TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Juicy Realm’


The thought behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that each Friday afternoon we submit the one sport that got here out this week that we predict is price giving a particular nod to. Now, earlier than anybody goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t essentially imply our Sport of the Week choose is the very best scoring sport in a assessment, the sport with the most effective graphics, or actually some other quantifiable “greatest” factor. As an alternative, it’s extra simply us choosing out the only sport out of the week’s releases that we predict is probably the most noteworthy, shocking, fascinating, or actually some other onerous to explain high quality that makes it price having in the event you had been simply going to select up one.

These picks may be controversial, and that’s OK. If you happen to disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s attempt to use the feedback of those articles to have conversations about what sport is your sport of the week and why.

With out additional ado…


Juicy Realm

For my cash there’s nothing fairly like an ideal dual-stick shooter on cell. Because the inception of gaming on touchscreen smartphone gadgets, dual-stick shooters have been one of many genres which have fared the most effective by not having any bodily buttons for enter. And since classics like iDracula and Minigore discovered large success within the early days of cell gaming, numerous others have adopted of their footsteps. Sure, there was NO lack of dual-stick shooters on cell, however even with the numerous MANY ones that I’ve performed over time I nonetheless get excited when a very good one comes alongside. And Juicy Realm is a very good one.

This can be a port so likelihood is chances are you’ll already be accustomed to Juicy Realm by the use of desktop or console. If not, this can be a sport the place fruits have sprouted legs and arms and change into sentient beings. Humanity desires to resolve why the heck that is taking place, so that they ship a ragtag crew of troopers into the depths of the place these fruitations have begun. That’s actually all of the setup you want to have the ability to have a crew of extraordinarily cool and distinctive playable characters going through off in opposition to wacky and colourful enemies.

Juicy Realm is a “looter shooter” so there’s an emphasis on unlocking and equipping all kinds of cool weapons and equipment. It’s additionally a roguelite sport, so ranges and enemies are randomized every time you play, however there’s a wholesome quantity of everlasting development that acts just like the carrots on the stick to maintain you enjoying only one extra sport. That features the aforementioned unlockable arsenal of weapons, unlockable characters, upgrades, perks, further modes, issue ranges, and tons extra.

Positive, there are a ton of dual-stick shooters on cell, however the majority of them are sometimes extra easy affairs. Console and PC players have many extra choices for a dual-stick shooter with the kind of depth and replay worth of Juicy Realm, however cell players don’t have as many choices for that exact model of sport. Juicy Realm suits the invoice extremely effectively, and is a straightforward advice for anybody who needs video games like Enter the Gungeon or Nuclear Throne had been on cell. That the cell model is at the moment at a launch low cost value of simply $1.99 feels borderline prison, as does its eventual common value of simply $2.99.