Despicable Me: Minion Rush was just updated to version 1.6 and brings with it an all new Downtown area that lets you explore all your favorite places from the movie. You can also check out the new secret lair called the Bank of Evil and dress your minions in brand new costumes!
For those not familiar with Minion Rush, it’s an endless runner game where you star as one of Gru’s many minions. You help defeat villains by dodging, jumping, and blasting your Freeze Ray.
If you happen to check out the update, let me know in the comments what you think of it! And more importantly, what’s your highest score?
Ubisoft has updated its iOS high seas adventure game, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, with some major additions. This refresh brings new maps, as well as one new campaign mission and three new secondary missions among other features.
There are also new ships that are available for the all-new Survival Missions. According to the Ubisoft release, each game map will feature its very own Survival Mission in which players can fish and hunt for food. And as an added plus, there are also historical ships to battle against.
The update is free to current owners of Assassin’s Creed Pirates, which is available on the App Store for $4.99.
Here’s the thing: It’s not like the player can select five swords and wail on their opponent. A sword will only do damage equal to the amount of skulls the player selects alongside the weapon. So a selection that includes one sword and four skulls can do a whopping four hit points of damage to the opponent – but only if the roulette lands on the sword. If it lands on a skull, it’s the player that gets hurt.
Faif carries an undeniable “one more time” quality that drives players to beat their winning streaks. There are even “boss battles” that demand gutsy moves for swift victory, like the aforementioned “one sword four skulls” gambit. That said, it would be nice to go up against some live opponents. Faif‘s roster consists only of baddies driven by AI – some of whom have very high hit points and play defensively, causing matches to drag on for way too long.
Faif is still worth sinking some time into, particularly for fans of match-three games. Put away the candy and bring out the swords.
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If you’ve ever wanted a case for your iPhone 5 or 5s that works sort of like Apple’s own Smart Cover for the iPad, take a look at RevJams’ FlipBack case. The design will be immediately familiar to anyone who’s handled a Smart Cover, and it provides similar functionality.
The FlipBack comprises a hard shell polycarbonate case that your iPhone snaps into, to provide edge protection and to securely hold the iPhone in place, along with a front cover to protect the screen from getting scratched. But that front cover is more than just protection.
The FlipBack cover has two lengthwise scores in it, much like the Smart Cover, which serve the same purpose: You fold the cover into a wedge shape (which magnetically locks in place as you fold it around the back of the iPhone), which serves as a stand. This way you can keep your iPhone propped up on a table. Great for watching a movie while commuting, for example, or just keeping within arm’s reach on a desktop.
The inside cover is lined with a soft material that polishes the screen a bit to get nasty fingerprints off your iPhone’s glass. But when you’re on the phone, you can use the cover while it’s in place — there’s a cutout for the earpiece. RevJams says this is to prevent the iPhone’s screen from accidentally lighting up while you’re on a call. The iPhone has a built-in proximity sensor that should keep that from happening, but I admit it’s happened to me, so I understand the value of it.
The back has a cutout for the iPhone’s camera and flash, along with a cutout over the Apple logo, just to make sure everyone knows it’s an iPhone you’re using.
RevJams warns that it takes a couple of weeks to properly break in the case, meaning the front part of the case — it’ll be very stiff when you first try to fold it into a wedge, but don’t get discouraged. Eventually it loosens up.
While I went with boring black, RevJams makes them in a variety of colors to match your sensibility.
iPhone cases with built-in stands often introduce some weight or bulk that makes them a bit cumbersome. RevJams’ FlipBack case avoids that by adapting a design we’re already familiar with, providing some additional benefits in the process. If you’re looking for a stand case for your iPhone, check it out.
Warner Bros. has announced the addition of a new character to the iOS port of its 3v3 card/fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.
The new character is Darkseid, and he’s exclusive to the mobile version of the game. To mark Darkseid’s arrival, a special challenge is scheduled from March 6th through March 24th: players will have an opportunity to compete in time-sensitive battles that award an exclusive card piece if completed.
Injustice: Gods Among Us, as noted, is a card-based fighting-style game that pits familiar DC Comics superheroes and villains against each other. Our review last year was generally positive; the app is free to play on the App Store.