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The Battle of Polytopia Guide - How to Hop Into The New Multiplayer Update

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 15th, 2018

A new update just released for The Battle of Polytopia (formerly Super Tribes), which introduces online multiplayer. For all the fans of Midjiwan’s lite take on Civilization, this is certainly welcome news, but playing online isn’t as easy and straightforward as it could be. Luckily, we’ve gone ahead and figured out the best way to start hopping online and playing against people. Check out the tips below:

Pay to play

Although The Battle of Polytopia is a free-to-play game, you can only unlock access to the game’s multiplayer mode if you’ve made at least one purchase in the game. If you’re not sure if you want to shell out just to play online, no problem! You can test out The Battle of Polytopia as much as you want offline for free before deciding whether you want to dive into an online competition or not.

Arena of Valor Guide - The Best Heroes to Support the Team

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 9th, 2018

Arena of Valor might just be the best MOBA on mobile, and a ton of people are playing it. The only problem is, everyone wants to play as a carry or other high damage dealing character. While I get the appeal of wanting to lay waste to the enemy team like a perfect killing machine, the key to victory is about having a quality and balanced team, which might require you to play more of a support role. These characters aren’t quite as straightforward as high damage dealers, so check out this handy guide to pick the right support character for you:

Dig Dog Guide - Dig Deep to Discover Your Inner Dog

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 8th, 2018

Dig Dog is a platforming game that feels something like a cross between the arcade simplicity of Dig Dug and the ultra tough (but unwaveringly fair) Spelunky. Here’s a few tips to help you get better in your dogged pursuit of bones.

Go the distance

When you first start playing Dig Dog, I recommend just trying to get as far into the game’s Bone Hunt mode as possible. This is both because the Dig Dog’s other mode seems almost completely lacking in challenge and also because getting through levels in Bone Hunt can unlock new worlds that you can warp to immediately on new runs. If you clear enough levels to visit a new world a few times, you eventually get the power to warp straight there, which can cut out having to replay older and easier worlds.

Older dogs learn newer tricks

Dice Soccer City Guide - How to Roll Over the Competition

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 5th, 2018

Dice City Soccer is a game that’s all about taking chances and rolling the dice. It’s not just a matter of luck though. Check out these tips to help you roll past the competition:

Team work makes the dream work

The basic idea of Dice City Soccer’s matches is that the team who rolls a higher set of three dice pushes down the field toward their opponent’s goal. With that in mind, it might seem like picking players that have a high probability of rolling high numbers is your best bet every time, but this strategy has its limits. Instead, it’s generally more effective to pair players that work well together so you can take advantage of abilities that can modify your rolls and your opponent’s rolls. Try pairing up players that activate abilities on the same numbers, and you’ll see your team working better than just rolling high numbers.

Headshot ZD Guide - How to Survive Just A Little Longer

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 2nd, 2018

Surviving in the zombie apocalypse can be quite tough, particularly if you’re dealing with the kind of zombies that can only be dispatched with shots to the head. Headshot ZD gives you that exact task in a free-to-play, survival-action format, and it’s one of those games where it’s surprisingly easy to fail if you’re not careful. In the interest of saving you and your zombie team from being eaten alive, keep these tips in mind:

Skeleton crew

As you play Headshot ZD, you may run across survivors that will want to join your crew. In most zombie games, you might want to take these people under your wing, but Headshot ZD is not most zombie games. This is a game about survival, and the more people you bring into your settlement, the more mouths you have to feed. Unless a survivor has some unique weapon or really great stats, you might just want to keep your crew to one or two members, particularly in the early game.

Disc Drivin' 2 Guide - How to Slide Your Way to Victory

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 2nd, 2018

Disc Drivin’ 2 is not your normal racer. Its turn-based gameplay and disc-based antics make for a really unique gameplay experience that might not be so easy to handle at first. Rest assured though, if you keep these tips in mind, you’ll be shuffling around the track with the best of them in no time:

Take your time

In a racing game, speed and quick reflexes are your friend, but in Disc Drivin’ 2, that’s not quite as important. In fact, rushing through your turn can easily lead to you making poor shots or invalidating all of your progress. Using all of your camera options available to you at the start of a turn is a good habit to form, and one that can make sure your prepared when you make your shot.

PAKO 2 Guide - How to be a Better Wheelman

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 1st, 2018

PAKO 2’s stylish crime action can get really overwhelming really quickly, so much so that it can be hard to understand what you need to do to get better. Don’t fret though, we have some tips to help you be a more effective wheelman:

Spend your money right

Between rounds of PAKO 2, you’ll be banking cash that you can then spend to unlock new cars and levels. Although you might be tempted to spend this cash on whatever the next thing you can afford is, you’d be better off not doing so. You can earn a lot more cash more quickly in PAKO 2 if you save to buy the Misty Fields level and a fast car as your first purchases. Misty Fields is an easy level with no cliffs, and cruising around that level as fast as possible will let you earn tons of cash really quickly.

Gun breakdown

Once you’ve banked a bunch of cash and want to start buying other vehicles in PAKO 2, it’s important to know what you’re buying. Each car comes with its own weapon with it, and they operate pretty differently. Here’s how the guns compare to each other:

    • Pistol: Your standard weapon. Shoots at a standard semi-auto rate. Consistent, but not particularly fast.
    • Heavy Pistol: Shoots like the regular pistol, though a little slower, but a lot more powerful. Is prone to miss. Not recommended.
    • Shotgun: Shoots slightly slower than the pistol, but in a spread. Most shots from the shotgun take out cars in one hit.
    • Submachine Gun: Shoots very quickly. Takes down cars extremely easily. Probably the most powerful gun in the game.
    • Grenades: These only come on the Roadking, the most expensive car in the game. Grenades can do splash damage and take out cars in one hit. They can be really slow sometimes though and doesn’t feel as consistent at the submachine gun.

Speed is key

In PAKO 2, your effectiveness is rated solely by your ability to get people from one point to another quickly. Don’t worry about using roads or bumping into things occasionally, as long as none of those things slow you down. Speedy deliveries grant you a higher score and additional cash to spend at the end of a round, whereas taking a slow and steady approach may get you a longer play session, but very little to show for it.

Don’t get stuck

Once you get a hang of PAKO 2’s controls, there are very few situations where the police will be able to end your run by themselves. As long as you are staying ahead of them and not hitting other vehicles, they might tail you, but rarely will they be able to knock you too off course. If you don’t do this though, it’s very easy for the cops to take you out. Getting stuck in corners, or even just running into too many things and losing speed are the real dangers in PAKO 2. A lack of momentum lets the police pile up and overwhelm your vehicle, so as long as you’re a smooth operator, you can usually prolong your run for quite a while.

Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena: Your guide to monster vs. monster tips and tactics

Posted by Nicholas Tylwalk on January 29th, 2018

You've played turn-based tactics games on your phone or tablet before. I don't even need to know you to know that's true. But have you ever played with a squad full of famous monsters? Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena (which we're going to call simply Tactical Monsters from here on out) wagers that you have not, and that you'll have a good time doing it.

Going from just a single orc to a roster full of heavy hitters like Dracula, Medusa and more takes some doing, but getting there is more than half the fun in this case. Soak up all of our Tactical Monsters tips and tricks for a monstrous amount of knowledge on how to play the game better.

Meteorfall guide - Tips for the Card Crawling Initiate

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 26th, 2018

Meteorfall: Journey is a card-based rogulike that we love the super tight design of. It can be tough as nails, but there’s something about it that makes it compelling nonetheless. Here are a few tips that might keep you alive a little longer on any given run of Meteorfall:

Optimize your deck

In Meteorfall, your hero is only as strong has the cards in their deck, but that doesn’t mean you should just pick up any old cards and add them to the mix. The key to doing well in the game is making sure your hero draws all the cards you want and none of the ones you don’t. That means you should be choosy about what you put into your deck, and even remove cards if they don’t seem like they’re pulling their weight.

Cash rules everything around me

If you have the right amount of money, you can turn almost any run of Meteorfall around. You never know when a Store or a Blacksmith is around the corner, so be sure to bank your coins and spend them strategically on upgrading or buying new cards that can give you an edge moving forward. Be careful though. Your score at the end of a run is governed by how much money you collect, so be sure not to spend too much if you want to post a high score.

Look out for the boss

In general, it’s wise to fight enemies to level your character and gain experience, but if you aren’t too careful, you can find yourself face to face with a boss with only a handful of hit points left. This is an easy thing to avoid thanks to a little counter in the lower right of the screen, but it can be just as easy to forget and charge ahead, which could prematurely end your run.

Play to your strengths

You can choose to play Meteorfall with one of four different characters, and all of them excel at different styles of play. Bruno is a warrior that is good at dealing damage through basic attacks, Greybeard is a powerful wizard that can take advantage of spell synergies in a few different ways, Mischief is a plucky rogue that can deal a lot of burst damage and gain a lot of potions, and Rose is a healer that can drain her life to hurt enemies before healing back up with relative ease. Each character takes a little bit of practice to get a handle on them, but taking advantage of each hero’s strengths is the ultimate key to success in Meteorfall.

Let Them Come Guide - How to survive against overwhelming odds

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 13th, 2018

Let Them Come is all about making it as far as possible against overwhelming odds. Check out some of these tips to help you last a little longer in your unwinnable fight:

Shoot the small stuff

There’s a huge variety of alien scum to mow down in Let Them Come, but one of the trickiest to deal with can be the Spiderling. These tiny little guys may not look like much, but they can end your run quickly if you don’t spot them and kill them on sight. Melee weapons can be effective once Spiderlings get close, but waves feel easier if you take them out from a distance with a few rounds.

You have to spend money to make money

Between deaths in Let Them Come, you can buy all kinds of upgrades, and you should never waste an opportunity to buy something. Most upgrades will get you further in the game’s Campaign Mode, regardless of whether it fits your particularly playstyle or not, and getting further leads you to more money. Just do it.

Don’t invest too heavily in consumables

Some of Let Them Come’s upgrades unlock special ammunition or explosives, which you have to buy more of over time. Trying to refill all of your special ammo supplies constantly can exhaust your funds and keep you from getting new and improved upgrades, which is something you should try to avoid.

Undo the upgrades

If you’re playing Let Them Come in Campaign Mode and you are unsure of whether you’ll like a certain upgrade or not, don’t worry about it! At any time between rounds, you can open up your upgrade screen and sell back any and every upgrade you purchase and get a full refund. The only exception to this is consumable items. You can’t sell back what you already used, so be careful!

Antihero Guide - Sneaky tricks to get ahead of the competition

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 10th, 2018

Games of Antihero start out small and streamlined, but they quickly turn into long strategic conquests as you fight for control of the Victorian-era streets. If you find yourself struggling in the skullduggery department, here are a few things you can do to make sure you can get one over on your competition:

Set up an economy

Even though Antihero deals a lot with stealing and killing, your success is more often determined by how quickly you can expand your reach. Infiltrating businesses early to snag bonuses and generate a steady flow of income should take priority over burglarizing or killing your opponent’s units.

Pay attention to footprints

Whenever it’s your turn in Antihero, red footprints mark the spots on the map that you and your opponent can both see. Keeping this in mind, you want to be careful not to leave out units or perform actions in these spaces unless you don’t mind your opponent seeing what you’re up to.

Know your map

If you’re bouncing between a bunch of different matches of Antihero, you may just forget that different maps in Antihero offer different goals to complete for victory. If you play on the Wharf, for example, you can steal cargo to earn points. Similarly, you can burgle invites to a masquerade when playing the Masquerade map. It might feel easier to forgo these objectives in favor of the familiar ones on every map, but that just gives your enemy and advantage. Fight for every objective to secure victory.

Play to win

This might sound self-explanatory, but it’s something players might still forget about in this game. Antihero has a sizeable upgrade tree, and it can be tempting to chase those upgrades instead of focusing on securing victory points. Although it is certainly useful to hire a second gang or purchase additional action points, all that is for naught if earning those upgrades means passing up an opportunity to score against your opponent.

The best card combos in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 21st, 2017

Clash Royale is all about building a deck of units that synergise well. To help you get off to a flying start, we've put together a list of unit combinations that are incredibly effective.

Looking for some choice 2v2 combos? Check out our guide.

Read on!

How to power through Super Powerboy

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 1st, 2016

Super Powerboy is what you get when you mix a runner with something like Mega Man. With some difficult platforming and a whole host of unlockable moves, the late stages of the game can get pretty complicated and unforgiving. To help you cruise through these levels a bit easier, here are some tips:

Disney Emoji Blitz: tips and tricks to get higher scores

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 20th, 2016

Here's a formula that sounds like it was made for success: Disney plus cute emojis plus match-3 gameplay.

You can stop coding now though, because someone has already beaten you to it. Disney recently released Disney Emoji Blitz on the App Store to enthusiastic response, which is no surprise considering how it combines some very accessible (and adorable) elements.

Nothing in the game is particularly revolutionary, as it features a number of mechanics seen in other match-3 games. Still, if this is your first time playing one, or it's just been a while, we've got some tips and tricks to help you get higher scores than you might venturing into this colorful world of emojis on your own.

The one Pokemon GO trick you need to know to level up faster

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 18th, 2016

There's no real rush to get ahead in Pokemon GO. Even if it starts to fade a little after its ludicrously fantastic launch, there are millions of people who will be just getting into the game over the weeks to come. Maybe you're one of them -- after all, the game just launched in Canada, and Japan is still waiting for it.

But while others may proceed at a leisurely pace to catch 'em all, let's assume that's not for you. If the thought of having other teams control the Gym near your house makes your blood boil, or you simply have dreams of becoming the very best (like no one ever was), you're going to need to level up faster.