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Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 9th, 2020

There’s a lot going on right now, and I don’t really feel like trying to write some kind of pithy intro for it. All I’ll say is lots of people have been coming together and helping each other in small ways, and I’m choosing to focus on that as I try to stay safe myself.

One of the ways folks are trying to help are by making their games more affordable, or even free, during this time. Check out my top picks below of some great mobile titles that have gone on sale recently:

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.


Cytus II (Free)

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Iron Marines ($0.99)

Click here to read our Iron Marines review


Gunhouse ($0.99)

Click here to read our Gunhouse review


Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! ($0.99)*

Click here to read our Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! review


Death Squared ($0.99)

Click here to read our Death Squared review


ISLANDS: Non-Places ($0.99)

Click here to read our ISLANDS: Non-Places review


Age of Rivals ($1.99)

Click here to read our Age of Rivals review


Legends of Andor ($2.99)

Click here to read our Legends of Andor review


Trail Boss BMX ($3.99)

Click here to read our Trail Boss BMX review


Stardew Valley ($4.99)

Click here to read our Stardew Valley review


SteamWorld Heist ($4.99)

Click here to read our SteamWorld Heist review


Dead Cells ($5.99)

Click here to read our Dead Cells review

The 5 Best Games Like Grindstone

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 31st, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Apple Arcade made a splash when it first launched, granting access to over 50 games as soon as it became available. Of those titles, the one that seemed to grab most people’s attention was Grindstone, a matching puzzle game from Capy Games.

In order to enjoy Grindstone though, you have to activate an Apple Arcade subscription, which—even now—doesn’t quite feel like a quality value proposition for most people. Luckily, there are some great games on the regular old App Store that share some DNA with Grindstone. I’d even go so far as to say over half the games on this list are better than Grindstone, though I know that’s probably not a statement most folks will agree with.

In any case, check out the picks below. Oh, and click here to check out all the other great lists we’ve been making recently.

Starbeard review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LIKE GNOME OTHER
Starbeard is an incredible and unique matching puzzle roguelike.
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