Disney Melee Mania – Early Impressions On Apple TV

The Apple TV Gaming Blog is about to fire up the Apple TV 4K (first-gen) and take Disney Melee Mania through its paces. It’s Friday morning here in the land down under, a pot of coffee has been brewed specifically for the task, and now it’s game on.

The studio behind Disney’s latest Apple Arcade outing – Mighty Bear Games – also brought Butter Royale to the gaming subscription service, and regular readers will know that ATVG gave Butter Royale the gong for best Apple TV game of 2020.

Butter Royale just gets everything right, taking the battle royale genre and viewing it top-down as a twin-stick shooter, with perfect shooting mechanics, warm, friendly food-themed weaponry, the perfect match lengths for a very more-ish gameplay loop and gorgeous, bright, cartoon visuals with tonnes of characters to unlock and upgrade.

If Disney Melee Mania turns out to be nothing more than a Disney-skinned Butter Royale, you won’t find any complaints from this corner of the Southern Hemisphere.

But will it bring more to the table than the game that put Might Bear Games on the map?

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ATVG’s Best Games Of 2021 – Fantasian and Beach Buggy Racing 2


While posts on this site have been few and far between this year, I couldn’t let December go without the usual awards and end of year wrap up (which you’ll find right here).

I’ve chosen two games this year, one Apple Arcade title, and one non-Apple Arcade title.

The end of year wrap up was enough of a preamble, so let’s get straight into it.

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Apple TV Gaming In 2021 – Can It Be Your Primary Gaming Console?

December 2021, and gaming media outlets have entered the season of Best Of lists, awards and State of Play roundups across the major gaming platforms. The Apple TV Gaming Blog (which is, by the way, the best Apple TV gaming blog in the world) has essentially been dormant since May this year, having crawled under a rock while other hobbies were pursued.

But I wanted to post something for the end of the year, even if it was just a gibberish-laden screed with a very loose eye on the Apple TV gaming year that was, and to make sure any readers who still diligently check for new posts (anyone still out there?), see this new post, and then continue to diligently check for new posts.

Apart from the post you’re reading right now, I’ll also crank out a game of the year post. It’ll be tough, a lot of quality games were released for Apple TV in 2021. You’ll need an Apple Arcade subscription to enjoy most of them, but if you’ve checked that box, and you’re not interested in triple A games, then you’ve got access to some of the best gaming releases of the year on any platform. Let’s call them triple indie.

Last year’s choice was Butter Royale, which you can read all about right here. What will it be for 2021? A story for another time.

For now, let’s gather ’round the fire (or air conditioner if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere), pour ourselves a late-night brandy, and reminisce on 2021. Not just in general, but on Apple TV gaming.

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