iPad Games

Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation now available for the iPad

Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation

Offworld Games has released The Confrontation to the App Store for the iPad. The Confrontation was created by the German board game designer Reiner Knizia. It is a turn-based strategy game that has been compared to Stratego by Touch Arcade. The game was originally released as a physical Lord of the Rings board game where the goal was stop Frodo from entering Mordor. The iPad version replaces the Lord of the Rings characters with the "Light and Shadow" armies.

Dominion iPad app off to a rocky start

Dominion

The deck-building card game created by Donald X. Vaccarino has made its way to the Apple App Store for the iPad, but early user reviews have not been kind. The official Dominion iOS app currently has an overall rating of only 2-stars. The app has earned a poor rating for being a lackluster port of the Goko web version and for expensive in-app purchases. The game also requires an internet connection to play, even for single player campaigns, according to some user reviews.

Futurama: Game of Drones not a resource management title like expected

Futurama: Game of Drones

Wooga's new Futurama video game has soft launched on Google Play in a few select countries, and it's not what the mobile gaming community was expecting. Futurama: Game of Drones is a twist on the match-3 puzzle genre where players must match 4 drones to keep them from exploding. Most gamers expected the game to be a resource management/building title like The Simpsons: Tapped Out. Developers seem to prefer freemium style building games with plenty of timers over premium games due to the money they can make with IAPs. For example, the last few mobile games based on popular prime time cartoons such as Family Guy have been of the free-to-play building variety. This is why it is so shocking that Wooga has decided to create a match-3 title instead of the standard freemium building game.

Mobile title 'Prune' named Time Magazine game of the year

Prune for iOS

Time Magazine has released their Top 10 Video Games of the Year and the mobile title Prune was selected as the number one video game for 2015. This marks the second time a mobile title has been selected as the number one game on Time's top 10 list. Last year the steampunk title 80 Days took the top honors.

Nintendo announces Miitomo as first mobile title

Miitomo

Nintendo today announced that its first original title for mobile devices will be Miitomo. The free-to-play title will allow users to create a Mii avatar and share common interests with other players. Miitomo will launch in March 2016, and it will include optional IAPs.

The video game maker announced the news during an investor briefing on Thursday morning. Investors and Nintendo fans were disappointed with the news that Nintendo decided to launch an unknown social networking app, instead of a video game starring one of its more popular characters, such as Mario. Shares of Nintendo dropped 9% after the briefing.

Nintendo to announce first mobile game tomorrow

Nintendo

On Thursday Nintendo will announce its first video game for smartphones and tablets during its meeting with investors, according to The Wall Street Journal. Up until recently the video game maker has snubbed mobile gaming, refusing to port older titles to the App Store or release new games on mobile platforms. Earlier this year Nintendo had a change of heart announcing they would team up with the Japanese game developer DeNA to release new games to smartdevices.

Minecraft: Story Mode releases early on the App Store

Minecraft: Story Mode

A bunch of mobile games have launched early on the Apple App Store today, and one of them is the highly anticipated Minecraft: Story Mode. The newest Minecraft game was published by Telltale -- the developer behind the popular episodic titles The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands.

Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville now available on the Apple App Store

Rebuild 3

Sarah Northway's Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville had a few hiccups on its way to mobile devices, but it is finally available on the Apple App Store. The third game of the zombie survival series is really just a big upgrade of Rebuild 2 with lots and lots of new features, including a Campaign Mode, more building types, updated graphics and more.

Dungeon of the Endless now available for the iPad

Dungeon of the Endless

As expected, the roguelike dungeon defnse hybrid Dungeon of the Endless is now avilable for the iPad. The 2014 PC title has been met with positive reviews from both critics and players alike since its iOS release on August 20th. The only minor complaints have been about the small font on the iPad mini, but the consensus seems to be that the game is a steal for only $4.99.

First Skylanders SuperChargers vehicles and figures now available for pre-order

Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Pack for Nintendo Wii

Collecting Skylanders can be a confusing and frustrating ordeal, and it looks like SuperChargers is not going to be any easier to figure out, especially now that each character has a related vehicle. Several retailers are already accepting pre-orders for what appears to be Wave 1 of Skylanders SuperChargers. We've listed each character below with their related vehicle and purchase link when available. You can also keep track and sign up for SuperCharger alerts here.

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