Fresh iPhone Apps for Apr. 12: Infinity Blade 2: ClashMob, Max Payne Mobile, Burnout CRASH!, SpellTower update

Apr 12, 2012
Games

A major update to Infinity Blade 2 hit the iTunes App Store last night. ClashMob adds an innovative co-operative multiplayer mode to the popular hack-and-slash game that’s sure to keep the title fresh. A couple of big games also emerged today. Classic third-person action game Max Payne arrives for iOS devices in the shape of […]

A major update to Infinity Blade 2 hit the iTunes App Store last night. ClashMob adds an innovative co-operative multiplayer mode to the popular hack-and-slash game that’s sure to keep the title fresh. A couple of big games also emerged today. Classic third-person action game Max Payne arrives for iOS devices in the shape of Max Payne Mobile, and recreates the original very faithfully. Also, Criterion’s Burnout CRASH! landed in the App Store, offering plenty of destructive automotive goodness for racing fans. Finally, there’s an update to popular word game SpellTower which adds Bluetooth multiplayer and much more.

Infinity Blade II: ClashMob ($4.99) iPhone, iPad

The popular slash-and-hack action game, which improved upon its predecessor significantly on its release late last year, has just received an intriguing new update. Despite its stunning graphical prowess and dynamic 3-D world, the Infinity Blade games have been pretty much solo affairs. All that changed today with the release of ClashMob.

This innovative update allows players to team up with gamers online and work together asynchronously to defeat bosses, complete challenges, and earn new rewards. It also lets players connect with others, share messages, and even create their own “Mobs” with friends on Facebook. In addition, look for new bosses, environments, weapons, and extra in-game items. For a limited time, Infinity Blade II is available for the discounted price of $4.99

Max Payne Mobile ($2.99) iPhone, iPad

New from Rockstar Games comes the revival of classic third-person action PC game, Max Payne. This cinematic shooter was a huge hit back in the day, and it was one of the first games to introduce the concept of Bullet Time® (yep, it’s a registered trademark), slowing down the action so Max can avoid gunfire while getting his shots in. It’s a feature that’s been used and abused in many games ever since.

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May Payne has transferred well to the small screen. In this story-driven title, you play as Max himself, a fugitive cop framed for murder. Not only must he clear his name, he also needs to discover the truth about his slain family. Fans of the game should be aware that the app requires a hefty 1.11GB download, but Retina-optimized graphics await, plus plenty of battling action that remains faithful to the original.

Burnout CRASH! ($4.99) iPhone, iPad

Another big release from EA Mobile and Criterion brings the action-packed road-racing destruction of the Burnout series to your iPhone or iPad. Already popular on Xbox LIVE and PS3, this top-down spin-off takes the popular “Crash Junction” mode of the original Burnout games and adds a whole heap of enhancements.

With an emphasis firmly on explosive destruction, you view the action from overhead and must cause as much carnage as possible by guiding your just-crashed car into traffic, bridges, buildings and so on. Though there are three action-packed game modes to enjoy, Burnout! CRASH lacks a multiplayer mode, but it still offers a lot of fun for five bucks.

SpellTower update ($0.99) iPhone, iPad

SpellTower, by independent developer Zach Gage, received high acclaim on its initial release for iPad. It’s a word game that takes familiar elements of Scrabble, Boggle and other word-finding games, and wraps them all up in a simple yet stylish presentation. Within a few months, the app became universal so all iOS users could enjoy it, and now it’s just received another significant update.

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This time round, the version 3.0 update adds a new mode. Joining the original Puzzle, Puzzle Extreme, Tower and Rush Mode is Debate Mode, “an all-out rush-style battle versus another iDevice over Bluetooth.” This multiplayer element will certainly keep the game fresh for fans, and further enhancements in the new update include Retina iPad support, night colors (for playing in the dark), sound volume adjustments, less battery consumption, and various bug fixes.

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Marty Gabel

Marty is the former Associate Editor for Appolicious and AndroidApps.com. He lives with his wife and infant daughter in Chicago, via London, England, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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