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Galaxy on Fire 3 and four other fantastic space shooters

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 9th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MANTIBORED :: Read Review »

Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore brings the series back for another round of daring space battles. It's familiar territory for folks who are familiar with the franchise. If you've beaten the game and are looking to broaden your horizons, might we suggest setting course for one of these other exciting space shooters?

The best apps for your holiday gift exchange

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 9th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

What's that, you say? You still haven't started your holiday shopping? Don't beat yourself up over it -- a lot of people have been putting it off, too. It's become easier and easier to procrastinate gift shopping thanks to a number of apps that make the process as fast and easy as possible. Here are a few that could change your approach to the holiday season for good.

3 reasons why Nicki Minaj: The Empire is actually good

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


Nicki Minaj is as business-savvy as she is musically talented and she’s proved that by launching her own game. Designed by Glu, purveyors of other fine celebrity games like cult favorite Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Nicki Minaj: The Empire launched on iOS and Android this week and word on the street is that it’s going to be a pretty big success. Here are just a few reasons why you should try it out.

Great zombie games in the spirit of Dead Rising

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STEAKFRIES! :: Read Review »


Dead Rising 4 arrives tomorrow, giving enthusiasts a fresh chance to take selfies with zombies and get up to other ridiculous end-of-the-world shenanigans. To really get into the spirit of things, we've gone and gathered the best zombie games that follow in a similar vein to Dead Rising's more irreverent stylings. Off we go!

The best board games on mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 2nd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: All Aboard! :: Read Review »


Sometimes you need to ditch all of the high speed, high action games in favor of something a little more traditional. If you don't feel like parting ways from your mobile device, though, there are still plenty of ways to get that old-school fix. Here are five amazing board game remakes for mobile when you feel like you need a change.

The best Facebook Messenger Instant Games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 1st, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CHAT FOR FREE :: Read Review »


Facebook's new Instant Games is now here, meaning you can play games with your friends directly via Facebook. It's a fun new way to connect with friends, of course, but it's also proving to be a solid gaming experience in its own right, with a great collection of games right out of the gate. We've narrowed down the best of the bunch so you don't have to.

The top 4 Final Fantasy games on mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 29th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


Final Fantasy XV
is out today, and to celebrate we’re breaking down the best Final Fantasy games on mobile. Porting a game to mobile is always tricky business, but many of the early Final Fantasy games have made the transition quite well. Let’s see which ones are the best.

Top 3 podcast apps for your listening pleasure

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 29th, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: FEATURE RICH :: Read Review »


It’s a busy time of year, and everyone’s on the go. Whether you’re simply making your regular commute or travelling for the holidays, that time in transit can be soul-sucking at times.

There are ways to entertain yourself though, even if you’re driving or playing games on the road makes you sick. Podcasts provide hours of incredible, free entertainment, and they make excellent travel companions.

If you’re on iOS, your phone comes with a podcast app, but if you really want to get the most out of your developing podcast addiction, you might want something with a few more features. Why not try one of these apps?

4 coupon apps for your holiday shopping needs

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 25th, 2016
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad


The end of Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of thousands of shoppers flocking to stores to wrestle each other over 4K TVs and Hatchimals. If you’re going out into the madness, come prepared or wait until the weekend is over. There are plenty of apps out there to ensure that you get a good price on whatever it is you’re after without having to endure the Black Friday madness.

5 point and click games like Kathy Rain

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PHENOMENAL ADVENTURE :: Read Review »


Raw Fury’s latest game, Kathy Rain, is now on mobile for all of you potential super sleuths out there. Set in a small town, journalism major Kathy Rain uses her investigative skills to uncover the mystery surrounding her grandfather’s death while also dealing with issues of family and loss. It’s quite good, especially if you’re a fan of point and click adventure games. Once you’ve beaten it, we recommend these other fine point and clicks.

The best mobile food games that aren't Diner Dash

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEXT TOP CHEF :: Read Review »


You can try to resist, but there’s nothing quite like pretending to chop potatoes in Cooking Mama or serving every meal perfectly in a game like Diner Dash. Food games are fun, plain and simple. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are some of the best food and restaurant games on the App Store to whet your appetite.

The best platformers to play while waiting for Super Mario Run

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PARTY TIME :: Read Review »


Super Mario Run
is finally dashing onto iOS this December, combining classic Mario platforming with the instant runner formula. Players will be able to start playing this second mobile release from Nintendo on December 15 for $9.99. For now there are plenty of other Mario-inspired platformers to enjoy while you wait for Super Mario Run. Here are our recommendations.

The best Thanksgiving mobile gaming deals on the App Store

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


It’s Thanksgiving and that means Thanksgiving sales! Now’s a great time to fill out your mobile gaming library with some paid games that have gotten a hefty discount in time for the holidays. You’ll find a lot of different apps participating in the festivities, but we’ve selected a few of the best offers in case you’re in need of some direction.


War of the Lions was originally released on PSP. It’s a good tactics RPG that branches off from the original Final Fantasy Tactics storyline. The game usually goes for $13.99 on the App Store, but right now you can get it for $3.99 for both iPhone and iPad.


This stylish roguelike is on sale for $0.99 until November 28th if you’re looking for something truly punishing this holiday season. The game presents a number of challenge modes if you choose to brave Tallowmere’s dastardly procedurally generated dungeons.


The entire Infinity Blade series is on sale this week for $0.99, giving you three whole games to choose from. Infinity Blade made waves as the first mobile game to run on Unreal Engine 3 and looks absolutely gorgeous as a result. These RPG games feature lots of high fantasy combat, an engaging story, and plenty of epic monsters to defeat.


Originally $3.99, Heroes of Loot 2 is now only $0.99 until November 28. Heroes of Loot 2 is a delightful dungeon crawler with plenty of gear and new levels to unlock. If you’re looking for something light and cheery this Thanksgiving you can’t do better.


Geometry Wars 3 brought the classic, trippy space shooter to mobile and it was an instant success. Now this enhanced edition, Dimensions Evolved adds over 50 fresh levels, a hardcore mode, and controller support. The game is now $2.99, or 70% off its original price.

So far there’s a generous offering of discount games in celebration of Thanksgiving. We’ve got roguelikes, shooters and RPGs, all of them quality games. You’ll have plenty of cheap games to keep you entertained over the weekend.

Which game are you most excited about scooping up? Share in the comments!

3 reasons why you need to play Design Home

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 18th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


Design Home
looks like a utilitarian home improvement app, but give it a try and you'll find a top-notch decorating game with enough content to draw you in for hours. It's spiked in popularity over night, but in case you have yet to try it out, we have a few of our own reasons why you should give it a go.

Episode and 3 other addictive visual novel games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


Episode
is everyone's favorite guilty pleasure at the moment, raking in thousands of reviews and around 10 million downloads on Android alone. It's a choose your own adventure game with a few official romance stories to play through and thousands more created by fans. Its easy storybuilding platform makes it an accessible way to publish your own creations and try out others -- a rarity on mobile that is proving to be very succesful. If you're looking for something equally fluffy and just as addictive, try one of these other visual novels!