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These are definitely the 5 best zombie games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
These are definitely the 5 best zombie games for mobile

Like it or not, the undead are everywhere. Not literally, because that would be absolutely terrifying. But if you pick up any sort of pop-culture entertainment nowadays, chances are it's going to have zombies in it one way or another. And the same is true on the App Store too. In fact the App Store might have more zombies-per-unit (ZPU, the standard zombie counting algorithm) than anywhere else. So we thought it was high-time to take a look at all those flesh-craving monsters and decide which five mobile games featuring the undead are the best. It's these five. So there you go. Death Road to Canada - download for iOS A ridiculous road trip that sees you piling in a car and trying to esc…

The best mobile multiplayer games to play with your friends

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
The best mobile multiplayer games to play with your friends

You've probably got friends, which is good for you. But what to do when you fancy playing some games with them on your iPhone or iPad? I mean, there are so many multiplayer games available on the App Store, how can you pick which one to play and which one to avoid like the plague? Well that's easy, all you need to do is read this list. We've handpicked the finest mobile multiplayer games to save you any sort of hassle. All you have to do is click the links next to them to get them downloaded. Essentially we're a public service, a bit like the fire brigade but far more useful. Hearthstone - download for iOS Not just one of the best multiplayer games on mobile, but one of the best games o…

Holedown - AppSpy Review

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 5 days ago

What are the 5 best word games for mobile?

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
What are the 5 best word games for mobile?

Love them or loathe them, you can't argue that word games don't fit brilliantly onto mobile devices. Done right they can be exactly the sort of jump-in-jump-out puzzlers that work so well when you're on the go. So we thought it was high time that we had a good long look at the very best word games that you can pick up on the App Store right now. We've picked five that we think really represent the cream of the crop, the sort of games that are going to make you learn without you even knowing it. If you've got your own suggestions then feel free to chuck them in the comments at the bottom of the article, but for now let's drop all this preamble and dive straight into the most vocabulary-heav…

These are the 5 best platform games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
These are the 5 best platform games for mobile

What's the best platform game on iOS? It's a question you've probably pondered time and time again, trying to figure out the right answer. Maybe you've gone to a shaman to try and figure it out, or read the secrets hidden in tea leaves in order to get some sort of answer. Well, quite frankly that's silly. What you should have done is waited for us to write this list. But we have written this list now, and you can read it with your eyes holes. You're welcome. If you've got your own suggestions about other games we should have included, then do please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. Ta. Super Mario Run - download for iOS We couldn't really start this list any ot…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Trigger

Feature By Christian Valentin, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Trigger

Trigger is a frantic, colorful, same-screen multiplayer game that adds the physics-based wackiness of Wrestle Jump and similar games to top-down shooter action. A button in the corner of the screen lets players control their tiny tank. simultaneously rotating your vehicle and firing a projectile. This simple control scheme imbues the hectic game with a skillful element that priortizes positioning and timing, as you evade enemy shots and plan out your movements. Various power-ups appear through the arenas, granting you the abilities to release mines and let your projectiles ricochet. Getting hit isn't the end of your game though; instead you find yourself on foot, forced to race back to an…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of July 16th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of July 16th

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour reviews the superheroic strategy RPG Teeny Titans Go Figure. Overflowing with charm, heart, and whimsy, the sequel is praised for its humorous tone, ease of play, wealth of content, and nuanced yet easy-to-grasp mechanics. Over on Pocket Gamer, Emily Snowden presents reader impressions of the recent point-n-click release Isoland 2. Generally, the quirky world design and aesthetic is praised as distinctive and unique, but that the gameplay is quite hard, to the point of potentially needing pencil and paper to solve…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Super Arc Light

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Super Arc Light

Super Arc Light's premise couldn't be more simple: there's a base in the center of the screen, there's a single turret guarding the entrance's perimeter, and there's an endless wave of geometric enemies approaching. It's a formula as old as Space Invaders, presented here in a slick minimalist style, colorful rounds contrasting against the stark black-and-white battleground. There are no extra modes to unlock, no alternate difficulties, nothing to upgrade. Super Arc Light is pure distilled shmup action. Your turret automatically travels around the base's circular entrance; holding down slows time and fires, while letting go reverses the direction of your rotation. Once you get a feel for t…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of July 9th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of July 9th

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour does a hands-on preview of the new puzzler The Eyes of Ara. A port of a 2016 PC game, Eyes of Ara is reminiscent of The Room 3, presenting you with a mysterious mansion to explore and solve tactile puzzles.  Over on Pocket Gamer, Kieran Robertson previews the upcoming Holedown, the next arcade game from the creator of Twofold Inc and Rymdkapsel. A new variant of the brick-breaker, Holedown challenges you to ricochet balls off numbered tetromino pieces, each bounce subtracted from the piece's number.&…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of July 2nd

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of July 2nd

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour reviews Rally Legends, a challenging rally racer that puts your time trial skills to the test. Every second counts as you drift around corners and manage your handling over off-road courses. Over on Pocket Gamer, Emily Snowden provides details on the latest update for platformer Storm In A Teacup. This whimiscal platformer has been re-mastered with a new visual style and improved controls, while mainaining the charming adventure that charmed players back in 2011. Finally on 148Apps, Harry Slater lists some of…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Hexa Turn

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Hexa Turn

Hexa Turn is a minimalist logic puzzler, placing your barrier-construction abiltiies againsit a predictable AI and tricky level configurations. As a concept, Hexa Turn is quite simple: a triangle relentlessly travels the hexagon grid turn-by-turn, taking the shortest possible route towards squares on the grid. It's your job to prevent that by filling in hexagons to create barriers, blocking off the triangle's path and redirecting its approach, until you've trapped it with no viable moves forward. That's easier said than done when once Hexa Turn starts adding multiple squares to protect and larger grids for the triangle to move across. Even without the mechanics that come later, Hexa Turn…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of June 25th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of June 25th

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour reviews the latest Bloons game, the long-running tower defense series. Bloons TD6 is described as your traditional TD-style game that, despite its colorful assortment of animal defenders and bright environments, doesn't do much to evolve or twist the family genre in interesting ways.  Over on Pocket Gamer, Harry Slater provides useful hints for how to improve in the recently released Card Quest. The list of tips for this card-based RPG reminds players to make sure they understand the intricacies of their…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Blockwick 2

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Blockwick 2

Blockwick 2 is a clever puzzler that takes the familiar block-sliding gameplay and wrings myriad mechanics and clever challenges from that design. Every stage in Blockick presents the same challenge: manuever like-colored blocks around tight levels so they all connect in a single group. That task might be simple, perhaps even solvable through trial and error, but it's the additional objectives and mechanics that elevate Blockwick 2 to something special. Each stage has special runes hidden on the ground, presenting you with the extra challenge of discovering the specific solution that covers all the markings with the blocks. Those elements alone would make Blockwick 2 a difficult puzzler,…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of June 18th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of June 18th

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour reviews the colorful musical auto-runner Muse Dash. Blending the rhythmic fun of the music game with the reflex-testing action of the runner, Muse Dash is praised as a fun test of hand-eye coordination. Over on Pocket Gamer, Emily Sowden assembles a number of reader impressions of the recent RPG Evoland 2, a game that takes players on a journey through the history of the genre. The overall consensus praises the game's unique variety and humor, but state that the controls could be more responsive at times. Fin…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Puzzlepops!

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Puzzlepops!

 At a glance, Puzzlepops might be quick to dismiss. It seems much too sweet and charming to be a tricky and challenging puzzle game. But while it may be all familiar concepts and puzzle design, Puzzlepops delivers a bevy of satisfyingly difficult and clever brain-teasers. Along a structure of nodes and path, you need to maneuver candy pieces into the properly colored and sized spots. That last part - size - is crucial, as like candies can combine into larger chunks. On these increasingly claustrophobic grids, where space is a premium and there are different candy types clogging up paths, figuring how and where candies need to be so they can meld never ceases to a challenging aspect o…