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Plunder Pirates Review

Plunder Pirates Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Build a base and explore the high seas in Rovio Stars' Plunder Pirates.

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Monster Warlord is Celebrating its Two-Year Anniversary With Sales and Presents

Posted by on September 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Monster Warlord by GAMEVIL USA is having a massive party for its two-year anniversary. 

GAMEVIL has been wildly successful with the social monster battling game with over 16 million downloads, which makes Monster Warlord one of their most popular titles. To say thank you, they are giving away free Jewels and anniversary-edition monsters, welcome packages for new members, increasing success rates, and holding massive sales from now through September 22.

Join the party and download Monster Warlord today for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review
The Sleeping Prince Review

The Sleeping Prince Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Sleeping Prince looks and feels great to play, but its lack of peril and restrictive energy system infuriates.

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Kings of the Realm Review

Kings of the Realm Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Kings of the Realm offers some handy tweaks, but it's still the familiar format of base building and alliance forming.

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Wag Your Tail – Pets are Here in the New Update for The Sims FreePlay

Posted by on September 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Is your sim lonely? Never fear, The Sims FreePlay by EA Games, has been updated to include pets! Now you can adopt an adorable cat or dog and explore the majesty of Barkshire Pet Park, or take them shopping at the new Pet Salon.

There is now a hobby called Dog Agility, which lets you train your dog to roll, balance, and jump. With the Cat Show Hobby, you can enter your favorite feline into shows and win prizes. Your sims can also be given a new personality trait – Animal Fanatic – and go crazy for their pets.

You can download The Sims FreePlay on the App Store now.

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via: Our Review
Angry Birds Stella Review

Angry Birds Stella Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A few tweaks to the familiar format, Angry Birds Stella will appeal to fans, but will also infuriate at times.

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Super Monkey Ball Bounce Review

Super Monkey Ball Bounce Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Super Monkey Ball Bounce is a lot like Peggle, but not quite as good, plus it's littered with freemium based irritants.

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Gemini Strike Review

Gemini Strike Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Shoot everything and loot everything in this entertaining vertical shoot em up.

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Alien Creeps TD Review

Alien Creeps TD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Alien Creeps TD would be a fun if unremarkable Tower Defense game, but its heavy focus on in-app purchases and balancing issues might put you off.

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Little Raiders: Robin’s Revenge Review

Little Raiders: Robin’s Revenge Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Combining simple combat with village building is a potent combination for this charming tale.

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Tiny Tower Vegas Review

Tiny Tower Vegas Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Build a huge tower again but Vegas-style in Tiny Tower Vegas.

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Welcome to the Black Legion – Evolution: Battle for Utopia Gets a New Content Update

Posted by on August 7th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Evolution: Battle for Utopia by My.Com has received big update titled “The Black Legion.”

The Black Legion update brings players six more regions to explore, 10 new types of weapons, and three new types of defense to help them battle the army of General Kurbatov. It also raises the level cap to 58!

Player’s defensive capabilities are also getting an overhaul: now you can fortify your base with turrets and allies. Lastly, if you feel like a challenge, you can try out Black Legion’s two new mini-games.

Evolution: Battle for Utopia is available for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review

When it comes to suburban life simulations, The Sims pretty much wrote the book. In The Sims Freeplay, we get to see a mobile-centric version of the game that is equal parts enjoyable and complex. Here are a few tips to get folks going on the natural path to building a happy, healthy cyber-community.

Currency

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The first thing one probably wants to understand is the currency system. There are several different tenders that can be used to make purchases or otherwise enhance the life of your Sims. Within the game, the main form of currency is referred to – naturally – as “Simoleons.” Simoleons are probably most like real-life money, and can be earned by having Sims do things like going to work. Established properties can garner Simoleons at intervals, so it pays to “invest” and upgrade these properties. There are a few easter egg Simoleon earning activities as well, like pets digging for them.

Another currency type is the “Social Point.” This can be earned in neighboring towns by doing tasks such as practicing fire fighting. This encourages interaction with other players, as it’s easier to get fellow players to invest in an item necessary to get Social Points. Social Points can be spent on items in the game store.

2014-07-23 18.00.23“Lifestyle Points” can be gained by completing quests, increasing the town’s value, leveling-up, or watching and viewing special offers. They can also be purchased with real money. Lifestyle Points can be used to purchase items and speed up tasks.

The game also incorporates experience points, which allow characters to level-up and have access to more content.

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One of the best ways to accumulate cash is to work. Consistently. On that note, getting promoted helps earn more faster. Building in moderation also helps maximize reserves. Happy Sims are better able to earn spendables, so keeping Sims inspired by ensuring their needs are met.

Even the simple act of gardening also leads to supplemental game cash. Several “natural” tasks like checking mail can net small amounts that add up.

Careers

There are quite a few professions to choose from, ranging from Real Estate Agent to politician, and a Sim’s career can be enhanced by “practicing” the job. Practicing makes the Sim better, and helps them get promoted. Sims can max out in careers, so the progress is not limitless.

Hobbies

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Hobbies are great tools for gaining experience and limited content. The availability of hobbies to a specific character are generally restricted based on what one has unlocked and the age of a character. In other words, after the age requirement is met, one might have to do achieve/build something to be able to perform that hobby.

The biggest overall tip is to exhibit patience. The game runs in real-time, so there is always the temptation to use Lifestyle Points to expedite the action. Those Lifestyle Points could probably be best used elsewhere. Along those same lines, rushing to become a real estate mogul sounds logical – in the real world. In FreePlay, restraint is sometimes a good thing.

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Iron Knights Review

Iron Knights Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Messy but offering some entertaining dungeon crawling, Iron Knights is inconsistent.

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MLB Perfect Inning Gets Update, Adds Voice-Over Commentary by Joe Buck

Posted by on August 4th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

MLB Perfect Inning, the baseball simulation game from Gamevil, has received a new update that adds in some new content and bug fixes.

Most notably, the update brings new voice-over commentary from renown sportscaster Joe Buck. It also adds new motion captures.

We had an opportunity to review this game a short while ago; the updated version is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.

via: Our Review
Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard Review

Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Swords and trading cards are fun, right? So is Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard. Mostly fun, anyway.

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Walkr Review

Walkr Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Walking is a bit more exciting thanks to this planet building/discovering sim reliant upon your every step.

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Yap Studios Debuts New reddit Client Feedworthy

Posted by on July 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Yap Studios has just released a spankin’ new reddit client, titled Feedworthy for reddit.

The new client packs several features, including Imgur functionality, night mode, collapsible comments and more. From the app page:

• Inline images and animated gifs
• Image Albums from Imgur
• Collapsable comments
• Night mode
• Press-and-hold to share
• Blazing performance
• Beautiful design
• And a whole lot more!

Feedworthy is free (with the in-app paid option to remove ads) on the App Store.

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Mynd Calendar Gets Significant Update, As Well As Premium Features

Posted by on July 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Mynd, the calendar and scheduling app we reviewed last year, is getting a big update.

Version 5.0.2 expands upon its ability to sync with LinkedIn, and allows for increased search connectivity within the service and the device contacts. Evernote entries can also be shared directly from the app. There is also the new ability to categorize events.

One big addition is the premium featureset. This is a subscription service that unlocks Inside Mynd, a set of extra functionality, and more.

New Mynd Premium (in-app purchase upgrade) features include:
• Traffic-based “time to leave” push notifications so you’re never late again. Note, existing Mynd users will be ‘grandfathered in’ to get this feature for free. New users will have to upgrade to Mynd Premium to get these notifications.
• Inside Mynd: Much like fitness software helps monitor your health, Inside Mynd gives you the ability to set goals within your calendar and track how you spend your time in a highly visual way. This is part of our new paid upgrade, Mynd Premium (available via in-app purchase) and makes it easy to quantify your business and personal productivity.
* Set goals and track your progress with Inside Mynd.
* Categorize your events to see where you spend the most time. For example…
– If your goal is exercise 5 times a week, carve out 5 hours a week on your calendar to work out and give those events the category heading “exercise.” If you skip a workout, delete it from your calendar. At the end of the week, Mynd will chart how much time you exercised.
– If your goal is to spend more time managing your employees, and you’re scheduling time-out to think about a particular employee’s performance before their annual review, you can tag that employee in the event, without actually inviting him/her to that event.
– If you’re a professional services consultant, you can use this feature to track time spent with clients and export it for use in billing.
* Track the miles you drive for business, and export this data for use in expense reports.
• Priority Email Support: We now accelerate Mynd Premium users to the top of our support queue.
• Professional Messaging: Mynd branding does not appear on emails and calendar invites sent through Mynd Premium.

There is a free trial of the subscription service, which costs $6.99/month to $49.99/year, depending on the number of months purchased.

Mynd Calendar is available for free (with optional premium features) on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Analyze your Dreams with DreamSphere

Posted by on July 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

DreamsCloud, the interactive service that looks to help people analyze and reflect on their dreams, has announced its new iOS app DreamSphere.

The app has a host of features, including a Dream Journal which can be recorded via text or voice, a Dreams Map, which allows users to check their dream patterns against that of other users around the globe, a Smart Alarm, and more. There are also premium features that can be unlocked.

DreamsCloud co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer Jean Marc Emden talks about empowering users. “Dreams have such a significant impact on our overall health and wellness, and are the voice of our subconscious mind,” he says. “With the launch of DreamSphere, we wanted to create an app that provides users with a companion for daily wellness and self-reflection. By empowering our users to remember, process, decode and discuss their dreams on-the-go, DreamSphere will help individuals tap into critical insights and a better understanding of their waking lives.”

The app is now available for free (with aforementioned optional premium content) on the App Store.

MuseAmi Launches Video and Music Recording and Networking App Hook’d.

Posted by on July 14th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

MuseAmi has just launched a new, social app based on the ability to take, edit and share video called Hook’d.

The app incorporates MuseAmi’s proprietary technologies, one of which is real-time audio processing, which allows for users to create and share content directly from an iOS device. MuseAmi also offers authentic backing tracks, including licensed music from Warner Music Group, and says it will announce additional licensing deals in the coming weeks.

MuseAmi chief Bob Taub mentions the partnership with Warner Music Group. “In Hook’d, we’ve created a fun, addictive and totally new way to capture moments through music, and share it with one person or with many,” he says. “We’re proud to have the support of Warner Music Group at launch. They’ve been a real champion of our technology, and their incredible catalog provides our users with authentic master recordings that make Hook’d like no other app on the planet.”

Hook’d is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.

This Means WAR! Review

This Means WAR! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
What is War good for? A Fun iOS game, that's what! It isn't the best on your wallet though.

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Test Your Fortune With the New Royal Revolt 2 Update

Posted by on July 9th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

New features have come to freemium-based reverse Tower Defense game Royal Revolt 2, and they’re sure to prove enticing for fans.

The game now offers the Chamber of Fortune, giving players the chance to earn additional rewards. You can now share your fearsome King with your Facebook friends, plus there’s a new and distinctly spooky Graveyard environment for those keen to mix things up.

New achievements and quests, as well as many bug fixes, round off the package.

Royal Revolt 2 is out now and free to download from the App Store.

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via: Our Review

A few weeks ago I was led into a room to see something new from Fuero Games and The Witcher developers CD Projekt. Something that involved The Witcher. I had hopes and fears much like you’d expect. Would it be a port? A spin-off? Maybe a town-building sim?

Turns out it was The Witcher Battle Arena – a free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game set in the same universe as the popular titles from consoles and PC. It’s also looking pretty freaking great at the moment, to be honest.

The_Witcher_Battle_Arena_Eithne_Dagger_of_Thorns_logoThe Witcher Battle Arena has been designed for mobile from the ground up. It uses a fairly straightforward control system that allows you to tap to move to a specific location, drag the camera around, or tap and hold/drag to guide your hero more directly. Tapping on an opponent will attack, and you can tap on different skill buttons to trigger them.

Most of the expected MOBA bits are present and accounted for as well. Each hero starts at level 1 and will gain experience throughout the match, skills may be upgraded with each level, money earned automatically and by fighting rival heroes can be used to purchase better and better hero-specific gear, and so on. About the only major changes to the basic formula are the lack of endlessly spawning minions on either side and smaller arenas that encourage direct player-on-player interaction. In other words everything has been streamlined so that matches are fast and brutal.

The_Witcher_Battle_Arena_Saskia_Dragonsoul_logoI imagine the whole “free” thing might still be making you a tad nervous but the developers are adamant that The Witcher Battle Arena will not be a pay-to-win game. There are no wait timers, no hard currencies, and absolutely everything from new characters to vanity items can be earned simply by playing.

The Witcher Battle Arena doesn’t have a set release date yet, but it will launch with a decent selection of playable characters (eight in total – Eithne of Brokilon, Ioverth, Letho of Gulet, Zoltan Chivay, Saskia of Aedrin, Philippa Eilhart, The Operator, and a Golem). And it’ll be free, of course.

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Review

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Work your way up in terms of stardom with the help of Kim Kardashian and a series of energy bars.

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Enigma Express Review

Enigma Express Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hidden Object fans will enjoy what's here, but they won't enjoy the restrictive energy bar.

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Supernauts Review

Supernauts Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Craft a world and save some innocent people in this varied and highly enjoyable freemium world building game.

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SocceR10 Review

SocceR10 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Soccer playing with a turn based and freemium twist, SocceR10 doesn't fully hit the target.

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Arcane Battlegrounds Review

Arcane Battlegrounds Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's not so much that Arcane Battlegrounds is a bad freemium base building game, it's just that it's one that's been done before. A lot.

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Deadman’s Cross Receives Update That Adds a New Hunting Ground and More

Posted by on June 2nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Deadman’s Cross has recently received an update that adds in some new features. These include the USS Claypool hunting ground, and 39 new Deadmen. Additionally, it has two new abilities, and usability functions have been improved.

We had an opportunity to review the app earlier this year; it is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.

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- The USS Claypool hunting ground has been added.
- 39 new Deadmen have been added.
- 2 new abilities have been added.
- The skip feature has been added to battles that take place while on search jobs.
- Interrupted downloads now resume from the point at which they were interrupted, rather than beginning anew.
- A simple tap interface has been added for switching Deadmen in and out on the horde editing screen.
- Tapping an ability in the ability list interface now shows its details.
- An Info button has been added to the ability screen.
- The amount of EXP a Deadman will gain from feeding is now shown before the feeding is executed.

via: Our Review
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