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Monster Flash Review

Monster Flash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Solid shooting and a surprising amount of spooky tension make Monster Flash a great portable piece of Halloween.

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Retry Review

Retry Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Flappy who? Let Retry wash all those bad bird-related memories away on a cool retro-flavored flight... right into the side of a cliff. Over and over and over again.

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Don’t do Drugs, do Sugar! Underworld: Sugar Wars is Out Now

Posted by on October 31st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A-Steroids Studios has created a ‘family-friendly’ game of shifty-eyed sugar dealings with Underworld: Sugar Wars.

In a world where sugar is now illegal, players must trade with “dealers” to negotiate prices and move their cavity inducing product. Underworld: Sugar Wars lets players become a criminal boss in charge of a team of Runners and Bookkeepers. You must create fronts to sell your candy and buy weapons to protect it from your enemies. So maybe it’s not quite so family-friendly. But at least there aren’t any drug in it!

Will you become a ruthless sugar baron or just a two bit candy cartel? Download Underworld: Sugar Wars for free on the App Store to find out.

This Is Not a Test Goes Free, Permanently

Posted by on October 31st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

This Is Not a Test, the survival RPG comic by Jon Richardson, recently went free. Players can now experience the comic though the addition of banner ads and limited lives that regenerate slowly.

If you want to remove the ads and recover your lives faster you can upgrade to the pro version for $2.99. The pro version also adds optional color background art, so if you’ve already purchased the previous color upgrade you automatically get pro.

You can check out This Is Not a Test for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review
SAS: Zombie Assault 4 Review

SAS: Zombie Assault 4 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Shoot everything that moves in this fun, if flawed, twin-stick shooter.

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Stormtroopers Grab Your Blaster Rifles – Star Wars: Galactic Defense Has Been Unleashed!

Posted by on October 30th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

DeNA, Lucasfilm, and The Walt Disney Company have released Star Wars: Galactic Defense.

Choose to join the light of the dark side in this tower defense game. Players can battle at iconic Star Wars locales and find classic characters as they strive to tip the balance in their side’s favor. You can choose to play though the campaign or to connect with your friends online to compete for the top spot on the leader boards.

Star Wars: Galactic Defense adds its own flare to the traditional tower defense genre and brings the excitement that was once limited to a galaxy far, far away, right to your fingertips,“ said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA. “The game packs beloved characters, iconic locations, tactical gameplay, and heart-pounding battles into one exciting mobile experience”

You can download Star Wars: Galactic Defense for free from the App Store now.

Agents of Storm Review

Agents of Storm Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Agents of Storm might look pretty, but it's a game you've played before. A lot.

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Any.DO 2.0 Hopes to Help Manage Productivity

Posted by on October 30th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

An update has arrived for Any.DO‘s productivity app, bringing it to version 2.0. The key element of this update is the optimization for users to manage their collective ‘lives’, allowing them to plan out a productive day for both home life and work life.

Users can send messages to others, be it sending out the latest grocery list to the rest of the family or the latest to-do project to the rest of the team at work. Files can also be shared via Dropbox, with premium users able to upload an unlimited amount to Any.DO. Meanwhile, the app also allows premium users to set up regular reminders and set their own custom background colors.

Any.DO is available to download for free now, with the ‘Premium’ service discounted to $3 a month/$27 a year for the next two weeks.

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Base Busters Review

Base Busters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mixing up two forms of tower defense gaming and collectible cards, Base Busters is a fun mix that's restricted by freemium elements.

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Mmm Fingers Review

Mmm Fingers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chasing high scores with just one finger works well for Mmm Fingers.

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Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood Has Gotten a Halloween Makeover

Posted by on October 29th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Kardashian fans, grab your Prada candy buckets and don a Versace costume because Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood is getting into the Halloween spirit. Glu Games has updated their popular celebrity app with Halloweeney goodness.

Now you can collect candy and do projects to earn costumes to wear to Kim’s Halloween party on October 31. You can also now visit Dubai in the game, where there will be new quests and places to explore. Climb your way to the tippy-top, up all the way to level 27.

The Halloween theme is only available until October 31, so download Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood  for free on the App Store now to start trick-or-treating.

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via: Our Review

Ruzzle Adventure, the word puzzle game from MAG Interactive, is donning its Halloween costume.

Check out the new update for their Halloween fun. There are 25 new spooky levels that open up at level 2, and at every 5th level you get free coins as a treat. There will be pumpkins everywhere, naturally, and make sure to beat Ztephan the Skeleton king!

The new world is only around until Halloween (Friday, 10/31) so check out Ruzzle Adventure for free on the App Store before it’s too late.

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via: Our Review
PhotoMath Review

PhotoMath Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Solve any printed mathematical equation easily and quickly, thanks to PhotoMath.

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CastSpellRemember Puzzle Quest? Just about everybody loved Puzzle Quest, and the team behind the match-3 game that made match-3 games interesting again is back with a sort of spiritual successor to their puzzle/RPG hybrid: Gems of War.

Gems of War has a lot in common with Infinite Interactive’s earlier game. You get to match colored runes to activate spells and skills, you can match skulls to damage your enemies, and there’s decidedly some leveling-up going on behind closed doors (note: the doors aren’t closed – they’re actually wide open). However, things have been streamlined a bit as well.

SpellAnimationRegrettably there’s no crafting in Gems of War, but you’ll be able to fight other players in asynchronous battles and can even join a guild with other players. Emphasis has also been placed on your characters this time around, with you being able to create a party using your chosen hero, a weapon, and three other characters to assist you in combat. Different characters (of which there are over 100 planned) require different runes to activate their abilities, and they can be leveled-up using materials taken from selling off the useless ones.

Another nice feature is that both iOS and Android users will be able to play with (or against) each other, and can even access their account across multiple platforms.

Gems of War will be hitting the App Store for free sometime before the holiday season.

Never Let Go Review

Never Let Go Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Never Let Go is a tough test of touch endurance.

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A Million Copies of Bio Inc are Being Given Away Right Now

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

Bio Inc. developers DryGin Studios have started a giveaway of one million copies of the disease simulation game, which they hope to achieve in around 48 hours.

Alongside this giveaway, version 1.5 of the game has arrived. Features added in in this new version include Game Center integration, including leaderboards and 30 new achievements to unlock, a ‘Fast Forward’ mode, new sound effects, and an Italian language option.

Bio Inc. is available for free from now until one million people have gotten the game for free.

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via: Our Review
Slide to Finish Review

Slide to Finish Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Slide to Finish has clever ideas, but its execution doesn't quite reach the goal.

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A New Trials Frontier Update Awakens the Pumpkin King

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

A Halloween-themed update has arrived for RedLynx‘s Trials Frontier, adding new skins and tracks courtesy of the arrival of the Pumpkin King.

The Pumpkin King, as he does, is causing havoc, so it’s up to you to take him and his minions on across the world. The update introduces a 16-part live event, with smashing pumpkins being the name of the game. Players will also be able to unlock nine new bike skins and four tracks as they take on the squash plant royalty.

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

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via: Our Review

Star Wars: Commander Adds “Death Troopers” to a New Limited-Time Campaign

Posted by on October 27th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The scientists of a secret Imperial research facility on Dandoran have reported an “oopsie” – there’s outbreak of zombie Death Troopers!

Star Wars: Commander, by Disney, is getting “The Sickness” Campaign for Halloween. Undead Stormtroopers, infected by an Imperial bioweapons project, are terrorizing the Empire and the Rebellion alike.

The update includes 3 new enemies: Death Troopers, Scout Death Troopers, and Heavy Death Troopers. Both sides are also getting new ships. The Rebel Starship Strike – HWK–290 is a freighter outfitted with incendiary bombs to crush infantry units while the Empire Starship Strike – VT–49 Decimator uses firebombs to wash an area with flame.

You can pick up Star Wars: Commander for free on the App Store, and The Sickness will start spreading this Thursday (10/30).

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via: Our Review
Animals vs Mutants Review

Animals vs Mutants Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Animals vs Mutants is cute and fun for a time, but strategy enthusiasts won't find it to be a challenging hunt.

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Well met, warriors:
Curious to see how much fun we’ve been having with all this hero-shuffling? Check out our Terra Battle review!

Terra Battle is a strategy-based puzzle RPG that is accessible and addictive, yet multi-faceted and challenging, so take heed of these hints and tips before you and your squad head into dangerous, uncharted territory.
 

On the Battlefield

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Terra Battle‘s fighting system is based on a form of Rock Paper Scissors, in which certain weapon types can outperform others: swords have the advantage over bows, bows can dominate spears, and spears can best swords. Remembering this cycle is key in deciding which squad member to use in the next attack. The staff simply highlights a mage character with healing attributes but no attacking ability.

There is a time limit in which each movement must be completed, so try to plan a movement in advance – particularly if it involves displacing another tile into a better position for chain support or a direct attack. If you’re smart about it, pre-planning a route and approaching multiple characters from certain angles can set up multiple chain attacks were before there was none.

Continue reading Terra Battle – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for Setting Up Your Best Lines »

Vyros Review

Vyros Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Vyros' instructions are kind of muddled, but there's a cool puzzle game here that's worth figuring out.

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HeroCraft has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, a turn-based strategy set in the Warhammer 40k Universe, will launch on iOS later this week.

The game is set to feature a single player campaign against Word Bearers and other enemies of the Space Wolves, with different heroes available to select for different play styles. Players will be able to unlock perks for each class and companions, two of which can be taken into each battle. The game also features a collectible card game element, with victories unlocking bonuses, tactics cards, and new weapons.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf will make its way to the App Store on Tuesday, October 28, and will be free to download.

Terra Battle Review

Terra Battle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
With an excellent battle system and diverse character roster, Terra Battle is ever expanding and endlessly playable.

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Rami Ismail, Chief Executive of Business and Development at indie game studio Vlambeer, has created a new way for developers to keep track of press and distribution lists called distribute() (pronounced ‘do distribute’). Users can send their press contacts a distribute​() link and the program will organize their contact information into a list that the system manages and maintains for them.

distribute​() can also send out codes or token for games on platforms such as iOS, Steam, Xbox, PSN, and Humble, without all the hassle of spreadsheets. The program keeps track of who you are sending tokens to and how many you have left. If you prefer, you can create a simple link to the content and distribute() will send it out for you.

distribute​() values security. They encrypt their information and verify press contacts for you. This way users can avoid fake requests or leaked information.

Currently, distribute() is free for small and independent developers. If you are a developer who would like to be distribute​() verified, you can you can register for the service with their  verification form. The build is still in Alpha so there may still be some hiccups, but the distribute() seems like a smart new way to handle your press info.

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Rival Stars Basketball Review

Rival Stars Basketball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rival Stars Basketball is a fun mixture of basketball and card collecting but its energy system will annoy.

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Rubicon Development, makers of the award winning Great War Games series, has announced a huge sale on 15 of their most popular games that will run until Monday morning at 9:00am. The games that will be included in the sale are:

Great Little War Game 2
Great Big War Game
Great Little War Game
Zombies: Dead in 20
Yachty Deluxe
Fruit Blitz
Combat Monsters (always free)
FairGround Coin Falls
Gold Rush Coin Falls
Jungle Coin Falls
Poker Slots
Cupcake Frenzy
Astro Invaders
Spin Master Bowling

Remember to act fast if you want any of them as the sale will end Monday.

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth Review

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Do some puzzles to make some platforms in this smart and fun free-to-play cave mining adventure.

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Dig this:
Would you like to know what we thought of all this puzzling-around the deep recesses of the planet? Check out our Puzzle to the Center of the Earth review!

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is a surprisingly deep and challenging puzzle platformer. Here are a few tips for players looking to stay alive while down in the depths.
 

Energy Management is Key

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  • Once you start using formulas, make sure you build combos of blocks toward your character and not away – The catalyst energy that allows for formula usage always drops at the end of a string of six blocks, so if you start linking blocks as far away as possible and move in, they are easier to get (see above). The combo on the left will end up dropping the red catalyst crystal in a hard-to-reach place significantly further down into the cavern whereas the combo on the right, which is the same exact structure, will drop the crystal right at your feet.
  • Use moves wisely – Players begin every level with 20 energy and it costs 1 energy to interact with any amount of blocks. This means that dropping blocks or linking 4, 5, or 6 blocks all costs 1 energy. Since the ultimate goal is at the bottom of each level, using 1 energy to dig as far down as possible is generally a good strategy – at least in the beginning.
  • Look for energy blocks – To help recoup energy, there are blocks in the world that have pieces of energy in them. These energy blocks give players 4 energy. Therefore, it’s not necessarily worth going out of the way to mine an energy block if it costs more than 4 energy to get.


Continue reading Puzzle to the Center of the Earth – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for Daring Spelunkers »

Earn Your Master Camper Badge in Camp Pokemon

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

What does it take to be a great Pokémon trainer? You can find out by going to Camp Pokémon, a lovely little island designed by The Pokemon Company International. The app provides you with six fun activities that, when completed, earn you pins for your pin book and stickers to decorate photos with. You be able to warm up you throwing arm with “Poké Ball Throw” or master your encyclopedic knowledge of Pokémon with “Find the Pokémon”.

Once you’ve earned a few stickers, you can take them to the photobooth where you can add your favorites to photos of you and your friends.

Camp Pokémon is available for free, so pack your tent and watch out for wild Pokémon!

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