Crazy Taxi the game has been around for some time. It made its debut in 1999 as an arcade game. It began appearing on consoles, starting first, on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. After that, due to its popularity, it was ported to PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo Gamecube. The ports didn’t stop there; they kept going. Eventually the game would appear on PC and Xbox. Most recently, the game made its way to mobile devices, both IOS and Android. Sega has retooled the game completely, bringing Crazy Taxi: City Rush to a whole new generation of gamers. Those nostalgic gamers who fell in love with the original game might find the new direction a little constricting. You won’t have to wait long to try it out because it will be arriving in the Play Store very soon.
Midnight Castle is getting an Android release on August 22. A port of the popular PC and iOS hidden object game, Big Fish Games claims it is the best selling of their hidden object games, Midnight Castle is a free-to-play game though, so the term selling may be used loosely.
While already on iOS devices, Square Enix is gearing up to release their retro RPG Secret of Mana onto Android sometime this Fall. This will be the second in that particular franchise to be announced, with the other game being Rise of Mana.
DotEmu is a publisher that specializes in re-releasing older PC games for modern play. They have a decent sized offering on Google Play that include the Metal Slug series, and Another World. They have put two of their offerings on sale in conjunction with Google's Summer Sale for Play. The games that they're discounting are R-Type II and the Double Dragon Trilogy.
Namco Bandai, known best for the Pac-Man franchise, has announced two more upcoming entries to their line of Pac-Man games. Pac-Man Friends and Pac-Man CEDX. Both were announced at San Diego Comic Con and are slated to release in the fall.
Guardians of the Galaxy The Ultimate Weapon is a game released by Marvel in conjunction with the movie that is currently in theaters. It's an action RPG that contains 25 characters that can be upgraded, over 60 levels, Googlel Play Games tie in, and real time combat that relies on simple gestures.
Another skateboarding game has arrived in the month of July for all of you skateboarding fans. Epic Skater brought to us from developer Your Daily Fill via publisher Kongregate, arrived in the Play Store today. Recently, the Android community was treated to Transworld Endless Skater from Supervillian Studios. Whereas Transworld Endless Skater’s learning curve was a little steep, but still fun, Epic Skater will have you pulling off tricks in no time at all.
Rubicon Development, the maker of Great Little War Game, Great Little War Game 2, and Great Big War Game (and other unrelated games) has announced that they'e are currently developing another release for the Great ___ War Game franchise called Ultimate War Game. This game is intended to be a sequel to Great Big War Game, for those scoring at home.
Noodlecake is a developer studio that specializes in games of many types. Among others types, they publish pixelated, retro-style platformers like Random Heroes and League of Evil. Today, they have released another game in that genre called Devious Dungeon, for $1.99.
The number of really good titles continues to increase in the Play Store. The latest to arrive is a 2D Point and Click adventure title from developer Studio Fizbin out of Germany, entitled The Inner World. Headup Games their publisher let us know that the award winning game is now available for Android. It was released earlier this year on IOS. It is also available for PC and Mac. The game won the Game of the Year award at the German Computer Games Award 2014 and The Best Family Game award at the German’s Developers Association in 2013. The game environment is extremely colorful and completely hand drawn, with heavy doses of humor and good puzzles to solve.
Foursaken Media surprised us today with a nice little email to let us know about their latest project in development, Phantom Rift. Foursaken Media already has excellent titles in the Google Play Store. We recently reviewed Heroes and Castles and Bug Heroes 2 arrived in the Play Store shortly thereafter. The team of four brothers has a penchant for creating uncommon game worlds that are fascinating and fun to play.