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

Angry Mob Games, makers of AVP: Evolution, Predators, Muffin Knight, and Guerrilla Bob, are getting set to release their newest title, Toysburg, early next year.

The game lets you become a young toymaker as you quest to bring imagination back to the children of Toysburg. Using your magical art of toymaking, you can turn those kids into their favorite toys. The game comes with an in-depth story, but if you’d rather just mess around you can play in a sandbox mode.

The worldwide release for Toysburg is set for January, 2015.

Angry Birds Seasons Invades Finland

Posted by on December 1st, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Rovio Entertainment’s latest update to Angry Birds Seasons has those crazy birds flying in the wrong direction for winter. This time they head north to Finland.

The new holiday episode, On Finn Ice, gives us 25 new levels, Tony (Terence’s Finnish cousin), and a new theme song performed by Finnish cello-rockers Apocalyptica. Professor Pig will illuminate you on the finer details about Finland while you knock down those pigs and enjoy the wintery weather.

You can pick up Angry Birds Seasons for $0.99 on the App Store.

Galcon 2, the long-awaited sequel to Galcon by Hassey Enterprises, is very nearly here.

It was Kickstarted and funded last year, and soon you’ll be able to conquer the galaxy in this multiplayer strategy game. Galcon 2 features Tournaments and Clan battles, betting for Galcoins, and a variety of ship shapes.

Hassey Enterprises is hoping to release Galcon 2 before Christmas this year.

Loot Treasure with Your Dog in Slot Raiders, Available Now

Posted by on December 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Headup Games  and Clockstone Studios has released their newest game, Slot Raiders. It’s a slot machine adventure where you collect gems, precious metals, and legendary treasures from around the world.

The slots come in themes such as the 19th-century Yukon Gold Rush or an underwater adventure in the Caribbean. You’ll also get a helpful dog named Tracky, who can be sent off on his own to dig up extra items and bonuses.

You can check out Slot Raiders on the App Store for free.

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Hey, so if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re not entirely sure this job is for you. If you’d like to know what we thought about the Freddy Fazbear family, check out our Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 review.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is the sequel to a unique horror game. One that leaves players virtually helpless as several animatronic characters close in on them, and their only defense being a trusty flashlight, the mask of a decommissioned teddy, and a combination of some serious multi-tasking skills and grainy CCTV footage. We’ve played the game countless times in order to bring you this selection of hints and tips, to save you from the night terrors and nervous jitters in advance.


 

Tools of the Trade

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  • Stay in the light – You’ll soon come to treasure your flashlight as one of the most valuable possessions in your very limited arsenal. While not all of the characters react to it in the same way, the beam is effective at keeping several of them at bay – specifically those that appear down the corridor on the way to your desk.
  • There’s no shame in hiding – The bear mask is your second “weapon” and is particularly useful against the smaller characters (New Bonnie, “Balloon Boy,” The Mangle, etc) who worm their way through the vents. These are the critters that will mistake you for another animatronic, and thus leave you alone, when you’re wearing the mask. You should keep on for at least 5-10 seconds to be sure, though.
  • Know your territory – The map of the premises and the cameras are useful for keeping track of their movements, with the remodeled main characters situated on the Stage on Camera 9. When one of them goes missing you know they’re on their way towards your office.
  • Don’t stop the music – Never let the music box complete its cycle. A warning signal will flash when it is getting dangerously close to popping out another not-so-cuddly character, and that’s the one you definitely won’t see coming until it’s too late.


Continue reading Five Nights at Freddy’s 2: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Making it Through the Night »

Ahoy there, castaways:
Were you curious about our own thoughts regarding this pristine shipwreck? Check out our Castaway Paradise review!

Castaway Paradise is out for iOS, finally giving mobile gamers the opportunity to enjoy the idyllic lifestyle of an Animal Crossing-like game. Though it may seem straightforward, these tips will go a long way towards making your life a little easier.
 

Become self-sufficient

  • Plant yourself some trees and get watering – The more trees you have, the more fruit you are producing, which means more money when you take in your harvest and sell it. Economy 101, son!
  • Keep planting crops – Before you sell your fruit, make sure you plant it so you can just keep a steady supply going. Don’t be hasty, as it will come back to haunt you when you find your money supplies dwindling.
  • Shake those trees – Shaking trees can dislodge surprises, such as a dropped fruit from the same type of tree. You can plant said fruit in turn, but you’ll want to pocket most of what you can shake down. Every little bit counts!
  • Become a bug catcher – Every so often, you’ll find bugs around the island simply begging you to nab them. Wait until you see the net icon, and then tap it to bag the bug. You’ll need to be sneaky about how you approach them, because if you’re too slow they’ll get away. Focus on coming up behind them slowly and you’ll be good to go.


Continue reading Castaway Paradise – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Help you Make the Most of Being Stranded »

‘Tis the season for sales and price drops, and Castaway Paradise has apparently caught the bug as well. Seeing as it’s free to download, the upfront cost hasn’t changed. However, for a very limited time you can purchase a 12 month VIP subscription for $5 off the regular $29.99 price.

A holiday-themed update is also on its way, which will bring a big new Christmas event (and various goodies, naturally) to the island. The update will also add group chat to the game, but that’s not particularly Christmas-y.

You can download Castaway Paradise form the App Store for free, and take advantage of the VIP subscription sale right now. The holiday update will being “in December.”

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via: Our Review

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Card Wars – Adventure Time and Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, by Cartoon Network, are donning their holiday best in their latest updates.

In Card Wars, you’ll get new Holiday Sweater Hero Cards, a holiday-themed tree house with loot chests, special creature, spell, and building cards (limited availability), and the Adventure Calendar – sort of a super mathematical (awesome) Advent calendar with daily gifts for logging in.

Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, on the other hand, is getting Codger the Elf – a weird old guy in Powder Peaks who needs Niko’s help in a new island-spanning quest. You’ll also be able to play new levels where you must find missing presents and you can earn a brand-new costume for Niko if you finish Codger’s quest.

You can grab a copy of Card Wars – Adventure Time and/or Monsters for $3.99 and $4.99, respectively.

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Real Boxing Gets a New Game Mode in its Anniversary Update

Posted by on November 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Vivid Games‘ iOS boxing title, Real Boxing, has reached its two year anniversary on the App Store, and to celebrate the developers have decided to update the game with new features, visuals, and a new mode. The new single-player Arcade Mode challenges players to fight over 15 increasingly difficult stages, with otherworldly boss battles to fight and a unique set of rewards to gain along the way.

Alongside this new game mode, players will also find that Real Boxing now has power-ups and a new statistic called ‘Condition’, which the developers claim will make leading your fighter to victory more realistic. In addition to this, the game now boasts enhanced visuals, animations, and effects.

Real Boxing is available to download for free from the App Store.

via: Our Review

WWE SuperCard Update Brings New Cards and Rarity Level

Posted by on November 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update has arrived for 2K‘s wrestling collectible card game WWE SuperCard – bringing in new cards, animations, a new rarity level, ‘Survivor’ and more.

John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can be found among the sixty new cards added to the game, with Manager Support cards and cards themed around the new WWE 2K15 also added. Competing cards also have 24 new animations, with the new card rarity ‘Survivor’ bringing the total number of rarity levels up to eight.

Furthermore, rewards and drop rates in Exhibition matches have been rebalanced, with players now having an increased chance of getting higher level cards from the draft board. Card energy limits have also been upped and the performance of People’s Champion Challenge rewards screens and the Card Catalog have also been improved.

WWE SuperCard is available to slam download onto your iOS device from the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review

Relevant Games has announced they will be releasing their reverse tower defense game, Fat Chicken, next week.

In Fat Chicken, you play the farmer who fattens his animals with excessive feeding and pumping up their hormones. But watch out: protesters are on their way to wreck your meat factory. Build towers, hire security guards, and grow your cattle to epic proportions. As it is a reverse tower defense game, the goal ins’t to kill the oncoming forces but to grow your livestock as large as possible.

The game offers 3 different locations and 26 challenging levels as you try to build your meat empire and overthrow the Fat Chicken Meat Co.

Fat Chicken will be out for iOS on 12/4.

Ossian Studios’ RPG, The Shadow Sun, is Now Available for $4.99

Posted by on November 26th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ossian Studios has permanently lowered the price of their western action RPG, The Shadow Sun.

The game brings together elements of Dungeons & Dragons and The Witcher to create a story-driven RPG with real-time combat and tons of characters to meet. You will explore the imperial city of Shar with its mysterious plague in this 10-hour adventure with over over 70 unique areas and 200+ unique items, hidden secrets, and ancient treasures.

Check out The Shadow Sun for $4.99 on the app store.

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via: Our Review

angrybirdsthanksgiving_01The very first Angry Birds debuted on iOS back in 2009. When you sit back and tally up the number of Angry Birds games out there and the impact they’ve had on pop culture as a whole, you just need to ask yourself: “How would the birds taste following a three-hour engagement with a broiler?”

No, seriously. The anniversary of the Angry Birds and American Thanksgiving are in the same neighborhood, date-wise. And while not everyone eats fowl for Thanksgiving (or meat in general, for that matter), Thanksgiving is still synonymous with roasted bird-meat. So let’s sit back, loosen our belts, and have a solemn conversation about how the Angry Birds would fare as a main course this holiday season.

Come on, it’s worth considering. There are no wings to contend with, no drumsticks – not even any bones if the way they fling themselves around is any indication. The Angry Birds are just big buttery balls of white meat. That said, some probably make for better eating than others. Let’s get on with this vital holiday breakdown.
Continue reading Mmmm, Tasty – Having the Angry Birds for Thanksgiving Dinner »

You Can Play the Final Chapter of Lone Wolf: Dawn Over V’taag Right Now

Posted by on November 26th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Bulkypix has released the final chapter in Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf, called Dawn Over V’taag. Now you can finally storm the fortress of V’taag and bring down the Darklords of Helgedad. The game also offers new features like the defensive stance for dual wielders, the tactical pause in combat, and the fine tuning of all attacks and Kai disciplines.

You can experience Joe Denver’s epic gamebook for $0.99, and unlock the final chapter for $4.99.

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via: Our Review

Telltale Games has announced the season premiere episode of Tales from the Borderlands, ‘Zer0 Sum,’ will be coming to iOS before the end of this year.

Revisit Pandora after the events of Borderlands 2 with this five-part episodic adventure game series. You’ll get to play as Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’ with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest swindle ever.

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.

Peggle Blast is Coming to iOS Next Week

Posted by on November 26th, 2014

Electronic Arts has announced that their next unicorn-run, pachinko-style game, Peggle Blast, will be released for iOS on December 2.

In this latest installment of the series, you must use your tried and true Peggle skills to try to clear all of the orange pegs while racking up bonus points and hit style shots.

December isn’t far away so get ready for Peggle Blast when it releases next week for free.

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It’s almost turkey time! Which means lots and lots of food but also lots and lots of sales. Some sales have even started a few days early, which is why we’ve put together a list of iOS games that are currently discounted (sometimes by a lot).

Chances are this list is only going to get bigger as we approach the weekend, so check back in with us from time to time to see what else you can nab for a reduced price.

[Updated 11/26]: Even more games have been discounted and it’s still not even Thursday yet! A lot of fairly well known titles have joined the list this time, including games like Surgeon Simulator, Republique, and Thomas Was Alone.

[Updated 11/27]: Goodness but there are a lot more sales happening right now! Just under 40 games have been added to the list this time, with big names like Banner Saga, Table Tennis Touch, King Oddball, a whole bunch of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, and a whole lot more.

[Updated 11/28]: If you thought all the sales were done, you were mistaken. Even more price drops have gone into effect since yesterday, for big titles like Joe Denver’s Lone Wolf, Knightmare Tower, Talisman, and Kingdom Rush. But that’s not all. We’ve also updated the list to include apps! You can click the link below to jump to the Apps page.

[Updated 11/30]: Yep, we’re still going. The list is still growing, and will most likely continue through Monday. Currently we’re looking at a number of board game additions like Eclipse and Kahuna, as well as plenty of non-board games like Warhammer Quest and The Firm.

[Updated 12/1]: Happy Cyber Monday! A few titles have returned to regular price over the weekend, but several are still discounted and we’ve got plenty more to add to the list. And Little Inferno and Infinity Blade II are just the beginning.
 

Games (click here for Apps)

Little Inferno - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Little Inferno HD - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $2.99

Infinity Blade II - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for $0.99

Pocket Land - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

Dr. Seuss Camera - Who Me? - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99


Continue reading Cyber Monday on the App Store – Plenty More iOS Games (and Apps) are on Sale »

One Man Left has unveiled an upcoming Tilt to Live bundle, allowing players to get the series for a discounted price.

Entitled the Tilt to Live Tilty-Tilt Boom Boom Bundle, the bundle will include Tilt to Live, Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous, and Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge at a price that’s 44% cheaper than buying all three games individually. Furthermore, if you’ve already bought games in the bundle, you’ll find the price you paid taken off of the final cost.

The Tilt to Live Tilty-Tilt Boom Boom Bundle is set to arrive on the App Store on November 27 and will be $4.99 (at most), with the bundle price set to go up to $5.99 (at most) after November.

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The All-New Football Manager Handheld 2015 is Available Now

Posted by on November 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Football Manager Handheld 2015, by SEGA and Sports Interactive, is the latest in the best-selling Football Manager series on iOS.

The app has a bunch of new features that give it the edge over previous games. The new 2D Match Engine allows managers to better analyse their team’s performance on the field, and the Scouting Agency allows them to look at, and monitor, a ranked list of the top 50 players.

Football Manager Handheld 2015 also has an updated ‘My Club’ Mode. Now you can create a club and populate the squad with a selection of real or fictional players. Each member of the squad can be assigned a Player Role. You also have access to more detailed club stats that give you seasonal and historical information.

There are some new World Rankings, for both international teams and national leagues. These rankings evolve over time based on performance. As you win and collect trophies you can get achievements to show off on your Manager Achievements Page.

There are a ton of other improvements as well. You can check them all out by downloading Football Manager Handheld 2015, which is available on the App Store now for $9.99.

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Image Source: Friends Wiki

Image Source: Friends Wiki

At this point in the month, you or at least a few people you know are probably getting ready to scramble around (or are already scrambling around) for Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s a hectic day of precise oven utilization, but there’s also the whole family and camaraderie thing.

We’ve already put together a handy list of useful apps that should make your Thanksgiving a breeze, but what if you want to unwind while staying in the holiday spirit or practice for the insanity that is to come? Well you’re in luck, because now we’ve got a list of a half-dozen iOS games that evoke all sorts of Thanksgiving feelings – both heartwarming and… well, not so heartwarming.

Continue reading Six iOS Games to Get You Ready for Thanksgiving »

Hello Heroes:
What’d we think of Call of Duty‘s take on Clash of Clans? Check out our Call of Duty: Heroes review to find out!

Just downloaded Call of Duty: Heroes and need some handy tips and tricks on how to get ahead of the rest? As we often do, we’re here to help you out with getting started.


 

The Basics

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  • Straight away, Oil should be your focus as it all goes towards building new structures.
  • Build mines and oil pumps as much as you’re allowed to, but don’t forget you can gain such resources by taking out enemies.
  • You’re given a protective shield at first, so use that safe time to upgrade and build turrets so you can withstand invasions later on.
  • Buy a second builder as soon as possible so that you can construct two things at once. A third would be handy but will take some focused mission-chasing to achieve for free.
  • Join an alliance as soon as possible. Safety in numbers works here and it’s good to have backup and assistance.
  • Upgrading your Command Center is a wise move. It’ll unlock new structures and units, as well as boost your resource limits.
  • You also unlock new heroes as you increase the Command Center’s level, and they’re the only troops you can directly control.


Continue reading Call of Duty: Heroes: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to be the Finest Hero »

Hanx Writer Now Works With Other Apps and has Gone Universal

Posted by on November 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Hanx Writer, from the mind of Tom Hanks, has received a major update. The writing app is now available on iPhone 5, 6, and 6 Plus, in addition to the iPad.

In addition to being optimized for these new systems, Hanx Writer now includes keyboard extensions so it will work with apps such as Messages and Notes.

You can download the latest version of Hanx Writer for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

One of 2000’s Most Loves Adventure Games, The Longest Journey, has Come to iOS

Posted by on November 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Funcom has recently unveiled The Longest Journey Remastered for iOS. Originally released in 2000, the game is a beautifully told point-and-click adventure following a woman named April Ryan as she explores worlds beyond her own and meets a sizable cast of characters.

This version has been designed specifically for iOS devices with a new intro and outro by Ragnar Tørnquist (the original designer of The Longest Journey), a new font, touch controls (obviously), and a dynamic help system.

You can check out The Longest Journey Remastered for $6.99 right now.

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In the spirit of the holidays, Apple has partnered with (RED), a project that helps create items to fund AIDS programs in Africa, to participate in World AIDS Day. From now until December 7, every time you purchase a (PRODUCT)RED participating app or in-app purchase item, 100% of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Apple will also give you a (PRODUCT)RED iTunes Gift Card to use toward anything at the iTunes Store when you buy select Apple products. They have special iPods and cases in the (PRODUCT)RED color. On World AIDS Day, they will contribute a portion of the proceeds from every product, accessory, and gift card they sell.

You can check out the new (PRODUCT)RED merchandise on Apple’s site. And for more information about the Global Fund and (RED), visit RED.org.

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source: Apple

Flick Soccer 15 Arrives on the iPhone and iPad

Posted by on November 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Full Fat has just released Flick Soccer 15 for the iPhone and iPad. Flick Soccer is the #1 Sports Game in over 100 countries and is exclusive to the App Store.

You control your kicks with a flick of a finger. Try to collect the challenging Game Center achievements or go head to head against your friends. Flick Soccer 15 has six game modes and full Retina HD display.

You can check out Flick Soccer 15 for free on the App Store.

Expert App Reviewers

 

So little time and so very many apps. What’s a poor iPhone/iPad lover to do? Fortunately, 148Apps is here to give you the rundown on the latest and greatest releases. And we even have a tremendous back catalog of reviews; just check out the Reviews Archive for every single review we’ve ever written.

SteelSeries Stratus XL

 
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Pairing the Stratus XL is as easy as it is with pretty much any other MFi controller. You just turn it on, get your iOS device to find it, and you should be good to go. Then you start up one of the hundreds of compatible games and start playing. And it does play them all quite nicely. The controls are responsive, the button placement feels right, and it’s got a nice heft to it. The build quality is also rather impressive. Whereas other MFi controllers I’ve recently played around with felt sort of hollow and fragile, the Stratus XL feel dense and sturdy. You could probably hurt someone if you threw it at them, actually. [Note: 148Apps does not condone throwing your MFi controllers at anyone, for any reason. That’s bad form.] –Rob Rich

Fantasy Solitaire

 
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That’s the main beauty behind Fantasy Solitaire. It uses artwork from fantasy illustrator Ian Schofield, and it shows. Each card looks impressive, with the artwork relating to fantasy characters being really quite delightful. Fantasy Solitaire rewards your success with more cards too, so it soon looks quite gorgeous. Otherwise, Fantasy Solitaire is a fairly typical game of Klondike Solitaire. Each turn involves you drawing three cards before figuring out the best place to put them. The trick, as always, is to try to get the Ace cards pulled out first for any chance of success. Controls are simple enough with taps and drags to place cards, plus an auto-complete button when you’re right near the end of a game. There’s no hints button though, so make sure you’re up to speed with this game type. –Jennifer Allen

Reckless Racing 3

 
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Reckless Racing 3 is here, with driving dynamics that are as satisfying and addictive as ever as spot-on traction physics meets fun-fueled racing. There are 6 new and diverse locations that spawn 6 courses each, ensuring that players will still be kept guessing even though the backdrop might often remain the same. Combine that with the new Gymkhana event (specially laid-out courses that test driving skills), the same wealth of tweaks for controls and settings to enhance player experience, plus the recent addition of 4 reversible classic Reckless tracks, and what’s left is a driving game packed with features. –Lee Hamlet

Click Cam

 
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Click Cam is an interesting new way of sharing photos in that it’s entirely random how it does it. It’s more of a curiosity than an app you’d spend great amounts of time with given its many limitations, but hey, it’s free, so that kind of works. All you need to do is enter a few simple sign up details before taking a photo and uploading it to Click Cam. The actual photo taking interface is pretty basic when it comes to options, but you can choose from a few filters once the image has been snapped. Once you’re happy with what you’ve snapped you can name it, then simply hit the red button so it goes off to some other user somewhere. You’ll never know where or really what the person thought of it. The recipient can rate it but you don’t get to find out how you fared. –Jennifer Allen

AffordIt

 
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A simple interface is both a blessing and a curse for AffordIt. It means it’s very easy to use, but it also means that it lacks some important features that would make it really stand out from the crowd. One such pivotal feature is that AffordIt only allows for one format of budgeting at any one time. For instance, you can set things up to plan out your Christmas shopping, but you can’t then have a separate section for your regular outgoings. That immediately restricts AffordIt to one project at any one time. It does that one project pretty well, luckily. You can easily set a budget for whatever it is, before adding additional credits based on whatever comes your way. Have a Christmas budget organized but then you get a bonus at work that you want to set aside for that occasion? AffordIt makes it easy to adjust accordingly. Adding cases of expenditure is just as easy, with the app keeping it simple and focused on what the item is and its value. –Jennifer Allen

Toca Nature

 
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Rightfully named Toca Nature, the app opens up with a fertile land ready to be transformed into the landscape of players’ imagination as they transform this area into different regions of their choice – be it hills created with a tap that can easily be built up into snow capped mountains, valleys, and even bodies of water, all of which will soon be inhabited by different animals. The effect is quite magical as one watches fish swimming and beavers climbing out onto dry land for the first time as life is brought to their personalized ecosystem. Trees can be planted that will attract a variety of creatures, be it bears, foxes, rabbits, deer or woodpeckers. An axe is also included as a clever way of arbor clearing and of having a chance to change the topography again and again – a helpful tool to be sure. –Amy Solomon

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If you are looking for the best reviews of Android apps, head right over to AndroidRundown. Here are just some of the reviews served up this week:

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Tank Invaders: Shmup Evolved

 
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Despite its name, Tank Invaders: Shmup Evolved is neither a shmup, nor is it particularly evolved. It’s still pretty good though. The story and characters put McBane to shame with their corniness. The player becomes a missile commander for allied forces that are fighting against the Terror – as in, an organization that literally calls itself Terror. They employ lunatics and fanatics to their side, lacking but a swastika and the actual Devil as their commander to complete the image of a perfect enemy for the forces of democracy and everything that is good. Anyway, the player has to endure endless waves of enemies as they try to destroy the thingy that the player is trying to protect (what is that that we’re trying to protect, by the way?) by shooting a barrage of missiles onto advancing enemies. –Tony Kuzmin

Joinz

 
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Joinz is a puzzle game with deceptively simple gameplay, starting out easy, but very quickly becoming a test for your brain, particularly that part that is responsible for not throwing violent tantrums when you fail to beat a high-score. The gameplay of Joinz is somewhat similar to Lines. There is a square field that has a single building block. The player can slide this block in four directions, making it travel until it hits an object or a border. Every time the player moves a block, another block appears on a random position on the field. Unlike lines, where the player has to create lines from the blocks of the same color to remove them from the field, Joinz requires the player to create one of the three shapes that pop up on the top of the screen. When the shape is complete, the player gets another one to make. As the player progresses, the shapes get gradually more complex, starting from simple tetris-like forms, to the complexities that fill up half of the game board. Also, appearing blocks start to get additional colors, making the field even more difficult to navigate. The player has to “jump” off of the existing blocks in order to create the required shapes. Don’t forget that once two or more blocks are connected to each other, it’s almost impossible to break them apart, so they’ll behave like a singular shape. –Tony Kuzmin

Ironkill: Robot Fighting Game

 
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Ironkill: Robot Fighting Game wants you to fight; it might be the easiest directive to follow in handheld gaming. The gameplay boils down to combat. The initial run is a tutorial of sorts, and the gameplay is laid out with the help of an appropriately named intro robot. The fighting is works as player against a CPU opponent, and is a war of attrition: whoever depletes the other’s life bar first wins, and doing a damage is performed with the help of the control buttons at the bottom. One initiates a quick attack, one does a harder type of attack, and there is a defense button. –Tre Lawrence

And finally, what do you get for spending $3000 in Clash of Clans? What does the new Need For Speed game look like? Which punk rocker is a massive fan of F2P games? We answer all these questions and many more besides, over at AppSpy.

So Much Drama Studios has announced that the new RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0 will be released on Thursday, December 4 on the App Store. This is a sequel to the original puzzle-action hit RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis and includes even more outfits, wigs, baubles than ever before.

The game features queens from Ru Paul’s TV show such as Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Ongina, Shangela, Sharon Needles and Raven. Join them in the 60 levels of gameplay as you solve puzzles, collect fashion, and deal with the evil Apocalypstyk.

Check out RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0 December 4th on the app store.

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