Meganoid 2017 was TouchArcade’s Game of the Week

As it usually does every week, TouchArcade revealed it’s Game of the Week a few days ago and it was Meganoid 2017. Those who have been playing it will be thrilled by this election, but we can confirm that this platformer indeed has what it takes. Its retro looks, smooth-running gameplay and next-gen in-app features were combined nicely which surely impressed many. If you haven’t heard of Meganoid 2017 yet, its trailer will certainly give you an idea of what it’s all about. Check it out and remember to share your thoughts!

Meganoid 2017

Poi: a platformer that you should all look out for

We can certainly guess the fate of a game by the way that it makes its entry onto download stores! These days, thousands of new titles are being released and it’s indeed not easy for players to pick the best in terms of entertainment, purposefulness and gameplay. However, nowadays, there seems to be a pretty clear incline towards platformers among mobile users.

The trend might not be similar among video gamers in general, but if there is an app that’s being talked about these days, it will have to be Poi! The latter is a platform-running adventure; it can presently be downloaded for Windows, Mac OS X, Steam OS and Linux. Do note that developer PolyKid also plans to deliver a mobile port for iOS smartphones and tablets.

Poi

This 3D adventure is certainly out there to challenge the Mario franchise, but it’s also true that it will not really succeed until it finally takes over major download stores. For now though, things are going pretty smoothly for this new release! A spokesperson at PC Gamer made the following statement during a recent interview: “I can’t deny the allure of Poi’s colourful, skyborn universe.”

To boot, folks at Destructoid believe that “Poi looks like all the best 3D Mario games combined into one”! Some impressive statements made indeed, and as a mobile fanatic, I suppose that it will be totally worth waiting for this project to land on platforms that interest us the most. For the time being, do check the trailer out and stay tuned for more details coming from PolyKid!

Paramon Clash: Evolution – for even more monster-catching thrills

If you enjoy catching, training and fighting monsters, you will be served with Paramon Clash: Evolution! The latter has been released for mobile devices; both iOS and Android stores are presently hosting the game. The app is free-to-play and folks will get to engage into even more Pokémon-like action. You will certainly be interested in the trailer, check it out soon!

Paramon Clash: Evolution

Pokémon GO: 80 new creatures will soon be available in-game

In a move to keep players going, the Pokémon GO developer has finally decided to make a start move! Yes, more monsters are being added to the game and from what we now know, 80 of them should be on the way. It was hinted that creatures like Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile will be some of the most popular additions. A new trailer was released on the occasion of the announcement, do check it out!

Pokémon GO

Die by Died: an action platformer with RPG elements

From simple observations, we can now conclude that the platformer genre is facing some sort of evolution! Games are not always all about running in a straight line to collect coins. Things are getting mixed and players are presently being served with better and more captivating titles. One that we can certainly refer to these days is a forthcoming app by Wei Shi.

The latter is called Die by Died and even if the title does not make sense, it’s still looking like an app that will certainly catch the eyes of mobile gamers. The feature that will help this game demarcate itself from the rest is its gameplay. RPG elements have been included and these will hopefully cater for the needs of players who would otherwise have nothing to do with a running man!

Die by Died

When it comes to the in-game action, you folks can expect pretty sleek-looking graphics. A gun-wielding character will have to be controlled, and as one progresses it will eventually be possible to unlock more weapons and various other perks. Smooth controls will also add to the charm of this forthcoming piece of entertainment.

According to information that we presently have, the launch is slated for the 22nd of February. Yes, that’s definitely not a long wait and if we can possibly guess, all mobile platforms should have their own version. In the wait for the release, do take some time to check the first trailer out. It will surely give you a better idea of what’s on the way!

Digby Forever: a game from the makers of Pac-Man 256

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Digby Forever

More thrills will soon be delivered by the folks behind Pac-Man 256! This time, it will be by the means of a game called Digby Forever. The latter’s release date will be known in the days to come and it will eventually be seen on both iOS and Android stores. As far as the gameplay is concerned, players can expect endless digging thrills. In the wait for the launch, do keep an eye on the developer’s official pages or this very blog for the latest updates!

Yuri: a platform game with Limbo and Mario features

If you had fun playing Limbo and Mario, there are huge chances that you will fall for the newly released Yuri! The latter is available on the App Store for $2.99 and it is being called a naturalistic platformer. Beautiful graphics, a smooth gameplay and soothing music will accompany players as they get into a breath-taking adventure. Remember to watch the announcement trailer for a better idea of what this is about!

Yuri

Golf Zero, an upcoming platforming golf game!

Just when we thought that we had seen it all, something has been announced to blow us away! We are obviously referring to the platform game genre and its present boiling state. The latest news is about the forthcoming release of another original title. It’s actually in its refinement phase but it will soon be revealed!

The game we are referring to has been called Golf Zero. By its name, it might be slightly hard to believe that it’s a platformer. However, that’s due to the fact that it comes with a twist; the game will also bear golf features! Indeed, players will be tasked to control a bouncy character whose objective is to get the ball into a hole that’s by a red flag.

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Golf Zero

Several levels will have to be completed to score the best and eventually make your way onto the leaderboard. Nevertheless, things will not be simple as deadly spikes, saws, springs, long gaps and other traps will all be around to slow you down in your quest. Precision, concentration, reflexes and speed are skills that will definitely help a lot!

Do note that the app is being developed by Colin Lane and Brad Erkkila. The duo has only released a few gifs till now, but these are still pretty instructive. They showcase the main character, the arcade-themed world and the gameplay. To boot, they also revealed that the launch will occur at some point by the end of February. Stay tuned for more details and do share your thoughts in the comments section!

Snailboy: Rise of Hermitron: A beautiful mobile platformer

For some next-gen gaming on the go, you might want to check Snailboy: Rise of Hermitron out! The latter is a brand new platformer and it can now be downloaded for free. That’s right, nothing to pay for gorgeous 3D thrills and a gameplay that will certainly keep you asking for more. Watch the trailer for a better idea of what to expect!

Snailboy: Rise of Hermitron

High Risers: A platformer that is being called a climber or endless runner

These days, the platform gaming genre is getting remixed and with new features being added in-game, they are being called differently to better reflect their nature. Whether you agree to this or not, it is happening and one of the latest examples is Kumobius’s recent App Store and Google Play release.

The latter was named High Risers and it is being described as a climber and also as an endless runner. However, if you, as a gamer, look closely at what the title really is, you will definitely realise that it has pretty strong platformer roots. Players will be tasked to control a running character as it goes through a building that’s under construction.

High Risers

Just like a typical platform game, this new release will involve tapping on the screen, jumping from roof to roof and bouncing to collect coins. Several other characters can be unlocked and they have all been designed to look like heroes that have already made a name for themselves (Super Mario, Sonic or Donkey Kong).

Do note that the developer mentioned that “if Leap Day and Canabalt had a baby”, High Risers is what it would most definitely look like! Some might agree, but again, it’s all about how good you are as an observer and how ready you are to accept the process what can possibly be called ‘genre amalgamation’. Traditional folks might not love the fact this is really taking place, but it is happening and it might help to embrace the situation and the game that we been referring to!

A platformer that we all expect is coming from Nintendo soon!

We have all heard the news and most are surely excited about the fact that the world’s most popular platformer will soon make its way to mobile platforms. The initiative is from a developer that has been around since the dawn of games, and that’s none other than Nintendo! The title will feature a plumber and he is known for his jumping and running skills. You guessed it?!

Yes, that’s Super Mario, and it might be surprising, but till date, this chubby hero has not yet been seen within any mobile application! However, things are about to change and it’s all due to Nintendo’s resolution to finally conquer the App Store and Google Play. Do note that Fusajiro Yamauchi has been executing his plans smoothly and Pokémon GO has certainly helped a lot in the multinational’s endeavour to take over new markets.

Super Mario Run

By December of 2016 Super Mario Run will hit the iOS store and a specific release date is likely to be revealed in the days to come. From what we know, the title will preserve its platformer roots and will be boosted with beautiful graphics and sound. On the other hand, we have also been hinted that the app will later have an Android port and a possible Switch version is also being talked about. Sounds good right!?

For now, it might help to take a look at the latest released gameplay video that is seen on the official Nintendo Mobile channel on YouTube. Remember to post your thoughts in the comments section and do stay tuned for further updates about all forthcoming platform and arcade games!

Treasure Buster now on iOS exclusively

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Treasure Buster

As usual, iOS gamers are the first one to be served and this time it’s with a cool new game called Treasure Buster. The latter is from the Slayin developer and it will offer a pretty original experience. Indeed, the gameplay will be a mix between the dungeon-crawling and pinball genres and a trailer has been released to give users a glimpse of the action!

Leap Day: a platform gaming experience that’s now better than ever  

 

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Leap Day

If there is a developer that you can count on to provide you with mobile entertainment like no other, it will certainly have to be Nitrome! The latter earlier delivered Leap Day and this title has proved to be a pretty interesting pastime. However, things have now got better as version 1.3.8 is available for iOS users. This expansion adds several cool perks to the app and it will be wise to update as soon as possible!

Do note that this fast-paced action platformer is presently free-to-play on both the App Store and Google Play and it actually provides gamers with a different level to play every single day! That’s right, users can enjoy a brand new experience each time they decide to use the application, and you will have to admit that this is a pretty unique feature for a freemium mobile game!

To boot, Leap Day now comes with iCloud support and this basically means that players will be able to save their progress and continue on any other device on which they have the title installed. On the other hand, it will also be possible to unlock new and colourful characters. Rockman, Giant toad, Turret knight and many more are to be discovered!

The challenge will be real as you play one and it will be all thanks to traps and monsters that will be seen on the way up! These will take the form of spikes, huge creatures, wrecking balls, etc. However, things are likely to go well with the right skills and speed. You might want to watch the trailer for a better view of what to expect!

Nightgate goes on a 48-hour sale on the App Store

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Nightgate

Seen on the App Store, Nightgate is a hit arcade game that’s now on sale! This app is from Semidome and players will be able to get it at $1.99 only. Do note that a great futuristic adventure awaits and 50 levels will have to be overcome. Watch the trailer for an idea of what to expect and remember that time is running and the title will soon go up to $3.99!