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Asphalt 9: Legends review

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By Emily Sowden on August 7th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HEART PUMPING
Asphalt 9: Legends is the best of the series so far. While it may lean a little more toward the casual side of arcade racing, it's still a ton of fun and gorgeous, to boot.
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Rocket Valley Tycoon review

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By Emily Sowden on July 18th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A BIT OF A MIXIE BAG
Rocket Valley Tycoon is a neat game with a weirdly successful mix of genres at its heart, but it won't be for everyone
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Identity V review

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By Emily Sowden on July 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MULTIPLAYER MACHINE
Identity V is a little waffly in its introduction, but the actual game is great fun and feels pretty slick on a smartphone
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The best mobile games of 2018 so far - Emily's picks

Posted by Emily Sowden on July 13th, 2018

Alright, alright, so you saw what I was most looking forward to this year on the gaming scene, but what about what's already been? We're almost halfway through July, over halfway through 2018, and there's plenty that's happened.

If any of you follow me over on Pocket Gamer you know I've got a fondness for great stories, pretty things, and puzzles, so you may not agree with my choices but, hey, that's the beauty of opinion.

Up Left Out review

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By Emily Sowden on July 11th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLUID AND FUN
Up Left Out may not be the most detailed or complex puzzler on the App Store, but it celebrates simplicity and is a lot of fun
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What mobile games are we looking forward to in the second half of 2018? - Emily's picks

Posted by Emily Sowden on July 11th, 2018

2018 has been a bit of a mix in mobile gaming. We've had some real gems like Oddmar, Candleman, and Dandara, and we've had some disappointments, but what about the future?

These upcoming games have me excited for a number of different reasons, and some of them are a little – er – weird. Though it's easy to just focus on what we know is coming and what we know we're going to get, it's much more fun to look forward and speculate on what we don't know, eh?

No? Just me? Well, we'd best get to it then.

5 things you need to know to get started in Pokemon Quest

Posted by Emily Sowden on July 5th, 2018

Pokemon Quest iOS screenshot - A Bellsprout

After Pokemon Quest snuck out on Nintendo Switch, we had to wait a surprisingly short amoung of time before getting it on iOS and Android. I mean, we knew it was coming, but you'd never know if we'd only be waiting a month or six to get our hands on the game.

If you're looking for a full RPG you won't find it here, sorry chaps. This one's a free to play title that's not quite the style of Pokemon you'd recognise. It may have all of the fan-favourites from Red and Blue, but they're – er – blockier, so there are a few new things to learn.

Not to worry, though! Here's a handy ol' guide to walk you through the basics so you can command an epic team and collect all of the delicious, shiny loot.

Pokemon Quest review

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By Emily Sowden on June 29th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CUTE BUT CURIOUS
Pokemon Quest is an easy game to pick up and play, but don't expect anything too deep once you get going
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Suzy Cube review

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By Emily Sowden on June 27th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JUMPY FUN
Suzy Cube is a simple 3D platformer, but it's definitely one of the best for mobile
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Only When Howling review

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By Emily Sowden on June 14th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ARTISTIC AND THOUGHFUL
It knows what it's saying, it's up to you whether you listen or not
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Might and Magic: Elemental Guardians review

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By Emily Sowden on June 13th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEAUTIFUL AND ADDICTIVE
A great RPG for fans of the genre and those who are looking to get into it
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Feist review

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By Emily Sowden on June 5th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT FOR THE WEAK
Feist is beautiful to look at and interesting to play, but casual gamers might find it too challenging
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G30 review

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By Emily Sowden on June 4th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EMOTIONAL JOURNEY
G30 is a stark and beautiful puzzler if you're willing to give it the time it needs
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Odium to the Core review

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By Emily Sowden on May 14th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOUGH BUT FUN
This one-touch music runner isn't for the faint of heart
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ilu review

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By Emily Sowden on May 8th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHINE YOUR WAY
ilu is a great puzzler which gives you the freedom to play how you want to
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