. This includes the first iPad mini and comparable devices. Please ensure that your device meets these requirements before purchasing.
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate. -Native support for iPhone X. -Increased visual fidelity for more powerful devices (iPhone 6 and beyond).

You Must Build A Boat

Price: 2.99
Version: 1.6.1097
Release Date: 2015-06-04T07:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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" * * * * * - A truly superb mash-up of match-three and endless runner that’s unique on mobile and thoroughly addictive. Buy it" - Stuff Magazine " * * * * * - Makes the original game feel like a demo. It's absurdly fun and nearly impossible to put down." - Touch Arcade " * * * * ½ Gold Award - Building a boat will indeed become the most important task in your life." - Game Informer " * * * * ½ - We will gladly build a boat again and again." - Gamezebo You must build a boat. You must spring out of bed. You must bargain with the lizardman. You must heed your undead navigators. You must slide rows or columns of tiles on a 6x8 grid. You must match at least 3. You must run to the right. You must focus intently on 2 areas of the screen simultaneously. You must match keys to unlock chests and swords to attack. You must literally collect your thoughts and trade them for dragons. You must not dally. You must not be too hasty. You must voluntarily ramp up the difficulty by taking on multiple quests at once. You must incrementally reach your goals. You must build a boat. You must try again. You must try again x5. You must win every time, even when you don’t. You must remain optimistic. You must upgrade your magic staff. You must occasionally stop playing to allow for your hand to uncramp. You must take credit for random chain combos you made no effort to arrange. You must trust a blue bean man to make dangerous investments with your money. You must forget about the blue bean man. You must mind the asp. You must reconcile that despite the game’s title, you begin your journey in possession of what is, in no uncertain terms, already a boat. You must build a boat. You must go all-in on the retro aesthetic. You must trade junk for gold with the voidorb. You must pray for salt. You must consume fish and tomatoes for time. You must venture through hell. You must disarm traps like your life depends on it. You must make an offering at the chapel. You must rally the Fantasy Union and the Undead Buddies to your cause. You must weigh anchor and methodically yet joyously hop in sync with your entire crew. You must feign interest in critiquing the gardener’s work. You must look up at the clock and wonder how it’s so late already. You must build a boat. You must build a boat! YOU MUST BUILD A BOAT!!!
Release Notes:
1.6.0 Changes: - Extra Skins - New skins to unlock in Daily Challenges - Skin Manager - Change your character skins - Localisation. Hello World! - Improved Resolution handling - Performance enhancements & bug fixing - View your achievements in game

Legend of Grimrock

Price: 4.99
Version: 1.1.3
Release Date: 2015-05-07T07:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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With over 1 million copies of the series sold on PC, the ultimate dungeon crawling RPG is now available on iOS! 5/5 "Simply put, there’s not a better RPG on the App Store right now." - Pocket Tactics 5/5 "The perfect blend of modern action and classic dungeoneering." - TouchArcade Legend of Grimrock is a dungeon crawling role playing game with an oldschool heart but a modern execution. A group of prisoners are sentenced to certain death by exiling them to the secluded Mount Grimrock for vile crimes they may or may not have committed. Unbeknownst to their captors, the mountain is riddled with ancient tunnels, dungeons and tombs built by crumbled civilizations long perished now. If they ever wish to see daylight again and reclaim their freedom the ragtag group of prisoners must form a team and descend through the mountain, level by level. The game brings back the oldschool challenge with highly tactical real-time combat and grid-based movement, devious hidden switches and secrets as well as deadly traps and horrible monsters. Legend of Grimrock puts an emphasis on puzzles and exploration and the wits and perception of the player are more important tools than even the sharpest of swords could be. And if you are a hardened dungeon crawling veteran and you crave an extra challenge, you can arm yourself with a stack of grid paper and turn on the Oldschool Mode which disables the luxury of the automap! Are you ready to venture forth and unravel the mysteries of Mount Grimrock? - Explore a vast network of ancient tunnels, discover secrets and find a way to survive in the perilous dungeons of Mount Grimrock. - Cast spells with runes, craft potions with herbs and fight murderous monsters with a wide variety of weaponry. - Create a party of four characters and customize them with different races, classes, skills and traits. - Pure blooded dungeon crawling game with grid-based movement and thousands of squares riddled with hidden switches, pressure plates, sliding walls, floating crystals, forgotten altars, trapdoors and more. - Experience a real labour of love, created by passionate game industry veterans. A spectacular big screen experience, now on your iPad! The game works on iPhone 4 but iPhone 5 or a newer model is recommended to fully enjoy the Grimrock experience.
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate. -Minor bug fixes for iPhone version

Galactic Keep

Developer : Gilded Skull Games
Price: 3.99
Version: 1.7
Release Date: 2015-08-19T19:49:24Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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Galactic Keep is a sci-fi, tabletop-styled, role-playing game. Investigate exquisite maps in a richly described world, free to roam where you want, exploring for hours! "...It's one of the most compelling RPGs I've played this year." - TouchArcade 5/5 "...This is a well-constructed game that RPG fans need to play." - Gamezebo 4.5/5 "I highly recommend checking out Galactic Keep if you are a fan of challenging and lengthy tabletop RPG games with a sci-fi twist." - AppAdvice 4.5/5 "The originality of the setting and the characters is dazzling." - Pocket Tactics "This role-playing game takes place in a completely original sci-fi universe, which makes discovering it a delight." - 148Apps NOTE: Requires iPhone 4s, iPad 2 or iPod Touch 4th gen and later. Take a bold step into the world of GALACTIC KEEP, a science fiction RPG adventure game the likes of which you have never played before! ROLL A CHARACTER AND BEGIN YOUR QUEST! BUILD: Choose your character, roll their stats and set out on your adventure! Play as feared pirates, weathered bounty hunters, battle-hardened warriors and mind-bending timemasters. Gain experience throughout your quest, level up and customize your character as you explore! COLLECT: Discover hundreds of weapons, special attacks and items as you battle to complete your missions. Unlock a variety of hidden playable characters throughout the game! BATTLE: Survive in a living world filled with strange beasts and challenging foes that are constantly thinking, carrying out their own individual agendas. EXPLORE: Choose the path of your adventure in an open world filled with hidden surprises around every cavernous, loot filled, turn!
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate. This is the biggest update yet! This time we've added the two most-requested features: The ability to swap characters and a persistent 'storage chest' for items. Search maps for new ' temporal hubs' that allow your characters to store their items between maps and playthroughs (later, once they are released, other modules). The temporal hubs also allow you to swap your current character for another (costing some experience). We have also made revisions and edits to a wide variety of in-game items and components and have been working to clean up the game script. Please enjoy!

Sproggiwood

Price: 4.99
Version: 1.2.10
Release Date: 2015-02-15T08:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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Sproggiwood was developed for devices with at least 1GB of RAM. We recommend you only download Sproggiwood if your device meets these minimums: iPhone 5+ iPad 3+ iPad Mini 2+ iPod Touch 5 does NOT meet this minimum. "The game just oozes personality and humor through its characters and game world." -- Touch Arcade "The combination of adorable art, fun dialogue, bite-sized dungeons and a clear sense of progression makes Sproggiwood pretty danged difficult to put down." -- CNET "The adorable graphics and humorous writing bring every detail to life, from talking sheep to vampiric mushrooms." -- Gamezebo "If you're a fan of roguelikes, then this is a must buy. And if you're considering dipping your toe into that particular pond for the first time, this is a darn good place to start.” -- Pocket Gamer "The cutest roguelike you'll ever die to." Bring civilization to Sproggiwood, a story-driven, turn-based roguelike set in a humorous world inspired by Finnish mythology. Grow your civilization and plunder procedural dungeons with six unique classes. Outsmart mischievous monsters who work together in unexpected ways. No two dungeon dives are alike. Story: You’re a simple farmer from the peaceful island of Clog. One moment, you're tending your grove -- the next, you’re lured through a mysterious portal by a talking sheep. Now you’re the prisoner of Sproggi, a mischievous forest spirit who's built a whole village just for you. You have a simple job: tame the wild creatures that roam the forests of Sproggi's realm... Watch Sproggi's plans go awry when you discover a rival civilization on the rise to greatness. Will you choose to befriend these curious Mushroom people and stand together, or will you crush them and claim Sproggiwood for your own? Seize the day and civilize Sproggiwood now! Gameplay: Sproggiwood distills the roguelike genre down to its core fun ingredients: inspired character classes, loads of interesting loot, and procedurally populated dungeons with monsters and traps that combine to produce totally unique tactical challenges. In Sproggiwood, adventure sessions are compact and chock-full of interesting choices for you to make. Each dungeon dive follows the heroic rise of one adventurer from your civilization. Journey through teeming forests, haunted swamps, teetering cliffs, and glacial mazes to uncover your civilization's whole story. Features: -A wondrous and humorous setting inspired by Finnish mythology -Brain-churning tactical combat vs. an assortment of creative monsters and traps -Six fully unique, customizable classes: simple farmer, brave warrior, merry: archer, cunning thief, brainy wizard, and creepy vampire -Procedural dungeons filled to the brim with scrolls, potions, swords, and staves -Town decoration mode with buildings, trees, roads, and villagers
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate. -New feature: You can swap the compass to the left-hand side of the screen (Settings > Compass Position) -Added controller support for Phone mode -Added controller navigation in Phone mode -Improved default controller bindings -Reduced memory usage -Updated app icon -Fixed: Achievements 'Sapius Wasn't Wise Enough', 'Another Dimension of Savagery', and 'Savagery is the New Wisdom' now trigger properly -Fixed: When you beat Surma on Savage Mode, you get the Easy and Normal stars as well -Fixed: Wisps no longer stick on the screen after they've died -Fixed: Using Feeeeeeed! with Freezing Fang no longer causes an error -Fixed: Feeeeeeed! no longer works on bosses -Fixed: Cupid's Bow works properly -Fixed: Bizarro monsters don't incorrectly reward XP -Fixed: Magic Missle doesn't incorrectly trigger weapon effects multiple times -Fixed: Key to the Heart of Gods only works on the first shrine encountered -Fixed: No more gradual slowdown over long play sessions -Fixed: Friendly monsters no longer wake hostile monsters -Wizard hats fit better
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