Category: Mobile Archives | Broken Joysticks

Nov
09

Microtransactions Outpacing Game Sales Sets a Worrying Precedent

You might have already heard the news yesterday: Ubisoft mentioned on their Investor’s Call that “Player Recurring Investments” (read: microtransactions) have outpaced the sale of full price and discounted digital copies of their games for the first time ever. In terms […]

Nov
08

Final Fantasy Dimensions II releases on mobile today

The latest mobile Final Fantasy adventure has arrived in Final Fantasy Dimensions II. A new adventure that transcends time and space… The hero Morrow and heroine Aemo travel through the present, past, and future and gain allies along the way […]

Oct
24

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Coming to Mobile Devices in Late November

One of Nintendo’s most enduring franchises, Animal Crossing is coming to mobile devices for the first time in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The new smart device game allows players to decorate and expand their camper home, and learn more about the community they […]

Oct
24

Pokemon Go Has Been Dropping Less Items For Some Players For A While Now

Walking through downtown Calgary tonight I decided to login to  Pokemon Go for the first time in several months and catch some spooky monsters from the Halloween event. My usual walking route contains approximately 20 or so PokeStops including a few Gyms, so when walking it forward […]

Oct
23

Animal Crossing Direct coming Tuesday

Nintendo announced this morning that there will be a special Nintendo Direct planned for tomorrow. The Direct will be focused solely on the Animal Crossing mobile app. A mobile app based in the Nintendo franchise was announced long ago with […]

Sep
05

Final Fantasy Mobius X Final Fantasy XIII Cross Over Event Announced

Square Enix is bringing the world of Gran Pulse to their collectible card game Final Fantasy Mobius with a brand new cross over event.  Packed with cameos from Lightning, Snow, and Hope from XIII as job cards and entirely new […]

Sep
01

Tekken Mobile | Review

Bandai Namco isn’t exactly known for adapting the Tekken franchise for mobile devices. Over the past decade or so there have been two serious efforts: Tekken 6 on the PSP in 2006 and Tekken 3D on the Nintendo 3DS in […]

Aug
31

Capcom announces Puzzle Fighter for mobile

Capcom has announced the sequel to one of the most popular mobile puzzle games of all time with the all new Puzzle Fighter. Developed by Capcom Vancouver from the ground up, the classic arcade puzzle game gets modernized with a […]

Aug
07

Fire Emblem Heroes gets new features in 1.6.0 update

Fire Emblem Heroes has been updated to version 1.6.0 today and the update comes with some changes, improvements, and additions to Nintendo’s mobile game. Here’s an update from the Fire Emblem Heroes development team about the new additions for ver. […]

Jul
13

Virtua Tennis Is The Next Dreamcast Game To Be Added to SEGA Forever

SEGA proves that it’s still thinking when it comes to adding Dreamcast games to their new SEGA Forever service with their latest announcement. Okay, Okay – silly references to long dead advertising slogans aside – players on Android and iOS […]

Jul
11

A 5 Year Old Freemium Sims Game Is My Mobile Guilty Pleasure

The Sims has been a staple for simulation fans for the better part of two decades now, the original (released in 2000) is almost old enough to drink in the United States.  While I’ve been a fan since the first […]

Jul
06

The Next ‘Tales of’ Title Will Be An F2P iOS Game

Tales of the Rays, the next entry in the storied action RPG franchise will launch on iOS devices & Google Android later this summer Bandai Namco announced today. Like last year’s Tales of Link, Rays will be a free to […]

Jul
06

Full details for Splatoon 2 from Nintendo Direct

This morning Nintendo held their most recent Nintendo Direct with the focus squarely set on their freshest game yet, Splatoon 2. The game is of course the sequel to Splatoon which was a refreshing game when it launched for the […]

Jul
05

Fire Emblem Heroes adds two new modes in latest update

Nintendo’s mobile title Fire Emblem Heroes has been updated to version 1.5.0 which adds two new modes added to Story Maps. The first mode is called Chain Challenge, which follows similar rules to Tempest Trials. You’ll need to complete multiple […]

Jun
21

SEGA Forever Brings 5 Classic Titles To Mobile For Free

SEGA has announced the rumored SEGA Forever, a mobile-centric collection of classic titles spanning over 20 years of releases and three console generations.  With 5 SEGA exclusive Genesis titles available at launch – Sonic The Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Phantasy Star […]