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Rodeo Stampede guide to running a better zoo

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

In Rodeo Stampede, honing your skills so you can jump from animal to animal and outrun the herd as long as possible is only half the fun. Once you've tamed a few animals, you can bring them home with you.

To live in your floating zoo in the sky, of course! We're not even making that up.

How to ride longer and tame more animals in Rodeo Stampede

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 24th, 2016

It's hard to accurately describe Rodeo Stampede to people who haven't seen it yet. It's like if someone took Crossy Roadand Disco Zoo and put them in a blender, yet with a unique game mechanic that's still simple and fun for anyone.

While there's more to it than just learning how to lasso animals, that's a pretty good place to start since you'll never be a sky zoo tycoon without befriending some animals first. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to ride longer and tame more animals to get you stampeding on your way.

NinjAwesome: Tips and tricks to be a more awesome ninja

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 23rd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Sorry about that headline, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that GameResort would not have named its game NinjAwesome without expecting some of that. It is, in fact, pretty awesome the way it combines an endless runner and old school arcade style action, so the adjective is properly used here.

This isn't a complicated affair by any means, but perfecting your ninja skills does take a little practice. If only some way the wisdom of ninjas through the ages could be transmitted to those who seek to utilize those arts in the present ...

How to show off your green thumb in Viridi

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 21st, 2016

Most mobile games demand your attention. They either want you playing them as often as possible in the hopes of getting you to spend some money on in-app purchases, ask you to watch video ads while you are playing, or request permission to send you notifications so you'll log back in again.

Viridi isn't like that at all. In fact, you can consider it that anti-game since it isn't frantically up in your grill at any time and seems perfectly content letting you proceed at your own pace -- probably because it's about raising a potted plant.

Bonecrusher: Tips, tricks and hints for higher scores

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 20th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

There's nothing too subtle about Bonecrusher, the latest game to make an impression on the App Store charts with Crossy Road-esque visuals and simple gameplay. It's crush or be crushed, requiring quick reflexes so you can be somewhere else when the spikes start dropping.

Maybe it's a thoughtful, implied disquisition on the inevitability of death. More likely, it's just fun, fast-paced arcade style action that anyone can pick up and play without needing to know all that much.

Tips and tricks for higher scores in Coin Party: Carnival Pusher

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you've seen Coin Party: Carnival Pusherleaping up the App Store charts and been confused about its appeal, you obviously didn't spend as much of your youth in arcades as I did.

In a similar fashion to slots games, pusher games allow players to experience for free what would otherwise be considered gambling by most people and jurisdictions. You're playing for points, not profit, and the main game mechanic is incredibly simple yet strangely soothing at the same time.

Dawnbringer tips, tricks, and hints

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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You've played games like Dawnbringer before. It's impossible not to fire up the latest from Kiloo and be instantly reminded of Infinity Blade and its sequels.

Succeeding at this gamerequires good reflexes, the ability to memorize patterns, and not a little bit of patience, since you'll be doing some of the same tasks repeatedly. It's not a complicated affair, but does that mean there aren't tidbits of information to help you on your quest?

How to recruit more warriors in Adventure Company

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 16th, 2016

Questing for good, for the betterment of all mankind, has its place. Adventuring for fun and profit, though, is where it's at.

That's exactly the mindset you'll need to succeed at Adventure Company, the team-based action RPG from Foursaken Media. Yes, the same folks who brought you War Tortoisewould now like to take you to a more conventional type of warfare, if by conventional you mean 60 different character classes, a wide variety of different weapons and skills, and fantasy enemies of every kind.

How to play with a friend in slither.io

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 14th, 2016

It's very much every snake for himself or herself in slither.io. When the object is to become the biggest snake around, there's no room for partnerships that last for more than a few seconds, tops, and there's definitely no extra prize for team play.

That said, sometimes even a snake needs a buddy. Creator Steve Howse told our sister site Pocket Gamer that he plans to add a way to play with friendsor even pick the exact serve on which you wriggle. Until that day comes, though, you'll have to jump through a few hoops to get on the same board as a friend.

How to unlock better buildings in Build Away!

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 14th, 2016

When you first start playing Build Away! - Idle City Builder, it isn't much different from other tap and swipe games that came before it. You collect coins often, decide when to spend them to make more coins faster, occasionally add another coin-generating location, and eventually end up with sums of virtual money that require scientific notation to properly track.

But Futureplay has added real builder elements to Build Away too, and while no one is going to be confusing it with SimCity,it behooves you to make sure your city has better buildings than the Old Shack and Street House you unlock within the first few minutes of gameplay.

How picking the right nickname can help you in slither.io

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 13th, 2016

What's in a name? Not much in most mobile games. You simply pick something that tickles your fancy and fits the character limit and away you go. Maybe it's a screen name you use on other gaming platforms, but even in multiplayer affairs, it doesn't make much difference.

At first glance, the same would appear to hold true for slither.io. After all, you can change your nickname after every game if you want, and for such a simple game, plenty of people use their nickname as a joke, a political statement, or both.

How to get the most out of the UEFA EURO 2016 Official App

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 10th, 2016

Euro 2016 is underway in France, and is guaranteed to turn the football mad among us into ... well, even more football mad types, probably. While the tournament is getting no lack of television coverage, it's a sad fact of life that we can't be near a flatscreen every waking hour.

So the question when it comes to Euro 2016 inevitably turns to, "Is there an app for that?" And the answer is, "Of course."

Nonstop Knight: How to get coins faster

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 9th, 2016

So you've hit the ongoing trail to adventure in Nonstop Knight. You're getting the hang of when to use skills, how to gear up, and maybe even ascended a few times. Nice work.

But like us folks stuck in the real world, one that's more mundane but also features less monsters, you need more coins to get ahead. How can you acquire more wealth faster? That's what we're here to discuss.

Nonstop Knight: How to get better weapons and armor

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 9th, 2016

Two parts action RPG and one part endless runner, Nonstop Knight lives up to its name. Perhaps no one has battled fantasy monsters quite like the titular paladin of flaregames' latest, who even battles enemies when you're logged out of the game. Until there's a boss fight, anyway.

Still, his skill and courage only get him so far. He's going to need the best possible gear in order to continue his neverending quest.

How to get started with Kiwi - Q&A

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 7th, 2016

Most of us don't need another social networking or messaging app. Between Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and others, we're already as connected as we could possibly be, or so it seems.

Yet people are still flocking to Kiwi - Q&A, which is currently atop the free iOS App Store chart in the U.S. What makes Kiwi different enough to attract that kind of attention?