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Top Mobile Game Discounts

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 25th, 2023

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Every day, we pick out a curated list of the best mobile discounts on the App Store and post them here. This list won't be comprehensive, but it every game on it is recommended. Feel free to check out the coverage we did on them in the links below to further vet these discounted games before you decide to buy:

Games marked with an asterisk(*) denote that the entire developer/publisher’s catalog is discounted, despite the fact that all of their games may not be listed here.

5 best iOS games to play on a plane

Posted by Emily Sowden on August 24th, 2018

Some of you may absolutely leap at the chance to climb onboard an aeroplane. Some of you may not be too thrilled at the idea of flying, but will get on with it without much fuss. Some of you may be paralysed with fear, like me, from the moment you step in the airport.

However you handle flying, this is a handful of games you really shouldn't be without. I mean, it's not the end of the world if you don't have them, but they're good fun and a good distraction for those less tolerable of air travel – trust me.

Iron Marines review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 14th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STREAMLINED STARCRAFT
Iron Marines may just be the best real-time strategy game on the App Store.
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Ironhide Game Studio prepares for a busy year; announces a new Kingdom Rush game

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 24th, 2017
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Kingdom Rush breathed fresh life into the tired tower defense genre way back in 2012. The game was a robust challenge that somehow managed to lift you up, rather than leaving you feeling crushed and hopeless. The rich array of unit types and towers made it one of the most elaborate mobile games of its time. Naturally with its quick rise to fame, many follow-ups would be made, the last of which, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, launched in summer 2016.

Kingdom Rush Origins HD: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies For Being a Successful Leader

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 2nd, 2014

Calling All Kingdoms:
Want to know why we're calling it "one of the better tower defense games in recent times?" Check out our Kingdom Rush Origins review.

Easily one of the better tower defense games in recent times, Kingdom Rush Origins HD is a very enjoyable experience. While you might feel like an old hand at it, this might also be your first foray into the series. Either way, we’ve got some helpful tips and tricks to hopefully ensure that your success.

Duking it Out

A lot of the strategy behind winning at Kingdom Rush Origins HD is knowing how to use choke points.
  • Every level has one or more choke point - an area where the enemy is funneled through and is more open to attack, usually because of the environment around them. Figure each of them out and focus on using it to your advantage.

  • One good way of using a choke point to your advantage is to create a blockade of an archer tower along with a melee tower.

  • Archers are good at dishing out the damage but they’re too easy to get away from on their own. Combine them with a melee tower, however, and the ground troops slow the enemy down, enabling your archers to pick them off.

Kingdom Rush Origins HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 24th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JUST AS GOOD AS BEFORE
It's more of the same again, but that's really no bad thing at all.
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New Tower Defense Game, Kingdom Rush: Origins, is Available Today

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 20th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JUST AS GOOD AS BEFORE :: Read Review »

Kingdom Rush: Origins is a prequel to the popular Kingdom Rush by Ironhide Game Studio. The game adds new towers, heroes, levels, and enemies to the world, as well as over 70 unique achievements and three difficulty modes.

You get to control one of nine unique heroes including Prince Denas the Knight, Arivan the Battlemage, or the wizard Vez’nan before he decided to join the forces of evil. The game pits you against the Dark Elf Army, which has over 30 new enemy types including gnoll, baldersnatch, evil spider, and dark elf warrior. You'll be able to defend against them with the eight new towers that are available.

The is a ton of new stuff to try out, so download Kingdom Rush: Origins for the iPhone for $2.99 and for the iPad HD for $4.99 from the App Store today.

Kingdom Rush: Origins Set to Launch on iOS Next Week

Posted by Ellis Spice on November 12th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Ironhide Game Studio has unveiled that the latest entry in their popular tower defense series Kingdom Rush, entitled Kingdom Rush: Origins, will launch on iOS next week. Alongside this announcement, you can take a look at a hands-on video from our partners in crime over at AppSpy (below).

Kingdom Rush: Origins is set to launch onto the App Store next Thursday, 11/20.

Kingdom Rush Updates With Two News Stages and Heroes, Five New Enemies and a Boss

Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 3rd, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Ready for some more action defense gameplay? Kingdom Rush just unleashed two new stages to face-off against the demon hordes and five new enemies from the netherworld, including fire hurling Flareons and The Cerberus. There are also two new heroes and a boss fight for players to experience. Get to it!

Rising Tides Hit Kingdom Rush Frontiers

Posted by Rob Rich on August 2nd, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The sea devils are running amok in Kingdom Rush Frontiers' latest (and free) update, titled Rising Tides. Players can look forward to dominating three new maps, fending off six new enemy types, and calling upon two new heroes: Karkinos the Crab Man general and Kutsao the monk.

Ironhide Game Studios' latest batch of content is available right now, ye land-lubber!

Kingdom Rush: Frontiers HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Rich on June 6th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MORE OF THE SAME
Sometimes more *is* better.
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It's a Winter Storm In New Kingdom Rush Update

Posted by Andrew Stevens on March 21st, 2013
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EXTREME DEFENSE :: Read Review »

Popular tower defense title, Kingdom Rush, has been hit hard by a "Winter Storm" in its latest update. You must now defend the winter wonderland while playing in new snow covered stages. In addition, the update has a new Hard Mode to increase the difficulty. You can get the update now, for free, right on the app store.

Tower Defense Superstar, Kingdom Rush, Goes Free Today Only

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on December 18th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Editor's Choice tower defense game, Kingdom Rush, is now completely free for the rest of the day. If you love tower defense games, you'll love Kingdom Rush, so get on over to the App Store right now and save three bucks for this fantastic game!

Of other noteworthy news, a free Kingdom Rush comic is out, and the game is also now on Steam Greenlight. Hooray!

300 Dwarves HD Review

By Angela LaFollette on December 5th, 2012
300 Dwarves is a decent tower defense game, but it doesn’t bring anything revolutionary to the genre.
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Hit Tower Defense Game Kingdom Rush Comes To iPhone

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 2nd, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

We adored Kingdom Rush when it first came out for the iPad at the end of last year. It offered an incredibly potent tower defense game that made a five minute quick session turn into hours.

Now, iPhone owners get to enjoy that level of addiction with the release of Kingdom Rush for iPhone! Priced at $0.99, the game pits heroes against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and more. Fortunately, a plethora of towers and spells will help players in their quest to defeat such evil.

Typical tower defense tropes are in there with special abilities to unlock, new tower types and the choice of upgrading them. 50 achievements to unlock and many boss battles to compete in will keep players hooked for a long time to come.

With a cartoon fantasy style, optimized for retina displays, Kingdom Rush should prove to enthrall everyone who downloads it.

It's out now, priced at $0.99.