The Factor Apple Arcade Guide, Part 30 – Apple, Apple Arcade – Article

Oh a Factor AA guide! It’s alive! It’s been (a very) long time since you’ve heard from us, but during that time, Apple didn’t wait for the bugger and continued to provide its catalog of games (well it’s true that it’s is more and more “App Store Greats”, so not necessarily very fresh titles, but at least in terms of volume it’s tough). Besides, on the stats side, there are 254 games available, 1 to come and 113 tried in your guide. For this 30th game, it will be runners with Tiny Wings+ and Badland+, basketball with the two NBA 2K Arcade Editions (21 and 22) and fighting games with Punch Planet. I had planned to also test UR:The Court, but the guys at Bit Fry decided to remove their game from Apple’s subscription (as well as UR:The Rink, already presented here). Let’s hope this remains an exception and does not become a fad among others.

Tiny Wings+


What is that?

An endless runner
It’s developed by one man, Andreas Illiger
Category: App Store Greats
Apple Arcade exclusive

How do we play it?

Controls are touch-only
Landscape orientation imposed
Compatible only iOS – Any device is suitable
(Version 1.0.3, launched on iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPad Pro 11″ M1 (3rd Gen))

And what gives?

It’s good

Badland+


What is that?

A platform-runner game
It’s developed by Frogmind Games having created a few other mobile games after Badland
Category: App Store Greats
Apple Arcade exclusive

How do we play it?

Controls are designed for touch, but gamepads are supported
Landscape orientation imposed
Compatible only iOS – Any device is suitable
(Version 1.0.3, launched on iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPad Pro 11″ M1 (3rd Gen))

And what gives?

It’s good

NBA 2K21/2K22 Arcade Edition


What is that?

A basketball game
It’s developed by 2K, as for the PC and console versions
Category: Arcade Originals
Apple Arcade exclusive

How do we play it?

The controls are designed for the pad
Landscape orientation imposed
Prefer large screens
(Version 1.20/1.5.0, released on iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPad Pro 11″ M1 (3rd Gen), and Mac OS Monterey (MacMini 2018), with and without Xbox Series Pad)

And what gives?

It’s good

Punch Planet


What is that?

A game of VS Fighting!
It is developed by Sector-K Games
Category: Arcade Originals
Also available on Steam (Early Access)

How do we play it?

The controls are designed for the pad
Landscape orientation imposed
Prefer large screens
(Version 1.6.0, launched on iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPad Pro 11″ M1 (3rd Gen), and Mac OS Monterey (MacMini 2018), with and without Xbox One pad)

And what gives?

Not bad

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