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Private Browser Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 6th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ANONYMOUS
Privacy conscious? Private Browser might ease those worries.

Fort Meow Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 6th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEAT IDEA
Fort Meow is a neat idea for a physics puzzler, but it could do more.


Your Story Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 6th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE?
Figure out what's going on in this eerie and surreal game book.

UNWYND Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 6th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BLOCKS AND SYMBOLS
UNWYND is a fun if initially confusing minimalist puzzle game.


Divide By Sheep Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 2nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: LAMB CHOPS
Divide By Sheep is a fun mathematics based puzzle game. No, really.

RESCUE: Heroes in Action Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 2nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: JANKY FIREMEN
This real-time strategy game has players managing firefighters in various disaster situations.


Alchemic Dungeons Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 2nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CRAFTING IS FUNDAMENTAL
Q-Cumber Factory is back with another roguelike. And it’s good.

FireWhip Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 2nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: YOU MUST WHIP IT
This score attack game is a bit tricky to learn at first, but it's a blaze of fun.


Things Are Heating Up in Beast Quest's New Volcanic World (Not Sorry)

Posted by Rob Rich on July 6th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIMPLE PLEASURES :: Read Review »

The worlds of Beast Quest can be harch and unforgiving, so what better to add to the roster than an active volcano?

UNWYND - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies on How to Unwind and be the Best at This Puzzler

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 6th, 2015

[Unsure about UNWYND? Have a look at our review.]

Just downloaded UNWYND and not sure where to start? I don’t blame you. It’s a fun game but a little confusing, especially early on. Multiple solutions means you don’t need a walkthrough, but here are some helpful tips and tricks on how best to get the hang of everything.


Starting Out

  • Starting out, UNWYND is so minimalistic, it can be confusing. You start out with one red block and one green. As the game explains, a swipe from the red to the green creates a red ribbon, while the same is the case in reverse.
  • Swipes can occur in either direction. You can swipe up, down, left or right. The key here is to know what color ribbon you’re going to create through doing so.
  • The ribbon doesn’t stop until it clashes with another ribbon. Sometimes, that’s useful, sometimes that’s a problem. Remember it’s fine to create multiple small ribbons. One that simply aids a single block can often be what’s needed in order to complete the level.
  • Early on, if you mess up, UNWYND tells you to undo the move. While it won’t tell you how to do things correctly, and there’s no hint system (aww), that gentle nudge is helpful in reminding you how to do things correctly. A simple tap on the undo move button will take you back a step and you can correct your error. Particularly with these early stage, it’s usually immediately obvious what you did wrong and what needs to be done to fix it.
  • Besides the undo move button, there’s also an option to restart the whole level. In more convoluted stages, this can be frustrating as you try to remember every move you made, but other times, it can quickly fix a major mess of ribbons.

Rage of Bahamut is Giving Almost All of its Events the Axe

Posted by Rob Rich on July 3rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BETTER THAN IT LOOKS :: Read Review »

The App Store isn't what it used to be back in 2012, so it's not unexpected to see some games changing their structures with the times. Now we can add Rage of Bahamut to that list with the recent announcement that the game is severely cutting back on the number of events it holds.

Divide By Sheep - Tips, Tricks, and Stretegies to Master Ferrying Those Sheep

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 2nd, 2015

[Is Divide By Sheep actually fun, or is it a bit dull? Take a look at our review to find out.]

Who would have thought splitting up sheep could be so involved? Anyone who’s played Divide by Sheep, that’s who! While we’re not about to give you complete solutions to everything (because that’s just cheating), we will happily give you some primers on how to get started and what to expect.

NaturalMotion and Zynga Have Started Teasing CSR2

Posted by Rob Rich on July 2nd, 2015

An official sequel to 2012's CSR Racing is officially on the way, with Zynga and NaturalMotion releasing a short teaser trailer to get everyone excited. Well, as excited as one can get from a trailer with no gameplay footage, anyway.

Grab a Friend and Pick up Overkill 3, Because Co-op!

Posted by Rob Rich on July 2nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COVERED :: Read Review »

Overkill 3 is a pretty enjoyable third-person shooter that was sort of begging for some online multiplayer. Fortunately the begging can stop, because its newest update has added an online co-op mode.

Scanner Pro's Newest Update Adds Auto-Scanning and a Radar (Not Like That)

Posted by Rob Rich on July 2nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEST IN CLASS :: Read Review »

Scanner Pro is one of the most popular document scanning apps on iOS, thanks in no small part to its near-constant updates, I'm sure. Now we're up to update number six, and it adds some pretty handy new features.

Hands-On With Raceline CC

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 1st, 2015

Set for release soon, Rebellion’s motorbike racing game, Raceline CC certainly looks stylish. But how does it play? I got my hands on a preview build to answer exactly that.

More like a drag racer than a conventional racing game, Raceline CC is going to be quite familiar to some. You play your way through various races, using up fuel before eventually having to wait for it to regenerate. Where Raceline CC grabs you a bit more noticeably is with its sense of speed.

Each race only takes around 30 seconds to complete. A quick and steady tap on the revs counter, and the rest is a matter of dodging around traffic. The key to reaching high speeds is to draft behind vehicles. There’s a visual indicator telling you when is best to pull around them, and there’s a real sense of satisfaction when you repeatedly dodge around cars. Do it just right and the race can be constantly frantic but ultimately very fast. Do it wrong, and you get stuck behind a vehicle and all the rhythm immediately vanishes.

One thing that stood out as a little different from the norm is a grid-based challenge, whereby you partake in a series of challenges for an ultimately good prize at the end. It at least feels more organized than some races.

It could turn tedious, though. All the areas I’ve seen so far look very similar, with the level of competition being the only thing really that distinguishes stages. There’s a plentiful supply of races to compete in with the usual bevy of daily challenges in there too, plus plenty of upgrades to pursue, but time will tell how enticing that will be after extended play.

We’ll be sure to let you know more about it when Raceline CC released on the App Store, later this summer.

Siegefall - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Being a Tough Leader

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 1st, 2015

[Undecided about playing Siegefall in the first place? Have a look at our review.]

So, you fancy establishing a base and ruling the world again. Siegefall is a convenient place to do that, but how about some great tips and tricks on how best to go about it? Here are a few ideas on how to get ahead as a beginner to this medieval world.


The basics

  • Resources are, of course, everything - As you level-up your keep, you’re restricted in how many farms and sawmills you can have. Make sure you always hit that cap as soon as possible. This should always be your priority. Upgrade them wherever possible, too.
  • Keep your storage buildings high in number and fully upgraded, too - It’s all part of an eco system that really helps in keeping you strong.
  • Don’t bother rushing many buildings early on - Be patient and save those gems for bigger projects. You don’t want to feel lured into making in-app purchases for no reason, do you?
  • Plan your base carefully - Learn from enemy base layouts and see how things work out for them. A lot of effective designs are almost puzzle like in nature and you can set things up so that troops are pushed into bottleneck scenarios, if you plan carefully.
  • One useful tactic is to bait your enemy with less useful buildings near your defensive walls. Surround them with towers and you can chip away at the invading enemy quite well.
  • Upgrade your barracks and troop types frequently to ensure that they can still handle combat effectively.

Battling it out

  • Focus on the single player campaign until things get too tough - You can acquire plenty of resources to strengthen your base, making it the perfect time to switch to multiplayer and take out some of the opposition.
  • Single player has the added advantage of unlocking new heroes, which is great news for you! It’s more fun that way, too.
  • Don’t forget the challenges either, with these unlocking useful new treasures and other bonuses.
  • It’s tempting to use all your cards quickly but don’t do it - Save them for when you really need them, especially the particularly strong cards such as the area effect attacks. If nothing else, those cards aren’t cheap and you don’t want to waste money for nothing.
  • Don’t forget to upgrade your Card Keeper so you can enjoy extra slots and some extra flexibility.
  • Try to keep a heal card at the ready at all times - They can make all the difference in battle, even more so than offensive cards.
  • Remember to scout ahead when facing a new enemy - You can plan accordingly that way and know what troops will work best in which scenario.
  • Keep an eye on your hero in battle - They’re tough but not invincible. You want to keep them alive at all times. Partly because they cost money to re-hire but also because they’re the troop type that you can directly interact with. Use them to focus on defensive structures, in order to make the invasion smoother for other troops.

The WWE Comes to Racing Rivals - Because Wrasslin's Racin'?

Posted by Rob Rich on July 1st, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE :: Read Review »

Racing Rivals is a racing game that's all about, well, rivalry. And who knows rivalry better than WWE superstars (shhhh, that was rhetorical)?

Hey, Who Put Apple Music in My SoundHound?

Posted by Rob Rich on July 1st, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SUPER SPEEDY :: Read Review »

One of the App Store's popular music discovery sources - SoundHound - has already been updated to include Apple's own music discovery source - Apple Music. That was fast!

Arcane Legends has a New Expansion Called Rage of the Ren’gol

Posted by Rob Rich on July 1st, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BRIGHTER :: Read Review »

Arcane Legends has been going strong since it debuted at the tail end of 2012. So well, in fact, that it's already up to its sixth expansion.

Vector 2 is Officially a Thing and it's Coming Later This Year

Posted by Rob Rich on June 30th, 2015

Vector is a pretty cool parkour-driven runner that's gotten a pretty decent following since it first came out - although personally I think more people could stand to show it some love. Anyway, Nekki has announced that a sequel isofficially on its way and will be coming to the App Store later this year.

Get Ready to Trucksform and Roll Out (and Drill, and Fly, and Shoot) Later This Month

Posted by Rob Rich on June 30th, 2015

It looks like NuOxygen is bringing the truck-transforming racer Trucksform (get it?) to iOS in a couple of weeks. Although really it's more of an auto-driver than a racer. But still, transforming trucks!

11 Out of 10 Rockstars Agree: SongPop 2 is Coming to the App Store Next Week

Posted by Rob Rich on June 30th, 2015

The original SongPop was a decent place to get your music trivia groove on. But soon we'll be able to get our hands on the more robust sequel, so out with the old!