Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

‘Vault!’ Review: A Clever Twist on the Platformer

Do you like platformers as much as you like pole vaulting? Of course you do. So download the new Nitrome game Vault! to combine your two passions together. From Pocket Gamer’s 7 out of 10 review:

In the hands of an inferior developer, Vault! could have been a bit of a mess, but Nitrome has built a quick-fire arcade action game around a single idea that just works.

It might get a little repetitive, and there might only be a handful of characters to unlock, but there’s a neatly sliced mobile game here all the same.

Via Pocket Gamer

News via Touch Arcade:

‘Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon’ Launches August 6

Tiger Style Games has announced a release date for its upcoming sequel Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon. It’s August 6, and to make the announcement even more exciting, they’ve released a brand new trailer. Watch it above. From Touch Arcade:

Man, I’ll tell you what, some things are just worth waiting for. Tiger Style originally teased the new Spider in the fall of 2013, and we got a hands-on demo of a seemingly pretty complete version several months later at GDC 2014. In fact, Tiger Style had hoped to have the game out before the end of 2014, but were committed to the “it’s done when it’s done” mentality. Obviously 2014 came and went, and most recently we went hands-on with Spider again this past March at GDC 2015, where it was looking better than ever. We even gave it a special nod as one of our picks for Best of GDC 2015.

Via Touch Arcade

Updates

[Sponsored] Mucho Party Update Adds 3 New Games, Goes Free To Try

Many thanks to Mucho Party for sponsoring Slide To Play this week.

Mucho Party is a local multiplayer party game that now includes 40 mini games. Bud don’t fret if it’s a party of one — Mucho Party includes three different AI levels for single play. The mini games includes in each round can be chosen in 6 different ways ensuring lots of variety or allowing the players to pick their favorite mini games.

This latest update also takes the game to free to download allowing players to try before they buy. Five of the 40 games are included for free with the other 35 easily unlocked via one single in-app purchase.

Mucho Update is available now on iOS App Store. The game is also available on Google Play and Amazon App Store.

This content is sponsored via Syndicate Ads.

Deals

‘Spongebob Moves In’ is Currently Free

This Spongebob game about life in Bikini Bottom normally runs $3.99, but it can be yours right now for free. Download it quickly if you’re into everyone’s favorite squishy, obnoxious, endearing character.

Deals

‘The Island: Castaway 2′ is Currently Free

This week’s free G5 game is a particularly good one. It’s the tropical sim The Island: Castaway 2. The game normally costs $4.99 on iPhone and $6.99 on iPad, so be sure to grab it up if you don’t have it. Download the iPhone version here and/or the iPad version here.

Deals

Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ is Currently Free

If you like Telltale’s excellent adventure games, and you dig HBO’s show (or GRRM’s novels) hurry to the App Store and download the first episode of Game of Thrones for free. Normally it would run you $4.99, but I assume this deal is to urge fans to buy the new fifth episode.

Deals

Tesla Wars is Currently Free

If you’re in the mood to fire electricity at your pals (digitally, of course), give Tesla Wars a try. It’s currently free, down from $0.99 USD.

THE GAMEPLAY HIGHLIGHTS

– Unique world and the amazing game atmosphere. Hilarious sound effects and flashy graphics are here to hypnotize you

– Breathtaking gameplay with an unbelievable number of levels. New challenges will keep you excited with the Tesla Wars

– Spice up the action with new flavors. Each level you meet new enemies, new weapons and new tactics

– Reverse the fight with the aces up your sleeve. Use the Special Weapons if zapping is just not enough

– Boost your progress if you’re stuck. Use extra resources for energy refill, perimeter repairing and weapons upgrading

– Challenge your friends. Get all the achievements and climb up to the top of OpenFeint and Game Center Leaderboards

– Feel free to choose your way. Use different game profiles to try out various strategies

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

Hearthstone Makes More Money on Mobile Than Desktop

Blizzard’s hyper-popular card battling game Hearthstone is, shall we say, super-hyper-popular on mobile in particular.

According to a report from SuperData, *Hearthstone recently surpassed the desktop version of the game in revenue, and it’s been a huge plummet for the desktop version in exchange for revenue for the mobile version.

Via Touch Arcade

Previews via Touch Arcade:

First Impressions of Five Nights at Freddy’s 4

Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon has distributed the demo for the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 to a couple of lucky YouTubers, who posted their initial reactions to the game on YouTube.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 is the scariest yet, both in quantity and variety of jump scares. There’s new gameplay elements with it taking place inside of your house, and it’s said to be more difficult than previous games with these guys taking quite a while to even get through the first night. Listening to the sound of the game is more important than ever, which again, really just sets you up for prime positioning for an animatronic to jump out at you.

Via Touch Arcade

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

Tips and Hints for Mountain Goat Mountain

Gamezebo has some hints and tips for Mountain Goat Mountain, Zynga’s endless climbing game. Be the baa-adest goat you can possibly be.

Via Gamezebo

Updates via Pocket Gamer:

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Updates With Final Fantasy XIV Characters (in Japan)

Pixelated Final Fantasy XIV characters have come to Final Fantasy Record Keeper, but only in Japan — so far.

Both of these are available in the Japanese version today thanks to a crossover event that ends on August 4th. We’ll keep you posted about a possible western release.

Via Pocket Gamer

How-Tos via Pocket Gamer:

The Five Best Hearthstone Decks for Ranked Play

Need a leg up on the savage Hearthstone competition? Pocket Gamer has some great deck suggestions for beginners and veterans alike.

Whether you’re just starting out in the game or are making that ambitious climb to Legend, you’ll find five of the best decks in Hearthstone – and the all you need to know to find success with them.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Videos via YouTube:

Watch Thugs Get Punched in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

Our favorite YouTuber has drudged up a decent (if old) beat-’em-up for today’s video and played it for your enjoyment. Check it out above.

Via YouTube

News via Touch Arcade:

‘Star Wars: Uprising’ Soft-Launches in Select Regions

The Star Wars RPG that Kabam announced last month is here. At least that’s the case if you live in select countries. From Touch Arcade:

Everything I’ve read about Star Wars Uprising sounds really cool so far, and I’m looking forward to the full launch of the game. Until then, if you want a sneak peek at the game it looks to be available in New Zealand, Canada, Denmark and Sweden. If you notice it listed in an App Store not mentioned here be sure to let us know in the comments below. The worldwide launch of Star Wars Uprising is set for September of this year.

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via Gamezebo:

‘Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch’ Review: Slow but Solid

With a stream of releases, fans of Games Workshop’s tabletop games have had an embarrassment of riches on the App Store in recent years. The latest strategy sci-fi game is pretty good, although it’s a bit of a slog, says Gamezebo in their 3.5 out of 5 star review:

Once Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch gets rolling, it’s a great mobile strategy game that genre fans will undoubtedly enjoy. Unfortunately a number of backend issues really hold the experience back from being a must buy for strategy gamers. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some patches.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

‘Song Pop 2′ Review: Addictive

Music trivia fans should go ahead and download Song Pop 2, a game that plays a clip of a song and has you try to identify it faster than your opponent. From 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review:

That principle is oh so addictive though, much like before. It’s almost inescapable at times, easily sapping up your free time. That’s even more so if you have an Apple Watch, given you can receive notifications through that and never quite step away from the addiction.

As dark as that might sound though, that’s because SongPop 2 is a lot of fun. It’s pitched well so you can achieve a lot in a short space of time, and who can resist testing their friends’ music knowledge?

Via 148Apps

Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

‘Cally’s Caves 3′ Review: Well Worth a Look

If you like your platformers to have that good old retro feel, you’ll want to check out Cally’s Caves 3. That’s what Pocket Gamer says in their 8 out of 10 review:

Aside from a few little niggles, this is a solid and immensely entertaining platforming blast. The action is condensed nicely, and there’s rarely a moment when you won’t be at least within the vicinity of the edge of your seat.

Cally’s Caves 3 takes the fight to some of the very best platformers available on the App Store, and while it might not quite land a killing blow to earn its place among that upper echelon, it gets damn close.

Via Pocket Gamer

News via Touch Arcade:

‘Minecraft’ Movie to Be Directed by ‘Always Sunny’ Actor

Fans of the highly adults-only comedy show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia might be surprised to hear who’s been announced to direct the upcoming Minecraft movie. It’s Rob McElhenney, known better by fans of the show as Mac. From Touch Arcade:

He has plenty of production and writing experience from the long-running FX comedy, of course, but he has yet to direct a movie for himself. He’s working on a movie called Figment for Legendary Pictures, but it’s possible that’s on hiatus, or this takes precendence, or he’s working on this next. Regardless, this seems promising since It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is such a good show.

Via Touch Arcade

News via 148Apps:

Winners of the 7th Best App Ever Awards Announced

Earlier today, 148Apps announced the winners of the 7th Annual Best App Ever Awards. With Monument Valley taking the top prize.

For the full list of winners, check out http://www.bestappever.com/awards/2014/.

Via 148Apps

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

Nintendo’s Amiibo Cards Might Hint at its Future IAP Practices

Touch Arcade breaks down how Nintendo’s Amiibo cards may reflect its IAP-related practices with its upcoming free-to-play mobile games.

It’s reading tea leaves for sure, but, it this whole mystery card pack thing definitely casts a shadow of a doubt over the assumptions many were making regarding how friendly Nintendo was likely going to be with the IAP in their mobile offerings. I’d love to be wrong, but…

Via Touch Arcade

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

Hints and Tips for Card King: Dragon Wars

Orchestrating a war is hard enough, but being put in charge of a dragon war is really something special. Luckily Gamezebo has some strategies for helping you surmount the challenges offered in Card King: Dragon Wars.

Card King: Dragon Wars is a new card game that blends in elements of monster capturing, and while card games are nothing new on mobile devices, this one plays out a little bit differently.

Via Gamezebo

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

Threes! Free is Doing As Well as the Paid Version

The new free version of Threes! is doing very well, despite the paid version being out for more than a year.

This is really interesting to see, if only out of curiousity. But also, it’s fascinating to see the results of just how a game that existed for so long as a paid experience, and had drama with a free clone in 2048, is doing as a free game.

Via Touch Arcade

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