Welcome back to another week of iOS reviews. I hope you all had a great Nov and now gearing up for Christmas. The first game that I looked at this week was Marvel Champions. Recently Marvel has released some great games for mobile devices, thus my expectations were high. Thankfully this game delivers. The premise of the game is you go around each level fighting the enemy to save the universe. Throughout the game you collect ISO-8 and gems to upgrade and unlock other characters, or you can go the micro transaction route and purchase what ever you want. Marvel Champions is a fighting game like Tekken or Mortal Combat. The game has easy controls that are easy to master. There is also a online verses part of the experience where players can use their best champion to fight each other. Overall a decent fighter game that works great on the iPhone.
The next game I looked at this past week was Crossy Road from Hipster Whale. The game is essentially a hipster re-hash of Frogger. The game has great easy controls. All the player needs to do is touch the screen to get the character to move forward. If the player decides the character has to move side was the player flicks their finger to the side and the character moves. What gamers will enjoy about this game is the awesome graphics. Everything is made out of 3D blocks, and looks adorable. In Crossy Road you don’t have to play has a frog as well. Throughout each round a gamer plays they can collect coins to unlock other playable characters ranging from: The Hipster Whale, a dog, and a mad cow. Another aspect that Crossy Road has going is just that it is a fun game. Though I will mention that an obstacle in the game are trains, and never have I been so disturbed by watching a fake cow get hit by a train. The development team did a great job at re-creating a classic.
The last game I looked at this week is a RPG. I am a huge RPG fan and have been playing lots of Skyrim and thought to myself, “I need a RPG for on the go.” So I found Fantasica. The game is collectable card Freemium game. Depending on how you feel about freemium then this game may not be for you. After the tutorial you can play the main quest or do other things like a player can in any RPG. While playing the game you gather characters in the form of cards. Each card has its strengths and weaknesses. This is fun because it reminds me of Fire Embalm because both games require the player to use the abilities of the cards to win each battle. The combat in this game is a kind of like tower defence. Meaning that you must position your characters in a way that will prevent the enemy from reaching your end. Fantasica is a fun little RPG for your mobile device.