Archibald’s Adventures gets an iOS update after 7 years!  

It has had its years of glory, but it was pretty sad that its developer decided to cut down on updates! Indeed, it’s been seven years since Archibald’s Adventure was last give a boost. However, Rake in Grass has realised that he has been losing out and finally delivered a patch of the platformer! The visuals have been drastically uplifted and playing on mobile will also be a smoother experience than before. The latest trailer will give you an idea of how things are looking. Enjoy!

Archibald’s Adventures

Footy Golf: combines golf, street foot and platformer elements smoothly

Innovation is key when you are dealing with mobile games and developers are indeed trying pretty hard to meet the needs of demanding gamers. A recent example will have to be Footy Golf from Donut Games! This title is actually a combination between golf, street foot and platform gaming, but rest assured as it was assembled with the required precision. When it comes to the gameplay, it is all about kicking a ball that will obviously fly around, collecting coins, before ending in a net. The app has been released for both Android and iOS users, do check it out!

Footy Golf

Binary Dash: a platform runner for mobile gamers

If you have been looking for new sources of entertainment, we can guarantee that you will soon find something on mobile stores! Binary Dash has been announced and it will soon be released by Star Garden Games. The app will provide iOS and Android gamers with a platform-running type of gameplay. The date to look out for is the 27th of April 2017; the title will be a freemium with a $0.99 in-app purchase to unlock its full capacity. For now, the trailer will certainly give you an idea of what’s on the way!

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Binary Dash

Snail Bob 2: puzzle-solving for iOS and Android

For some puzzle-solving thrills on the go, you might want to try Snail Bob 2 out! The latter is now on the App Store and Google Play, and players can download it for free. This title is from Andrey Kovalishin and it offers over 90 levels. Also note that this sequel is meant to boost the hit franchise further, and with its 4.5/5 star rating, it seems to be going in the right direction. Check the game’s latest demo to understand what’s on offer!

Snail Bob 2

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!

Super Mario Run can now be downloaded from Google Play

We have good news for Android gamers! Super Mario Run is available on Google Play and just like its iOS counterpart, it’s also a freemium app. The platformer was released on the 23rd of March; this proves Nintendo’s genuine efforts to conquer the mobile industry. Also note that the title has already earned itself a 4/5 star rating and it got there only hours following its official launch on the Android market. Feel free to check the reviews online now for a glimpse of the action!

Super Mario Run

The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup: an iPad port is expected

Mobile gamers have proved to be in deep love with the platform game genre! Since the end of 2016, the release of new titles seems to have boomed and it’s still going pretty strong. These days, The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup is one that seems to be highly expected. The latter has been announced as a puzzle platformer and it will come with a steampunk theme that will give it a very special look! It might help to point out that an iPad port will be delivered; it will come alongside the 3DS, Wii U and Steam versions. Wait no more, check the announcement trailer for an idea of what to expect. Remember that it’s free to subscribe for this blog’s newsletter to get the latest updates!

The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup

Pokémon Go is the GDC’s best mobile game!

This is certainly good news for the millions of fans that Pokémon Go has around the globe; the augmented reality game has won the ‘Best Mobile Game Award’! The recognition obviously came from the GDC and it doesn’t look like the jury had a hard time picking a winner here! Indeed, 2016 was Niantic’s very own year, and these days developers at the studio are still trying their best to meet players’ needs. Do note that the full list of award winners can now be seen on the Game Developers Conference’s official website!

Pokémon Go

Kidu: A Relentless Quest – platformer thrills for iOS gamers

If you are on the hunt for innovative creations, you will definitely find something on your local App Store! This season has been fantastic and the platform gaming genre seems to have contributed pretty fairly to it all. Apart from providing players with next-gen sources of entertainment, these titles have also been helping folks in all sorts of ways. Playing will certainly help you understand what it’s all about!

To get started and to eventually join the party, going through this post is surely the right thing to do! The title that is being recommended this time is none other than Juan Pedrido’s Kidu: A Relentless Quest. The latter can now be seen on the iOS market and as you might have guessed, it’s a freemium! This basically means that you will be able to download and play initial rounds without having to worry about spending a penny.

Kidu: A Relentless Quest

However, the developer has to make a living and as a player, you will eventually come across in-app purchases to unlock deeper levels. It will definitely be value for money and the platformer’s next-gen characteristics will not deceive. Do note that perspective-shifting will be one of the coolest in-game features; this mechanic certainly gives Kidu an edge on its challengers!

To boot, four worlds will have to be explored and over 14 levels will help you discover the planet’s most popular civilisations. If all this sounds good enough, you will surely want to check the gameplay out. The latest released trailer will serve you right; do watch it on the developer’s channel and brace yourself for fun-filled gaming!

Huntdown: soon released for mobile devices and PC

Video gamers will soon get to enjoy some old school arcade thrills! Huntdown has been announced and it is presently being refined for both mobile and PC. Do note that the second game port will be released first; dates will be announced in the days to come. Players can expect tons of shoot and run action and it is advised to keep an eye on this blog for additional details. In the meantime, do not miss out on the trailer, it showcases everything that you might want to know!

Huntdown

 

Meganoid (2017) is a few days from its mobile release

We have good news for mobile gamers who have been waiting for a quality platformer! The next in line is called Meganoid (2017); it will be released at some point in March of this year. Also note that it’s a project that will be coming from Orangepixel. As hinted by the developers, iOS gamers will be the first to be served and a trailer can presently be viewed right here for a better and clearer idea of what to expect. For now, do stay tuned for more details and remember to share your thoughts in the comments section!

Meganoid (2017)

Ayo the Clown: a side-scrolling platformer that’s now on Kickstarter

If you are scared of clowns, now is the time to overcome your phobia! By backing Ayo the Clown up on Kickstarter, you will soon get the chance to play a game that features a friendly buffoon! The latter will be seen within a 2.5D world; side-scrolling platform thrills will be on offer for tons of fun. Up to 30 environments will be available and we also know that the controls will work pretty smoothly. Check out the trailer and remember to back it up to help the developers out!

Ayo the Clown

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!

Narcissus: hand-crafted platform gaming for two

These days, it is getting quite hard to find a platformer that successfully demarcates itself from the rest! New games are being added daily, and the App Store appears to be pretty saturated. However, there might be hope for players who really need some entertainment on the go! Narcissus is on the way and it seems to hold features that will finally take things to the next level.

The game is a hand-crafted project coming from an indie developer in the name of Alex Johansson and it does seem that the latter has managed to spot the details that were missing. The title will actually offer players the choice to play solo or with a friend. However, this will have nothing to do with multiplayer gaming! Instead, it will be all about co-operative platform-running!

Narcissus

Folks will be seen facing each other as they control their individual characters on each side of the device being used. As mentioned above, those with the skills to multitask will get to guide the two heroes on their own. A speed challenge awaits and things are likely to get trickier as one progresses. According to Johansson, this title will be one that rewards social interaction!

In the wait for the ninth of February, you can consult this blog or the game’s official website for more details. Also note that the App Store will be the only targeted market for now. An Android version is being developed and its launch will be announced later. Do not miss Narcissus’s trailer for a glimpse of thrills that are on the way!

Robot Unicorn Attack 3: platform gaming within a 3D world

If you are looking for a brand-new mobile game experience, you will surely find something on the App Store! Adult Swim is the name of a group of developers who you might want to look out for. They recently released Robot Unicorn Attack 3! The latter is a cool-looking platformer and since it’s the third of the series, players can expect a pretty refined experience. Folks will get to enjoy 60 fps 3D graphics as they control mighty unicorns. I managed to find the iOS version of the game, but I am not too sure if it’s already out there for Android gamers. Watch the trailer and stay tuned for more details!

Robot Unicorn Attack 3