Arcana Heart is a series of one-on-one; 2-D fighting games featuring an all-girl anime-styled cast. Each femme fatale is trying to get their hands on a collection of magical stones for various reasons, and each character has a powerful Arcana creature to help them. The “LOVE MAX!!!!!” version of this game adds a few new modes and features from Arcana Heart 3, released a couple of years ago. If you enjoy fast and accessible cartoony 2-D fighters like Marvel vs. Capcom 3, you may want to check this one out. It’s available for PS3 and Vita, but reviewed on PS3 here.
In Adventure Xpress, a new iOS game from Adult Swim (reviewed on iPad here), choose from a selection of male and female couriers and deliver mail in a medieval world. But don’t think this job is easy, as you’ll have to battle trolls, skeletons, bandits, yetis, and other baddies as you make your deliveries. Fight the bad guys in a match three puzzle game similar to Puzzle & Dragons, Monster Match, and many other games of this ilk.
Tenkai Knights is a toy line and anime series on Cartoon Network. The story goes that in a parallel universe exists a cube-shaped planet, and its inhabitants can shapeshift from blocks into robotic warriors. The denizens of this planet have endured a centuries-long war over their Tenkai energy source. When it seemed like evil was about to take over the planet, a group of four brave robotic warriors called Tenkai Knights appeared and drove away the bad guys. Now the evil is back and stronger than before, and a new generation of Tenkai Knights is needed. For some reason, four teenage boys from Earth are transported to the war-torn planet to become the next batch of robotic fighter Tenkai Knights. And now you can relive the action of the cartoon with Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle for Nintendo 3DS.
One of SEGA’s greatest games on the Nintendo GameCube was Super Monkey Ball and its sequel. You rolled around as a monkey in a hamster ball, trying not to fall off the edges of challenging mazes, not to mention playing fun mini-games like bowling and target practice. Now the monkeys are rolling, no, bouncing onto iOS and Android devices (reviewed on iPad here), in a game that’s not quite what you would think. Super Monkey Ball Bounce is more akin to a pachinko machine. If you enjoy playing games like Peggle, you may want to check this one out, especially since it’s free-to-play.
Supposedly, the love between two squares is the purest love of all. Or maybe not. Anyway, in this puzzle action game, you play as a walking square who has just fallen in love with the girl square of his dreams. But unfortunately, this geometrical gal will only date guys who wear the right clothes. Guide our hero and navigate mazes by twisting and turning your tablet device to help him fall through mazes and get the outfits she desires her man to wear. Fallin Love is available to download on iOS and Android devices, but reviewed on iPad here.
Everyone’s favorite maternal video game character is back and needs your help in the kitchen again with Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! for Nintendo 3DS. Just like the others, play touch screen mini-games to cook 60 different recipes, then help Mama around the house, yard, and shop with brand new mini-games, and test your skills at the Cooking Dojo!
BoxPop derives its rules from the game of chess. Your job is to clear as many squares as possible from various boards. But the rule is that you can only clear out squares in the way that knights move on a chess board (two squares up and one square left or right). Use careful planning to clear as many squares as you can in this puzzler available for download on iPad and iPhone (reviewed on iPad here).
So there are these luminous critters who suspiciously look like those guys from Cut the Rope, and they like to take naps in dark, ancient ruins. But one day their babies decided to wake up and get lost in the shadowy catacombs. Now it’s up to the grown-ups to light the way and save their kids! Light in the Dark is a unique game that requires you to solve light and shadow puzzles along with some color mixing, too. It’s available to download on iOS devices, Android, and Windows Phone, but reviewed on iPad here.
BlazBlue ClonePhantasma is a downloadable 3DS eShop title based on the characters and settings of the popular one-on-one fighter BlazBlue. It’s a sequel to the DSiWare game BlayzBloo and meant to be a parody of the series. The characters in the game are depicted in ‘chibi’ style and the game is a simple action brawler as opposed to a hardcore fighter.
Thomas Was Alone is an indie puzzle-platformer that was originally released on PC, then later on PS3 and Vita, and now you can play it on iOS devices (reviewed on iPad here). In the game, you play as one or more different colored rectangles and squares. Each one has a special ability. One can jump really high, one can’t jump very well but can fit into small spaces, one can float on water, etc. You must use teamwork to get all the shapes to their respective portals in a level. Once they are all in a portal, you move onto the next stage.