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Champion of the Gods Review: a “Great Value”

If you like your adventure game books to be the digital equivalent of a doorstopper, then Champion of the Gods is for you. It weighs in at over 200,000 words, which is about two or three times as long as a standard beach read. From 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review:

While some adventure game books corral you into certain choices or end the story abruptly when you go in a direction it doesn’t like, Champion of the Gods carries on forever more. It lacks a mapping function but that’s mostly because you get the feeling any diagram demonstrating what unfolds would be intimidatingly huge. Mostly every decision involves making one choice from many, and the story arc can change quite dramatically from where you begin.

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Impulse GP Review – “Speedy racing game looks and feels great”

148Apps takes a look at the recently released $2.99 racer Impulse GP and generally likes it. Praise for the controls, both in their accuracy and in the variety of options. The main downside is the silly AI, which seems over simplistic.

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[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.

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Reviews via 148Apps:

‘Dexter: Hidden Darkness’ Review: Hidden Repetition

If you’ve played recent hidden object games, you’ll know what to expect from this game, which is based on a defunct TV show about a serial killer. From 148Apps’s 3.5 out of 5 star review:

Dexter: Hidden Darkness really won’t tax you, but it will give Hidden Object fans a sense of satisfaction throughout the day. You might begin to wonder just how long the reskinning of Criminal Case can continue to entertain though, and rightly so.

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Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

‘Prune’ Review: Meditative Perfection

Lots of games are good. Some games are great. Very few games are special. Prune is special. From Pocket Gamer’s 10 out of 10 review:

There are few video games that have moved me to tears. Shelter‘s brutally beautiful ending did it, Arkham City‘s closing phone call did it, and so did Silent Hill 4‘s final moments with Walter Sullivan.

And when I realised what the game is actually about, Prune did it too.

Via Pocket Gamer

Reviews via 148Apps:

‘Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch’ Review: Rodeo’s Finest Yet

Yesterday we posted Gamezebo’s review of this game, which came from someone new to the series who had a good time but wasn’t blown away. Today we’re looking at the 148Apps review, whose writer was extremely impressed. From the 4.5 out of 5 star review:

I find it difficult to care about the need to grind when I’m having so much fun leveling-up my marines. And being able to equip and train my marines makes everything feel more personal, which makes me want to play more, which makes me happier when my marines level-up, etc. I know I say this with each subsequent release, but this is Rodeo Games’ finest work yet.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Reviews via Gamezebo:

‘Mountain Goat Mountain’ Review: Charm Central

Not only is Mountain Goat Mountain one of the most adorable titles of any game on the App Store, but it’s also a lot of fun. From Gamezebo’s 4.5 out of 5 star review:

Mountain Goat Mountain is challenging and charming, with gorgeous environments and pleasurable gameplay. In sum, it’s a truly joyful experience. If you’re wondering why everyone is loving goats so much these days, this game will certainly show you why.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

‘Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle’ Review: Grindy Fun

148Apps has reviewed the new outlandish orb-tapping game Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle and found it to be worthy of 4 out of 5 stars. From the review:

I’m not big on Dragon Ball Z or freemium dungeon-crawling puzzle games, but I have to admit Dragon Ball Z Dokken Battle has managed to keep my interest. It’s simple but still a little complex, and the flashy combat is just bonkers enough to make me not care about how little control I have over the action. I’d say give it a shot, no matter your preference.

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Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

‘Impulse GP’ Review: ‘Wipeout’ on a Bike

Impulse GP is a slick racer that’s like a combination of Wipeout and a motorbike racer, according to Pocket Gamer. From their 6 out of 10 review:

There are some great ideas here, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see other games adopting a similar control scheme in the coming months, butImpulse GP can never quite live up to the promise of its concepts.

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Reviews via AppSpy:

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Invasion Review – Long Title, Lots of Content

According to AppSpy’s review of Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Invasion, this turn-based strategy game has lots of content to back up its meaty name.

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Reviews via Gamezebo:

Card King: Dragon Wars Review – Pokemon Hearthstone

Gamezebo describes Card King: Dragon Wars as a cross between Pokemon and Hearthstone, which, as you might imagine, isn’t a bad combination at all.

Initially I was thrown off by the fact that my critters were not cards themselves, and that the only way to get more cards is to attack critters, but it didn’t take long to get a firm grasp on the gameplay mechanics and really fall into the flow of things.

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Reviews via PC Magazine:

FireWhip Video Review: Get Cracking

According to PC Magazine, FireWhip is a satisfying action / arcade experience. You might say it’s so hot, it’s cool (boo).

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Reviews via 148Apps:

‘This War of Mine’ Review: War is Hell, But This Game Isn’t

Don’t play This War of Mine if you want to get warm and fuzzy feelings inside. It’s a realistic war game from the perspective of innocent civilians. But it’s an incredible achievement as a game, says 148Apps in their 4.5 out of 5 star review.

If you’ve already played This War of Mine on PC there isn’t much reason for you to do so again on the iPad, but the portability is nice. If you haven’t played it at all, you should really consider doing so. I won’t promise that you’ll enjoy yourself, but it will definitely stick with you long after you turn it off.

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‘Super Awesome Quest’ Review: Pretty Awesome, Anyway

If you don’t mind your RPGs to be heavy on the grinding, you might not mind Super Awesome Quest, a game 148Apps awarded 4 out of 5 stars. From the review:

Of course, Super Awesome Quest ends up a little heavy handed with in-app purchases as is often the way with such games, but it’s kind of forgivable. You can still get somewhere by chipping away at the game yourself, and you’ll easily lose some free time to this title. Eventually that urge to see around the next corner will fade, but while it lasts you’ll be itching for more time spent flipping tiles.

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Reviews via Gamezebo:

Agar.io Review: Bafflingly Popular

Initially born as a web-based game, Agar.io is a competitive arcade-style game that’s taken the App Store by storm — but one reviewer from Gamezebo isn’t sure why.

The only thing I can think of is that Agar.io’s success shows that gamers don’t care about graphics, and a couple of very simple game mechanics are enough to bring success to a game. But I know that’s not completely true to begin with. If anything, Agar.io proves that even if you think your idea for a game may not be that great, release it anyway, because it could just absolutely explode in popularity.

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Reviews via AppSpy:

Nono Islands Video Review: Yesyes, Go For It

AppSpy has a video review of Nono Islands, and it’s allegedly a fun, if sometimes frustrating, romp.

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Reviews via 148Apps:

‘Heroki’ Review: A Gorgeous Adventure

Heroki is the kind of game that has you fly through a beautiful world to defeat a nefarious doctor. 148Apps gives the game high praise in their review, with a score of 4 out of 5 stars. Here’s an excerpt:

Heroki soon ends up being worth the asking price, given its plentiful amount of content. At first it seems more like a family friendly title, but it soon ramps up the difficulty and leaves you challenged yet satisfied. It very nearly harkens back to the days of the golden era of Sega games always being high quality. It’s only when you grudgingly accept that no control method is perfect and that sometimes the camera zooms too close that the promise of Heroki is held slightly back. Despite that, you’ll still enjoy what’s here.

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Reviews via Touch Arcade:

‘Adventures of Pip’ Review: A Meaty Platformer

If you’ve got a cool $15 earmarked for iOS games, you might want to spend it all in one place. That’s because the retro platformer Adventures of Pip is really great. From Touch Arcade’s 4.5 out of 5 review:

I feel like I could go on and on about this game, but you probably have things to do, so here are some final stray observations: the art is fantastic in this game, with its own unique style while still paying homage to the pixel-y classics of the past. The character animations are incredibly fluid and give the movement a really good feel. The levels are a bit longer than most iOS platformers (it’s a port, after all), but never so long that they become frustrating. The game can be pretty tricky at times, and the iffy controls don’t really help, but there are enough checkpoints in each stage that it’s not too big of a deal. The game is well worth its $15 asking price (after an initial sale that was 66% off), but if you’d rather not pay that much for game I guess you can go back to Fallout Shelter [Free] or the latest Ketchapp thing. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna dive back into my metaphorical steak and potatoes and save a few more villagers.

Via Touch Arcade

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