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

News By Glen Fox, 5 months, 1 week 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…


Globosome: Path of the Swarm Review

Globosome: Path of the Swarm Review

There is something joyous about you first moments with Globosome: Path of the Swarm. Controlling a small spherical creature named Globo, you roll through a vibrant green world, gathering you orb-like buddies as you go.  You control Globo by tilting your device. The accuracy of the gyroscope is fantastic, making the constant corrections you have to make as you trundles over uneven ground easy and instinctive. Nowhere is this accuracy more important than when navigating the mo…

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

News By Glen Fox, 5 months, 1 week 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, 5 months, 1 week 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, 5 months, 1 week 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…


Genre Busters: Our Top 4 Tower Defence Games (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Danny Russell, 5 months, 1 week ago
Genre Busters: Our Top 4 Tower Defence Games (Twitch catch-up)

As part of our regular programming over on our Twitch channel, every Monday we look at some of the best games that we feel define a specific genre in Genre Busters. This week on Genre Busters we cherry-picked four terrific tower defence games: Anomaly 2, Fieldrunners 2, Kingdom Rush Frontiers, and Plants vs. Zombies. After playing each game for 15 minutes, James and Alex asked our Twitch audience to choose which they thought was the shining example of its kind. Tune in below or over on our YouTube channel to find out which game won! Would you have chosen differently? What's your tip-top go-to tower defence game for iOS? Let us know by commenting below! The show ended up playing…


Tetris and Scrabble inspired puzzler Crobble is out now on iPhone

News By Glen Fox, 5 months, 1 week 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, 5 months, 1 week 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…


The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 5 months, 1 week ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Peter’s back from his Barcelona business trip just in time to join us for this week’s installment of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. Today, both he and James will be tackling this week’s news not just for iOS, but also Android, 3DS, PS Vita, Ouya, and any other platforms they can think of. We’d love it if you could pop by for an e-chinwag with us in the chat window. A friendly hello'll go a long way, as will a cohesive argument for why Weed Firm shouldn't have been removed from the App Store. Especially whilst the travesty that is free-to-play Peggle is still being subjected to Kiwis via their App Store. We’ll be streaming from our Twitch channel from 5pm…


Eye on the App Store (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Danny Russell, 5 months, 1 week ago
Eye on the App Store (Twitch catch-up)

In case you missed out on our weekly Wednesday show, Eye on the App Store, we've popped it up on YouTube for your perousal. This week on the show we covered new releases Bill Killem, OTTTD, Globosome: Path of the Swarm, and Uncanny X-men: Days of Future Past. Which of these will you be playing over the long weekend? Let us know by commenting below! We also showed you the soft-launched free-to-play version of Peggle that recently appeared on the New Zealand App Store. Pro tip: it's nowhere near as good as the original, which was removed from the Kiwi App Store the moment the new version appeared . Go grab the original Peggle while you still can! Remember, we're now streaming every day…


Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Review GlitchSoft By Alex Beech, 5 months, 1 week ago
Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

While clearly released to serve as a tie-in to the impending movie, Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past is styled after the original comic series. As per the books, the assassination of a senator sets into motion events that bring about a dystopian future ruled over by massive robot Sentinels. You take control of Wolverine first. , who must schnickt his way through thug, goons, mutants, and mechanoids alike. As with classic 2D side-scrollers like Shinobi, you'll be leaping between…

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

News By Alex Beech, 5 months, 1 week 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, 5 months, 1 week 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, 5 months, 1 week 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…


Godzilla - Smash3 Review

Review Rogue Play, Inc. By Alex Beech, 5 months, 1 week ago
Godzilla - Smash3 Review

We wonder what went through Rogue Play’s collective heads when they got the Godzilla licence. Given the leash of the world's most iconic building-mashing monster, we can’t work out at what point they felt that a match three puzzler would be the best fit. But while Godzilla - Smash3 may not offer the most apt use the king of lizards, it does offer some monstrous elements. Controlling Godzilla, you must battle the military, smash buildings, and defeat other monsters. While y…

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