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There was a time in the App Store when you couldn’t avoid seeing a physics puzzler at every turn, which is fine and all, but once a genre gets overly-saturated like that it’s hard to get excited for each new release. Well like many of the most overdone genres on mobile, there also comes a point where enough time has passed and you’re actually in a mood for one of those games again. That’s how I felt when I saw the trailer for Polar Rollout from developer Blue Evolution. Your job here is to draw a path using the touchscreen that your character can roll along destroying any enemies in its path and making it to the goal. Here’s a trailer.
Polar Rollout will include 120 levels across 6 different worlds and will come with multiple playable characters to unlock and a host of unique special abilities. It looks cute and well-designed, and like I said before I’m actually in the mood for a new physics puzzler at this point in my mobile gaming life. If you feel the same then you can actually pre-order Polar Rollout ahead of its planned April 18th release date. Just click this link on an iOS 11 device and be magically whisked away to the App Store where you can pre-order and then the game will similarly magically automatically download to your device when it arrives. For more you can drop by the forum thread which has been chugging along for more than two years as the game has been in development.
A few days back we reported that the Google Home Max (among other Cast-enabled devices) might be connected with some recent reports for widespread Wi-Fi troubles. Google has indirectly responded to this issue in a page on the Device Support section for Google Home support, in which the company acknowledges the existence and cause of the problem, promising a fix tomorrow.
This particular issue has picked up a lot of traction in the news, having been reported on by outlets covering a range from Engadget to The Sun, so it’s not just a niche problem.
Well, it’s that time of the week. You know what I mean. You know exactly what I mean. It’s the time of the week when we take a look at the best games that have landed on the App Store over the past seven days. And there are some real doozies here.
While a lot of people associate Rayark with their excellent character action game Implosion – Never Lose Hope [$ 9.99], they’re also quite well-known for their library of fantastic rhythm games which thus far include Cytus [$ 1.99], Deemo [$ 1.99], and VOEZ [Free]. Now the Taiwanese developer is readying a sequel to Cytus, appropriately titled Cytus II, and it’s coming really soon: Next Thursday, January 18th to be exact. Check out some of the characters you’ll see as well as some of the furious tracks you’ll be playing in Cytus II in the following trailer.
For reference, we really enjoyed the original Cytus (and Deemo and VOEZ, for that matter) and it looks like the sequel is shaping up to be another great rhythm game experience. As is the cool new thing to do nowadays, you can actually pre-order Cytus II by visiting this link on your iOS 11 device and going through the purchase motions in the App Store. The game’s App Store description goes into more detail about the story if you’re interested, and also states that Cytus II will have over 50 songs at launch and will cost just $ 1.99. If you’re of the Android persuasion don’t worry, Cytus II will be heading to your platform this coming March.
After bringing us the very successful World of Tanks Blitz, Wargaming.net is getting ready to take over the mobile seas with World of Warships Blitz. The game is currently in soft launch, and it’s hitting all the seas of the world on January 18th. If you’re one of the many planning to play the game either on iOS or Android, you should head over here and pre-register because if you do, you’ll get your hands on an Aurora Premium Ship, a Soviet Tier III cruiser. And since it doesn’t cost you anything to pre-register, you should probably do so and get that Aurora for free.
World of Warships Blitz takes the World of Tanks Blitz recipe to the sea, and I think it will be a better fit for mobile than World of Tanks Blitz. I’ve been playing World of Warships on the PC for a few months now, and I like its slower, more deliberate pace. I think that slower pace will work better on mobile because touchscreen controls don’t always work well with fast movement. I’ve had issues playing fast tanks on WOT Blitz precisely because of the controls, so I think WOW Blitz will be more fun to play. We will, of course, have to wait and see how the game is ported. Don’t forget to pre-register.
Monday morning arrives, and as we gear up for the pre-holiday weekend (ignoring the five days left to go), we're talking sell-out AirPods (really?), Firefox auto-installs (seriously), and we break down last week's big events in numerical style in the… Engadget RSS Feed
Back in August we checked out the trailer for the very interesting upcoming puzzler called simply PUSH. A collaborative project between Klocki [$ 0.99] and Hook [$ 0.99] developer Maciej Targoni and Zenge [$ 0.99] and Art of Gravity [$ 0.99] developer Michal Pawlowski, PUSH has you, well, pushing buttons and performing various other actions in order to solve each of the game’s puzzle boxes. You can see this in action in the newly released trailer for PUSH below.
I love the clean aesthetics and moody soundtrack in PUSH, but I’m much more interested in solving some of these fiendish looking puzzles. It almost feels like a futuristic, minimalistic take on The Room mixed in with some more general room escape puzzling. If you also think PUSH is looking really good, you’ll be pleased to know that the developers have announced a release date of October 18th for the game, less than two weeks away. I’m looking forward to that day very much so I can start pushing all those buttons. What is it about buttons that make them so darn tantalizing? Until its release, you can check out more about PUSH in the game’s forum thread here.
Monday is back, with a vengeance. Over the weekend, people have unearthed NES games inside the Switch, and MIT researchers are cramming a bunch of vaccines into a single jab. So, this morning it's a little bit of the past and a wee bit of the future,… Engadget RSS Feed