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Thimbleweed Park review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 25th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ACCESSIBLE ATROCITY
Thimbleweed Park is simultaneously a mechanical triumph and narrative disaster of a game.

Stormbound review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CARD CRAWL
This card game has some good core concepts, but it poorly paced for mobile play.


Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PHONE UPGRADE
Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story may be a bit unsurprising, but it's still a great sequel.

Drag'n'Boom review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 18th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DRAGS ON
Drag'n'Boom is a proof you can have "too much of a good thing."


Eight-Minute Empire review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TINY TACTICS
This empire-building game is a faithful port of a kind of shallow game.

Iron Marines review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 14th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STREAMLINED STARCRAFT
Iron Marines may just be the best real-time strategy game on the App Store.


Battle Golf Online review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 12th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GOOFY GOLF
Battle Golf Online is another great oddball sports game from Colin Lane

Death Point review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 11th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: INELEGANT INFILTRATION
This stealth game has all the right ingredients in it, but also some less savory elements.


The best visual novels on mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 23rd, 2017



Narrative games have been around for ages, but only now have they been creeping into the mainstream spotlight. These games tell some of the industry's finest stories, and they break new ground in terms of gameplay and mechanics regularly. Here are a few that are truly special.

The best new games we played this week - September 22

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 23rd, 2017

It's pretty much been one big release after another. We were privy to a bunch of surprises this week, with a lot of games we'd been waiting for quite some time dropping unexpectedly. We hope you're free this weekend, because there is a lot for you to play. Here are our favorite favorite new games of the week.

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars guide - how to become a master strategist

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 22nd, 2017

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars is an excellent new RTS turned card battler out now on iOS and Android. Lovers of strategy will get a lot of enjoyment out of Stormbound's chess-like mechanics, and it's cardbased units are perfect for anyone who loves the addictive nature of a good CCG.

Diving into a new strategy game isn't always easy, but we have a few tips to help you get started.

The best AR apps and games on iOS right now

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 21st, 2017

iOS 11 has officially launched, and with it comes Apple's ARKit, a helpful framework that makes it easier than ever for developers to create mobile AR experiences. To celebrate the occassion, we're featuring some of the best AR apps and games on iOS that have been made with ARKit. There's a lot to explore so let's jump right in.

Find out how you can save £35 and win a trip to Paris, at Summoners War World Arena Championship

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 21st, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADDICTIVE SUMMONING :: Read Review »

Nothing raises excitement like a good competition, and we’re thrilled to announce our latest contest. We’ll be sending one lucky reader and a friend to the Summoners War World Arena Championship at Le Comedia in Paris on October 7th. It’s the perfect opportunity to witness Summoners War like you’ve never seen it before.

The Summoners War World Arena Championship is developer COM2US’s premier competition for the popular strategy RPG. The top players in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, Thailand, and South Korea will be fighting it out for a spot in the World Finals in the United States.

The top 16 European players are coming together on October 7th in Paris for a chance to win $5,000 in prize money and two seats in the World Finals, and you might get the opportunity to see all of that action play out live. One UK based reader will be receiving two VIP passes and an all expenses paid trip to Paris to see the EU finals. The winner will get access to an exclusive VIP lounge, where they’ll get to meet influencers and the Summoners War developers themselves.

Amazon is sweetening the deal with a special discount on their digital currency, Amazon Coins, which you can use to buy popular games like Summoners War and make in-app purchases. New users can save an impressive £35 thanks to this generous offer, which is serving up 10,000 coins for just £65.

Amazon Coins can be used on Android devices via the Amazon Underground app. 100 Amazon Coins are worth 1£ of apps and in app-items. The more coins you buy, the bigger the discounts you’ll receive on your favorite mobile games.

And this is not all. We also have 3 Amazon All-New Fire HD 8 Tablets to give to three participants to this competition. An offer too good to pass, right?

Here’s how you can enter:

For a chance to win a trip to the Summoners War World Arena Championship EU finals, follow @PocketGamer on Twitter and retweet this tweet:



This competition is open to UK residents only. Good luck!

Competition Rules

  • The competition closes on Wednesday September 27th 2017, at 4pm BST, and no entries will be accepted after this date.
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  • The competition is open to readers from UK only.
  • Pocket Gamer parent company Steel Media's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the winners of the competition.
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Egg, Inc. guide - how to build your golden nest egg

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 21st, 2017

Egg, Inc.'s been around for some time now, but don't you believe for one second that this quirky clicker game has gone out of style. The game keeps popping up on Reddit and other community forums thanks to the outlandish gameplay (plus, the chickens are kinda cute). With the game's latest update the game has seen another resurgence in popularity.

To help out newcomers to the game, we're here to share with you a few helpful moneymaking tips for Egg, Inc. Let's get started.

The best deals on the App Store this week - September 20

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 21st, 2017



Good news, everyone! Your favorite day of the week has arrived at last -- it's discount roundup day! This fine Wednesday evening we're gathering up the hottest deals on the App Store. We've got action platformers, we've got puzzle games, we've got huge fantasy RPGs -- what more could you ask for? If you're on the look out for a quality game on the cheap, why not check out one of these excellent titles?

The best games to play while you wait for SteamWorld Dig 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 19th, 2017



SteamWorld Dig 2
is out this week on PC and Switch, and people are understandably excited. This clever series by Image and Form combines our favorite metroidvania mechanics with an esquisite universe, excellent storytelling, and true wit.

While release is only days away, anticipation is high. Here are a few quality mobile games you can play to hold you over.

Drag'n'Boom beginner's guide - how to earn mountains of gold

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 19th, 2017

Have you ever wanted to burn and pillage a village as a bloodthirsty dragon? If you answered yes to that question, Drag'n'Boom offers you the perfect chance to do so, casting you as an adorable little dragon that wants to set humankind aflame.

It sounds violent, but this little arcade game is quite charming, tasking you with taking out archers, wizards, and other enemies to earn bountiful treasure. You'll be using that precious gold to level up your dragon and reach sky high scores. We're here to show you how to get the most bang (boom?) for your buck.

The best simulation games on mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 18th, 2017

There's nothing like a good sim -- from the seemingly ridiculous to the incredibly mundane, you can be sure there's a simulation game out there for your every whim.

There's a lot to sift through if you're looking for a quality simulation game, but we're here to make things a little easier for you. We've selected five of our favorite simulation games. Why not give one of these quality sims a try?

INKS guide - how to create works of pinball art

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 18th, 2017

INKS puts a clever new spin on everyone's favorite classic arcade game, pinball. The core mechanics are the same -- keep a little ball pinging around the board for as long as possible without letting it fall into the precarious holes in the board.

In INKS, however, your pinball leaves delightful trails of watercolor ink wherever it travels, creating beautiful displays of color. Rather than racking up the points, you'll be more interested in seeing the colorful designs you can create. We have a few tips to help you get the most out of INKS.

The best mobile games like Divinity: Original Sin 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 15th, 2017



Divinity: Original Sin 2
launched this week to the excitement of RPG fans everywhere. The game, which derives a lot of of its story and mechanics from old-school isometric RPGs and Dungeons & Dragons, has unseated PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as the top-selling games on Steam for the first time pretty much all summer.

There's a lot to love about this beautiful RPG that lets you explore amazing fantasy locales and empowers player choice, but did you know there are a lot of classic RPGs in a similar vein already on iOS and Android? Here are four of our favorites.

Iron Marines guide - beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 15th, 2017



Iron Marines
is a brilliant RTS title that feels a bit like Starcraft. It's got a sci-fi setting and some of the most spectacular strategy mechanics we've seen in mobile games to date.

With that said, the RTS genre can be a bit tricky to break into if you're a newcomer. Here are a few tips to help you on your way.

The best new games we played this week - September 14

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 15th, 2017



The work week can be tough, but on the bright side, it's almost overandthere are bunches of brand new games to try out this weekend. This week definitely makes up for last week's sleepiness ten-fold. We've got one of the finest RTS game on mobile this week, a lovely little puzzler, and plenty of other goodies to keep you entertained for weeks to come. Let's get right down to it, shall we?

The best RTS games like Iron Marines

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 15th, 2017

Iron Marines launched today, and it's definitely taking the mobile gaming world by storm. In fact, our reviews editor Campbell says it's "quite possibly the best real-time strategy game on the App Store."

If you're looking for more real-time strategy games to add to your collection, we've devised a list of games similar in style and genre to Iron Marines that we think you'll enjoy.