The lights are on
As the summer months begin to wane, some of you may be traveling or enjoying vacation away from your video game consoles. Fear not, for we've once again rounded up some titles for your mobile device to scratch that gaming itch while you're soaking in the sun.
Revolution 60Developer: Giant SpacekatPlatforms: iOSPrice: $5.99
In this sci-fi RPG, players control an assassin named Holiday by swiping various gestures on the grid-based battlefield and shape the narrative through her interactions with the world. With a real-time battle system and graphics reminiscent of early pre-rendered CGI, Revolution 60 is the most unique title on our list.
Canabalt 2.0Developer: Semi Secret SoftwarePlatforms: iOSPrice: $0.99
The classic endless runner that began the genre craze on the App Store, Canabalt is back with some new tricks in version 2.0. The latest update introduces multiplayer and a host of other new game modes, including leap of faith, which makes rooftops invisible.
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal WeaponDeveloper: Marvel EntertainmentPlatforms: iOS, AndroidPrice: $4.99
Why wait another week to see the movie when you can guard the galaxy yourself? Outfit your party with weapons and abilities, then command them in battle in this action RPG, told through an original storyline in classic comic book style.
Ascension: Rise of VigilDeveloper: PlaydekPlatforms: iOSPrice: $3.99
Digital card games like Hearthstone and Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers attract a lot of attention (and with good reason), but Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer is worth a mention. The latest expansion pack introduces more energy shards for energizing heroes and constructs, raising the stakes of battle.
Traps n' GemstonesDeveloper: Donut GamesPlatforms: iOS, AndroidPrice: Limited time sale of $2.99 on iOS, $4.99 on Android
The App Store is filled with games of varying quality from every genre imaginable, from match-3 puzzle games to online first-person shooters, so it's always refreshing to find a solid, classic-style platformer. Control an archaeologist through the ruins of a labyrinthine pyramid, collecting weapons, uncovering relics and battling monsters for some old-school action.
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