Tiny Ships, Tiny Aliens, Tiny Galaga 30th Collection

It's been nearly 30 years since Galaga stormed onto the arcade scene, delivering to fans of fixed shooters an arguably better version of Galaxian.… [ Kotaku » 7/06/11 9:30am 7/06/11 9:30am]

Backstab Delivers Buggy Free-Running, Cannon-Play and Piracy

Whenever a Gameloft title hits the iPhone I play a little game before the game: I try and guess what popular console game it's trying to mimic.… [ Kotaku » 6/24/11 9:30am 6/24/11 9:30am]

1Bit Ninja is a Sublime Paper Mario, Super Mario Mash-Up

At first blush 1-bit Ninja looks like another iPhone game knock-off, but spend ten seconds with the game and you'll dismiss that notion. Spend a minute with it and you'll be ready to toss your phone at the wall... and… [ Kotaku » 6/22/11 9:30am 6/22/11 9:30am]

Riptide GP Rips Android Gamers a Console Quality Racer

Shortly after I wrote up Hydro Thunder Go for the Windows Phone 7 as a gaming app of the day last month, the folks from developer Vector Unit contacted me to see if I had gotten a chance to try… [ Kotaku » 6/17/11 9:30am 6/17/11 9:30am]

I Can Put Up With Ads While I Hang, Thanks.

The newest addition to Zynga's game family is Hanging With Friends, an app for i-gadgets big and small. It's a twist on classic hangman, with elements of Scrabble and other word games thrown in. You can only choose from a… [ Kotaku » 6/15/11 9:30am 6/15/11 9:30am]

Mage War Erupts on the Streets of Your Town in Shadow Cities

The magic that disappeared from our world centuries ago is back. It's all around us, but we can't see it. The only way to bring this magic into focus — the only way to fight for this power — is… [ Kotaku » 6/03/11 10:00am 6/03/11 10:00am]

Knight Defense is Chess with a Pac-Man Championship Edition Overhaul

Almost four years ago today, the people who made Pac-Man tried to make Pac-Man better, by giving the game a techno aesthetic and altering—intensifying—its rules of play. Game developer Milan Nikolic's Knight Defensenow does that for chess.… [ Kotaku » 6/01/11 9:30am 6/01/11 9:30am]

Hydro Thunder Go is Definitely a Must-Have Windows Phone 7 Game

Now this is more like it. After fumbling through several re-releases of games iPhone gamers have been playing for years, it's nice to play something different, even if it is based off of a 1999 arcade game that I've played… [ Kotaku » 5/27/11 9:30am 5/27/11 9:30am]

Chaos Rings Omega Circles Familiar Territory

Last year's Chaos Rings told the story of five couples mysteriously transported to a place called the Arc Arena, where are forced to fight their way through a variety of dungeons until only one couple remained to claim the grand… [ Kotaku » 5/20/11 9:30am 5/20/11 9:30am]

Thank You For Removing Story From the Role-Playing Game, Dungeon Raid

Have you ever played a Final Fantasy or a Dragon Age? Actually, have you ever had to slog through a bad role-playing game, one in which the characters just go on and on about their problems and the evil that's… [ Kotaku » 5/13/11 9:30am 5/13/11 9:30am]

Pulse: Volume One is a Fantastic Marriage of Music and Motion

If Auditorium developer Cipher Prime has proven anything it's that they don't make your average music games, so at first I was taken aback by the seeming simplicity of Pulse. The player must touch dots that appear on a series… [ Kotaku » 5/11/11 9:30am 5/11/11 9:30am]

Just How World of Warcraft Is Order & Chaos Online?

But is it a clone? There are definitely elements of Order & Chaos Online that seem ripped directly from World of Warcraft. The characters, for instance, do indeed look like low-polygon versions of the ones you'd find running about Azeroth… [ Kotaku » 4/29/11 9:30am 4/29/11 9:30am]

The Latest Wiki Leaks Game Isn't Just Scandalous, It's Fun

TrickyLeaks is more than just another attempt to jump on the fading infamy of WikiLeaks and founder Julian Assange's troubled rise to fame. It's also a fairly fun game.… [ Kotaku » 4/27/11 8:00am 4/27/11 8:00am]

Play Kalei Transforms Your Photo Collection Into Endless Fun

Crafted by casual game developer LoadComplete for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, Play Kalei is one of those incredibly simple games that you just can't seem to put down. A kaleidoscopic image is generated from a certain point in… [ Kotaku » 4/22/11 8:00am 4/22/11 8:00am]

Air Penguin Is The Hottest iPhone Game Right Now For Good Reasons

A little game called Air Penguin is beating its more widely known avian competition for the top spot in the iTunes paid apps chart these days. Air Penguin's hotter than Tiny Wings and topping Angry Birds.… [ Kotaku » 4/20/11 8:30am 4/20/11 8:30am]

Final Fantasy III Is The Best And Most Expensive Final Fantasy On The…

Final Fantasy III was released in 1990 in Japan for the Famicom, not to be confused with North America's Final Fantasy III, which was actually Final Fantasy VI in Japan. Final Fantasy III introduced many new features to the franchise… [ Kotaku » 3/28/11 5:20pm 3/28/11 5:20pm]

Overkill Will Keep Shooting Until The Money Runs Out

It's a pretty arcade shooter, one that makes as good a use of the iPhone's touch screen as it can with a "floating gun" control scheme, which uses virtual joystick to aim and has you shaking the phone to reload… [ Kotaku » 3/23/11 7:00am 3/23/11 7:00am]