Game of the Week: Sorcery! 4

Game of the Week

Game of the Week: Sorcery! 4

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! books combined superb writing and beautiful illustrations in one incredible package. Developer inkle brought the series to the Appstore through a series of apps that added an interactive storytelling element that really brought Jackson’s branching narrative to life in a magical way. Now, the fourth and final installment has launched on the Appstore, and it brings the story to a dramatic close. It’s an adventure that we can’t recommend highly enough, so much so that it’s our choice for Game of the Week! Join us as we take a closer look at what makes Sorcery! 4 so magical!

Need to catch up on the Sorcery! series? Grab all four parts from the Appstore!

Download Sorcery! for free on Amazon Underground

Download Sorcery! 2 for free on Amazon Underground

Download Sorcery! 3 on the Amazon Appstore

Download Sorcery! 4 from the Amazon Appstore

Magical Spell

Let’s start with a look at what Sorcery! 4 has to offer. Like the other three entries in the series, the game starts you off on an incredibly detailed hand-drawn map that’s used to chart your course throughout the game narrative. As you move along your journey, you’ll be presented with bits of story and descriptions of your surroundings. When you encounter a situation that requires your input, you’ll be presented with a number of choices that will directly impact the story.

It’s reminiscent of the classic ‘choose your own adventure’ books that many of you will remember, and the branching storyline makes Sorcery! 4 incredibly compelling. The sheer number of choices--there are literally thousands of them that you will potentially make--makes for a memorable experience, and you’ll be confronted by choices big and small. The best part is, everything you do, from the mundane to the extraordinary is logged and used to affect story. It’s an impressive bit of interactive storytelling that results in an experience you can truly call your own.

To Be Continued

The story that serves as the foundation of the Sorcery! series is also worth discussing further. It’s a wonderfully imaginative take on the fantasy genre that’s full of devious enemies, powerful magic, and incredible sights. The story centers on an item called the Crown of Kings which grants the wearer some serious influence and power. It’s stolen by an archmage with delusions of grandeur, and it’s up to you to retrieve it and bring safety back to the land. It may sound like a familiar tale, but Steve Jackson’s quality writing and worldbuilding set this tale of swords and sorcery apart. inkle also does a great job of taking full advantage of mobile devices, so the game is pleasing to look at and interact with.

Here’s another great touch: Because Sorcery! 4 is the fourth installment, you can import your progress from the previous installments and continue the unique story that you’ve created thus far. If you haven’t played a Sorcery! title or wish to just jump straight in, you can start with a blank slate. Don’t worry about being lost as the game does a great job of cluing you in on what’s happened so far.

The Final Chapter

We can’t stress enough how great the Sorcery! series has been thus far. The original books serve as a rich vein of source material, and inkle did an admirable job bringing the series to the Appstore. If you’re a fan who’s played through the first three chapters, prepare yourself for a satisfying conclusion that brings the story to an end on a high note. If you haven’t played Sorcery! yet, consider this a great opportunity to start. The first two chapters are completely free on Amazon Underground, and you owe it to yourself to give it a go. Chances are, you’ll be loading up the fourth installment soon enough in order to bring your own personal journey to an end.

 

 
Sorcery! 4

Sorcery! 4

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Four Appstore Games You’ll Get A Real Kick Out Of!

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When the Appstore Editors told me that they were giving Buddyman: Kick an Editor’s Choice award this week, I got excited. I’ve used the game as a stress reliever in the past, so I was happy to see it getting some recognition. I took the kicking theme and drafted the following roundup of apps from the Appstore. They all involve kicking in one way or another, so take a look and get those feet moving!

Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer: Goal!!!

I wanted to include a soccer or football game on this list for obvious reasons, and Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer: Goal!!! is one of my favorite takes on the sport. The real treat is the ability to pick Cartoon Network stars like Jake from Adventure Time and Steven Universe to play as. Each character has unique special moves and dribbles that can change the way a game feels in an instant. The game also features full voice overs by the real voice cast, which is a great touch for fans of the shows. You can also engage in multiplayer battles against other players, but if you want to just go solo, you can play the campaign that puts you on the path towards the Superstar Cup.

Download Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer: Goal!!! for free from the Amazon Amazon Appstore

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Sometimes, kicks can be a powerful weapon, especially if you’re one of the superheroes who star in Injustice: Gods Among Us. The mobile version of the remarkably well received fighting game has everything that its console counterpart does but adds a cool collectible card game and three on three battles. It delivers fast and furious fights that features dream matchups like Batman squaring off against Superman or the Flash zipping around Aquaman. I’ve had this title on my Android device for a while now, and I don’t see myself uninstalling it anytime soon.

Download Injustice: Gods Among Us for free from the Amazon Amazon Appstore

Drum Solo Rock!

Wailing away on a drum set is one of the most satisfying musical experiences you can have, but it’s not something you can easily indulge in. Unless, of course, you have Drum Solo Rock! installed on your Android device. Featuring a number of different setups and different effects including sound packs and effects, Drum Solo Rock! is a great way to get your drumming fix virtually. I’m not the most musically inclined (I did play the trumpet poorly for a few years) but I can’t deny how much fun it is to rock out a virtual drum solo. What surprised me most about Drum Solo Rock! was that it has a pretty impressive editing suite built inside of it that allows you to record and edit your work.

Download Drum Solo Rock! for free from the Amazon Appstore

True Skate

Remember those finger skateboards that were all the rage a few years ago? True Skate is a great Appstore take on those imaginary skateboard sessions. Use your finger to ‘kick’ and move the board along the beautifully rendered levels. The touch controls make it easy to perform tricks and rack up some serious points as well. It’s a really cool skating experience that lets you pull off the kinds of feats that most amateur skaters simply can’t in the real world.

Download True Skate from the Amazon Appstore?ref=sherlocked

 

 

Contributor

Joe Sinicki

Joe Sinicki is a freelance writer who has written for sites like GamePro, EGM and Blast Magazine. He lives in Milwaukee and is a diehard ‘Cheese Head’ when it comes to football.

Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer: Goal!!!

Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer: Goal!!!

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Buddyman: Kick - Editor’s Choice

Editor's Choice

Buddyman: Kick - Editor’s Choice

Part stress relief, part comedy action flick, Buddyman: Kick is an offbeat game that let’s you mess with a cute little voodoo doll creature with a large arsenal of items. Half the fun of the game lies in dreaming up different ways to destroy the Buddyman figure. Items can stack and interact with one another, so keep experimenting to unlock all the combinations. There are also CRAZY MISSIONS that will challenge your ability to dole out the damage, and the developers promise content updates every month, so don’t expect to get bored anytime soon. As much fun as we had messing with Buddyman, we also grew to like him as well. He’s always making snarky comments to you and will bounce back good as new with a swipe of your finger.

Download Buddyman: Kick for free on the Amazon Appstore

 

 
Buddyman: Kick

Buddyman: Kick

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Battle Run - Editor’s Choice

Editor's Choice

Battle Run - Editor’s Choice

Battle Run will appeal to anyone who spent time competing with friends in multiplayer battles of video game supremacy. The app’s real strength is the ease with which you can connect with other players and compete in the game’s exhilarating and hilarious races. Power-ups, items and special abilities abound, making each race a chaotic spectacle that still leaves room for skill to be a factor. We also loved the fact that you can play against someone even if they are on a different platform, so your friend won’t get locked out simply because they don’t own an Android device. If you’re feeling especially confident in your running skills, you can compete for a spot at the top of the global leaderboards. Just be warned that the players whose names appear in the upper echelons are all incredibly skilled and will definitely give you a run for your money.

Download Battle Run for free on the Amazon Appstore

 

 

 
Battle Run

Battle Run

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Heroes of Havoc: Idle Adventures - Editor’s Choice

Editor's Choice

Heroes of Havoc: Idle Adventures - Editor’s Choice

Heroes of Havoc: Idle Adventures is a unique take on the role-playing genre. It lets you choose from an impressive list of over fifty different heroes that you can level up and customize in a variety of ways. These heroes possess over two hundred unique abilities as well, and finding the right combination that fits your playstyle is incredibly rewarding and fun. Once you have a team you’re proud to call your own, you send them off on various missions. These run the gamut from regular excursions to special events that can result in some tasty loot for your party. Boss battles are also present to really spice things up, but you’d better be prepared before you try to take down one of these high level cretins. We also want to mention Heroes of Havoc: Idle Adventures’ idle feature: you can send your heroes off and put your phone away in favor of other activities. Even while you’re not paying attention, your merry band of adventurers will ply their skills in your name. It’s a terrific feature that lets you play at your leisure. When you have time, you can focus your attention on your party; when you don’t, you can still get them going then check in when it’s convenient. It’s a nifty feature that only adds to the game’s appeal.

Download Heroes of Havoc: Idle Adventures for free on the Amazon Appstore

 

 

 

 

 
Heroes of Havoc: Idle Adventures

Heroes of Havoc: Idle Adventures

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MyNBA2K17 - Editor’s Choice

Editor's Choice

MyNBA2K17	- Editor’s Choice

The NBA season is getting ready to kick off, which means a legion of gamers will head to the virtual courts of 2K Games’ perennial basketball franchise to fulfill their own championship dreams. This year’s installment promises to be the best yet, and it’s got a beautiful companion app along for the ride. MyNBA2K17 fulfills two functions: it links to the main game to let you unlock various items and features. The most interesting is the ability to use your mobile device’s camera to scan your face into the actual game! The MyTEAM Mobile mode is also back, letting you collect card versions of your favorite pros. You build a three-man squad and take on other players in a variety of modes. The Auction House also lets you sell off or acquire cards to stack your deck, which is a good thing since MyNBA2K17 has more cards than ever. Whether you’re just looking for a portable hoops fix or you’re looking to maximize your experience with NBA 2K17, this is one companion app definitely worth having on your team.

Click here to buy NBA 2K17 from Amazon.com

Download MyNBA2k17 for free on the Amazon Appstore

 

 

 
MyNBA2K17

MyNBA2K17

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Stand O'Food® (Full) - Editor’s Choice

Editor's Choice

Stand O'Food® (Full) - Editor’s Choice

Stand O’Food is a fantastic time management restaurant sim that offers more treats than an all-you-can-eat buffet. You’ll build your dining empire by playing through over one hundred levels where you’ll create over eighty sandwich recipes to please your customers. Upgrades and new equipment will ensure you have the best tools available, and eventually, you’ll move on to different dining establishments, each with their own unique menus and themes. Stand O’Food is a terrific way to pass a few moments or make a long wait fly by. The game is fully free on Amazon Underground, so you can feast to your heart’s delight without having to drain your wallet!

Download Stand O'Food® (Full) for free on Amazon Underground

 

 

 
Stand O’Food

Stand O’Food

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Four Beautiful Appstore Games That Let You Unleash Your Inner Beast!

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25 years ago, Disney released their classic ‘tale as old as time,’ Beauty and the Beast. To note the occasion, the House of Mouse released a Blu-ray of the original and they’re working on a live-action remake starring Emma Watson. I wanted to do my own tribute to the game, but instead of focusing on the beauty part, I’m sharing four Appstore games that will let you enter “Beast Mode!” And I’m not referring to Marshawn Lynch’s catchphrase: the Maximals and Predacons from Beast Wars had that catchphrase locked down back in the mid-90s! Anyway, enjoy the list!

Teeny Titans - Teen Titans Go!

Teeny Titans - Teen Titans Go! lets you enter the world of the Teen Titans in order to collect a variety of figures and square them off in three-on-three action. I’m including this mainly because of Beast Boy, the lean green teen who has the power to transform into a variety of beasty forms. I’m also impressed by the inclusion of the original voice cast, which is a great bit of fan service. And take note because the game also includes voice work from the legendary George Takei!

Download Teeny Titans - Teen Titans Go! on Amazon Appstore

 

The Beast of Lycan Isle Collector's Edition

The denizens of Lycan Isle are acting strangely and you’re summoned to the remote destination to prove the existence of the legendary cult of Madra Alta. A mysterious artifact has also been uncovered and could be causing trouble among the locals. You’ll have to solve a variety of intricate puzzles and brain teasers in order to get to the bottom of this mystery, but in order to defeat the mastermind behind this conspiracy, Luna may need to dig deep within herself and unleash her own inner beast.

Download The Beast of Lycan Isle Collector's Edition on the Amazon Appstore

 

Dino the Beast

When it comes to beasts, few are quite as awe-inspiring as dinosaurs. So naturally, getting to be a dinosaur sounds like a pretty cool gig, right? In this endless runner-style game, you are Dino, a young tyrannosaurus who witnesses his mother’s death at the hands of another, much bigger tyrannosaurus. Your goal is to traverse the game’s 45 stages and progress through the different stages of development. Dino will grow and strengthen himself for the ultimate showdown, and the sweet revenge that will come with it.

Download Dino the Beast on Amazon Appstore

 

Wolf Online

Wolf Online lets you join a pack of wolves in an attempt to survive and climb to the top of the ranks. You choose your wolf from three different species and set out into the world to carve out your place in the pecking order. You can square off against other wolf players and form packs to perform raids against dragons and other conquests. It’s a viscerally satisfying game that requires you to really get in touch with your inner beast. Just remember to never turn you back on an opponent: it’s a wolf eat wolf world out there, and you’ll need to stay on guard to survive.

Download Wolf Online for free on Amazon Appstore

 

 

Contributor

Joe Sinicki

Joe Sinicki is a freelance writer who has written for sites like GamePro, EGM and Blast Magazine. He lives in Milwaukee and is a diehard ‘Cheese Head’ when it comes to football.

Wolf Online

Wolf Online

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