Having played a beta Star Wars: Tiny Death Star two weeks ago, I was eager to see if the folks at Nimblebit fixed all its bugs. A merging of the Star Wars and Tiny Tower worlds seemed like the perfect marriage, and the app did show promise during its beta mode. But the dress rehearsal is over, and now the game can be judged as a finished product. If all those kinks were fixed, this 8-bit driven journey would be a trip worth taking.
Rune Factory 4 is the latest iteration in the Harvest Moon spin-off series that combines the peace and tranquility of farming with the rough-and-tumble life of a monster-slaying adventurer. The two gameplay mechanics might sound strange when put together like that, but considering that this is the sixth game in the series, they must be doing something right.
A few weeks ago, Nintendo released four new StreetPass games for the 3DS. Unfortunately, it’s hard to reliably find StreetPass tags even when living in a densely populated area. Luckily, there is a way to guarantee StreetPass hits: conventions! Arcade Sushi recently took our 3DSes to Otakon to see how these games fare under heavy StreetPass traffic, in order to give them a fair review. Our final review is Flower Town, the biggest StreetPass title there is, that still manages to have the least to do.
Based on the popular board game of the same name, Agricola is a farming game that actually has you build your own farm. Most titles in this genre enable players to construct their own cities, but Agricola illustrates life in 17th century Europe. As a farmer who's raising a family, it's your job to keep everyone fed or else they will end up begging for food. If you're not too excited about harvesting crops or building stables, don't let that deter you -- this is a worthy iOS experience that is perfect for the iPad.
Farming game enthusiasts who need an alternative to The Simpsons: Tapped Out should give Epic, a title based on the 3D animated feature of the same name, a shot. The goal is to build a mini kingdom in the middle of a forest and aid a group of warriors named the Leafmen in their battle against the environmentally-unfriendly Boggans. If you hold a connection with Mother Nature or just love the color, this free-to-download title is worth a peek.
SuperBot Entertainment, the studio behind the quite successful PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, recently split from Sony, who has continued to develop content for the game in-house. So we know of the fate of PSABR, but what of the fate of its original developer? Well, according to Edge Magazine, SuperBot is not dead yet.
Electronic Arts recently announced that it will bring to a close the Facebook-based The Sims Social, along with SimCity Social and Pet Society. For players of these games, you have until the middle of June to get in as much socializing as you can, because that's when EA will shut things down.
Back in early March, we speculated as to whether or not there would be a Whacking Day update to The Simpsons: Tapped Out sometime this spring. Well, a brand-new update was just released and if you can't tell from the picture above, our predictions have come true! We should have named this update our Lock of the Week.
Things move fast in the world of Pixel People. Just recently developer LambdaMu released a big content update that added plenty of new stuff to this fun game. Now, only a few weeks later, they are at it again and another update that adds new missions, jobs, and buildings to the pixelated city builder. Oh, there's also a bunny.
The Wizard of Oz is both enthralling and heartbreaking, an inspired iOS title that never fails to captivate. If you have unconditional love for all things Oz, then its blatant flaws will serve as minor distractions. For those who are fine with straying off the yellow brick road, the journey will still be a worthy, albeit frustrating, experience.