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Proving that Final Fantasy isn’t the only franchise they’re willing to bleed dry for nostalgic gamers in the mobile space, Square Enix has released “Tomb Raider I” into the Apple App Store.
Wonky cameras, shoddy jumping, and square boobs can all be yours for ninety-nine cents. That’s a surprisingly small price to pay for a trip down memory lane, isn’t it?
While Tomb Raider didn’t necessarily require a lot of precision, having been released on the original Playstation back in 1996 before the advent of the Dual Shock, touch controls are touch controls. That control overlay in the screen above is the kind of thing I see in my nerdiest nightmares. So, enter at your own peril, adventurers.
No word on what version of Tomb Raider is featured, but you’ve got to imagine it’s the original with the Tomb Raider Gold levels to be released as DLC some time down the road. This is Square Enix we’re talking about here.
With over 7 million sales of the original game, tons of people are about to donate a dollar towards nostalgia before remembering just how far 3D platform adventure games have come in the past 17 years. To them, I say, “Kudos!”
App Store Link – [Tomb Raider I]
Electronic Arts and Firemonkeys are about to make a lot of racing fans either really happy or really sad with its next update.
In addition to the two new cars, the Lamborghini Veneno and McLaren P1, the game is finally getting the much sought after real-time multiplayer in addition to the standard asynchronous time-shifted events.
The catch? Real-Time Multiplayer uses GameCenter and, thus, is available only to iOS players. And, thus, the great divide widens as if millions of Android users cried out in anger and were suddenly ignored. You may as well get your popcorn ready, because the “statistically, more people use Android” outrageous butthurt festival is about to begin over on their Google Play page.
Marvel: Puzzle Quest is the latest surprisingly-enjoyable game based upon the Marvel franchise. If you love the RPG mechanics of D3 Publisher’s Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords but think it would be cooler with comic book heroes, then this could well be the game for you. It certainly tickles my nerdy fancy.
However, while there’s a lot of fun to be had for free, it’s easy to feel like you’re hitting a pay wall early on. Here’s a few guidelines to follow to maximize your enjoyment in the free-to-play world.
If you’ve been holding off on purchasing Final Fantasy IV on iOS because $15.99 seems ridiculous for a remake of a remake, then maybe you should ask yourself how you feel about $7.99.
Final Fantasy IV also comes with four new translations in Korean, Russian, Portuguese, and Thai. We doubt that affects most of our readers, but it’s as good an excuse to lower the price as any.
If you’ve been waiting because this is the seventh time you’ve bought the game, then maybe you should just wait for the Final Fantasy VI remake instead.
Final Fantasy IV [App Store Link]