Last week on Pocket Gamer

Posted by TPG Staff on February 28th, 2017

If you’re wondering what’s going on in the wider world of portable gaming, our sister site PocketGamer has you covered.

Each week we like to check in on the PG team and see what they’ve been preoccupied with. From the latest on the Nintendo Switch to the best mobile games of the moment, there’s much to discuss.

Here are the hottest topics that have been getting the PocketGamer crew excited over the past seven days or so.

Ask PG anything about the Switch

The biggest news over at PG towers last week was the arrival of their very own Nintendo Switch console, a week or so ahead of the official launch.

It meant that the website was able to publish its hands-on impressions, as well as an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session.

It’s all ramping up for the Switch’s big March 3 release. Have you pre-ordered yours?

Switch accessory guide

Even if you have pre-ordered your Nintendo Switch, you may not have thought about which accessories you’ll need to accompany it. From memory cards to cases, there’s a lot to consider.

That’s why the PG team updated its great big accessory guide with fresh guidance on Nintendo’s new handheld console.

The most important tip seems to be to buy a nice fast microSD card, but we’ll leave it to PG to explain why that’s the case.

One to watch: AcroSplat

The forthcoming mobile game that’s been receiving the most interest on PG of late is AcroSplat. This polished, generously proportioned mobile physics puzzler seems to hark back to the age of Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, and the like.

Following that line of thinking, PocketGamer decided to take a look back at a bunch of similarly themed games with which to fill your time before AcroSplat hits the App Store.

Best games of the week

It’s been a good week for new games, to the point where it’s tricky to pick out an outright winner. One of the main contenders has to be MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL, which is a quirky update on the classic Pong.

Also worthy of a mention is the wild west resource manager Turmoil, which has you drilling for oil and wheeling and dealing to get the best price.

Finally there’s the latest gamebook conversion from Tin Man Games, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. The experience developer has taken a different approach this time round, resulting in a compelling single-player boardgame of sorts.

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