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Would you like to know what we thought of all this puzzling-around the deep recesses of the planet? Check out our Puzzle to the Center of the Earth review!

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is a surprisingly deep and challenging puzzle platformer. Here are a few tips for players looking to stay alive while down in the depths.
 

Energy Management is Key

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  • Once you start using formulas, make sure you build combos of blocks toward your character and not away – The catalyst energy that allows for formula usage always drops at the end of a string of six blocks, so if you start linking blocks as far away as possible and move in, they are easier to get (see above). The combo on the left will end up dropping the red catalyst crystal in a hard-to-reach place significantly further down into the cavern whereas the combo on the right, which is the same exact structure, will drop the crystal right at your feet.
  • Use moves wisely – Players begin every level with 20 energy and it costs 1 energy to interact with any amount of blocks. This means that dropping blocks or linking 4, 5, or 6 blocks all costs 1 energy. Since the ultimate goal is at the bottom of each level, using 1 energy to dig as far down as possible is generally a good strategy – at least in the beginning.
  • Look for energy blocks – To help recoup energy, there are blocks in the world that have pieces of energy in them. These energy blocks give players 4 energy. Therefore, it’s not necessarily worth going out of the way to mine an energy block if it costs more than 4 energy to get.


Continue reading Puzzle to the Center of the Earth – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for Daring Spelunkers »

Earn Your Master Camper Badge in Camp Pokemon

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

What does it take to be a great Pokémon trainer? You can find out by going to Camp Pokémon, a lovely little island designed by The Pokemon Company International. The app provides you with six fun activities that, when completed, earn you pins for your pin book and stickers to decorate photos with. You be able to warm up you throwing arm with “Poké Ball Throw” or master your encyclopedic knowledge of Pokémon with “Find the Pokémon”.

Once you’ve earned a few stickers, you can take them to the photobooth where you can add your favorites to photos of you and your friends.

Camp Pokémon is available for free, so pack your tent and watch out for wild Pokémon!

Garruk Gets His Revenge in a New Magic 2015 Expansion, Coming This November

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: TAPPING MY PATIENCE :: Read Review »

Wizards of the Coast has announced that this November they’ll be releasing Garruk’s Revenge, a brand new expansion for Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers. The expansion will add four new campaign levels and a Garruk Wildspeaker deck from the Alara block.

Crushing your foes will earn you more cards from the Alara series, and in exciting news all of the original Magic 2015 campaign cards (as well as Hunt Bigger Game and the Expansion cards) will be earnable through gameplay. Also, if you’ve already played the heck out of the game and unlocked the previous five chapters (Innistrad, Theros, Ravnica, Zendikar, and Shandalar), you’ll be able to win Battle Boosters in multiplayer matches.

Garruk’s Revenge for Magic 2015 will be available for $4.99 on the App Store in early November.

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via: Our Review

Build Your Own Fantasy Football Dynasty with Draft Day

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Draft Day is a new fantasy football app from Grant Hancock.

The app lets you build a team and develop your own stadium. Players can then push their players to victory or trade them away. Just be careful to stay within your budget, otherwise your dreams of glory will be shattered.

Draft Day is free on the App Store now.

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Want to know all about how impressed we were with Radiator Springs? Check out our Cars: Fast as Lightning review!

Cars: Fast as Lightning is a cute and fun app that combines racing and town-building with the charisma and marketability of Disney Pixar’s Cars franchise. It’s a friendly game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a few tips to help you make Radiator Springs shine again.


 

Starting Out

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  • Complete quests to earn rewards – Quests queue up on the left side of the screen when you’re not racing. Quests offer rewards like experience and coins, and they’re a good way to get back on track if you’ve been meandering from task to task.
  • Pay attention to the difficulty meter before you race – Each car you engage in a race has a difficulty measuring from one to four. Make sure to race within your rank if you don’t want to waste gas on a loss.
  • Place attractions on the track to earn more experience with races – Don’t neglect putting attractions on race tracks. They earn you a bit of extra experience with every race, plus they make the joint look classy.


Continue reading Cars: Fast as Lightning – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats For an Easy Ride »

Codarica Introduces CodeQuest, a New App That Teaches Kids to Code

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

During Walt Disney Company’s Disney Accelerator Program Demo Day, Codarica lauched their new educational app for kids called CodeQuest. The game helps children create their first website while learning basic HTML and CSS.

CodeQuest had ten levels that use mini-games to introduce coding ideas, including over 100 lines of HTML and CSS code. The game also uses the built-in camera to add photos to the site. Once the website is complete, parents can publish their child’s site on Codarica’s secure servers.

CodeQuest is now available for free on the App Store.

The Latest Update for Heroes of Dragon Age Introduces Daily PvE Challenges

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: TOO DETAILED :: Read Review »

An update has been brought upon us for EA Mobile‘s CCG-inspired installment in the Dragon Age series, Heroes of Dragon Age. This update brings a new divisional leaderboard system, a newsfeed, and the Nexus: a new area for Player vs Environment (PvE) adventures.

The Nexus provides players with events for multiple difficulty levels. If players manage to progress through Nexus maps, they will find themselves rewarded with gold, gems, and exclusive heroes.

Heroes of Dragon Age is available to download for free from the App Store now.

via: Our Review

Dead Mage Inc. has released a new, action-packed trailer for the upcoming Epic of Kings.

Using intuitive touch controls, the game allows players to explore the fantasy world of Khunirath. They will become the mercenary, as he fights wave after wave of the forces of darkness.

We can expect to see Epic of Kings in early 2015.

Things Get Magical in The Sims FreePlay with a New Halloween Update

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: SIM-TASTIC :: Read Review »

Witchcraft has come to The Sims FreePlay in its newest update, adding Spell Casting and Broomstick hobbies to the free-to-play title.

The Spell Casting Hobby allows players to conjure up collectibles and hatch their own Pet Dragon, whilst the Broomstick Hobby lets players to rocket up into the clouds. Players will also find themselves owners of some free gifts to celebrate this, the spookiest part of the year.

The Sims FreePlay is free to magically appear download from the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Choose Your Own Recipient Ringtone with Shuv

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Do you wish you could choose the ringtone your friends hear when you call? Now you can with Shuv, by Pink Stone. The new technology is called “Ring Forward.” It allows you to call or send a picture to any other Shuv user with your favorite ringtone or even your own personal voice recording.

Shuv is partnering with Sony Music to get you thousands of songs from hundreds of Sony Music artists. The premium music ringtones are part of their upgraded service and access to the Shuv music library will be available for $1.99 per month.

You can pick up Shuv for free on the App Store right now.

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Craft Your Own Mini-Games with Papercade

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Scrapbookers move over, Scrapgaming is the new thing.

Papercade, by Hololabs Studio, gives you a way to create games using your own photographs. Players can easily snap a photo, select the parts of the image they want to use, and then create simple games and interactive stories with Papercade‘s tools. Once their game is done, game crafters can easily share their work with friends and family.

“We were inspired by the miniature worlds and dioramas that we built inside shoe boxes when we were kids,” said Hololabs Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Paul Warne. “Papercade brings back this simple joy of crafting and sharing stories from things we make ourselves.”

Papercade is available for free on the App Store now.

One Man Left has announced the official release date of Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge. We can look forward to the new tilt obstacle course on October 23.

The studio has also released the official soundtrack on bandcamp, so you can tease yourself as you wait. Soon you’ll be able to conquer the three challenging gauntlets to finally face off with the Dot King himself.

So check out Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge for $2.99 when it releases this Thursday, 10/23.

Sago Mini Monsters Celebrates Halloween with Fun Costumes and Special Treats.

Posted by on October 21st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: Read Review »

Adorable mini-monsters? Check. Halloween Costumes? Check.

Sago Mini Monsters, by Sago Sago, is a fun monster creation game for kids. And they’re gearing up for a fun Halloween. Now players can add fun costumes to their mini-monsters such as a witches’ hat, ghost, or creepy-crawly spider. Once the monster is bedecked in its ghoulish get-up, your kids can feed it holiday treats like candy corn, lollipops, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie, rockets, and hard candy.

The update is only available until Halloween, but you can preserve your monster’s look by saving a picture of it in Sago Mini Monsters.

Check out the only slightly spooky update for Sago Mini Monsters for free on the App Store.

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Curious to know what we though about all this robot-on-robot carnage? Then check out our Bot Squad review!

The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles offers nearly 200 stages based on its varied approach to tower defense. That’s pretty great, but it also means there are lots of strategies to master and the amount of options can be a little daunting. Here are some tips on how to save Dynamo City.
 

The Best Defense

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The Bot Squad is separated into Defensive stages and Offensive stages. Defensive stages play more like typical tower defense games, and many of the same strategies apply, but they still have their own quirks.

  • To start, use standard Smacker and Blaster tower bots to weaken enemies that cross your paths. Always pay attention to the range of your units and try to cover as much ground as possible.
  • Sometimes it’s good to be redundant and have multiple towers clustered in the same area to kill enemies faster. It depends on the stakes.
  • Stop enemies in their tracks with Stoppabots like Blockers and Grabbers. Unlike towers though, these obstacles can be destroyed. They can also only be placed on certain terrain so be smart with them.
  • Certain levels provide a limited number of towers to take down a limited number of enemies. However, other stages have an unlimited supply of towers that spawn at set intervals. Enemies come fast and furious in these levels though, usually in big groups, so quickly put your extra power to use.
  • If a level already has a few towers, pick them up and rearrange them to forge a better defense.

 

Continue reading The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Better Bot Battling »

New Gameplay Mode “Enter the Warzone” for Galaxy on Fire – Alliances Now Available.

Posted by on October 21st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: JOIN THE FEDERATION :: Read Review »

If you thirst for PVP action in Galaxy on Fire – Alliances, FISHLABS has you covered. They’ve introduced their newest game mode: Enter the Warzone. Now alliances can fight for dominance over an entire server. The new warzone servers have smaller maps with altered travel times, doubled XP for battles, and pre-colonized planets to fight over.

The game has also been updated to include Thai and Turkish, making it available in a total of 14 different languages.

You can check out all the new Warzone action in Galaxy on Fire – Alliances for free right now.

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via: Our Review


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