Cristina Vee is a very popular voice actress, providing dialogue for many characters in anime and video games. And now she’s in her own game! Help her catch falling objects in space as she switches from a cosmic idol singer to an anime magical girl in this downloadable game for iOS devices (reviewed on iPad here).
Apparently, Badland is a popular mobile game, so much so that now it has a Game of the Year edition playable on most consoles and Steam (reviewed on PS3 here). In the game, you control a flying bat creature as you help it flap up and down to avoid obstacles in a strange and shadowy swampy and mechanical backdrop. But is it really worthy of a ‘Game of the Year’ edition? Read on to find out!
Jurassic Park is one of the most famous dinosaur films around, and the newest entry in the series is one of this summer’s big movie hits. And now you can enjoy all four movies in LEGO form with LEGO Jurassic World. Play as all the characters from the flicks as you explore the original Jurassic Park and re-enact all the famous scenes, and visit the new Jurassic World them park as well! Drive vehicles and even play as the dinosaurs themselves in the newest in the LEGO game franchise. It’s available for all current game consoles, but reviewed on Wii U here.
I love the Portal games! They were some of my favorite titles from the last console generation, and I’ve played through both of them multiple times. So I was really excited when Zen Studios brought out a Portal Pinball game for their Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 platforms! (Reviewed on 360 here)
In a kingdom made of pixels, a princess is born with the power to create objects from those blocks. But the evil queen DeRezza wants that power, and kidnaps the princess and turns everyone into single squares. Now it’s up to Pip to save the day! Pip has always been a lowly red pixel, so he has nothing to lose. But on this 2-D platforming adventure, Pip will gain the ability to change into 8- and 16-bit versions of himself, and use different skills to defeat enemies and overcome obstacles. It’s made by ex-WayForward employees and has music by the same composer of Shovel Knight and Shantae, so you know it’s good. Adventures of Pip is downloadable on PC and Wii U (Wii U version reviewed here).
Nintendo is going hog wild lately with the free-to-play games, especially when it involves Pokemon. First we had Pokemon Shuffle, now this. In Pokemon Rumble World, you visit the Kingdom of Toys and meet the King. He’s jealous because an evil magician has more toy Pokemon than he does, so he commissions you to battle and collect toy Pokemon to show the magician who the real toy master is. Pokemon Rumble World is a top-down action game that plays similarly to Gauntlet, and you can download it for free on the 3DS eShop.
In the downloadable Wii U game High Strangeness, you play as a young adult man named Boyd. One day he wakes up in the middle of the night to find that his house is overrun with shadowy figures trying to attack him. And even stranger, his cat is talking to him! Boyd learns that only he can save the universe by collecting crystal skulls, so he goes off on an adventure with his talking cat and other friends. High Strangeness is a top down action adventure game similar to Super Nintendo titles like Soul Blazer, Secret of Mana and Secret of Evermore. In fact, one of the main gimmicks in this one is that you can switch between 16-bit and 8-bit versions of the world.
Bounty Hunter Leon receives a call to pick up a lady and take her to a specific location. But when they arrive, Leon finds out that the person who summoned him for the job WAS the lady in the first place! Turns out she’s a princess and is forced to marry an evil tyrant who owns a fearsome beast. Now it’s up to Leon, his friend, and the princess to defeat the monster and save the day. Fearless Fantasy is an RPG tailor-made for mobile devices, and is available to download on iOS (reviewed on iPad here).
Help a rolling armadillo collect gold coins in this western-themed maze puzzler. Your armadillo will roll in one direction until it hits a wall or other obstacle, so you have to plan your path accordingly. Armadillo Gold Rush is available to download on iOS devices, and reviewed on iPad here.
School may be out, but your kids can still practice their math skills with a new downloadable app featuring one of the most popular mobile games ever: Fruit Ninja! Apparently, Fruit Ninja has characters now, which I wasn’t aware of. But at the beginning of the game, ninja kid Katsuro and his pet pig pal Truffles are exploring some ruins looking for treasure. When they stumble on a golden piece of fruit, Truffles accidentally triggers a trap and gets locked in a cage! The only way to free Truffles is to piece together six magical tablets. Now the Fruit Ninja crew needs your help slicing fruit on the touch screen and solving math problems so they can free Truffles! Fruit Ninja: Academy: Math Masters is available for download on iOS, Google Play, and Amazon, but reviewed on iPad here.