This week in iOS video games, we discovered that Sq. Enix is making a brand new Avatar recreation, we tried a cheeky new spin on Wordle, and Legally Blonde bought its personal videogame 20(!) years after the unique film dropped.
There’s additionally a brand new Jetpack Joyride recreation on Apple Arcade and a totally mad recreation a few cow that you simply’ve simply bought to take a look at.
Let’s get into it, lets?
Avatar: Generations — Do you have to get hyped?
Sq. Enix is making an Avatar recreation based mostly on the Nickelodeon sequence, however don’t anticipate a Last Fantasy-like epic RPG; this can be a complete completely different factor.
It’s referred to as Avatar: Generations, and it is being made by two studios: Sq. Enix London Cell and Navigator Video games, based mostly in Canada. Sq. Enix London Cell has but to truly launch a recreation worldwide, nevertheless it has a enjoyable Archero-inspired shooter referred to as Tomb Raider: Reloaded in delicate launch. And Navigator Video games is greatest identified for a strong RPG based mostly on Iron Maiden lore, of all issues.
Some enterprising folks within the delicate launch markets (Canada, Denmark, South Africa, and Sweden) have already posted gameplay footage, and to us, it seems to be like a fairly typical workforce battler with journey parts and story dialogue. So probably nice for followers, however hardly the epic that springs to thoughts once you learn the phrase “Sq. Enix is making an Avatar recreation.”
There’s extra element — and a few wild hypothesis — on this one in our Avatar: Generations hub.
Wordle meets City Dictionary
Since Wordle grew to become such an enormous factor, we’ve had all types of various riffs on the system. That is why it’s a bit stunning to find that ‘Wordle for swearing’ took this lengthy to reach.
Followers of artistic insults and obscure slang for bodily features ought to take a look at Lewdle (opens in new tab). It has the identical construction as Wordle, however the recreation’s dictionary is made up of phrases you wouldn’t dare say in entrance of your mom.
Ordinarily, you’re feeling pleasure and satisfaction once you get a Wordle proper. However when your first victory in Lewdle is with Shart, it’s a distinct feeling altogether. It’s instructional, on the very least — I now know what Glorp is and what Cussy means. (Please don’t Google these phrases at work, or actually at another time, to be sincere.)
Lastly! Legally Blonde: The Recreation is right here
Reese Witherspoon is nowhere to be seen on this enjoyable tackle the cult 20-year-old unique film however don’t let that put you off.
In Legally Blonde: The Recreation (opens in new tab), you create your character, then select completely different dialogue choices and full match-3 puzzles as you replicate your justice-serving hero, Elle Woods.
It’s fairly strong stuff from Australian studio PlaySide. There are situations the place dialogue decisions are locked behind an annoying paywall, however they’re not too offensive. Followers of the movie plus people searching for a little bit of camp ought to search this out, understanding enjoyable may do worse.
What else to play this week
The largest, greatest new recreation of the week is clearly Jetpack Joyride 2 (opens in new tab), the sequel to the basic unique, which is in some way over a decade outdated now.
Starring Barry Steakfries — one of many actually nice recreation character names — this has bought jetpack-powered enjoyable aplenty with all method of over-the-top explosions, collectibles, power-ups, and particular automobiles to leap into. On the finish of every stage, you will get upgrades, as you’d anticipate, however as a result of that is an Apple Arcade recreation, you gained’t should pay for something or sit by means of any adverts. Neat!
And a remaining phrase for bizarro platformer That’s A Cow (opens in new tab), which truly shares slightly little bit of DNA with Jetpack Joyride. Relatively than a man with a jetpack, you’re controlling a cow who can hearth milk out of her udders. Progress means directing the lactose liquid in any respect angles to propel our bovine hero over the end line whereas splurging your milk at gadgets and enemies for various results.
From how every little thing within the recreation is continually wobbling round to the unusual occasion soundtrack, it’s like Jetpack Joyride’s acid-tripping second cousin. And it’s nicely value trying out.
Till subsequent week!