5 retro platformers we’d love to see joining Mega Man on iPad and iPhone

The Mega Man games have come to mobile! And by the looks of it they’re pretty terrible. But that didn’t stop the content gears in my brain from whirring into action. What, I thought to myself, other old games would I like to see on mobile.

And so this list in all of its nefarious glory was born. It is a controversial list, I will not deny it, but then that’s sort of the point of these things really.

Anyway, here are some classic older franchises that need to make their way onto mobile sooner rather than later. And if they could make a better job of it than Mega Man, that’d be splendid.

Castlevania

Who wouldn’t want to play Castlevania on the go? I mean, sure, there wouldn’t be any buttons, but I’m sure Konami could find a way round that. I mean, there are platformers that work brilliantly on mobile.

And let’s not beat around the bush here, these are some of the best looking games of the 90s, dripping in the sort of gothic pixels that would make anyone salivate. So yeah, get this done.

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Indie labour of love PVP CCG Comic Battle is looking good and out now for iOS

It’s hard being a mobile game developer. That’s because there are lots of games being released all the time, and because many of those games come from big professional companies.

One tiny indie still living the dream however is Croatia outfit Bit Forest.

Consisting of just three people, they’ve been working in the spare time on labour of love Comic Battle.

It’s an interesting-looking card-collection game that mixes turn-based strategy with RPG mechanics as you level up your squad of characters. There are over 60 skills to experiment with.

Another current trend – see Clash Royale – is that Comic Battle is a PVP game so you’re always playing against another player, and battles are short – 3 minutes (see Clash Royale again).

But the thing that makes Comic Battle stand out is the neat comic book art style.

It’s free-to-play and out now on the App Store, so check it out, or get more information via the website.

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Update: Love You To Bits (Games)


Love You To Bits 1.0.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 3.99, Version: 1.0.0 -> 1.0.1 (iTunes)

Description:

“Love You to Bits” is a crazy cute, purely visual, puzzle-filled, point-and-click, sci-fi adventure spanning all around the universe.

**IMGA 2016 – Best Upcoming Game – Nominee**
**3DWire 2015 – Best Video Game Project – Winner**

You will follow the journey of Kosmo, a clumsy, rookie space explorer in search of Nova, his robot girlfriend. After a fatal accident, all of Nova’s pieces get scattered in outer space! So now Kosmo wants to retrieve all Nova’s bits, rebuild her, and get back together.

Explore the strangest worlds and planets, full of fantastic aliens, space-time puzzles, and hidden objects to collect. As you complete levels, you will discover Kosmo and Nova’s heartbreaking love story!

Universal
Explore enigmatic planets full of mind-boggling puzzles to be solved! Meet and outsmart dozens of bizarre creatures and aliens from all around the universe!

Breathtaking
Experience and rebuild a thrilling love story for all audiences: pure visual-storytelling with stylized visuals and a hair-raising soundtrack!

Cute
Reconstruct the touching past of Kosmo and Nova by collecting dozens of their hidden love-tokens.

Enduring
Coming soon, extra unique levels will be added to “Love You to Bits”! The adventure continues with no in-app purchases of any kind!

**This game requires an iPad 2 (or newer), iPhone 4s (or newer), or iPod touch 5th Generation and iOS 8.0 (or newer).

Developed by Alike Studio and Pati.io

What’s New

-New languages

Love You To Bits

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Price Drop: About Love, Hate and the other ones (Games)


About Love, Hate and the other ones 1.3.2

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 1.99 -> Free, Version: 1.3.2 (iTunes)

Description:

About Love, Hate and the others is FREE today with AppGratis.com

* no.1 puzzler in 45 countries *

* winner of the german computergames award 2012! *

“a surprisingly sophisticated, charming game.”
Jury German Computergames Award

“In conclusion, About Love, Hate and the Other Ones is one of the best puzzle games in the market for portable devices of Apple.”
GameOver.gr

"…it provides a clever and fairly unique series of special-relation riddles that make time melt away."
148Apps

“Lovingly crafted pencil crayon-like visuals. Surprisingly expressive characterizations for a game about blobs.”
Gamezebo

Slip into the role of Love and Hate in this fun and challenging puzzle game. Help the cute main characters to get back to their beloved hill. Master all of the 70 levels, encounter diverse other ones and find out how they respond to Love and Hate.

The game features easy to learn touch controls, specifically designed for the iPhone and iPad. Lovely music and sounds, all tailor-made for the game.

Features:
• unique graphics
• outstanding music and sounds
• 70 handcrafted levels
• 6 “other ones” with unique abilities
• 4 different worlds to explore

What’s New

Bug fix.

About Love, Hate and the other ones

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Price Drop: Fallin Love – The Game of Love (Games)


Fallin Love – The Game of Love 1.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ .99 -> Free, Version: 1.1 (iTunes)

Description:

GRAVITATE AROUND LOVE

Help Fall, a tiny block unnoticed by the woman he loves, in his quest for a disguise that will catch her attention. Guide him by playing with gravity and beat more than 70 mind-teasing levels by collecting cool disguises. Because somehow, each new disguise will bring Fall one step closer to winning her love.

By rotating the device or finger-swiping, gather the costumes artfully placed in each level and try to collect as many hearts as you can. To make things a bit more challenging, different kinds of colored blocks will have to be taken into account, sometimes making your task easier and other times more complicated. And of course, there are fearsome enemies and traps to be avoided!

Fall is a tiny block guy. One day as he wanders the streets, he meets Kaisa. It is love at first sight. Unfortunately for him, Kaisa only seems to have eyes for a poster of a man with a mustache. No problem! If having mustache is what it takes to secure his new sweetheart’s attention, Fall will find a mustache. But the thing is, Kaisa’s desire is fickle, to say the least. By the time Fall finds the mustache, it’s already too late as Kaisa is now looking for a brave astronaut. So begins Fallin Love, the never-ending chase for love of a man determined to please his loved one’s ever-changing wishes.

In the mood for classic solo mode? Fallin Love features 3 different worlds and an additional difficult Mode, each with 18 levels.

Want immediate action? Survival Mode is for you: try your best not to get killed while collecting loads of hearts.

Feeling social? We got you covered with 5 exclusive levels that will only be unlocked when a certain worldwide amount of hearts has been collected!

FEATURES:

• Beat 70+ levels or try to hold on in Survival Mode
• Think global: the more hearts gathered, the more chances of unlocking social levels
• Superb, colorful graphics
• Learn to master gravity to succeed
• Enjoy discovering the hilarious costumes

REVIEWS:

"I’m loving Fallin Love as the story is cute, the graphics are gorgeous, and the gameplay mechanic is challenging yet addictive"
– AppAdvice.com

What’s New

New Chapter 4 added

Fallin Love – The Game of Love

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Robots Love Ice Cream™ Review (3/5)

Any dimension where ice cream can be used to save humanity is okay by us. Robots Love Ice Cream inhabits just such a dimension. With robots trying to steal vital dessert supplies, you must cruise the galaxy in your weaponized ice-cream truck, blasting mechanical agressors out of the sky.

Each invading robot looks like it has been taken straight out of a toy box. Their distinct appearances make each one easily identifiable, even during hectic moments. This ensures that you can instantly recognise units, allowing you to prioritise ice cream nabbing robots over general cannon fodder.

The worlds you protect appear spin beneath you as you drive left and right. The waves of enemies descending from the top of the screen reminded is of classic shoot’em-ups like Galaga. However, Robots Love Ice Cream operates at a much slower pace, something that might limit its appeal for genre fans.

There are four weapons available, three of which must be unlocked. Armaments are suitably ice cream-themed, and different enough that your choice of weapons will dramatically affect your tactics. We found the Rapid Pop’s constant stream of low-powered aggression useful, but were also drawn to the Hot Fudge Fun Day’s deliciously sticky explosions.

Unfortunately, at their initial power levels, weapons are quite ineffectual against powerful foes. Upgrading weapons eases this problem, but also proves the root of the game’s biggest f…

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DJ Hero – Expert Mode – Ain’t no Love in the Heart of the City vs Fuzz and Them

Cut the Rope Guide, free on Android: bit.ly This is a video of the song: Ain’t no Love in the Heart of the City vs Fuzz and Them (Expert Mode) in the music game, DJ Hero. NOTE: These videos are primarily meant to show the expert chart of the song, instead of being a showcase of skill. www.mahalo.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Cut the Rope Guide, free on Android: bit.ly www.mahalo.com Stepinto the world of Harry, Hermione and Ron as you take on Lord Voldemort in this exciting Part 1 of the two-part finale! Check out all of our Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows Walkthrough videos: www.youtube.com Check out these related Mahalo Video Game Walkthroughs: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood: www.mahalo.com Call of Duty: Black Ops: www.mahalo.com Call of Duty: Black Ops — Zombies: www.mahalo.com GoldenEye 007 Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com 007 Blood Stone Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com Castlevania Lords of Shadow Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com Dead Rising 2 Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com Death Spank: Thongs of Virtue Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com Halo: Reach Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com Metroid: Other M Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com Red Dead Redemption Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com StarCraft 2 Walkthrough: www.mahalo.com Check out these related Mahalo Video Game Reviews: GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo Wii) Video Review: www.youtube.com Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Video Review www.youtube.com Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Video Review www.youtube.com SAW II: Flesh and Blood Review www.youtube.com Fallout New Vegas – Review www.youtube.com Kirby’s Epic Yarn Review www.youtube.com Check out these Mahalo Video Games Specialty Videos: 2010 Holiday Video Game Buyer’s Guides: www.youtube.com Fallout New Vegas: Failout: www.youtube.com DJ Hero 2 Beginner Mode with John
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Pix’n Love Rush on iPhone/iPod Touch – Time Attack Mode

Move, jump and shoot! Sounds easy? Well it is at first… but wait and play! All you love in classic Jump & Run games stuffed into 5 minute sessions where your heartbeat will not resist the Rush! Infinity Mode for those of you who have solid nerves and good reflexes! Worldwide score boards and tons of achievements Can you get to the Top? 125 levels and 7 skins and more to come! Pixn Love Rush is created by Pastagames, Bulky Pix and Pixn Love!
Video Rating: 4 / 5