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Double Dragon Trilogy heading to iOS and Android


DotEmu will be releasing Double Dragon Trilogy onto the App Store and Google Play Store before the end of the year. It’s exactly what it says on the tin – an app encompassing mobile ports of the arcade versions of Double Dragon, Double Dragon II: The Revenge and Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone.

Of course, a couple of enhancements have been made in the process, such as selectable difficulty levels – including one that’s a little more mobile friendly, achievements and leaderboards, a remastered soundtrack (as well as the original) and support for most iOS and Android game pads.

Personally, I still think the NES version of Double Dragon II is the best in the series.

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Namco revives Bravoman on iOS and Android


A handful of you might remember a game called Bravoman in the arcades and on the PC Engine. It was a bit of a parody of Japanese superhero shows and video games, featuring the titular character who had stretchy limbs.

Now 25 years later, Namco has revived the Hero of Unequaled Excellence in a new game – Bravoman: Binja Bash! for iOS and Android. It’s an endless runner with some action and shooting components with a look styled after the Shiftylook comic series. It’s available free of charge.

The game is jam-packed with obscure gaming references, which will likely fly over the heads of most of us not familiar with some of Namco’s more obscure games.

Via Siliconera

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Transport Tycoon remake coming to iOS/Android later this year


Transport Tycoon, one of the all-time classic management sims for the PC, will be headed to iOS and Android devices soon, according to a teaser trailer released today.

The PC version of Chris Sawyer’s legendary game has you building up your own transport company from something as small as a modest local bus route to a massive shipping concern. Whether the new version of the game will be cast in this mould or be updated into today’s preferred management simulation formula of microtransactions and social media hassling remains to be seen.

Expect to hear more soon.

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It’s time to make some crazy money on your Android with a port of Crazy Taxi


Sega has been dragging its heels a bit on getting Crazy Taxi out for the Android, but you can grab it now from the Google Play store for $AU5.44.

There is at least one valid reason for this delay – Sega has added much needed controller support to this version, so you don’t have to wrestle ghastly touchscreen controls.

This version also features the original soundtrack from Bad Religion and The Offspring that has been missing from other recent ports.

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Sonic ‘Anniversary Sale’ on iOS and Android

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It seems to be a week of Sonic specials! You can nab a bunch of Sonic (and some other Sega titles) on Xbox Live live on the cheap at the moment, and now you can get you fill of cheap Sonic games on iOS and Android too.

Various Sonic games are AU$0.99 on the App Store and AU$1.08 on the Google Play Store – titles include Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, Sonic Spinball, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, Sonic the Hedghog 4: Episode II, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, and more. It even looks like some other Sega titles are available for cheap too, but they might always be that price.

So, why all the Sonic specials? Sonic is 22 on June 23. Thanks Sonic, now I feel old.

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Commander Keen is now dreaming on your Android device

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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams, the oddball instalment of the Commander Keen series, is now available for Android devices.

Taking place between Commander Keen III and IV, Keen Dreams has you fighting against vegetables to save the land of Tuberia…all of which takes place in while the Commander is asleep. Unfortunately for Keen, in his dreams he doesn’t have his trusty blaster – no, he has to turn everything into flowers instead.

Commander Keen: Keen Dreams will set you back $AU1.05 on the Google Play store.

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Final Fantasy IV now available on Android

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Square Enix’s enhanced port of Final Fantasy IV is now available on Android.

This version of the classic turn-based RPG, which was released on iOS devices last year, is based on the Nintendo DS remake and features enhanced graphics, touch controls, voiced characters, selectable difficulty levels and more.

Final Fantasy IV is priced at $16.99 on the Google Play Store, and requires Android 2.3.3 or later.

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Taxman and Stealth behind Sonic the Hedgehog mobile remaster


Sega announced at GDC that a remastered version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog would be making its way to Android and iOS devices. This new version of the game will replace the one that is currently available.

Previous Sonic the Hedgehog releases earned the ire of fans for being done as fast and as cheap as possible, so in order to prevent fan backlash, Sega has enlisted the help of Taxman, creator of the Retro Engine used in many Sonic fan games and the recent re-release of Sonic the Hedgehog CD, and Stealth, creator of the popular Sonic fan game Sonic Mega Mix.

Changes in the new release include widescreen support, a remapped HUD and touch screen controls.

The remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog will hit in April for $US2.99. Those who previously purchased Sonic the Hedgehog on these devices will be upgraded to the new version free of charge.

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Metal Slug 2 now available on iOS, Android

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SNK Playmore has just released Metal Slug 2 on iOS and Android devices. The latest release of the Neo Geo classic includes a few extra features like control customisation, local multiplayer and the ability to replay individual levels you’ve already completed.

It’s $AU5.29, and you’ll need an iPhone 3GS (or iPod Touch 3rd Gen) with iOS version 4.3 or better, or Android 2.3 or better.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th anniversary celebrations – iOS/Android port, sale and more

To commemorate Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’s 10th anniversary, Rockstar will soon be re-releasing the game for select iOS and Android devices. The Anniversary Edition of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will feature improved graphics, a touch interface and other such enhancements.

Further celebrations for the occasion include the release of previously unseen artwork and new anniversary trailer showcasing iconic moments and music from the game, a limited run of collectable items purchasable through Rockstar Warehouse, and online giveaways.

If you are quick, you can also snap up Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on iOS and Android for 99 cents.

Note: Grand Theft Auto 3: Australian Edition for iOS is still priced at $5.49.