Mobile Monday №245
Isle of Bxnes (Android, iPhone) - A beautiful action RPG with an especially pleasing selling point: hand-drawn caveman pixel art! Build up your village as you divvy up resources and plan attacks on neighboring tribes, all while fighting off prehistoric beasts, cannibals, and probably angry fire gods, as well. Each level is randomized, promising new challenges each time you play, and when you die, your offspring inherit some of your stats, continuing the game across generations. There's a lot of variety in this challenging game, and there's not a single hint of in-app purchases! (Android, iPhone 4S+)
Oceanhorn (iPhone 4S+, iPod Touch 5th gen+, iPad 2+) - Want the flavor and fun of The Legend of Zelda on your iOS device? Oceanhorn might just be the ticket. This colorful action adventure game takes the best elements from the famous series — sword slicing, block pushing, enemy felling, bomb tossing, and so on — and wraps it up in a shining pocket-sized package. It's a beautiful game that plays really well with virtual controls, but sadly, don't expect any sort of innovation in the puzzle or gameplay departments. It's straight-up action adventuring for those slow days when you aren't looking for a serious brain challenge.
Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous (iPhone 4S+, iPod Touch 5th gen+, iPad 2+) - The only thing redonkulous about this sequel is— wait, you know what? Let's not go there, ok? Let's just... not. Where we will go, however, is to this highly contagious arcade follow-up to Tilt to Live, a fast-paced tilting avoidance game that ups the ante on every level. Two game modes, brand new weapons, high score flaunting, boss encounters, and more moving objects than you can shake your iOS thing at. A fantastic sequel, plain and simple!