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Pocket Mortys

Pocket Mortys - "You gotta try this, broh" - 4.5/5 from Gamezebo

 

Anyone familiar with Pokémon will be able to get a feel for the combat pretty quickly. There aren’t 150 Mortys to collect, sadly, but there are over 80 in total and they can be evolved into stronger forms. This is pretty much just as compelling as it was back when we were first introduced to Red and Blue, and there are a lot of really creative looking Mortys to find – even if there’s a lot of overlap in their attack techniques.

As a fan (not super fan, but a fan) of Rick and Morty, as well as a long-time enjoyer of Pokémon, I’ve been having a lot of fun with Pocket Mortys. It strikes a nice balance between making references to the show and being a somewhat simplified “Gotta Cath ‘Em All!” homage. You gotta try this, broh.

Posted January 19, 2016 via Gamezebo


Dungeon Crawler, Open World, Retro Inspired, Role Playing

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $19.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Pocket Mortys is a game from [adult swim], originally released 5th January, 2016 for iOS


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Downtown Showdown

Downtown Showdown - "turns city building into competition" - AppTrigger

There’s nothing quite as pleasantly surprising as a mobile game that starts out looking like one thing and morphs into something else. Downtown Showdown, the second release from Colopl for the western market, is like that. Early on, it seems like just another Sim City-style city-builder, but as you play more, it reveals some more competitive DNA.

That’s because you’re not only trying to build the best city you can, but also to take sides in the conflict between rival businessmen Zach Gold and Bill Banks. On top of that, there’s also a very real competitive multiplayer element, where you have to recruit attacker units to muck up cities built by other players and compete to see who can build the best city in a limited amount of time.

Posted January 19, 2016 via AppTrigger


City Builder, Player vs Player, Simulation

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $99.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Downtown Showdown is a game from COLOPL NI, INC., originally released 13th January, 2016 for iOS


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Scribblenauts Unlimited

Scribblenauts Unlimited draws a 4.5/5 from Gamezebo

Scribblenauts Unlimited almost lives up to its name. Aside from copyrighted material and most specific people (you can summon George Washington but not Elvis), Scribblenauts Unlimited allows players to create anything they can dream up in order to solve the game’s puzzles.

Overall, Scribblenauts Unlimited is an excellent game that is great for all ages that allows players room to play however they’d like — though Scribblenauts Unlimited truly shines when players use their imagination.

Posted December 22, 2015 via Gamezebo


Hidden Object, Open World, Puzzle, Word

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $0.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Scribblenauts Unlimited is a game from Warner Bros., originally released 15th December, 2015 for iOS


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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Decade old Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories ported to iOS - Perfect 5/5 from Touch Arcade

These games were all phenomenal when they were released, Rockstar knows what they’re doing when it comes to porting them, and it’s hard to beat the price to hours of potential gameplay ratio, particularly when considering you can play a GTA game nearly infinitely if you enjoy just rampaging around the city, getting your wanted level up, and seeing how long you can survive. Of course there’s loads of side quests too, giving you even more to do in a game that’s already packed with content.
If you’re into the idea of playing a GTA game but aren’t sure which one to get, I’d definitely start with San Andreas first. It was designed with the scope of console play in mind, and I think the game world is just a little more interesting. That being said, if you’ve been playing along with every GTA release Rockstar has made on iOS over the years, Liberty City Stories is every bit as must-have as the rest of them.

Posted December 17, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Open World, Role Playing, Simulation, Third Person

Universal Rating: 17+

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is a game from Rockstar Games, originally released 16th December, 2015 for iOS


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Cut the Rope: Magic

Om Nom has learned magic in Cut The Rope: Magic

Out today is the latest installment in the Cut the Rope physics puzzlers, Cut The Rope: Magic.

In this installment, Om Nom continues his quest for the candy this time he’s learned a few magic tricks. Using tricks to transform Om Nom into other creatures big and small gives Om Nom special abilities. Beyond that it’s the usual amazing art and sound and super creative puzzles that we are accustomed to with Cut The Rope games.

Posted December 17, 2015 by


Arcade, Physics Puzzler

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $29.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Cut the Rope: Magic is a game from ZeptoLab UK Limited, originally released 16th December, 2015 for iOS


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BADLAND 2

Badland 2 takes everything to love about Badland and turns it up to 11

Sequels can be an tough business. Similar to the way it’s hard for a band to have a hit with their second album, the second game in a franchise is usually really tough. There are so many things in play at that point — number one being the stress of the expectation others have to produce another hit. But in this case, the sequel turned out to be really amazing. Badland 2 takes everything that’s so awesome about Badland and makes it even more awesome without the game losing any of it’s super sincere originality.

The key difference in Badland 2 is the control scheme. The original was one touch — touch anywhere on the screen to flap the wings, rise up, and move forward. This version adds the ability to go left or right by touching on the left or right of the screen. This increases possibilities in the game to allow mazes that snake around rather than being a pretty much up/down affair. Other new features include different obstacles and new challenges that all fit well in the style of the game.

Badland was one of the most original and amazing games released in the history of mobile games. If you enjoyed the original’s art style and challenging gameplay, you will love Badland 2.

Posted December 17, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Infinite Runner, Physics Puzzler, Platformer, Player vs Player, Time Based

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

BADLAND 2 is a game from Frogmind, originally released 17th December, 2015 for iOS


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Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is "a quiet gem" - 4/5 from Pocket Tactics

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy, published by Slitherine, has ships. A gritty, granular turn-based smorgasbord of ships. Having jumped from PC to iPad, one of 2015’s better strategies has arrived intact.

Star Hammer touts a hefty sixty-odd mission campaign beyond its skirmish component. Single player offers a few temporary twists in branching sorties. While these are minor divergences to encourage repeat playthroughs, the campaign is straightforward and offers a decent upward difficulty swing. Introductory operations have players shunting small fleets about, completing entry-level objectives like protecting salvage operations and fending off scant Nautilid marauders to blood their ships and gain fleet experience. Command points are awarded for completed missions, thereafter used to bring more hardware into the vacuum. By the later stages of the game, it’s a case of musing over fleet composition; what vessels to bring out and who to leave on the bench.

Posted December 15, 2015 via Pocket Tactics


Adventure, Board Game, Real Time Strategy, Role Playing, Simulation

Rating: 9+

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a game from Slitherine, originally released 9th December, 2015 for iOS


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Football Manager Touch 2016

Football Manager Touch 2016 gets top marks at Touch Arcade

Despite the 3D engine disappointment, the game still stands as the king of manager games on iOS and an extremely-easy recommendation to anyone even remotely interested in sports. The game’s depth is probably incomparable to anything on the App Store, its replayability probably unmatched too, and the entertainment it offers ranks up with the best gaming experiences I’ve had on any platform. SI has put a lot of work to make the game play better on tablet, and it shows as it’s definitely the most tablet-friendly manager game to date.

While the game will entertain every player who enjoys deep management games, it truly shines when you actually know football and follow it. Why? Because there’s a sense of vindication when playing FMT 2016 that I don’t think I’ve ever gotten from another game. When that no-name player you got into your digital team at the beginning of the year ends up becoming a big signing for a real-life big team merely a few months later, then you can proudly say “I called it.” Outside the ‘moral satisfaction’ that such moments bring, they also show the game’s realism in terms of player representation, another reason why playing this game and watching the real sport end up merging together in a fabulous amalgam of sports entertainment.

Posted December 15, 2015 via Touch Arcade


Simulation, Sports

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $6.99) Game Center Rating: 4+

Football Manager Touch 2016 is a game from SEGA, originally released 25th November, 2015 for Android, iOS


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