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Alphabear 2 guide - How to build a better vocabu-beary

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 12th, 2018

There’s more going on in Alphabear 2 than you might think at first blush. What seems like a simple word game is actually a multi-layered puzzle game that doesn’t operate much like other word games do.

If you’ve picked up Alphabear 2 have been taken by its charm and style, but find yourself struggling when it comes to the game itself, we’ve got you covered. See below for some quick-and-dirty tips for doing well in Alphabear 2.

Everything you need to know to win in Hello Stars for mobile

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on September 11th, 2018

Hello Stars Google Play artwork

Hello Stars is a combination of an idle game where you try to gain more fans and play on a bigger stage, and a puzzle game where you earn coins to help advance your rockstar career. Here's some tips to help you become the best of the best and shoot to stardom.

If you keep these in mind, you should be well on your way to blasting through the puzzles and soaring to the top of the world stage. And if you've got your own hints and tips that you think other players will find helpful, make sure you add them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

And while you're here, smash a click on this link to check out all the other guides we've written to help you out in tricky games.

Upgrade your act

The number of fans you have determines the size of the stage you'll play on, so if you want to make it to the top you'll need lots of them. The best way to earn fans is by upgrading your act, and passively drawing fans to you, rather than clicking. As you earn coins, don't be afraid to spend them on your sweet dance moves.

Don't give in to your vanity

Many of the things you can spend your hard-earned coins on are actually cosmetic upgrades, letting you change the appearance of your ball or drawing line in puzzle levels, for example. These won't actually help you advance faster, so your coins are better spent on other things - unless, of course, you see something you just can't live without.

Don't be afraid to use hints

That said, don't let your need to save coins stop you from using hints if you get stuck on a puzzle level. Sometimes you'll be offered a chance to get a hint in exchange for an ad, but if you're truly stuck don't be afraid to hand over the coins in order to advance. After all, puzzle levels are the only way to make more coins, so getting stuck will definitely hold you up.

Take a light touch with your ink

When it comes to the puzzles themselves, you'll be drawing lines in order to get the orb where you want it to go. The less ink you can use, the closer you'll get to scoring a perfect for the level, and the more coins you'll earn. Try and make your lines as efficient as possible in order to save ink, and don't hesitate to reset a level if your line doesn't turn out quite like you wanted.

The best run-based games on iOS

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 7th, 2018

Run-based games are nothing new, but they’re in a bit of a heyday thanks to big releases like Dead Cells and Into the Breach on Switch. Run-based games are really great for mobile, because they provide a lot of depth and satisfying gameplay in a relatively bite-sized package that’s purposely designed for you to play over and over and over again.

Although you might not be able to play Dead Cells or Into the Breach on your phone or tablet (yet), there are still a bunch of great run-based games on iOS to play. Check out our picks for the best run-based games below:

Everything you need to know to win in Sling Drift for mobile

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on September 5th, 2018

Sling Drift from Tastypill puts you in charge of directing your car around the track, drifting around curves to go as far as you can. And if you want to make sure every drift pulls around the corners perfectly, we've got the tips to help you succeed.

Knights Chronicle guide - How to get crystals without spending money

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 31st, 2018

In Knights Chronicle, crystals are king. There are certainly other important forms of currency or consumables out there (i.e. gold, stamina, etc.), but crystals are they key to progress in the game. Without crystals, you can't summon new heroes, and without new heroes, you're really limited in terms of how far you can progress.

Luckily, Knights Chronicle is pretty good about doling out crystals, provided you know where to look for them. See below for all these ways you can earn crystals without spending any money in Knights Chronicle.

Golfing Around guide - How to be a better golfer

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 30th, 2018

Golfing Around may not be as crazy as other Colin Lane golf games, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be difficult. On the contrary, playing a more straightforward golf game is actually pretty tough. You don’t have any fancy tricks up your sleeve to use. It’s just you, your clubs, and the course.

If you want to really hone your skill at Golfing Around, we have you covered. Check out our tips below.

Destiny Knights guide - How to get a good start in Netmarble's latest gacha game

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 22nd, 2018

We've exhaustively covered Knights Chronicle, Netmarble's surprisingly fun gacha rpg, but at this point, it's a bit of an old hat. Netmarble is already back at it again with a new release, Destiny Knights, and we're here to give you the low-down on what makes this game tick.

For gacha game fans, parts of Destiny Knights will seem very familiar, but there are some unique aspects to this game that might not be obvious when booting into the game for the first time. See below for some tips on how to start your run with Destiny Knights off on the right foot.

What are the different modes in Legend of Solgard for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on August 22nd, 2018

There's plenty to see and do in Legend of Solgard, so we thought we'd break down exactly what you can expect to be doing in the game's different modes. There's a decent chunk of them, so knowing what you need to do, and what you might win, is going to set you in good stead for the wars to come.

If you haven't already, make sure you check out our guide to the basics of the game. There's some more advanced hints and tips thrown in there as well, so you're pretty much guaranteed to learn something if you point your peepers in the right direction.

How to play Legend of Solgard from King for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on August 20th, 2018

Legend of Solgard is that latest game from King. But unlike the dev's Saga-style games, this one is aimed more at the midcore market. So you've got RPG systems, card-collecting, upgrading, fighting, and a whole bunch of other ideas thrown into the mix. And that can get a little confusing when you're starting off.

But since we've put loads of time into the game, we thought it was only fair to share some of the secrets that we've found with you, our loyal and aesthetically pleasing readership. So that's exactly what we're going to do in this article.

If you've got your own tips to share, feel free to throw them in the comments at the bottom of the page. And if you're looking for guild members to join you in the fight against the end of the world, chuck your guild name in the comments as well.

Knights Chronicle guide - Everything you need to know about Guild Battles

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 14th, 2018

The latest update to Knights Chronicle brought us some balance changes and interesting new characters, but perhaps the most interesting addition of all is the game’s new mode. Guild Battle allows teams of players to test their collective strength against others, but participating in it isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

Underneath the basic premise of “beat as many other players as possible,” Guild Battle actually has some nuanced mechanics to it that can make the difference between being a mere contributor to your guild and a guild hero. Check out our tips below:

How to get the highest score in Tomb of the Mask for Android and iOS

Posted by Harry Slater on August 13th, 2018

Tomb of the Mask is a super-quick arcade dasher with remarkably simple swipe controls. It's also fiendishly tough, and if it gets your claws into you there's a very good chance that about every third second of your life is going to be consumed by thoughts of it. Honestly, it's very addictive.

But while it's easy to get to grips with what the game has to offer, there's still plenty of scope to learn more. That's where this list comes in. With these handy hints and tips you're going to be getting the sort of highscores that are going to put all of your friends to shame.

We've put a good few hours into the game now, and we're pretty sure we know what we're talking about. If you've got your own suggestions though, make your voice heard in the comments. That way we can all be horribly addicted to a game we're quite good at. Sick.

Knights Chronicle guide - Everything you need to know about the August 9 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 8th, 2018

It seems like every two weeks, we can expect some new and exciting things to come to Knights Chronicle. In the last update, there were some nice quality of life features added to the game, but aside from a couple new heroes, not anything huge to shake the game up too much.

This upcoming update, which should hit within the next 24 hours, promises much more than that. Balance changes to heroes, a whole new game mode, and–of course–some more heroes to gush over. See below for more details:

Knights Chronicle guide - The best PvP characters

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 2nd, 2018

We’re continuing our pseudo-tier list for Knights Chronicle by listing our picks of the best heroes to have on your team in the Arena.

Again, because the criteria for what makes a hero so great in Knights Chronicle can be extremely situational, we’ve simply given our top three picks for best heroes by type that will generally serve you well in the Arena. See our picks below:

How to play Speeball! for iOS and Android

Posted by Harry Slater on July 30th, 2018

Speedball iOS guide screenshot - Don't do this

No, Speedball isn't a digital remastering of the classic Amiga game of violence and sliding. Instead it's a game about a ball that goes really, really fast. And you need to tap the screen in order to ensure that that super fast lil' roller doesn't smash into any of the obstacles in front of you.

Unsurprisingly it's much harder than it looks. And since it looks pretty difficult, you can imagine the lengths you're going to have to go to to get the highest scores in the game. Luckily though, we've got your back on that account.

We've played a whole load of the game, and we've come up with some hints, tips, and tricks to ensure that every time you roll out on that road, you're going to be doing the very best you can.

How do I play Color Tube for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on July 27th, 2018

Color Tube is a super simple game of not smashing your little ball into the wrong colored part of a tube. Well, it sounds simple anyway. In actuality it's a hair-tearing, super-frustrating game of screaming at your phone and wishing ill to the developers.

But, since you probably want your hair to stay in one place, and you don't want to go on a murderous rampage against iOS game developers, we've written this handy guide to walk you through the ins-and-outs of the game.

It might not make you the greatest Color Tube player in the world, but by our reckoning if you follow these hints and tips you're going to be in the top ten at the very least.