Bio Inc. is $0.99 for the Weekend, Receives Small Update

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: SICKENING - IN A COMPELLING WAY :: Read Review »

Bio Inc. developers DryGin Studios have announced that the game has been sold over 20,000 times since its release, creating 20,000 evil doctors in the process. To celebrate, the game is going on sale this weekend: lowering the price from its usual $1.99 down to $0.99.

A small update has also come out, adding Russian and German translations alongside fixes for the ‘You Lose’ typo and problems with the ‘Start Game’ button. New death and system failure mechanics have also been added in this update.

Bio Inc. is available now for $0.99, with the price set to rise back up to its usual price of $1.99 on August 4.

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via: Our Review

In celebration of their 7th year, Readdle has dropped the prices of their apps by 70%! They have also announced that a big project is in the works for October and more details will be available soon. The sale started on July 31 at 1AM EST and goes on for 48 hours. We have provided a list of the sale apps below.

Pick them up now on the App Store before the sale disappears.

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Scanner Pro ($6.99 -> $2.99)
PDF Expert 5 ($9.99 -> $4.99)
Calendars 5 ($6.99 -> $2.99)
Printer Pro for iPad ($6.99 -> $2.99
Printer Pro for iPhone ($4.99 -> $2.99)
PDF Converter ($6.99 -> $1.99)

Graphics-less Apocalyptic Adventure A Dark Room Goes Free for a Limited Time

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★☆☆ :: NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT :: Read Review »

A Dark Room may not be much to look at, but behind the simple menus and walls of text is an unexpectedly involved (and super-bleak) adventure. And from now until Monday morning (8/4), it’s totally free.

If you’ve been holding off on checking out A Dark Room for whatever reason, well then now is the time to fix that. Regardless of how off-putting the lack of graphics may or may not be, it’s a free download. And “as grandpa Alfonse always said, ‘anything free is worth saving up for.’”

You can (and should) grab A Dark Room off the App Store now for free.

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via: Our Review

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is on Sale for the Weekend

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: I AM GROOT :: Read Review »

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which has just officially released in theaters. So much so that Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon has even been given a price drop to celebrate its release.

So before you rush out to see Rocket and Co. save the galaxy, now you can download the game to keep you occupied while you wait in line at the theater. You won’t even need to have an internet connection to play it. It’s almost like they planned this…

Anyway you can download Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon from the App Store now for $1.99.

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via: Our Review

Hook Some More Fun With MapHook’s New Update

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

MapHook, a social discovery app that allows users to find, organize, and share interesting activities (hooks) by location, has upgraded in a big way.

The update includes the new “Liquid Social Discovery” user interface, better search filtering, integration with Foursquare, Twitter, Yahoo, and MapHook’s “CultureHook” project, and a “HookStream” dashboard featuring streaming Hooks for faster viewing of information. Users can now like Hooks and share them via social networks and email. Also, there is now an offline mode where users can create Hooks when they are not near WiFi to save on data.

You can find Maphook on the App Store for free.

Dead Trigger 2 Slaughter Master Tournament Set to Reward for Masterful Murdering

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: GOOD GETS BETTER :: Read Review »

A tournament has begun for Dead Trigger 2, challenging players to slaughter better than the rest of the world. Dubbed the ‘Slaughter Master Tournament’, the winner will receive an iPad Mini, with positions up to 10,000th set to receive varying amounts of in-game Gold.

In order to take part, players will need to be Tech-Level 5 and pay up 20 Gold. In the challenge itself, boosters and second chances aren’t allowed, but players can pick any weapon and equipment they like. Players get three attempts, with their best being the only one that will count.

Dead Trigger 2 is available now and is free to download. The tournament should be available to play in-game now, and ends at 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, August 4.

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via: Our Review

Train Your Own Dragon in DreamWorks’ First Story App – Dreamworks Press: Dragons

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Fans of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ will be excited to hear DreamWorks Animation has released their first interactive story app, DreamWorks Press: Dragons, based off the movie. The app will include the film’s main characters, Toothless and Hiccup, and allows users to train their own dragons! The story begins with Hiccup and Toothless finding the main character lost at sea with no memory of their past. The reader must take on the role of the main character as they teach their dragon to defend Berk, explore new lands, and guide their character through an epic journey of self discovery.

This story is part one of a series, with later chapters coming out this fall. The app is designed for readers ages 5 and under, 6 to 8, and 9 to 11 years old with scaling reading levels. DreamWorks Press’ Head of Publishing, Emma Whittard, said “I am tremendously proud of our debut story app. It truly is an interactive experience and puts the reader in the center of the story.”

DreamWorks Press: Dragons is available on the App Store for $4.99, and later chapters will be $0.99.

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Battleheart Legacy Guide

The world of Battleheart Legacy is fun and deep; full of wizards, warriors, and witches. Here are some tips and tactics to help you get the most enjoyment out of this great game.

Explore Everything!

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The people of the Battleheart Legacy world, as in so many other RPGs, have never heard of home invasion and thus have never invested in locks for their doors. Feel free to explore each building you come to as it may hold valuable gold and items that no one will seem to miss. Many areas will often also have a treasure chest tucked away for intrepid explorers to find. As you move around the world map, you will come across “Encounters”. These side missions can be anything from a random battle to get you XP and loot, to meeting an important NPC who might just be a trainer in your future.

Who am I?

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As you play Battleheart Legacy, you will choose how your character levels-up and what equipment they will wield, but just as importantly, you will also decide how you interact with people. You can be either pleasant or snarky but be warned: NPCs have feelings too, and some of them may just turn on you if you are being a jerk.

Advancement

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When you gain enough experience to level-up, refrain from doing so immediately. Wait until you can return to the trainers at the Academy in Eston – one of the starting areas and a hub where most trainers will appear. Each level of a class requires different stat minimums to be met, so waiting to invest your stat points until you know what you need will save you some grief.

In addition to the starting classes available at the beginning of the game, there are some classes that you will have to explore to find – like the Ninja, Bard, Necromancer, and Monk. It is generally easier to stick to one or two classes your first time around so that you’re not spreading your valuable stat points too thin. Some classes have good synergistic qualities, like Knight and Paladin working well together, as they both require strength and endurance. Mixing and matching class abilities can be very satisfying, fun, and downright powerful (barbarian whirlwind + paladin ‘heal % of damage done’ powers are devastating when combined). Picking combinations that make sense is the key to developing an effective character.

battleheart legacy skillsEach level in a class gives you access to a new skill – either passive or active. These can be equipped and switched out whenever you are not in combat. You can always check out your character’s stats, skills, and equipment by touching their character portrait. On the stats tab, there is some extra info like dodge chance and speed if you scroll down on the stats section.

Don’t underestimate the passives. Passive skills can either give you a bump where you need it (defense, damage, etc), or completely change your tactics (equip giant weapons, deal extra damage at low HP). Experiment and plan accordingly.

Never Fear

You have five potions at your disposal, and while that might not seem like a lot, they replenish every time you leave an area and each one heals you completely. If you are getting low on health, don’t be afraid to pop a potion when you need it. If you are still having trouble, you can lower the difficulty setting and get unlimited potions. With that in mind, try not to die too often. You get penalized a percent of your gold each time you do.

Fight Smart

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Standing your ground and letting monsters beat on you is an easy way to lose fast. Most monsters can be tricked into mindlessly following you around, allowing you the time you need to recharge your special attacks while avoiding damage. Feel free to use your cooldown abilities and then run around a rock to break line-of-sight to save yourself from those pesky archers.

Enemies with big attacks will often telegraph their moves either with power-up animations or ground effects, which show you where their attack will land. Learning your foes’ patterns is invaluable in helping avoid damage, thus keeping you alive long enough to kill the monsters and grab their treasure.

If you find yourself out of potions and don’t think you can survive the next big fight, you can always retreat. Monsters do not respawn until you leave a dungeon, so you can always backtrack and leave the dungeon. Of course, the monsters will be back when you return, but you will get to keep whatever experience and loot you accumulated, and your potions will be automatically refilled.

Spend that Gold

You can upgrade your items pretty quickly and there is no real reason to hang onto equipment you have outgrown or cannot use. Gear tends to accumulate, and if you are going a melee route for example, you can probably safely sell that expensive but useless mage’s armor you picked up. Also, hitting harder is great, but don’t underestimate the value of defensive bonuses – monsters that hit like trucks can be made much easier to deal with by increasing your armor a few points.

As mentioned above, when you die, you lose a percentage of your gold. It is well worth your time to invest it in upgrades as soon as you can. By upgrading your gear and getting new skills, you have the added benefit of not really losing much when you die. Of course, you still need to save for that next big skill upgrade, but your shiny new armor will likely help you live long enough to do that, too.

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2014-05-28 :: Category: Games

Super Crossfire Re-Release Super Crossfighter Coming Soon, Other Radiangames Titles Go 50% Off

Posted by on July 31st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: BOOM! :: Read Review »

Back in March, Radiangames had to take down its neon-tinted arcade shooter Super Crossfire from iTunes, due to a trademark clash with an online F2P FPS. For those to you who missed out on the game, don’t despair, as an updated version will be making a welcome return to iTunes soon with a new name - Super Crossfighter.

Alognside various minor fixes, this updated version of the game has rebalanced victory points and upgrades, with enemy shots designed to be more visible. The game now also supports iOS7, MOGA, and Bluetooth controllers during gameplay, with iCade support also improved. Alongside this release, all of Radiangames’ iOS library will on sale from now through Sunday evening, cutting the price of each game down to $0.99.

Super Crossfighter is set to fire its way onto the App Store sometime soon at the time of writing, where it will be free for a couple of days so owners of Super Crossfire can get their hands on it. After this period, the game will go up to its usual price of $1.99.

Ballistic SE – $0.99
CRUSH! – $0.99
Fireball SE – $0.99
Fluid SE – $0.99
Inferno+ – $0.99
JoyJoy – $0.99
SideSwype – $0.99
Slydris – $0.99

Summoners War: Sky Arena Passes 10 Million Installs!

Posted by on July 31st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: ADDICTIVE SUMMONING :: Read Review »

Unsurprisingly, Com2uS announced that the addictive Summoners War: Sky Arena has passed 10 million installs worldwide.

Summoners War: Sky Arena was released last month and has skyrocketed to the ranking top-10, top grossing game on the App Store in 25 countries. Alongside the popular Ace Fishing: Wild Catch, this is Com2uS’ second winner of the quarter.

You can find Summoners War: Sky Arena for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review

Despicable Me: Minion Rush is One Year Old, Gets its Biggest Update Yet

Posted by on July 31st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: MOVIE MAGIC :: Read Review »

A year after its initial release, Despicable Me: Minion Rush has just received a huge update.

The game has been taken in an entirely different direction than before, courtesy of The Jelly Lab. It’s added a progression system, with players having to collect fruit from various locations in order to make the tastiest jelly ever.

Besides the new missions and progression system, there are new costumes to enjoy in the form of the Jelly Jar and Lucy disguises.

The update for Despicable Me: Minion Rush is out now and the game is free to download from the App Store.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Enters the Second Half of the Dark Ages

Posted by on July 31st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

The second half of the Dark Ages has arrived in an update for Plants vs. Zombies 2, bringing even more medieval defeating of the undead into the game.

Alongside ten new levels, this update also brings a couple of new plants – the Magnet-shroom and the Pea-nut – and two new zombies – the Wizard Zombie, who turns plants into sheep, and the King Zombie, who transforms Peasant Zombies into helmed knights. If players manage to survive the night, a fired-up Zomboss awaits them, with the endless Arthur’s Challenge available to give players a place to test their plant-placing powers.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is available to shamble onto your iOS device of choice now and is free to download.

via: Our Review

Dragon-Island-2King’s Empire, for those of you who aren’t already familiar with it, is a massively multiplayer strategy game that encourages you to cooperate and compete with other real players from around the world as you attempt to rebuild a kingdom.

In order to do this, you’ll have to collect resources, construct buildings, research new technologies, and raise an army that’s capable of defending your settlements and take on the armies of other players.

King’s Empire has attracted a lot of attention since its release. In fact, it’s topped the Top Free and Top Grossing charts in Apple’s App Store in dozens of countries around the globe.

Dragon-Island-1Sometime in early August, Tap4Fun will release a substantial expansion to King’s Empire titled ‘Dragon Island.’

According to the publisher this expansion will push cooperative missions, which will include creating giant fleets and challenging huge dragons, as well as evolving your troops into battle-hungry warriors.

You can download King’s Empire in anticipation of the new Dragon Island expansion right now from the App Store for free [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Phantom Rift by Foursaken Media, is an adventure/RPG where players control a powerful wizard who has become lost in the Phantom Rift: a dark place full of man-eating monsters. Wizards will be tasked with side quests as they explore the world and meet NPCs.

A player’s wizard is fully customizable with a full array of equipment. The five levels of rarity with passive abilities and different stats mean plenty of different combinations for collectors.

The innovation of Phantom Rift is its battle system. Similar to a card-based battle, players have a spell pouch that can hold up to 30 of the 120 unique spells that can be found in the game. Players can equip their wizard with different spells to form different strategies, focusing on things like elemental magic or summoning.

The game also has multiplayer integration. Wizards can fight in PvP battles and win spells from their enemies’ pouch as trophies.

Foursaken Media is shooting for a September release for Phantom Rift.

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