2013年11月14日 星期四

Top iOS & Android Game Apps by Monthly Downloads March 2013

type='html'>In this Games Index, we bring you the hottest mobile gaming properties across both the iOS App Store and Google Play in March 2013.

Top Game Apps by Monthly Downloads iOS March 2013

GameRank Change
vs Feb-2013
1Candy Crush Saga R1KingUKPuzzle, Arcade
2Real Racing 367Electronic ArtsUSARacing, Action
34 Pics 1 Word-LOTUMGermanyWord, Trivia
4Temple Run 23Imangi StudiosUSAAdventure, Action
5IcomaniaN/A*Games for FriendsGermanyPuzzle, Trivia
6Subway Surfers1KilooDenmarkAction, Arcade
7Mini Golf MatchUpN/A*ScopelyUSASports
8Angry Birds531RovioUSAAction, Arcade
9Hungry Shark
53Future Games
of London
UKArcade, Action
10Flight Unlimited
Las Vegas
1000+Flight SystemsUSARacing, Simulation

Top Game Apps by Monthly Downloads Google Play March 2013

GameRank Change
vs Feb-2013
1Temple Run 2-Imangi StudiosUSAArcade & Action
2Subway Surfers-Kiloo GamesDenmarkArcade & Action
3Candy Crush Saga5KingUKCasual
4Fruit Ninja Free1Halfbrick StudiosAustraliaArcade & Action
5Angry Birds2RovioFinlandArcade & Action
6Vector29NekkiRussiaArcade & Action
84 Pics 1 Word33LOTUMGermanyBrain & Puzzle
9Benji Bananas1000+FingersoftFinlandArcade & Action
10Hill Climb Racing1FingersoftFinlandRacing

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2013年11月13日 星期三

Today’s Apps Gone Free: ClipBook, eCurrency, Cowboy Guns And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: ClipBook, eCurrency, Cowboy Guns And More

Today's AGF list includes a productivity app, a travel app, and an action game.

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2013年11月10日 星期日

The TouchArcade Show - 104 - Bathroom Buddies

Podcast-Illustration-0121In this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show, we make the best of an (arguably) "slow" week by discussing the issues revolving around this week's latest releases. For example, we dig into runner fatigue and Chillingo's brand image. We also talk about what kids are playing and why genres that our touch devices don't do so great tend to click with them. In addition to this, we dive into Trucker: Parking Simulator (don't laugh), Gravity Guy 2, Blitz Brigade and more.

If you'd like to give us a listen this week -- and you do want to listen because this week's opening story is, like, woah -- go ahead and click a link below. You could also subscribe to us on iTunes or Xbox Music. That's a neat way to get us, as the downloads are instant and effortless.

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-104.mp3, 39.6MB

Thanks for listening and we'll be with you next week, of course. Have a good weekend!


Trucker: Parking Simulator - [Free] [TA Plays]Blitz Brigade - [Free] [TA Plays]Manuganu - [$0.99]Gravity Guy 2 - [$0.99]Sonic The Hedgehog - [$2.99]


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2013年11月9日 星期六

Freebie Alert: 'Gangstar Rio: City of Saints' and 'N.O.V.A. 3' Both Free for the Weekend

Gangstar Rio: City of Saints

Gangstar Rio: City of Saints, Free - Gameloft is offering up a couple of freebies this weekend on two games which have never been free before. First up is Gangstar Rio: City of Saints [Free], their take on the whole Grand Theft Auto open-world sandbox game. We reviewed Gangstar Rio when it released back in late 2011, and despite some typical Gameloft-isms like terrible voice work and a paper thin story, we thought it offered up a fairly robust open-world crime game experience.

It's been pretty regularly updated too, adding in new content and most recently widescreen support for the iPhone 5.

N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Free - The second game being offered up for free is N.O.V.A. 3 [Free]. Previously, the N.O.V.A. series had been mostly a riff on the Halo games, but this most recent entry more closely resembles something like Crysis. Either way, expect lots of sci-fi first-person shooting action and impressive visuals. As with most Gameloft entries, there's a robust online multiplayer offering in N.O.V.A. 3, and as such we gave it its own review back when the game released in May of last year. We also reviewed the single-player campaign, which is pretty excellent as well.

Gameloft has been flirting more with free-to-play games as of late, but both N.O.V.A. 3 and Gangstar Rio are premium-priced games that you can snag for zero dollars right now and through this weekend. Don't miss out.

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2013年11月8日 星期五

'Go Home Dinosaurs' for iPad Review - Dino-MITE Tower Defense

571260_largerWhile tower defense is one of those genres that I can't seem to get enough of, even I have to admit that it's high-time for some innovation. Enter Go Home Dinosaurs?[$4.99 (HD)], the latest title from Fire Hose Games and a TD game that looks to carve its own niche.

While a first glance might lead one to believe its primarily for kids, beneath the playful, cartoony exterior lies a game that expertly combines tower defense with puzzle elements, making it?one of my current favorites of the genre.

Apparently the love for BBQ is so great it extends across time periods and species. As such, Dinosaurs puts you in command of an army of gophers that must guard their delectable BBQ pit against an onslaught of hungry dinosaurs.

When it comes to basic tower defense gameplay, Go Home Dinosaurs plays similar to many other titles. Dinosaurs run down a pre-set path towards the BBQ pit with two pieces of dynamite acting as last-second defenses against impending BBQ devouring. Meanwhile, players place a variety of gopher-manned weapons around the path in an attempt to drive the dinos towards extinction. A coin system rounds out the gameplay, allowing players to earn currency in-game (no IAPs) and purchase supplemental towers with limited, but powerful effects.


Where Go Home Dinosaurs differs from other TD games is in actual tower placement and in the ability to directly control a movable attacking gopher.

While tower placement is important in each level of Dinosaurs, players will spend the majority of their time using their gopher to collect coconuts (which act as the currency needed to place towers) and place them in a good position to attack the oncoming dinos. The gopher isn't a slouch in terms of damage dealing either, meaning players will need to balance collecting coconuts with keeping him constantly attacking.

It's a fun twist to the gameplay that adds some continual, fast-paced action to an otherwise passive genre.

mzl.dbawcbzbTaking a page from classic puzzlers like Tetris, tower placement is the other aspect that Go Home Dinosaurs mixes up. Each tower has a specific "shape" that takes up a certain amount of spaces in a certain formation on the gridded play field.

Players quickly learn that towers can't be placed indiscriminately without forethought. In addition, the level design will naturally prevent certain towers from being effective, forcing players to develop a well-rounded approach to using all the towers. This actually brings some challenge to later levels, a concept that I welcome whole heartedly in TD.

In this regard, Go Home Dinosaurs almost becomes a TD/puzzle hybrid. Considering players can only bring a certain number of towers into a level, part of the challenge becomes figuring out which towers to bring and in which formations to place them.

There's also the fact that your gopher also has to be part of the equation. Do you place your towers at the entrance and risk blocking any effective spots for your gopher to attack from? Or, do you focus on saving up coconuts for powerful towers while using your gopher as the primary damage dealer until you can get them set up?

These are just a couple of many questions and scenarios that will pop up, and showcase some of the depth that Dinosaurs offers beyond standard tower defense titles.

There are a few annoyances with Go Home Dinosaurs, mainly its iPad-only status, some minor control issues when placing towers (i.e. tap and dragging a specific tower will occasionally select another tower in my inventory), and slow-down on non-iPad 4 hardware. However, these are relatively minor in comparison to the many positives the game offers.

In the end, Go Home Dinosaurs is a well-executed tower defense title with enough additions to the genre to make it worth checking out. Suffice to say, I hope other developers take note when trying to differentiate and improve upon tower defense.

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2013年11月6日 星期三

TA Plays: 'Trucker: Parking Simulator' - Parking Like A Boss

470040_largerWe know what you're thinking, but give Trucker: Parking Simulator [Free] a chance. Parking a massive truck with a stupid big trailer can be as rewarding as landing a video game airplane. It takes a lot of skill, a lot of understanding of how physics, momentum, and trajectory play into the perfect parking job. It's kinda surprising (and awesome), as Eli and I discovered today.

This sim's a particularly hard sale because the titling is so awful, so we decided to do a little video of the game in action to show it off. In the below, Eli and I power through several levels, carefully avoiding all road cones and parking like pros. Give it a look and, hey, maybe get as hooked on this thing as we are at the moment:

You can grab this right now, by the way, and you should if you need another simulator in your life. Here's a Steam link to Eurotruck Simulator 2 for PC, as well, since we talked about it so much.

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2013年11月5日 星期二

'Frozen Synapse' Review - A Brilliant Tactics Game Comes to the iPad

991828_largerFew recent tactical strategy games have received such a large amount of attention as Frozen Synapse [$6.99 (HD)]. It has been praised for both its art style and excellent strategy gameplay. Starting on PC and Mac it has now found its way to iOS. While initially overwhelming with a busy interface and lengthy tutorial, Frozen Synapse is able to find a totally appropriate home on iOS.

In Frozen Synapse you take on the role of a tactician. Your task is direct a team of soldiers second by second. They can be ordered to move behind cover, fire a weapon, and many other options. Once all players have decided on the directions for their teams, the actions are carried out simultaneously. It calls to mind the X-wing Miniatures game as your success is based upon the ability to read the other player. Will they take cover or launch an offensive? In some modes of the game you are also locked into seeing only those enemies in your line of sight, which can be challenging. Beware, your sci-fi soldiers are very fragile and a single misstep can mean instant death. Matches usually last only a few rounds as players bluff and bait each other.


There are a myriad of ways to enjoy this title whether alone or with others. There is a fully functional AI in the game which can allow for quick matches. This little buddy is no pushover; you will die often. It is no wonder the developers recommend this mode as the best teacher after finishing the tutorial. The game also features an excellent campaign mode with a story spanning several levels. These range from straightforward skirmishes to ?more complex missions of capture or defense. It is the gameplay that stands out, but the story certainly has its strong points.

Frozen Synapse really shines when playing with others. The online play features a separate login and a full blown PC-esque lobby. There are always plenty of people online and games can be completed live or in an asynchronous fashion. You can play with friends, complete strangers, or participate in tournaments. It really is a full fledged online system, the likes of which is rarely seen on iOS. This version also features Hotseat mode which is great for mobile as you can pass the iPad around a room and play with your friends in one location. If you find online play too insular or intimidating, this is an excellent way to play with friends on your terms.

This game comes packed with many hours of content- The campaign will take you some time to complete and then there are untold hours of play both online and off. There are dozens of maps, different unit types, several game modes, and on and on. I was impressed by the amount of things to do. Frozen Synapse is an exercise in complex simplicity. On the service the controls are simple taps and turns, but to really succeed it will require practice. This process can be terribly rewarding, and even games you struggle in will end quickly.


It is this hidden complexity that provides some challenges for this app. The number of choices available to you at any moment make the interface large and somewhat confusing. To really succeed at the game you will have to learn all of these options and know when best to ask them. For a new player they can look downright baffling and it would be great to see a more interactive tutorial that guides a player through step by step. This UI difficulty is paired with the games overall menu system which has a decidedly PC feeling. There are cases of strange pop-up issues and overlays that seem traditional reserved to the wild world of PC gaming. While the gameplay fits perfectly on iOS, the surrounding menus seem to miss the boat.

Frozen Synapse succeeds at bringing a beloved PC game to iOS. It is fiercely faithful in bringing the whole experience to mobile which has its own pros (tons of content, great online experience) and cons (archaic menu system, hard to manage UI). This is a great strategy title which is enjoyable on many levels. There is complexity there if you want it or you can stay on the surface and have a great tactical experience.

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2013年11月4日 星期一

Subway Surfers 地鐵跑酷 [Top Monthly Downloads March 2013]

type='html'>Subway Surfers Presented by Kiloo Games and Sybo Games. DASH as fast as you can! DODGE the oncoming trains! Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his Pitbull dog.Grind trains with your cool crew!

Colorful and vivid HD graphics! Hoverboard Surfing! Paint powered jetpack! Lightning fast swipe

acrobatics! Challenge and help your friends! Join the App Stores most daring chase! Subway Surfers

 An Universal App with HD optimized graphics for retina resolution.
★ Grind trains with your cool crew!
 ★ Colorful and vivid HD graphics!
 ★ Hoverboard Surfing!
 ★ Paint powered jetpack!
 ★ Lightning fast swipe acrobatics! 
★ Challenge and help your friends!
- 與冷靜穩健的隊友一起打造火車!
- 裝飾火車並繪製生動有趣的高清圖像!
- 懸浮滑板衝浪!
- 裝飾已啟動的 jetpack!
- 閃電般快速猛擊特技!
- 挑戰並幫助您的隊友!

 Join the most daring chase!
加入 App Stores 最具膽識的追逐遊戲!

 - 如安裝失敗,請玩家卸載已安裝的《地鐵跑酷》後再次嘗試安裝;

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2013年11月2日 星期六

Today’s Best Apps: TempoRun And Audiophile

Today’s Best Apps: TempoRun And Audiophile

Discover the most useful and entertaining iOS apps from the last 24 hours.

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2013年11月1日 星期五

パズル&ドラゴンズ Puzzle & Dragons 龍族拼圖 [Top Monthly Downloads March 2013]

Puzzle & Dragons(???&?????,簡稱「????」,中文譯名為《智龍迷城》或《火龍之怒》或《龍族拼圖》)是GungHo Online Entertainment開發的智能手機遊戲。這是一個非常具有創意的新類型遊戲,使用消除遊戲的形式進行戰鬥的RPG養成遊戲。


An extremely popular and super addictive freemium game with over nine million downloads in Japan and ranked as one of the top grossing iOS apps, Puzzle & Dragons combines the key elements of a puzzle game, a dungeon crawling RPG and a monster collecting adventure!

Players will command a team of monsters as they explore countless dungeons, collect treasure and battle a

variety of powerful foes along the way. Slide colorful orbs across the screen until 3 or more are adjacent to attack foes. Strategize team building and make full use of the opponents’ elemental weaknesses to deal massive amounts of damage. If players manage to survive through the epic boss fights, the spoils of victory await!

With more than 600 monsters to collect, players can build the perfect team to conquer any dungeon. Swap ID codes with friends and recruit each other’s monsters by taking advantage of the “helper” team member slot. Players can also use the friend search feature to seek out more powerful allies.


It is a large adventure at a puzzle!

This game is a game which ventures by the power of a puzzle together with a monster.
I will venture the dungeon in the world and will find out a legendary dragon!

* A cardinal rule is an easy puzzle!
About the drops of the same color, it is a puzzle game arranged and erased three at length or width.
I will move drops well, will erase at the time of said, and will aim at a invigorating combo!

* The battle with a monster!
If drops are erased, the monster of an ally will attack an enemy!
Before being damaged by an enemy, I will defeat targeting a large damage in a combo!

* I will construct a team by the got monster!
A new monster will be born if the egg gathered in the dungeon is brought home!
I will make only your original team combining a favorite monster!
Gatsha can also get a monster in addition to a dungeon!

* It is Play together with a friend.
A monster can be rented by the friends which became acquainted within the game!
It is still more pleasant if it ventures together with a friend's monster!

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