Before there were thousands of horror-related titles to choose from Ghosts'n Goblins was the go to favorite for many video game fans in the 80s. The run and gun platformer is one of Capcom's best selling titles, getting its start stealing quarters in the arcade before being ported to almost every major home system and platform. The game has also spawned several sequels, including Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights for iOS. The entire franchise is legendary for its level of difficulty with the original earning its own Angry Video Game Nerd episode. The first sequel Ghouls 'n Ghosts was also called the "world's second most difficult game ever made" by GameTrailers.
Capcom today has released two arcade classics to the Apple App Store. First is the popular airplane shooter 1942. The vertical scroller was first released to the arcade in 1984. In the game players control a plane called the "Super Ace" during World War II. The goal of the game is to mow down the opposing army as you roll and loop to avoid enemy fire.
The mobile version features all the classic arcade action of the original with new touch-screen controls, global leaderboards and achievements. 1942 is available now on the App Store for $1.99. It supports all devices running iOS 8.0 or later.
Hasbro and Kabam unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming fighting game Transformers: Forged to Fight at the New York Toy Fair over the weekend. The new title is a reskin of the popular Marvel Contest of Champions with a few new tweaks, including ranged attacks and the ability to side-step attacks. The game also features 3D environments, a new Transformers story and the ability to build and defend your own base.
Nintendo has another mobile hit on its hands with the release of Fire Emblem Heroes for iOS. According to data released by SensorTower, Nintendo's second mobile title garnered almost $3 million in revenues on its first day in the wild. When compared to the top grossing games of 2016, Fire Emblem Heroes takes third place after Super Mario Run, edging out Clash Royale. The top game by far remains Pokémon GO.
Nintendo fans can look forward to two or three mobile titles per year from the Japanese company, following its successful release of Super Mario Run. Fire Emblem Heroes is slated to launch today on iOS and Android, with Animal Crossing coming later this year. Nintendo previously announced up to five mobile titles would be launched before the end of 2017, however this has been scaled back according to a recent statement by Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima.