Mobile Monday №209
Mobile games, assemble! Form of... other kind of mobile game! From HD updates to cross-platform shifts, there's no end to the migration mobile games can make. But, really, whatever. As long as we get the goods!
Take a Puzzle Retreat on Android - The Voxel Agents' gorgeous puzzle game has been released on Android! Over 50 puzzles are included in the free download, with five add-on packs available as an in-app purchase. That brings the total hours of challenge/fun you'll have to... a big number! There are just two rules in Puzzle Retreat: fill in the gaps, and use all of the blocks. Tap an ice block and slide your finger to push it/them in any direction. Blocks slide over previously filled spaces until they land in an empty slot, and multiple blocks fall out like a series of dominos. Check out our Puzzle Retreat review for more info!
Pangolin goes HD - The undeniably gorgeous Pangolin from Feed Tank has finally been released in an iPad-friendly HD version, and at the risk of using the same word twice in a single sentence, it's gorgeous! It even won Best Mobile Arcade Game in our yearly awards! Pangolin bridges the gap between a physics game and a puzzle game, allowing you to indirectly control a bouncing orange critter by creating temporary trampoline platforms, guiding the little guy through stages filled with bumpers, tunnels, portals and more. It's almost like a game of vertical mini-golf. Except better! Check out our Pangolin review for the full scoop!
Gravity Duck gets heavy - It's been a few years since we've seen WoblyWare's pixel platformer Gravity Duck. But there's no time like the present when it comes to either ducks. Or gravity! Control the happy little guy who can swap gravity's pull with a quick tap on the screen, always working his way towards the golden egg. If you hurtle yourself into a spinning yellow gravity well, the gravity shifts 90 degrees based on which way the well is rotating. Spikes, smashing blocks, caterpillars, spitting flowers and shooting fire flies later make appearances, attempting to poof you into non-existence, so, you know, don't do that! Naturally, we featured Gravity Duck back when it was released as a browser game, so check there for some neat thoughts on the subject!