iPad Games

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location finally lands on the Apple App Store

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

Developer Scott Cawthon has finally released Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location to the Apple App Store. Sister Location is the fifth installment in the popular franchise about killer animatronics and the unlucky night employees who get stuck attending to them. The game was originally scheduled for a multi-platform release in October, but Cawthon decided to delay the mobile version due to the story being too "dark." Cawthon originally released Sister Location to Steam in October, followed by an Android launch in December. The game was finally ported to the App Store for iOS on January 3, 2017.

Atari releases classic RollerCoaster Tycoon to iOS without tons of microtransactions

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

Atari has decided to ditch the microtransaction filled freemium model that has recently plagued its RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise by launching RollerCoaster TycoonClassic as a premium app. The new title, that promises to combine the best of RCT 1 & 2, is available now for only $5.99 on the Apple App Store. The game isn't totally IAP free, but it features a lot less additional purchases than recent titles, such as the heavily maligned RollerCoaster Tycoon 4.

Nintendo adds Friendly Run mode to Super Mario Run after rocky App Store launch

Super Mario Downloads

Super Mario Run has had a rocky and successful App Store Launch. According to the app analyst Sensor Tower, Super Mario Run is the fastest game to reach 25 million downloads on the Apple App Store. The Nintendo game beat out Pokémon Go, which took 11 days to hit 25 million, compared to the 4 days that it took Super Mario Run to reach the same number. It is estimated that 2.1 million users have paid for the full version of the game, but the high premium of price of $9.99 has hindered the success of Mario's first iOS title.

Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition looking for beta testers

Amazon's Champions of Fire

Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition is set to be revealed at Amazon's Champions of Fire eSports tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 2. Little is known about the game, but it is supposed to be Halfbrick's "first step into the casual PVP / e-sport scene," according to Touch Arcade. Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition also "promises to deliver the fastest, juiciest PVP experience on mobile."

Nintendo announces Super Mario Run release date and price

Super Mario Run

One of the most anticipated mobile games in the history of the Apple App Store has just received an official release date and price. Nintendo's Super Mario Run was originally announced during Apple's iPhone 7 event in September, but no official release date was given at the time. Today Nintendo sent out a press release announcing that the game will land on the App Store on December 15th.

Rome: Total War gets a release date for the iPad

It has been almost three months since Feral Interactive announced that the 2004 hit PC game, Rome: Total War, would be coming to the iPad, but fans can finally relax because today the strategy game has received an official release date. The real time Roman battles will begin on the iPad starting on Thursday, November 10th.

Warner Bros. launches DC Legends to the App Store

Warner Bros. has released a new strategy role-playing game for iOS devices. DC Legends pits both heroes and villains from the DC universe against Nekron -- an embodiment of Death from the Green Lantern comic book series.

In the game players can collect both super heroes and villains to form their own unique version of the Justice League or Lantern Corp. The game includes unlikely allies from the DC universe, such as Green Arrow, Doomsday, Wonder Woman, Dr. Fate, and Harley Quinn. The trailer, posted above, also shows off Flash, Raven, Huntress, Solomon Grundy and bunch of power-ups, cool weapons and more.

FlowPlay launches first fantasy football collectible card game

Dynasty Fantasy Football

Collectible card games have found a second life on mobile devices. The success of titles like Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Card Wars - Adventure Time have caused almost everything to be turned into a CCG. The WWE did it with 2K games for WWE SuperCard and Fox has teamed up with Kongregate to release Animation Throwdown, based on all their popular television shows not called The Simpsons.

The success of these titles on mobile devices is why FlowPlay has decided to combined fantasy football with the CCG genre. Dynasty Fantasy Football is currently an online only fantasy football collectible card game coming soon to iOS and Android.

Hidden object game Magician's Handbook available free for limited time

The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley

They may not be considered hardcore gamers, or be widely discussed on gaming forums, but there is a dedicated bunch of hidden object enthusiast out there. Hidden object games are so popular on iOS, that developers like Big Fish Games and G5 Entertainment release 1 to 2 titles a week. Hidden object games also tend to be either fantasy or spooky, which makes them great Halloween titles.

Starting today, G5 Entertainment's popular The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley is free. This is the full version with all 13 enchanted levels and unlimited replay. The game also includes 2 game modes (casual and apprentice), 12 mini-games and secret items to unlock.

Pirates meet Monopoly: Pirates War now available on the App Store

Pirate Wars

As the great LL Cool J once said, "don't call it a comeback, I been here for years."

At least once a year the media declares that horror movies are dead and that board games are making a comeback. Of course neither of these claims are true because both horror movies and board games are here to stay. Board games may dip on and off the radar a bit based on the next big release, but they have and never will completely disappear. This is especially true if you consider digital titles like Idiocracy's Pirates War - The Dice King a bonafide board game.


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