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Roia review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 16th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CALM WATERS
This peaceful puzzle game is at its best when you can establish your own flow.

GUNCHO review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 26th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DECENT SHOT
This roguelike from Arnold Rauers is solid, but not as special as his previous releases.

Warbits Plus review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 24th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MORE WAR
This remade tactics game has a lot to offer, but its charm can wear thin before you’re done with it.

Strange Horticulture review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 9th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PAGE TURNER
This game pulls out all the stops to make a game that is essentially about research and plant identification a compelling adventure.

Loop Hero review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 2nd, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TARNISHED BY TIME
In the loops of time since release, this novel dungeon-crawler has lost some shine.

Wildfrost review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 24th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RIMELAND ROGUELITE
This roguelite deckbuilder isn’t perfect on mobile but it has enough charm and novelty to make it worth playing.

Ghost Trick review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 18th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RETURN FROM THE DEAD
This aging cult classic gets a shiny new remaster on iOS.

Slice & Dice review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 28th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: PARTY PARLAY
This dice-based dungeon crawler has no shortage of design ingenuity and distinct identity, making it a standout roguelike experience.

Dino survival is coming to mobiles this year with Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 18th, 2024

When it first launched, Ark: Survival Evolved had one of the most exciting premises I had ever heard of; a survival game where you can make friends with wild dinosaurs. What else do you need in a game? Happily, mobile players can soon join in the prehistoric fun with Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition.

In Ark, you awaken stranded on a mysterious island with absolutely nothing; the general survival game start, essentially. From here you must hunt food, grow crops, build shelters, and tackle the giant vicious dinosaurs who call this land home. Excitingly though, these can also become your best friends. So long as you can convince them not to munch you, that is.

Left to Survive celebrates six years with a rewards-stuffed July

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 17th, 2024

It has been six years since MY.GAMES launched zombie base-builder Left to Survive, and it has been doing pretty well for itself. With over 70 million installs and a lifetime revenue of $140 million, it's been a pretty successful project for the developers. To say thank you to its player base, MY.GAMES is hosting a bumper event in-game, stuffed full of rewards.

Throughout this month everyone will have the opportunity to collect a whole host of valuable rewards. There will be a bevvy of regular gifts and exclusive promo codes distributed to all participants, and if you take part in the July login bonus you might even recruit the epic hero Hedwig Lynd.

Roia, a relaxing indie puzzler where you can manipulate nature, is out now for mobile

Posted by Alina Gasca on July 16th, 2024
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CALM WATERS :: Read Review »

Emoak, the creator of Lyxo and Machinaero released today Roia, a beautiful, meditative puzzler where you have full control of a water stream. The game comes with a genuinely relaxing and soothing atmosphere, and the visuals are equally mesmerizing.

Roia is centered around the graceful movement of water, and as the player, you can control the environment around it: the mountains, forests or the hills, in order to lead the stream in the direction you want. Increase the height of the hills, create a ditch for the stream to pour into, and discover ingenious ways to turn a small creek into a wonder of nature.

Klab Games announces Bleach Soul Puzzle an upcoming match-3 puzzler

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 16th, 2024

Whether you like them or not, match-3 puzzlers are big money, making up 10% of the mobile gaming market to the tune of one trillion yen, so it's no surprise everyone wants a piece. This time around, we have a hit anime series joining the trend with Bleach Soul Puzzle.

This comes in the wake of developers KLab shifting their focus towards hybrid casual games, and of course, it doesn't hurt to tag on a big name like Bleach. With full support for English and Japanese languages, Soul Puzzle will be released in over 150 countries later this year.

Undertake one of the most perilous climbs in existence with Mount Everest Story

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 15th, 2024

For most of us, scrambling to the top of Mount Everest will forever be a pipe dream, and for good reason. It is an almost impossibly difficult task that requires a lot of effort and dedication, but what if the average Joe like you and I want to see what it's all about? Well, say hello to Mount Everest Story.

The game itself was inspired by the bestselling novel Into Thin Air. Written by Jon Krakauer. It details the author's own experiences during the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, which contributed to one of the deadliest seasons in the mountain's history. Suffice to say, the developers have certainly done their homework.

Summertime brings bugs, photography and Sanrio to Kaia Island in Play Together

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 12th, 2024

Fresh from their appearances in Identity V, a crossover I still can't wrap my head around, Sanrios’ My Melody and Kuromi are making their way to the much more family-friendly world of Play Together. You can undertake a variety of missions featured after the two, and enjoy quite the expansion in the bug-related arena.

To help out the hungry inhabitants of Kaia Island, the ever-helpful Sanrio characters have decided to start a delivery service, but they need your help to do it. Team up with My Melody to head out to source the best ingredients, and then head back to the kitchen to help cook. Then, get your skates on with Kuromi to get that food to the starving faces of the world.

Team up with your friends to save the universe once more as Destiny 2 heads to Rec Room

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 11th, 2024

Rec Room has announced a massive collaboration with the hit studio Bungie to bring an interesting new area to the social space. In an unexpected but intriguing move, the Destiny 2 universe will merge with the world, giving you and your friends a chance to be Guardians once again.

You will have no doubt have heard of the Destiny series, Bungie's most popular first-person shooter if you ignore that other one. You play the role of a Guardian, special soldiers who wield earth-shattering elemental powers and super guns to beat back any intergalactic threat that arises. Provided you are willing to keep buying those expansions.

Snowbreak: Containment Zone celebrates one year anniversary with powerful free recruit

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 11th, 2024

It has been one year since Snowbreak: Containment Zone launched, and it has done pretty well for itself, which personally makes me quite pleased as I quite enjoyed it. It especially fared well in Asia, hitting #2 on the App Store in China, and #1 on Steam in Japan, and the celebrate Seasun have released their latest massive update.

The ninth chapter in the Snowbreak saga has been dubbed The Suspense in Skytopia and brings with it a host of new content. There are two brand-new operatives to recruit, weapons to wield, two events to complete, and an enhanced dormitory system. You can access additional relationship levels, and even romance your favourite characters. It was bound to happen eventually.

We are circling back to where it all started with the operatives, with Lyfe and Fenny getting new operations. Lyfe will have a new setup dubbed Infinite Sight, whereas Fenny will be rocking one called Starshine. You will be able to get your hands on Starshine for free simply by logging on before August 22nd, and you will get her logistics Reverie Squad to boot.

Also when logging in, you will find yourself in receipt of a plethora of other rewards. Check your mail to find the ten free Echoes, and you will also receive a reset of the Mail Supply Reward Bonus. If you are hoping for exclusive outfits and Manifestation Echo Covenants then you are in luck, as you can grab these by completing tasks through the login event.

Finally, and by no means last, you can enjoy a special Anniversary event. You can enjoy a new Star Master gameplay-inspired island map, featuring a new gacha mechanic to obtain units through. You can enjoy some new fishing activities, and a capture mechanic with boss enemies, topped off with the opportunity to earn yourself exclusive rewards.

Snowbreak: Containment Zone is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Recruit a powerful new sword master in Aether Gazer's latest major update

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 10th, 2024

Aether Gazer has unveiled a major update to coincide with the launch of the Fall of the Human God event. This adds Chapter 18 to the main story, as well as introducing a new S-Grade Modifier to recruit and some Modifier Outfits for the fashionista in you.

Our new S-Grade Modifier, Somezakura - Buzenbo Tengu, is a Kendo expert. When using her third skill, Somezakura, she will unlock the full power of Sakuragiri and enter the Sakuya state. Her ultimate skill, Execution by Thousand Petals, bombards enemies with countless slashing attacks for massive Thunder DMG, whilst buffing her team's Crit rate. She will also charge the Ultimate Skill gauge whenever she or a teammate triggers Zero Time.

Zenless Zone Zero hosts the Drip Fest contest to celebrate its global launch

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 9th, 2024

It pains my soul deeply to have to write the name of this contest but to celebrate the launch of Endless Zone Zero, HoYoverse will be hosting their fan work contest dubbed Drip Fest. Players across the world can submit their works of art for the chance to win up to $3,000.00 in prizes, as well as the Golden Bangboo grand trophy.

Despite the name, this contest is quite impressive just in the scope of what submissions it will accept. You can enter works including illustrations, videos, and cosplays as you might expect. However, they will also accept music and even graffiti. Express yourself in any form of artistic endeavour, and you have a chance.

Embark on a new adventure in unfamiliar lands as Genshin Impact unleashes Version 4.8 this month

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 8th, 2024

HoYoverse has announced the beginning of a brand new adventure in Genshin Impact, as the brand-new summer map Simulanka will be opening its down on July 17th. The Summertide Scales and Tales Version 4.8 update will bring new outfits, a new recruit, and of course a lot of exploration to do.

Simulanka is a place populated by clockwork characters, origami creatures, and all manner of other wondrous inhabitants. You will get to know it all in-depth thanks to the multiple seasonal events that will take place. There are mini-games such as shooting balloons in Boreal Flurry or those damnable Flying Hatter’s Trick claw machines.

Polity launches across all platforms and invites you to another world

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 5th, 2024

If you are looking for an online community then your options are pretty numerous, and they have just gone up as Polity is now available across all platforms. What sets this one apart from the hoard however is that maybe, just maybe, you will learn a little something whilst you play.

True to the massive in multiplayer, Polity takes place in a single-shard world, which means everyone will be sharing the same environment. Here, all players can purchase themselves houses, farms, forests, pharmacies, and more to create their own slice of heaven.

KRAFTON sets its stall out for Gamescom 2024

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 4th, 2024

Gamescom 2024 is fast approaching, and one of mobile gaming's biggest names, KRAFTON, has let slip its plans for this year. And by let slip, I mean they have created a whole website page and a trailer detailing the three games they will be showcasing from August 21st to August 25th.

KRAFTON has also announced the theme of their booth, which is Scale-up the Creative. This new strategy means they want to discover new fun games and effectively expand into the global market. Surely that is the goal for every developer, but putting the rhetoric aside, let's see what they are showing off in Cologne.

Seven Knights Idle Adventure teams up with Shangri-La Frontier to bring over three powerful new heroes

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 3rd, 2024

Netmarble has announced a new collaboration for Seven Knights Idle Adventure with the hit TV series Shangri-La Frontier. This team-up will bring over three powerful new characters, including the show's bird-based main character, and a special dungeon to barrel your way through.

Until July there will be two Shangri-La Frontier flavoured events to enjoy. The Rate Up Summon Event will give you a higher chance to summon one of the three collaboration units, perfect to beef up your team. Or, you can simply log in for 14 days in the Check-in Event to acquire the Collab Heroes and Shangri-La Frontier Hero Summon Tickets.

Return to China’s most exciting story with Otherworld Three Kingdoms: Idle RPG

Posted by Shaun Walton on July 2nd, 2024

If you have ever played Dynasty Warriors, you will know that the gameplay is pretty run-of-the-mill, but what makes them so enticing is the era in which it is set. It's a very interesting time in China’s history, and we can experience the lore all over again thanks to the release of Otherworld Three Kingdoms: Idle RPG.

The story follows Ayoung Cho, a massive fan of the Three Kingdoms story, as I am sure we all are. Suddenly, she finds herself thrust into the story in a way she never imagined. Arriving towards the end of the Han Dynasty, the Yellow Turban army is causing unrest, and Cho is about to have a fateful encounter of her own.