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How to command and conquer in Raid HQ

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 25th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Raid HQ is a satisfyingly deep base building game with over-the-top macho action and explosions. This little free to play bundle gives you a lot to do from managing a squad to building the most powerful base you possibly can.

On top of all of that, you’ll need to manage your resources and hit the high seas to raid other bases. Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you keep everything in order.

Keep those builders busy

Your base starts off with only the bare essentials, so make sure you get to work improving your defence right away!

Begin by building all of the different facilities you’ve unlocked so far. Once you have one of each (although a few extra gold mines never hurt), you can start focusing on upgrading. Don’t forget to upgrade your mech as well - it’s your last bastion of defense when enemy raiders come knocking.

Pick the right squad mate for the job

Complete raids and missions and you'll be rewarded you with new squad member cards. You can only bring four of these into a raid with you, so choose carefully.

When going into a raid, it’s important to play against the enemy base’s weaknesses. Check the color of the enemy’s buildings and weapons. You’ll want to choose a team with colors that are strong against the enemy’s before heading into battle for the best results.

Promote your squad

If you want to take on more difficult challenges, you’ll need a hearty team of seasoned fighters. That means you’ll have to promote your squad members to increase their HP and damage per second.

To do so, collect medals by fighting weapons and bases that correspond to your squad member’s color. Fighting red turrets, for example, will reward you with red medals which you can use to promote any of your red team members.

Is your base the envy of your clan members? Share your secrets for success in the comments below!

How to build a successful civilisation in GodFinger 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 24th, 2016

GodFinger 2 grants you godlike powers, leaving you to raise a civilization of followers. In the spirit of games like Black & White, the GodFinger games will see you building bigger and better villages, developing more advanced technology and resources while keeping your followers happy.

Being the creator of worlds is no simple task, but hopefully these tips will ensure that you do a great job.

Stock up on resources

To create more complex items, you’ll need to farm resources. For example, early on you need to grow wheat to make flour, which in turn makes bread to feed your followers. Keep your followers busy early on by steadily farming a supply of wheat, to in turn build up a supply of flour or chicken feed.

Having a stockpile of different resources will give you the items you need while freeing up your followers to take on newer, more exciting tasks as they become available.

Don’t forget to answer prayers

Each follower has their own individual life, with its own individual needs. Your followers will frequently offer up prayers to you, which you can then choose to answer. These prayers usually come in the form of requests for bread or wood, or some sort of other useful item.

Answering these prayers on a regular basis is a great way to keep your followers happy and loyal, but it also grants you coin as well, which can be used to build new structures.

Collect gift boxes

Every few hours the game will grant you with a gift box that will reward you with a handsome gold prize. Be sure to check for this reward in the bottom left corner of your screen every time you check in with the game. It’s easy to miss, but its free gold sitting right at your fingertips!

Playing god means you’ll be juggling a lot of different things. Dropping the ball might mean ruining your followers’ lives - no pressure! Follow the tips above to keep your world running smoothly.

Do you rule your hands with a merciful hand or an iron fist? Let us know your own strategies in the comments below.

How to get all the crabs in Mr Crab 2

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 24th, 2016

Mr. Crab 2 may look like a cutesy platformer for kids, but if you're the kind of person who likes to complete a game 100%, you'll soon realise that it's a tougher than a crustacean's shell.

Read the following tips though, and you'll be well on your way to busting all the little crab's friends out of their cages and owning enough tiny bowler hats to open a hat shop.

How to save lives in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 23rd, 2016

A serious earthquake has struck a nearby town in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor, and it’s up to you to save the victims.

Speeding around town in your ambulance, you’ll have to singlehandedly save a number of lives, performing anything from brain surgery to knee replacements.

Things can be stressful when people’s lives are on the line, so follow these tips to stay cool in the heat of the moment.

Tips and tricks to get a high score in Gravity Switch

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 22nd, 2016

Ketchapp Games loves the endless runner genre. And its newest game, Gravity Switch, is no exception.

Gravity Switch takes a fresh approach, though, as you move a block, suspended in zero gravity, safely through a maze of shifting pillars. If the block hits one of the pillars, or if you’re flung into open space, it’s game over.

You’ll have to regularly remind yourself of the laws of physics while paying careful attention to where the pillars are moving at the same time. It’s not easy, but we have some tips that will help you survive Gravity Switch’s many challenges for longer.

Tips and tricks to get a high score in Smash Fu

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 22nd, 2016

Smash Fu is a high-paced tile-tapping game that requires quick reflexes and some practice. You’ll have to smash bricks with the skill of a seasoned black belt to get a high score.

To raise the stakes a bit, you’ll also have to avoid tapping any dynamite that is thrown your way - missteps can be deadly. Fear not, though. We have a few tips in store that will swiftly get you into fighting shape.

Tips and tricks to help you complete Mekorama

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 21st, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Now that most of us have already finished the lovely Monument Valley (if not, shame on you!), Mekorama is a new puzzle game that does a remarkably good job of scratching that same itch.

Our sister site Pocket Gamer has been running down more specific level-by-level guides to the cute robot puzzler, but here are some general tips to help you muddle through the head-scratching stages.

How to keep the ball rolling in Dropple

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 21st, 2016

If you're new to the minimalist puzzler Dropple, you may find yourself struggling to make it beyond the first couple of steps before your ball falls into the endless abyss below.

But don't worry, we've got you covered. Read on for a handful of tips to help you on your way to becoming a ball-dropping champion.

How not to die in Traffic Rider

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 20th, 2016

Traffic Rider, an Out Run-esque game in which your ride a motorcycle recklessly into trffic, might not seem particularly complicated.

There are, however, some simple tips and tricks you can employ to ensure you're getting the best out of it. Here's how to overtake the competition and outpace death in Traffic Rider.

How to be the best at Bejeweled Stars

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 19th, 2016

Believe it or not, there are people out there who've never played Candy Crush Saga. That may sound like a bold claim, but it's true.

To these people, Bejeweled Stars may seem like a totally alien concept - especially if they've played previous Bejeweled games and are now confronted with this whole new, objective-based gameplay.

If you fall into that category and are feeling slightly overwhelmed, fear not. We have some tips and tricks to help you on your way.

How to beat The Moron Test

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 18th, 2016

If there's one thing human beings love doing more than anything, it's lording their intelligence over one another.

The Moron Test helps you do exactly that. But should you find yourself lacking in the intelligence department, we've got a handful of tips to help you convince your friends you're Einstein. Kind of.

Survival tips and tricks for Hungry Shark World

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 18th, 2016

Hungry Shark World is all about manically gobbling up as much food as you possibly can. It’s a simple concept, but the ocean is fraught with all sorts of dangerous nasties.

Satisfying your appetite can be tough when you’re also dodging water mines, bigger sharks, and spear-throwing scuba divers. Here are a few tips that will keep your belly full and predators at bay.

How to get a better shark in Hungry Shark World

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 17th, 2016

There’s no shortage of things to do in Hungry Shark World, but one of the most important is levelling up your shark and unlocking new breeds.

Building up a fleet of ultra-powerful aquatic predators brings big rewards, so follow these tips to make sure your shark is in tip-top shape.

How to solve all of the puzzles in Uncharted: Fortune Hunter

Posted by Harry Slater on May 16th, 2016

Uncharted: Fortune Hunter isn't terrible. In fact, it's really good. Its blend of puzzling ideas work really well, and there's enough content here to keep you playing for hours.

But it isn't a walk in the park, as some of the later puzzles are really rather tricky.

Don't worry though, we've got your back with a few hints and tips that should set you in good stead to grab the gold without getting a spike inserted somewhere in your body a spike isn't meant to go.

Play smart, think a few moves ahead, and you'll be chugging beers with Sully in no time.

How to come up with an awesome name in slither.io

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 15th, 2016

As Juliet once said out on her balcony: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

And she may have had a point - it's not the name that maketh the man. But in the cutthroat world of slither.io, it can't hurt to use everything to your advantage.

So here's a few tips on how to give yourself the most badass name possible, while being thematically appropriate. You know, to instil fear and raise a smile on the faces of your enemies.