Category: Games

From The Verge:

Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller.

Today the company announced what it’s calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your TV via a HDMI cable, and it also includes a controller designed to work just like the iconic rectangular NES gamepad. (The new controller will also connect to a Wii Remote, so that you can use it to play Virtual Console games on a Wii or Wii U.)

JUST TAKE MY DAMN MONEY, NINTENDO.

Here are the iOS games I’m currently playing on my iPad:

  • Lifeline… by 3 Minute Games, LLC – $1.99

    Lifeline is a playable, branching story of survival against all odds. Using your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you will help Taylor make life or death decisions, and face the consequences together.

  • Her Story by Sam Barlow – $4.99

    A real life crime story where you play detective.

    Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer and logs you into a police database. Search through hundreds of video clips that cover seven interviews from 1994 in which a British woman is interviewed about her missing husband. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where she speaks those words and piece together her story.

  • Angry Birds 2 by Rovio Entertainment Ltd – Free

    The Angry Birds are back in the sequel to the biggest mobile game of all time! Angry Birds 2 starts a new era of addictive slingshot gameplay with stunning graphics, challenging multi-stage levels, scheming boss pigs and even more destruction.

  • R.B.I. Baseball 16 by MLB.com – $4.99

    Make the play with your favorite Major League Baseball team and win the World Series!

I’ve recently started making my way through my backlog of iOS games, and Home – A Unique Horror Adventure by Benjamin Rivers Inc. is the latest game I’ve finished.

From the App Store description:

Home is a unique horror adventure set in a beautifully-realized pixel world. It’s a murder mystery with a twist–because you decide what ultimately happens.

As with Space Age, I bought Home shortly after it came out. I started playing through it a few times but never spent the time to finish it, so I thought I’d give it another go. I’m glad I did.

The gameplay is simple–you explore the world and discover clues in order to solve a murder. There are no enemies to fight and your character can’t die, but the story is interesting and the pixel art is beautiful.

The game itself is relatively short–it can be finished in one sitting if you’re determined–but the replayability value is high if you’d like to see all of the outcomes since the ending varies depending on your choices.

If you have a couple of hours to spare and are looking for something interesting to play, I recommend checking it out.

Home – A Unique Horror Adventure is $2.99 and is available on the App Store.

I know that I’m way late to the party, but I just got around to playing and finishing Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure by Big Bucket Software even though I bought it almost a year ago when it was released.

From the App Store description:

Space Age is a game of cosmic adventure. Set in the retro-futuristic sci-fi world of 1976, it follows a small but determined band of intergalactic explorers who land on a seemingly uninhabited planet, Kepler-16. They soon discover there’s something both strange and familiar about this alien place…And what happens next is a clash of old and new, a battle of past mistakes and future fallout.

It’s an incredibly fun adventure game that–to be honest–was more difficult than I expected it to be. I’m not a hardcore iOS gamer by any stretch (though I’m starting to play more and more), but this game was a lot of fun and I absolutely recommend it if you like pixel art and challenging gameplay.

Space Age is $2.99 and is available on the App Store.

Next up in my backlog: Home – A Unique Horror Adventure.