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It's A Double Fine Week For Mobile Games

by Mike Mahardy on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM



A new Double Fine game is always cause for gaming, but throw in a genre blending puzzle game, a side-scrolling shooter, and a rerelease of a stellar 3DS title, and you have your hands full. 

Middle Manager of Justice
Developer: Double Fine
Platform: iOS
Price: Free-To-Play

This Double Fine free-to-play title released accidentally on the App Store back in September, but now it’s out for real. You play the role of the titular manager in charge of training superheroes, upgrading their equipment, customizing your facilities, and battling crime. Should you want to advance faster, you can buy “superium,” a substance that essentially speeds up certain processes and advances mechanics to your advantage.



Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Platform: iOS
Price: Free with two songs, $0.99 for additional songs


A shining example of fan service, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy released on the Nintendo3DS this year, allowing fans of the franchise to hear their favorite music and upgrade their favorite characters in a well-tuned rhythm game. Well, Theatrhythm has come to mobile devices now, so you can do all of that again. The game is free to download with two songs, but any further tack is $0.99, which could be an issue if you really want to dig into the game.

 

CrossMe
Developer: Mobile Dynamix
Platform: iOS, Android
Price: Free, Premium - $4.95  

A game requiring logic, Crossme combines Sudoku with crossword puzzles. You’re tasked with unlocking pictures in a series of grids, using number indicators that tell you how many squares need to be filled in each row. Like any good puzzle game, the grids will become increasingly difficult as time goes by. The normal edition is free, but the premium edition contains an unlimited number of random crosswords.

 

Alpha Zero
Developer: Funkoi Games
Platform: iOS
Price: $1.99

Functioning like a 2.5D shoot ‘em up, Alpha Zero is a fast-paced space action game that tasks you with fighting a variety of enemies, as well as avoiding asteroids and capital ships. Eight missions play host to 35 different enemies, while 15 ship skins and upgrades further support the replay value of Funkoi Games’ first mobile title.