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Magnet puzzler iON Bond will be attracting people to the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 11 months ago
Magnet puzzler iON Bond will be attracting people to the App Store at midnight

While there are a fair number of physics puzzlers on the App Store, few blend colour matching with magnetic mechanics. Developer Stewart Hogarth has done exactly this, however, with his new puzzler iON Bond. The principles of iON Bond’s puzzles are remarkably simple. The goal of each level is to attract disks of the same colour together. In isolation, however, none of the disks have any locomotion of their own. Luckily, the tiny circles can be positively or negatively charged. Their polarity allows you to pull them together or push them apart like magnets, enabling you to navigate your way around each puzzle. Featuring 70 levels, and a secret game mode that unlocks…

Watch_Dogs Multiplayer: iPhone vs PC

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 11 months ago
Watch_Dogs Multiplayer: iPhone vs PC

As you may have heard, Ubisoft's much anticipated free-roaming hackathon Watch_Dogs landed on consoles and PCs everywhere yesterday. Not to leave the iOS crowd out in the cold, the devs accompanied the release of Watch_Dogs with an iOS (and Android) companion app, catchily titled Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile.  Rather than just letting you browse your inventory or peer at a map while on the bus (like most companion apps), this nifty addition to the Watch_Dogs universe allows you to compete head-to-head with console and PC players in a cross-platform game of cops and robbers. The player with the mobile app assumes controls of the city's police force and security systems, and must…

Dragon Quest VIII hits the New Zealand App Store with a hefty price tag

News By Peter Willington, 2 years, 11 months ago
Dragon Quest VIII hits the New Zealand App Store with a hefty price tag

Ever since we saw Square Enix's Dragon Quest VIII appear on iOS via the Japanese App Store, we've been hoping it would come to the West. Now it looks like English speakers will now be able to step back into the shoes of the typically silent protagonist in his fight against the wicked Dhoulmagus, as the iOS port has just been spotted on the New Zealand App Store, meaning a wider release is likely imminent. If you've yet to experience the joys of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King - it's one of my personal favourite RPGs of all time - then this might be a good opportunity to do so. You explore a huge, bright, colourful 3D world filled with adorable monsters, engaging in turn…

Tackle Le Mans in the latest Real Racing 3 update

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 11 months ago
Tackle Le Mans in the latest Real Racing 3 update

Real Racing 3 now lets you tackle the ultimate test of motor racing endurance in its latest Le Mans update. Giving you access to the track made famous by the 24 hours prototype race, this new mode throws up plenty of challenges for you to conquer on the road to becoming the Le Mans champion. Of course, while Le Mans is famous for its 24 hour endurance race, the game won’t expect your battery to last for a full day. Instead, you can challenge next generation prototypes like the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro and Toyota's TS040 Hybrid in shorter races which let you cruise around the circuit as the sun goes down. On the social side, four players can now compete together split-screen using b…

Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile lets you battle console and PC players online

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 11 months ago
Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile lets you battle console and PC players online

If you are excited about the release of Ubisoft's highly anticipated Watch_Dogs, then the Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile might be be worth a peek. Rather than assuming remote control of the game's tech savvy protagonist Aiden Pearce, this mobile companion app lets you switch roles, giving you command over the Chicago Police department. This means that while someone at their console or PC controlling Aiden Pearce on the home version of the game, you can comandeer a police helicopter to hunt him down. Your chopper even comes equipped with its very own sharpshooter to take down unsuspecting players cruising Chicago streets. If that weren’t enough, you also gain control of ct…

Make your iPhone a microphone with upcoming SingStar companion app

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 11 months ago
Make your iPhone a microphone with upcoming SingStar companion app

SingStar will be making its PS4 debut later this year. Rather excitingly for iOS users, however, is news of the companion app which will launch alongside the new game allowing players to use their iPhone as a microphone. The best part? Beyond the convenience of whipping out your mobile and lauching into a rendition of Gold, a microphone will be displayed on your device's screen, making you feel like a true pop star. The app will work with both PS3 and PS4 versions of SingStar, and will be useable on any of your iOS devices - though we imagine the best experience will be on your smaller iPhone. The companion app will be released alongside SingStar later this year as a free download from th…

Long-awaited sequel Battleheart Legacy set to strike the App Store next week

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 11 months ago
Long-awaited sequel Battleheart Legacy set to strike the App Store next week

Way back in 2011, a gem of an iOS RPG was released featuring an intuitive touch control scheme, colourful and charming cartoon visuals, and a deep skill system. That game was Battleheart, and we rather liked it, giving it 4 stars at review. Battleheart Legacy is the long-awaited sequel to that game. And, judging from the official trailer below, it appears that the excellent control scheme and skill system have remained intact. Surprisingly, the move to 3D hasn't really affected the visual style much at all, with the colourful cast of characters reminiscent of those in the original. The game's charm and sense of humour appears to be present and correct, too. However, while the game's st…

GungHo merging Puzzle & Dragons with Saint Seiya in upcoming crossover game

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 11 months ago
GungHo merging Puzzle & Dragons with Saint Seiya in upcoming crossover game

GungHo has announced that Puzzle & Dragons is getting a crossover title with Japanese manga and anime series Saint Seiya. The proposed game has no release date as of yet, but we do know that characters from the recent Saint Seiya movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary will make an appearance. This follows news earlier in the week that Puzzle & Dragons is getting another crossover title with an anime hit, Dragon Ball Kai. Judging from the poster above it would appear that the game will contain traditional Puzzle and Dragons gameplay but set in the world of Dragon Ball Kai. Again, no release date has been confirmed. There have been a few successful Puzzle & Dragons crossovers…

Relive the '80s iOS-style with adventure puzzler MacGyver Deadly Descent

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 11 months ago
Relive the '80s iOS-style with adventure puzzler MacGyver Deadly Descent

FairPlay Media’s new adventure puzzle game is inspired by that most resourceful of '80s TV icons, MacGuyver. Based on the TV show, MacGuyver Deadly Descent puts you in the shoes of agent Angus MacGyver as he tries to stop a computer virus from destroying the top secret D.A.W.N laboratory. Naturally, it's up to you to infiltrate the facility, solve the puzzles therein, and save the day. Think Secret Agent Professor Layton, and you'll get the picture. Six categories of puzzles will test your logic, memory, and ingenuity while you descend into the complex's depths. If you are of “of weak character”, the game also links to a free cheat app to help you through its more…

Bandai Namco honours PAC-MAN's 34th birthday with Mayhem Maze update

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 11 months ago
Bandai Namco honours PAC-MAN's 34th birthday with Mayhem Maze update

PAC-MAN turned 34 this year, and to celebrate Bandai Namco has released the Mayhem Maze pack, available now from the App Store. The pack contains three new mazes, available in both the paid-release PAC-MAN and the free PAC-MAN Lite. Each of the new mazes - Cloudy, Dazzle, and Square Dance - contains 20 stages which should pose a challenge for even the most hardened PAC-MAN expert. According to Bandai Namco, the new mazes offer 'non-traditional complex mazes', which suggests a possible new spin on the old formula. The Mayhem Maze pack is available as an IAP within either versions of the game and is priced at £1.49 / $1.99. Head on over to the App Store to get yourself a copy in hon…

Tetris and Scrabble inspired puzzler Crobble is out now on iPhone

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 11 months ago
Tetris and Scrabble inspired puzzler Crobble is out now on iPhone

If you've ever felt that Scrabble just isn't lively enough, or that Tetris doesn't contain enough words, Crobble may be the game for you. Released yesterday on the App Store, Crobble aims to blend the best of both classic puzzlers. You tap on a series of falling lettered-tiles to create words, at which point the letters disappear and net you points. There's a point goal which must be reached in order to pass the level. As with Tetris block, however, if your pileof letters reaches the top of the screen, your game is over. More points can be won by collecting power ups or using modifier tiles. Bombs also fall, so make sure to blow them up to create precious space for more letters. T…

Episode four of The Wolf Among Us is set to pounce on the App Store next week

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 11 months ago
Episode four of The Wolf Among Us is set to pounce on the App Store next week

In Sheep’s Clothing, the fourth installment of Telltales’s The Wolf Among Us, will be coming to the App Store next week. Following on from the eventsof A Crooked Mile, the story of Bigby Wolf is drawing to a close. The big bad wolf turned sheriff is closing his net on the conspiracy that has been plaguing Fabletown. However, the investigation is starting to take its toll on both his body and his state of mind. Controlling Bigby, you will still have to choose between keeping his inner wolf on a tight leash, or letting the beast out to strong arm any characters that may conceal possible leads. Whichever tactic you choose, you can expect the consequences to come back t…

Discover the power of nature in Globosome: Path of the Swarm on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 11 months ago
Discover the power of nature in Globosome: Path of the Swarm on iPhone and iPad

Exploratory puzzle-adventure game Globosome: Path of the Swarm has just rolled onto the App Store. In this melancholy offering, you take control of a small round creature named Globo whom you must reunite with his swarm. The more of his ball-like pals you discover, the more barriers you'll be able to break though, opening up the game's lush jungles and dark ravines. Throughout the course of the game Globo will learn new skills. These will let him jump higher, push objects, and replicate faster. To control Globo on his adventure you will have three different control schemes on offer. We found the Marble Madness-styled gyro controls the most satisfying when we played Globosome on our…

Overkills abounds in new iOS tower defence game OTTTD

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 11 months ago
Overkills abounds in new iOS tower defence game OTTTD

Apparently, OTTTD is an acronym for Over The Top Tower Defence. And, in fairness, the game's overblown explosions and wacky cast of units deliver exactly what it says on the tin. While it may have tower defence in the title, the game actually blends a fair amount of traditional RTS into its melting pot of gameplay. Along with the standard defensive emplacements, OTTTD lets you take command a squad of heroes to take the devastation directly to your foes. RPG elements are also mixed into OTTTD’s flavoursome gameplay stew. You can level up your heroes, and personalise their equipment to suit your play style. If the trailer above isn’t enough, then you can always check…

Peggle removed from New Zealand App Store to make way for free-to-play version

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 11 months ago
Peggle removed from New Zealand App Store to make way for free-to-play version

Peggle is dead, long live Peggle! EA has removed PopCap’s original Peggle from the App Store in New Zealand. In its place, the publisher has soft-launched its new free-to-play take on the game, called Peggle. While the free-to-play version shifts the perspective to a horizontal plane, the basics of the pachinko inspired gameplay remain intact. You must still clear the board of orange and blue pegs by firing your tiny metal balls at them, and enjoying the chaos that ensues. Look under the hood, however, and you will find more significant changes. The game is framed by an overworld map reminiscent Candy Crush Saga. As the difficulty increases, the free-to-play elements come to t…