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Castaway Paradise - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Help you Make the Most of Being Stranded

Posted by Brittany Vincent on November 28th, 2014

Ahoy there, castaways:
Were you curious about our own thoughts regarding this pristine shipwreck? Check out our Castaway Paradise review!

Castaway Paradise is out for iOS, finally giving mobile gamers the opportunity to enjoy the idyllic lifestyle of an Animal Crossing-like game. Though it may seem straightforward, these tips will go a long way towards making your life a little easier.

Become self-sufficient

  • Plant yourself some trees and get watering - The more trees you have, the more fruit you are producing, which means more money when you take in your harvest and sell it. Economy 101, son!
  • Keep planting crops - Before you sell your fruit, make sure you plant it so you can just keep a steady supply going. Don't be hasty, as it will come back to haunt you when you find your money supplies dwindling.
  • Shake those trees - Shaking trees can dislodge surprises, such as a dropped fruit from the same type of tree. You can plant said fruit in turn, but you’ll want to pocket most of what you can shake down. Every little bit counts!
  • Become a bug catcher - Every so often, you’ll find bugs around the island simply begging you to nab them. Wait until you see the net icon, and then tap it to bag the bug. You'll need to be sneaky about how you approach them, because if you're too slow they'll get away. Focus on coming up behind them slowly and you'll be good to go.

Castaway Paradise Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on October 27th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: AN ISLAND OF FRIENDS
Castaway Paradise is a delightful riff on Animal Crossing, with all of the fixings.
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Just Dance Now Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on October 7th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW
Get your groove on just about anywhere with Ubisoft's free version of the popular dance game.
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Card Dungeon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on October 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DUNGEON OF CARDS
Card Dungeon is a delightful riff on the hackneyed roguelike genre.
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The Ensign Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on September 4th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SURVIVE THE UNSURVIVABLE
The Ensign takes most of its cues from A Dark Room to create a wonderfully weird text adventure.
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Diver Dogs Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on August 18th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PUPPY LOVE
Diver Dogs is the cutest undersea animal rescue game on the App Store, by far.
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Modern Combat 5: Blackout Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Brittany Vincent on July 25th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LESS QQ
The fifth entry into the blockbuster Modern Combat series is what mobile shooters should aspire to.
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Fanatic Earth Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on July 24th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BY-THE-NUMBERS
Kemco's stable of mobile RPGs grows, but in Fanatic Earth's situation it's a case of quantity over quality.
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Pixel Burger Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on July 17th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar ::
Pixel Burger is an adorable amalgam of pixelated foodstuffs and stacking that's easy to pick up and oh-so-difficult to put down, like a tasty burger.
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Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on July 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PREHISTORICALLY PUZZLING
Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores is rife with plenty of prehistoric game to hunt, but when they don't always fight back it becomes just a bit of a weird hunting trip.
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Tomato World Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on July 7th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TANGY YET SWEET
It may appear simple and slapdash, but Tomato World is a ton of fun for free.
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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on July 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: A SWEET CONFECTION
Monsters Ate My Birthday cake is an exemplary puzzler that represents the genre well.
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Summoners War: Sky Arena Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on June 23rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADDICTIVE SUMMONING
Summoners War: Sky Arena is a polished free-to-play endeavor with plenty to offer players who wish to avoid spending money as well as those with gold lining their pockets.
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Bubble Witch Saga 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on June 9th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BUBBLICIOUS
Bubble Witch Saga 2 is a much-improved update from King's original go-around with bright colors, additional challenges, and plenty of stages to complete.
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