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

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks 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 weeks, 1 day 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 weeks, 1 day 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…

Explore new realms and tame fantastical Creatures in Creature Quest

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Explore new realms and tame fantastical Creatures in Creature Quest

If you’re seeking to scratch that strategy itch while also getting your collectable role-playing fix, Creature Quest, the new mobile game from Heroes of Might and Magic creator Jon Van Caneghem is here to answer that call. Now available to all iOS and Android users, the game is free to play from today. Featuring plenty of ever-changing quest maps to help keep battles fresh and players engaged, Creature Quest challenges you to explore and fight your way through creature-collecting quests that combine turn-based strategy with in-depth RPG mechanics. Over 500 unique fantasy creatures are waiting for you to tame, discover and enhance, so give in to the explorer within you. Starting off…

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

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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…

The Monday Musing - How retro is too retro?

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
The Monday Musing - How retro is too retro?

Oh look, it’s Monday. When on earth did that happen? I don’t think I saw this one coming. Right, better think of a topic for the Monday music hadn’t I? Hmmmm. What to do, what to do, what to do? Right, I’ve thought of something. How retro is too retro? One of the things that the App Store has perpetrated is an increase in games with one eye looking back to the perceived glory days of gaming. But there have been games recently that have been trawling the back catalogues in ways that aren’t ever going to manage to spark the same sort of interest as they did when they first landed. Old times You see, the thing with old games is that quite a lot of them weren&rs…

WarFriends guide - Part One - The basics

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
WarFriends guide - Part One - The basics

This week we’re going to look at the ins and outs of WarFriends, the new third-person shooter that mixes together tower defence, diving between cover, and collecting new cards. In this first part of the guide we’re going to walk you through the basics of the gameplay, and give you a few hints and tips to make sure you’re getting the best start possible. Later on in the week we’ll look at more advanced tactics and some of the menus you’re going to have to get to grips with if you’re going to get the most out of the game. And by getting the most out of the game, I mean killing as many people as you possibly can. The basics The game is essentially two gam…

A new year, a new update for MMO Arcane Online

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month ago
A new year, a new update for MMO Arcane Online

Arcane Online is a fantasy MMO game that challenges you to protect the troubled land of Eldine from hoards of enemies. Join guilds, slay monsters, win loot and level up – the tried and tested formula for RPG fun. It was developed by PlayWorks and published by Gala Inc. last year - and it’s just received an update. Originally there were three character classes to choose from - warrior, mage and shaman - each with their own skill set. Now there’s a new kid on the block. The archer. That could change the makeup of your guild, since an archer can hang back and loose arrows like nobody’s business, whilst warriors do their thing up close and personal. There’s also…