When you got your brand new mobile device for Christmas, you probably headed straight on over to the App Store or Google Play to grab the gorgeous Rayman Adventures, right?
It's the sequel to the incredibly fun platformers Jungle Run and Fiesta Run, and largely follows in their capable footsteps aside from a few huge changes. The levels are open for exploration this time, for a start, thanks to a new ability to change Rayman's direction.
Then there's the Incrediballs, a new (and odd-looking) ally for Rayman - each of which provides handy power-ups that help him get a good score in each level.
Bringing the right Incrediballs into a level is only half of the battle though - but don't worry, we've got you covered with this guide on how to get the chest of gems in each one.
There have been loads of games released over the past year inspired by classic or newly-released anime series.
Properties like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Bleach also have new tie-in titles due this year, so it's easy to see why gamers who love Japanese animation are so excited about phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
This year we'll hopefully see anime-inspired games released globally rather than just in Japan. There's a huge global audience for Anime-related games, and it's getting bigger every day. Sadly though the spread of these games outside of the East doesn't look like it's going to gain pace.
Square Enix is releasing the company's classic role-playing game Romancing SaGa 2 for smartphones as well as PS Vita, but it hasn't revealed whether it'll be available for global audiences just yet.
BattleHand is a brand new mobile action RPG card battler that just launched on iOS and Android. It challenges you to build a party of typical fantasy heroes and a powerful deck of combat cards for each of them before setting out on an adventure full of turn-based battles.
ThoughBattleHanddoes a pretty good job of easing you into its unique brand of deck and character building, it can still feel a little overwhelming at first - particularly for genre newcomers. With that in mind, we've compiled a few tips and tricks to help you get started.
2015 has been and gone, and with it an absolute ton of awesome mobile games. We thought it couldn't possibly stand up to 2014 (which had Monument Valley, for crying out loud) but it did. It really did.
While I'd love to just gush about 50 or so awesome games I've played - on my various mobile devices alone - I've narrowed it down to just four. Yes, just four.
Without further ado, read on to discover more about, not only my favourite mobile game of 2015, but a few honourable mentions as well.
Chances are you've just received a brand new mobile phone or tablet for Christmas, and you're looking for something to keep you busy over the chilled out festive period.
Well, why not give Rayman Adventures a whirl? It's the follow-up to much loved mobile platformers Jungle Run and Fiesta Run.
It does play slightly differently though. You'll still spend most of your time running, punching, and gliding around a collection of gorgeous UbiArt levels, but this time you're not locked to moving in a single direction.
With a quick swipe you can change direction and explore the crevices of each level to find hidden treasures, Lums, and Teensies.
The most exciting new addition has to be the Incrediballs though. These are powerful new allies for Rayman, who'll join you in a level and provide you with special abilities to help you get a higher score.
To help you get the most out of your Incrediballs - as well as Rayman's skillset in general - we've spent some time with the game to bring you this extensive beginners guide.
It can be difficult to count calories and eat healthily with all those delicious treats out there.
That's why calorie counting apps are so helpful. You simply enter in the food you consume and the app does all the work for you by analyzing and quantifying your caloric intake as well as the fat you've consumed and more.
To help you get on track to a healthy lifestyle, we've taken a look at some of the best calorie counting apps out there to help you find one that fits your busy schedule and makes dieting a whole lot easier.
Game of Dice is a completely unique new board game out now on iOS and Android that combines the best of both classic board games like Monopoly and trading card games.
You have to roll dice to move around a multi-tiled board, taking property as you go. The ultimate goal is to own more property than your opponents and increase its value.
To help you, there are over 65 different skill cards which offer unique abilities that give you a helping hand during a match. There are also a bunch of different characters and dice to use which also offer bonus abilities.
To learn more about Game of Dice, we reached out to Seonghyeon Han, Project Director at JoyCity, about which games most inspired it, what tips the team can offer to new players, and what they'd change if they could start over.
Cooking Fever, the mobile time management sim, has been updated with a brand new restaurant that adds a bit of aquatic fun to the mix.
The House of Crab is an underwater restaurant which specialises in seafood dishes like King Crab, tuna steak, or the Boston Cream Pie - as well as sides like asparagus, lettuce, and various sauces. That's more meals than any other restaurant in Cooking Fever to date.
Outcast Odyssey is a deep and strategic card battler on iOS and Android that challenges you to collect over 300 cards and build a mighty deck out of them.
There's a massive single player campaign to battle your way through, with over 40 islands full of hidden treasures, unique enemies, and challenging dungeons. Bosses lurk at the end of these, and you'll need all of your skills if you want to succeed.
Then there's PvP where your deck - and abilities - will be put to the test. This is played in the arena, where you can also join a guild and talk tactics with your fellow players.
We spoke to Erik Wahlberg, Live Producer at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., to find out which games inspired Outcast Odyssey, what tips he would give to new players, and what the team would change if they could start over.
Game of Dice has got in the festive spirit with a feature-rich Christmas update that adds lots of new content to the Monopoly-style boardgame.
You'll likely be most pleased to learn about the Christmas map, which is chock-full of holiday scenery to get you in the mood.
Then there's a ton of none-Christmas features that are just as exciting. The first of these is a crafting system which lets you make everything in the game including skill cards, character and even Gems.