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Crossy Road: here's what 63 goes on the prize machine looks like

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 20 hours ago
Crossy Road: here's what 63 goes on the prize machine looks like

One of the things I like about Crossy Road the most is unlocking new characters. Sure the refined Frogger-esque gameplay, and colourful blocky visuals are a big draw too, but it's the thrill of pulling the handle on the prize machine, crossing your fingers, and hoping you get something awesome out of it that's the real appeal to me. Which is why the below video, showing a peep on Everyplay putting 6300 coins into the machine, is super gratifying to those like me with a love for all things Gacha. Not got Crossy Road yet? What are you playing at? Rectify that error right now. [App Store link] [Google Play link] [Amazon Appstore link]…


Hands-on with DogBiscuit: The Quest for Crayons, where children's drawings build the universe of a ridiculously adorable cartoon dog

Feature By James Gilmour, 5 days, 22 hours ago
Hands-on with DogBiscuit: The Quest for Crayons, where children's drawings build the universe of a ridiculously adorable cartoon dog

While DogBiscuit: The Quest for Crayons is absolutely a game aimed squarely at children, that doesn't mean grown ups won't be able to appreciate its finer qualities. Take the eponymous hero, for a start. DogBiscuit is cute, expressive, and exceptionally well-animated. Then there are his mates, also named after tasty treats, the genius use of your kid's drawings to create the landscape, and the pleasantly paced story beats.…


Hands-on with Scapefall, the bleak action strategy game from Dark Realm Studios

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 days, 15 hours ago
Hands-on with Scapefall, the bleak action strategy game from Dark Realm Studios

Scapefall is all about a never-ending fictional war on Earth that continues to consume each side until one is obliterated by the other. It's not exactly what you'd call a "happy" or "optimistic" game. But it is pretty cool from what we saw at Pocket Gamer Connects, so here's a video of it in motion.…


The 12 best PlayStation alternatives on iOS - or 'why Drake, Jak, and Kratos can jog on'

Feature By Glen Fox, 6 days, 17 hours ago
The 12 best PlayStation alternatives on iOS - or 'why Drake, Jak, and Kratos can jog on'

A few weeks ago we ran a feature where I scoured the dark and dusty corners of the App Store to look for games that invoked the spirits of our favourite Nintendo franchises of yore. Sometimes they were shameless rip-offs, but the important thing is that they were good shameless rip-offs. Sony's PlayStation has a fair few decent exclusive franchises of its own too, so again I've braved the depths of the App Store to find you the 12 best PlayStation alternatives for your iPhone or iPad. Enjoy! 1. Crash Bandicoot = Shrek Forever After - Number one on our list goes to possibly the most popular PlayStation character of all time, Crash Bandicoot. Like Super Mario B…


Hands-on with Football Unleashed with Patrick Willis, in which James learns about the 'other' football

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 days, 20 hours ago
Hands-on with Football Unleashed with Patrick Willis, in which James learns about the 'other' football

We didn't have an American member of the team on-hand at Pocket Gamer Connects to play Distinctive Games' latest title Football Unleashed with Patrick Willis, but I think I pretty much nailed it. Not that the game's that fussed with reality: there's a special bonus item that shoots a bolt of lightning at your opponents, should the need arise. Here's what Football Unleashed with Patrick Willis looks like... [App Store link]…


Moneygrabber is a one-tap iOS game about consumerism at its finest

News By Glen Fox, 6 days, 22 hours ago
Moneygrabber is a one-tap iOS game about consumerism at its finest

When you first see the trailer for Moneygrabber, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's merely a simulation of 21st century living. We're all trying to make as much money as possible and then show off said earnings with lots of shiny stuff. On a less cynical note, as a game Moneygrabber looks set to be another seriously addictive one-tap success. You tap to reach out and collect money as it descends down the screen, occasionally doing the same for power-ups. Once you've collected enough money, you can buy status symbols like watches, sunglasses, or even a car. They're all named after their real life counterparts but with the sillyness meter turned up to eleven - everyone wants a…


FastFishing favours speed over relaxation, is available for free on iOS from January 22nd

News By Glen Fox, 6 days, 23 hours ago
FastFishing favours speed over relaxation, is available for free on iOS from January 22nd

Fishing is relaxing, I hear. You cast your rod into picturesque waters, open a can of lager, and fall asleep until you feel a light tugging on the line. That's how fishing works, right? Though it may be rather therapeutic in real life, that doesn't sound particularly interesting for a game. That's probably what lead to Strange Flavour's decision to call its brand new iOS fishing game FastFishing. It plays almost exactly like regular fishing except it's much faster and each level is timed. There are 22 levels to cast your reel into and six different areas, ranging from stormy ocean waters to sunny idyllic islands. You can also unlock a variety of new equipment that can be used…


Crossy Road: here's how to unlock the Crab, Drop Bear, Andy Sum, Matt Hall, and Ben Weatherall

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Crossy Road: here's how to unlock the Crab, Drop Bear, Andy Sum, Matt Hall, and Ben Weatherall

Good old Mark's gone ahead and created a super handy video guide on how to unlock all the new characters from the latest update to Crossy Road. Two new animals are up for grabs - the Crab and Drop Bear - and the developers - Andy Sum, Matt Hall, and Ben Weatherall from Hipster Whale - have gone and chucked themselves in as playable characters too. Here's Mr. Brown to explain how to grab them for yourself. [App Store link] [Google Play link] [Amazon Appstore link]…


Mobile MOBA The Witcher Battle Arena gets release date, out sooner than you think

News By James Gilmour, 1 week ago
Mobile MOBA The Witcher Battle Arena gets release date, out sooner than you think

We've played the soft-launch version, but the real thing is nearly here: The Witcher Battle Arena is coming to iOS and Android this week. Based on the highly regarded RPG series - which was itself inspired by a series of novels - The Witcher Battle Arena pushes the popular franchise into a new multiplayer arena. To discover the exact release date and see the game in action, check out the video above.…


The Humble Mobile Bundle 10 has landed and offers six great Android games at one low price

News By Glen Fox, 1 week ago
The Humble Mobile Bundle 10 has landed and offers six great Android games at one low price

The Humble Mobile Bundle offers one of those rare situations where owning an Android phone has a very clear benefit over an iPhone: game bundles. Well, that and the fact you get Android Lollipop. God, I love Lollipop. As for the games, the bundle currently offers a decent selection: Buddy & Me, LYNE, and Doodle Kingdom are available for however much you feel like paying. However, if you beat the average donations you unlock three further games: Sorcery! 2, King of Dragon Pass, and OTTTD - bargain! The average currently sits at $3.92 but will no doubt climb as more games get added. Oh, did we not mention that more games get added later? Well, they…


Gameloft has announced the next chapter in the hit action-RPG franchise Dungeon Hunter

News By Glen Fox, 1 week ago
Gameloft has announced the next chapter in the hit action-RPG franchise Dungeon Hunter

It was inevitable. As sure as Modern Combat 6 is in development somewhere, a new Dungeon Hunter was surely around the corner - and it is. Dungeon Hunter 5 follows hot on the footsteps of 2013's Dungeon Hunter 4 but with some small improvements that have obviously been pinched from other franchises. Remember the largely disappointing The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot? That was Ubisoft's attempt at making a free-to-play action-RPG and it actually had a decent concept. You could build your own dungeon or stronghold and fill it with traps and minions, much like in Dungeon Keeper, and then raid fellow player's dungeon, stealing their treasure if yo…


Hands-on with Adventure Time Game Wizard, the mathematical new level creation game starring Weird Al Yankovic

Feature By Mark Brown, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Adventure Time Game Wizard, the mathematical new level creation game starring Weird Al Yankovic

Adventure Time isn't exactly without mobile game tie-ins, but this new one - Adventure Time Game Wizard - is certainly the most interesting one we've seen in a while. It's effectively a structurally solid platformer, with a surprisingly flexible level editor that allows you to create your own stages and share them with your friends. Oh, and it stars musician Weird Al Yankovic as one of the new characters too. Neat huh? Here's our hands-on video, and the links to grab it for yourself are below. [App Store link] [Google Play link] [Amazon Appstore link]…


Hands-on with Duo, the smart new take on a classic memory game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Duo, the smart new take on a classic memory game

We saw Duo during Pocket Gamer Connects as part of the Very Big Indie Pitch, and though it's immediately clear that it's based on a classic game format, it's also very well put together and brings new ideas to the mix that should ensure it appeals to younger and more casual players. Here's one of the creators of the game to explain more about Duo, its inspirations, and its fresh new gameplay modes.…


Tiny Realms update brings a whole bunch of smack talk, faster progression for new players

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Tiny Realms update brings a whole bunch of smack talk, faster progression for new players

The rather fantastic strategy management game Tiny Realms has been updated to version 1.10.1, bringing with it a very nasty new gameplay upgrade: Taunting. If you manage to get three stars in a battle with a human opponent you can leave a mocking note with them as a parting gift - along with their base lying in ruins, of course. Also new to this update are multiple Starter Packs which will help new players progress through to mid-level content much faster. Here's what's in store... The update is available now, but if you've not grabbed the game yourself yet you can do so via the link below. [App Store link]…