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Campbell has been writing about games for the majority of his adult life and made the jump into covering mobile games in 2013. He is always on Twitter when he's not playing games.

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Infinite Pool review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 18th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MAD HATTER
This endless pool game has a really bizarre structure that makes it hard to enjoy.
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Ultra Sharp review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 15th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CREATIVE CUTTING
This simple puzzler has some surprising level design, but you can only really enjoy it if you get rid of the ads.
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Out of the Loop review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 14th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FOOL YOUR FRIENDS
This party game is a pretty excellent time, provided you can find people to play with.
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The best mobile "forever games"

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 14th, 2018

The idea of the “forever game” is a compelling one in general, but especially so on mobile. Being able to fire up the same game over and over again on your phone or tablet and be treated to new experiences and things to do each time is close to—if not the pinnacle—of mobile gaming. So, without further ado, see below for some of the best forever games on mobile:


Motorsport Manager Mobile 2

What is it?

This management game puts you in control of a Formula 1-style racing franchise. You manage almost everything involved in this process, including the drivers you hire, the sponsorship deals you take, the R&D of your cars, and even when drivers should take a pit stop mid-race.

What makes it a forever game?

The beauty of Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 is that it contains just enough variables to ensure the racing landscape is always changing. Even if you’re many years deep into the game’s career mode, you have to contend with different drivers, unexpected financial predicaments, and, of course, all of the other race teams that are trying to beat you.

Who’s it for?

Anyone who like management sims. Even if you aren’t into racing, Motorsport Manager 2 has a great set of mechanics under its hood that almost guarantees you’ll be playing it for a long time.

Read our Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 review

BlazeFury guide - How to wrap your mind around this odd shmup

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 12th, 2018

BlazeFury is a unique take on the shmup genre, so it’s pretty easy to be confused about how you should play it. Fear not though, dear reader. These tips below will make you a dogfighting champion in no time.

Missiles are the best

The best way to start progressing quickly in BlazeFury is to invest in the right weapons. Since enemies get harder and harder, and there’s no real way to fight back without upgrading your own arsenal, you want to be sure you’re making the best investments possible.

From my experience, the missiles are the best weapon for you to unlock and continuously upgrade. Not only do they pack a punch against enemies, but they also do a great deal of splash damage, which can help you take down enemies that you aren’t even targeting.

BlazeFury review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 11th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STILL SHOOTING
This shmup isn’t quite like any we’ve seen before, and it's both a good and bad thing.
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Trex VIP review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 7th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: VEXED BY TREX
This card game can be a pretty good time, but this digital form of it has a few too many issues.
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Silverfish DX review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 7th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLATFISH
Silverfish DX does a great job of reminding you how great Geometry Wars is.
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Dragon Ball Legends review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 6th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: DRAGON BRAWL
Dragon Ball Legends may be true to the series to a certain extent, but that doesn’t make it a good game.
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Sir Questionnaire review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 31st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: AIRY AND LITE
Sir Questionnaire’s lightweight roguelike action would be more enjoyable if not for a few bugs.
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One Deck Dungeon review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 30th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DICEY DUNGEONS
One Deck Dungeon’s digital form feels weirdly dissonant because of its circular lineage.
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Pocket Run Pool guide - Tips and Tricks for Beginner Billiardist

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 29th, 2018

Zach Gage has made quite a name for himself by taking familiar games, tweaking them just so, and packaging the whole thing up in his signature style. Pocket Run Pool is his latest creation, which takes billiards and turns it into an extremely compelling solo score chaser. If you’ve just recently picked the game up and are looking to improve your game, keep the following tips in mind.

Idle Champions review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 28th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PASSIVE PILLAGING
This idle game has a few more things in it than others, but none of it really changes the experience.
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Scalak review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 25th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PURE PUZZLE
Scalak’s simple fun is fine, but it makes you wonder if there should be something more to it.
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Pocket Run Pool review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 23rd, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: POCKET POOL
Pocket Run Pool is one of Gage’s best releases to date.
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