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Armajet review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WEAPONS FREE
Armajet’s multiplayer shooting is appealing mostly because of its surprisingly fair free-to-play model.
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Why your free-to-play racer sucks

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 25th, 2019

It’s been this way for a while now, but playing Hot Wheels Infinite Loop really highlights a big issue with free-to-play mobile racing games: They suck. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying going for realism, cart racing, or arcade nonsense, they’re all bad, and mostly in the same way.


Sierra 7 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 12th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TACTLESS TACTICS
Sierra 7 is an interesting on-rails shooter that is marred by annoying free-to-play design.
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Home Runtaro review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 11th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PITCHING PUZZLES
Home Runtaro is a fun and zany baseball game.
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Gears POP! guide - Other games that won't make you wish you had Rustlung

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 27th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Another big-name franchise has come to mobile, and it’s (unsurprisingly) pretty bad. Gears POP! follows in the footsteps of Dr. Mario World and The Elder Scrolls: Blades. All are high-profile mobile releases and all actively engender ill will toward mobile gaming by being somewhat boring knock offs of predatory free-to-play games.

Hopefully, with the launch of Apple Arcade, this will be less of a problem. In the meantime though, there are some games out on mobile that might give you what you want from Gears POP! without subjecting you to its clunky gameplay or intensely haunting Funko Pop aesthetics. See below:

Farm Punks review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 22nd, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: WEAK HARVEST
Farm Punks is a great idea supported with half-baked gameplay.
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Sky: Children of the Light review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 18th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LOST IN THE CLOUDS
Sky: Children of the Light is a technical marvel with some really unfortunate controls.
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TEPPEN review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 8th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CAPCOM CARDS
TEPPEN is a surprisingly fun collectible card game that makes good use of Capcom characters.
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Alabama Bones review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 20th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GOT A BONE TO PICK
Alabama Bones is a solid, retro inspired platformer that’s marred by forced pop-up video ads.
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Golf Blitz review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 2nd, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT SO FAIRWAY
This multiplayer golf game is an uneven mix of high highs and low lows.
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AFK Arena guide - Tips and tricks for the Egg Hunters event

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 22nd, 2019

Want to know where to begin with AFK Arena? Check out our AFK Arena beginner's guide!


Looking for more tips and tricks for AFK Arena? Check out our AFK Arena Guide Compendium!

Just in time for Easter, AFK Arena launched their first special event. Egg Hunters is all about hunting down ways to collect a new currency (eggs, naturally), and then redeeming them for neat prizes.

While it sounds cool in practice, it's actually probably not all it's cracked up to be. In any case, see below what you can and should expect from this Egg Hunters event so you can make the most of it.

AFK Arena guide - Tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 17th, 2019


Looking for more tips and tricks for AFK Arena? Check out our AFK Arena Guide Compendium!

AFK Arena may be a less intense form of a gacha game, but that doesn’t mean it’s totally straightforward. As with other games in this genre, there’s a bevy of systems, modes, currencies, etc. that you’ll want to be familiar with as soon as you start playing, regardless of whether you’ll be engaging with them immediately or not. This is especially true if you don’t plan on spending any money on it.

To help you hit the ground running in AFK Arena, check out these handy tips. All of them are sure to help you get a head start on understanding this fascinating gacha/idle hybrid.

Mana Balls review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 16th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BEGUILING BALLS
Mana Balls is an inventive arcade game that is weighed down by annoying free-to-play design.
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AFK Arena review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WAITING GAME
This gacha games plays more like an idle game, while ditching some of the worst parts of its contemporaries in the process.
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Monsters with Attitude review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 22nd, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KATAMARI KAIJU
This multiplayer smash 'em up is surprisingly fun even though it has an annoying monetization scheme.
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