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Stormbound review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CARD CRAWL
This card game has some good core concepts, but it poorly paced for mobile play.
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Demise of Nations review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 25th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONQUER EM ALL
This 4X strategy game focuses on combat while retaining a great amount of depth.
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Bottom of the 9th review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 24th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BASE HIT
This baseball game is weird and wonderful, but not enough people are playing it.
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Burgle Bros review

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By Campbell Bird on August 22nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SNEAKY STRATEGY
This heist-themed digital board game is fun, but fiendishly difficult.
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Mordheim: Warband Skirmish review

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By Campbell Bird on May 31st, 2017
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: SKIRMISH ELSEWHERE
This Warhammer-themed strategy game is lacking in both Warhammer and strategy.
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ENYO review

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By Campbell Bird on September 10th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ENYOU'RE GONNA DIE
Fight off loads of mythical creatures with painfully few armaments in this tactical, turn-based roguelike.
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Hero Generations review

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By Campbell Bird on August 30th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: QUEST
This roguelike takes some elements from 4X games, resulting in a largely unique but sometimes irritating experience.
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Lara Croft GO Review

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By Jennifer Allen on August 30th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: COMPELLING ADVENTURING
Lara Croft GO embraces what worked so well for Hitman GO and adds everyone's favorite Tomb Raider.
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Hell: Fight for Gilrand Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jessica Fisher on August 3rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HARD AS HELL
Slitherine and Hunted Cow have created a challenging, yet humorous strategic warfare game, where good vs. evil fight for control of the land.
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Hardboiled Review

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By Campbell Bird on May 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WEE WASTELAND
This turn-based RPG more than resembles the Fallout games, but how does it compare?
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Space Bounties Inc. Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 21st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BOUNTIFUL COMBAT OPTIONS
This strategy game implements a risk vs. reward system that's pretty compelling, despite the lack of a flashy combat system.
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Time is Running Out to Join the Beast Wars in TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 13th, 2015
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DeNA has been running their first ever event featuring Beast Wars for TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics. Beast Wars Episode 1 started on April 9, and will be continuing through April 14. There isn't much time left but you'll be able to team up with Maximals and Predacons from the Beast Wars TV series such as Waspinator, Cheetor, and T-Rex Megatron if you act fast.

TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics is free on the App Store, so there's no better time than now to try it out if you haven't already.

Legions of Steel will be available this Spring!

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 4th, 2015

Legions of Steel, by Slitherine, promises to be a turn based strategy game based off of the Legions of Steel board game. The League of Aliens and the U.N.E. (United Nations of Earth) must work together against the evil Empire of Machines before it can destroy the universe. Your job is to guide an assault against the Empire's production facilities and disrupt their endless supply of reinforcements. You'll get to choose from 2 playable factions and units with their own set of weapons and abilities. Who you choose will greatly impact your strategy for each of the 15 scenarios.

"In trying to faithfully recreate the thrilling experience of the Legions of Steel board game, we wanted to draw inspiration from successful classics such as Space Hulk and Doom: The Boardgame", said Romain Soulie, CEO of Nyx Studios. "The addition of a very engaging multiplayer system, involving head to head, multiplatform challenges and the tournament system, really makes Legions of Steel stand out on its own".

Legions of Steel is coming to iOS in May 2015.

It Came From Canada: Scrap Force

Posted by Jordan Minor on August 18th, 2014

When the evil alien invaders inevitably come, it’s pretty much guaranteed that only the pure innocent hearts of children can save us - or at least children as well-armed as the cast of "Attack the Block." So we might as well start preparing now with Scrap Force, an upcoming turn-based strategy game where children use alien power to protect the planet with homemade weaponry. We find out just how much kids rule in this latest edition of It Came From Canada!

Scrap Force consists of a lengthy series of turn-based battles between plucky neighborhood kids and evil alien Obliteroids. Each match is one-on-one with two teams of six facing each other using three lanes that are two-units long. Players don’t create units, but rather draw from a shuffled group of heroes to place on the battlefield. At the start of each round, players and enemies are given an increasing amount of power shards. With more shards, stronger heroes can be summoned, so the match escalates no matter what.

The hero variety is really what gives Scrap Force its depth. Every new warrior has his or her own quirks to learn. Some can attack as soon as they are placed. Others steal power shards with each hit. Some kids can move in more directions while others just have more sheer strength. There are tons of strategies and counter-strategies to form using these unique abilities in concert. Skillfully balance these fighters to defeat alien foes and topple their base. Using items like bowling balls and hot dog dynamite helps, too. And with its simple 3D playground characters and environments, the whole thing has a neat Backyards Sports vibe. Except it’s galactic warfare instead of football.

In between rounds, players can summon new heroes and upgrade old ones with the scrap they’ve collected. Downtime isn’t optional either, since the game’s freemium timers keep players from just blasting through the campaign. That means players will be spending a lot of time with these child soldiers. But given what we’ve played so far, that might not be such a bad thing.

So be on the lookout for Scrap Force once it fully launches soon.

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Fearless Fantasy Set to Bring Gesture-Based Surrealness to the App Store this Summer

Posted by Ellis Spice on June 18th, 2014

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.