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Infinite Pool review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 18th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MAD HATTER
This endless pool game has a really bizarre structure that makes it hard to enjoy.
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Project Highrise guide - How to get started on ground floor

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 13th, 2018

Project Highrise gives you a lot of tools and deep systems to grapple with while building the skyscraper of your dreams, but in doing so, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. As we dumped time into the game while reviewing it, we came up with this list of tips that should be good for getting you started with the game:

Builders can be finicky

The one constant in every Project Highrise building is the presence of a construction crew. These are the people that follow your directions when it comes to building new floors, installing apartments, outfitting offices, etc. They are the true key to your success in the game, but they aren’t always the easiest people to control.

Since you have no direct control over builders, they choose when to work and what to work on. The main things you need to know about their habits are that your builders generally work on projects in the order that you mark things for construction, and they won’t work tirelessly. Every once in a while they’ll want to take a break. Keeping these things in mind, make sure you build things in the order that you want them to go up and make sure you don’t wait to the last minute to build crucial additions to your building.

Swarm Simulator: Evolution guide - How to play like a good little drone

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 4th, 2018

We all love a good idle game from time to time, don’t we? Good thing there are new and good ones coming out all the time, like Swarm Simulator: Evolution. In this game, you breed humble Drones to gather meat and eventually harness that power to do all kinds of crazy things like travel through time and evolve to higher forms of being. In order to get to these late-game points though, you need to be a good little drone and manage your colony optimally. Here’s exactly how to do that:

Adjust your quantities

Swarm Simulator is all about using your gathered meat and hatched Drones to purchase all kinds of other bugs, like Queens, Locusts, and more. If you want to truly maximize your purchasing potential though, you shouldn’t just buy as much of any one bug or item at every opportunity.

Although the game offers by default to spend all of your gathered resources on buying as much of any one thing as possible, this isn’t always the best idea. To avoid this, you can the purple button in the bottom left of the screen to adjust your quantities. Doing this can allow you to purchase the bugs you need while keeping any resources you need to bank in tact.

Pixel Plex Guide - How to Build Better Together

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 13th, 2018

Pixel Plex is the latest city builder that has come to the App Store, and it takes a pretty different tact than the ones that came before it. Instead of being in charge of your own city by yourself, you have to work together with other players to build your city’s greatness, one block at a time. Given this new approach to this kind of game, Pixel Plex can be pretty tough to wrap your mind around, but with these tips, you’ll be on top of things in no time.

Prioritize Resources

In Pixel Plex, each player initially starts with one city block of land to work with, so you really need to make the most of it. Although there may be some variety in the things you can purchase and build on this land, none are as important as buildings that generate resources. Buildings like Lumber Mills, Concrete Factories, and Steel Mills not only produce revenue, but also the raw materials you need to do just about anything else in the game, so focus on those first, and all the other stuff later.

Holy Potatoes! We're In Space? Guide - How to Mash Your Opponents

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 2nd, 2018

Holy Potatoes! We’re In Space? is a great little space-faring adventure, but its combat isn’t always something you want to deal with. Luckily, with a ton of crafting and management systems to take advantage of, you can craft a ship that easily cruise through combat so you can just focus on the best parts of the game: The story and the characters. Here’s how to do exactly that:

Holy Potatoes! We're In Space? review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 1st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FASTER THAN LEGUMES
The second Holy Potatoes game on mobile offers some satisfying—though lite—space-faring action.
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Underhand review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOD HAND
Underhand is a unique take on the Reigns formula and it's 100% free.
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Darkest Dungeon: Tablet Edition review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 5th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RANDOMIZED RENDING
The mobile version of Darkest Dungeon arrives on tablets in a mostly uncompromised state, but the game itself is a little middling.
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Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop!? review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 14th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: HOT POTATO
Holy potatoes! This management game is fantastic!
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Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: POLE POSITION
This management sim builds off of the strengths of its fantastic predecessor in almost every way.
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Prison Architect: Mobile review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 5th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SIM PRISON
Don't let a few UI hiccups stop you from playing this wonderfully ambitious and dark management sim.
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Construction Simulator 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 26th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: OPEN BUILD
This open-world construction game is strangely satisfying.
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Race Control Director review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 17th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: FALSE START
This management sim has a neat premise, but that's about it.
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Turmoil review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 9th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A WORTHY INVESTMENT
This oil drilling game looks a lot less demanding than it really is.
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Fieldrunners Attack! review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 15th, 2016
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: FIELD BUMMERS
The latest Fieldrunners title makes a half-hearted attempt to gain a foothold in an already oversaturated genre market.
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