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The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - February 1st

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 3 weeks ago
The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - February 1st

It’s Wednesday. At least, I think it’s Wednesday. I’ve sort of lost track of time. I’m going to say it’s Wednesday, and you can all just agree with me because I’m super cool and get to write all the words. Anyway, with it probably being Wednesday it’s time for us to round up the five best games that are on sale on the App Store right now. It’s not what you might call a vintage week for games being on sale, but there are a few here that you should definitely consider picking up if you haven’t already splashed some of your cash on them. Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition While a new version of the game might have graced the App Store…

Pokemon Duel guide - Part Two - The battles

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Pokemon Duel guide - Part Two - The battles

In this second part of our guide to Pokemon Duel, we're going to take a closer look at how the battles work, and give you some tips about how you can up your chances of winning them. They're an important part of the game, but at the same time, they're not. They're going to happen, and you need to know what to do, but trying to avoid them is often a much smarter course of action. In this article we'll look at the different moves you can perform, as well as the cards you can play to try and give yourself an edge in battles. The fights When you're fighting, you and your opponent both spin a wheel. You tap to stop it, and whichever section of the wheel it stops in is your attack. Stronger P…

The Tuesday Best of - Puzzle RPGs

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 3 weeks ago
The Tuesday Best of - Puzzle RPGs

In this week’s Tuesday best-of, we’re going to have a look at puzzling RPGs. Mainly because a new one came out last week in the shape of WWE: Champions. It’s pretty good, but I don’t think it’s as good as these three. There’s some traditional ones here, some less traditional ones, and, well that’s sort of it. I mean there’s only three entries on the list, I’m not a miracle worker. Anyway, here they are in all their matching glory. If you like the look or sound of them, then wander off to the App Store and get them grabbed. I don’t think you’re going to be disappointed. Marvel Puzzle Quest There’s just something abo…

Pokemon Duel guide - Part One - The basics

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Pokemon Duel guide - Part One - The basics

This week we're going to be taking a long hard look at Pokemon Duel. It had a bit of a sticky launch period, but things seem to have calmed down a bit now. So to start things off we're going to have a look at what the game is all about. We'll walk you through the basics and make sure you know exactly what's going on before you dive head-first into the madness. Come back later in the week and we'll go over some more advanced tactics, as well as explaining the various menus and currencies that you're going to have to get on top of if you want to be a Pokemon master. The basics Pokemon Duel is a boardgame. Imagine a cross between chess, Pokemon, checkers, and GO. And probably some other thi…

The Monday Musing - Will there ever be a real Pokemon game on mobile?

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 4 weeks ago
The Monday Musing - Will there ever be a real Pokemon game on mobile?

We’ve got two official Pokemon games on the App Store now, in the shape of the impressive Pokemon GO and the TBD Pokemon Duel. And that sort of got me thinking, because those two games pose an important question. Namely, will we ever see a real Pokemon game on mobile? And when I say a real Pokemon game, I mean a Pokemon game that’s an RPG, with all the trappings we’ve come to expect from the monster catching series. And this in turn raised other questions. Which I decided to put in list form and try and answer for you. Because I’m good like that. You’re welcome. Enjoy the rest of your Monday y’hear. iPhones aren’t powerful enough Well, that&rsquo…

WarFriends - The complete guide

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 4 weeks ago
WarFriends - The complete guide

Here you'll find all four parts of our guide to the third person shooter hybrid WarFriends. We'll walk you through the basics, show you some tricks of the trade, and make sure you understand all the ins and outs of the menus you'll be poking through. And if that wasn't enough we get down to the nitty gritty of actually shooting people as well. See you on the battlefield, soldiers. Part one - The basics Part two - Upgrades and Warcards Part three - Warpath Mode Part four - Advanced tactics…

Last week on Pocket Gamer - 29th January

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Last week on Pocket Gamer - 29th January

Welcome to our weekly round-up of the goings on over at our sister site, PocketGamer. Each week we take a brief look at the key trends, biggest stories, and most interesting games from the world of mobile and handheld gaming over the previous seven days - all as refracted through the inimitable PG prism. However, we should probably start this week’s round-up with something of a sheepish disclaimer… Steel Media conference The week got off to a slightly slow start on PG, and that might have something to do with the annual Steel Media meet-up that took place in London on Monday and Tuesday. There was mutual back patting. There was excited talk about future projects. There was…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 29th January

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 4 weeks ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 29th January

Oh Sunday. Dirty, lonely Sunday. Squatting at the end of the week, reminding you that you’re closer to going back to work than you were yesterday. If only there was something that could ease some of that pain. Like, I dunno, some sort of list of the five best games that came out on the App Store this week? That’d sort us all out and get us in a better frame of mind for the hell that’s approaching over the horizon. So I’ve gone and written one. It’s just below here. Read it, grab a game, and see if you can deflect the growing weariness at your place in the system for just a little bit longer than usual. Splitter Critters A game that’s mainly about sli…

WarFriends guide - Part Four - Advanced tactics

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months ago
WarFriends guide - Part Four - Advanced tactics

Welcome to the final part of our WarFriends guide. We’ve covered a lot in the time we’ve been together, and I for one am proud of what we’ve achieved. You have the makings of an excellent soldier. But if you want to take your warring even further, you’ve come to the right place. Because here we’re going to go deep into some of the tougher strategies you’re going to have to employ to own the battlefield. We hope we’ve helped you out in your charge to become the finest warrior in the world. And if we have, feel free to let us know in the comments below. Tap and move First up, when you’re on the move you’ll want to be tapping on the scre…

WarFriends guide - Part Three - Warpath Mode

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months ago
WarFriends guide - Part Three - Warpath Mode

One thing you might overlook in WarFriends is Warpath Mode. But here’s the thing, you really shouldn’t, because it’s a great way to earn impressive awards if you get a bit burned out on the main mode. So with that in mind, the third part of our guide is going to focus entirely on Warpath Mode. Because it’s different enough from the main mode that you might need a few hints and tips to get you through. Come back tomorrow for the fourth and final part of our guide where we’ll walk you through some advanced hints and tips that’ll get you through the meat of the game without so much as a scuff. Well, probably a few scuffs. Warpath Mode Warpath Mode is diff…

The Thursday Find - A Normal Lost Phone

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months ago
The Thursday Find - A Normal Lost Phone

This week’s Thursday find took a bit of digging up, but I got there in the end because I’m a tenacious so-and-so who doesn’t take no for an answer. Or at least not where mobile videogames are concerned. I’m not crazy or anything. Anyone, this week we’ve got an interesting one for you. It does things a little differently, there’s not any action, and in all honesty all you’re doing is looking at a phone. But while you’re at it you’ll reveal a mystery, and get to the bottom of a disappearance. And you might find out a lot about yourself along the way. A Normal Lost Phone As you might be able to tell from the name of the game, the premise…

Everything you need to know about Pokemon Duel on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months ago
Everything you need to know about Pokemon Duel on iPhone, iPad, and Android

In a break to our regularly scheduled content, I figured I should probably write something about the new Pokemon game that's just come out on the App Store. Yeah, you read that right, there's a new Pokemon game on the App Store. How could I write about anything else when I'm so excited about all of those Pokemon and the balls and all the rest of that stuff. Anyway, here's a break down of all the stuff you need to know about Pokemon Duel. So you can just jump straight in and start duelling some Pokemon. Classic. What is it? It's not your standard Pokemon game, that's for sure, and it's not the sort of thing that's likely to make as much noise as Pokemon GO. What it is is a strategy boardg…

The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now - January 25th

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months ago
The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now - January 25th

It's Wednesday, so that means it's time to round up the best games that are on sale on the App Store right now. Because if we didn't do it, who else would? That guy over there? I heartily doubt he'd have the nous. There are some excellent games for cheap. One that's only just come out, a couple that are reasonably new, and one that is, in my humble opinion, the finest entry into a classic series. So let's just jump right in and start listing things. Do you have your list helmet on? I hope so, because here we go. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 There are some really bad Rollercoaster Tycoon games on the App Store. This isn't one of them though. It's a bit fiddly, but it's prem…

The Tuesday Best of - Third person shooters

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months ago
The Tuesday Best of - Third person shooters

It seemed fitting in this Tuesday best-of to have a gander at the best third-person shooters on the App Store, since we’re looking at one over the course of a week in our guide series. I think that’s called synergy? Anyway, we’re going to pick the three third-person shooters you can download right now that I think will make your heart beat faster and your palms get sweatier. Because that’s the sort of thing they do to me. If you disagree, well that’s fine. But make sure you tell me in the comments so I can have a right old giggle about just how wrong you are. Afterpulse This is, hands-down, the best real-time multiplayer shooter on the App Store. I’m…

Warfriends guide - Part Two - Upgrades and WarCards

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months ago
Warfriends guide - Part Two - Upgrades and WarCards

In this second chunk of our WarFriends guide we’re going to look at three of the mechanics that the game likes to throw directly into your face. Namely we’re going to have a gander at WarCards, unit upgrades, and weapon upgrades. These are three things that you’re going to need to understand if you want to be the finest person murderer the world has ever seen. And quite frankly, why wouldn’t you want to be that? It sounds like an excellent thing. But only in the digital world. Don’t try it in real life. Or if you do, don’t tell anyone that I told you to, I’ll get in so much trouble. Unit upgrades It’s important to make sure that you&rsquo…