Graphical prowess for games, even on mobile devices, is a must-have feature. Apple isn’t shy about boasting about this quality in games that are developed with its own API, Metal, but there are other, more industry-wide options out there.
If you’ll recall, the augmented reality-based game Pokémon GO was kind of a big deal after it launched, and for quite awhile after that. Niantic, the developer behind the title, had a hit on its hands.
The incredibly popular Netflix original TV show, Stranger Things, now has its very own iOS game, aptly named Stranger Things: The Game. Unlike other popular games based on movies or TV shows, this one here is completely free on the App Store.
Nintendo has been making a push into “smart devices” for a little while now, with its first attempt being the social app, Miitomo.
You can have fun with plenty of games on Apple TV with the Siri Remote, but serious gamers should consider buying a compatible game controller. In fact some of the more intense games for Apple TV require that you have one. They’re relatively inexpensive and can successfully turn your Apple TV set-top box into a step below, but still delightfully affordable video game console.
While it’s true Super Mario Run might be the most straightforward game Nintendo has launched for the franchise, it’s still confusing at times. The game doesn’t always adequately explain some of the features or gameplay aspects. That’s especially true of features like the friend system, My Nintendo points, and even the final boss stage.
If you’ve been playing Super Mario Run, you might be familiar with the two main forms of currency: coins and toad rally tickets. However, there is a hidden and dare I say superior third currency built into the game. It’s My Nintendo points. I say they’re superior because they let you buy both tickets and coins if you need them, plus other rewards too.
If you’ve checked out reviews for Super Mario Run lately, you might notice they’ve been rather lukewarm for such a hyped up game. Many complaints revolve around the price — that the game is simply not worth $10 for what you get.
Super Mario Run has been out for only about a week and it’s already drawn plenty of mixed criticism. Some feel the game isn’t worth $10 and that Nintendo messed up. While I do understand some concerns, I’m a fan. I’ve been playing the game every day since it came out, even replaying multiple levels of the tour several times. I can’t say that Super Mario Run isn’t generally difficult, but some levels do get frustrating to beat.
Back in September, Nintendo made waves by announcing its first major video game entry for mobile devices, an iOS-exclusive in Super Mario Run.