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Five More Games Join Apple Arcade

Gaming article by Samuel Guglielmo on October 12, 2019 at 1:15 AM
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There's Just Too Many Games

There are simply too many games. Another five games have joined the Apple Arcade service, giving players even more choices on what they may want to play. Huzzah!

The first game is ShockRods, a competitive multiplayer vehicle combat game. Two teams of 6 will enter an arena and drive around, picking up weapons and shooting other drivers. In addition to this, there are several goofy modes. One, not too much unlike classic Rocket League, has you knocking a soccer ball into goals, while another requires players to pick up and hold onto items while avoiding being rammed. If this sounds fun, ShockRods will also be available on PC on the 16th.

 

Next up is Stela, a 2.5d platformer that reminds me quite a bit of Limbo or Inside. Featuring a woman traversing through a weird world full of threats and monsters, Stela looks as dangerous as it is beautiful. You're going to be using manhole covers to block arrows and hanging from meathooks so you're not seen. If this sounds like the kind of game you'd enjoy, it will also be available on PC and Xbox One soon.

The third new game this week is music action game Mind Symphony. The game combines SHMUP and rhythm game elements, with you playing as a little spaceship that shoots bullets along with the beat. Additionally, there are segments where you fly forward, and you need to get your spaceship to certain places on the screen in time with the beat as well. It should be a fun jam for fans of rhythm games. Mind Symphony is exclusive to the Apple Arcade.

 

Fourth up is INMOST, a spooky pixelated horror game published by Chucklefish. Similar to Stela, this is a platformer that brings some solid Halloween scares. Presented in a style heavy on blues and greens, the game follows a knight who fights darkness, a man who lives in a treetop village, and a young girl in the modern-day who seems to live all by herself. It sure looks like an interesting story. If you don't have an Apple device, INMOST will also be coming to PC and Nintendo Switch this year.

The final game is Decoherence, a top-down strategy/twin-stick shooter hybrid. First, you go through a planning phase, where you need to place units and buildings around your side of the map, then make quick strategies on what you want them to do. Then you move into the action phase, where you play your hero in a twin-stick shooter while the units carry out their orders. Decoherence is another Apple Arcade exclusive.

 

If any of these games sound fun to you, Apple Arcade is available on iOS devices for $4.99 a month.

How do you feel about this batch of games? Interested in any of them? Jealous of them nice iPhones? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

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Samuel Guglielmo

Associate Review Editor

I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.