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This Week in Mobile knows no boundaries as it highlights the mishaps of Leisure Suit Larry and space combat set to dubstep. Mostly safe for work.
Leisure Suit Larry: ReloadedDeveloper: N-Fusion; Replay; Al LowePlatform: iOSPrice: $4.99
The sexual exploits of Larry Laffer are just as crude in 2013 as they were in 1987. But hey, now you can play them on the go. For those who missed out on the very first Leisure Suit Larry game back in the day, N-Fusion and Replay Games have made it available in the App Store. The template is nearly identical to the original game, including the obscure and sometimes maddening process of finding solutions to puzzles. It was also available in the Google Play store initially, but has since been pulled for unclear reasons.
Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the FlameDeveloper: Ubisoft PunePlatform: Android; iOSPrice: $2.99
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame was released all the way back in 1993. This mobile remake from Ubisoft Pune revisits that game, giving new fans a chance to jump in with dramatically improved mechanics and added combos. There’s no time travel here, but there are 14 levels and the choice between virtual gamepad and gesture-based controls.
Sky Gamblers: Cold WarDeveloper: Revo; AtypicalPlatform: iOSPrice: $4.99
Cold War is the latest entry in the Sky Gamblers aerial combat series. Its single-player campaign offers a diverse set of missions, ranging from spying, to escorting allies, to classic dogfighting. Multiplayer, though, is where this game really shines. Capture the flag, king of the hill, and deathmatch modes are only a few of the PvP options available. To top it all off, Cold War’s sharp sound design and camera-angle options make this a very solid mobile shooter.
Futuridium EPDeveloper: MixedbagPlatform: iOSPrice: $1.99
The Italian developers at Mixedbag have created just that with Futuridium EP – a mixed bag. Frustrating control issues and a lack of depth make this game less than stellar, but smart level design and a dubstep theme make it well worth a try. Inspired by 1986’s Uridium, this game allows players to fly three-dimensional polygon space ships in rhythm to electronica and house music tracks in the background. There is even an option to change songs on the fly (see what I did there).
Let us know in the comments below if we missed any notable games from this week.
I forgot 'Prince of Persia 2' was coming to iOS, so I quickly clicked over to the iTunes Store after seeing this headline. Nothing like seeing a Top In-App Purchases list of "Bag of coins," "Stack of coins" and "Box of coins" to really set off alarm bells. Makes me thankful they haven't (yet) released a mobile version of 'Sands of Time' where you could pay extra for more ability to rewind time.
I just found Monster Blade(developer - Nubee), added to Google Play on the 24th, this afternoon. It's a Monster Hunter themed arcade-style hack 'n slash that's pretty good fun, at least from the little bit I played of it earlier.
Sky gamblers looks like an interesting game. I might try that out.