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Pocket Gamer weekly wrap-up - iPhone 5S-optimised games, iOS 7 controllers

Lone Survivor! Pokemon facts! Cheap Vitas!
Product: Pocket Gamer | Publisher: Steel Media
 
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Another week, another selection of top stories from the Pocket Gamer crew.

Read on to see what we reviewed, wrote about, and found out this week in the world of handheld and mobile.

New releases

This week, a boatload of awesome new games surfaced on iOS, including twitchy auto-runner Boson X, bottomless brawler Trouserheart, Kickstarter success story Shadowrun Returns, locomotive tycoon game Pocket Trains, and free-to-play footy sim FIFA 14.

See all those, and more, in our weekly iOS round up What's New?



On Android, you can finally get your mitts on Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, Final Fantasy V, Star Command, and Autumn Dynasty.

On Vita, we reviewed pixel-art horror game Lone Survivor. "...if you have the stamina to push on through its later stages there's plenty to like about this skin-crawling experience," review man Mike said. "Just don't expect it to be fun."

We also reviewed Atlus RPG Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl on the 3DS, which Matt called "a game experience as deep and engrossing as the Yggdrasil Labyrinth".

Feature creep

As we count down the days until Pokemon X and Y, we put together a list of 20 things you never knew about Pokemon. Did you know, for example, that Kadabra is actually a boy who transformed himself into a Pokemon?

iPhone 5S

We also picked out the best games with which to show off your new iPhone 5S. Which gorgeous App Store favourites can really make that A7 chip zing?

We talked to Double Eleven about upcoming Vita strategy game Frozen Synapse: Tactics. You can also see the dramatic new visual style in an exclusive gameplay video.

And speaking of Vita, we put together a buyers' guide to help you find the cheapest PS Vita in the UK. You can get started for £134, or grab a ten-game bundle for just over £150.

News beat

And finally, these are the news stories that attracted the most clicks and eyeballs this week:From around Steel Media

This week, the folks over at 148Apps reviewed Pocket Trains, Trouserheart, and boardgame-now-iOS-app Chainsaw Warrior.

Plus, 148Apps children's app reviewer Amy Solomon took a closer look at Wombi Math. All this, and a new Portable Podcast! Read more at 148Apps.

In this week's episode of the AppSpy News Wrap-Up, meanwhile, James gets overexcited about the announcement of Cut the Rope 2; gets creeped out by upcoming survival-horror games Papa Sangre II and Knock-knock; and investigates 'work-shy' stealth game Level 22.
 

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Mark Brown 28 September 2013
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