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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.

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?

Steppy Pants: Tips and tricks for getting a higher score

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 6th, 2016

Unless you're under the age of 2, you don't have to think much about walking. You just do it.

Not so in Steppy Pants, the "walking simulator" that has captured the imagination of a big chunk of the mobile gaming audience. With its blocky graphics and simple, one-touch gameplay, it quickly calls to mind titles like Crossy Road, but it also throws ragdoll physics into the mix to create a winning formula all its own.

Tips and tricks for base defence in Transformers: Earth Wars

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 3rd, 2016

If you've spent any time playing Transformers: Earth Wars, you've no doubt discovered that attacking enemy bases is much simpler than defending your own. As the attacker, you've got multiple Autobots or Decepticons at your command, all with their own unique special abilities.

Meanwhile, your base has mostly static weapons and a lone bot to keep things safe on the home front. Yet there's no need for despair. Follow our base defence tips and tricks and you'll have the best possible chance to keep the opposing faction from making off with all your hard-earned resources.

The best value players on UEFA EURO 2016 Fantasy

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 31st, 2016

With Euro 2016 kicking off on June 10th, time's running out to pick your 15-man fantasy squad in UEFA EURO 2016 Fantasy.

The app should be simple enough for anyone who's ever dabbled with fantasy football apps in the past but, as always, it has its own quirks when it comes to the pricing of certain players.

So, if you're struggling to build a squad within that €100 million budget, here are a few tips for players who won't break the bank, but could just make a big impact at the tournament.

How to become the ultimate robot warrior in Chrono Strike

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 29th, 2016

Chrono Strike is a delightfully immersive beat ‘em up with a sense of humor (any game with a good Sims reference gets points in my book).

You take control of a cast of colorful robotic resistance fighters as you face off against the Swarm - evil, spikier robots who've taken over the world.

You’ll have a blast punching and kicking your way to freedom, but don’t forget to take these helpful tips into consideration along the way!

Tips and tricks to get a higher score in Snow Roll

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 29th, 2016

Snow Roll is a devilish endless runner very much in the vein of Flappy Bird. It revels in its dastardly level of difficulty, and doesn’t really care how angry you get at it as it knows you’ll keep coming back for more.

You may be a sucker for punishment, but you don’t have to make things needlessly difficult. Follow these tips to take the edge off!

How to win big in Slots Deluxe

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 28th, 2016

Cheating while gambling is illegal and morally wrong, and in some parts of the world it leads to men with names like Vinnie "Six Knuckles" Manchenzo beating you to a pulp in a dark alley.

Of course, none of this will happen on your phone - especially in the comfort of a game like Slots Deluxe. Although you can't really cheat either.

But we still have some words of advice to make sure you don't leave the machine empty handed.