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.
Autobots! Transform and you-know-what! The latest update to Angry Birds Transformers adds a host of new missions.
*** INCOMING TRANSMISSION FROM TELETRAAN 1 ***
/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.
/IMPORTANT TWEAKS and FIXES achieved.
/Humble message of GRATITUDE FOR YOUR PATIENCE and continued support.
——— TRANSMISSION TERMINATED ———
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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!
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.
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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.
SYBO will be releasing their follow up to massive hit Subway Surfers on June 4. Swords of Brim is a similar game to Subway Surfers but set in a medieval world with power ups, weapons, and quests.
Indie developer Freehold Games is bringing their PC roguelike game Sproggiwood to iOS and Android next week. They mobile game will be full featured, not a trimmed down mobile version. As such they have decided to price it at $9.99.
* A humorous setting inspired by Finnish mythology
* Brain-churning tactical combat vs. an assortment of creative monsters and traps
* Six fully unique, customizable classes: simple farmer, brave warrior, merry archer, cunning thief, brainy wizard, and creepy vampire
* Procedural dungeons filled to the brim with scrolls, potions, swords, and staves
* Town decoration mode with buildings, trees, roads, and villagers
Gamezebo has assembled its official list of games to play this week, and it’s a good one. The list is below, but read the article for full write-ups on each game.
- Til Morning’s Light
- Sword of Xolan
- Earthcore: Shattered Elements
- Skiing Yeti Mountain
- Crazy Kings
- Bad Dinos
- Blockwick 2 Basics
- The Top Spot
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The latest collectible card game to hit iOS is Earthcore: Shattered Elements. If you’re playing it and wondering what kind of deck you should build, 148Apps is here to help. From the guide:
- Don’t forget your faction – There are three different factions in Earthcore that are functionally the same but give cards that belong to them a discount in terms of cost. In other words, Warrior cards carry less of a risk for Warrior faction members, etc. Try to keep this in mind when you start pulling out and adding cards to your deck.
- Strike a balance – Always try to have a relatively even split of Water, Fire, and Earth cards. Since elements are so important when it comes to whether you win or lose a column, you really can’t afford to only carry one or two.
- Love thy skills – Aside from the simple element system, skills are what can really make or break your strategy. Try to keep some useful skills handy, and fill your deck with complimentary abilities if you can.
Amazon is now bringing its games to iOS, and its latest release, from developer Wayforward Games, is Til Morning’s Light, a mystery game that’s reportedly not bad but not great. From Pocket Gamer’s 7 out of 10 review:
There are times when this feels sort of like a My First Resident Evil game. The puzzles aren’t particularly macabre, but they involve finding the right keys for the right doors, sliding blocks around, and combining items together.
And it’s a perfectly pleasant experience. There’s quite a lot of wandering around, but everything you need to find is highlighted in the gloom of the mansion, and the puzzles are never at point-and-click levels of obscurity.
Heroes and Castles 2 is a console-sized game squeezed down to a mobile platform. So it’s good, but it doesn’t quite fit, exactly. That’s according to Touch Arcade, whose 4 out of 5 star review says:
If you’re the kind of person who is willing to make sacrifices for console-style gaming on mobile, and doesn’t care if a game is a particularly good fit for mobile, then you’ll enjoy Heroes and Castles 2. If you need something that can be enjoyed in short bursts or can be dropped at a moment’s notice, if a lack of commitment is a feature not a bug for you, then I’d probably stay away from this. But please, whatever you do: play this on your iPad or whatever you’d consider your secondary device compared to the phone you use. You’ll enjoy the proceedings a lot more.
Via Touch Arcade
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!
-UI improvements, stability, and bug fixes.
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