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In some cases, Angry Birds Epic is going to be many players’ first encounter with a turn-based RPG. While it might not be the deepest of experiences to old-hands at the genre, we felt it was the perfect time to provide you with some helpful hints to start you off, as you work towards wiping out the evil pigs yet again.


Basic Battle Strategies

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Regular RPG players will tell you that there are a few core principles that apply no matter what game you’re playing. Angry Birds Epic is no different in that respect.

  • Knowing your enemy is always key in these kind of instances. Angry Birds Epic makes it simple with holding a finger to each pig – enabling you to see what abilities they possess, so you know exactly what to expect.
  • There’s no penalty for exiting to the map at this point so you can easily do that to change birds or hats (special abilities), so that you’re at your strongest for each fight. Remember: different classes work better in different situations!
  • Generally, you should always focus on healer pigs or ones that can resurrect other downed pigs. There’s no point inflicting plenty of damage on other enemies if the healer can undo your good work with one spell!
  • Some pigs are immune to certain statuses, so consider that before you make your move. A pig that can resist poison? Well, don’t bother trying to poison it then! It’s a simple idea, but one that can easily be forgotten about in the heat of battle.
  • There’s nothing to be gained from weakening multiple pigs at once, so always focus on one pig at a time. Ideally, and assuming there aren’t healing pigs to pick on, you should go for the weaker and smaller prey first before taking out the big brutes.

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  • After you’ve built up a sufficient number of attacks, you can use a rage chilli to perform a special attack that relates to that character’s abilities. Use it up whenever possible. They don’t carry over between battles so there’s no point letting it go to waste! The only exception here is when dealing with wave battles as it’s better to save the chilli for the start of a new wave. They replenish frequently so you can often use a couple during a series of battles.
  • Unlike in other RPGs, using a health potion doesn’t take up a turn. It’s a small yet significant thing to consider, given it can make all the difference in battle.
  • Struggling to defeat a particularly tricky foe? Watch the videos that Rovio keep offering. These give you a 20% increase in health and attack power. They’re limited in number so try to save them for a special occasion. They can really make all the difference.
  • Always have a healer in your party. Attacking like crazy is all well and good, but it’s pointless if you get wiped out too soon. Healing helps. A lot.


    General tips

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  • Equipment is key throughout Angry Birds Epic. It’s simple enough to craft from pieces gained during battle, but there are some useful ways to make it all the better.
  • Replay missions often for more items and loot that can then be used elsewhere. Plus, aim for those magical three-star victories. These are based upon how much health you have at the end of a battle so heal up just before the end for the maximum chance of three stars.
  • Check the scavenge points every day for new loot to be acquired. It can be pretty profitable.
  • Similarly, daily dungeons unlock after a certain point and these are invaluable.
  • Get friends involved as they can enable you to re-roll when crafting equipment. Re-rolling dictates whether you get the fabled 3 star piece of equipment or a weaker 2 star one.
  • Save up for a Golden Anvil. It’s not cheap, needing Lucky Coins to buy one, but keep leveling up and play naturally for a week or two and this should be possible. A Golden Anvil means better gear, which makes all the difference in battle.

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    Released: 2014-06-12 :: Category: Games

  • King of Dragon Pass is on Sale and has a New Update

    Posted by on June 24th, 2014
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    King of Dragon Pass, the rich storytelling game by A Sharp is going on sale June 24 to celebrate their new update. The next iteration of the game will include 15 new scenes and a new character’s multi-year saga, as well as integrating player ideas in two events – one of which was an entry that won A Sharp’s scene contest. In the contest players submitted a situation, including art guidelines, and 3-5 responses.

    They have also added an option to enlarge text, fixed some bugs, and improved the voice-overs, making this update not only full of new content, but improving the old content as well. The Game will be 20% off for a limited time starting today and the update will be free.

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    via: Our Review

    Make New Allies in the Latest Heroes of Dragon Age Update

    Posted by on June 19th, 2014
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    Wardens, rejoice! Heroes of Dragon Age, the visually stunning squad-based battle game that Electronic Arts released last year, has received a big update. Now players have access to the Fortify feature, which binds characters or creatures to heroes in your squad and in-turn ups their stats. EA has also improved the Consume ability to add new fortify slots to upgrade your units.

    Best of all, now Heroes of Dragon Age offers ally codes. Now you no longer have to wait to battle someone before asking them to join you. Players can send a unique code to their friends to find them in the game. So grab your buddies, fortify some beasts, and battle your way to infamy.

    Heroes of Dragon Age is available on the App Store for free.

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    via: Our Review

    tinyBuild and Enter Skies have announced that their gesture-based turn-based RPG Fearless Fantasy is set to come to iOS later this Summer.

    Described by the developers as “probably the weirdest RPG you’ll play this year,” you play as Leon, the world’s most dangerous bounty hunter, on a mission to slay the world’s weirdest creatures and save a girl from an awful marriage. As well as the use of gestures to get critical hits, the game also features voice-overs, animated cut-scenes and “mildly disturbing boss fights.”

    Fearless Fantasy is set to arrive on the App Store later this Summer.

    Angry Birds Epic Review

    Angry Birds Epic Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Providing a basic introduction to the humble RPG, Angry Birds Epic is sometimes fun but often a little too keen for your money.

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    One of the more surprising iOS surprises to come out of E3 last week was the seemingly out of nowhere online action RPG Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard.

    I’ve seen my fair share of action RPGs on the App Store before, but Soul Guardians displays a cool mix of colorful style and ridiculously over-the-top attack animations that really stand out. You’ll be able to collect monster cards, which can then be used as upgradeable special attacks. Seriously, there’s a ton of action to shove in your face, and you’ll be able to share it all with your friends or random strangers through online co-op.

    Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard should be coming to the App Store within the next couple of weeks for free.

    Battleheart: Legacy Review

    Battleheart: Legacy Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    This action-adventure RPG is just about as fully-featured, customizable, and fun as they come.

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    Tales of the Adventure Company Review

    Tales of the Adventure Company Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    This puzzle/rpg demands that players choose their leaders and their turns carefully.

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    Dragon Quest VIII Review

    Dragon Quest VIII Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Dragon Quest VIII for mobile isn't a flawless port of the PlayStation 2 masterpiece, but it's still well worth playing.

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    Looks Like Record of Agarest War Snuck its Way onto the App Store While Nobody was Looking

    Posted by on May 15th, 2014
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    Popular tactical RPG Record of Agarest War started out on consoles, and was brought to Android, but now it’s finally on iOS.

    In a somewhat surprising move, the game was released to the App Store with very little fanfare. Still, it’s here now so why not check it out? All the hours upon hours of gameplay, massive combos, monster capturing, giving birth to the next generation’s hero (for up to 5 generations), and more are present and accounted for – it’s just been shrunk down. Pretty cool, right? It’s a wonder nobody’s been talking about it.

    You can grab Record of Agarest War off the App Store now for $14.99. Additional dungeon DLC and in-app purchases are available.

    * Over 100 hours of gameplay
    * 59 outstanding soundtracks
    * Full 720p HD graphic assets
    * 40 cut scene videos
    * Fully voice acted with 16,000 character voices
    * Over 400 different Magic spells and Battle skills
    * Over 400 Enemies and Characters
    * Capture monsters to join your army
    * Story stretching 5 Generations of heroes
    * Enhanced battle system including combo system, break and overkill
    * Support for full touch interface, virtual on screen controller and iCade support
    * Automatic save backup to iCloud.
    * Support for Leaderboards and Achievements through Game Center.
    * Language: English text with Japanese voices.
    * Airplay support
    * universal application

    Tiny Dice Dungeon Review

    Tiny Dice Dungeon Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Players must weigh risk vs. reward in this dice-based free-to-play dungeon-crawler.

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    Dungeon Crawler RPG Sword of Fargoal Now Available for Free

    Posted by on May 5th, 2014
    iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

    Sword of Fargoal is now available for free – just ahead of the impending release of Kickstarter-backed Sword of Fargoal 2.

    Sword of Fargoal is dungeon crawling RPG Roguelike with a retro feel that we looked at a while back. It features a random map generator that allows players to have a different exploration experience every time.

    via: Our Review source: Developer website
    Slingshot Braves Review

    Slingshot Braves Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Changing around the action RPG motif works well for this fun if messy title.

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    Puzzle Breaker Review

    Puzzle Breaker Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Puzzle Breaker combines simple match-3 gameplay with a surprisingly strong RPG feel.

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    Knights of Pen & Paper is Free for a Limited Time – Don’t Wait for a Natural 20, Get it Now!

    Posted by on April 16th, 2014
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    Knights of Pen & Paper is a weird and wonderful “make your own” sort of RPG adventure that’s as fun as it is funny. And right now it’s free!

    For a limited time – specifically from today through 11:59pm PDT next Monday – you can grab Behold Studios’ fan letter to table top RPGs for nothing. Seeing as it’s a pretty great game, I’d suggest doing just that.

    via: Our Review
    Dungeon Quest Review

    Dungeon Quest Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Dungeon Quest does a lot of things right, but ultimately forgets about one of the core components expected in any RPG, which is ironically even mentioned in the game’s title: a quest.

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    I don’t know about you, but I honestly thought Revolution 60 had gone the way of most other promising-looking games that just sort of fade into obscurity and never see a release. Then I go to PAX East and spend some hands-on time with the demo. I’m very glad I was mistaken.

    Revolution 60 is still very much alive and well. But what exactly is it? Well, what I played was a smattering of some rather less than typical quick-time events (tracing shapes, tapping and holding different parts of the screen, etc – all while on a timer), dialogue choices that call to mind the adventures of one Commander Shepard, and an interesting combat system than involves tapping different parts of the screen to move and dodge, as well as positioning to attack an enemy and triggering special attacks.

    The story in Revolution 60 will certainly branch (based on choices made earlier and so on), however there are no random encounters and no open world to explore – though there will be some opportunities to explore less expansive areas. Instead, character progression, and even some story development, is tied to how well you perform in combat. If this sounds too restrictive, don’t worry too much; Holiday (protagonist and all around badass action-heroine) will be able to access a number of different skills as she levels-up, which can both give her an edge in combat and help tailor her abilities to your preferred style of play.

    Revolution 60 will be coming to iOS within the next two to three months. No price has been set at the moment, but it’s definitely not going to be free or free-to-play.

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    iOS RPG Hunter Island Goes Free for a Limited Time

    Posted by on April 11th, 2014
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    Hunter Island, a laid-back RPG from NTT Resonant, is being offered for free for a limited time.

    The game is all about catching and maintaining creatures to do online battle against other players. The elements are fairly engaging, and the in-app purchase system is designed to streamline the improvement process.

    We had an opportunity to give the game a go late last year, and liked it very much.

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    via: Our Review

    A while back Rodeo Games released Warhammer Quest, and it was good. Quite good, in fact. It garnered a fair amount of praise even before releasing new campaign DLC. And now it’s been chosen as Apple’s App of the Week.

    So basically Rodeo’s critically acclaimed and (arguably) best tactical RPG to date is currently free. Totally and completely free. You’ll still have to cough up a few bucks for the extra content of course, but I mean come on. Free Warhammer Quest. Download it!

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    via: Our Review

    Evergreen Studios has announced that its upcoming game, Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet, will be available for iOS devices via the App Store on April 24.

    Timed to match the time period of the recently released ‘Tales of Honor: On Basilisk Station’ comics, the game follows the action of a newly minted naval academy cadet looking to save the day. For fans of David Weber’s Honor Harrington, it should be a real treat.

    Evergreen senior executives Scott Kroopf and Richard Browne are eager to the game hit the App Store. “Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet is the next phase in the expansion of the Tales of Honor story world,” says Kroopf. “Now gamers can discover the unique battle tactics and enjoy the military authenticity of the Honorverse. The game, like the recently released comic, is intended to function as a standalone experience, yet we’re designing them to be complementary. Our goal is to make it easy for fans of all types to explore the rich universe that David Weber has created.”

    Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet will be available for free. The second comic issue of Tales of Honor: On Basilisk Station will be available in comic stores and digitally on Comixology.com on April 30.

    For more information, please visit www.tales-of-honor.com.

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    Evolution: Battle for Utopia Review

    Evolution: Battle for Utopia Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    My.com has assembled a multi-genre game with plenty of things to do, but rather little heart.

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    Sango Slayer:Saga of Zhaoyun Review

    Sango Slayer:Saga of Zhaoyun Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Sango Slayer mixes RPG elements into a classic formula to create a noteworthy Tower Defense - RPG hybrid.

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    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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    A Dark Room Review

    A Dark Room Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    A Dark Room may have plenty of longevity and may be genuinely intriguing, but its interface feels undeveloped in its iOS iteration.

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    Dungeons & Golf World Review

    Dungeons & Golf World Review

    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Solid animations and smooth game mechanics clash against an overcrowded user interface and poor presentation in this Japanese alternative to normal golf.

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    Star Wars: Assault Team Review

    Star Wars: Assault Team Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    This is another casual-focused collectible card game with role-playing elements, but it's a better version of one.

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    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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    Everplay Interactive is partnering with CookieBit to bring iOS users Horde of Heroes. The game melds Match-3 gameplay and RPG elements to create a medieval fantasy that has upgradeable equipment and quests.

    Everplay Director Kris Jones says: “We are attempting to break into the popular puzzle genre by combining hardcore elements with a casual experience, all while keeping Everplay’s snarky humor, retro art-style, and pick-up and play personality. Being free to play allows us to bring Horde of Heroes to the widest audience possible by eliminating the paid barrier of entry. To ensure that we made our free to play experience as fair and fun as possible, we made each member of our team complete the game without spending any money.”

    Horde of Heroes is due out on the App Store April 24.

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    Square Enix Puts Secret of Mana on Sale for a Limited Time

    Posted by on March 25th, 2014
    iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

    Secret of Mana, the fun, engaging, classic action RPG, is on sale for a limited time.

    The game itself highlights the battle adventures of Randi and his two companions. Beasts, forests, and mystical powers populate the gameplay.

    Secret of Mana is available for $3.99 for a limited time.

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    Quest of Dungeons Review

    Quest of Dungeons Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Quest of Dungeons is a very challenging, procedurally generated RPG that knows exactly how tough it is and revels in it.

    Read The Full Review »
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