The sequel to the popular "swipe'em" card game Reigns is now available on the Apple App Store. Reigns is a previous iPhoneFAQ App of the Week and it was selected by Apple as one of the best 10 games of 2016. The follow-up titled Reigns: Her Majesty follows the same gameplay where you swipe left or right to make tough (and sometimes superficial) decisions that affect your kingdom’s most powerful factions.
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Apple has introduced Apps for (RED) to the App Store. (RED) Apps are just like (RED) Apple products where a portion of proceeds from designated in-app purchases will help provide HIV/AIDS medicine to sub-Saharan Africa.
Apple has raised over $160 million through the sale of (RED) products such as leather iPhone cases, Apple Watch bands, Beats products and more. iOS users can now also save lives by in-app purchases in popular games.
Since it's Black Friday let's look at two highly anticipated games that have been disappointments. Both are free-to-play games titles released by big publishers, Capcom and Nintendo, and both feature popular IP from popular franchises.
The first game is Capcom’s Puzzle Fighter. The sequel to the popular Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. Puzzle Fighter was built from the ground up for mobile devices. The new version includes more characters from various Capcom franchises, real-time battles and Leaderboard support.
The App Store description describes A Boy and His Blob as a "reimagining of the NES classic," but the iOS version looks to be a port of the Wii version, which itself was a remake of A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia. A Boy and His Blob was originally released for the Nintendo Wii in 2009. It is is considered to be one of the better Wii titles, and it has now made its way to iOS devices.
It's hit or miss when it comes to mobile titles based on popular movies or television shows. For every cool, retro game like Stranger Things, there seems to be several bad Transformers or other lackluster movie-based titles available on the App Store. South Park: Phone Destroyer is one of the good examples of a television tie-in done right. It manages to avoid the common pitfalls of most fremmium games while sticking close to its source material. This doesn't mean that it doesn't suffer from the occasional skill pay wall, and that there isn't an element of pay to win, but you can enjoy it without spending a ton of cash.