Out Now: Slim Miracle Edition04 Aug 2017 2
It's a slow week for gaming fans as we try and calibrate to give you a more focused new releases article — though there are a couple new toys to take a look at. One is almost certainly a game-of-the-year contender.
Yes, it's finally here! Miracle Merchant is out and is instantly one of the best solitaire card games on either app store. The game already looked and played great in the beta and TinyTouchTales has really outdone themselves with this gem. This isn't much of a surprise given how good their earlier works Card Crawl and Card Thief are.
Miracle Merchant is quick, intuitive, challenging, and fun and the artwork is beautiful. This year has been full of great card and board games, but I think it'll be tough to top Miracle Merchant. If you like one-player digital card games you owe it to yourself to check this one out.
The Rise of the Goblins campaign for Pathfinder Adventures released this week, adding a bunch of new content to an already packed game:
- 5 new scenarios
- 11 special goblin alts for all 11 original characters
- 2 new goblin characters, Poog and Ranzak
- 1 new goblin die set
- 40 new cards
- 2 new locations
- 4 new location backgrounds
The alts all have cool new powers and starting cards and the artwork looks great. All of this can be yours for the low, low price of 1500 gold at a Pathfinder store near you, and you can check out more about it on Obsidian's blog.
Egglia: Legend of the Redcap has hit the App Store globally. It's a turn-based RPG where you play as a young elf named Chabo who must explore Egglia, gather resources to build his village, battle enemies in dice-based combat, and make friends with various spirit companions. I wasn't able to play Egglia, so unfortunately no impressions today but Joe may queue up a review.
Addendeum: A little note from me (ED), we missed a more serious strategy/war game recently in the form of Tank Battles: Pacific, form HexWar Games. It's available on iOS Universal for $1.99 & Android for free (free missions, with IAPs to purchase further scenarios & campaigns). We've yet to get code for this one, but you can read coverage of past entries in HexWar's Tank Battle series here and on our sister website, The Wargamer.
That's it for this week's new releases update. Seen anything we've missed? Played any of the above? Let us know in the comments!