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Crossy Road Gets “UK & Ireland” Update

Blimey! The UK & Ireland update for Crossy Road is ready to go. Now you can try your luck at randomly drawing one of several new characters from the Grey Lands of Drizzle, including a Royal guard, a chimneysweep, and some fish n chips (yes, you read that right). Of course, you can also buy the newcomers for $0.99 USD each.

There’s another notable character in the update: The Dress. You know. The Dress. The one that’s white and gold. Er, blue and black.

The update is already on the App Store, though it’s not yet on Google Play.

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WWE 2K Coming to Mobile this Spring

The Wrestlemania afterglow hasn’t quite died down yet, so a lot of wrestling fans will be happy to learn 2K is bringing a new wrestling game, WWE 2K, to mobile this spring. The game is supposed to feel like a “natural compliment” to WWE 2K15 for consoles.

The simulation-based game will feature a playable roster of your favorite WWE Superstars, from modern day warriors like Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan to venerated legends like Hulk Hogan and Sting, as well as a Create-a-Superstar mode. Gamers will gain ground by mastering their virtual grappler’s comprehensive move sets in three different match types, each of which features full ring entrances for the competing Superstars. Their challenges will then keep coming in Career Mode or from their friends in the form of Live Multiplayer Matches.

Previews via YouTube:

NaturalMotion / Zynga’s Next Big Game, Dawn of Titans Soft Launched in Saudi Arabia

YouTube user JD Gaming has posted up a few minutes of gameplay from the newly soft launched NaturalMotion game, Dawn of Titans. You can grab it here if you have an account is Saudi Arabia. Or, here’s how to create an iTunes account without a credit card in another country.

Via YouTube

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

The Trace Walkthrough

By all accounts, The Trace is a winner. This mystery adventure game puts you in the (gum)shoes of a detective on the case of a murder, but you’ll have to be wily to solve it. If you’ve been playing it and you’ve found yourself stuck, or would just like a little extra hand, be sure to check out this Gamezebo walkthrough.

Via Gamezebo

News via Pocket Gamer:

Namco Bandai Pulls Katamari, Pac-Man, and Other Games from the App Store

Namco Bandai has performed a cull on some of its games on the App Store, eliminating certain titles and their sequels. The Katamari games are gone, as is Ridge Racer and Noby Noby Boy. No reason for the takedowns has been given.

Writing in the iTunes descriptions for certain games, Namco says “We regret to inform you that service for this application will be terminated as of 3/30/2015.”

Additionally, the firm points out that “items already purchased may be used until service termination,” and that “upon service termination, guarantees of operation no longer apply.”

Via Pocket Gamer

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Out Now: The Quest Keeper

The Quest Keeper is an interesting mix between an RPG and the hit arcade-style hopper, Crossy Road. Only instead of surviving against cars and trains, you need to test your  mettle against spiders and knife-traps.

The Quest Keeper is free to download on the App Store and Google Play.

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

Fast & Furious Legacy Tips, Cheats, and Strategy

If you’re playing the Kabam game Fast & Furious Legacy, you might be interested in getting a little help from someone who’s been there and done that. Gamezebo has been there and done that, and is here to help. Check out their tips and strategies here.

The three different kinds of racing take slightly different skills. The simplest is drag racing, which is all about timing. The trick to getting a great start is revving the engine until the needle is in the launch zone, then tapping the ‘Launch’ button just when the countdown is complete. After launch, all you need to do is tap to shift right before the RPM needle hits the red for best results. Don’t forget to tap the nitrous for an extra boost of speed if needed.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

Escape from the Pyramid Review: Fantastic Auto-Running

Looks like the game of ancient Egyptian auto-running is actually really good! 148Apps has reviewed it and awarded it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read the full review here.

It takes a special combination of mechanics and design to make a platformer feel intuitive, challenging, and fast, but also rewarding.Escape from the Pyramid- for the most part – achieves this. There are few games like it that can make a perfect run on a level feel so gratifying.Escape from the Pyramidis a fantastic game because of its great sense of style, speed, control, and challenge.

Via 148Apps

Videos via YouTube:

Lonnie Plays Fast & Furious: Legacy

Are you prepared for the mega action movie Furious 7, releasing on April 2? Of course you’re not. You can’t possibly be. But Fast & Furious 7 has launched on iOS and YouTuber Lonnie is on the case. Watch him get a load of this game and talk about it (without taking a breath).

Via YouTube

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

Hearthstone May Come to iPhone April 9

This is far from confirmed, but some sleuthing data-miners have looked into the nitty gritty of the Hearthstone iPad app and found some clues that point toward the game going universal on April 9. Or April 2. We’ll see. You can read the details at Touch Arcade here.

Now, before you go accusing us of reading internet tea leaves here, consider this-Goblins vs Gnomes was data mined in the same way which revealed the Android version of Hearthstone. Goblins vs Gnomes launched a few days later on December 8th, then the Android version of Hearthstone was released a week later on the 15th.

Via Touch Arcade

Interesting via 148Apps:

How the Apple Watch Might Change iOS

148Apps has some interesting speculation about how the impending release of the Apple Watch might change iOS as we know it. For starters, we could see a shift where the Apple Watch is used for “serious” tasks like messaging and email, while the iPhone becomes more of an exclusive gaming device.

Since so many people will be sporting the iPhone/Apple Watch combo, we’ll definitely have more cross-functionality options. Sharing information like work files, images, contact info, and so on will be almost disturbingly quick and easy since you’ll be able to use your Apple Watch to transfer whatever you need from your iCloud or Dropbox to a friend’s or coworker’s.

Via 148Apps

Updates via Pocket Tactics:

Rules! is Ready for the Apple Watch

Frantic Memory-style game Rules! is coming to the Apple Watch. In fact, the game’s 3.0 update made it compatible with the device, and it’ll be playable when the Apple Watch is ready to go. Understandably, some modifications had to be made in order for the game to work with the Apple Watch’s tiny touch screen.

Now, before we get too excited, realize that the version on your watch won’t be the same thing you get on your phone or iPad. The wrist version will feature short brain teasing puzzles that you can play to achieve a daily goal which will unlock new options within the game. It’s like Runkeeper for your brain.

Via Pocket Tactics

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

Stickman Rush Review: A Crossy Road-like

If you like Crossy Road and would like some more games like Crossy Road, check out Stickman Rush, a game that’s a lot like Crossy Road. But despite the similarities, it still manages to provide some charms of its own. And it’s free. Check out Pocket Gamer’s 6 out of 10 review.

You swipe up and down to change lanes, and swiping to the right lets you perform a little hop into the air. You can’t jump over cars, but you can jump over other obstacles like bins, logs, and roadworks.

Via Pocket Gamer

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions Review – Stellar

Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions is a platformer based on the Star Wars Rebels animated TV show. And, according to Touch Arcade’s 5 out of 5 review of the game, it’s top-tier stuff.

I originally intended to devote about an hour to Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions to try the game out but ended up playing it right through with only a few levels to go. It’s such an amazing game, one of the best platformers I’ve played.

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via Gamezebo:

The Trace Review: Traces of Fun

Detective-themed point-and-click adventure game The Trace is a decent play, according to Gamezebo’s 3.5 out of 5 review. The game doesn’t take any major risks, but should still offer fans of mystery and adventure a good time.

The truly rewarding moments in The Trace are exploring its gorgeous, accessible world and feeling like you are a physical part of it. Opening a door and not knowing what lies behind it; looking around a single room from different angles; finding clues because you have actually moved, unlocked, or turned your way to them.

Via Gamezebo

Previews via AppSpy:

Hands-On Impressions of Blitz Breaker

If you need more adorable twitch games in your life (and we all do), you’ll want to keep an eye on Blitz Breaker. It’s coming later in 2015, and AppSpy has some hands-on footage of the title.

Via AppSpy

Reviews via 148Apps:

Silly Sausage in Meat Land Review: Adorability

Stretchy dogs? Check. Meat world? Check. Free to play? Check. Basically, there’s no reason not to play Silly Sausage in Meat Land, a fun quirky game about a dog going from doghouse to doghouse one stretch at a time. From 148Apps’ 4 out of 5 star review:

Regarless of how players choose to engage with Silly Sausage‘s payment model, its core mechanics are hard to argue with. The game is appropriately silly, smart, and challenging, and it should have most players trying to stretch their luck to avoid being sent back to the dog house.

Via 148Apps