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Lastronaut Updates With New Progression System

Critically-acclaimed endless running game Lastronaut received its 1.1.1 update recently. The little astro dude is now capable of earning experience and the perks that come with said experience. There are smaller cosmetic updates, too.

• New progression system – Gain XP and level up your character to unlock awesome perks!
• New character suits are available to take on the robot army in style!
• Option added to turn off the music/sound effects
• Option added to disable slow-motion effect
• Tons of bug fixes, proper currency label for suits

News via Gamezebo:

Namco and Hipster Whale Team Up to Make Pac-Man 256

Steel yourself for a new mobile Pac-Man game this summer. Pac-Man 256, which is being put together by Bandai Namco and Crossy Road makers Hipster Whale, is based around the glitchy “kill screen” that would pop up in the classic Pac-Man arcade game if you managed to reach level 256. Can Pac-Man beat his most sinister enemy yet: Garbled junk text?

Via Gamezebo

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Pac-Man On Sale for $4.99

Happy 35th birthday, Pac-Man! To celebrate the big yellow arcade star’s long life, Bandai Namco has dropped the price of Pac-Man to $4.99 USD, down from $6.99 USD. Wakka this way.


Angry Birds Transformers Updates With New Missions

Autobots! Transform and you-know-what! The latest update to Angry Birds Transformers adds a host of new missions.

/Interdimensional MISSION PORTALS – send bots on missions to earn rewards.
/ARCEE and AIRACHNID trapped in interdimensional vortex – win missions to bring them home.
/VALUABLE MATERIALS detected – collect to upgrade bots.
/Humble message of GRATITUDE FOR YOUR PATIENCE and continued support.


FarmVille 2 Updates With Bride Event

Spring is the season for love, a point FarmVille 2’s latest update is capitalizing on. The recent 3.1.218 introduces a wedding, and all sorts of related activities.

HERE COMES THE BRIDE EVENT: Johnny and Heidi are getting married and YOU are invited! Help the happy couple celebrate by crafting to collect wedding wish list items for their rustic country wedding and win a special Wedding Favor Gift Package that contains SIXTEEN rewards!

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Magnetized is Now Free

Abstract puzzle game Magnetized is now free, down from its usual price of $2.99 USD. How does it work? Give it a download and try for yourself.

Updates via Pocket Gamer:

Terra Battle Updates With New Chapter, Music By Chrono Trigger Composer

Terra Battle, the highly successful strategy / battle / puzzle hybrid from Final Fantasy alumni Hironobu Sakaguchi, has updated with a new chapter. There’s also new music from Yasunori Mitsuda, the composer for the sublime SNES RPG classic Chrono Trigger.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Sword of Xolan Video Review: Tasty Titbits of Gameplay

AppSpy’s video review of the retro-style sword-swinging platformer Sword of Xolan praises the game for its precise controls and hearty character, though the overall experience is reportedly a wee bit short.

Via AppSpy

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How to Get Every Crossy Road Mystery Character

Part of Crossy Road’s appeal is unlocking its many (many!) mystery characters. Pocket Gamer has a guide to catching ‘em all.

Via Pocket Gamer


Duet Game on Sale for $0.99

Surreal rhythm title Duet Game is usually $3.99 USD, but it’s currently on sale for $0.99 USD. Grab it and make beautiful music together (sorry).


Monument Valley On Sale for $0.99

ustwo’s brilliant puzzle / adventure game Monument Valley is on sale again. Grab it for $0.99 USD, down from its usual price of $3.99 USD. If you missed it when it went on sale earlier this month, take this as a sign the Fates are smiling on you.

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Blood Brothers 2 Updates With Guilds

For blood and fellowship! DeNA’s strategy RPG Blood Brothers 2 recently updated to bring guilds to the game. Fighting is better with friends.

-Introducing Guilds! Join a Guild with up to 50 friends, with Guild ranks, chat, and Guild Leaderboards!
-Guild gifts awarded when Blood Sigils are purchased.
-New Skill triggers: Skills with chance-based activation or activate automatically on battle start.
-Daily Bonus Stages. A new Stage for each day of the week!
-Daily themed Pacts. Summon unique Commanders every day!
-A Chance to find Treasure in Event and Story stages!
-New achievements.
-UI improvements, stability, and bug fixes.

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Out Now: Cartel Kings

Cartel Kings is a strategy / shooting game that features a lot of sour criminals who’d be kind of scary if they weren’t so colorful and interesting-looking. It’s free to download.

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Out Now: Til Morning’s Light

Til Morning’s Light is an adventure / puzzle game by WayForward that’s published by Amazon Game Studios. It takes place in a haunted mansion, and it sure is hard to say “no” to exploring big, creepy houses.

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Out Now: Sword of Xolan

Are you having one of those days when all you want to do is ditch work and play an action-intensive 2D sword game that has pixel graphics? Good news: Sword of Xolan has you covered. It’s $0.99 USD, and it’s out now.

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Out Now: Skiing Yeti Mountain

Featherweight Games’ Skiing Yeti Mountain may remind you of the Windows 3.1 classic, Ski Free. That’s OK. It’s supposed to. It’s wild fun and it’s free, so give it a try. Just watch out for a certain hairy mammal that doesn’t take kindly to skiers.


Marvel Future Fight Tops 10 Million Downloads, Gets Small Update

Hulk Smash download records! Netmarble’s action RPG Marvel Future Fight crossed the 10 million download mark, a number that combines both iOS and Android downloads. The game has spent time as #1 on the App Store in Hong Kong.

Marvel Future Fight recently updated to version 1.1.3, which brings some small tweaks and fixes.

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– Uniform Package’s deducted price now automatically updates for players who’ve already owned some uniforms.

– Error when app restarts during installation.
– Disabling team leader in Timeline Battle.
– Wrong page title in Timeline Battle’s Team Manage page.
– Inbox button malfunctioning from package purchase pop ups.
– Players’ Facebook profiles and friendlist not showing properly.


Taichi Panda Updates With Equipment Discovery System, Higher Level Caps

The Way of the Panda lives on in the 1.2.1 update for Taichi Panda. Here’s what’s new:

1.New Equipment “Discovery” system – Discovery requires Lunar Tears and Refinement stones to raise gear quality.
2.Character Max Level raised to 90, with new levels of gear, skills, and runes to match!
3.Add Chapter 13 and 14, along with new levels and bosses!
4.New Mega Boss team mode – be one the legions to try to take down Nemeus!
5.New monthly sign-in rewards and special events added.
6.Auto-attack added to Team Instances.
7.Fully optimized and retouched UI.
8.Fixed known bugs

Updates via Gamezebo:

Crossy Road Update Adds Archie, Jughead, Quests

Riverdale’s favorite redhead is now a Crossy Road character (and so is Riverdale’s favorite, uh, crowned guy). The latest update for the game (1.2.2) includes the teens, as well as quests that let you earn additional coins.

Via Gamezebo


Pac-Man Gets Big 35th Anniversary Update

Gaming’s beloved yellow pizza-thing is 35 years old, and to celebrate, Bandai Namco updated the mobile Pac-Man game to add tons of new features.

• New Multiplayer challenges and tournaments
• New Visual Hints and Pro-tips
• New UI and look for 2015
• New mazes for all new challenges
• Play an arcade perfect port of classic PAC-MAN
• Two different control modes
• Three game difficulties (including the original 1980 arcade game)
• Retina display support
• MFi controller support

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

STUGAN Involves Developers, Mentors, and Cabins

What happens when game developers from all over the world cram themselves into a cabin, wherein they’re mentored by industry veterans for two months? We’ll find out soon.

Developers from North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and India are going to be at STUGAN for two months, with winners from the program being selected on August 15th. The Tommy Palm connection in particular is worth keeping an eye on – as someone with a chief role in one of the biggest hits in gaming history, this incubator could be key in forming some great games.

Via Touch Arcade

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