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Dungeon Clicker Review

Dungeon Clicker Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Quest for loot in this dungeon crawler that is almost completely void of actual, compelling gameplay.

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Captain Bubblenaut Hits the Big Screen in a New Update

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

Captain Bubblenaut from indie developer Dean Tate is a fun arcade game featuring one-finger “slide the ground” controls. The goals of the game include eliminating all “erflings” and making your father “Admiral Pop” proud. The game features 30 achievements and Game Center leaderboards, more than 4 different terrains, charming music, and more.

Recently, Captain Bubblenaut received a humble update that brings the game to the larger screen of the iPad. Luckily, for you, the game is now universal meaning you don’t have to repurchase the game to play it on iPad. The update also includes support for iOS 6 and new menu music.

You can get Captain Bubblenaut on the App Store for $1.99.

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Feed Me Oil 2 Gets New Levels and a Price Drop in its Recent Update

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

Feed Me Oil 2 is a great puzzle game from Chillingo, publishers of other iOS favorites Cut the Rope and the Anomaly series. In the game, you have to channel oil into monsters in a wide variety of environments, using many tools and techniques to get the slippery substance where you want it to go.

The game was recently updated with an all-new chapter for you to explore. You can “collect the eggs tucked away in your favorite Feed Me Oil 2 puzzles” to unlock this chapter, according to the update notes. Chillingo has also changed all the gross oil to be “delicious molten chocolate” for a limited time.

You can grab Feed Me Oil 2 at its new, lower price of $0.99 on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Flying Hamster and Flying Hamster HD are Free and Updated to Support MFi Controllers

Posted by on April 9th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Flying Hamster brags that it has almost 2 million players worldwide, and I don’t see any reason to doubt that as the truth. After all, this game is about flying hamsters. It features 6 unique worlds, 35 different enemies, and 8 “freaky” weapons that you can find throughout each level. Additionally you can control the game in four different ways, allowing the player to use either on-screen controls or the accelerometer.

Flying Hamster and its HD version were both recently updated with support for 4-inch screens, iOS 7 game controllers, and Game Center. But the best part about the recent update is that both games are now completely free to download. Head over to the App Store and grab one (or both) of them now.

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via: Our Review

Now Available: R.B.I. Baseball is a New Mobile Take on the Classic Baseball Game Formula

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

R.B.I. Baseball, known as the most popular Baseball game to ever be released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, has received a reboot via the modern smartphone. The original game licensed players from the MLB, and the same is true for R.B.I. Baseball 14, which features 480 of the current lineup of players. You can play the game, with visuals just slightly better than its predecessor, in a variety of modes including season, postseason, and exhibition.

The game features all 30 MLB teams, and you can play an entire 9-inning game in just 20 minutes. It also features easy-to-use “classic” controls, allowing you to control the game with what is basically just two buttons. The game is also very realistic, featuring players whose appearance and abilities are based on real stats. Finally, there is unlockable in-game content such as legacy jerseys that you can unlock by playing season mode.

You can get R.B.I. Baseball 14 on the App Store for $4.99.

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In upcoming game Warhammer 40,000: Carnage from Roadhouse Interactive, you play a lone Space Marine who has to battle tons of enemies with countless weapons while traveling through the game’s dark fantasy worlds. Sound awesome? The game’s “exceptionally rich” universe immerses you in action as you build alliances with friends but also fight battles with the game’s terrifying evil creatures.

The game features over 50 levels, the ability to build countless in-game items through an intricate crafting system, the ability to upgrade your weapons, a leaderboard for competing with other players worldwide, and highly accessible controls.

You can expect Warhammer 40,000: Carnage to launch in the App Store sometime in May.

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A new action game from Shortbreak Studios called Hellraid: The Escape is scheduled to be released soon, porting the upcoming sibling game for PC (simply called Hellraid) to iOS. In the game, a sorcerer has imprisoned your soul, leaving you to wonder who you are yourself, and how you could possibly rid the world of this evil. The game is a high-quality and well-developed game with great graphics, and hopes to be a fun experience as well even on top of its frightening story premise.

The game has a plethora of features, including a wide variety of challenging puzzles, the graphics quality of its PC brother, a world that’s free to explore, intuitive controls, Game Center achievements and more. Hellraid: The Escape will also support play on a TV via AirPlay or an HDMI cable. The game will have free updates released over time and will not feature any in-app purchases.

Hellraid: The Escape will be available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad on May 15 for $2.99.

Laser Dog Games, creators of the well-loved game PUK, is at it again. This time they’re teasing the upcoming space game Alone. In Alone, you have to use game’s “ultra responsive slide controls” to navigate through caves, rocky outcrops, and falling debris while it becomes ever more claustrophobic as you play.

aloneAlone is an endless runner, and the game’s “procedural worlds” attempt to give the player a sense of making progress through space. The difficulty of Alone rises and falls as you move from planet to planet, with a little bit of down time between each area giving you room to breathe. The game is also said to have a fantastic soundtrack.

Alone will be available on June 26 on iOS, and will be a premium game with no pesky in-app purchases.

BUNT MLB Trading Card Game Updated with New Card Types, New Gameplay Features

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

Hit MLB trading card game BUNT from Topps is a fun way to collect, trade, and play cards with what the company calls the “best baseball card collecting community in the world.” The game has a wide variety of features, including real-time valuation, strategic trading with real people, an authentic collecting experience, and the wide variety of player stats that come with each card.

The app was recently updated to make the experience even better for 2014. The game’s version 4.0 update comes packed with a brand new user interface, new gameplay features, a slew of new card types, and new fan metrics. Also, the update allows players to trade in higher volume; now up to up to 9 for 9 cards. You can find BUNT: The MLB Digital Baseball Trading Card Game on the App Store for free.

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Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf Update Act 2: Forest Hunt Released – Includes New World, Minigame, and Enemies

Posted by on April 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf, which we called “highly exceptional and unique” in our review, is a half-gamebook half-RPG adventure full of story and combat. Today the game has received a huge update called Forest Hunt that expands on the game’s original adventure, taking you through the “Kingdom of Sommerlund and the dreaded Darklands.”

The update features a variety of alternative paths, beautiful new 3D locations, and even packs a “magical” new mini-game. Act 2: Forest Hunt also includes many additional new features that will affect the entire game, including 3 different difficulty levels, “re-tuning and improvements” to the game’s AI, new ranged attacks, and overall improvements to the game’s gear repair mechanics.

You can get Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf on the App Store for free.

via: Our Review

An exciting new online battle arena game called Sigils: Battle for Raios was demoed at GDC a couple of weeks ago, and is on its way to an iOS device near you. The game, which is being developed by Sproing and published by Gameforge, will be free-to-play and feature a variety of game modes including matchmaking, PvP, and PvE. Leaderboards for competing against others will also be available in-game.

So far, 20 combatants have been announced to be available for players to upgrade and level-up at the time of release, but Gameforge says that more will be made available by way of a variety of future updates. The game’s battles will be fought in a wide variety of arenas, and game play will be synced in live-time.

Sigils: Battle for Raois is optimized for iOS tablets and is slated for release sometime in 2014.

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Funcom’s upcoming Lego Minifigures Online that we told you about at the beginning of this month was demoed extensively at GDC 2014, focusing in particular on the previously yet-to-be-seen Pirate World.

The game is going to feature a large number of playable characters, this time being the standard Lego Minifigures rather than the licensed famous characters seen is many of Lego’s other games. The ability to unlock different characters and use them to play through the countless adventure maps and battle bosses is definitely the main allure to this game; each character has its own set of special abilities for you to play with.

The game is planned to be available as a public beta sometime this summer and is going to see a release this “fall.” As for pricing, Lego Minifigures Online is going to be free-to-play, but there will almost certainly be in-app purchases to more quickly unlock those bags of characters. While you wait, be sure to check out the previously-unreleased screenshots of the game’s Pirate World below.

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 Gets Huge Content Update Packing 24 New Levels, 8 New Plants, and 10 New Zombies

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

The well-reviewed sequel to one of the most well-reviewed mobile games of all time has received a huge content update, packing 24 new levels, 8 new plants, and 10 new zombies for even more lawn-fighting fun. This update to Plants vs. Zombies 2 transports players to the “Far-Future World,” where your lawn isn’t actually a lawn; apparently grass doesn’t exist in the future. And apparently our lawn mowers will look like classic cars.

The new levels in this update are themed to look like a futuristic world, while the update’s new plants have science-fiction names (like Laser Bean, Infi-Nut, and Star-Fruit) and feature science-fiction zombie-fighting capabilities. The new zombies are equally as futuristic, and that makes them just that much more terrifying. Also included in this update is the Zen Garden from the first game, which allows you to power up your plants.

You can get Plants vs. Zombies 2 on the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review

A new game based on the hit action-adventure TV series MacGyver is in the works at Fairplay Media, and it’s supposedly going to take many characteristics from the well-known secret agent. Fairplay Media has been in talks with the show’s creator, Lee Zlotoff, and announced today that they’ve finally come up with a plan to bring the famed character to the mobile games space.

Not much information has been released about the game yet, but the company has posted some related artwork and says the game will simply be called “MacGyver.” Also, proceeds from the game’s art will be going to the MacGyver Foundation, according to Fairplay’s blog post. The game is due to be officially announced with more details in the coming weeks.

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source: Fairplay Media

Game Creation App Createrria Gets Update with More Themes, More Physics, and New Items

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

Createrria, the app on the App Store known for its ability to quickly and easily help you create your own games, has received a massive update with a ton of new items, themes, and mechanics that make your game-making experience just that much better.

The update features a new graphics theme called Eclipse, a new gameplay mechanic for those who can’t get enough of the “flappy”-style games, new items, new backgrounds, new “avatar and profile décor,” major performance improvements for older devices, and a variety of bug fixes to top it off. Check out the basics of the update in the teaser trailer below, and head over to the App Store to grab the latest version of Createrria.

You can get Createrria on the App Store for free.

Joe Danger Infinity Gets New “Daily Challenge” Mode in Latest Update

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

Many games have been receiving “daily challenge” modes lately, and Joe Danger Infinity just couldn’t help but join the party. The game is similar to the many motocross sidescrollers we’ve seen on the App Store for years, but takes the concept to completely new heights. In the game’s first major update, version 1.1, players can participate in daily challenges to earn big coin prizes.

Building off a game mode added to Joe Danger Touch, the levels in the new update are very challenging with traps and obstacles that the player must avoid, and challenge the player with multiple routes to choose from. To get the best score, you’ll need to land some awesome tricks on top of simply making it through these awesome new levels.

You can get Joe Danger Infinity on the App Store for $0.99.

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via: Our Review
Shattered Planet Review

Shattered Planet Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Explore randomized environments in this turn-based sci-fi roguelike.

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Lords of Waterdeep Gets New Cards, Quests in New Undermountain Expansion

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

D&D Lords of Waterdeep, which got a relatively favorable review here at 148Apps, is a Dungeons and Dragons-themed turn-based strategy board game that can be played against AI or human players alike in a wide variety of exciting game modes. In a recent update, the game received an expansion entitled “Undermountain,” which brings even more features and gameplay mechanics to what is already a great D&D-style game.

In the update, you’ll find “new lord cards, intrigue cards, quests, an expanded map, and new buildings,” according to the app’s description on the App Store. Also included in this version 1.10 update is the ability for human multi-player games to be played with 6 people (topping the previous maximum of 5).

You can get D&D Lords of Waterdeep on the App Store for $4.99.

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via: Our Review

Latest Duet Game Update Features “Daily Challenges” Game Mode and More

Posted by on March 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update has been released for the acclaimed Duet Game on the App Store, featuring an exciting new “Daily Challenges” game mode. The new feature brings a 3-wave challenge every single day for players to complete, giving them the opportunity to compete with others through Game Center leaderboards as their challenge winning streak is tracked. The challenges vary in difficulty throughout the week: Mondays and Thursdays are easy, Tuesdays and Fridays are intermediate, and Wednesdays and Saturdays are hard. The Sunday challenges are the hardest and have been labeled as “impossible,” but it’s up to you to determine whether or not that’s actually true.

The update also features new achievements, the ability to invert the control scheme, and various stability and bug fixes. You can get Duet Game on the App Store for $1.99.

via: Our Review

The 10th anniversary International Mobile Gaming Awards have come to a close, and after 2 months of voting between 14 judges from Japan, Australia, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the US, the results are in. Dozens of games were nominated, and many of them you will likely recognize, but only a select few could actually win this fantastic recognition. You can find the final results, which were announced in San Francisco at the 10th IMGA ceremony on March 20, below.

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Best Serious Game: Artisitco: The Game for Art Lovers by Play Art Labs, Ltd. Israel
Excellence in Art Design: Year Walk by Simogo, Sweden
Excellence in Sound Design: Papa Sangre II by Somethin’Else, published by Playground Publishing, The Netherlands
Best Technical Achievement: Clumsy Ninja by Natural Motion, United Kingdom
Best Shared Experience: Heads Up by Warner Bros., United States
Excellence in Storytelling: République by Camouflaj, United States
Best Quikplay: Colossatron – Massive World Threat by Halfbrick Studios, Australia
Best Upcoming Game: Framed by Loveshack Entertainment, Australia.
Excellence in Innovation: Blek by Kunabi Brother, Austria
Excellence in Gameplay: rymdkapsel by Grapefrukt Games, Sweden
People’s Choice: Tiny Thief by 5 Ants Spain, published by Rovio, Finland
Jury’s Honorable Mention: Luxuria Superbia by Tale of Tales, Belgium
Grand Prix: Badland by Frogmind, Finland

source: IMGA
Galaxy on Fire – Alliances Review

Galaxy on Fire – Alliances Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This sci-fi multiplayer management game encourages players to work together to explore, colonize, and conquer the galaxy.

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Card Hunter, which is a well-known and well-liked collectible card game playable in-browser, will be making its way to the iPad later this year according to the game’s producer Joe McDonagh. The game primarily features the standard deck-building and tactical maneuvering of many digital card games, but throws in a game board and a delightful aesthetic to make it an awesome tabletop game.

McDonagh and his team from Blue Manchu Games – the developers of the flash version – will be working with newly founded indie studio Dropforge Games, which is stationed in Seattle. Pocket Tactics got in touch with McDonagh regarding when we should expect to see the port of Card Hunter come to life. “We’re not announcing a release date yet but this is not a an epic development project,” he said.

Keep your eye out; we’ll let you know when Card Hunter makes it to iPad.

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source: Pocket Tactics
Shin Megami Tensei Review

Shin Megami Tensei Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Shin Megami Tensei for iOS is a version of the 1992 original localized for the US and ported to the iPhone, no more, no less.

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Football Seasons Card Game Gets Huge Update Including New Campaign, Strong AI

Posted by on March 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Football Seasons, a game that would likely be called “Soccer Seasons” if it were made on the east side of the Atlantic, is a fun card game that makes you the manager of a football club. An update to the game, numbered version 2.3, was released recently featuring a new solo campaign with over 100 different seasons to play.

Also included in this update is the addition of new, stronger artificial intelligence that will challenge you more during some parts of the game, a new in-game “top solo” leaderboard for determining the best coaches, as well as new credit rewards.

While Football Seasons is completely free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, it does feature a plethora of different in-app purchases to make your experience just that much more fun.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon, a game that has long captured the hearts of game players everywhere, is coming to the App Store for the first time via a new game called RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile. In the game, you’ll be able to construct and destruct plenty of roller coasters, customize your theme park to your liking, and share your amazing creations with friends.

One of the app’s most exciting new features is the addition of Facebook and Game Center support, which will allow players to invite friends to visit their parks “and exchange roller coaster blueprints.” Additionally, players can go to the RollerCoaster Tycoon website and register to receive news about the game as well as a free in-game gift. Be sure to check out the game’s official announcement trailer below.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is being published by Atari and developed by start up game studio On5, and is set to release on the App Store in “early spring” for the price of $2.99.

Jump! Chump! is Yet Another Simple Game with a Crazily Addictive Mechanic

Posted by on March 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Simple games with an addicting mechanic are all the rage lately (I’m looking at you, Flappy Bird), and a new game by the name of Jump! Chump! hopes to join the ranks among those games that really strike a chord with iOS users. Hilariously, Jump! Chump!‘s list of features – according to its App Store page – are simply listed as Jumping, Chumping, and Online leaderboards. It sounds like a simple game, that’s for sure.

But alas, the game is being met with great reviews. Essentially, you’re given two characters – one for the top half of the screen and one for the bottom half (named “Jump” and “Chump,” respectively). Enemies comes at you quickly from both directions and it’s your job to jump and chump your way to a high score, avoiding death as long as possible.

Interested? You can grab “Jump! Chump!” on the App Store for free.

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Gunner Z Gets Huge New Update With New Missions and Monsters

Posted by on March 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Well-known drive-and-slaugher Zombie game Gunner Z, which has been getting progressively better since its initial release, has received a huge update that brings its version number to 1.50. The update features upwards of 30 new missions in the “City Outskirts” area, 28 new monsters to take out, and many other exciting new features.

On top of the new missions and monsters, version 1.50 of Gunner Z comes with a new VR1 Bandit truck, 2 new weapons, 2 new P.E.T.S. models, as well as new achievements, leaderboards, and challenges. To top off this expansive update you’ll be getting the usual “bug fixes and improvements,” too.

You can grab Gunner Z on the App Store for free. Although keep in mind that this is one of those games with a plethora of in-app purchases to choose from.

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via: Our Review

The Collectables

Crytek’s making a big push on mobile, and with the help of DeNA, they’re releasing The Collectables later this year. One of the producers of the game is joining us on Twitch to chat about it as we play — feel free to join the Twitch chat to ask questions and find out all about this upcoming game. The stream goes live at about 4:15 PM EDT (3:15 PM CDT, 1:15 PM PDT, 8:15 PM GMT), click here to watch on Twitch with chat, or watch embedded live below. We’ll have an archive of the broadcast after the show.

Perils of Man: Chapter 1, New Point-and-Click Adventure Game Now Available for Free

Posted by on March 14th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Co-Designed by ex-LucasArts designer Bill Tiller, Perils of Man is a new, modern, point-and-click adventure game from Swiss indie studio IF Games – and it’s available today.

In Perils of Man: Chapter 1, you play the character of young Ana Eberling, a teenager who has uncovered “a lost technology with the potential to eliminate the uncertainties of life.” And that’s where the adventure part of this adventure game comes in. She finds herself facing a variety of predicaments “both dangerous and bizarre.”

The game features a steampunk aesthetic, beautiful 3D animation, and challenging puzzles – but that’s not all it has to offer. It also features over 20 unique characters, clever dialogue, and an original score written by Paul Shapera.

You can find Perils of Man: Chapter 1 (only for the iPad), on the App Store for free.

Block Legend Review

Block Legend Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This matching game takes cues from games like 10000000, tasking players with doing puzzles at a quick pace to complete quests and get rewards.

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