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Previews via Touch Arcade:

Pac-Man 256 Video Preview Shows Off the Game in Detail

Touch Arcade’s extensive stream of the upcoming Pac-Man 256 is a bit long, but packed full of yellow Pac-Man goodness.

My first impression of this game was how closely the game adhere’s to the original Pac Man visually and mechanically. Now sure there are some big time upgrades and the screen constantly scrolls rather than a fixed screen. Those differences don’t really detract from the old school 8 bit style still strongly popping out of this game. My first few seconds in the app were interupted with the original chiptuney melody Pac Man is famous for and from that point it has all been just nostalgia and great gameplay.

Via Touch Arcade

News via Gamezebo:

Everything You Need to Know About Fallout Shelter’s First Update

Fallout Shelter received a big update last week, and Gamezebo has a summary of what’s important. Give it a go-over if you’re thinking of returning to your Vault Dwellers after a long, er, break.

Via Gamezebo

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News via Destructoid:

Super Meat Boy Forever is Back in Development

Super Meat Boy Forever, the upcoming meaty endless runner from the creator of Super Meat Boy, is back in development according to an interview Destructoid had with Team Meat.

“Super Meat Boy Forever is back in development again and is my primary project at this point now that Afterbirth is basically complete on my end and Fingered is [almost] out. Mew is on hold till after Forever is out, the only target release is ‘when its done.'”

Via Destructoid

News via VentureBeat:

Disney Magic Kingdoms Lets You Build Your Own Disney Theme Park

Disney Magic Kingdoms is an upcoming mobile park-builder from Gameloft that lets you develop your very own Disney theme park. Finally! A chance to make a park that’s nothing but Space Mountain coasters!

(Video from Inside The Magic)

Via VentureBeat

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Review: Smooth Ride

According to a review from Pocket Gamer, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a decent mobile port of the PC game — and there’s not a microtransaction to be found, which makes it far preferable to RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile.

It’s not perfect, but it goes a long way to restoring the glowing reputation of the franchise. So if you’re at all interested, now’s a great time to find out what all the fuss was about. And reward the developer for taking the premium route.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Reviews via PC Magazine:

Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Video Review – Eight-legged Fun

According to PC Magazine, this clever sequel to Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor is well-worth the cost of entry.

Via PC Magazine

Previews via AppSpy:

Hands-On Video Preview: Horizon Chase

In the upcoming driving game Horizon Chase, you can reach for the horizon but you’ll never grab it. AppSpy has lots of preview footage from the game, which is coming to mobile very soon.

Via AppSpy

Deals

Furdemption On Sale for $0.99

Run, rabbit, run. Puzzle / action game Furdemption is on sale for $0.99 USD, down from $2.99 USD.

Deals

The Executive is On Sale for $1.99

You can unleash your inner beast without hesitation thanks to a price drop for The Executive. It’s currently $1.99 USD, down from $4.99 USD.

Updates

Trivia Crack Updates With Collectable Cards

Think being good at Trivia Crack makes you smart? Now you can prove it with collectable in-game cards.

What’s New in Version 2.2
◉ Rediscover the world of Trivia Crack with a new feature: collectable cards! Use the cards to get awesome prizes!.
◉ Bug fixes.

Updates

Cards and Castles Updates With New Cards and More

What should a card game update with? More cards, of course. Cards and Castles has the goods, plus lots more.

What’s New in Version 2.0.18
v2.0.18
– Mono faction decks and hero cards! 5 of our most notable legendary characters have been converted to hero cards. Hero cards have been revamped with slightly stronger mechanics and can ONLY be used in mono-faction decks, opening up great new themed options for deck building! Cards 2.0 is planned to launch with the following hero cards: Brynjolf the Ancient Hero (fitting!), The Eye of Flame, Dread Pirate Bobberts, The Spirit Panda and Jonviev the Protector.

– Mulligan system! You now have the option to swap out up to 3 cards in your starting hand!

– Expanded targeting: most cards now have more options for targeting either enemy or friendly units, opening up the potential for many clever plays. For example you might decide to reduce an enemy unit’s health with bloodthirst, or damage your own unit to trigger an on-death effect, or just simply make the hard choice to burn through a cantrip by buffing an enemy.

– Improved gold and card curve! Less top-decking, more interesting choices. The power of cards will increase more aggressively with higher gold costs, making the pace of the game more exciting. Players will find it beneficial to hold more cards in hand, reducing the frequency of top-decking gameplay. This change affects all numbers in the game.

– Greater variety of playstyles! The general numbers retune opens up many strategies that were previously unviable, while keeping things fun for everyone. Healing and direct damage are both more potent, ramp-themed decks are now viable, and many previously marginalized cards such as Battojutsu and Tower of Forbidden Knowledge have been restored to their former glory!

– Total tutorial revamp plus greatly improved friend rewards! It’ll be much easier to get your friends into the game after the revamp with our new tutorial and starting experience. All opening matches have been redone to better explain the game, and users now quickly earn a set of starter cards that will NOT appear in boosters! Rewards for referring a friend will also be greatly improved!

– Easier card collection and deck building! We’ve reduced the deck size to 30 and changed the individual card limit to 2, so each card you collect will bring you much closer to a full set! (Users with existing high stacks WILL BE COMPENSATED GENEROUSLY for this change). The new starter set classification is also excluded from boosters, which will make it easier to find the cards you want!

– Faster paced gameplay: in order to increase the variety of starting moves and improve the pace of gameplay, capturable towers have been removed from all gameplay formats.

– Much more customization, with unlockable customizable castles and limited edition alt-art cards. Earn these rewards through ranking and other avenues to show others how much of a bamf you are!

– In-game emote system, so you can communicate with the enemy player via simple emotes.

– Separate rules for async mode: async games will have different starting conditions from live games, allowing both formats to be better tuned to their respective timers!

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Updates

Tiny Troopers: Alliance Updates With New Units, New Buildings, and More

This tiny war just got a big update. Tiny Troopers: Alliance has a bunch of new stuff for you to fiddle with.

What’s New in Version 2.0.0
• New elite units: Assault Trooper and Sphinx Hover Tank.
• New buildings: Tesla Tower, Research Lab, EMP-mine.
• Collect Blueprints and use them for powerful boosts!
• Daily missions with great prizes!
• More levels for HQ, MG Tower, Steel Mill and Gold Mine.
• +1 level for damage and health for all units.
• New achievements.
• Battle Rank is gained based on bullets, not damage percentage.
• See when players in your alliance are online, offline or have not logged in for a long time.

Updates

Blades of Brim Updates With New Dungeon, New Gear, New Hero

Blades of Brim received a hero-sized update packed with cool content for all you sword-swingers out there.

What’s New in Version 1.1.0
Blades of Brim 1.1 is Riding on a Storm!
We’re always adding new content in our quest to destroy all goons! Let’s go!

What’s new?
New dungeon – Locate new Lightning Dungeons to collect idols.
New gear – Trade in lightning idols to get new awesome gear.
New hero – Unlock brand new character Dela from the Thunder Reef.

Earn Loot – Keep up to date and grab some loot by liking us on Facebook, Youtube and follow us on Twitter!

Updates

Combo Quest Updates With Mounts

What is a knight without a horse? A bare shell of a hero, that’s what. Combo Quest now lets you choose a pretty pony for all your combat needs.

What’s New in Version 1.2
– Ride into battle with one of three steeds, including the Brown, Armored, and Golden Steed. Each rewards you with an HP bonus
– Localization into French, Italian, German, and Spanish for our fans around the world

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

Noodlecake Fights Piracy by Pirating its Own Game

Noodlecake’s bottom line is being hit pretty hard by Android piracy, so the company has come up with a unique way to (hopefully) encourage pirates to pay up.

It has modified the game so that Boss 3 is “Daft Premium,” a new boss exclusive to this pirated version (isn’t it unfair that pirates get exclusive content? Of course, they always do plunder, so I guess it makes sense..). The pirate (sounds funny, I know) first has to defeat a wave of difficult bosses and then a final boss, who has unlimited health. Upon their certain demise, these players are gently encouraged to go check out the full game and help the developers by actually paying money for it.

Via Touch Arcade

Deals

Heroki On Sale for $1.99 USD

Heroki is everyone’s favorite propeller-loving pal, and his excellent game is on sale for $1.99 USD. That’s a significant drop from its usual price of $7.99 USD.

Deals

Farming Simulator 14 On Sale for $0.99

Old Macdonald had a farm that was a little cheaper than the average. Farming Simulator 14 is on sale for $0.99 USD, down from $2.99 USD.

Out Now

Out Now: Sentinel Command

Need a strategy game that has enough content to keep you busy through the rest of the summer? Sentinel Command just might be your ticket.

** Features a challenging, lengthy campaign with multiple difficulty options to suit your skill level
** 12 Ship Classes, 26 Unique Weapons, and 6 tiers each of Med Bays, Shield Generators, Armories, and Damage Control Systems gives you tremendous flexibility in fleet customization
** The game is a simulation, no two games will play out the same way, adding to replayability and value
** Tactical battles follow the tradition of turn-based JRPGs, with your crew earning experience to unlock 48 different combat abilities
** Deep combat system has component level damage to ship systems such as weapons, engines, bridge, and deflector, as well as injuries to individual bridge officers
** Balance sending Neoplatinum to aid the galactic war effort with meeting your own immediate needs of keeping your fleet well-armed and equipped
** Designed specifically for iPad with touch controls in mind
** No IAP – you are purchasing the full game

Updates

Furdemption Updates With 40 New Levels

There’s a rabbit struggling to get out of hell — but he’s just run up against 40 new levels and a bunch of poisonous spiders. Help him out.

What’s New in Version 1.1.0
The Widow’s Den (1.1.0)

• 40 more levels
• Rabbit Hole – Down one hole and out the other!
• Spiderwebs – It’s a struggle to get unstuck!
• Poison Spiders – They’re fast and shoot poison!
• Game Center – Compete for time and gold found!
• Game Center – 16 achievements to obtain!
• 5 Secrets – We’re not tellin’ 😉
• Music – 2 additional music tracks
• Portuguese – translations added
• Conserve battery – Activate in Settings App under Furdemption
• Gore optional – Hide blood in Settings App under Furdemption

Updates

Space Marshals Updates With Chapter Three

Chapter three of Space Marshals is ready to ride, cyber-hombre.

What’s New in Version 1.2.3
This update brings CHAPTER 3, the conclusion of our first Space Marshals story. More missions, weapons, gadgets, enemies, bosses, story, rewards… We hope you’ll enjoy it!

Updates

Fallout Shelter Updates With Lots of New Content

A deluge of new features for Fallout Shelter just airburst over the App Store. Take a look, Vault Dwellers.

What’s New in Version 1.1
To ensure your experience is as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible, Vault-Tec engineers have implemented some exiting new features!

• Overseers should be on the lookout for new threats to their Vault Dwellers. Some Vaults have reported attacks by burrowing Mole Rats and enraged Deathclaws – likely attracted by the sound of new construction.
•Vault-Tec has partnered with General Atomics International in order to offer Overseers their very own robot butler – the Mister Handy! Now you lazier Overseers have a friendly, entertaining alternative to tapping and collecting resources. (Crumpets not included.)
• Our engineers clearly underestimated the, *ahem*, usefulness of living quarters to stimulate Vault growth, resulting in gross overpopulation and decreased Vault efficiency. Rest assured, the simulation has been adjusted, and Vaults of all shapes and sizes should now run more smoothly.
• Not content with stealing your Vault’s resources, some rather enterprising Raiders have now resorted to stealing Caps as well. (If you haven’t armed your Vault Dwellers yet, now’s the time!)
• As Vault-Tec does not approve of the use of unsanctioned levitation technology, all Vault Dwellers that were found floating through the air have been grounded. Permanently.
• Some of the more difficult daily objective requirements have been adjusted to more obtainable levels. You’re welcome.
• Continued general maintenance to the Vault simulation. Because an efficient machine is a happy machine!

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