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Mattel Making Magic 8 Ball App for Apple Watch

Will the Apple Watch be a huge success when it launches in April 24? You can ask Mattel’s Magic 8 Ball app for your own watch when it launches alongside Apple’s timepiece. Like the toy of old, you ask the Magic 8 Ball app a question, then shake your wrist for the answer. Fun stuff, but best not depend on the app for major decisions about your mortgage or relationships.

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Marvel Future Fight Hits the App Store on April 30

Marvel Future Fight by Netmarble is a Marvel-themed action RPG that’s launching juuuust ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron (April 30 for the former, May 1 for the latter). The game has seen a lot of traffic during its Australian soft-launch, so the final product should be a biggie.

Via Touch Arcade

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Space Bounties Inc Review: Bountiful

If you’re a space-based bounty hunter, it’s usually a good thing to go into the fray with a plan. Space Bounties Inc is all about planning your strategy as you close in on your target and clap the irons on them. 148Apps reviewer Campbell Bird enjoyed the game and awarded it four stars out of five.

Space Bounties Inc. is an interesting little game that unfolds more of its complexity as players earn more money. It has a great sense of challenge and a compelling meta-game that makes it feel somewhat more than the sum of its parts. Because of its sheer number of options and limited resources, Space Bounties a game that many players could sink a lot of time into.

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Final Fantasy Characters Coming to Puzzle & Dragons in Japan

Squall, Rinoa, Tidus, Chaos, and other Final Fantasy heroes and villains are coming to GungHo’s hugely popular puzzle game Puzzle & Dragons. It’s extremely common for the title to cross-over with other popular game series, and now it’s Final Fantasy’s turn. No word on whether this collaboration is coming to the English version of the game, but no doubt it’d be received well.

Via Siliconera

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Hints and Tips for War Dragons

What’s cooler than war machines? War dragons. Pocket Gems’ battle strategy game War Dragons lets you pummel other players with your very own creatures of myth. Touch Tap Play! has some tips to bring out the very best in your dragon.

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Does Not Commute Gets New Trailer, Release Date

You know how it goes: Everybody on the road drives like an idiot except you. It’s a phenomenon that’s illustrated in Does Not Commute, a “modern driving game” that’s all about distracted driving. Look for it on the App Store this Thursday. In the meantime, here’s a sparkling new trailer.

Via Touch Arcade


Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD On Sale for $2.99

Stressful Monday? Try chilling with Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD, an excellent tower defense game. What’s that? You’re stressed out and short on cash? No worries. Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD is on sale for $2.99 USD. That’s down from its usual price of $4.99 USD.

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Hands-On Preview of Knights of Pen & Paper 2

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a self-aware game that combines traditional role-playing (think Dungeons & Dragons) with computerized role-playing. The end result features a lot of fourth wall-breaking, cheerleader dwarves, and troglodyte bubble parties. Take a look at AppSpy’s hands-on of the game, and download the finished product on May 14.

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Devious Dungeon 2 Review: Anything But Medieval

Devious Dungeon 2 is a platforming RPG from Ravenous Games, the makers of Random Heroes and League of Evil. According to 148Apps’ review for the title, it’s incredibly simple, but incredibly fun.

[Devious Dungeon 2 is] so simple, but you’ll find yourself itching to come back for more, working your way through the castles and watching as you get stronger and stronger.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run on Sale for $1.99

Cowab–you know how the rest goes. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run is on sale for $1.99 USD. That’s down one dollar from its usual price of $2.99 USD. Who doesn’t love being a turtle?

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King Soft-Launches Alpha Betty Saga

We can say this for King: The studio keeps itself busy. The makers of Candy Crush Saga recently soft-launched a word-building game called Alpha Betty on the Spanish Google Play store. You can also give it a try (worldwide) on Facebook.

After playing the first few levels of Alpha Betty Saga on Facebook, it’s not hard to see what King are going for here. Alpha Betty Saga is a merging of two worlds: the falling-block, power-up heavy world of Candy Crush Saga and the spelltastic world of games like Scrabble, Boggle and Bookworm Adventures. And from what little we’ve seen, it’s a combination that works really well.

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Halo: Spartan Strike Review – Superior Sibling

Two Halo games hit the App Store late last week: Spartan Assault and Spartan Strike. What’s the difference between the two? Eric Ford explains in Touch Arcade’s review of Spartan Strike. Which, incidentally, is supposedly the better of the two top-down shooters, though Touch Arcade ranks both of them highly.

If you want to pick up both games, you can grab them in a $9.99 bundle. That’s a $1 savings! Buy yourself a Spartan-strength coffee.

It’s no question that if I had to choose between Halo: Spartan Assault or Halo: Spartan Strike that I’d pick the latter. It’s brand new, has a host of iterative improvements to the gameplay formula and looks and sounds excellent.

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Halo: Spartan Assault Review – Solid Shooting

Halo: Spartan Assault launched alongside Halo: Spartan Strike late last week. According to Touch Arcade’s review, Spartan Assault is a pretty decent twin-stick shooting game.

It’s obvious that fans of the series should check out Halo: Spartan Assault right away, but I think it’s one of the better dual-stick shooters to launch recently on the App Store even if you’re not a Halo fan.

Via Touch Arcade


Scarlett Fox Now Free in Temple Run 2

Last month, a grade six student named Madeline Messer wrote an article in the Washington Post asking why female characters in free-to-play games usually cost money to unlock versus their default male counterparts. Imangi Studios agreed making girls pay up for representation is a bit unfair, and made the runner Scarlett Fox a free character in Temple Run 2. Update the app to break down her paywall.

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Out Now: Letterpad

Nimblebit, the studio behind games like Tiny Tower and Pocket Trains, is an expert on tiny wee things. So it’s no wonder its latest game, Letterpad, is a simple but fun word-finding game with Apple Watch compatibility. Give it a try; it’s free to download.

The game gives you a grid of letters and a topic. Your job is to find all the words in that pile of letters that relate to the topic. You’re told how many words you need to find, and their length.

Via Pocket Gamer


Pandemic: The Board Game On Sale for $4.99

Don’t let the apocalypse stop you from a great deal. Pandemic: The Board Game is now available on iPhone as well as iPad. To celebrate, the game is on sale for $4.99 USD, down from $6.99 USD. Seal the borders, put on your mask, wash your hands, and have fun.

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Spiderweb Software No Longer Developing for iOS

Spiderweb Software, the studio behind the RPGs Avernum, Avadon, and others, will seemingly no longer be developing for iOS. Its latest RPG, Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, was pulled from the App Store shortly after its release because iOS 8.3 busted up the game pretty badly.The studio’s had other woes with the platform as well, including soaring advertising costs and increased competition. Read studio founder Jeff Vogel’s blog for more info.

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Hands-On Preview of Smash Land

Smash Land is Supercell’s next game – theoretically. Even though the title is in soft-launch, Supercell ultimately pulled the plug on another title it soft-launched some time ago, Spooky Pop. Whether Smash Land materializes or not, this hands-on preview from AppSpy makes the physics / RPG game seem pretty fun.

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Stealth Inc is Free this Weekend

Stealth platforming game Stealth Inc is free this weekend. That’s a very handsome drop from its usual price tag of $4.99 USD. Since Stealth Inc 2 recently hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (via the Humble Bundle store), now’s a good time to get sneaky.

Via Touch Arcade

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WWE 2K Review: Good Wrestling On the Go

If you can’t bear to be separated from John Cena for any length of time, WWE 2K for mobile should be good company. Pocket Gamer gives the title a 7 out of 10, describing it as a solid brawler that may or may not be worth the price depending on how deep your WWE fandom runs..

There’s a good, chunky single player game here, but at the price that it’s being offered for, you’d expect everything to work a little bit better.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Pixels Movie Getting a Mobile Game Adaptation

Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to see your favorite video game heroes team up to take down a bad guy? That’s sort of what’s supposed to happen with the mobile game adaptation of Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie, Pixels. This free-to-play tower defense game features appearances from ’80s arcade stars, including Pac-Man and Frogger.

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