HeroCraft has released Gibbets 2, the sequel to the arcade puzzler that started as a Flash game. Draw back your bow and aim correctly to release the innocent guy hanging by the neck. It’s not good enough to just aim properly, one must learn to use all of the bonuses, pick-ups, warps, and teleports available. But if you don’t shoot fast enough, the innocent victim will be hanged. Pick up the full version or try out the lite version first. Gibbets 2 is on sale for 50% off for a short time for $0.99.
The iOS game Captain Badass boasts of being the first vertical shooter with stop-motion animation. Well, the images from the trailer certainly were fun to watch, but the gameplay didn’t look any different then countless other vertical shooters released in years past. Battle enemy forces, collect cash, upgrade, repeat. The soundtrack is a custom job and available separately as well. I suspect the game is there to promote the music. You can download the game for $1.99.
A guy named Brian Kokernak must really like his Nintendo history. He traveled back over thirty years to find a game to develop a remake of. Fire Escapes is a remake of the Nintendo Game & Watch game Fire. Don’t worry if that doesn’t ring a bell…I had to look it up too. The basic gameplay mechanic is the same…two guys hold a trampoline and try to bounce people jumping out of a burning building to safety. In this case, though, the people are babies, the two
guys people are firemen firefighters (one’s male, one’s female), and the safety is the waiting arms of mom. The graphics are drastically improved over the original (we’re talking retro pixel here), tap or tilt to control, original music and Game Center scoring. Download this universal iOS game for $0.99.
UPDATE: Actually, the name of the game is Fire Escapes (with an “s”) and the firefighters have different genders (not that you can actually tell that in the game, but…). My bad.