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Month: April 2020

‘Horizon Chase – World Tour’ Updated with Refreshed UI and Promises “A Constant Stream of Updates” in 2020

More than 5 years ago in March of 2015, Aquiris Game Studio announced a new retro-inspired racing game tentatively titled Project Retro-Racer. In August of that same year they launched that game with the final title of Horizon Chase. The developers used inspiration from several classic arcade racers, but more often than not Horizon Chase was described as a modern Out Run, and I’m pretty okay with that description. They somehow managed to create a racing game that simultaneously felt like an authentic old-school arcade game and a modern console or PC racer, and Horizon Chase instantly became my favorite arcade racing game on mobile. We awarded it 5 stars in our original review, chose it as Game of the Week, and put it in our Best Games of 2015 list. About a year after its release, Horizon Chase was updated with new cars and tracks as part of an Australia Cup expansion, and about a year and a half after that it was updated with even more new cars and tracks as part of the Hawaii Cup expansion. With so many locations now in the game the official title became Horizon Chase – World Tour, but since that Hawaii Cup update Aquiris has been mostly focused on the console and PC version of the game, called Horizon Chase Turbo. With that game’s release and a handful of updates...

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Playdigious to Publish Surreal Animated Puzzle Adventure ‘Arrog’ on July 22nd, Discounted Pre-Order Available Now

Some of my favorite games are the ones where I watch the trailer and I mutter to myself “What the HELL did I just watch!?” Such is the case with an upcoming puzzle adventure called Arrog from developers Leap Games Studio and Hermanos Magia, which Playdigious will be publishing on iOS and Android July 22nd. I don’t even really know where to begin to explain what this game might be about, so here’s the official description followed by the trailer. “Help a man travel through his dreams, as he must learn to accept his own death. Make sense of a bizarre world made out of traditional animations and portrayed in a unique black-and-white art style in this intense narrative experience without words.” Arrog has this really unique black and white look, with some sparse colorized elements, and is entirely hand-animated which you can really tell by the trailer. It just has a really fantastic look, and a really eerie soundtrack, and anything that deals with death always has sort of a heavy vibe to it, as this most definitely does. Whatever the case I’m intrigued, if you couldn’t tell, and Playdigious has a stellar track record of mobile releases so anything with their name on I’m instantly interested in. As mentioned Arrog is launching on July 22nd and if you pre-order on either the iOS App Store or Google...

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Popular Card Game ‘Dixit’ is Heading to Mobile, Sign-Ups Open for Closed Beta Next Month

Released way back in 2008, Dixit is a card-based party game created by Jean-Louis Roubira that uses a deck of cards that feature storybook-like illustrations. All players are dealt 6 cards face down, and each player takes a turn at being the “storyteller” for each round. The storyteller looks at their cards and chooses one, then says a sentence or phrase that can be related to that card’s illustration without completely giving away what the illustration actually is. The other players then choose a card from their hand which they think best reflects the phrase the storyteller comes up with, all choices including the storyteller’s are shuffled up and then placed face up. All players besides the storyteller then use anonymous numbered tokens to guess which face up card they think was the storyteller’s. The choices are then revealed, and points are awarded based on the selections. It’s actually a very simple game that I’m making sound more complicated than it is, so check out this excellent video from Youtuber Teach The Table that explains Dixit in less than 3 minutes. Despite being more than a decade old, I hadn’t ever heard about Dixit before, but it is apparently a very popular card game in the card and board gaming community and to date has sold more than 6 million copies. Now developer Tempete Studio is cramming all of...

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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Streets of Rage 4’, ‘Levelhead’, and Today’s Other New Releases, the Latest Sales Featuring NIS America Games and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for April 30th, 2020. It’s the final day of the month, and we’re going out with an absolute bang. Among today’s new releases are the incredible Streets of Rage 4, the extremely enjoyable Levelhead, a pair of retro-tastic releases that have never been re-released before, and oh so much more. Add in a list of sales, and that’s pretty much the size of things today. Let’s swim on in! New Releases Streets of Rage 4 ($24.99) SwitchArcade Highlight! Holy. Freaking. Cow. This game is absolutely amazing. The 26-years-later sequel that fans have been waiting for, Streets of Rage 4 aims high and scores big. It’s a great sequel, an outstanding package filled with lots of unlockables and extras, a nostalgic trip, and simply one of the best beat-em-ups I’ve played in years. The Switch port is solid, and you can have up to four players locally or two players online. The soundtrack is, as you would hope, a real stunner. Just… I don’t know. As an old SEGA fan, my hopes for this game were extremely high. I didn’t think it would live up to them, let alone surpass them. But here we are: Streets of Rage 4 is beautiful, fantastic, and everything good and right about video games. Levelhead ($19.99) SwitchArcade Highlight! The latest from Butterscotch Shenanigans, the makers...

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Here are 12 great Android games on sale today

Many of the best Android apps and games don’t come cheap, but today they do! Below, we’ve rounded up the best Android app sales we could find on the Google Play Store. Today some of the best Android apps on sale are a crop of Final Fantasy games, including the mighty Final Fantasy VII. Obviously, the mobile port of the game is based on the PlayStation version from 1997 and not the remake from this year. Still, this could be one of the best ways to experience the game in its original form as you don’t need a console or even a controller — just grab your phone and start it up. If Final Fantasy isn’t your jam, there are four Rusty Lake titles (well, three Rusty Lake titles as well as The White Door) on sale starting at 50% off. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is also on sale for 50% off. Check out the app sales below. Android app sales of the day Star Wars: KOTOR ($4.99 or 50% off) Rusty Lake Paradise ($1.49 or 57% off) Rusty Lake Hotel ($0.99 or 50% off) Rusty Lake: Roots ($1.49 or 57% off) The White Door ($1.49 or 57% off) Final Fantasy III ($6.99 or 53% off) Final Fantasy IV ($6.99 or 53% off) Final Fantasy IV: The After Years ($6.99 or 53% off) Final Fantasy V...

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