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E3 2015 - Just Dance 2016 Will Let You Use Your iPhone as the Controller

Posted by Rob Rich on June 16th, 2015

Just Dance is coming back for yet another year in Just Dance 2016 - and this time you'll be able to play using your iPhone, without the need of any weird console camera perhipherals.

Driver Speedboat Paradise Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: UNINSPIRED SPEED
Driver Speedboat Paradise is a boat based racing game that you've seen before. A lot.
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Horse Haven World Adventures Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 30th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: 'STABLE' FUN
Are you a horse lover? Then you might enjoy this freemium sim that allows you to breed and raise them.
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Steal the Emperor's Peaches in Monkey King Escape. Yep, Peaches

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 17th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ubisoft's new runner, Monkey King Escape, tells the story of the Monkey King as he races to escape the Jade Emperor's armies. The story is based on the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West.

You'll be flying, dashing, and jumping your way through the mythical world of Chinese mythology. You can also connect with your friends online to compare scores and see who is the most agile Monkey King of them all. In celebration of the Chinese New Year, there will be two special in-game powers for a limited time. You'll be able to decrease your speed by changing into a sheep or increase your running distance by performing the Lion dance.

You can download Monkey King Escape for free on the App Store now.

ANNO: Build An Empire Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 22nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: CLUNKY BUILDING
A shadow of the franchise it's based upon, ANNO: Build an Empire isn't a very good freemium city builder.
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Now You Can Explore Mayan Temples in Assassin’s Creed Pirates' Newest Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: YO HO HO! :: Read Review »

Ubisoft has released the new Offshore update for Assassin’s Creed Pirates. Now you can explore 64 Mayan temples hidden across the seas.

You'll be running though the temples in order to collect stones that unlock map fragments, and these maps will lead you to treasures and epic rewards. The update also includes 50 new daily challenges to keep you busy.

There is plenty to discover in this new update, so download Assassin’s Creed Pirates for free on the App Store today.

Trials Frontier Update Adds Player Vs Player Mode in its Latest Update

Posted by Ellis Spice on December 12th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A ROUGH LANDING :: Read Review »

A new update has arrived for RedLynx's Trials Frontier, adding a PvP mode that allows players to directly compete against each other. PvP races in-game are organized by the mysterious Zudina, who has appeared from her underground bunker to set up month-long showdowns over three tracks that don't allow for restarts. At the end of each match players will be rewarded with PvP chips, which in turn can be traded to unlock tracks, outfits, and special items.

Justin Swan, Lead Designer on Trials Frontier, had this to say on the update:

The PvP mode is the largest in-game update in Trials Frontier, and will be the first time a true competitive Player vs. Player has ever come to the Trials’ Universe. We’ve worked diligently to create a PvP mode that lets players race each other asynchronously while also keeping the competitive Trials spirit alive. We’re inviting all of our players to come fight for a spot on our Legends Leaderboard for fame, glory and in-game winnings.

Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.

An HD Release of Heroes of Might & Magic III will be Coming to iOS Soon

Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 12th, 2014

Recently, Ubisoft and DotEmu announced the Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition, which will be releasing for iOS on January 29, 2015. You'll get seven campaign scenarios, 48 skirmish maps, and a multiplayer mode.

“Community is at the core of the Might & Magic series, and we wanted to thank their everlasting support by bringing back the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist,” said Erwan le Breton, creative director of the franchise. “We wanted to keep the heart of what made Heroes III one of the most renowned titles of the series, while providing an enhanced visual experience and offering the possibility to also play the game on tablets”.

So rally your forces, as Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition is coming to the App Store soon.

Ubisoft Gives Everyone Two New Ways to Earn In-Game Stuff for Far Cry 4

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 21st, 2014

With the release of Far Cry 4 Ubisoft has come out with two new companion apps: Far Cry Arena Master and Far Cry Arcade Poker.

Far Cry Arena Master lets you try your hand at creating the best arena around. Since the app connects directly to your Far Cry 4 game, you can collect animals and mercenary fighters and pit them against other Far Cry 4 players or go solo and battle against AI champions. See how your friends stack up against your roster. You will need to send mercenaries out into the world to to capture bigger and badder animals and recruit dangerous fighters, but the progress you make in Far Cry 4 will give them outposts and bell towers to guide the way. As gladiators clash in your arena you'll earn in-game cash, experience, and rewards.

Far Cry Arcade Poker is just that: a Far Cry-themed poker game. You can earn in-game cash as you play, and even garner a little help from your friends by hiring them as Jokers that can complete your hands. Your friends get rewarded and you collect the winnings. Sounds like a good deal.

You can play a hand of Far Cry Arcade Poker, and be the ultimate Far Cry Arena Master, for free on the App Store.

A New Trials Frontier Update Awakens the Pumpkin King

Posted by Ellis Spice on October 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A ROUGH LANDING :: Read Review »

A Halloween-themed update has arrived for RedLynx's Trials Frontier, adding new skins and tracks courtesy of the arrival of the Pumpkin King.

The Pumpkin King, as he does, is causing havoc, so it's up to you to take him and his minions on across the world. The update introduces a 16-part live event, with smashing pumpkins being the name of the game. Players will also be able to unlock nine new bike skins and four tracks as they take on the squash plant royalty.

Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.

The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Better Bot Battling

Posted by Jordan Minor on October 21st, 2014

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Curious to know what we though about all this robot-on-robot carnage? Then check out our Bot Squad review!

The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles offers nearly 200 stages based on its varied approach to tower defense. That’s pretty great, but it also means there are lots of strategies to master and the amount of options can be a little daunting. Here are some tips on how to save Dynamo City.

The Best Defense

The Bot Squad is separated into Defensive stages and Offensive stages. Defensive stages play more like typical tower defense games, and many of the same strategies apply, but they still have their own quirks.
  • To start, use standard Smacker and Blaster tower bots to weaken enemies that cross your paths. Always pay attention to the range of your units and try to cover as much ground as possible.

  • Sometimes it’s good to be redundant and have multiple towers clustered in the same area to kill enemies faster. It depends on the stakes.

  • Stop enemies in their tracks with Stoppabots like Blockers and Grabbers. Unlike towers though, these obstacles can be destroyed. They can also only be placed on certain terrain so be smart with them.

  • Certain levels provide a limited number of towers to take down a limited number of enemies. However, other stages have an unlimited supply of towers that spawn at set intervals. Enemies come fast and furious in these levels though, usually in big groups, so quickly put your extra power to use.

  • If a level already has a few towers, pick them up and rearrange them to forge a better defense.

The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on October 21st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: IRON GIANTS
The Bot Squad miraculously manages to do something new with tower defense.
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Ubisoft Announces The Bot Squad, their New Tower Defense Puzzler

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 7th, 2014

The Bot Squad, by Ubisoft, is a free-to-play strategy game that mixes puzzles with tower defense.

Players control robots as they pick their way through Dynamo City's trapped areas, searching for orbs. Beware though, because other robots want those orbs! So players will also have to defend their stockpiles from waves of invading robot forces with defensive units. The game will have 180 stages to complete and dozens of robots to manage. Ubisoft says that they will have regular free content updates that include new stages, units, and modes.

You'll be able to check out The Bot Squad on October 16 in the App Store.

Just Dance Now Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on October 7th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW
Get your groove on just about anywhere with Ubisoft's free version of the popular dance game.
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It Came From Canada - New Zealand Edition: Assassin's Creed - Identity

Posted by Jordan Minor on October 6th, 2014

Through sheer force of will, along with a few legitimately great games, Ubisoft has turned their historical murder simulator Assassin’s Creed into one of the biggest franchises of the generation. But aside from a handful of questionable spin-offs, the series has never had a strong mobile presence - until now. We enter the Animus and check out Assassin’s Creed - Identity, the first “authentic” Assassin’s Creed experience for iOS, in this New Zealand Edition of It Came From Canada!

What’s so striking about Identity is how it manages to feel like a real Assassin’s Creed game by only making a couple of small compromises for the platform. Instead of controlling one protagonist for a sprawling, story-heavy campaign, players create and customize their assassin and take on a series of self-contained missions. The franchise’s infamously bonkers conspiracy meta-narrative is still there for those who choose to read it, but it never gets in the way of the neck-stabbing. And along with outfitting their avatar with collected weapons and skills, like the ability to summon online recruits for assistance, the different classes freshen up play styles on a more fundamental level.

The missions themselves are familiar fare - things like stealthily kill this one dude, deliver this item, or run across these rooftops - and the Renaissance city playgrounds do feel more compact than usual. But again, it’s a small price to pay for gameplay and visuals as fluid and detailed as the franchise’s high-end portable entries at least. Players swipe to fight, sneak, and parkour with ease, and as they reach the tops of buildings they’ll get amazing views of the vistas before them. Assassin’s Creed's smooth systems have always been criticized for feeling too automated, but here it’s the perfect fit.

Right now levels are limited to adventures in 16th century Italy, but the game promises modern-day Montreal missions are coming as well. However, Assassin’s Creed - Identity presents such a promising framework the team should consider throwing in stages from however many eras as they can fit. For right now though, getting the game in shape for launch should be the top priority. As we played, the game would freeze and hard reboot the iPad after every completed mission while attempting to ping the server. But that’s why this is a soft launch.

Assassin’s Creed - Identity will be creeping onto iOS devices everywhere soon.

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