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Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities Story Trailer Now Available

Psychoz Interactive’s highly anticipated survival horror game Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities is coming to iOS (and other platforms) on April 23. The extended story trailer is perfectly creepy and exhibits some pretty great-looking graphics for the iOS version of the game.

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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.

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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.”

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Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary Gets Premium Edition

Love Boulder Dash? Hate in-app purchases? TapStar Interactive has released a premium version of the game that offers up all its content for a one-time purchase of $6.99 USD. No fuss, no muss.

As you’d expect, there are no ads, microtransactions, or consumable items in this premium version. You unlock the eight other characters by putting in the time, skill, and effort.

Via Pocket Gamer

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More Details on How Battle Works in Mevius Final Fantasy

There’s still a lot we don’t know about Square-Enix’s upcoming smartphone RPG, Mevius Final Fantasy. It’s supposed to hit mobile (in Japan) this spring, and apparently elements and “ability cards” will play into its battle system quite heavily.

When attacking enemies in Mevius Final Fantasy, you’ll gain “Elements,” which are then used to activate abilities. Abilities have their own types and number of required elements to use. Additionally, there are Ability Cards you can use when requirements are met.

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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.

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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.

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Lonnie Plays Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a great mashup of classic Final Fantasy games. It’s a little complicated to dive into all at once, though, particularly if you’re not familiar with the games it’s based on. Let’s see how the young YouTuber Lonnie, who’s never played a Final Fantasy game before, feels about it.

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All 31 Upcoming Hearthstone Cards Revealed

Want to know what cards are coming to Hearthstone in the next update? Of course you do, because the game is amazing. Touch Arcade has runs down the most interesting ones, so hop on over and plan your next custom deck.

The first wing of Blackguard Mountain Adventure will unlock on April 2nd in the Americas and April 3rd in Europe, Asia, and China, and you can preorder the whole adventure for $24.99 to get the exclusive card back. If you’d rather spend in-game gold for the adventure, you can still get the whole thing when it’s released, but no card back for you.

Via Touch Arcade

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Hands-On Preview of Paradise Bay, King’s Next Game

Though King is best-known for match-three puzzle games that revolve around crushing candy, the studio is looking to change things up a little with its next game, Paradise Bay. Gamezebo has a hands-on preview of this island building / trading title, which recently soft-launched on the Canadian App Store.

[T]he experience feels a lot like Zynga’s CastleVille Legends. You’ll collect resources to build other resources and items that you’ll then trade with the locals, merchants, neighboring islands and, according to the game’s iTunes description, friends (though I haven’t personally unlocked that feature yet.)

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Interview with Fast & Furious: Legacy’s Creative Director Talks Cool Features, Cooler Cars

Enjoying the mobile game inspired by the Fast & Furious series? Looking forward to Furious 7? You’ll want to check out 148Apps’ interview with Cuz Parry, the Creative Director for Fast & Furious: Legacy.

Aside from the amazingly detailed hero cars, iconic characters, and beautifully rendered locations from the movies, I’m thinking our new Street, Getaway, and Takedown modes will get fans revving their engines. These modes ramp up the action just like the movies find a way to ramp up the action with each new installment in the franchise.

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Hands-On Impressions of Helios Warp

Helios Warp is a “tube racer” that utilizes vector-based neon graphics. It’s pretty hypnotic to watch, as this hands-on video preview demonstrates.

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Get Revenge on “Mario” With Kill the Plumber

Mario’s been outwitting his enemies for decades, but to be fair, Bowser’s minions are as dumb as bricks. Kill the Plumber is a mobile action game that lets players attempt to turn the tables and stomp Mario as a bad guy. Of course, no licensed Nintendo characters appear in the game; there’s only copyright-friendly replacements.

Kill the Plumber should be out sometime later this year.

Via Touch Arcade

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    After 3+ Years, EA Finally Updates NBA Jam

    In spite of the game having a nearly permanent spot on the top 25 games on iOS, EA had failed to update NBA Jam since 2011. Yup, one of the best selling games on iOS existed in iPhone 4 screen sizes since 2011. Well it’s finally updated, and from the report at TA, it is faster, looks way better, and is smooth.

    BOOMSHAKALAKA!

    Via Touch Arcade

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    Footage of Fan Created Super Mario 64 Running on an iPhone 6

    Despite Nintendo’s announcement about is foray into mobile game development, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see the action classic Super Mario 64 on smartphones. That’s where the fans come in. One skilled programmer, Erik Roystan Ross, rendered a version of the first stage of Super Mario 64 in Unity for play on iPhone 6. Touch Arcade went hands-on with the demo.

    Via Touch Arcade

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    BattleLore: Command Receives Multiplayer Options and New Campaign in Update

    Battlelore: Command is an excellent board game port that was lacking just one feature upon its release: Online multiplayer. Fantasy Flight Games has since rectified that oversight with cross-platform online play. But that’s not all version 1.2 offers.

    The first expansion, The Locust, is also available. The expansion adds several new multiplayer maps as well as 4 new units for the battlefield. The Locust expansion is available as a $3 IAP.

    Via Pocket Tactics

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    Free Apps of the Day, March 27 2015: Chillaxian, Relax Rain, and More

    Need to unwind before the weekend? Today’s list of free apps from Apple N’ Apps contains some items that should help you, in a word, chill. Up for grabs is Chillaxian (an arcade shooter), Oquonie (a puzzle game), Relax Rain (a relaxation utility), and SKEW (a photo-editing app).

    Via AppleNApps