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Age of Empires: Castle Siege Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 21st, 2015
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: DISAPPOINTING
Age of Empires: Castle Siege isn't the Age of Empires game you were hoping for.
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The Sandbox Gets Another New Campaign and New Forces of Nature

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 20th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CREATE :: Read Review »

The Sandbox, by Pixowl, has a new update that introduces the new Ecology 2 campaign, along with some other stuff (naturally).

Zombies, Run! has Shuffled its Way Over to a Freemium Payment Model

Posted by Rob Rich on May 14th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TERRIFYING EXERCISE FUN :: Read Review »

Everyone's favorite "pretend you're exscaping a horde of zombies and get fit while doing it" simulator, Zombies, Run!, has just gone free. And not the on-sale kind of free, either - it's completely shifted to a freemium model.

Vainglory Introduces Skins for Your Heroes

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 7th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: VAIN EVENT :: Read Review »

Super Evil Megacorp's Vainglory has a new update that includes a brand new Skin system (It's not as horrifying as it sounds).

Bottle Empire Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 24th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEAR MISS
Bottle Empire is an intriguing mishmash of many game types, but it doesn't always hit the spot.
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Driver Speedboat Paradise Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: UNINSPIRED SPEED
Driver Speedboat Paradise is a boat based racing game that you've seen before. A lot.
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Tiltagon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on April 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ROLL WITH IT
Tiltagon isn't exactly a breath of fresh air, but it's a pretty fun tilt survival game in its own right.
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DomiNations Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 8th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ENJOYABLE STRATEGIES
DomiNations combines many popular strategy games, and mostly succeeds.
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Pocket Ages Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 7th, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: PRETTY BUT SHALLOW
Pocket Ages is a fairly formulaic freemium town builder, and not a very exciting one at that.
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Fast & Furious: Legacy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 31st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FAST
Speedy thrills await, for the patient.
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Horse Haven World Adventures Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 30th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: 'STABLE' FUN
Are you a horse lover? Then you might enjoy this freemium sim that allows you to breed and raise them.
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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SOME OF THE BRAVEST
It’s not exactly the ultimate all-star gathering we might’ve hoped for, but Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a decent nostalgia trip.
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Compass Point: West Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 26th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: IT’S A WEST WORLD
Compass Point: West is a neat, western take on town building and defense.
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Compass Point: West - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Staking a Claim on the Frontier

Posted by Rob Rich on March 26th, 2015

[Wondering if it's worth dramatically pushing the swinging doors open on this saloon? Check out our review]

You’ve got a lot of work ahead of you if you want to turn your little patch of dirt into a bonafide frontier town, and Orville Driller and his cronies aren’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat. But don’t worry, even the toughest hombres need help every now and then (okay I’m done with the old west jokes, I swear).




Getting Started

  • Be mindful of Gold and Goods limits - Starting out, you’ll only be able to hold a maximum of 2,000 of either resource. It sounds like a lot, but it’ll fill up quickly. Try not to let your earnings go to waste.
  • If you’re about to exceed the limit, spend it - Successful attacks on Orville’s occupied territories will always yield Gold and Goods, so if you’re really close to the maximum you should try to spend some of either (or both) before continuing on. Build or upgrade stuff if you can, but if that’s not an option you can also clear out trees and rocks.
  • Watch videos when able - There’s a covered wagon with a film strip icon over it that sometimes appears on the road. Tap it and you’ll be prompted to watch a video. You definitely want to watch, as once you’re finished you’ll be able to pick a random card from a group of four. These can include diamonds (used to speed things up), sidekicks, workers, or even piles of resources.
  • Use Jakob Ammann to keep things moving - The basic version of his card will take up to 15 minutes off of one upgrade, which is great for when you’re starting out and things don’t take hours to finish.
  • Use William Wealth when you need a cash boost - The basic form of William nets you 500 Gold, so use it if you’re a little short. Make sure you remember that resource limit, though!

Stan Lee's Hero Command Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 23rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DULL ADVENTURING
Being a superhero really shouldn't be this unexciting.
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