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Angry Birds Friends NHL All-Star Tournament Welcomes NHL HockeyBird

Posted by on January 26th, 2015
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With the NHL All-Star Game finishing up this weekend, Rovio has added two week-long hockey-themed tournaments to Angry Birds Friends. What makes these tournaments unique from the norm, however, is that they also feature a new playable character. The NHL HockeyBird – a white bird sporting a cap and hockey stick.

Angry Birds Friends is available to slap-shot onto your iOS device now and is free to download.

via: Our Review

The LEGO Movie Video Game is Available Now for iOS

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Warner Bros and TT Games have announced the launch of The LEGO Movie Video Game on iOS. Starring LEGO every-man Emmet on an epic quest after being mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world,  The LEGO Movie Video Game features over 90 characters from the film to play as, including Batman, Superman, and Gandalf, as well as 45 levels to build and smash your way through. This mobile version also includes controller support and two touch screen control schemes to choose from: ‘Classic’ and ‘Touch Screen’.

The LEGO Movie Video Game is available to download from the App Store now for 499 Gold studs $4.99.

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We’re Not Yolking About – Chicken Tapper Eggmaster is Out Now

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ever wanted to create your own egg-based empire or poke chickens to your hearts content? Well, the upcoming release from Chillingo and sybsoftware, Eggmaster, might be what you’ve been looking for.

Eggmaster tasks players with tapping chickens to get a steady supply of eggs, because as everyone knows eggs only arrive when chickens are prodded. Although the FDA may not approve, along the way players can improve production by feeding their brood chocolate, potions and pills, while also having to take care to protect their egg supplies from other players.

You’ll can download Eggmaster for free now, and fulfill all your chicken-tapping dreams.

Gameloft has just unveiled Dungeon Hunter 5, a new addition to their mobile hack ‘n’ slash franchise. Playing as a ‘common-guy’ bounty hunter following on from the events of Dungeon Hunter 4, the game is set to feature improved graphics, new animations ‘built from the ground up’, and all new weapons and effects.

Players will also be the owners of their own dungeon ‘hideouts’ in the new multiplayer mode, where they’ll aim to defend their loot whilst stealing from others. Each hideout is designed by the player, with the ultimate goal of an attacker being to defeat the owner of the hideout at the end and claim some of their loot as their own. This loot can then be used in the new weapon fusing system, which allows players to combine and level-up their weaponry.

Dungeon Hunter 5 is set to slash its way onto the App Store later this year. Players can pre-register for the game now, which gives them the opportunity to work toward exclusive launch day items including concept art and a minion to help protect their loot.

Concrete Studios has announced that NHL Target Smash, an officially licensed NHL target shooting game, will be making its way to iOS this week.

Playing for any one of the 30 NHL teams, players take their own created hockey legend through multiple seasons of match-ups against the opposition while aiming to shoot well and score high in order to make their way to the play-offs and achieve the ultimate goal of winning the coveted Stanley Cup. Along the way, players are also able to unlock a virtual arsenal of custom equipment including ‘The Reaper’ and the ‘Frost Edge’.

NHL Target Smash is set to arrive on the ice App Store this Thursday.

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Marvel Puzzle Quest Update Adds New Episode and Mode in its Latest Update

Posted by on January 5th, 2015
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The latest update for D3‘s Marvel Puzzle Quest has arrived on the App Store, bringing in a new episode and mode into the popular match three title.

In the latest episode, ‘Enemy of the State’, a mission in Japan gets ambushed by The Hand, with Wolverine reprogrammed to join them. In order to stop The Hand from carrying out their plan, Elektra, Captain America, Iron Man, and more will have to fight to get him back. Meanwhile, the new Survival mode challenges players to battle their way through waves of enemies, with rewards given out for getting past certain waves.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is available to download from the App Store for free.

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Badland Daydream Level Pack Arrives to Celebrate 20 Million Downloads

Posted by on December 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Badland developers Frogmind has announced that their popular side-scroller has reached the 20 million player mark worldwide, and their latest level pack ‘Daydream’ is coming out to celebrate.

Featuring ten new single-player levels, 30 missions, and five achievements, this new level pack also includes the journey of SNORF (one of the multiplayer characters) through the more bizarre sections of Badland. To celebrate the holiday season, the pack is also free for a limited time. Fans of Badland will also be happy to know that Frogmind has announced that they are working on ‘multiple’ titles in the series for release next year.

Badland is available from the App Store now, if you aren’t one of the aforementioned 20 million players, for $3.99. The ‘Daydream’ pack is available for free for a unspecified ‘limited’ time.

via: Our Review

A Bunch of Halfbrick Games Are Going Free for the Holidays

Posted by on December 19th, 2014
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The holiday season is upon us, and Australian developers Halfbrick have decided to make their complete iOS catalogue free for a limited time to celebrate. Listed below are the games on sale, listed the only way games should at this time of year: to the tune of ‘Deck the Halls.’

Deck the Halls with Age of Zombies,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
‘Tis the season to Fruit Ninja,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Troul the Fish Out Of Water!,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
See the Monster Dash before us,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the Colossatron,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
All of these are free for now,
Fa la la la la la la la la.

The Latest Only One Update Adds New Classes, Enemies, and Abilities

Posted by on December 16th, 2014
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The biggest update yet for Ernest Szoka‘s Only One has arrived on the App Store, bringing new enemies, abilities, and classes to play as into the free-to-play arena fighter.

Players can now take on the hordes of enemies as either the Barbarian, Valkyrie, Ninja, or Only One, with new ‘Inferno’, ‘Cripple’, and ‘Bloodlust’ abilities available as well. Bat, Skeleton, and Golem enemies have also entered the arena, along with twenty more levels and two new levels, optimization for iPhone 6, a retina-quality interface, and big fixes rounding everything out.

Only One is available to download from the App Store now and will cost you only one moment of your time to get.

Only One

via: Our Review

Trials Frontier Update Adds Player Vs Player Mode in its Latest Update

Posted by on December 12th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update has arrived for RedLynx‘s Trials Frontier, adding a PvP mode that allows players to directly compete against each other. PvP races in-game are organized by the mysterious Zudina, who has appeared from her underground bunker to set up month-long showdowns over three tracks that don’t allow for restarts. At the end of each match players will be rewarded with PvP chips, which in turn can be traded to unlock tracks, outfits, and special items.

Justin Swan, Lead Designer on Trials Frontier, had this to say on the update:

The PvP mode is the largest in-game update in Trials Frontier, and will be the first time a true competitive Player vs. Player has ever come to the Trials’ Universe. We’ve worked diligently to create a PvP mode that lets players race each other asynchronously while also keeping the competitive Trials spirit alive. We’re inviting all of our players to come fight for a spot on our Legends Leaderboard for fame, glory and in-game winnings.

Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Disco Zoo Update Adds a New Region and Festive Headwear

Posted by on December 12th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Disco Sue of NimbleBit‘s Disco Zoo, but now they bring us news of a new update for the game.

Headlining the update is further expansion to the zoo, along with a new region and new creatures. A special holiday treat in the form of festive hats for the animals is also arriving in this update. iPhone 6 users will find that the game works better on their device, with other various small bugs having been taken care of as well.

Disco Zoo is available to download now from the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review
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We’ve reached that time of the year where every man, woman, and corporate entity decides on their favorite games of the previous twelve months. Apple is no exception to this, and this week they named Threes from Sirvo LLC as their iPhone game of the year. To celebrate this honor, the developer has announced that the game is now on sale, with the price having had a very appropriate 33.3 recurring % sliced off.

In other words, Threes is available now for $1.99, down from its usual price of $2.99.

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via: Our Review

Gaming peripheral company SteelSeries has announced that its full-sized controller for iOS, the Stratus XL, is now available for sale in Apple’s brick and mortar Stores.

Introduced earlier this year, its little brother the Stratus was one of the first wireless iOS controller to come to market, with the Stratus XL brought in to give players the option to use a controller more similar to the size and layout of console controllers. The Stratus XL features a pressure-sensitive D-pad, four pressure-sensitive buttons, and four shoulder buttons.

The SteelSeries Stratus XL controller is available at Apple stores and on Apple.com now for $69.99.

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via: Our Review

Worms 3 Gives the Gift of a Free Festive Update

Posted by on December 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A seasonal update has arrived for Team17‘s Worms 3, bringing some festive cheer to the usual explosions and mass Worm death.

The update adds five Christmas-themed hats (Cracker, Penguin, Christmas hat, Turkey, and Christmas Tree), five themed gravestones (Penguin, Cracker, Christmas Tree, Present, and Candy Cane), explosive Christmas puddings instead of mines, an air strike dropped from Santa’s sleigh, and festive present weapon crates.

Worms 3 is available on the App Store now for $0.99.

Worms 3

via: Our Review

PopCap’s Peggle Blast is Now Available Worldwide

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014
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It’s time to dust off your Pachinko skills once again, as after a long period of early access in New Zealand and an announcement from Electronic Arts last week, PopCap‘s newest iOS title, Peggle Blast, is available to download worldwide from the App Store now.

As you’d likely expect from a Peggle title, the game challenges players to take out all of the orange pegs on the board while trying to rack-up points with masterful skill shots along the way.

Peggle Blast is available to download from the App Store now for free.

Real Boxing Gets a New Game Mode in its Anniversary Update

Posted by on November 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Vivid Games‘ iOS boxing title, Real Boxing, has reached its two year anniversary on the App Store, and to celebrate the developers have decided to update the game with new features, visuals, and a new mode. The new single-player Arcade Mode challenges players to fight over 15 increasingly difficult stages, with otherworldly boss battles to fight and a unique set of rewards to gain along the way.

Alongside this new game mode, players will also find that Real Boxing now has power-ups and a new statistic called ‘Condition’, which the developers claim will make leading your fighter to victory more realistic. In addition to this, the game now boasts enhanced visuals, animations, and effects.

Real Boxing is available to download for free from the App Store.

via: Our Review

WWE SuperCard Update Brings New Cards and Rarity Level

Posted by on November 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update has arrived for 2K‘s wrestling collectible card game WWE SuperCard – bringing in new cards, animations, a new rarity level, ‘Survivor’ and more.

John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can be found among the sixty new cards added to the game, with Manager Support cards and cards themed around the new WWE 2K15 also added. Competing cards also have 24 new animations, with the new card rarity ‘Survivor’ bringing the total number of rarity levels up to eight.

Furthermore, rewards and drop rates in Exhibition matches have been rebalanced, with players now having an increased chance of getting higher level cards from the draft board. Card energy limits have also been upped and the performance of People’s Champion Challenge rewards screens and the Card Catalog have also been improved.

WWE SuperCard is available to slam download onto your iOS device from the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review

One Man Left has unveiled an upcoming Tilt to Live bundle, allowing players to get the series for a discounted price.

Entitled the Tilt to Live Tilty-Tilt Boom Boom Bundle, the bundle will include Tilt to Live, Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous, and Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge at a price that’s 44% cheaper than buying all three games individually. Furthermore, if you’ve already bought games in the bundle, you’ll find the price you paid taken off of the final cost.

The Tilt to Live Tilty-Tilt Boom Boom Bundle is set to arrive on the App Store on November 27 and will be $4.99 (at most), with the bundle price set to go up to $5.99 (at most) after November.

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DryGin Studios Release a Free-to-Play Version of Bio Inc

Posted by on November 24th, 2014
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Bio Inc developers DryGin Studios have announced that they have embraced the free-to-play payment model for the title, with owners of the new free version of the game required to pay for all new features when they are released in the future.

Previous owners won’t find their version converted to this model however, as their version has been converted to Bio Inc Platinum – a ‘premium’ version of the game that will provide owners with all future updates for free or a reduced price.

Bio Inc is available to download for free now, with Bio Inc Platinum available for $0.99.

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via: Our Review

EA and Firemonkeys have announced Need for Speed No Limits, the next mobile installment in the Need for Speed franchise.

Firemonkeys is known as the team behind Real Racing 3 and other mobile Need for Speed titles, with No Limits being built from the ground up in order to deliver the best performance and graphics as possible on the newest devices.

More details about Need for Speed No Limits are set to be announced by Firemonkeys in the following weeks and months.

TOAST has announced that their real-time action-RPG match-3 game Crusaders Quest will release on iOS on December 4. The 8-bit stylized title features elements from the action, RPG, and matching genres, with players able to select from six classes and recruit from a pool of over 200 unique heroes.

If players so wish, they can also pre-register for the game. Players who do so will get special characters, items, and in-game currency upon launch, with more prizes being given out depending on the number of people who pre-register.

Crusaders Quest is set to match march its way into the App Store on December 4.

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Marvel Puzzle Quest Set to Gain Guardians of the Galaxy Next Week

Posted by on November 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

D3 has revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy are set to arrive in the next Marvel Puzzle Quest episode, titled “Meet Rocket & Groot.” In addition to this, both Rocket and Groot will appear in their own Versus Tournament starting on November 28, two days after the new episode arrives.

The episode will be run twice, with Thor: Goddess of Thunder available to win in the first run and Gamora in the second run, which will start on December 1.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is available to download for free now, with the episode bringing Rocket and Groot set to arrive on November 26.

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The Latest Dropbox Update Brings Accessibility Improvements

Posted by on November 18th, 2014
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An update has arrived for Dropbox‘s iOS app, with accessibility improvements being the main focus of this new version.

The update brings a new welcome tutorial, with clearer identification of its contents and VoiceOver support added. Photo titles are now properly announced, with thumbnails that are also more descriptive. Passcode lock can be enabled and disabled more easily, with the passcode field and digits now easier to select. Finally, a new button to close out the ‘More Actions’ menu has been added for VoiceOver, making it easier to get back to other areas of the app. Dropbox claims that this is just the beginning for accessibility improvements, with more set to arrive via more updates in the future.

Dropbox is available to download from the App Store now for free.

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source: Dropbox

United for Wildlife, a collaboration between seven of the world’s largest conservation organizations including WWF-UK and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Finnish game developers Rovio, most famous as the creators of Angry Birds, have announced a partnership in an effort to help prevent the extinction of the Pangolin. Pangolins live in tropical regions of Asia and Africa, and all eight species are being threatened by illegal poaching.

From now until November 23, players can take part in a special tournament within Angry Birds Friends, ‘Roll with the Pangolin’, where they’re tasked with freeing illegally captured pangolins. Rovio has also created a series of videos featured The Duke of Cambridge, President of United for Wildlife, describing the situation they face and the activities the group of charities is carrying out, with these available to watch from within the Toons TV channel within all Angry Birds games.

Pixowl’s Newest Release, The Sandbox EDU, is Available on the App Store Now

Posted by on November 14th, 2014
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Pixowl has announced that The Sandbox EDU, a child-focused and IAP-free version of its popular creation game, The Sandbox, has arrived on iOS.

Developed in cooperation with teachers and aimed at those aged 6 to 12, this new version of The Sandbox features over 50 original ‘lessons’ on various subjects, including those based on Earth science, lab science, pixel art, and music. Players will also find over 150 elements available to them in the open-ended ‘Create’ mode, with work also available to be saved and shared in the game’s online gallery.

The Sandbox EDU is available now on the App Store for $2.99.

Ironhide Game Studio has unveiled that the latest entry in their popular tower defense series Kingdom Rush, entitled Kingdom Rush: Origins, will launch on iOS next week. Alongside this announcement, you can take a look at a hands-on video from our partners in crime over at AppSpy (below).

Kingdom Rush: Origins is set to launch onto the App Store next Thursday, 11/20.

Runtastic Launches Sleep Better, its First Sleep-Focused App

Posted by on November 10th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Fitness app company Runtastic has released their first app focused around sleep: Sleep Better.

The app includes sleep tracking, which tracks sleep cycles, duration, and efficiency; a ‘Smart Alarm’, which will attempt to wake users up in light sleep periods; and Moon Phase Tracking among its features, with users encouraged to also track daily variables such as stress levels, caffeine consumption, and workout habits. This data is then visualized for the user, allowing for analysis of sleep behavior based off of what happened on that given day.

Sleep Better is available to download now for free.

Com2uS has released a new update for their popular free-to-play RPG Summoners Warwhich also recently passed 20 million installs.

This update brings four new areas to the game, adding new missions and runes to the game as well. In addition to this, improvements to monster capabilities have also been made, with language support set to arrive for Spain, Portugal, Russia and South-East Asia soon.

Summoners War is available to download now for free.

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via: Our Review

The Incident developer Big Bucket has announced that its next game, Space Age, will be releasing this week on the App Store.

Space Age is described as a ‘cosmic adventure’ set in the futuristic world of 1976. Following a band of intergalactic explorers who land on Kepler-16, a seemingly uninhabited planet, it’s soon discovered that something is very familiar and strange about this planet.

You”ll be able to welcome Space Age into your world pretty soon, with the game set to come out for iOS on November 6th.

UPDATE: Due to the review process taking longer than expected, Space Age is now set to launch on November 13th.

Surgeon Simulator Slices Onto the iPhone

Posted by on November 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Bossa Studios has updated the completely realistic Surgeon Simulator, allowing iPhone and iPod Touch owners the chance to say ‘Shhhhh. I Doctor Now’ on their devices for the first time.

For those of you unaware of Bob and his many unfortunate surgeries, Surgeon Simulator challenges players to complete a variety of transplants – including heart, double kidney, and eyes – with control of your surgical instruments down to your nimble fingers. Being a physics-based game however, your fingers will likely end up being more clumsy than nimble, with flying objects and a dead patient usually being the end result.

Surgeon Simulator is available to download for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch now for $5.99.

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via: Our Review
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