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Previews via Gamezebo:

Star Wars Uprising Preview: “So far, so good”

Thanks to its soft launch in New Zealand, Gamzebo has gotten their hands on Star Wars Uprising, the upcoming Star Wars RPG from Kabam. So far, they like it. From the preview:

As we’d guessed previously, Star Wars Uprising is a Diablo-lite in a familiar universe. Players will control their hero through taps and swipes as they clear dungeon after dungeon planet after planet ofmonsters and villains droids and stormtroopers. The combat is a very by-the-numbers affair, but it still manages to be a good time. You’ll have four different moves at your disposal at any time, and perfecting the experience means knowing which skill to use when. For example: when a stormtrooper gets ready to discharge a wide arc of laser fire, I’ll double-tap to dodge/roll to the side, get close enough to knock them back and dizzy them, and then pull back on my hero to unleash a shotgun-style blast of hot laser death.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

In Churning Seas Review: Entertaining but Frustrating

In this physics-based puzzler, your job is to build an island. From 148Apps’s 3/5 review:

The end result of In Churning Seas‘ less gamey design makes it feel like just that: less gamey. Given the haunting soundtrack, minimalistic aesthetic, and odd crypitc messaging between rounds, this seems very much intentional. The problem with this, though, is that it can feel a bit too random – and as a result, more frustrating.

Via 148Apps

Updates

[Sponsored] Mucho Party Update Adds 3 New Games, Goes Free To Try

Many thanks to Mucho Party for sponsoring Slide To Play this week.

Mucho Party is a local multiplayer party game that now includes 40 mini games. Bud don’t fret if it’s a party of one — Mucho Party includes three different AI levels for single play. The mini games includes in each round can be chosen in 6 different ways ensuring lots of variety or allowing the players to pick their favorite mini games.

This latest update also takes the game to free to download allowing players to try before they buy. Five of the 40 games are included for free with the other 35 easily unlocked via one single in-app purchase.

Mucho Update is available now on iOS App Store. The game is also available on Google Play and Amazon App Store.

This content is sponsored via Syndicate Ads.

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Agar.io Review: Free and Highly Recommended

From what I hear, Agar.io is a game all the kids are crazy about, even though (or because) you can name yourself any word you want, regardless of its R-rated-ness. From Touch Arcade’s 4.5 out of 5 star review:

Agar.io is described as an “MMO,” but it’s a lot more arcade-like in nature. You’ll start off as a single, solitary cell — yep, as in, a microscopic organism. Your objective is to simply absorb smaller cells, grow in size, and live as long as you possibly can. If you happen to get absorbed, it’s game over, and you’ll start over from the beginning. I’m leaving out the major gimmick of course, in that most of those other cells that you are eating and being eaten by are actually other players. Hence, the “massively multiplayer” part. As you’d expect, things can get extremely hectic and competitive being surrounded by a constant sea of players.

Via Touch Arcade

Deals

Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper is Now Free

As of September 28, Sega will no longer support Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper. So they’ve made it free and disabled in-app purchase. It used to be $9.99, so it’s quite a deal. Plus, you don’t need to use the IAP to enjoy or complete the game. So grab it and play it. It’s free.

Deals

The Lego Movie Video Game is On Sale for $0.99

Everything is awesome, so why not save a few bucks and grab The Lego Movie Video Game for $0.99 rather than its usual $4.99? If you like Lego games (which is to say, “if you like fun”) you might as well grab it while it’s cheap.

News via Touch Arcade:

Major Update Heading to Bitcoin Billionaire

A huge update is coming to Bitcoin Billionaire on August 6 that will triple the amount of content in the game. From Touch Arcade:

So, do you remember all that money you invested in time travel in Bitcoin Billionaire? Well it looks like that paid off in a big way, as you’re now the proud owner of a time machine that will whisk you away into the prehistoric era. This new scenario, called Bitstone to the Past, features 25 new investments, 4 new rooms with more than 20 new room items, and new achievements. There’s also a new rare item and re-investment system that applies to both this new scenario and the original one, meaning there are TONS of additional mining opportunities.

Via Touch Arcade

Deals

Lost Echo is On Sale for $0.99

It’ll normally set you back $2.99, but this story-driven adventure game is currently a buck. From the app’s description:

In the near future Greg’s girlfriend Chloe mysteriously disappears in front of him. He starts a desperate search for her. What happened? Why does no-one else remember her?

In this indie, story driven adventure game you explore fully 3d environments using an intuitive point and click interface. Solve puzzles, explore, play minigames, interact with numerous characters and find out what really happened!

Reviews via 148Apps:

Champion of the Gods Review: a “Great Value”

If you like your adventure game books to be the digital equivalent of a doorstopper, then Champion of the Gods is for you. It weighs in at over 200,000 words, which is about two or three times as long as a standard beach read. From 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review:

While some adventure game books corral you into certain choices or end the story abruptly when you go in a direction it doesn’t like, Champion of the Gods carries on forever more. It lacks a mapping function but that’s mostly because you get the feeling any diagram demonstrating what unfolds would be intimidatingly huge. Mostly every decision involves making one choice from many, and the story arc can change quite dramatically from where you begin.

Via 148Apps

News via Pocket Gamer:

Is ‘Angry Birds 2′ Secretly Already Out in Canada Under a Different Name?

It looks like Angry Birds 2 might already be out in a soft launch in Canada under the title Angry Birds Under Pigstruction. From Pocket Gamer:

It’s a poster advertising Angry Birds 2, and makes reference to a chance of “golden duck showers”.

The only references to golden ducks in previous Angry Birds games is a level named after them, and the new Golden Duck spell in Angry Birds Under Pigstruction, which showers the level in, you guessed it, golden ducks.

Via Pocket Gamer

Videos via Touch Arcade:

‘Mos Speedrun 2′ Gets an Awesome New Trailer

The original Mos Speedrun was one of those nearly perfect games that absolutely nailed exactly what it was going for: creating a super tight platformer that was designed for speedruns. The sequel is coming soon, and this new trailer shows what to expect.

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via 148Apps:

‘Dexter: Hidden Darkness’ Review: Hidden Repetition

If you’ve played recent hidden object games, you’ll know what to expect from this game, which is based on a defunct TV show about a serial killer. From 148Apps’s 3.5 out of 5 star review:

Dexter: Hidden Darkness really won’t tax you, but it will give Hidden Object fans a sense of satisfaction throughout the day. You might begin to wonder just how long the reskinning of Criminal Case can continue to entertain though, and rightly so.

Via 148Apps

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Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

‘Prune’ Review: Meditative Perfection

Lots of games are good. Some games are great. Very few games are special. Prune is special. From Pocket Gamer’s 10 out of 10 review:

There are few video games that have moved me to tears. Shelter‘s brutally beautiful ending did it, Arkham City‘s closing phone call did it, and so did Silent Hill 4‘s final moments with Walter Sullivan.

And when I realised what the game is actually about, Prune did it too.

Via Pocket Gamer

Deals

‘Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards’ is Currently Free

Do you like engaging in “redneck activities” like hunting and customizing redneck characters? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear that Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards is currently free, down from $0.99.

News via Touch Arcade:

Vote for ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II’ to Come to iOS

Aspyr Media wants to bring Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II to mobile. To gauge the interest of the gaming public, they’ve put up a page where you can enter your email address and your mobile platform of choice. From Touch Arcade:

After the surprising news that KOTOR 2got an update a decade since the last one, Aspyr Media continues to surprise by asking mobile gamers to show their interest in a possible iOS or Android port. If you don’t know KOTOR and KOTOR 2, these two games, especially the first one, are considered by many the top Star Wars games ever. There’s, of course, a debate over which one is the best, with most gamers preferring Bioware’s KOTOR because it simply was more fun than KOTOR 2since it was a more traditional story of good versus evil with clear heroes and villains. Obsidian’s KOTOR 2, on the other hand, had a more complex view of humanity and its graces and flaws. Unfortuntely, it felt like a rush job when it came out in 2005, with plenty of technical issues, content missing, and a very abrupt ending.

Via Touch Arcade

Deals

‘Divide By Sheep’ On Sale for $0.99

Normally $2.99, the math puzzle game about splitting sheep in half (of all things) is currently on sale for $0.99. If you like running calculations and saving sheep, now’s the time to buy it.

News via Gamezebo:

Tonight’s 6 New iOS Games You’ll Want to Play

Gamezebo has done the work for you and hand picked the six best-looking games launching tonight on the App Store. Here they are, but check out the full article for details.

  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father
  • Adventure Time Puzzle Quest
  • Vault!
  • Game of Thrones Episode 5
  • Prune
  • Stupid Zombies 3

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

‘Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch’ Review: Rodeo’s Finest Yet

Yesterday we posted Gamezebo’s review of this game, which came from someone new to the series who had a good time but wasn’t blown away. Today we’re looking at the 148Apps review, whose writer was extremely impressed. From the 4.5 out of 5 star review:

I find it difficult to care about the need to grind when I’m having so much fun leveling-up my marines. And being able to equip and train my marines makes everything feel more personal, which makes me want to play more, which makes me happier when my marines level-up, etc. I know I say this with each subsequent release, but this is Rodeo Games’ finest work yet.

Via 148Apps

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

‘Vault!’ Review: A Clever Twist on the Platformer

Do you like platformers as much as you like pole vaulting? Of course you do. So download the new Nitrome game Vault! to combine your two passions together. From Pocket Gamer’s 7 out of 10 review:

In the hands of an inferior developer, Vault! could have been a bit of a mess, but Nitrome has built a quick-fire arcade action game around a single idea that just works.

It might get a little repetitive, and there might only be a handful of characters to unlock, but there’s a neatly sliced mobile game here all the same.

Via Pocket Gamer

News via Touch Arcade:

‘Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon’ Launches August 6

Tiger Style Games has announced a release date for its upcoming sequel Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon. It’s August 6, and to make the announcement even more exciting, they’ve released a brand new trailer. Watch it above. From Touch Arcade:

Man, I’ll tell you what, some things are just worth waiting for. Tiger Style originally teased the new Spider in the fall of 2013, and we got a hands-on demo of a seemingly pretty complete version several months later at GDC 2014. In fact, Tiger Style had hoped to have the game out before the end of 2014, but were committed to the “it’s done when it’s done” mentality. Obviously 2014 came and went, and most recently we went hands-on with Spider again this past March at GDC 2015, where it was looking better than ever. We even gave it a special nod as one of our picks for Best of GDC 2015.

Via Touch Arcade

Deals

‘Spongebob Moves In’ is Currently Free

This Spongebob game about life in Bikini Bottom normally runs $3.99, but it can be yours right now for free. Download it quickly if you’re into everyone’s favorite squishy, obnoxious, endearing character.

Deals

‘The Island: Castaway 2′ is Currently Free

This week’s free G5 game is a particularly good one. It’s the tropical sim The Island: Castaway 2. The game normally costs $4.99 on iPhone and $6.99 on iPad, so be sure to grab it up if you don’t have it. Download the iPhone version here and/or the iPad version here.

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