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Dragon Hills 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 16th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TAP AND DRAGON
This arcade game feels great, but there are times when it's a little uncomfortable.

INFINIROOM review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TICKET TO RUN
This infinite runner puts enough of a spin on the genre to feel worth your time.


Dragon Project review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 12th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOBILE MONSTER HUNTER
Dragon Project presents some great co-op monster hunting in a nice mobile package.

Flame Versus Blaze review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 11th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: FLAME VS BLASÉ
This colorful MOBA just isn't as slick as the competition.


Stranger Things: The Game review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 6th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STRANGE AND AWESOME THING
The Stranger Things tie-in game ditches ads and monetization in favor of making a more traditional (and delightful) retro game.

REKT! review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 5th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ONE TRACK MIND
This score attack game shows promise but lacks variety.


Flower review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 3rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A FLOWERING ACHIEVEMENT
Flower is a great game that has aged well despite one, deep-seeded problem.

Art of War: Red Tides review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 2nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: CRASH ROYALE
There's a lot going on in this strategy game, which makes it both confusing and unstable.


The best mobile games like Stardew Valley

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 27th, 2017

Stardew Valley is coming soon to Switch, and we'll finally be able to carry the game around with us like the world's greatest security blanket. There's nothing quite like sinking into the wonderful zen comfort that is hours spent in Stardew Valley's world. While it's hard to find an exact replica on mobile, we have found a few similar games that collectively feature some of our favorite things about Stardew. Let's take a look.

The best deals on the App Store this week - September 27

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 27th, 2017



Yes, it's time. Your favorite day of the week has rolled around once more. It's Wednesday, which means its time to scope out the biggest deals in mobile gaming this week. There are games old and new on this list -- plenty to scratch that gaming itch should you need something to play on the cheap. Let's hop to it, shall we?

Homescapes beginner tips - how to rebuild your family home

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 27th, 2017

From the creators of Gardenscapes comes the all new Homescapes, a story-driven match-three game. This time around, you're trying to save your family home, which has fallen into a bit of disrepair over time.

You'll be matching tiles to complete objectives and refurbish each room in your house. The game is not without its challenges, but that's where we come in. We're here to show you the best strategies for making your way through Homescapes' levels.

Rolly Vortex tips and tricks - how to score high

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 27th, 2017



Rolly Vortex
is an ultra addictive high score chaser from Voodoo, the folks who also brought you Flappy Dunk. The gist of the game is simple, simply slide your finger to angle a ball through a series of rotating hoops. The game's fast pace and ever-changing shapes can really trip you up, though. We have a few tips to help you get a high score.

Morphite guide - how to explore like a pro

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 26th, 2017

The much anticipated space exploration game, Morphite, has finally arrived, and we can't get enough of it. The game is essentially everything we wanted No Man's Sky to be. It's a game that puts a heavy focus on exploring foreign worlds, but the game still provides the player with some direction and guidance to steer you along a well told story.

The game can feel quite open-ended, but we have a few tips to help you make the most of your adventures.

The best visual novels on mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 23rd, 2017



Narrative games have been around for ages, but only now have they been creeping into the mainstream spotlight. These games tell some of the industry's finest stories, and they break new ground in terms of gameplay and mechanics regularly. Here are a few that are truly special.

The best new games we played this week - September 22

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 23rd, 2017

It's pretty much been one big release after another. We were privy to a bunch of surprises this week, with a lot of games we'd been waiting for quite some time dropping unexpectedly. We hope you're free this weekend, because there is a lot for you to play. Here are our favorite favorite new games of the week.

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars guide - how to become a master strategist

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 22nd, 2017

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars is an excellent new RTS turned card battler out now on iOS and Android. Lovers of strategy will get a lot of enjoyment out of Stormbound's chess-like mechanics, and it's cardbased units are perfect for anyone who loves the addictive nature of a good CCG.

Diving into a new strategy game isn't always easy, but we have a few tips to help you get started.

The best AR apps and games on iOS right now

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 21st, 2017

iOS 11 has officially launched, and with it comes Apple's ARKit, a helpful framework that makes it easier than ever for developers to create mobile AR experiences. To celebrate the occassion, we're featuring some of the best AR apps and games on iOS that have been made with ARKit. There's a lot to explore so let's jump right in.

Find out how you can save £35 and win a trip to Paris, at Summoners War World Arena Championship

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 21st, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADDICTIVE SUMMONING :: Read Review »

Nothing raises excitement like a good competition, and we’re thrilled to announce our latest contest. We’ll be sending one lucky reader and a friend to the Summoners War World Arena Championship at Le Comedia in Paris on October 7th. It’s the perfect opportunity to witness Summoners War like you’ve never seen it before.

The Summoners War World Arena Championship is developer COM2US’s premier competition for the popular strategy RPG. The top players in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, Thailand, and South Korea will be fighting it out for a spot in the World Finals in the United States.

The top 16 European players are coming together on October 7th in Paris for a chance to win $5,000 in prize money and two seats in the World Finals, and you might get the opportunity to see all of that action play out live. One UK based reader will be receiving two VIP passes and an all expenses paid trip to Paris to see the EU finals. The winner will get access to an exclusive VIP lounge, where they’ll get to meet influencers and the Summoners War developers themselves.

Amazon is sweetening the deal with a special discount on their digital currency, Amazon Coins, which you can use to buy popular games like Summoners War and make in-app purchases. New users can save an impressive £35 thanks to this generous offer, which is serving up 10,000 coins for just £65.

Amazon Coins can be used on Android devices via the Amazon Underground app. 100 Amazon Coins are worth 1£ of apps and in app-items. The more coins you buy, the bigger the discounts you’ll receive on your favorite mobile games.

And this is not all. We also have 3 Amazon All-New Fire HD 8 Tablets to give to three participants to this competition. An offer too good to pass, right?

Here’s how you can enter:

For a chance to win a trip to the Summoners War World Arena Championship EU finals, follow @PocketGamer on Twitter and retweet this tweet:



This competition is open to UK residents only. Good luck!

Competition Rules

  • The competition closes on Wednesday September 27th 2017, at 4pm BST, and no entries will be accepted after this date.
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  • The competition is open to readers from UK only.
  • Pocket Gamer parent company Steel Media's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the winners of the competition.
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Egg, Inc. guide - how to build your golden nest egg

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 21st, 2017

Egg, Inc.'s been around for some time now, but don't you believe for one second that this quirky clicker game has gone out of style. The game keeps popping up on Reddit and other community forums thanks to the outlandish gameplay (plus, the chickens are kinda cute). With the game's latest update the game has seen another resurgence in popularity.

To help out newcomers to the game, we're here to share with you a few helpful moneymaking tips for Egg, Inc. Let's get started.

The best deals on the App Store this week - September 20

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 21st, 2017



Good news, everyone! Your favorite day of the week has arrived at last -- it's discount roundup day! This fine Wednesday evening we're gathering up the hottest deals on the App Store. We've got action platformers, we've got puzzle games, we've got huge fantasy RPGs -- what more could you ask for? If you're on the look out for a quality game on the cheap, why not check out one of these excellent titles?

The best games to play while you wait for SteamWorld Dig 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 19th, 2017



SteamWorld Dig 2
is out this week on PC and Switch, and people are understandably excited. This clever series by Image and Form combines our favorite metroidvania mechanics with an esquisite universe, excellent storytelling, and true wit.

While release is only days away, anticipation is high. Here are a few quality mobile games you can play to hold you over.

Drag'n'Boom beginner's guide - how to earn mountains of gold

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 19th, 2017

Have you ever wanted to burn and pillage a village as a bloodthirsty dragon? If you answered yes to that question, Drag'n'Boom offers you the perfect chance to do so, casting you as an adorable little dragon that wants to set humankind aflame.

It sounds violent, but this little arcade game is quite charming, tasking you with taking out archers, wizards, and other enemies to earn bountiful treasure. You'll be using that precious gold to level up your dragon and reach sky high scores. We're here to show you how to get the most bang (boom?) for your buck.

The best simulation games on mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 18th, 2017

There's nothing like a good sim -- from the seemingly ridiculous to the incredibly mundane, you can be sure there's a simulation game out there for your every whim.

There's a lot to sift through if you're looking for a quality simulation game, but we're here to make things a little easier for you. We've selected five of our favorite simulation games. Why not give one of these quality sims a try?