Some people do not consider browser-based and mobile type games as an important part of video gaming history, but those people would be wrong. Lots of gamers have been entertained for many hours by flash games like Bejeweled and Line Rider, and mobile games like Angry Birds have launched million dollar franchises. We all have known someone addicted to FarmVille, and most of us have tried to kill everyone on Earth in Pandemic 2.
Angry Birds may have made the projectile puzzle genre popular, but any good video game historian knows that Crush the Castle paved the way for the Rovio franchise. Crush the Castle is the original free flash game where players smash different fortresses using the medieval trebuchet. The goal of the game is to kill all the inhabitants of each level using the designated amount of shots. Players can unlock different projectiles with new capabilities as they advance through new kingdoms, and build their own castles for other players to destroy.
The collectible card game Hearthstone is still going strong on the App Store, and this October it is bringing the extra spooky with its Hallow's End event. The Headless Horseman is back with Halloween treats for players who simply log in between October 17 and 10 p.m. PDT on October 31. Players will receive a free golden Witch’s Cauldron card and an Arena ticket as a Halloween treat.
Hallow's End will also include a dual class Arena where players can participate as each of the nine classes in costume. During the event you will choose a Hero and a Hero Power. You will then receive cards from both classes to use with with your free arena ticket.
We were a bit confused when One Hour One Life originally hit the App Store, but now that we've had more than a few weeks to play we are hoping more people discover the game. The goal of One Hour One Life is to craft and build a civilization. To do this you need many players to work together. This is typically hard to do because not only do you need people to pay to download the game, but you also need a specific type of player who is interested in crafting. Perhaps One Hour One Life might fare a little better as a freemium title with IAPs, but I digress.
The real-time strategy game Iron Marines has been updated with a new frozen world filled with a new race of enemies for the Iron Marines to obliterate. The ice planet Borealis update includes 10 new challenging missions, an all-new boss fight, and 3 premium heroes. The new heroes include: