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Well, BlastBall MAX is not one of those games and is bucking trends such as timers, elements of randomness, and tacked-on mechanics in favor of pure puzzle gameplay.

When you first boot up the game you’ll see a grid made up of squares that are each filled with four circle-shaped holes in it, and some of those holes will have yellow balls sitting in them.


Following me so far?

You have a selection of yellow balls of your own and you can place one at any point on the board.

The goal is to create a row of at least five balls, at which point the balls will be ‘blasted’, which removes the two outermost balls.

At this point the most interesting mechanic comes into play: the center ball changes color and takes on an entirely new ability that completely changes the dynamic of the game.


There are boosts there for those who are struggling, such as a ‘Multiplier Maximiser’ that increases your multiplier to the maximum if you blast a row with eight balls in it.

With over 90 missions to complete, the game is full to the brim with content and totally warrants the premium price tag. This is one puzzle game where it totally pays to, um, pay.

Follow the link to the App Store [download] to get started on your BlastBall Max adventure right now.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Gaia is being invaded by the Devil Prince and the demonic Devil Army at his disposal, and it’s up to you and your avatar to defeat him in League of Angels – Fire Raiders.


Raise a mighty army from hundreds of recruitable angel heroes and take the fight to the Devil Prince as you endeavor to liberate the lands of Gaia.

The very best gear will be made available to your avatar and heroes, which can be enhanced via socketable gems.


Your avatar will level-up on its journey to become the finest leader the land of Gaia has ever seen and you can customize it to fit your desired playstyle.

The base of your operations is a castle that must be defended at all costs – bolster its defenses by casting potent magic spells.


Guilds full of allies can be created or joined and you can battle against fellow or opposing players in local or cross-server arena wars.

League of Angels – Fire Raiders is all set for global launch in the App Store and Google Play soon. Head on over to the official Facebook page and hit ‘Like’ to be the first to know when a date is revealed, and visit the official website for further information.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Tap4Fun have announced a series of in-game events throughout February to celebrate King’s Empire’s third anniversary since launching in the App Store and Google Play in 2012.

The events have already started, with a heroes show-off kicking things off at the beginning of February.

A ‘Big Boss Battle’ event began on the 11th and is set to end on Friday the 13th. In this exciting event a player is turned into an enormous boss and it’s up to other players from all servers to team up and take the boss down.

The full festivities start on the 12th but Tap4Fun are keeping quiet about exactly what’s to come. It’s safe to say that if you’re a fan of King’s Empire you’ll definitely want to see what all of the fuss is about.

Also starting on the 12th is a Valentine’s Day event so if your other half hasn’t started playing, now is the best time to get them to start.

King’s Empire is an online free to play strategy game on iOS and Android.

The objective is to take control of as many city states and villages as possible, in order to build an empire big enough to take on your opposing players.

Units can be fully customised to suit any playstyle and you can strengthen them further with the use of dark magic.

Now is the best time to get started with King’s Empire if you haven’t played it before. There’s plenty to get involved in for old hands and newcomers alike throughout February so head on over to the App Store [download] and Google Play [download] to check it out.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.


Wargaming’s award-winning mobile tank battler, World of Tanks Blitz, has been updated with an all new map and a selection of British tanks. Update 1.6 launched on iOS and Android on the 21st of January.

The British line includes nine iconic British tanks from throughout history. Recognisable names include the Churchill, Black Prince, Conqueror, and the FV214b.


Wargaming wouldn’t expect you to blow up all these new tanks on familiar terrain, though. A brand new map called Castilla was included in the update.

World of Tanks Blitz launched back way back in December 2014 as the mobile version of the popular PC hit, World of Tanks. The latest update represents the first major release since the game’s launch.


There has been an explosion of interest in World of Tanks Blitz. Since launch, the game has been installed on over 5 million iOS and Android devices. With a current Quality Index rating of 8.5, World of Tanks Blitz has also been a complete critical success.

Head on over to the App Store [download] or Google Play [download] and get started on your tank warfare career entirely for free.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Ever been watching a movie and just wished that you could reach out and interact with it? Maybe change the devastating plot twists or beat the bad guy yourself? Well, the Korean content creation company SYOBE Creative has listened to those desires and created the very first mobile game/movie, Cinema Game: RAGE.

Several huge names in the Korean entertainment industry have already attached themselves to the project. Fans may recognize popular and famous actors such as Jeong Eun-Chae, Lee Ju-Seung, and Lee Ki-Young, as well as K-POP stars Seo Kang-Joon and Gong Myung of 5urprise fame, and Nara of the group HelloVenus.


The movie itself has been really well-shot but the best part about it is that you can physically interact with it at key moments, such as swiping or tapping to ensure the on-screen character avoids obstacles or choosing which direction a motorbike will turn during a driving section. One section that looked particularly fun was a Dance Dance Revolution-style rhythm action sequence during which you press left-right button at the right time to win a game.

Cinema Game: RAGE is essentially a collection of mini-games and quick-time events played in real-time as you watch a movie. The plot also sounds intriguing, taking the form of a mystery thriller. Gio is a university student who lives with his miserable older brother, a blogger who sees the future in his dreams. When his brother disappears, it’s up to Gio to discover exactly what has happened.


Interactive books and comics have been successfully adapted to video game devices before, so why not movies? You could argue that Telltales’ efforts are the closest thing but we’ve never seen a fully-shot interactive movie game before. SYOBE Creative developed its own technologies in order to achieve this, successfully integrating full motion video and action streaming video technologies. They applied patent for their very own pattern processing technology which was used during the development of the game’s user interface and streaming videos.

Cinema Game RAGE is available now on Google Play [download] and the App Store [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Trivia Crack was launched with brand new content for the UK audience yesterday by Etermax.

As the name suggests, Trivia Crack is a highly addictive quiz game in which you test your knowledge against friends in six categories: science, entertainment, art, geography, sports, and history. When you successfully beat a friend you unlock that category’s corresponding character. To be crowned the ultimate king of trivia you’ll have to pull off the feat of unlocking all six.

Trivia Crack has taken the US iTunes and Google Play charts by storm since launching in that market last year, wrestling the top spot off huge apps such as Candy Crush Soda Saga. The app has been downloaded by a whopping 100 million users in over 22 countries. That’s around 800 thousand daily downloads since launch.


The brand new UK version launched yesterday on the 21st of January and includes tons of new questions aimed at UK residents. The subject matter of the questions is varied though they’re consistently hilarious. Examples include: “Which magazine greeted the birth of Prince George with the front page headline, ‘WOMAN HAS BABY’?”, “Which footballer is known for the phrase ‘Why always me?’?”, “Who would Cheryl Cole want to be reborn as?”, and “What’s the unusual name of Sienna Miller’s baby?”.

If you live in the UK, you really have no reason not to check out the highly addictive Trivia Crack – especially when all your friends are playing it. Head on over to the App Store [download] or Google Play Store [download] to download the relaunched version.

Lithuanian developer Nordcurrent has yet again updated its restaurant simulator and time management game, Cooking Fever; this time with a sushi-themed restaurant and brand new gameplay mechanics.

Cooking Fever is causing quite the sensation after being downloaded by 9 million players since launch, topping charts on its way. What it is, is a time-management game set in a variety of themed restaurants in which you cook world foods using over 100 different ingredients.

Adding to the Bakery, Fast-Food, Chinese, Indian, Pizza, Breakfast, and Seafood-themed levels is a brand new Sushi restaurant that contains new game mechanics. You’ll be rolling a variety of sushi, you see, combining different flavors and condiments.

The restaurant environment itself is very authentic and the cabinets for sushi storage offers new functionality. The difficulty here stems from, well, the same difficulty with making real sushi. You have to balance speed with accuracy to ensure that not only the sushi tastes great but that it’s served with trademark speed. Those customers don’t like waiting, folks.

Android fans need not feel left out much longer – an Android version is expected to follow in the first quarter of next year and a whole new Paradise Island-themed map containing plenty of new restaurants will arrive soon after.

Head on over to the App Store [download] to get the full sushi experience right on your iPhone in Cooking Fever.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Spil Games has updated its fun dolphin trick simulator, My Dolphin Show, with an amusement park-themed fourth world and it’s live now on iOS.

My Dolphin Show stars you as a dolphin trainer who teaches the intelligent animals how to perform skillful tricks so that they can compete in shows and arenas. Leap through hoops, header beach balls, and splash the audience with your cute little friend.

The new update takes you and your dolphin to an amusement park-themed world, featuring a free-fall tower, roller coasters, and even a Ferris wheel. This exciting new world contains a whopping 18 new levels to keep you busy – consider yourselves spoiled.


Four new costumes include a French fry, rocket dolphin (which leaves a trail of smoke when you leap out of the water), ghost dolphin, and cheerleader dolphin – bringing the total number over an impressive 40.

Spil Games have hinted at plans to bring a water world-themed park in the future, which will no doubt feature a whole host of new levels, tricks, and costumes.

Check out the trailer below for a look at the game in action and, if you like what you see, head on over to the App Store [download] to start training your little dolphin right away.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media preferred partners.

Free-to-play online tank warfare game World of Tanks Blitz, has finally arrived on Android, courtesy of

World of Tanks Blitz features cross-platform play, so if you were desperate to face your iOS friends in combat, rest assured that you can. Don’t be disheartened if your tank explodes into a shower of shrapnel – they have had six months head start.


The original World of Tanks arrived on PC just over four years ago, but this is no mere port. It’s been built from the ground up with mobile in mind. That means well-executed touchscreen controls and slightly different visuals – which are impressive by mobile standards.


The matches are brief enough that you can jump right in on your coffee break and feature 7v7 tanks battling in one of ten different arenas. Oh, and did we mention there were over 100 iconic tanks from Great Britain, Germany, United States, and USSR to choose from?


Though in-app purchases are available in this game, they don’t offer a distinct advantage. Wargaming wants to keep it fair, just like in the PC version, with free-to-play users being able to compete on a level playing field with those who pay.


With real life physics, detailed tutorials, and plenty of in-game achievements to hunt, there’s a lot of game on offer here for free – so there’s no real reason not to check it out. Wargaming also promises to continue providing updates and graphic enhancements well after launch.


Head on over to Google Play [download] or the App Store [download] to download either version of this highly popular tank battler.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

and_1136_640_SS01MonTowers2, a monster collecting tower exploration game, has been released by Buffstone today for iOS and Android devices.

The sequel to the hit monster-summoning original features exactly what you’d expect from a MonTowers game. You’ll be exploring each floor of a series of towers, fighting the increasingly powerful monsters as you go.

This time, however, you have the opportunity to combine and upgrade your collected beasts to create all-new, more powerful versions to face-off against the hundreds of evil new monsters.

and_1136_640_SS04There’s also a new touch screen mini-game that, upon successful completion, allows you to attack first. Fail, though, and your opponent gets the upper hand instead.

MonTowers has received a grand total of 10 million downloads worldwide to date, and the sequel has performed excellently in the Japanese Market since its release there earlier this year.

and_1136_640_SS05Buffstone are holding an in-game event to celebrate the launch of MonTowers2. Between now and December 31, 2014, every player who downloads the game can type in the code “MONTOWERS2″ in the ‘Coupon’ section of the main menu to be rewarded with a legendary summoner package worth $10.

Included in the package is a Legend Grade Monster Coin: Dwarf Deep Lord, 30 tokens, a free Gacha ticket, 10 health potions, and five +20BP potions.

MonTowers2 is available now from the App Store [download] and Google Play [download].
This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Playcrab has launched their action-packed new dungeon crawler, Dynasty of Dungeons, today. It errs a little more on the hardcore side than most mobile action-RPGs before it, so here are seven crucial tips to give you a helping hand in your crawl through these demon-infested dungeons.

Train your demons with an effective strategy in mind

Training is expensive, we won’t sugar-coat it, so figure out your strategy fairly early on and train your demon with this in mind. For tanky-types, boost your defence ASAP to make sure that your demon doesn’t go down before he can swing a hit.

Time and use your Fury Skills effectively

This is an important one, because those fury points do tend to dwindle. Pick the right skill for the occasion and use it at the right time. A good example is FireBee’s Fury Skill, which is better to use at either the start of a fight against a weaker opponent, or towards the end of a battle against a stronger one.

Complete your daily missions

Daily missions are short tasks that can be completed daily to earn rewards. They don’t take very long to complete and the rewards do add up so try and complete them all if you can.

Don’t go crazy with your resources

After a victory in the black tower, you get to choose which type of mana you’d like to earn. Don’t just pick any one, because they’re used to evolve your demons. Choose which one you’d like to evolve first, then grab the correct type of mana.

Enemy stats are only a tap away

Tap your enemies to see their stats. This is handy at the start of a fight so that you can take down the opponent which poses the most threat.

Collect your gold often

After conquering regions and unlocking demons on the map, you’ll start accruing taxes. Collect these often from the Overlord’s Tower so that you don’t lose incoming tax when your coffers are full. Gold pops in every 30 minutes.

Don’t buy items from the pirate ship at the start

A lot of the items that can be purchased at the pirate ship are unlocked later for free anyway, so save this for the endgame.

Dynasty of Dungeons is available now from the App Store [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

3D ARPG Dynasty of Dungeons is soon to be released in Europe, North America, and Australasia – and will be free to download.

The game allows you to take on the role of the ‘Overlord’, an anti-hero who lives in a destroyed world. You are then tasked with fighting your way through regions of the game world to claim each region for your own – and ultimately follow the storyline to its natural conclusion, conquering the world.

You fight battles in Dynasty of Dungeons by having two distinct ways to control the outcome. Firstly, you choose the positions of their heroes, with some – as you’d expect – having advantages over the other characters in the form of their attack range or defensive capabilities.

Second is how you can build up ‘mana’ to unleash a more powerful attack on your enemy, where an attack may deal more damage, damage all opponents, or heal one of your allies.

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The gameplay has a significant amount of depth then, but developer Playcrab is also keen to highlight how the universe and story of Dynasty of Dungeons is bought to life through the 3D visuals. There’s a huge range unique animations for each heroes’ actions.

You can see it all for yourself very soon though, with the game arriving on the App Store on November the 27 – with many exciting updates containing further story arcs, maps, functions, events, heroes, weapons to come.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Etermax has optimized its multiplayer trivia game, Trivia Crack, today for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8, with a new version featuring much improved graphics and animation.

Trivia Crack is a free trivia game for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Amazon Kindle, in which you and a friend go head-to-head in each of the six categories of Science, Entertainment, Art, Geography, Sports, and History, in a battle of wits to determine who has the ultimate trivia knowledge. Each of the categories has a corresponding character to unlock – be the first to unlock all of these and you’re crowned the winner.

Power-ups can be purchased with coins earned while playing the game, and grant you an advantage over your opponent via extra spins or the possibility of a face-off to nab one of their collected characters.

Know any useless trivia that isn’t yet featured in Trivia Crack? Well, not to worry, as the option to upload user-created questions is there, and you can even translate and rate questions uploaded by other members of the community.

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Since its release, Trivia Crack has gone from strength-to-strength, currently sitting at ninth and third place in the US and Canada App Stores respectively. For a general idea of how respectable this achievement is, that means 50,000 new users flocked to the game per day in the US alone, with a whopping one download every second.

Trivia Crack has attracted 65 million users to date, and has been described as having “the most accurate name for an app ever,” by droidviews. You can’t argue with the facts, and the facts are that the world loves Trivia Crack, and the world is recommending Trivia Crack to it’s friends.

If you haven’t yet tried out this latest phenomenon, head on over to the App Store, [download], Google Play [download], Windows Phone Store [download] or Amazon Appstore [download], because your friends definitely have.

This week, Trivia Crack is offering it’s Facebook and Twitter fans a chance to win the PRO, Ad-Free version of the game. Simply click the link below to learn how to take part!

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

If you spend the majority of your week at the head of a classroom or lecture hall, you may want to check out PingPong – a smartphone and computer app from developer Waterbear Soft Inc.

Leave your table tennis rackets at home - PingPong isn’t that type of app. It’s actually a pretty nifty tool that allows you to communicate with the people around you who’ve gathered for the same lecture, class, or discussion.

In fact, teachers, workshop speakers, and lecturers from across the world have been using it to get real-time feedback from their audience.

PingPong doesn’t have a single use case and because you can access the service as either a host or a guest without signing up for an account or registering your details first, it’s useful for carrying out a wide variety of group activities.

You can use the app to induce questions from your audience or to assess the understanding your students have of a specific subject, for example. As the host, you can also share essential course materials stored in your Evernote account and moderate contests or quizzes that require no pre-registration from your guests.

In fact, you can use the app to perform any task that requires – among others – a multiple choice, true/false, send text, or send image function.

Naturally, it’s important that you can view the responses your guests submit straight away, which is why PingPong allows you to view all information provided by your guests in real-time with the help of graphs and lists.

You’ll also be pleased to read that PingPong has a web app available and it’s accessible on Mac, PC, and pretty much any other device that can access the web, so those who don’t own smartphones or tablets yet don’t have to be left out in the dark.

Head on over to the App Store [download] or Google Play [download] and grab PingPong for free.

This post is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

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Developed by Newin Inc, nPlayer may seem like your standard video player – but is aiming to be the best in its field by providing high quality video play performance and support for a huge number of video formats and codecs.

User reviews include quotes such as “I have tested many apps but this one is my only official player for all my iDevice,” “I’ve used a number of video players. This is by far the best,” and “this is by far the best streaming app ever” just demonstrate that it’s well on its way to achieving this aim too.

One way it looks to be the best video player on iOS is the Network Function, which – uniquely for video players for mobile devices – enables stream-play from a range of servers including WebDAV, FTP, SMB, and UPnP/DNLA.

You can also adjust a huge number of options while watching videos – including brightness, audio set-up, subtitles, aspect ratio, and more. Touch screen controls allow you to easily adjust playback, subtitle positions and fonts, and volume and brightness, too. The app makes sure that high resolution videos play fluidly without interruptions.

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File management is also simple to grasp, with options to delete, move, rename, and create files – alongside a password lock system to make sure that your videos are kept safe. You can also transfer files without USB cable connection through a wi-fi connection.

As mentioned a range of video formats are supported, including (but not limited to) MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, OGV, RMVB, TP – as well as audio files in MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, and APE.

For real videophiles the app also allows H.264/MPEG4 hardware acceleration for MKV, AVI, and FLV formats over Local, HTTP, FTP, SFTP and SMB protocols – and even supports the official Dolby audio codec (AC3, E-AC3). The recently released 2.6.4 version of the app added support for Toshiba wireless storage devices too, such as FlashAir, Wireless SSD, and the Wireless Adapter.

So if you want to check out the video player that seems to be making waves you can download the iOS 8 compatible version of nPlayer for iPhone and iPad for $4.99 / £2.99 now [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

File sharing services like Dropbox have security issues. Email attachments can be problematic when it comes to sharing large files. USB dongles don’t fit into your phone.

Send Anywhere, a peer-to-peer file transferring application, solves all of the problems listed above by enabling you to send and receive all types of files of any size.

Send-Anywhere-4Send-Anywhere-3Send Anywhere works perfectly across different platforms and devices. This means you can now send a video file from your iPad to a Samsung Galaxy S without any problem. You can also send files from your PC or laptop to your mobile devices.

You don’t even have to provide any personal information to use this service. To transfer a file, all you need is a one-time 6-digit key that will be used to identify the transfer between you and the receiver.

Furthermore, thanks to its signature R-P2P (Relay Peer-to-Peer) technology, Send Anywhere doesn’t leave your data in the cloud, which means your files are free from cracking.

To celebrate breaking one million downloads, the Send Anywhere Team is running a huge Facebook giveaway event and offering up iPhone 6s and Amazon Gift Cards to lucky winners.

Send-Anywhere-2Send-Anywhere-1Since it’s not a lottery, your odds of winning an item are actually pretty high. All you need to do is check out the event page (link below) on Facebook, give it a ‘Like’, and follow the instructions.

What’s up for the grabs? Let’s find out!

The giveaway will run from 10/17 (11:59PM PST) to 10/31 (11:59PM PST). Get involved.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

If you carry an iPhone or a decent Android-powered device in your back pocket at all times, you’re never without a great camera that you can pull out at a moment’s notice.

Part of the fun of capturing an impressive photo these days is adding your own personal touch (such as a filter) and sharing it with masses – apps like Instagram wouldn’t be as popular as they are if it wasn’t.

Moldiv, a photo editing app from Seoul-based developer JellyBus, gives you plenty of options for adding your own personal stamp to the photos you take.

The popular app allows you combine and edit multiple photos in order to create amazing photo collages, and add frames and even text captions before you share your masterpiece with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, the abovementioned Instagram, and many more.

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Moldiv is packed with options. There are over 80 basic frames and 100 premium frames to choose from, for example – all of which can be resized and adjusted and – ultimately – customized just the way you like.

Furthermore, there are 50 photos filters on-board with which to adjust your photos, including specially crafted options that enhance the natural vibrancy of your snaps. You can even control the opacity of Moldiv’s filters and apply them to multiple photos at once.

The editing options don’t end there, mind. Thanks to version 2.0 of Moldiv, which was released to celebrate reaching 20 million users, you can collage your favorite photos like a magazine or poster with the help of 60 presets.

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Since its release back in 2013, Moldiv has been Apple’s ‘Editor’s Choice’ in 120+ countries around the world, and has been featured in the Cupertino company’s ‘New & Noteworthy’ section of the App Store in 110+ countries.

JellyBus, the developer responsible for Moldiv, is currently hosting two special Instagram events (titled Selfie King and Queen and Kiss My Baby) – both of which are open to US residents until October 29 at 12:00 AM PDT.

If you’d like to enter and be in with the chance of nabbing yourself an iPhone 6, an Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens, a handheld selfie stick with remote, or an App Store voucher, use Moldiv to create a collage of selfies or baby photos and submit it to Instagram with the hashtag #ILoveMoldiv.

You can submit multiple entires at once, and be sure to tell you friends about your entries and get them to vote for them.

You can download Moldiv from the App Store [download] and Google Play [download] for free. In- app purchases allow you to unlock packs of premium frames and filters if you do want to splash a bit of cash though.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Throughout the month of October, Bandai Namco Games America and the National Breast Cancer Foundation are running a special Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon campaign to raise important funds for the charity.

These funds will help to fight the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the US, and allow the NBCF to help those affected by breast cancer via early detection, education, and other helpful support services.

ms-pac-man-3ms-pac-man-2“Awareness and early diagnosis are critical in the fight against breast cancer,” James Kucera, Bandai Namco’s head of mobile, said. “We are proud to lend our voice to the fight with Ms. Pac- Man and Bandai Namco’s Pink Ribbon Campaign.”

If you want to take part and raise some money, just download Ms. Pac-Man or one of the other Pac-Man titles featured in the campaign, and then download the exclusive new themed 69p/99c maze that’s for sale.

All of the proceeds that Bandai Namco Games America makes from the maze will be donated straight to the NBCF.

ms-pac-man-4ms-pac-man-5If you do download one of the included apps, you should also notice that it boasts a new Pink Ribbon-themed interface and artwork, and the ability to invite your friends to make a donation to the NBCF.

Below is a full list of the included titles. Click on the links to download them.

iPhone and iPad

Pac-Man – £4.99 / $6.99
Ms. Pac-Man – £2.49 / $3.99
Pac-Man Lite – Free
Ms. Pac-Man Lite – Free
Ms. Pac-Man for iPad – £3.99 / $5.99
Ms. Pac-Man for iPad Lite – Free


Ms. Pac-Man – £2.34 / $3.99
Pac-Man + Tournaments – Free

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

astronest-5If you’re eager to sink your teeth into a meaty space-based strategy game, you may want to check out AstroNest, which is now available to download from the App Store worldwide following its soft- launch in Canada.

Open AstroNest for the first time, and you’ll be asked to choose between two different nations: The Federation of Terra and The Alliance of Neos – each of which offer unique bonuses. The former offers increased gold income and fleet production, for example, while the latter sports better mineral production and research.

astronest-3Your aim in AstroNest, then, is to strengthen your nation and prepare them for war. The universe in which you reside houses a prosperous element known as Cosments, and you’ll have to fight opposing nations for it.

Don’t expect battles in AstroNest to be a walk in the park. Strategy is a big focus here, and you won’t survive for very long if you don’t think about upgrades, expansions, and anything else that will ensure you stay one step ahead of your opponents.

astronest-4You can research brand-new beam and missile weapons for your various crafts, for example, or spend your time developing new engines and armour plating, as well as fleet formations. You can even enhance your current tech to make it stronger, and work on.

As you progress through AstroNest, you’ll be required to upgrade buildings, such as residential facilities and energy plants; and recruit heroes to take up positions within your community, such as fleet captain.

astronest-2As soon as you reach Level 10 in AstroNest, you can access a new area of the game named War, which allows you to compete against other real-world players from the opposing faction for control of the universe. Hit Level 30, and you can join a Raid mode, too.

Based on the feedback the developer of AstroNest has received so far, players love the game’s sci-fi graphics and detailed scenario. AstroNest’s dynamic strategy gameplay is also a big hit among those who’ve played the game.

You can download AstroNest and form your own opinion right now – just head on over to the App Store [download]. It’s free, so you have nothing to lose.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, The Battle Cats is an incredibly popular character-raising title that has racked up 10 million downloads in Japan and an impressive two million downloads in the first month of its release in Korea.

Another thing you should know about The Battle Cats: it’s now available to download in the US, the UK, and other English-speaking countries for your iPhone and iPad, as well as those Android-powered smartphones and tablets you have lying around.

The Battle Cats isn’t a lighthearted title about chasing balls of wool. You’ve probably already guessed that from its name. It is, in fact, an action-packed affair in which you’re charged with leading a feline army on a rampage.

Your aim, then, is to traverse the globe, using the game’s simple battle system to defeat weird and interesting enemies and raze opposing bases along the way. After each successful bout, you can upgrade your cat warriors using the XP you’ve just earned, and even evolve them into stronger beasts.

There are other ways to strengthen your army, such as collecting treasures. These scattered trinkets come in three rarities (superior, normal, and inferior) and offer varying degrees of might boosts.

Ask the developer of The Battle Cats why its game is so popular, and it’ll tell you that it’s down to three main factors: the number of ‘loveable’ characters there are, the amount of stages that are on offer, and the ease at which you can play.

The Battle Cats is available to download from the App Store [download] and Google Play [download] for free, so you can test it out for yourself and only your time is at stake.

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picture1My Dolphin Show is a colorful iPhone, iPad, and Android title from the Netherlands-based outfit Spil Games.

As its name suggests, your aim in My Dolphin Show is to make a splash and wow audiences by putting in the performance of a lifetime in your very own sea life attraction.

Naturally, you play as a dolphin and you must follow your trainer’s instructions as you learn to jump through hoops, bash beach balls, and master a whole array of impressive tricks that will make you an instant hit with the crowd.

Throughout My Dolphin Show, you’ll collect a variety of outfits that allow you to transform into a range of other aquatic animals (like a polar bear or a mermaid). Upgrade these outfits to increase your swimming and jumping abilities, and – ultimately – increase the rewards you earn after each successful show.

picture3We recently sat down with Spil Games to discuss My Dolphin Show in greater detail. Here’s what was said:

What games (if any) served as inspiration for My Dolphin Show?
Kids and their parents are thrilled and entertained for hours at adventure parks. Recreating that experience is the inspiration for My Dolphin Show.

What do you think sets My Dolphin Show apart from the other titles available on the App Store and Google Play?
The game scores an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, so we know kids love it.

I think it gets so many high ratings because its designed specifically for kids. Kids are excited and curious in the world of My Dolphin Show and they have fun there.

The mechanics of the game enable them to express a wide variety of interests like competing and achieving, but also showing off their creative side.

picture2Which part of My Dolphin Show are you personally the most proud of and why?
Kids love a challenge and the amount of tricks they can work at perfecting is endless.

Kids can do everything from scoring goals and making the perfect splash. Parents also like this because it often creates a chance to work together with their kids, making decisions as a team.

Do you plan to extend the life of My Dolphin Show with updates? If so, what content do you have planned?
We have new versions planned for this November and December. These will be set in a theme park and a water park.

Do you plan to release My Dolphin Show on any other mobile or handheld platforms in the future?
Yes, we are considering bringing it to other platforms also, but we first want to focus on finishing w!orld 4 and 5 for iOS and Android.

My Dolphin Show is available for free with in-app purchases. Why did you choose this payment model, and did you consider any other models during development?
Our goal was to reach as many players as possible. Keeping it free is an ideal way to do that.

Grab My Dolphin Show from the App Store [download] or Google Play [download] right now for free.

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This Saturday, developer and publisher Tap4Fun will introduce an ‘epic’ new update to massively multiplayer online strategy game King’s Empire.

The update will introduce a brand-new expansion called ‘Dragon Island’ to the game and also push co-operative missions. You’ll also be encouraged to create giant fleets of evolved battle-hungry warriors that are capable are taking down the larger and more powerful dragons that you’ll encounter.

kings empire01The update will also mark the beginning of a special King’s Empire call-back event. During this event, you’ll be able earn free goodies by inviting your friends back to the game. In fact, both you and your friends will nab some free gifts if you successfully encourage them to return.

You (the inviter) will receive five Painites Package Lv3, 50 Ring of the Fallen, and 20,000 Savage Spear, for instance, while your buddy (the invitee) will gain 100 Gem, 10,000 Royal Knight, and five War Order.

If you decide to return to King’s Empire following this update, you’ll also receive a range of special bonuses for a seven day period.

kings empire02You’ll receive a daily Return Pack, which features five Ancient Relics and a Blood Pact Lv2 among other useful items, for example, and your recruiting and building times will be slashed by 30% and 50% respectively, too.

You can download King’s Empire Deluxe [download] from the App Store right now for free. Give it a try.

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galaxy-legend-ios-1King’s Empire developer Tap4Fun has a whole catalogue of games under its belt, including a space-based role-playing title called Galaxy Legend.

Set in the 2841, Galaxy Legend follows humanity as it begins to expand to the furthest stars in the universe.

You’re the commander of a galactic outpost vying for power, and your aim is to repel the advances of space pirates, aliens, and opposing outposts as you attempt to survive in a dangerous galaxy.

galaxy-legend-ios-7Galaxy Legend is a strategic RPG, then. There are both single-player and multiplayer dimensions onboard, and plenty of units and tactics that you can use to customize your fleet before you deploy them into battle.

You can customise your fleet to suit your play style even further with numerous upgrades and abilities that you earn as you progress.

Galaxy Legend was featured globally on Google Play shortly after its release back in November 2013, and it will be featured again on Google Play sometime before the end of August.

galaxy-legend-ios-6Tap4Fun’s title is also one of the most popular RPG and galactic battle games on Android, as well as one of the top grossing RPG in Russia, and one of the top three grossing RPGs in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, and the UK.

Furthermore, Galaxy Legend is one of the top ten grossing RPGs in India, Australia, and the United States.

You can grab Galaxy Legend from the App Store [download] and Google Play [download] right now for free.

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Angels in the SkyLate last month, developer AimToG released a stunning Unreal Engine 4-powered strategic shooter called Angels In The Sky.

Angels In The Sky features a sci-fi movie scenario style. According to its developer, Angels In The Sky performs perfectly on devices equipped with Apple’s A7 processor, but it’ll perform best on the yet to be released iPhone 6, which it can run on.

ais-iphone-5Your aim in Angels In The Sky, then, is to assume the role of a fighter pilot and take out waves and waves of airborne alien opponents (all of which possess blistering speed and powerful weapons) using your own futuristic artillery.

Your aircraft can be equipped with up to two devastating weapons at any one time. There are multiple weapons available to you, including the Primary L, a weapon that can destroy and repel ships that are rushing you; and the Prime R, a powerful weapon that can cause great damage at range.

Yes, your weapons can be upgraded as you progress through the game.

ais-iphone-3Support for Apple’s iPad was added to Angels In The Sky in version 1.01, which was released recently. Developer AimToG is already developing new weapons, maps, NPCs, and rewards for a future update.

In celebration of this update (and the release of the game in China and Japan), Angels In The Sky is currently available to download for the discounted price of £1.99 / $2.99 [buy].

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Arcane Soul is a new 2D action-packed fantasy role-playing game from developer mSeed.

In it, you choose one of three playable characters (Luke and Ellisa who wield swords and magic with equal skill and Lith who wields dual daggers) and embark on an adventure across forests and dungeons slaying enemies and bosses along the way.

Like most role-playing titles, Arcane Soul rewards you with stat points as you defeat enemies, loot treasures, and progress your way through the game. You can use these points to develop your character’s strength and skills based on your preferred play style.

You can customize your character with 47 different skills, and there are 45 different attack- and armor-enhancing items to find along your journey.

Arcane Soul features several modes of play, including Easy and Hard modes, as well as a Survival mode in which you’re tasked with staying alive for as long as possible.

You can download Arcane Soul (which features GamePad support) from the App Store and Google Play right now. It’s free, so what do you have to lose?

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rise-of-rome-1If you’re looking for an historic simulation game that allows you to become the leader of one of three factions (Julius Caesar, Scipio Africanus, Marcus Junius Brutus), you may enjoy Rise of Rome, which is now available on the App Store and Google Play.

Rise of Rome is all about expansion. Your aim is to build a prosperous empire, and subsequently defend it from rival factions and empires. As you defeat opponents and progress through the game, you’ll earn resources, which are useful for developing both your army and your city.

rise-of-rome-4There are multiple ways to customise your armed forces. There are over 72 different classes of soldier (such as elephants and stone throwers) to choose from, for example, as well as eight different battle formations on offer.

There’s also a ‘corps system’ that allows you to form alliances with other lords from the same faction. You can even share information with them.

rise-of-rome-3RNTS Media plans to add more content to Rise of Rome. The first update to the game will likely be released in October, and introduce a new coliseum in which you’ll be able to earn high-ranking items.

Interested? If so, grab Rise of Rome from the App Store or Google Play. It’s free, after all.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Dragon-Island-2King’s Empire, for those of you who aren’t already familiar with it, is a massively multiplayer strategy game that encourages you to cooperate and compete with other real players from around the world as you attempt to rebuild a kingdom.

In order to do this, you’ll have to collect resources, construct buildings, research new technologies, and raise an army that’s capable of defending your settlements and take on the armies of other players.

King’s Empire has attracted a lot of attention since its release. In fact, it’s topped the Top Free and Top Grossing charts in Apple’s App Store in dozens of countries around the globe.

Dragon-Island-1Sometime in early August, Tap4Fun will release a substantial expansion to King’s Empire titled ‘Dragon Island.’

According to the publisher this expansion will push cooperative missions, which will include creating giant fleets and challenging huge dragons, as well as evolving your troops into battle-hungry warriors.

You can download King’s Empire in anticipation of the new Dragon Island expansion right now from the App Store for free [download].

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