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Amazon App Store Offers Hearthstone Deals

Getting ready to download Hearthstone onto your Android-based phone? Back up. The Amazon App Store is running a promotion by giving away Amazon Coins with certain in-app purchases. In fact, Amazon has a page dedicated to Hearthstone deals.

You get 30 percent of your expenditure back in Amazon Coins so that you can put them towards more in-game purchases, basically.

What this means is that, if you’re spending money in the game anyway, doing it through the Amazon App Store gets you more Card Packs.

The example we were given by Amazon is this: if you spend $90 then you get 106 packs on the Amazon App Store, whereas you’d only get 70 packs for the same price on Google Play.


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Ys Chronicles 1 Coming to iOS and Android

Ys is a long-lived action RPG series, but Western audiences never embraced it as readily as Eastern audiences. We’re getting another chance to show Ys some love with Ys Chronicles 1, a mobile remake of the series’ first episode. If you’re not familiar with Ys, it’ll be a perfect place to start. No word yet on when the game will hit iOS and Android, but we do have a lovely-looking story trailer.

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A Kingdom Hearts Game is Coming to iOS and Android

Kingdom Hearts, Square-Enix’s popular RPG crossover with Disney, is getting a new game (Kingdom Hearts III) on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We don’t know when.

And according to a Famitsu magazine interview with series creator Tetsuya Nomura, a mobile Kingdom Hearts game is on its way. Again, we don’t know when. Nor do we know if the game will be a companion app for Kingdom Hearts III or its own game. We’ll get more information at Disney’s D23 Expo 2015, which happens August 14 through 16.

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Hearthstone Beginner’s Guide is Just What Newcomers Need

The insanely popular card battler Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has finally hit iPhone, which opens up a whole new audience to this mobile sensation. If you’ve been waiting for the iPhone release but now you feel kind of overwhelmed, fear not. Touch Arcade has a very thorough beginner’s guide that should start you off on the right foot.

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How to Fix Mortal Kombat X’s WBID Login Error

Mortal Kombat X for mobile lets you earn content for the main game on consoles and PC, but in order to link the two versions of the game, you need to have an ID for WB Play (a “WBID”). Unfortunately, a lot of people are getting login errors. Luckily, a GameFAQs user found a work-around, and Gamezebo’s Jim Squires confirms it worked for him. If you’re having login issues, take a look. An official fix should be coming soon.

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Mevius Final Fantasy Gets New Trailer, New Name

Square-Enix’s upcoming mobile RPG Mevius Final Fantasy has undergone a slight name change. Say hello to Mobius Final Fantasy. While you’re at it, say hello to this new trailer, which shows off some new jobs. It’s in Japanese, but since Mobius Final Fantasy is coming to the West at an undisclosed date, it’s still worth watching.

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Dragon Hills Review: Good, Sleek Fun

Dragons teaming up with women is a hot new trend – as it should be. Dragon Hills, a running game, likewise features a princess and her pet dragon. According to Touch Arcade’s review, the game doesn’t break any new ground (except when the dragon literally tunnels underground), but it’s fun to play nevertheless.

Dragon Hills takes the core idea of flying a dragon, strips it down to its absolute basics, and goes wild. It’s a game that you play solely for the joy of movement. One second you’re charging along the ground, head-butting houses like they’re made of balsa wood and fairy dust, then you’re diving deep underground before you race back to the surface and glide elegantly in to the sky.

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Sideshow Bob Comes to The Simpsons: Tapped Out

The latest update for The Simpsons: Tapped Out includes the arrival of everyone’s favorite springy-haired convict, Sideshow Bob. There are new buildings to purchase and new quests to undergo, too. Enjoy, and if Bob gets out of hand, just throw a rake in his path.


Guitar Hero Live Will Be Playable on Mobile Platforms

The Guitar Hero franchise is resurrecting alongside the Rock Band franchise, and everything old is new again. The upcoming Guitar Hero game, called Guitar Hero Live, is particularly intriguing because the audience reacts directly to your performance – and the “full game,” which comes with its own guitar controller (the one in your closet is still obsolete – sorry), is reportedly coming to mobile, too.

Guitar Hero Live is coming this fall, and we’ll surely be hearing more information about the game and its mobile iterations as the summer rocks on.


Warhammer 40,000: Carnage On Sale for $0.99

There’s never a bad time for a good shooter, and Warhammer 40,000: Carnage’s price drop makes running and gunning all the sweeter. This well-received action game (a departure from slower, more traditional Warhammer titles) is currently on sale for $0.99 USD, down from $5.99 USD. That’s one attractive price cut.

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How Unity on the New Nintendo 3DS Can Affect Mobile Games

Unity is coming to the New Nintendo 3DS, and Touch Arcade has some interesting insight on what this might mean for mobile games ported to Nintendo’s handheld – and vice-versa.

So how does this announcement relate to mobile? Well, there’s any number of ways. This could be great for bigger, premium games coming to mobile. Developers could be more motivated to make bigger scope games that are still portable-friendly if they know they have both handheld systems open to them as well as iOS and Android.

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Football Manager Classic 2015 Review: Star of the Pitch

Have you ever watched in despair while your favorite football / soccer team bunged things up? Have you ever said to yourself, “What a bunch of bums, I could make them champions if I was in charge?” Now’s your chance with Football Manager Classic 2015. Touch Arcade’s 5 out of 5-star review can’t say enough good things about the game, including its storytelling potential.

Football Manager Classic 2015 is a fantastic game not just for those who love the sport, but also for anyone who enjoys RPGs and choose-your-adventure gamebooks. With its great help system, you’ll rarely feel like you’re drowning in numbers and menus despite the game’s complexity, and the UI makes navigating the game very intuitive.

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An Interview With the Creators of Spirit Lords

Kabam’s new online action RPG / looting game Spirit Lords is a Diablo-inspired loot-hunting game from several industry veterans. 148apps has an interesting interview with the game’s Senior Director of Design, Daniel Erickson, and its Art Director, Michael Dashow.

Spirit Lords’s Executive Producer Phil Shenk and I worked together at Blizzard, and we brought the game Diablo II to life together. When Kabam decided that they wanted to create a fantastic action RPG in that style, Phil was the first person they tapped and I joined shortly after.

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Skullduggery! Getting Level Update on April 15

Skullduggery! is a physics / platforming game for mobile that stars a tax-collecting skull. Appropriately, ClutchPlay Games is updating the title on April 15 – just in time for the United States’ tax deadline (you filed yours, right?). The update includes a new set of levels, Village of the Scammed.

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New Bike Rider Trailer Stars Stop-Motion, Vine Stars

Amutus’ simplified BMX racer, Bike Rider, has seen massive success on mobile in Japan, as well as on the Nintendo 3DS. However, it hasn’t made much of an impact outside Japan. Amutus hopes to change that with its new trailer for the game, which stars Vine personalities Marcus and Cody Johns, and also features stop motion from Jethro Ames.

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Hints and Tips for Sky Punks

Sky Punks is an endless running / racing game from Rovio Stars. Though most of its action is straightforward, it still has some areas wherein a bit of extra help might come in handy. Gamezebo’s guide for the game has you covered.

While Sky Punks is a pretty straightforward title with very little to differentiate it from other endless runners, the game still comes with a number of challenges, many of which can be solved with the Sky Punks Tips, Cheats, and Strategies that you’ll find here.

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PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist Coming to Mobile This Summer

Love him or hate him, internet personality / YouTuber PewDiePie is certainly popular to warrant the creation of his own game. PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist is being worked on by Outerminds, and features pugs, sharks, barrels, and cameos from other popular Youtube reviewers. Look for it on mobile sometime in summer.

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Footage of Final Fantasy XIII Streamed to Mobile

Over in Japan, Square-Enix fans can get their hands on a super-ambitious project from the company: A full version of Final Fantasy XIII streamed directly to their iOS or Android device. As this hands-on footage from AppSpy demonstrates, the transition is not exactly beautiful – though having the game beamed from servers in Japan to a device in the UK undoubtedly plays a part in the game’s chronic slowdown.

No word on whether or not we’ll see a release for English-speaking territories.

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GI Joe Coming to Mobile

Yo Joe! Whether you’re a fan of the good guys or prefer to side with the slithery Cobra Commander, you’ll be glad to know a mobile GI Joe game from Hasbro and Backflip Studios is in the works. Look for the game this summer.

While details are still scarce at this stage, G.I. Joe Strike (not to be confused with G.I. Joe Cobra Strike for the Atari 2600) will supposedly be a “cinematic” action game that pits players as Snake Eyes against longtime bosom rival, Storm Shadow. The exact style of gameplay is unknown, but the promise of over a hundred collectable ability cards hints at a strategic, turn-based element that brings back fond memories of our days playing with the action figures—“Kyah kyah, take that right hand! No, take that left hand!” We were lonely children.

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Twisty Hollow is Now Free

Twisty Hollow, a unique and often funny puzzle game, has dropped from $2.99 USD to zero dollars on the App Store. Pick it up and help out some ghosts, lumberjacks, and beavers.

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Best Fiends Game Coming to the Apple Watch

Seriously’s adorable bugs and lizards, the Best Fiends, are coming to the Apple Watch on April 24. Unlike the original game’s puzzle format, however, the Apple Watch iteration is more like a simplified RPG. It lets you earn rewards and treasure that you can use in the main game.

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