GameClub brings the popular RPG Aralon back from the dead and with new graphics
What you need to know
- Avalon was a popular RPG back in the day.
- The game fell into disrepair, but it's back.
- GameClub has brought it back with hot new graphics.
Aralon is an RPG that we were playing years and years ago. Originally brought to iOS by developer Galoobeth Games, it eventually found a new home at Crescent Moon. But as was the case with so many premium mobile games, it struggled to make money. Eventually, it stopped being updated. But now it's back, bigger and better than ever.
Available via GameClub, Aralon has had more than a lick of paint. It's been completely revamped and you won't recognize it when you remember the original title. The term "night and day" doesn't really do it justice.
Let's prove my point.
The screenshot below shows how an area with a waterfall originally appeared in the game. It looks fine, certainly for an old iOS game. But it definitely wouldn't cut it in 2020, right?
Now look back at the image at the top of this post. Yep, they're the same location. Amazing, I'm sure you'll agree.
You can take Aralon for a spin by downloading it from the App Store (opens in new tab) now. You'll need a GameClub subscription, but you already have that don't you?
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.