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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:36:03 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Endless shooter Missileman drops to 99p / 99c in first sale <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-llnly/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Endless shooter Missileman drops to 99p / 99c in first sale" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Missileman/news.asp?c=73810'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Missileman/news.asp?c=73810 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:48:10 GMT App Army Assemble: Under Leaves - A rather relaxing hidden object game <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kuqmo_icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Under Leaves - A rather relaxing hidden object game" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Under Leaves</em> has an absolutely stunning aesthetic with hand-drawn, watercolour artwork. <br><br>In this hidden object game, you've got to travel through six different areas and discover 21 different animals, each of whom would like you to perform other tasks before you move on. <br><br>Whilst it may look great on the outside, the real worth lies in how the game actually plays. So, what did our App Army think of it? Let's take a look. <br><br><strong>Tracie Bee</strong><br><br>This game is addictive! Rather challenging too as what you need to find each level are so subtle. One thing I think the developer can improve on is the map, and what the next level is. The slight movement of the area you're on isn't as obvious, and could be improved to help others with sight impairments. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Under+Leaves/feature.asp?c=73807'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Under+Leaves/feature.asp?c=73807 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:06:03 GMT Mario Kart 8 Deluxe beginner's tips - How to get started <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ttzc/mk8d.jpg" width="200" alt="Mario Kart 8 Deluxe beginner's tips - How to get started" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</em> hits shops today - and it's <a href="r/Switch/Mario+Kart+8+Deluxe/review.asp?c=73753">rather good</a>. Okay, so Wii U owners have seen much of this before, but there's no denying the sheer breadth and quality of the package.<br><br>Just compare it to the last portable <em>Mario Kart, Mario Kart 7</em>, and prepare to make a little startled face.<br><br>Of course, for many young whippersnappers - both literally and in gaming terms - this will be their first ever <em>Mario Kart</em>. You lucky, unsullied people. You're in for a treat.<br><br>You might not quite grasp some of the key tricks to success in the game, though. It's not all about going fast and taking the racing line, you know. Which is why we've assembled a few top beginner's tips for you.<br><br><strong>The turbo start<br><br></strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Mario+Kart+8+Deluxe/feature.asp?c=73805'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Mario+Kart+8+Deluxe/feature.asp?c=73805 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:13 GMT A Snake's Tale, a curious puzzler about maneuvering snakes around a board, heads to iOS and Android next week <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-aklgqdwi_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="A Snake's Tale, a curious puzzler about maneuvering snakes around a board, heads to iOS and Android next week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Like solving puzzles in cramped environments and/or slippery snakes? You may want to keep an eye on <em>A Snake's Tale</em>, launching next week on iOS and Android.<br><br><em>A Snake's Tale</em> is a minimal puzzler where you've got to help a little snake make its way through a cramped level to get to the hole. You start off just having to move a snake or two out of the way, but quickly the levels will incorporate others elements like button-pressing. <br><br>With 80+ puzzles to solve and five different environments to get through, there could be a good challenge here. Don't forget, you've got to keep an eye on your tiny, slithery snake body. <br><br>Check out the trailer above to better understand the game. The puzzler will arrive on mobile and tablets next Tuesday, May 2nd, for £2.99/$2.99.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/A+Snake%27s+Tale/news.asp?c=73804'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/A+Snake%27s+Tale/news.asp?c=73804 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:56:00 GMT Dungeon Rushers gets a Never-ending Tower mini-expansion and drops in price for the first time <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vwonz/header.jpg" width="200" alt="Dungeon Rushers gets a Never-ending Tower mini-expansion and drops in price for the first time" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a while since we've touched on <em>Dungeon Rushers</em> but it looks like the game has two things to note this week: it got an update, and it's on sale for the first time.<br><br><em>Dungeon Rushers</em> is a tactical 2D RPG that we at Pocket Gamer rather fancied - so much so that it earned a very respectable Gold Award <a href="/r/iPhone/Dungeon+Rushers/review.asp?c=73140">in its review</a>. <br><br>What's new about the game is that it's now got a free mini-expansion: Never-ending Tower. Here, you can play endless, procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the leader-board. However it can only be unlocked once you've completed the first zone of the main game.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dungeon+Rushers/news.asp?c=73803'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dungeon+Rushers/news.asp?c=73803 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:46:00 GMT Match neon figures in the arcade game Neogen Beatz, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vxkd/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Match neon figures in the arcade game Neogen Beatz, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're all about neon lights and games with a beat, <em>Neogen Beatz</em> might be something you'll enjoy, and it's out now on iOS and Android. <br><br>Neogen Beatz is an arcade game which lets you implement your own music into the gameplay. By choosing your favourite tracks, the music allegedly pulses through the background while you play. <br><br>The basic idea is to match the neon figures with their coloured counterparts at the other side of the level. This could be running from bottom to top, or it could totally reverse depending on the mode type. The higher your score, the better your chances at unlocking the six modes. <br><br>Grab the game free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1146135154">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.armnomads.Neogen">Google Play</a> now.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Neogen+Beatz/news.asp?c=73802'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Neogen+Beatz/news.asp?c=73802 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:14:07 GMT Review: Pengy Has a Dream review - a neat platformer with a unique mechanic <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zfbe/18175605_10154651935098175_1904427304_o.jpg" width="200" alt="Pengy Has a Dream review - a neat platformer with a unique mechanic" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Do you ever wonder if penguins think about why they can't fly and whether they'd want to?<br><br>The aptly-named <em>Pengy Has a Dream</em> touches on just that. Pengy can't fly, but he really, really wants to. <br><br>It's that innocence and simplicity that carries well in this case. Alongside clean animations, fairly fluid performance, and a simple but effective mechanic, it's a fun little game in small bursts.<br><br><strong>Think of a wonderful thought</strong><br><br>After having a chat with his bird friend, Wingy, all Pengy wants to do is travel the world. One night the Polar Spirit finds him, saying how moved it was by Pengy's dream and agrees to help him to fly. <br><br>Obviously Penguins can't fly, but they can slide like slippery ol' bobsleighs. And that's where you come in. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/review.asp?c=73795'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/review.asp?c=73795 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:49:11 GMT Help a penguin fly in Pengy Has a Dream, out now for iPhone and iPad <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gfokq/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Help a penguin fly in Pengy Has a Dream, out now for iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You'll believe what I say when penguins fly? Well, you best believe it, buddy, 'cos <em>Pengy Has a Dream</em> has flown out on the App Store. <br><br><em>Pengy Has a Dream</em> starts off exactly as you're think it would. After listening to his bird-friend talk about his adventures, all Pengy wants to do is travel. After the Polar Spirit is moved my Pengy's desires, it helps him achieve his dream - by drawing lines of ice for him to slide on. <br><br>The aim of the game here is just to keep your penguin friend 'flying' for as long as possible. If he happens to fall, or if you run out of ice, he'll end up in the snow and you'll have to start again.<br><br>Grab the charming adventure for £2.99/$2.99 on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1184347124">App Store</a> now, and stay tuned for its review. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/news.asp?c=73800'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/news.asp?c=73800 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:10:34 GMT Fire Emblem: Heroes stream reveals new Grand Hero Battle, Voting Gauntlet, in-game events, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-squbv/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Fire Emblem: Heroes stream reveals new Grand Hero Battle, Voting Gauntlet, in-game events, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="/r/iPhone/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73789">Yesterday</a> you'll probably have read the fact that Nintendo had some <em>Fire Emblem: Heroes</em> news to spill in a 10-minute presentation. Just to keep you in the loop, here's what it was about. <br><br>As I'd previously predicted, the entirety of the presentation was in Japanese (which I don't speak very well), but thankfully an English record of events came about earlier today. <br><br>To keep it short and simple there were about five points that came up. <br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>Xander's Grand Hero Battle</strong><br><br><ul> <br><br><li>The Nohrian Prince will be arriving on May 2nd.</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73799'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73799 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:50:28 GMT Nintendo announces the new 2DS XL, coming this summer <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-whom_jans_001_ukpkgeba_01_r_ad_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Nintendo announces the new 2DS XL, coming this summer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In case you missed the recent news, Nintendo will be launching the 2DS XL later this summer. <br><br>This news came pretty out of the blue, but it'll no doubt be welcomed by Nintendo fans - as is evident from the buzz the system's been getting in just a few hours. <br><br>First thing to note is its new clamshell design. Not only has it bypassed the 2DS clunky aesthetic, but it's also bringing it in a couple of colours: black/turquoise, and white/orange.<br><br>According to Nintendo, the new 2DS XL will be "<em>giving consumers a new choice that fits between the Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems</em>." This is a pretty accurate summary considering the influence applied to the 2DS XL. Not only has the C-Stick been implemented, but the device also has the same sized screen as found on the 3DS XL. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other/Nintendo+2DS+XL/news.asp?c=73798'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other/Nintendo+2DS+XL/news.asp?c=73798 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:42:52 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week - April 28 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mubd/besttitle.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week - April 28" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome to our weekly round-up of the latest game releases to hit the App Store and Google Play Store.<br><br>Not all of what follows will be brilliant. Some of it might be flat out rotten. But all of these new games have piqued our interest in one way or another.<br><br>We'll be running through some of the better games of the week in a few day's time. For now, here's what's new.<br><br><strong>Die With Glory </strong><br><br>By Cloud Castle - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/die-with-glory/id1173444739?mt=8">buy on iOS<br><br></a><br><br><em>Die With Glory</em> is a really gorgeous-looking adventure game in which you have to help Sigurd the viking warrior find his way to Valhalla.<br><br><strong>Cosmo Race</strong><br><br>By Nanoo Company - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cosmo-race/id1180971527?mt=8">download on iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nanoo.cosmoracer">download on Android <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=73794'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=73794 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:30:00 GMT Missile Cards will combine missile defense and Solitaire when it arrives on iOS this year <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-csxug/card3.jpg" width="200" alt="Missile Cards will combine missile defense and Solitaire when it arrives on iOS this year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Reminiscent of how games like <em>Card Crawl</em> and <em>Card Thief</em> translated different genres to deck-based style, <em>Missile Cards</em> imagines hectic <em>Missile Command</em>-style action in terms of Solitaire, card synergy, and deck building.<br><br>Protecting the Earth in <em>Missile Cards</em> is as easy as using the best card at the right time, each one representing the tools of your arsenal. Missiles, lasers, shields, and repair drones are just some of the weapons in your deck, as you draw and play cards in turn-based fashion.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Missile+Cards/news.asp?c=73797'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Missile+Cards/news.asp?c=73797 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:58:35 GMT Quantum Revenge gets discounted to 99p / 99c in first sale <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ccvw/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Quantum Revenge gets discounted to 99p / 99c in first sale" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Released earlier this month, <em>Quantum Revenge</em> is a bullet shmup that puts you behind the controls of powerful mechs, and it's currently on sale for its lowest price yet on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1066347510">App Store</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realtechvr.qrevenge">Google Play</a>.<br><br>Choosing between differents, weapons, and special attacks, you wage cosmic warfare against invading aliens, dodging their attacks while destroying waves of enemies with a varied arsenal.<br><br><a href="r/iPhone/Quantum+Revenge/review.asp?c=73546">Our review</a> described a game with decent ideas and gameplay, with systems and design issues that hampered the shmup action. If you're in desperate need for a new mobile shooter, you can purchase <em>Quantum Revenge</em> on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1066347510">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realtechvr.qrevenge">Android</a> devices. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Quantum+Revenge/news.asp?c=73796'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Quantum+Revenge/news.asp?c=73796 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:19:15 GMT Build your ultimate team in Robot Unicorn Attack 3, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zzlyp/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Build your ultimate team in Robot Unicorn Attack 3, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just to add a little rainbowy pinkness to the day, <em>Robot Unicorn Attack 3</em> has just launched on iOS and Android. <br><br>Take a leisurely sprint through the stars in <em>Robot Unicorn 3</em> with your team of three runners. You've still got thee tries at the round before your points are tallied, but instead you'll be tagging in with your other robot unicorns to see if they'll fare any better.<br><br>Collect tears to construct your citadel and build stables for your unicorn allies, or just melt them down to upgrade your favourites. You can also send your un-melted stabled unicorns on raids to collect rare rewards and more. <br><br>Grab <em>Robot Unicorn Attack 3</em> free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1065633819">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.turner.robotunicornattack3">Google Play</a> now.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Robot+Unicorn+Attack+3/news.asp?c=73793'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Robot+Unicorn+Attack+3/news.asp?c=73793 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:48:24 GMT Team17 drops the sadistic circus show Penarium on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ebjy_unnamed__1__png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Team17 drops the sadistic circus show Penarium on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With Team17 (<em>The Escapists</em>/<em>Worms</em>) being super-duper sneaky, they've just launched the popular PC game <em>Penarium</em> on iOS and Android.<br><br><em>Penarium</em> is a marvelously sadistic circus extravaganza by Self Made Miracle where you take on the form of an antihero, Willy. Trapped in an insane death-show-of-a-circus, Willy has to jump, run, and generally avoid killer traps as an audience cheers out, more for his blood than for his survival. <br><br>Apart from the 30 single-player campaign levels and three arcade survival levels to beat, you'll also have online leaderboards to top and a bunch of achievements to unlock. <br><br>Currently available on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/307590/Penarium/">Steam</a>, with relatively good reviews, you can now grab <em>Penarium </em>on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1055603116">App Store</a> for £1.99/$1.99 or on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Penarium.app">Google Play</a> for a similar price.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Penarium/news.asp?c=73791'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Penarium/news.asp?c=73791 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:58:13 GMT