A brand-new multiplayer mode just entered beta testing for hit racing simulator Grid Autosport on iOS. You can try it out if you own a recent iPhone or iPad running iOS 12.1 or later.
Don’t get too excited about multiplayer, however. Publisher Feral Interactive notes that this test is to “explore the feasibility of online multiplayer for racing games.” It won’t be a permanent fixture.
The original Monument Valley was a huge hit in 2014, and its 2017 sequel carried on the legacy. ustwo Games has now made the iOS and Android versions of Monument Valley 2 free for a short time, a move the developers call a virtual hug.
Emerging from the dark and noisy arcades of the 1980s is a updated version of a classic. Atari’s Missile Command: Recharged for iPhone and iPad is nearly identical to the original with only a few tweaks for a new generation.
And to double down on the nostalgia, an augmented reality mode projects your gameplay onto a virtual arcade cabinet.
Both Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey are free for a week to benefit anyone quarantined by the COVID-19 epidemic. The developer, Snowman, made the move to “bring a little calm into your homes during these difficult times.”
These endless runner snowboarding games are beautifully designed. Alto’s Odyssey even won an Apple Design Award.
Combine a role-playing game with a pinball machine and you have Roundguard, a new game added Friday to Apple Arcade. It’s a bit like Rogue, but with lots more bouncing. And a silly sense of humor, too.
Call of Duty: Mobile is losing its popular Zombies mode this month because it doesn’t meet the “level of quality” Activision expects.
It’s unclear whether Zombies, which was added last November, will return at a later date. The game’s developers are currently focused on more important aspects of Call of Duty: Mobile, like Multiplayer, Battle Royale, and Ranked Mode.
An updated version of the arcade classic Missile Command is headed for phones and tablets.. Kids of the 1980s grew up defending cities from incoming nuclear missiles, and soon they’ll be able to relive the action in a new release from Atari.
For real nostalgia, an augmented reality mode will project your gameplay to a virtual arcade cabinet.