When iOS 10 arrives in earnest this fall, it will bring with it a feature that has been long requested by Apple users: the ability to delete the default apps that come pre-installed on your iPhone or iPad.
For most people, the desire to get rid of the default iOS apps has less to do with the fact that they somehow stink and more to do with maximizing precious space. With every bit of memory precious, why leave apps you don't use on your phone or tablet?
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.
So in case you hadn't heard, it's Father's Day soon. As in this Sunday. If you're reading this and this is news to you, it means you haven't bought dear old Dad a present yet.
That's bad. After all those hours he spent playing football with you even though he knew you were never going to grow up to become the next Wayne Rooney, you just went and did him dirty like that. And now it's too late to order anything online, because it's not showing up in time.
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.
Lovers of the Star Trek franchise will already be aware of the original release of this game, which has now been transformed with the release of a new version by Genera Games: Wrath of Gems.
Whilst previously, players could strive to attack foes in weekly battles only, this new update brings with it an exciting new social feature: Alliances. With this, players can form their own teams with allies across the globe, hunting down the strongest crews and fleets to complement their own. Ensuring that choices are well thought-out is paramount to success when it comes to this new version of the game.
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?
It's officially summertime. The temperatures are higher, the days are almost as long as they can possibly get, and schools are out almost everywhere. Time for a vacation, or holiday, as my British bosses would say.
That's if the weather cooperates. When it doesn't, it's nice to have some advance notice, and these days, that can be as close as your phone.
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.
While we'd all like to be spending 100 percent of our time on our mobile devices playing games, sending pictures and videos to friends, and doing other fun stuff, the reality is that we occasionally have to use those iPhones and iPads to do work. Sometimes more than occasionally.
The idea, then, is to be able to do that work as quickly and efficiently as possible to get you back to doing whatever you do on your leisure time. Apple has helpfully loaded your iPhone and iPad with default apps to assist in that quest (though iOS 10 will allow you to delete them), but at 148apps, we don't like to settle, we like to find the best -- in this case the best free productivity apps around.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re old enough to have had your life enriched with the wonders that were the ATARI and Commodore, publishers Batovi have an absolute treat in-store for you with title Pixel Cup Soccer 16.
The game boasts bright, appealing retro graphics, whilst following a traditional arcade style format no longer confined to your childhood bedroom’s TV set.
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It stands to reason that if a game is going to bill itself as the "Official UEFA EURO 2016 mobile phone game" that it should have some kind of event that incorporates the football tournament that is about to cause hysteria among European sports fans over the next month.
PES Club Manager has that designation, and it is all decked out for Euro 2016 right now. Players who log in now through next Friday have a chance to take on teams from the tournament and win a footballer from that country every time they defeat one of the participating nations.