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Heavenstrike Rivals Review

Heavenstrike Rivals Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Despite a few flaws, this free-to-play strategy game is a fun mix of new and old strategy formulas.

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Appspy has found a Japan only Gremlins movie tie-in game! Hacha Mecha! Gremlin Wars was officially released by Warner Bros. and is a free-to-play tower defense game. Players collect Mogwais in order to prevent the gremlin forces from attacking Gizmo, and the graphics are chibi-style adorable.

Hopefully Japan will see fit to share this bizarre little game with the rest of us soon.

source: AppSpy

AerenaAs mentioned earlier this week, free-to-play turn-based MOBA Aerena: Clash of Champions has a new premium priced version called Aerena – Masters Edition. This new edition eschews its former F2P model in favor of asking players to pay upfront for an experience that’s ad-free and eliminates the grind. Since I reviewed Aerena when it first came out and noted the game’s somewhat slow progression, I decided to take a look at Masters Edition to see how well it delivers on its promises.

aerena-masters-edition-iOS-02As it turns out, I found myself able to purchase unlocks including new units, ships, and shells all within playing a couple matches, which is a big difference from Clash of Champions. It seems as though Masters Edition is more generous with its in-game currency in general, making progression feel a lot smoother. In doing so, playing it felt more like a game about crafting a loadout that fits a particular playstyle rather than a game about slapping together whatever units and items are the most affordable.

aerena-masters-edition-iOS-04It is worth noting that with this re-release players can still opt to play Aerena in its free-to-play form, and both versions of the game allow players to play against one another. Also worth noting is the fact that the free-to-play version offers time-limited trials of new units, whereas the paid version does not. This isn’t really a big deal though, since it is easy enough to unlock units in Masters Edition anyway.

Overall, those that were frustrated by the progression mechanics of Aerena: Clash of Champions in its original form should be pleased with the changes that Aerena – Masters Edition has made. That being said, anyone that wasn’t initially compelled by it won’t be won over by this new version.

Planet Quest Review

Planet Quest Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This quirky rhythm game has all of the necessary ingredients for it to be out of this world.

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Moto Joe Review

Moto Joe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This motorcycle-based platformer tries to give players a good sense of challenge, but mostly ends up feeling unfair.

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A series of updates have arrived for Rovio games over the past few days, honoring the Chinese New Year. 

Angry Birds Epic and Rovio Stars title Jolly Jam have events paying homage to the Year of the Goat, while Angry Birds Go! and Angry Birds Stella are following the goat theme by adding in a new kart and a new set of levels in the Island Map, respectively. Plunder Pirates is avoiding the goat theme but instead honors the celebrations by decorating the island and adding in a new character, Ching Shih.

All of the previously mentioned games are available to download from the App Store now, for free.

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Dengen Chronicles Review

Dengen Chronicles Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This free-to-play card game seems a little to basic for its own good.

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Tactical Heroes Review

Tactical Heroes Review

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This game bears a striking resemblance to Clash of Clans but has a turn-based combat system and is set in space.

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Bruce Lee Sprints his Way into Temple Run 2

Posted by on February 13th, 2015
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Imangi Studios and Bruce Lee, LLC (they own the image rights for the martial arts legend), have announced that the late film star will make an appearance in the popular endless runner Temple Run 2. Players will be able to control the creator of Jeet Kune Do as they escape from the Demon Monkey, all the while receiving encouragement via inspiring quotes when they need it most.

Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC, had this to say on her father’s introduction to the game:

I’m very excited to have my father become part of the Temple Run family. It’s apropos the character will launch in 2015, which just happens to be his 75th birthday year! Not only is this a great and fun way to celebrate my father’s birthday, but I’m grateful that my father’s legacy will continue to live on for fans of all ages via our partnership with Imangi.

Temple Run 2 is available to download from the App Store now for free.

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via: Our Review
Hyper Rift Review

Hyper Rift Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This gamebook has just enough mystery and tricky puzzle solving to make it worth checking out.

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Top Eleven 2015 – Be a Soccer Manager Review

Top Eleven 2015 – Be a Soccer Manager Review

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Top Eleven 2015 - Be a Soccer Manager is a fairly simplistic interpretation of soccer management.

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Adventure to Fate: Battle Arena JRPG Review

Adventure to Fate: Battle Arena JRPG Review

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This role-playing game boils out all of the exploration in favor of offering an ultra streamlined rpg combat experience.

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Touchdown Hero Review

Touchdown Hero Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This arcade football game challenges players to score as many touchdowns as possible without being tackled.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Review

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Review

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Despite its looks, this Warhammer 40k strategy game is about as graceful and elegant as the bulky space marines being portrayed.

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Deep Loot Update Brings More Collections, Suits, Ships and More to the Surface

Posted by on January 30th, 2015
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An update has arrived for Monster and Monster‘s Deep Loot, bringing new content, feature and bug fixes to the underwater explorer.

The game now features seven new collections, which contain over fifty new pieces of special loot, seven new suits, five new ships and more than a dozen new missions to complete. New locations have also been added, with Easter Eggs and secrets hidden within. Feature-wise, players will now find that they have the ability to sell their completed collections for coins, with collections now available to be ranked up.

Deep Loot is available to plunder from the App Store now for free.

via: Our Review
All Star Quarterback Review

All Star Quarterback Review

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Train your way to the Super Bowl in this free-to-play sports management game.

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Earthworm Alchemy Review

Earthworm Alchemy Review

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Feed this funny looking worm and dodge bombs in this charming, free-to-play arcade game.

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Heroes of Gaia Review

Heroes of Gaia Review

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This free-to-play rpg looks a lot like Heroes of Might and Magic, but it's poor interface and layering of mechanics makes it feel unnecessarily messy.

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Angry Birds Friends NHL All-Star Tournament Welcomes NHL HockeyBird

Posted by on January 26th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

With the NHL All-Star Game finishing up this weekend, Rovio has added two week-long hockey-themed tournaments to Angry Birds Friends. What makes these tournaments unique from the norm, however, is that they also feature a new playable character. The NHL HockeyBird – a white bird sporting a cap and hockey stick.

Angry Birds Friends is available to slap-shot onto your iOS device now and is free to download.

via: Our Review

We’re Not Yolking About – Chicken Tapper Eggmaster is Out Now

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ever wanted to create your own egg-based empire or poke chickens to your hearts content? Well, the upcoming release from Chillingo and sybsoftware, Eggmaster, might be what you’ve been looking for.

Eggmaster tasks players with tapping chickens to get a steady supply of eggs, because as everyone knows eggs only arrive when chickens are prodded. Although the FDA may not approve, along the way players can improve production by feeding their brood chocolate, potions and pills, while also having to take care to protect their egg supplies from other players.

You’ll can download Eggmaster for free now, and fulfill all your chicken-tapping dreams.

The Sims Freeplay Gets Dressy Update, Adds “Sunset Mall” for Clothing Fiends

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015
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The Sims Freeplay is awesome, but as any fan will tell you there’s no such thing as having too many outfits – in real life or otherwise. Thankfully, Electronic Arts feels the same.

The game’s new update adds what Electronic Arts describes as the “most requested” feature in its history: Sunset Mall.

Per the App Store page, Version 5.11.0 brings:

• Grab your besties and come on down to the Sunset Mall, there are over 16 new shops bursting with new outfits
• Dresses, shoes, coats, and more! Your Sims never looked so good, with over 500 new clothes for all age groups
• Show off the latest trends on the Catwalk with the new Modelling Hobby. Strike a pose to unlock new shops
• Strike! Meet up with friends and try your hand in the Bowling Hobby. Knock down those pins to unlock the Juice Bar!
• Take your new crush on a first date to the Burger Bar and order a milkshake for two – unlocked when you complete the Sunset Mall Quest
• Kick into healthy habits with the new Juice Bar, and slurp up a tasty refreshing juice with you and your friends – master every move in the Bowling Hobby to unlock it!
• Experience Lunar New Year with your family! Hang up lanterns, and cheer on the lion dancers in the Lunar New Year Quest – coming Feb 14

We had a ball formally reviewing The Sims Freeplay, so much so that we put together a concise gameplay guide, too. The Sims Freeplay remains free (with in-app purchases) on the App Store.

via: Our Review
Trivia Crack Review

Trivia Crack Review

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Sick of dated or repetitive quiz material killing the pace of a promising trivia game with your friends? Well you're in luck, because Trivia Crack is the answer to all of your trivia needs.

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Gameloft has just unveiled Dungeon Hunter 5, a new addition to their mobile hack ‘n’ slash franchise. Playing as a ‘common-guy’ bounty hunter following on from the events of Dungeon Hunter 4, the game is set to feature improved graphics, new animations ‘built from the ground up’, and all new weapons and effects.

Players will also be the owners of their own dungeon ‘hideouts’ in the new multiplayer mode, where they’ll aim to defend their loot whilst stealing from others. Each hideout is designed by the player, with the ultimate goal of an attacker being to defeat the owner of the hideout at the end and claim some of their loot as their own. This loot can then be used in the new weapon fusing system, which allows players to combine and level-up their weaponry.

Dungeon Hunter 5 is set to slash its way onto the App Store later this year. Players can pre-register for the game now, which gives them the opportunity to work toward exclusive launch day items including concept art and a minion to help protect their loot.

WWE Immortals Review

WWE Immortals Review

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WWE personalities on 3v3 combat.

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Marvel Puzzle Quest Update Adds New Episode and Mode in its Latest Update

Posted by on January 5th, 2015
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The latest update for D3‘s Marvel Puzzle Quest has arrived on the App Store, bringing in a new episode and mode into the popular match three title.

In the latest episode, ‘Enemy of the State’, a mission in Japan gets ambushed by The Hand, with Wolverine reprogrammed to join them. In order to stop The Hand from carrying out their plan, Elektra, Captain America, Iron Man, and more will have to fight to get him back. Meanwhile, the new Survival mode challenges players to battle their way through waves of enemies, with rewards given out for getting past certain waves.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is available to download from the App Store for free.

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Narborion Saga Review

Narborion Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This choose-your-own adventure style gamebook has some plot holes, but is still enjoyable as a free game.

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Seconds to Live Review

Seconds to Live Review

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Play to win real money in this bizarre take on a snake game.

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Trials Frontier Update Adds Player Vs Player Mode in its Latest Update

Posted by on December 12th, 2014
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A new update has arrived for RedLynx‘s Trials Frontier, adding a PvP mode that allows players to directly compete against each other. PvP races in-game are organized by the mysterious Zudina, who has appeared from her underground bunker to set up month-long showdowns over three tracks that don’t allow for restarts. At the end of each match players will be rewarded with PvP chips, which in turn can be traded to unlock tracks, outfits, and special items.

Justin Swan, Lead Designer on Trials Frontier, had this to say on the update:

The PvP mode is the largest in-game update in Trials Frontier, and will be the first time a true competitive Player vs. Player has ever come to the Trials’ Universe. We’ve worked diligently to create a PvP mode that lets players race each other asynchronously while also keeping the competitive Trials spirit alive. We’re inviting all of our players to come fight for a spot on our Legends Leaderboard for fame, glory and in-game winnings.

Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Disco Zoo Update Adds a New Region and Festive Headwear

Posted by on December 12th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Disco Sue of NimbleBit‘s Disco Zoo, but now they bring us news of a new update for the game.

Headlining the update is further expansion to the zoo, along with a new region and new creatures. A special holiday treat in the form of festive hats for the animals is also arriving in this update. iPhone 6 users will find that the game works better on their device, with other various small bugs having been taken care of as well.

Disco Zoo is available to download now from the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review
Boulder Jack Review

Boulder Jack Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This good looking endless runner takes a few cues from Crash Bandicoot, but is otherwise yet another runner.

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